Mabry Minute for Week of 11/17/19
School of Excellence Survey
This school year, our PTA and school administrators have made a year-long commitment to identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.

Please take 5 minutes to reflect on your experiences and perceptions of our school. 

Click HERE to complete.
Reflection Art Contest Winners!!
Below are the names of the students who won the Reflections Art Contest!
 
All students will be representing Mabry Elementary and advancing their art to the district level next week.
 
In the art category of DANCE CHOREOGRAPHY, the first place winner is Cecelia Bosque.  
  • In the art category of MUSIC COMPOSITION, the first place winner is Vik Jayaram.
In the art category of LITERATURE for 3rd through 5th graders:
  • The first place winner is Dhani Nguyen
  • The second place winner is Liza Greer White
In the art category of LITERATURE for K through 2nd graders:
  • The first place winner is Sachi Nguyen
  • The second place winner is Camille Peraud
In the art category of VISUAL ARTS for 3rd through 5th graders:
  • The first place winner is Aspen Armstrong
  • The second place winner is Emma Galligan
  • The third place winner is Kelsey Rodigan
In the art category of VISUAL ARTS for K through 2nd graders:
  • The first place winner is Harry Chapman
  • The second place winner is Madalyn Bryant
  • The third place winner is Harper Bryant
Congratulations to all the winners!!
School Safety Update
The Mabry PTA is installing additional fencing around the perimeter of the school grounds. During the week of Thanksgiving new fencing will be added along Neptune Avenue and Lois Avenue. In the coming months, gates will be installed at the entrance and exits of the school drop off lane at Neptune and Lois. 

Parents, if you see any gates along the school grounds that are open (other than the designated entrances during morning drop off), please close them. If a gate does not latch, please report the issue to the front office. Thank you for working together to keep our school safe!
Fall Family Night

Dinner and dancing from around the world! The Mabry chorus and steel pans will be performing, along with grade level folk dance performances (from 6-7pm). Food trucks serving mediterranean, philipino, columbian and moroccan fare (All will serve a kids meal). Mabry students who participate in grade level performances will receive a special spirit stick. Mabry spirit wear for purchase. More information can be found HERE, and be sure to sign your child up to dance HERE.
Spirit Day Event
Where: Jeremiah's Italian Ice
> 4501 S Dale Mabry
When: Thursday, 12/19/19, from 11am-10pm.  

**Mention you are here for the Mabry Elementary School fundraiser to ensure your purchase is counted towards the promotion. 
November's Character Connection: Kindness
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Here are some discussion points to talk about kindness with your child:
  • Tell me about a time when someone was kind to you. How did it make you feel?
  • Why do you think kindness is important?
  • Who is someone in your class you can be kind to?
  • What are ways you can be kind to people at home and in your community?
Mabry PTA Bi-laws
This school year, Mabry PTA's bi-laws will need to be approved. The executive team has proposed to keep our current bi-law adjustments and renew for another 3 years. (Click here to review these items.) We will be voting on these proposed bi-laws at the next General Membership Meeting on January 30th , 2020. If you have any questions, please email  mabryptapresident@gmail.com .
Silent Auction Committee Meeting 2020
When: Monday, November 18th from 6-7pm
Where: Terra Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse 
> 1108 S Dale Mabry Hwy   

We will share committee information & updates and much more: 
  • Venue layout 
  • Donors & sponsors 
  • Decor (we need y'alls help - so many cool options!)
  • Casino options /layout & flow.....
  • Involving our children...  ideas needed 
Grab a friend and come join us!  
Maker Space Announcement
Our MakerSpace has enough  recyclables  right now, however, we are in need of and would LOVE and any and all types of craft supplies - anything and everything from fake flowers to styrofoam to papers, wooden things and more - anything you can craft with!!
Celebrate a special event on the Mabry Marquee!
Kids love seeing their birthday displayed or personal announcements!!

The Mabry Marquee celebrations reservation form is online at mabrypta.org/forms. Complete this form and put it in the front office box or send it in via email.  
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those  punch cards Here's the map of  walking routes and additional details.
School Choice is Open!
The first School Choice window is now open, and will close on 12/31/19. Those families who wish to consider magnet schools for the 2020-2021 school year are encouraged to apply in the first round, to have the best chances for selection.   

More information can be found HERE with event dates and descriptions of the choice options, as well as links to explore school choice options online. 
Reminder
Don't forget to make an appointment to get your flu shots this Fall. HCPS will not be providing flu shots at school this year.

Click 
here to learn more about the flu and flu prevention.  
5th Grade Tribute
Don't miss your chance to reserve a tribute for everyone to see!

Go to balfour.com to place your order.  Tribute deadline to reserve the space January 17, 2020. More details can be found HERE.
Details for how to order a yearbook tribute for your Prek-4th grader can be found HERE. Deadline to reserve tribute online only is 2/6/20.  Tribute is due in the yearbook basket by 2/13/20.
New School Directory
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Hello Mabry Community, please check out our new Mabry PTA membership directory at Membership Toolkit! Please check your email for instructions or take a moment and go to this link to register.