Blue Bear Notes
A Note From Mrs. Gravitt
This year, we are looking to elect a new PTO board. Please let Jessica Williams, current PTO president, if you are interested in serving on the nominating committee or if you are interested in putting your name in for any position to serve on the 2018-2019 PTO committee. Please E-mail Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate all parents and your support. Our PTO is very supportive to Mashburn and provides so many things for our students.
Upcoming PTO Events:
February 23- Father & Daughter Event
Father Daughter Dance tickets now available online or with cash purchase (check folders for printed flyer)! https://squareup.com/store/mespto
Volunteers are still needed - please contact Michelle Der at email@example.com.
March 23-Mother & Son Event
PARENT INPUT WANTED: TAKE THE CCRPI/CLIMATE SURVEY FOR Mashburn Elementary!
Public schools in Georgia are evaluated on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) using survey data from students, school personnel and parents to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Student surveys will be administered in school. The deadline for the surveys is 3/2/18.
Georgia Parent Survey
CLICK HERE to take the survey!
Parents with children at multiple schools must complete one survey per school.
K Registration Information
Save The Date!
May 8, 2018: 9:00am-10:00am-Sneak Peak for all upcoming kindergarteners! Come take a tour of Mashburn and learn about what your child needs to know to be ready for the upcoming school year.
· Kindergarten Screening will be held on three different days. This is a time for us to get to know your little ones so that we can best serve them in the upcoming school year. Please check the Mashburn website or Mashburn Facebook Page for a link to the SignUp Genius.
o May 14, 2018: 3:30-5:30
o May 15, 2018: 7:00-4:00
o May 16, 2018: 3:30-5:30
· August 2, 2018 – Kindergarten Open House will be held at a separate time from 9:00am-
30am. All other grades will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm. This is a fun time for our new kindergarten students to ride the bus to school, see their classroom, meet their teacher, and learn all about kindergarten routines and procedures.
For more information please view the linked flyer:
HI Blue Bear Family & Friends!
Happy February!!! Aubie and I have been enjoying welcoming students into our Counseling Classroom! We have space for counseling lessons and groups! It truly is a great space to learn about and grow social-emotional intelligence in our students. Last month, we took a Magic Carpet ride to the Land of Sharing, World of Work, Land of Working Together, and Land of Being Polite (K-2) and The Land of Self-Regulation, World of Work, Land of Problem Solving. We also talked about GRIT/Perseverance!
This month we are focusing on Live to Give and how we are all Unique & Wonders! I’m also excited to announce that our Live to Give project to share backpacks with a school in Africa helped 30 children! They were so excited!!! Thank you April Escobar for letting us be a part of this!
Yearbooks on Sale Now!
It’s not too late to order a yearbook! Go to https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome to order your yearbook.
Yearbooks are $35.
*Not sure if you already ordered? You can check your order status on you My Payments plus account at: https://www2.mypaymentsplus.com *
DEADLINE for all Fifth Grade ads is February 14th, 2018
1. Click the link: https://commpe.pictavo.com/shop
2. Search for your school
3. Select Mashburn Elementary
4. Click Shop my School
5. Select your ad size
Full Page- $100
6. Add selection to cart
7. Create an account
Cold and Flu Season
Media Center Volunteers
Mrs. Hobbs is looking for volunteers to help straighten and “tidy-up” the bookshelves in the media center. There is a constant need for volunteers. If you are already volunteering in a classroom and can drop by the media center to help out for 10-15 minutes that would be awesome. Waiting in the car rider line and bored? Come to the media center for a few minutes and the time will fly by! Thank you for your assistance!
Live to Give: Book Drive
Live to Give was our focus in this month's Family Mindset Night! We created posters promoting our book drive for Isabelle’s Book Club. We have extended the drive until February 15th! So get those books in! Please remember that donations should consist of books that do not have: major water damage, missing pages, unpleasant odor, and inappropriate content for children. Let's try to show Live to Give in our community!
Dress Like Your Passion Day
Thursday, February 15th is "Dress Like Your Passion" day at Mashburn! Come to school dressed in clothes that represent your passion! Be creative! Wear a clever sign that tells one of your passions or decorate an apron or jacket with small objects. If you have PE, be sure to bring tennis shoes so you can participate comfortably. We look forward to celebrating your passions!
Feb. 5th: National School Counselor Week
Feb. 14th: Kindergarten Donuts with Dad
Feb. 15th: Dress Like Your Passion Day
Feb. 16th: Student/Staff Holiday
Feb. 19th: President's Day-No School
Feb. 20th: Professional Development Day-No School for Students
Feb. 21st: County Oratorical Contest
Feb. 23rd: Father Daughter Luau
March 2nd: Read Across America Day
March 6th: Parent Mindset Night
March 9th: Early Release/Parent Teacher Conferences
March 13th: Middle School 101 Night
March 16th: End of Quarter 3
March 22nd: Spring Picture Day