Mashburn Minute

Mashburn Elementary February 19, 2016

What's coming up!!!

Feb 19th - Father Daughter Dance

Feb 22nd - BRAND new teachers mtg -

Feb 23rd - Leadership Team data Dig 7:30, Texas Roadhouse Spirit Night

Feb 29th - Leadership mtg

Mar 1st - Fire Drill

Mar 2nd - 9:00- 11:00 we have a special visitor in the building who will be observing classes!

Mar 3rd - Fonda coming to visit our 4th grade classes at 2:00 - 3:00

Mar 7th - Committee Meetings, National School Breakfast Week, House Meetings,

Shoes for Africa Shoe Drive - the goal is 700 pairs this year!!!

Mar 10th - Boots, Ballgowns and Bowties Day

Mar 11th - ER day, Parent Conference Day, Denim and Diamonds

Mar 13th - Daylight Savings Time

Mar 14th - Career Week, Leadership Meeting

Mar 15th - Parent Milestone Breakfast 7:45

Mar 16th - PRIDE awards

Mar 17th - St. Patricks Day

Mar 21 - PTA penny wars for Technology begins (just this week), New Teacher Meetings

March 21-April 15 - Shoe Drive

Mar 22nd - Carver Elementary visiting for a BYOT tour, blue bear awards, PTA and Chorus Concert

Mar 25th - Visitor in our building to observe instruction

Mar 28th - Leadership Team Meeting

April 12th - Spring Pics outside

March 10th - Boot, Ballgowns and Bowties

This past summer when we were looking at fun things to do this year we came up with Boots, Ballgowns and Bowties day! It's a fun day of dressing up, wearing your boots or your tie to celebrate US! This is for students and parents. Goodwill has some amazing ballgowns at low, low prices if you really want to get fancy!

We Are Connected!!

We Are Connected helps us understand that everyone who comes into our lives can help us live our dreams. Through this mindset, we learn to constantly explore synergies with others, embrace diversity, and relish the competition that will allow us to maximize our potential with and through others.

-Embrace Everyone!

-Maximize positive relationships!

–Build your Dream Team!I

-Lead with Value!

Denim and Diamonds Event!!!

Do you have your tickets? If you have never attended this event then you are in for a treat! Denim and Diamonds is an adult night out to support Mashburn. All the money is going towards your grant requests and to redo the back playground. Encourage your parents to come and bid on your fabulous auction items.

Professional Learning Opportunity for All Classroom Teachers of ELs: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Teach ELs -

On March 3 Ms. Bethany Boswell, ESOL Teacher at Lakeside Middle, will present her hour long session on “50 Simple Things” teachers can do in the mainstream classroom to assist ELs. She will share low-prep/no-prep instructional strategies with participants that can be used in a moment’s notice to scaffold lessons and engage your ELs. This session is open to ALL teachers grades K-12, but it is specifically focused on mainstream classroom teachers. However, new ESOL teachers may also find this session beneficial. Participants will also receive multiple instructional resources as part of the session. Please share this with your teachers, particularly those teachers of ELs who are not ESOL endorsed who may be seeking easy strategies to implement. Ms. Boswell has presented this session both locally and nationally and receives rave reviews on its effectiveness and ease of implementation. The session will be held March 3 from 4:00-5:00 pm in room 380. To sign up, please click HERE and complete the short registration form:

Because YOU are a hero!!!!!