Mashburn Elementary Blue Bear Notes

May 6, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • May 11 Spirit Night @ Maxwell St. 4-10 PM
  • May 11-13 Spring BOGO Book Fair
  • May 13 Field Day
  • May 9-13 Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 24 Spirit Night at Rosati’s 5-10 PM
  • May 26 Fifth Grade Graduation
  • May 27 Last Day of School, Pre-K Graduation 9:00-9:30
  • May 31-June 1 Kindergarten Screenings
  • August 2 Open House 9:00-10:30AM (Kindergarten), 4:30-6:30PM (Grades 1-5)

7 Mindsets

In the month of May we will focus on The Time is Now. The Time is Now teaches us that all your power exists in the moment. You cannot change the past and the future has not yet happened, so the only thing to do is take purposeful action in the present.

The four elements of The Time is Now are:

Embrace Every Moment- squeeze the most out of your experiences

Get in the Zone- think before you act

Let Yourself Be Vulnerable- attack a risk or face a fear!

Act on Purpose- take meaningful action towards your dreams

Create a vision board and develop an action plan with your children. Teach them how to prioritize, and encourage them to take positive and purposeful action toward their dreams. Sometimes, small steps can make the biggest difference, simply by taking action. It’s okay to plan, but while many people wait for the perfect plan or moment in time before they act, the happiest and most successful individuals take action all the time… even (and especially) when their plans aren’t perfect.

Class Placement Survey Now Available

Dear Parents,

I cannot believe it is time to start thinking about class placement for 2016-17. We have been busy behind the scenes setting next year up to be another successful and ridiculously amazing year. Now we need YOUR help! This is your opportunity to give us your feedback on class placements for your child. If you know of someone who will be attending Mashburn next year, please forward this link to them also. Please complete this by May 13th as we will be working on class placements after that.


Tracey Smith

Visit to complete the survey or ask your child’s homeroom teacher for a paper copy. Completion of the survey is not required.

New Kindergarten Dates

  • May 31, 2016 and June 1, 2016 - Kindergarten Screening for all upcoming kindergarteners. Please visit the Sign Up Genius link to reserve your time:
  • August 2, 2016 – Kindergarten Open House will be held at a separate time from 9:00am-10:30am. All other grades will be from 4:00pm-6:30pm. This is a fun time for our new kindergarten students to ride the bus to school, see your classroom, meet your teacher, and learn all about kindergarten routines and procedures.

Tours for New Mashburn Bluebears

We are offering our new student/parent tours on Friday May 13 & 20 from 9-9:30 each day. Interested parents can contact Mrs. Brown in the front office at or 770-889-1630 at extension 750100 to add their name to our list.

Spring Book Fair

It's not too late, your help is needed! Please consider volunteering for the Spring BOGO Book Fair. Easy, Fun and a Bargain!! To sign up, please visit:

Be a Mentor!

Research shows mentoring can reduce absenteeism while increasing social, emotional and overall well-being resulting in youth who are productive members of society. If you would like more information about how you can become a mentor, click here to view the flyer with upcoming training dates.

Math Competition

On Saturday April 30th eleven Mashburn 4th and 5th grade Blue Bears met at West Forsyth High School and competed in Forsyth Countys 6th annual Pi Fight Contest. This math competition allows students from all over the county to compete individually and in teams to solve problems that require higher order reasoning and creative problem solving skills. Our eleven competitors have been working hard all year to prepare for this competition. We are very proud of their efforts. Although they did not bring home a trophy, they learned a lot and had a blast.

Congratulations to:

Ellie D, Ethan S, Phillip P, Owen M, Alex B, Arman Y, Riley C, Rachel Rose Y, Anvita S, Kylie C,

and Tyler R.

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Meal Charges

As we come to the end of another school year, Forsyth County Food Services will no longer allow Negative charges to student accounts effective after meal service on Friday, May 6th 2016.

To ensure that your child can continue to enjoy school meals or to clear your student’s account of any negative balances, please send a payment (cash or check) to the school, or visit to make a payment online.

Al llegar al final de otro año escolar, el Servicio de Alimentos del condado de Forsyth ya no permitirá tener balances negativos en las cuentas de los estudiantes después del servicio de comida del viernes, 6 de mayo del año en curso. Para asegurarse de que su hijo pueda seguir disfrutando de las comidas escolares o para evitar que la cuenta de su estudiante entre en saldo negativo, por favor, envíe un pago (efectivo o cheque) a la escuela, o visite para hacer un pago en línea.

ESOL Parent Meeting/Breakfast

** SAVE the DATE **

ESOL Parent Meeting/Breakfast

ALL ESOL parents are encouraged to attend!

Friday, May 20, 2016

9:00am in the Media Center

** Reserve el Dia **

Una reunión/desayuno está planeada para todos

los Padres de estudiantes de ESOL.

El viernes, 20 de mayo

a las 9:ooam en la biblioteca

(espero verlos a todos)

Parent Night at Lakeside

Attention 5th Grade Parents: Rising 6th Grade Parent Night is May 12th from 6:00pm-7:00pm in the Lakeside Gym. Lakeside administrators, counselors, and 6th grade teachers will provide parents with valuable information about Lakeside Middle School. This meeting is for parents only.

From the Clinic

Parents, the warm weather is here to stay. Please remember to send in a water bottle with your student. This will help them stay hydrated and comfortable in class. A hydrated student is a happier learner!

5th Grade Pool Party

We are proud of our 5th graders! Let’s celebrate by enjoying a Luau Pool Party at the Aquatic Center on May 20th from 5:30-7:30pm. Pay $10 at the door. Mashburn students only, and a parent must be present.

Please confirm your attendance at the following link:

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