Mashburn Elementary Blue Bear Notes

March 20, 2015

Upcoming Events

    • Mar. 23 Spirit Night @ Texas Roadhouse (4pm to close)
    • April 2 PTA General Meeting (2:00 pm)
    • April 6-10 Spring Break
    • April 16 Talent Show (K-3)
    • April 17 Talent Show (4-5)

    We Are Connected

    At our house meeting this morning we talked about being 100% Accountable and choosing to take responsibility for your own happiness and success. One way you can think of 100% accountable is taking ownership of your life. Do not allow the things others do to you and opinions they have of you matter more than your own thoughts toward yourself. Begin the process now of owning all aspects of your life and actions, taking responsibility for your situation and every moment of your life from this one onward. Do this, and you will be in control of your life and destiny, rather than allowing others to control them. Do not allow anyone to steal your joy!

    Talent Show

    So many BlueBears want to show off their talent! We will have 2 nights for our students to perform. K-3rd grade will be Thursday, April 16, and 4th-5th grade will be Friday, April 17. Both shows will begin at 6PM. We are looking for volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Please email Mrs. Powell if interested:

    5th Grade Movie Night

    Please look for a flyer in this week's Friday Folders regarding 5th grade movie night at Movies 400. This event will take place on Tuesday, March 31 at approximately 5:00 pm (exact showtimes have not been released yet.) Tickets are $5.25 each and checks must be made payable to Movies 400. Tickets will be distributed at the theater prior to the event. All students attending must be supervised by an adult as this is not a school sponsored event.

    Shoe Drive

    As part of our “Live to Give” House theme, Mashburn will be holding a Shoe Drive for children and adults in Africa until April 18th. If you have outgrown your old sneakers, cleats, shoes, or flip flops (house shoes/slippers are not accepted), please drop them in the large red tub located in the lobby. Our goal is to collect 800 pair of shoes. The shoes will be shipped to Africa by Love Thru Shoes, an organization founded by a Forsyth County high school DECA student. By donating your shoes, you will help Mashburn be connected to Africa….one pair at a time.

    Help Needed in Kindergarten

    Are you looking for a way to give back? The kindergarten team would love your help! We need parents to volunteer to come in for the last two weeks of March to work with small groups of kindergarten students on sight words, phonics and reading activities. You do not have to be the parent of a kindergartner to help! Please go to the Sign Up Genius to find a day and time to help. Together we are better!

    BYOT Raffle

    Mashburn is participating in the third annual Forsyth BYOT Raffle. Flyers were sent home in last week's Friday Folders. Ticket purchases are completely optional, of course, but we certainly appreciate the support of our school community for this cause. Last year we raised $1000 towards purchases for our media center, and we hope to meet that goal again this year. If you would like to purchase tickets, please complete an order form and send to your child's homeroom teacher. Tickets will be returned to your child by the next day.

    Blessings in a Backpack

    We are collecting canned soups for families in need whose children receive food each week in a backpack through the Blessings in a Backpack Program. This program was started and is managed by students at Lambert High School who wanted to make a difference in the lives of younger students in Forsyth County Schools. Thank you for your support of this valuable program!


    Students must submit a note or parents must fax or e-mail the attendance office within five (5) school days for the student’s absence to be considered excused. Attendance Fax Number: 770-888-1202 or Attendance e-mail: The note must include the student’s name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence. The principal may require students to present appropriate medical or other documentation upon return to school for the purpose of validating that absences are excused. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to send the email to the attendance clerk, Suzy Brown. DO NOT assume the email you sent the teacher will be forwarded to the front office. For complete information on attendance, please refer to pages 4 & 5 of the Student Handbook.