Mashburn Elementary Blue Bear Notes

February 19, 2016

Upcoming Events

  • February 19 Father/Daughter Dance

  • February 23 Spirit Night @Texas Roadhouse (4-10 PM)

  • March 4 Club Pictures for Yearbook

  • March 11 Early Release

  • April 4-8 Spring Break

  • April 14 GA Milestones Testing Begins

7 Mindsets

This month our mindset is We are Connected. We are connected reminds us to choose to be around people who build us up and help us live our dreams. We are Connected reminds us to make friends who help us make good choices in life and empower us! To empower others is to make them stronger and more confident. Think about ways you can empower your child this month through words of affirmation. Sticky notes on their mirror, notes in lunches or on their agenda, a special note on their pillow at night are great ways to show them a little extra love. Encourage your kids to empower their siblings, friends and neighbors. Have a little fun empowering each other this month!

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.

Denim and Diamonds

Denim & Diamonds tickets are on sale!! Go to to get your order form!

Art Supplies Needed

We are in need of 20 ounce Coke bottles, juice bottles, baby wipes, and hand towels in the art room. Mrs. Fitts will be very appreciative of all donations!

Career Week at Mashburn

Mashburn Career Week will be March 14-18, 2016! We're looking for volunteers to introduce our students to their world of work in the following career clusters:

K: Community Helpers

1st: Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources,Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics, Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

2nd: Arts, Technology & Communications, Health Science, Education & Training

3rd: Hospitality & Tourism, Human Services, Energy

4th: STEM, Manufacturing, Business Management & Administration, Architecture & Construction

5th: Finance, information Technology, Marketing, Government & Public Administration

Our Bluebears have been learning a lot about career clusters this year and we can't wait to let them meet some of the people behind the careers! Each grade level will have presenters from each of their clusters. It's up to you how you'd like to share your role in a student-friendly way. Please email our school counselor, Mrs. Bryant at if you'd like to share about your career or if you know others in the community who could bring these clusters to life for our students!

5th Grade Outing to Buford Trout Hatchery

5th Graders are cordially invited to the Buford Trout Hatchery

3204 Trout Place Road, Cumming, GA 30041

WHO: Families of 5th graders- All 5th graders must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Saturday, March 19 (In case of rain, it will be held on Saturday, March 26.)

TIME: 12:45 – 3:00pm -Free tour of the hatchery starts at 1:00pm. Students will feed the fish during the tour. Bring a picnic lunch to eat at 1:45. Bring your own fishing rod and bait (e.g., worms, hotdogs, corn).

*All fish are under the “catch and release” rule.

*Anyone over 16 years of age must have a fishing license if fishing.

The fishing pond and trails close at 3:00pm. For more information, visit

This outing is NOT sponsored by the PTA or Mashburn Elementary.

Yearbook Information

Parents: Want to tell your 5th grader how special they are? 5th Grade recognition ads are now available online at Pictavo. You will need to create an account in order to purhcase an ad. Design your ad, then remember to click on “send to yearbook staff” so that the ad will appear in the community area to be included in the yearbook. DEADLINE FOR ADS IS NOW FEBRUARY 26TH!

YEARBOOKS ARE STILL ON SALE!! Deadline to purchase the books is March 1st. Yearbooks are $35.00 and available online at Pictavo or you can get a flyer from Ms. Suzy Brown at the front office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Molly Schmidt at

Picture Day

Friday, March 4th will be picture day for clubs, new students and ALL of fifth grade. If your child is involved in a club at Mashburn, a new student (since October when fall pictures were done), or in fifth grade please note that BPI will be here that day to take pictures for the yearbook. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mrs. Schmidt at

Parents of Rising 6th Graders

Please visit Lakeside’s website at: for upcoming events.

Oratorical Contest

Ten Mashburn fifth graders competed in our annual Oratorical Contest on Thursday. These students were ridiculously amazing and blew us away with their poise and confidence. We are so proud of all of them! We know that Abigail and Tristan will represent Mashburn well at the county level competition in March.

Planning Ahead for GA Milestones

3rd-5th grade parents- go ahead mark your calendars for the upcoming GA Milestone Assessment. Testing begins Thursday April 14th and will conclude on Friday April 29th. We ask that you do not plan doctor’s appointments or other events that require your child to miss school during this time. A detailed letter will be coming home in the near future as well as information on our upcoming parent breakfast.