Mabry Minute: Week of 10/08/23

10/10/2023 10:48 am


Special Bulletin:
  • If you have a change of dismissalplease remember to email Susie and Maria in the front office in addition to your child's teacher. They can be reached at and 
  • The Nurse's Clothing Closet needs new, unopened children's underwear in elementary sizes for emergency use. 
Happening This Week:

Grab your picnic blankets and come hungry for our first family dinner of the year! We are celebrating multi-cultural night on Thursday evening, October 12, 2023. 

The kids are working hard on their songs and dances for an incredible evening of diversity and education. We invite students and families to wear ensembles to honor your country of origin. Sign up here.

In addition to a variety of food trucks we invite you to share ethnic food samples from your country. Please sign up here to give kids a chance to explore new cultural eats. And when the evening comes to a close please consider helping us quickly breakdown and cleanup by signing up here


WALK-A-THON- Half Way There!!!

THANK YOU Mabry family, friends, and community for supporting our annual fall fundraiser! So far, we have raised over $68,000 for our school! 

Mabry Parents, if your child has already reached the Stroller level ($100) they have earned a 2023 Walk-A-Thon Shirt! We have plenty of shirts available. We will have a shirt pick up in front of the school on 10/11 and 10/23 from 7am-8am. If you are not able to make this pick-up time, we will send your child’s t-shirt home with them on 10/24. We are not responsible for lost items. Remember, fundraising is live until November 1st! There is still time to earn those awesome shirts!

Congratulations to this week’s creative fundraisers!

  • Zoey Zevin for her dog walking and raffle.
  • Ms. Luby’s Kindergarten class for their popsicle and friendship bracelet stand.
  • Caroline and James Kale for their lemonade stand.
  • Antonio and Massimo Notarianni for having a snow cone stand.
  • James Auxier for having a lemonade stand.

Way to go to all of our awesome student fundraisers! 

Congratulations to the top 3 classes. 

  1. Mrs. Farrell

  2. Mrs. Trakas

  3. Ms. Ratchford

Have you signed up your child’s Walk-A-Thon fundraising page yet? Visit to register today! Need help or have questions? Email

What is the Walk-a-thon?

The Mabry PTA Walk-a-thon is our family-oriented annual fundraiser. Our entire school community pitches in- from local businesses to friends and relatives living far away! On Saturday, November 4th, (9am- noon) students, families and Mabry staff come together at the track to walk together and enjoy the festival-like environment. There will be inflatables, face painters, a brand new food truck alley with family sitting area, activities, vendors and more! 

When is Walk A Thon?

  • When:  Saturday, November 4th 
  • Time:  9am to 12pm
  • Where:  Mabry/Coleman Track

Back to School Presale Orders will be distributed to home room classes throughout the week of October 9th.


Volunteer Info:
YES and Willingness to Serve

Are you interested in getting more involved in the Mabry PTA? You can sign up to learn more about volunteer opportunities and leadership roles available in each committee. 

Fill out the Willingness to Serve information on My Account in the Membership Toolkit. 

Click HERE for the YES volunteer application. This form must be completed before volunteering and for participating in field trips.

News You Need:
Great American Scholar

Thanks to everyone that has signed up for the Great American Scholar program. We can't wait to see all the great projects! The grade level projects can be found here. Reminder that projects are due to either Homeroom (K-2nd) or ELA teachers (3rd-5th) no later than Friday, October 20! For students who complete projects, they will be participating in the Red, White and Blue Ceremony on Thursday, Nov 9 at 8:30 am.

Join the PTA

We Need You!!!! PTA needs 100% participation!

There is no wrong or right way to be involved — anything you can give, whether it’s time or money, will support your child’s potential. We invite you to join because we can do more together than apart. It only takes 2 minutes, join HERE now!


Mabry Marquee

Did you know you can personalize a message to your student on the Mabry Marquee for a birthday, congratulations, or a graduation?  

Access the online form through the Membership Toolkit: My Account -> Mabry Marquee

Safety Corner

FortifyFL is a suspicious activity reporting tool that allows you to instantly relay information to appropriate law enforcement agencies and school officials. Visit for more info

Reflections Contest

Do you like to write poetry or short stories, draw or make ceramics, dance, film videos, take photos? The Reflections Program is a Nationwide PTA Art Competition where students submit works of art in response to a theme - this year's theme is "I am Hopeful Because..."  

Top 3 submissions in each category will go on to the Hillsborough County PTA and if selected will go onto the Florida PTA and the National PTA. Winners will be announced November 13th! 

Dance Choreography

Film Production



Visual Arts

Get your submissions in by November 3rd 

Giving Back to Mabry:
Thank you 2023-2024 Business Sponsors

LAST CALL FOR TO BE ONE THE BANNER!!! There is still some time left to become a proud Mabry Business Sponsor! Business sponsor spots are limited, so get yours today for all the amazing perks!

Opportunities to become a business sponsors for Mabry Spring Auction and Dad’s Club Golf Tournament are still available!

Please contact us with any questions!

Box Tops for Education!

Box Tops are a great and easy way to help us earn! Earn money for our school for shopping for things you already buy! Click HERE to get started!

Teacher Wish Lists

Help our wonderful teachers/staff clear their Amazon Wish Lists! Staff, please continue to add your lists!

Looking Ahead:
Who's Hungry?

Check out the October's Lunch Menu HERE.

Subscribe Today!

Never miss important school dates! Click here to subscribe to the Mabry PTA Calendar and sync it to your smartphone.


To see the Hillsborough County Public Schools 2023-2024 Student Academic Calendar click here and scroll down for a printable Student Academic Calendar.

Upcoming Calendar Events
Thursday, October 12
  End of 1st Quarter
  5:30p Multicultural Family Dinner Night
Thursday, October 19
  NEHS $1 Day- Pink Shirt for Breast Cancer Awareness
  8:00a PTA Exec Board Meeting
Monday, October 23
  Spirit Night - PDQ
Monday, October 30
  8:00a 5th Grade Idiom Parade - STUDENTS ONLY
Tuesday, October 31
  8:00a Pre K and Kindergarten Story Book Parade
Saturday, November 4
  9:00a Walk A Thon
Thursday, November 9
  Great American Scholar
Tuesday, November 14
  6:00p Spirit Night - AR Workshop