Mabry Minute for Week of 4/28/19
TODAY: Paint the Intersection
The big day has arrived! The intersection of Manhattan and Melrose will soon be home to the City of Tampa's latest neighborhood mural, and will be painted TODAY:

Sunday, April 28th, 2019, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for a day of spending time with your neighbors as we help Tampa Murals artist, Robert Horning!

The surrounding roads will be closed and open to local traffic only during this time on the 28th. Those living on Melrose will be able to exit the neighborhood by heading west on Melrose and utilizing Hesperides. Roads will open again after 8 p.m. and will have no impact on car line traffic the following morning.
PTA Meeting this Thursday at 6pm
Come to the Mabry PTA General Membership meeting Thursday, May 2nd at 6pm in the cafeteria. We will be voting in the new slate of officers for the 2019-2020 school year:
Nikki Armstrong     
1st VP  Programs & Services    
Arianne Corbett  
2nd VP Membership & Community
Cristina Blunt   
3rd VP  Fundraising        
Yanira Teitelbaum
4th VP Communications     
Shiloh Johnson    
Teresa Watkins
Recording Secretary       
Candice Sollner
Also, we will be voting on key technology upgrades that have been requested by the Mabry administration. C urrent equipment is outdated and the proposal will include replacing classroom computers and projectors. Each teacher will choose between a new desktop or laptop computer, equipped with required programs and security features. The proposal will also include the ordering of Short Throw projectors for all  4th and 5th grade classrooms (3rd grade is currently being upgraded). Due to the time it takes for this technology project, we would look to order the items immediately.   If you have any questions, are interested in joining a committee, or would like to help administer these projects, please email .
Looking to get involved with the Mabry PTA for next year?
Have you considered being a chair or co-chair for one of the many programs or events put on by the PTA?  Some open positions are Business Sponsors, Grandparents breakfast, Staff appreciation etc. and some positions are looking for co-chairs. Inquiring does not necessarily mean commitment, so feel free to email Nikki at  for more info. 
Teacher & Staff Appreciation week is MAY 6-10
Celebrate our Mabry MVP teacher's and staff all week... 
Here are ways to help (volunteer or donate):  
Go to to reserve your Mabry yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year!
Yearbooks are on sale for $30 until  Friday, May 10, 2019 at 
Supplies are limited so don't delay!  A yearbook holds all the memories throughout the whole year!  Don't miss out on the opportunity to own a Mabry yearbook for the 2018-2019 school year!
Thank you to our Mabry Sponsors!
Relay for Life BINGO Night this Thursday at the PTA Meeting
The National Elementary Honor Society will be hosting Bingo in the media center during the PTA meeting on Thursday. Students can join for a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society. More Details.
Closed Campus 
Wed & Thurs
Reminder: The campus will be closed this Wednesday and Thursday for the 4th and 5th grade FSA/ELA reading assessments.
Walk to School Wednesdays
Walk to school every Wednesday and fill those punch cards Here's the map of  walking routes and additional details.
5th Grade Parents - YOU ARE INVITED!
Mabry Elementary Class of 2019  Moving Up Ceremony
Thursday, May 30th
8:30am - 10:00am
Mabry Pavilion
Check next week's Friday folder for your invitation!
Safety Tip of the Week
The Pool. An adult should always be present. If it's a party hire a lifeguard or form a watch rotation - with a dedicated adult whose job is only to watch the pool. Make sure access is restricted. Make sure your child has had swim lessons even if you don't have a pool. We live in FL surrounded by bodies of water. The YMCA has discounted lessons for those in need.