Blue Bear Notes

Mashburn Elementary - October 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Mashburn Families,

Thank you for helping us make sure the first two months of school have been successful for students. We are grateful for each of you and all your support for Mashburn. Thank You.

In just a few weeks all students will be participating in our Mashburn Fun Run to help raise $17,000 for a new track on our back playground. Please check out the Mashburn Facebook Page and social media, as well as the school website for more information coming soon.

**Registration is OPEN! Head over to and get your student registered!**

Thank you for all your support in every part of school. Together We Are Better! We are so thankful for you!


Carla Gravitt


A Message From Our Nurse

Dear Mashburn families,

I’d like to take a moment and ask the parents of students with health conditions to please ensure that they have been listed on their profile in parent portal. If you see that something needs to be included, please give me a call at 770-889-1630 x750113. Please remember that all medications at school must be brought by a parent/adult and given directly to me or another designated adult in the front office. As a reminder, students are never to carry medication to/at school unless they have the authorization to carry medication forms on file in the clinic. We appreciate you being aware of our no non-vital visitors policy, but you absolutely may come to the front office and I am happy to meet you there so we can have what your student needs here at school. Let’s work together to keep our Blue Bears healthy and safe!

Best Regards.

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Please read below for attendance guidelines & directions.

To report an absence or if you have any questions about attendance please email Noelia Fredericks at

If you have a Doctors or Dentist's note please either send it to the student’s teacher or you can email Noelia Fredericks. Any excused notes must be turned in within five days of the absence.

If you are moving please contact Gini Kieffer at or 770.889.1630 x 752100

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SAVE THE DATE!!! The Fall Book Fair is COMING!

Nov. 5th-Nov. 12th
Preview books NOW!


Mashburn Media Center (Students Only)


Click this link to browse the titles that will be available for purchase in the upcoming book fair. Classes will sign up for a time to preview books and then shop in person! Shopping begins on November 5, 2021 and ends on November 12, 2021. Browse the link to find all of your favorite books and new titles!

Book Fairs are our only source of funds for new books for the media center collection so please, please consider purchasing books for your child during this time. Thanks in advance for your support!!

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A note from our Counselors:

  • Want to donate to the counseling department?
  • Curious about what your children are learning in Counseling this year?
    • To learn what students are discussing in counseling during their specials rotations, check out the counseling calendar here!
  • Mashburn needs mentors!
    • Are you interested in being a mentor at Mashburn? A mentor is an adult who, along with parents, provides young people with support, friendship, reinforcement, and a constructive example. Mentors are good listeners, people who care and want to help young people develop existing strengths. Please check out this flyer or visit the FCS Mentoring website for more information on how to be a mentor!
  • Interested in Forsyth’s Total Wellness Collaborative?
  • Want to help our students in need? Purposity is a way you can help!
    • Are you willing and able to help students in need at Mashburn and in other Forsyth County schools? Download the Purposity app and create an account to fulfill various needs for students in our community! Make sure you follow Forsyth County Schools on the Purposity app, and you’ll start seeing requests from different schools in our district! All you have to do is click the link and purchase the item, which will then be delivered directly to the school. You’ll even get a thank you note or picture once the item has been gifted to the student! Learn more here!
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Click the image above to read Spotlight on Specials!

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Oct. 12th: Boosterthon Kickoff

Oct. 20th: Fun Run Day & Family Connect Night

Oct. 21st: PTO Movie Night

Oct. 29th: Buffalo's Spirit Night