Mashburn Elementary Blue Bear Notes

January 15, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • TONIGHT: Talent Show (6-7 pm)

  • January 18 MLK Holiday (No School)

  • January 27 Spirit Night @ Cheeseburger Bobby's (4-9)

  • January 29 Mashburn Mother/Son Event

  • February 12-15 Student/Staff Holiday

  • February 16 Student Holiday

7 Mindsets

This month we are focusing on the mindset Passion First. This mindset teaches us that we are each uniquely different. Passion First reminds us to Focus on Strengths and find what we love. Passion first teaches us to Explore our Interests and do more of what we love on a regular basis. This mindset also reminds us to Make a Stand and do what is important for ourselves and our values. Lastly, this mindset reminds us to Be Authentic and allow our dreams and passions to start from within. Ask yourself: What do I love so much that I could do it every day?

A Note From Mrs. Smith

I hope you are settling back into your routine and that 2016 has had an amazing start! As we talk about Passion First, think about your own Passions and strengths and share them with your children. When you eat dinner together one night this week go around the table and practice sharing strengths about each other that you notice. You might be surprised what your children say are your strengths, and they need to hear what your thoughts are about them!

~Mrs. Smith~

Kindergarten Round Up

Kindergarten Roundup will be held at the Almon C. Hill Educational Center and NOT at individual schools. Mashburn students will register from March 28-April 1.


  • Make an appointment to come to the Hill Center to register
  • Review and gather all documents*
  • Pre-register your child’s information into our online system

* If you are missing any documents please still register. You will be incomplete but you can return documents at a later time convenient to you. This will allow the school to have your contact information and inform you of upcoming Kindergarten events.

Media Center Volunteer Workshop

There will be a Media Center Volunteer Workshop on Wednesday January 20, 2016 from 8:30-9:30 AM.Bring you favorite coffee or tea , come and learn about various ways you can help in the Media Center. Maybe you like to work with a group or you prefer to work alone. Maybe you are a born “Bookworm” or feel lost in finding your way around a library. Mrs. Hobbs will have opportunities for ALL and is thankful for any help you can give.

PTA News

There will be a General PTA Meeting Jan 20th at 2:00 in the Café!! We would love to see you there!

Save The Date! Mother/Son night will be January 29th 6-8 at the school. The evening is sure to Mystify & Amaze. Ticket sales will start next week. Details will be coming home in Friday Folders.

The Father Daughter Dance will be February 19th (Inclement Weather Date February 26th)

from 6:00-8:30 pm in the Mashburn Café. Come in your colorful dresses and dance the night away with Dad or other special adult in Candyland! Ticket flyers will be coming home on January 29th and ticket sales will be due by February 8th. Interested in helping out? We still would love to have you! Email Kimbie Grovijohn at to be added to the committee emails and list.

Special Invitation From Otwell Middle School

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Internet Safety Presentation

Brookwood Elementary and Mashburn Elementary invite parents to attend an informational session covering what you can do to keep your children safe on the Internet. The information will be presented by Officer Kevin Ferraro of the Forsyth County Sheriff Department's Crime Prevention Unit. Please plan to join us in the Brookwood Elementary Cafeteria on January 28 at 6:30 PM. This presentation is NOT appropriate for children. Two childcare options will be available: A Movie in the Muti-Purpose Room or DOJO Karate in the Gym.