Mabry Minute: Week of 1/28/2024

1/30/2024 12:48 pm

From the Front Office:
Safety Reminders
  • Please always use the cross walks, both on the streets and on campus. 
  • Do not allow your child to cut through car line or get out of your vehicle in traffic. 
  • Drivers may NOT exit the vehicle in car line. A member of Safety Patrol or staff will assist your child if needed. 

Front gate and back gate dismissal areas:

If your child walks home or to a designated area, please note that you are responsible for establishing a safe route with your child. Children can be released from the northern or southern side of campus. Crossing guards should not be a resource for childcare after school. Their responsibilities include directing traffic, so children have safe locations to cross. Bikers should walk their bikes off campus and down to the crossing guards before getting on their bikes to ride home. The front gate and back gate dismissal is for walkers and bikers only. These dismissal locations are not for parking and walking up to get your child. If you are picking your child up by car, please remember to use the car line.  


Please make sure all caregivers who drop off or pick up your child are aware of these rules.

Happening This Week:

What:  Mabry's premier annual Spring fundraising auction event!

When:  Saturday, March 2nd

Time:  7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Location:  Centre Club, 123 S West Shore Blvd.  Parking is available, Uber/Lyft are encouraged!

Theme: Olympics! Feel free to come dressed up in your best sporting attire, costume, Olympic country, Olympic athlete or whatever Olympic-spirited themed outfit you have!


Tickets and Sponsorships are purchased through Givesmart.  You can also text GoingforGold to 76278!  It is important to create an account, as this is the tool we will be using for bidding on auction items! Individual tickets are $100 and include food/beer/wine/seltzers. Cash bar available as well. Purchase before we sell out!

*Faculty - we are pleased to provide a free ticket to you and a guest. Must be a PTA member.   It is important to sign up with Givesmart and select the faculty ticket (one, not two).  This allows us to provide enough food and drink for all guests! (Parents, please don't click on this link.  If you want to donate towards the teacher tickets please use the donation option.)

Win a 2024 ICON i60L 48V TORCH Golf Cart!

  • AGM battery set
  • Electronic motor brake system
  • 4-way hydraulic disc brakes
  • Digital Speedometer
  • On-board charger
  • Seat belts at all locations
  • Rear flip seat with safety bar
  • 118in long top
  • Icon custom two tone seats (White-Red)
  • Custom Icon factory rims with 23in all terrain tires
  • 6in lift kit
  • Free delivery in Tampa area but must go to dealership in Land O Lakes to complete registration
  • 2 Year factory warranty on cart and batteries

*Street ready, not street legal

** Do not have to be present to win

***Raffle is only for current and alum Mabry families/faculty. No refunds on raffle tix bought by other community members

Click HERE to register and purchase golf cart raffle tickets! 


Event tickets and 50/50 raffle tickets are on sale now. Click HERE, then click on "BUY TICKETS" and scroll down to purchase. Must be present at Auction to win.

Thank You Auction Family and Business Sponsors

The Marticke Family

Perez Orthodontics

Monaco Dentistry

South Tampa Dental Krewe

Relay for Life T-shirt Design Contest - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Would you like your own design to be on the front of the Mabry Relay for Life T-shirt? If the answer is yes, then you should enter the t-shirt design contest. 

Requirements to enter the contest:

1. There is a $10 donation* for each entry. 

2. Must include the theme: Mabry Dolphins have hope for a cure.

3. Must use 3 colors or less.

4. Design must be drawn by the student on a piece of white 8.5" x 11" copy paper.

5. Name, homeroom teacher’s name, and grade level must be on the back of the drawing. 

*You may enter more than once.  

Each entry requires a $10 donation to the American Cancer Society. 

Donations can be paid in cash, check (made out to The American Cancer Society) or online to: (please print and include receipt with entry).

Turn in your t-shirt design entry(s) to your homeroom teacher.

The deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 30, 2024!

Please be creative! 

News You Need:
Valentine Pencil Grams Coming Soon!

Wish your friends at Mabry a “Happy Valentine's Day” with a personalized Valentine Pencil Gram! Write a message to the lucky recipient and we’ll attach it to a Valentine pencil.

Valentine Pencil Grams can be purchased by either completing this form and returning it to your homeroom teacher with a $1 donation for each pencil gram, or by visiting the NEHS pencil gram table. Donations can be made in cash or check made payable to The American Cancer Society.

Valentine Grams will be delivered to homeroom classrooms on Wednesday, February 14th 

Cost: $1 per Valentine Gram

Proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society

Look for the table in the middle of campus behind the guidance suite. 

Monday, Febryary 5 - Friday, February 9 7:10-7:35am

Valentine Grams must be purchased by February 9, 2024

PreK-5th Grade Student Shout Out

Business card size message, no pictures - $30

Deadline to reserve tribute is 2/7/24. Tribute is due by 2/12/24.

Please type up your message and email it to or place it in the yearbook basket in the front office by 2/12/24. 

Yearbooks are on sale for $30 on until 3/30/24. Yearbooks increase to $35 until 5/15/24. The purchase of a tribute does not include a yearbookTributes must be ordered through We will not accept money or orders at Mabry.

