Blue Bear Notes

Mashburn Elementary

Boosterthon Fun Run

This year’s main fundraiser will be a Boosterthon Fun Run! This exciting program is a fun-filled fitness event, an interactive character program, and a highly-profitable school fundraiser! Our goal is to raise $15,000 for playground equipment and updates! The kickoff for the Fun Run will on October 3rd, after which students will collect pledges from family and friends to sponsor them on the run.

You can help our school by reaching out to family and friends to sponsor your child. The conclusion to this event will be the exciting Boosterthon Fun Run held on October 12th in which ALL families are invited to come out and cheer on your student!

Boosterthon Fun Run Overview


Our Blue Bears have been leaving a SPARK everywhere they go! SPARK, our school-wide expectation program that we use in conjunction with the 7 Mindsets, has been taught and practiced every day since the first day of school. Our students are expected to be Safe, Prepared, Accountable, Ridiculously amazing, and Kind. Ask your child how they use SPARK in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, bathrooms, and during recess. Everything IS Possible when we dream BIG, reach our goals, and practice SPARK at Mashburn.

Guest Author

Our guest author visit with Emily Gaddy is scheduled for Oct. 25th. Her presentation is planned for kindergarten through second-grade classes, however; book purchases are available for all grades. If you are still interested in buying a book, they will be available on the day of her visit. By filling out pre-order forms, books are guaranteed and can be autographed. Please email Mrs. Hobbs in the media center, and she will send home a pre-order form with your child. Autographed books and make great gifts for the holidays!

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Tech Fair

The Forsyth County Tech Fair is an annual student technology competition for students third through twelfth grade. Students have the opportunity to compete in seventeen categories, ranging from animation and video production to programming and robotics. First place winners will go on to compete in the state competition. This year's competition will be held on December 2nd at Whitlow Elementary. Registration is open from Oct. 16th-Nov. 16th. See our Tech Fair page for more information.

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Mindset of the Month: Passion First

Our first house meetings were incredible! October's house meetings begin next week. Kindergarden-2nd grade house meetings are October 6th and 3rd-5th grade house meetings are October 13th.

Our mindset of the month is Passion First. Passion First teaches that each of us is a unique expression of human existence, and that our lives should be focused on finding our individual genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. You will learn to make your dreams authentic, and they will give you the fuel to overcome the many obstacles you’ll face along the way.

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Look What's New!

Look what's new!

Check out our newest feature: MealViewer app and online menus. Download the MealViewer app from the Apple App Store or from the Android Google Play Store. Customize Student Profiles to check for allergies, nutrition, and carb counts.

A neat new tool to keep up with the school breakfast and lunch, click link:Mashburn Blue Bears Menus Mealviewer

Important Dates

October 10th: ESOL Family Night

October 11th: Walk to School Day

October 12th: Boosterthon Fun Run

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

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

October 23rd: Red Ribbon Week

October 27th: Trunk or Treat

November 1st: Fall Book Fair & Fall Picture Retakes

November 9th: Parent Mindset Night

November 20th-24th: Thanksgiving Break