Blue Bear Notes

September 2017

A message From Mrs. Bryant

Hi Blue Bear Families!

August was a great month and I enjoyed being back in the classrooms with your students. We learned about “Being the BEST ME”, showing our SPARK, making a good first impression, understanding feelings, and how to make an appointment with the school counselor! As part of our comprehensive guidance program, I will have personal safety lessons appropriate for each grade level in the month of September. Please look for a parent letter that will be coming home with more details. If you’d like to preview the safety lesson, I will have a parent viewing of K-4 from 9:30-10 am and the 5th grade video 10-10:30 on Wednesday September 6th. You may contact Mrs. Bryant at for questions or to RSVP. Thanks for partnering with Mashburn Elementary School to keep our students safe!

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Clinic News

Welcome back Blue Bears! The clinic would like to remind any parent who has a student with a health condition to please bring in your health condition care plans. These plans are only valid for one school year and need to be filled out and signed by a Georgia physician. Plans can be found on our webpage under school nurse or you can contact me and I will be happy to send one home. Parents, please don’t forget that any medication to be kept in the clinic, needs its own form called a medication administration form which is also found on our webpage. Never send in any medications in with your student. Only an adult can transport these to and from school.

Any questions?? Don’t hesitate to contact me:

Nurse Deana
770-889-1630 X750113


Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Jessica Stanford and our Classified Staff of the Year, Mrs. Jennie Hartzler! Thank you for your unwavering dedication and commitment to Mashburn Elementary! Your services to our school are invaluable and you both deserve to be celebrated!
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Forsyth County Schools and the Forsyth BYOT Benefit are partnering to hold the second annual iRun, a 5K race and Fun Run. The run will take place on October 7 at Shiloh Point Elementary with the 5K starting at 8:00 am and the Fun Run at 9:00 am. The funds raised from this event will help to provide home internet access and computing devices for students throughout our district. There is a competition among schools to see which has the most participation. Register or donate to help our school win! For more information or to register, click here. Thank you for your support!

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Walk to School

Our first Walk To School will be Wednesday, September 13th. Please plan on meeting at The Dojo in the Publix shopping center at 7:30. We will start walking at 7:40. All students Kindergarten through 5th grade are invited. For more information, please contact Coach Jager: We look forward to seeing everyone!

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Bearly Moving

Bearly Moving begins on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:45am and continues every Tuesday and Thursday morning. Bearly Moving is a running/walking club for all 2nd through 5th graders allowing the kids to get extra exercise while earning tokens for miles completed. Students need to check in with their teachers before heading to the back field. For more information please contact Coach Jager:

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Blue Bear Festival

Mark your calendars! Blue Bear Festival is September 15th and will include food, games, inflatables, prizes, kiss the pig and more! Start saving any loose change so your child's teacher can kiss the pig, this is so fun for the kids to participate in! Tickets will be available soon for purchase, stay tuned!
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Mentoring Program

Hi Blue Bears! As we start off another Ridiculously Amazing school year at Mashburn, we are looking for mentors to work with some of our Blue Bears!

Here are some questions you may have about mentoring:

What is a mentor?

The dictionary defines ‘mentor’ as a wise and trusted counselor and teacher. In Forsyth County, adult mentors volunteer from the community to provide support and guidance to provide support and guidance to help students achieve academic and personal success.

What will I do as a mentor?

As a mentor, you will meet with your assigned student in school at a scheduled time during the school day. Mentors/Mentees will meet for about 30 minutes per week. While together, the two may read, talk, study, or play games. The mentor may also help their mentee with class assignments and setting personal goals.

The county is offering training sessions at the Forsyth Board of Education on:

August 29, 2017 6-7:30pm

September 26, 2017 6-7:30pm

October 24, 2017 6-7:30pm

If we get enough interest, we may also schedule a training here at Mashburn. Please email Mrs. Bryant at to let her know if you are interested in mentoring this school year!

Family Mindset Night!

Our first family house meeting is coming soon! We will be talking about each of the 7 Mindsets and painting rocks to share them with our community. Visit the link below to sign up so we can make sure we have enough materials. We can't wait to see everyone next Tuesday, September 5th at 6:00 in the cafeteria!

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House Meetings Begin This Month!

Our house meetings begin this month! Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade will have their first house meeting on September 8th. 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade will have their first house meeting on September 15th. Don't forget to wear your house color!

Our mindset for September is Everything is Possible. Everything is Possible helps us understand that we are all capable of extraordinary lives. Everything that exists was once an idea that someone believed was possible, and through that belief it became a reality. Through this mindset, you will learn to envision a wonderful life, expect greatness, and effectively execute the process of making your dreams come true.

Upcoming Events:

September 4th: Labor Day (No School)

September 5th: Family Mindset Night

September 13th: Walk to School Event

September 15th: Blue Bear Festival

September 21st: Fall Pictures & ESOL Parent Night

September 25th-29th: Fall Break (No School)

September 26th: Mentor Training Session

October 18th & 19th: Early Release & Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 20th: Professional Development for Teachers (Student Holiday)