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It's Bully Prevention Week

October 19, 2019

October is National Bullying Prevention Month and students will be learning all about bullying behaviors and how to stop them. Here at Mabry we are focused on building a kind, accepting, and inclusive community. During the week of October 21 -25 our focus will be about bullying prevention and awareness. We ask that students participate in each of the daily themes to support our inclusive culture. 

Monday - Be an Upstander!
View the upstander video on the morning show and sign your classroom pledge to be an upstander.
Tuesday - Be Kind.
Treat others the way you want to be treated. 
Wear a t-shirt that represents kindness.
Wednesday - Make it ORANGE and make it end!
UNITY DAY Together we are united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion.
Wear orange to show we won’t tolerate bullying.
Thursday - Put a stop to bullying.
REFUSE bullying by teaming up to put a stop to it.
Wear any team jersey to show you are going to team up and put a stop to bullying behavior.
Friday - We are a FAMILY!
We are a community that cares about each other!
Wear a Mabry Spirit Shirt to show you are a part of our Mabry family.

This week is National Arts in Education Week!  To celebrate, Mabry Elementary is participating in the Reflections Arts Program.  Reflections is a PTA sponsored arts contest held at Mabry and judged by local community members.  Students of all abilities K-5 have an opportunity to submit their own work of art based on their interpretation of this year’s theme:  Look Within


Student art can be in any of the following six categories:

  • Visual Arts [see rules pdf below] – Original artwork of drawing, crafts, painting, sculpture, carpentry, dioramas, etc.
  • Literature [see rules pdf below] – Original authoring of Poetry, Prose, Drama, Reflective Essay, Narrative, Short Story, etc.
  • Music Composition [see rules pdf below] – Original composition of A Capella, Blues, Choral, Country, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Latin, Rock, etc.
  • Photography [see rules pdf below] – Original photos of panoramic, photomontage, single photos, multiple exposure, negative sandwich, black and white, color, etc.
  • Dance Choreography [see rules pdf below] – Original choreography of Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Tap, Gymnastics-floor routine, Ice Skating, etc.
  • Special Artist – [see rules pdf below] – See guidelines for allowable accommodations.


Students may submit art to more than one category.  Art submissions must follow the specific rules and guidelines for each category.  Click the links above to see the official rules for each category.  Please note that Mabry will not be participating in the Film Production category this year.


Criteria >

  • All art entries will be judged on three criteria:
    • Interpretation of Theme (theme =  Look Within)
    • Creativity
    • Technique
  • Only new pieces of artwork inspired by the theme may be submitted
  • Each entry must be the original work of one student only
  • Entry must contain a completed student entry form with artwork title and artist statement
  • Use of copyrighted material is prohibited, except for recorded music in dance choreography when title, composer, and performer are cited in the submission
  • PowerPoint presentations are prohibited


Deadline > All art submissions must be submitted, following the guidelines for their respective category, no later than Friday, November 1st.  This gives students eight weeks to work on their art of choice. Art submitted after this date cannot be accepted.  Visual Arts will need to be submitted in person (location TBD).  All other art categories will be submitting their art digitally to [email protected].


How to Enter > Students will need to submit a completed Entry Form to either Ms. Jenny Lovell in the front office, or to [email protected].  See attachments at the bottom for a student packet which includes an overview of the program guidelines and an entry form.


Judging >Volunteer judges are needed to judge the student works of art.  Judging will take place between 11/4 – 11/8.  Some art will need to be judged in person (ex: visual arts), and some art can be judged online (ex: dance videos, music compositions, literature pieces).  Anyone can be a judge!  Art gallery owners, music school teachers, dance studio owners, High School students in art programs, parents, Mabry staff, etc.  Judges will be given instructions and a scorecard to use.  Contact [email protected] if you are interested in being a judge, or if you have a suggestion for a judge.


Celebration Event >  All student participants and judges will be invited to attend a celebratory event sometime after judging has ended.  The event will take place on the Mabry campus. Date, time, and location are to be determined but will be communicated.  Parents are invited to attend. 


Advancing Artwork >  Students with art that scored the highest within their division (K-2, 3-5, or Special Artist) and within their category will be eligible to advance their art to the district level.  This will take place on Monday November 18th at Maniscalco Elementary in Lutz, or Tuesday, November 19th at Roland Park Magnet School (near Westshore area).  Students will need to submit their art work by either of these two days in order to be eligible.


Send all questions regarding this program to [email protected] or to [email protected]

Yearbook Cover Contest

September 28, 2019

Requirements for front and back cover:
1. The design for both the front and the back must be student created by hand, not on the computer.
2. The student’s name must be on the back, not the front.
3. All creations must be submitted on plain white 8 ½ X 11 paper.
Primary Grades (PK-2nd) Back Cover 
Additional requirements for back cover contest:
Must include the school vision: Inspired to learn, lead, succeed
Intermediate Grades (3rd-5th) Front Cover
Additional requirements for front cover contest:
School name and the year, (2019-2020)

Turn your cover into your homeroom teacher. The deadline is Thursday, October 3, 2019! Please be creative!

5th Grade Yearbook Tribute

September 28, 2019

Don’t miss your chance to reserve a tribute for everyone to see. *Only one half (1/2) page allowable per student.

5th Grade Tribute Pricing: (Yearbook not included)
1/2 Page Tribute- $60
1/4 Page Tribute- $40

Yearbook Pricing:
$25 per yearbook before 11/30 (In addition to tribute cost)

Go to to place your order. Tribute deadline to reserve the space January 17,2020. You must order online, checks or cash will not be accepted at school. Once you pay for the tribute you will receive instructions on how to create the tribute, which are due by January 24, 2020 and must be turned in on a disc or a thumb drive. Email tributes will not be accepted.