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Notes from the Principal


Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!


We had a great start to the school year thanks to our students, staff and parent volunteers. In talking with families as we all returned, it was very nice to hear all the wonderful adventures our students experienced. Everyone seems rested and ready to go back to work!


I want to give a big THANK YOU to our staff for all their efforts to start off this year in a smooth, efficient way. Teachers have worked hard getting their rooms organized and ready for our students. Office and custodial staff have also worked extra hard in getting the school clean and ready for a great school year.


I would also like to say THANK YOU to all our families for the never ending support you give us. You make such a difference in our ability to succeed at Mabry and continue to be an "A" rated school. We appreciate all the volunteer hours and the support you give us each and every year.


Finally, I would like to send a big THANK YOU to Ms. Hajner (our beautification chair), the Chiellini family for donating 500 bags of mulch, and the families who came out for our "Annual Beautification Day." I hope everyone has had a chance to look around the school at the fresh landscape.


As I begin my sixth year as principal of Mabry Elementary, I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders.

Sherri Frick, Principal



Are You Still Packing Lunch?


Did you know our school meal program operates a healthy, innovative, and cost-effective school meal program that is nationally regarded as one of the best in the country?


On a daily basis students are offered a range of whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. Our meals feature fresh, locally sourced items such as tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, blueberries and green beans! The best part - breakfast is free and lunch is only $2.25, though your children may be eligible for free lunch depending on your household income.  To learn more about the school meal program, download the Nutrislice App, and access MyPayments Plus you can click here and go to the Mabry PTA website.  


Today's school meals aren't what they used to be. Encourage your children to try them today and put the packing behind you!




Media Center New Volunteer Meeting


 If you're looking for a fun, easy way to help out at Mabry, the Media Center needs you! Our team of volunteers helps Mrs. McClelland by managing the checkout desk, shelving books, and helping students find books that interest them.


To learn more about what we do, come to our New Volunteer Meeting

Friday, August 19th at 8:05am in the Media Center. Please contact Brandi Whitney with any questions at

Open House This Thursday

AGP Intermediate 3rd–5th Open House

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Intermediate 3rd–5th Open House

Thursday, Aug 18, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Online Directory


Calling all New Mabry Families!

Join our online directory. You can print class rosters, join the PTA, find parent contact information, and more!


Register Here


and enter code: mabryelementary


If you are already a part of the Mabry directory, please take a moment to update your information.


Update Here

Any questions please email Brandi Whitney at   



Save Your Sneakers


The Mabry PTA is partnering with The Gotsneakers Organization.


Gotsneakers provides an opportunity to recycle your used sneakers and make a DIFFERENCE in the world!

We will be collecting any used sneakers from:  August 22nd-September 30th.


We will have several drop-off locations around the Mabry Campus. These used sneakers are then recycled and sent to individuals around the world.

Proceeds from this Mabry PTA fundraiser will benefit the 5th Grade Celebration Committee.



Attention Boys in Grades 1-5



Join Cub Scout pack 53! Sign up for new scouts is Monday August 15 in the cafeteria at 6:30pm.

Contact Lona Elly




Uniform Donation Drive


Do you have uniform clothes that your child has outgrown or doesn't need anymore?

You can help pass them along to other  Mabry students. There will be a uniform donation box in the front office this week from August 15-19.



EduKit Follow Up


For those who took advantage of Mabry's school supply service, we hope you were satisfied.


If you have any questions, issues, feedback or suggestions regarding this service, please email



 Ready for back to school?

 Give Mabry two to four hours of your time as we prepare our school for new and returning families alike.  Our teachers could use a few extra hands to help prepare classrooms.  Stop by school Friday August 5th from 10am-1pm. Your time will be well spent making copies, cutting out names, helping with all the final touches.   Check in to the Main Office.   

We also need volunteers Saturday August 6th from 9am to 12pm for Beautification Day.  Come prepared to give a little sweat equity as we spread mulch and prepare to welcome all the kids back.

Parents and Teachers and working together is what helps makes our Association and school A+.

Mabry Elementary PTA is now on AmazonSmile.

 Amazon will give back .5% of each eligible purchase to Mabry Elementary PTA!

 Please take a moment to use this link to choose Mabry Elementary PTA as your charity of choice when shopping on Amazon:

 Mabry PTA AmazonSmile

 You will hear about this on our Mabry PTA website and email communications, but offline advertising is not allowed by Amazon. So please spread the word to your fellow Mabry friends and family! When you purchase an item, you can post it to FB or twitter- please do so to spread the word!

Popsicles in the Park!


The Mabry Elementary PTA invites incoming Kindergarten & new Mabry students and their families to Friendship Park to enjoy popsicles while meeting new classmates!

Sunday, August 7, 2016  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.  Friendship Park  4124 W. Bay to Bay Blvd, Tampa FL 33629 (corner of Bay to Bay and Lois)

Mabry's Meet the Teacher

Pre-K to 2nd Grade 10:00 am - 11:00 am

3rd Grade to 5th Grade 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Reminder! First Day of School is Wednesday, August 10th. This is a full day of school so plan accordingly.

Edukits Pick Up

For those who ordered Edukit school supplies and did not pay extra for classroom delivery, your supply kits need to be picked up in the cafeteria on Tuesday, August 9th between 9:00 am - 12:30 pm.  If you paid extra for classroom delivery your kits (AGP included) will be in your child's homeroom class. Email Peggy Walker for any questions

Dolphin Depot

Mabry's PTA- run spirit store, Dolphin Depot, has all of the latest school spirit merchandise! We are the exclusive retailer of Mabry's Friday/Field Trip shirt.   Our spirit store will be open at the New Families Popsicle Party and at the Mabry cafeteria during Meet The Teacher on Tuesday, August 9th.

Along with the spirit shirts, we will be offering: embroidered polo shirts for both boys and girls, dri-fit embroidered shirts for boys, hoodies, car magnets, hair accessories, pencils, erasers, Mabry Mom and Mabry Dad shirts....just to name a few!

The Dolphin Depot accepts cash, checks (made out to Mabry PTA) and credit cards.

Florida's Tax Free Holiday is August 5 - 7, 2016.

Qualifying purchases include:

  • Clothing, shoes, and accessories      ($100 or less per item)
  • Back-to-school supplies ($15 or      less per item)
  • Computers and computer accessories      (tax savings applies to the first $750 of the sales price-only when      purchased for personal/non-commercial use)

The Florida tax free weekend/week savings does not apply to clothing sold for more than $100 per item; school supplies sold for more than $15 per item; books (although many are already exempt). Other exceptions and exclusions may apply.