Mabry Minute for Week of 9/11/16
Letter from the PTA President
One Month and Counting....
Hello Mabry Families!  We survived Month One of school with Hurricane Hermine and all!  We hope all our students are settling in and really enjoying their new school year.  We have been very busy as a PTA Team bringing you many events and information.  Thank you for your continued support and patience as we move forward!  

After School Enrichment starts this week! Don't forget to remind your little ones of the classes they are registered for and PLEASE  verify the ASE dismissal method listed on the confirmation email or backpack tag. Backpack tags will go home  Monday if they aren't on your child's backpack this weekend.

Grandparents Breakfast is this week.  It is a special morning in our cafeteria to see so many proud students and grandparents alike.  Complimentary muffins, pastries and coffee will be served to families.  Please make sure that you sent in your RSVP as it is imperative to make sure we can serve everyone.  The cafeteria line will also be open for anyone who wishes to have additional breakfast options.  Please also remember, the two day event brings parking and timing challenges.  Thanks again for understanding and being patient on both Thursday and Friday.

If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please email me at  mabryptapresident@gmail.com .  Many more thanks for your support!

Melissa MacKinnon
Mabry Elementary PTA, President 2016-2017
Primary Open House
Pre K - 2nd Grade
Open House is
Sept 15th 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Primary AGP Open House is Sept 15th 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Donuts with Dad
This event has been rescheduled for Thurs, Sept. 22nd at 7:15 am in the Cafeteria.
2016 Walk-A-Thon
Join us for the 8th Annual Mabry Walk-A-Thon on Oct 15th!

Kick-off Packets went home in Friday Folders on 9/9. Now through October 6, help us raise funds for all of the wonderful projects and services that we have at Mabry. We have multiple prize levels depending on the amount raised, so aim high. We also have prizes for class that raises the most, family that raises the most and so much more. If we reach Mabry's goal of $45,000.00, we get to celebrate with a performance by Fritzy Brothers - One Man Circus! Every donation gets a prize! Don't delay, donate today either at www.mabrypta.org/wat or drop it off in the Front Office. 
Walk-A-Thon Event Sponsor
Thank You to 
Walk-A-Thon Event Sponsor Amalie Oil!

 

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Mabry Business Sponsor
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Wellness Corner
In honor of our walk-a-thon kick off this week, we challenge you to add a few more steps in your day! Check out this list of 100 Ways to Add 2,000 Steps and pick a few for your family routine this week.  Download the Healthy Family Calendar  for an easy way to begin scheduling your activities. Once you've personalized the calendar for your family, post it on the refrigerator or in another location where the whole family can see it and track progress. Don't forget to celebrate your achievements; every little bit counts. Be well!
Save Your Sneakers!
The Mabry PTA is partnering with the GotSneakers organization to collect USED sneakers. The goal for the fundraiser is a total of 1000 pairs of used sneakers. In our first 2 weeks we have collected 430 pairs.  
 
Please spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Every sneaker counts to help us reach our goal!  Look for the GotSneakers GREEN boxes at the following school locations:
- outside the front office
- back of school
- media center
- 5th grade hallway
You have till Sep 30th to turn in the sneakers. Proceeds will benefit the 5th Grade Celebration.  
Contact: Julie Sayer juliesayer23@gmail.com
Cafeteria Helpers Needed
Volunteers are needed in the Mabry Cafeteria to oversee and help students during their lunchtimes. Sign Up Here to volunteer in the cafeteria! Contact: Kellie Haber kelliehaber@yahoo.com
Reflections
Reflections is an annual, national art contest held by the PTA for all ages. Students can make submissions in the areas of: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, or Visual Arts. Each submission should reflect this year's theme, "What Is Your Story?" Deadline is Oct 14th.  For more information refer to Reflections Website
Contact: Neely Stout NeelyStout@icloud.com 
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