Blue Bear Notes

Mashburn Elementary

A Note From Mrs. Gravitt

Happy 2018! It was great to see all the smiling faces of students entering the building on January 9th. Thank you parents for your continued support for Mashburn. We are looking forward to a productive and engaging 2nd semester. Have a wonderful weekend!

PTO Updates:

Upcoming PTO Events:

February 23 Father & Daughter Event

March 23 Mother & Son Event

This year, we are looking to elect a new PTO board, please let Jessica Williams – Current President- if you are interested in serving on the nominating committee or if you are interested in putting your name in for any position to serve on the 2018-2019 PTO committee. E-mail Jessica We appreciate all parents and your support. Our PTO is very supportive to Mashburn and provides so many things for students.


Public schools in Georgia are evaluated on the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI) using survey data from students, school personnel and parents to calculate the School Climate Star Rating. Student surveys will be administered in school. The deadline for the surveys is 3/2/18.

Georgia Parent Survey
32 questions
CLICK HERE to take the survey!

Parents with children at multiple schools must complete one survey per school.

Spirit Wear for Sale!

Mashburn is selling House Shirts and other spiritwear items via an online store similar to how we did with the Eclipse Day t-shirts. All shirts purchased will be distributed to students from school once purchased. Please email if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy the spiritwear!

K Registration Information

Save The Date!

· May 8, 2018: 9:00am-10:00am-Sneak Peak for all upcoming kindergarteners! Come take a tour of Mashburn and learn about what your child needs to know to be ready for the upcoming school year.

· Kindergarten Screening will be held on three different days. This is a time for us to get to know your little ones so that we can best serve them in the upcoming school year. Please check the Mashburn website or Mashburn Facebook Page for a link to the SignUp Genius.

o May 14, 2018: 3:30-5:30

o May 15, 2018: 7:00-4:00

o May 16, 2018: 3:30-5:30

· August 2, 2018 – Kindergarten Open House will be held at a separate time from 9:00am-

30am. All other grades will be from 4:30pm-6:30pm. This is a fun time for our new kindergarten students to ride the bus to school, see their classroom, meet their teacher, and learn all about kindergarten routines and procedures.

For more information please view the linked flyer:



Activity Camps: NEW Session!

We are offering our latest round of Activity Camps and sign up is available now! We have some new choices: Dance, Spanish, and Survivor Camps are now available, but don’t forget to take advantage of some camps that have been around for a while! Our LEGOs Camp is now doing Stop Motion movies! There are a lot of great activities from which to choose! Please see the attached links for camp descriptions and for registration information. You can register through mypayments plus or by completing and returning the registration form (linked), along with your payment to Mrs. Traci Wallace!

Tuesday Clubs

Thursday Clubs

Registration Form

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Ticket information will come out the beginning of February. PTO is in need of several volunteers. Please contact Michelle Der at if you are able to help. Thank you for your support!

Counselor’s Corner

Happy New Year BLUE BEARS!

I have that everyone had a fun and relaxing break! I’m so exited to share that I’m moving my office to the 3rd & 4th grade hallway, room 221! With a classroom, I will have more interactive space for core counseling lessons, groups, and individual needs. Also, our Movement & Mindfulness groups will be moving to during the school day!!!

In January, many people set new year resolutions. This month we will be discussing setting our personal goals and perseverance while focusing on our third career pathway as identified by Georgia’s College and Career Readiness Index. In addition, our 5th graders will be continuing their career portfolios and presentations. It’s rewarding to see students get curious about their passions as well as learn about new areas of interest.

Thanks so much for all you do to support your student(s) and our sweet school!

Take care,

Mrs. Bryant, EdS, LMFT, RPT

Professional School Counselor

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Fifth Grade Yearbook Ads

DEADLINE for all ads is February 14th, 2018

1. Click the link:

2. Search for your school

3. Select Mashburn Elementary

4. Click Shop my School

5. Select your ad size

Full Page- $100

½ Page-$50

¼ Page-$25

6.Add selection to cart

7. Create an account

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Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu season is in full swing. We have had many confirmed cases and the number continues to is grow. Please help protect your student from exposure to all communicable diseases by reminding them about the importance of hand washing, keeping hands from face, coughing into our sleeve and cleaning surfaces. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our Blue Bears healthy!

Flu Symptoms

Flu Fact Sheet

Mindset of the Month

Life is not about waiting for the storm to's about learning how to dance in the rain. The Mindset for this month is Attitude of Gratitude. We will be expressing the things we are thankful for and learning to find the beauty in even the hardest situations.
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Important Dates:

Jan. 12th: Report Cards Sent Home

Jan. 15th: MLK Day-No School

Jan. 20th: Forsyth County Spelling Bee

Jan. 23rd: 100th Day of School

Feb. 5th: National School Counselor Week

Feb. 14th: Donuts with Dad

Feb. 15th: Dress Like Your Passion Day

Feb. 16th: Student/Staff Holiday

Feb. 19th: President's Day-No School

Feb. 20th: Professional Development Day-No School for Students

Feb. 23rd: Father Daughter Luau