Mabry Minute for Week of 12/8/19
Holiday Shop is HERE!!
The "Holiday Shop" is a is a program brought to the school by the PTA. This program gives children a safe, supervised environment in which to choose appropriately priced gifts for family and friends. 

This year, it will be December 9-13, 2019 during school hours and will only be open for students. 

Volunteers are needed! Please sign up to volunteer HERE.
ASE Reminder
Last day for ASE classes:
Monday - ends Dec 16th
Tuesday- ends on the 10th
Wednesday- ends on the 11th
Thursday- ends on the 12th
Friday- ends on the 13th

Mark your calendars now! Registration for Spring ASE will be on Friday, January 24th at 6pm! Spring session runs from Feb 10 - May 11.
Student Council Needs Your Help!
We are extending the annual toy drive another week, so please help student council out this week with both requests below:

Annual Toy Drive:
We are collecting toys for all ages (infants to teenagers.) All toys will be donated to Metropolitan Ministries to help children and teenagers in need.  Toys must be new and unwrapped.

Some toy options include:
  • Stuffed animals/Dolls, Learning toys, Books, Legos, Jewelry/Make-up/Hair accessories, Sporting equipment, Board games, Game kits/ Craft kits, Bicycles/Skateboards, Gift cards: Target, Walmart, Apple, Best Buy, Publix
Please bring donations to your student council rep. If you have any questions, please email  Jessica Strauss.

Annual Holiday Card Making:
Please be sure to stop by the front of the school in the morning between 7:10 and 7:40 to make a holiday card. The card making is going to be donated to a local assisted living center to brighten someone's holiday season and make them smile.
Spring Auction Announcement !
Our biggest night in fundraising is also the most fun night around. Join the Mabry PTA in your masquerade attire for an exquisite evening of cocktails, nibbles, casino games, live auction, and more...all benefiting Mabry Elementary. 

Family, Casino Table, & Business sponsorships available
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. 
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.
December's Character Connection:
Here are some discussion points to talk about generosity with your child:
  • If you could buy a present for a friend, what would you buy and for who?
  • Do you think it's necessary to spend money to give someone a gift?
  • Can you think of a present that doesn't require money?
Calling All Mabry Moms!
Join us this Wednesday evening for a Mabry Moms Social! 

When: December 11th, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: The Local on Henderson Blvd.
Specials: $20 all you can drink house wines and sangria,  plus 1/2 off bottles of wine

Come get to know your fellow Mabry Moms!
Relay for Life T-Shirts on Sale NOW
Wear your support for the Mabry Relay for Life team!

Purchase a student created t-shirt for only $10 ( cash only). Adult and youth sizes are available. 

Deadline to order is this Friday, December 13th. 

Download forms HERE and turn into your child's homeroom teacher. 
'Tis the season!
We are asking for your help in providing holiday gifts for some of our Mabry families, as well as students from our partnership school, West Shore Elementary.

Help spread holiday cheer by using the link to our Signup Genius to sponsor a child in need.
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 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.
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:
Make magnets to build messages, stories, and poetry.
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.