Mabry Minute for Week of 11/3/19
Candy Buy Back!
Too much candy? Dr. Goodnight will buy back your excess Halloween candy this  Friday, Nov. 8th from 7:10 to 7:45am in the front of Dale Mabry Elementary. 
He will turn that candy into cash for you and send the candy to Operation Shoebox. They send it to men and women overseas in care packages. So send some smiles to our U.S. Military and put some cash in your hand at the same time. For more information on Operation Shoebox   click here .

Candy buy back $1 per pound limit up to $5. You may donate more if you would like.
Spirit Day Event
Where: Tropical Smoothie
3810 W Neptune St Suite B4, Tampa, FL 33629
When: Saturday, 11/9/19, from 9am-5pm.  

**Mention you are here for the Mabry Elementary School fundraiser to ensure your purchase is counted towards the promotion. 

Tropical Smoothie is giving 20% of the proceeds from this event back to Mabry school.
Canned Food Drive
Student Council is holding its annual canned food drive from November 4th-8th. We are looking for new, unexpired food to donate.  Some items you can bring in are:
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Meat
  • Stuffing
  • Tuna Fish
  • Boxes of
    • Instant Rice
    • Pasta
    • Potatoes
    • Mac and Cheese
  • Dessert Mixes
You can bring in your donations to your student council rep anytime during the week. Food will be given to families in need at Mabry and at Metropolitan Ministries. Thank you so much for your support!
Engraved Pavers!
Paver forms are due by December 6th. Turn them into HR teacher or PTA Box in front office. Questions? Contact Stephanie at
Weekly Reading Fun Tips
The Reading Enhancement Committee loves to focus on providing tools and tips for our little readers and parents to make it fun and it is time sensitive! 

This week's tip:
When the TV or IPad is on, turn on the subtitles so they can see the words as they are spoken on the screen.
November's Character Connection: Kindness
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?
New School Directory
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.
No Uniform Day
We are raising money for pancreatic cancer research!  Students can bring in $1 to wear purple on Thursday, November 7th.
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those  punch cards Here's the map of  walking routes and additional details.
Don't forget to turn in your orange Walk to School card in to the white Walk to School box in the front office!  

This week, we will be holding a raffle for all students who participated in walk to school last nine weeks. One winner will receive $60 toward new tennis shoes on  and one class will win a $50 recess prize of their choice! 

Thanks for walking!
Dad's Club Social
Come out and join us this Thursday from 7-10pm for the third Mabry Dad's Club gathering of the 2019-2020 school year at The Blind Goat (4106 Henderson Blvd). 

The Blind Goat is offering $.50 wings and beverage specials. 
Relay for Life T-shirt Design Contest
How would you like your design to be on the front of the Mabry Relay for Life t-shirt? If the answer is yes, then you should enter the t-shirt design contest.

Requirements to enter the contest can be found HERE. The deadline is Friday, November 8, 2019!
Interested in teaching a lesson to Mabry students about your job or hobby? Contact your child's classroom teacher if you would like to participate in our Teach-In on November 21, 2019 to set up a time that works best for you.
5th Grade Tribute
Don't miss your chance to reserve a tribute for everyone to see!

Go to 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.