Mashburn Elementary Blue Bear Notes

March 27, 2015

Upcoming Events

    • April 2 Spring Pictures
    • April 6-10 Spring Break
    • April 16 Talent Show (K-3)
    • April 17 Talent Show (4-5)
    • April 24 (2:00 PM) PTA Meeting

    100% Accountable

    A part of being 100% accountable is focusing your energy. People who get the most out of life do the most with the same 24 hours that all of us have. They spend more time doing things that give them energy, and use that energy to learn and accomplish things that are important to them. Think about restructuring your time to get the most out of the moments you have. When you do this, you’ll be taking larger and more powerful steps toward your dreams each day.

    BYOT Raffle

    Tuesday, March 31st will be the last day to send in order forms for the Forsyth BYOT Raffle. Mashburn has always sold a winning ticket in the past so get yours before it's too late! You can send in the order form with your student or see either Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Benham, or Mrs. Lochbaum to purchase your tickets in person.
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    These students achieved the honor of being the grade level winners of our Young Georgia Authors' Contest.

    Congratulations to the following students:

    Our first grade winner is Leyla DuPont.

    The second grade winner is Sam Sibbitt.

    The winner in third grade is Mallory Smith.

    Calvin Washburn took first place in fourth grade.

    And Susanna Yonk takes the honor in fifth grade.

    Congratulations to these fantastically talented students.

    And thats not all…Our third grade Young Author, Mallory Smith, won Forsyth County’s Third Grade Young Authors' Competition. She will be honored at a special ceremony for her work entitled Yellow Green Crayon. We’re so proud of Mallory and all of our Young Authors!

    5th Grade Movie Night

    Attention 5th Grade parents: We just got word from Movies 400 that our movie time for "Home" will be at 5:20 on Tuesday, March 31st. If you pre-ordered your tickets for guaranteed seating, your tickets will be given to you by our 5th Grade Graduation Committee members at our check-in table in the theatre’s lobby. If you did not get a chance to pre-order your tickets, you are welcome to still come and just buy your tickets directly from the theatre at the same price of $5.25 per person. The theatre will keep selling tickets until that showing is sold out. As of today, we have sold 65 tickets. When you are at the movie, be sure to check out their concession stand for their specials. They will have small drinks for $2, small popcorns for $2, and any candy of choice for $2. Since this activity is not a school or PTA event, we ask that children not be dropped off. Entire families are welcome to join us.

    PTA Board Elections

    There will be a PTA Meeting on April 24th at 2pm for the purpose of electing the 2015-2016 Board. The 2015-2016 PTA Board nominees are:

    Co-Presidents: Connie Holley and Jessica Williams

    Vice President - Fundraising: Emma Loesch

    Vice President - Family Engagement - Jonathan Brown

    Secretary - Moriah Washburn

    Treasurer - Amy Hamrick

    Georgia Milestones

    Parents: This year our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students will be taking the GA Milestone EOG Assessment on the following days. Testing will begin promptly at 8:30am each day. Please help our students rock this assessment by ensuring that they arrive at school on time, eat a healthy breakfast and have a positive start to their day. Thanks in advance for your help!

    • April 21- ELA April 22-ELA April 23- Math April 28- Science April 29- Social Studies


    Students must submit a note or parents must fax or e-mail the attendance office within five (5) school days for the student’s absence to be considered excused. Attendance Fax Number: 770-888-1202 or Attendance e-mail: The note must include the student’s name, the date(s) of absence(s), and the reason for the absence. The principal may require students to present appropriate medical or other documentation upon return to school for the purpose of validating that absences are excused. It is the parent’s/guardian’s responsibility to send the email to the attendance clerk, Suzy Brown. DO NOT assume the email you sent the teacher will be forwarded to the front office. For complete information on attendance, please refer to pages 4 & 5 of the Student Handbook.