Congrats to Our Dolphin Artists!

James (Jimmy) Corbett, 4th grade, was chosen for Young@Art at the Tampa museum of art this past Sunday. There was a reception, and he received a certificate.

Katherine (Kate) Rheintgen, 3rd grade, has been chosen for the Florida state fair. 

Nadia Diblasi, 5th grade, has been chosen for the elementary, Fine Arts Festival, and Grayson Steger, fourth grade, was chosen as well.

Cora Lindsey, 1st grade, has been chosen for the Youth Art Month display at the ROSSAC building.

  • The committee met last week with 5th grade teachers and volunteers to finalize the schedule/ activities. 
  • 5th grade T-Shirts are in and will be distributed to the homerooms closer to the field trip date. 
  • 5th grade signs are currently in design and will be available for purchase  
  • Celebration Events:
    • Thursday, February 15 - Busch Gardens Field Trip. 

    • Friday, May 17 - JA Biz Town Trip

    • Tuesday, May 21st- Practice Moving Up ceremony

    • Wednesday, May 22nd- 5th grade field day led by Coach Broff in the AM and 5th Grade Celebration Party w/ Lunch for the rest of the day.

    • Thursday, May 23 - Moving Up Ceremony 8:15-9:30 am followed by Clap Out and small receptions in homerooms

    • Friday, May 24 - Breakfast and Yearbook signing on the turf/homeroom

    • *TBD during this week - 5th grade “gives back” and 5th grade legacy gift 

Safety Corner

Student Online Safety Discussion

Mark your calendar for our upcoming Student Online Safety Discussion. This forum will provide resources and information to our students and families about protecting kids online. 

February 8, 2024

Mabry Elementary School Cafeteria


Dad's Golf Club Tournament

Get ready for the 3rd Mabry Elementary Dad’s Club Golf Tournament!

You can now register to be a part of this exciting Mabry Dad's Golf Tournament!  When registering, please make sure to include player's names, driver license's number, and phone number.  

Interested in becoming a Golf Tournament Sponsor? Please click on this link to register or become a sponsor:

When:  Friday, April 12, 2024 - Shotgun start at 9AM

WhereBay Palms Golf Complex - MacDill Force Support Squadron, South Course, 1803 Golf Course Ave., Tampa, FL 33621  

Donuts with Dads (and other adults)

Attention Mabry Dolphins, the Dads Club will be having another donuts with dad event and wanted to share some of the key info below: 

Date & Time: February 22nd from 7am-7:30am

Location: Coleman track (directly next to Mabry school)

What will be provided: Donuts, OJ, Water, Juice, Coffee

Other info: After the event, kids can enter school via the pavilion area. Last event was quite crowded so I would recommend leaving earlier than normal to find parking and be able to walk up in time. Parents & Guardians will NOT be permitted to enter the campus before, during, or after the event.

If you have any questions please email 


Kindergarten Roundup

Join us 2/28 in the cafeteria. Parents only please. Please RSVP at

PTA Nominating Committee & Positions

The Mabry PTA Nominating Committee is currently seeking applicants to join the committee or to join the PTA Executive Board for the 2024-25 school year. Please consider taking on a role and help support our Coleman students, staff and parents!  If you are interested in a position please email (Must be a PTA member and in good standing)

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


...and stay tuned for our NEW MARQUEE coming soon!!!

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.

Giving Back to Mabry:
Kids Heart Challenge

It is that time of the year for our annual Kids Heart Challenge. This is a school wide (K through 5) fund raiser supporting the American Heart Association. A portion of the proceeds will go back into the Physical Education department.  

From January 22nd through February 9th, 1st graders through 5th graders will be learning about the benefits of having a healthy heart through jumping activities.

For more information, please visit

Donations are due February 9th. We strongly encourage online donations.  If making a check out, please make all checks out to   American Heart Association.

Some incentives:

**DJ Party February 14th for any student that raises $35 or more**

**If half of school's enrollment registers online for Kids Heart Challenge, the PE department will receive a BONUS $500 in US Games Certificates!*

**Homeroom teacher that raises the most money in each grade level will receive an Amazon Card**

**The student that raises the most money in each grade level will earn a bonus prize, a Drone.**

 Thanks in advance for all the support,

Coach Sopko and Coach Broff

Thank you 2023-2024 Business Sponsors

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?




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Upcoming Calendar Events
Thursday, February 8
  5:30p Online Security Town Hall
Wednesday, February 14
  12:00a Jump Rope for Hearts end
Thursday, February 15
  5th Grade Field Trip
Tuesday, February 20
  2:00p Spirit Night - Bare Naked Kitchen
Thursday, February 22
  7:00a Donuts with Dad - Sponsored by Dads' Club
Friday, February 23
  8:00a PTA Exec Board Meeting
Wednesday, February 28
  8:00a Kindergarten Roundup
Thursday, February 29
  Spring Conference Night
  Leap into the Olympics. $1 and Wear Olympics theme attire or shirt
Saturday, March 2
  7:00p Spring Auction