Mabry Minute for Week of 11/4/18
VOTE for our Schools!
The most effective way to share your views on your child's school and education is to VOTE. If you would like to see more capital improvements, take a close look at the  referendum measure on the ballot. 

You can still vote early today and avoid the lines, or go Tuesday on Election Day, but either way, make your voice heard!! 

It's Food Drive Time!
Student Council is holding its annual Canned Food Drive November 5th-9th.  Some of the food collected goes to Mabry families in need.  The rest is given to Westshore Elementary and helps with filling student backpacks for the weekend.  We are looking for:
  • Canned fruit/vegetables
  • Canned soup
  • Canned meat/tuna
  • Stuffing
  • Boxes of instant rice, pasta, potatoes, mac and cheese, etc
  • Dessert mixes
  • Easy to prepare snacks or food such as crackers, nuts, granola bars, fruit snacks, fruit cups, instant mac and cheese, etc
You can bring in your donations to your student council rep anytime during the week.  Thank you so much for your support!  Please email with any questions.
Candy Buy Back!
Still too much candy? Dr. Goodnight will continue  buying back Halloween candy at his South Tampa office Nov. 5th thru Nov. 8th 8 - 5 and November 9th 8-12.
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.
New Addition to the Media Center
Have you cleaned out your craft cabinet lately?? Do you have any of these items at home that you can collect and donate to the NEW Mabry Maker Space: toilet paper rolls, paper towel rolls, empty clean milk jugs, cereal boxes, craft paper, craft paper with designs (scrapbook paper) art supplies of any kind, sketching pencils, cardboard, stickers, and any materials that kids can use to create!

If you want to learn more about what a Maker Space is, check   this  and  this  out.
Thank You to Mabry Business Partners!
Relay for Life T-shirt Design Contest
Is your child an artist? Would they enjoy having their design on the front of the Mabry Relay for Life t-shirt? If so, they should enter the t-short design contest. Details are here, but hurry as the deadline to enter is This Friday, November 9th!
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those punch cards Here's the map of  walking routes and additional details.
Friday Field Day
Field day for grades K-4 is Friday! Be sure to have your child wear sneakers and comfortable clothes.
Calling All Mabry Dads!
Dads Club Fishing at the Ballast Point Pier THIS Friday!

WHEN: November 9, 2018
TIME: 5:00 - 7:00pm
LOCATION: Ballast Point Pier
WHO: Dads and Students

Want to be a part of the Dad's Club email list? Please email
Engraved Pavers!
Paver forms are due by December 7th. Turn them into HR teacher or PTA Box in front office. Questions? Contact Jen at .
5th Grade Tribute
Don't miss your chance to reserve a tribute for everyone to see in this year's yearbook!  Only one half (1/2) page allowable per student. Deadline to order is Friday, January 18. Go to to reserve your child's tribute today! Details here.