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Hello Mabry Families and Staff,

Have you heard about the important education referendum on the November 6 ballot?

Today, we have exciting news to share: you can see the direct, positive impact the referendum would have on our school with a list of projects specifically planned for our school, if the half-penny sales tax passes.

Please see our school’s projects, as well as other schools in our area, right now at

The half-penny sales tax would invest $131 million in our county’s students and schools each year for ten years. The funding would be spent on specific projects to improve our public schools—the list across our district includes replacing air conditioners, fixing leaky roofs, new classroom technology, upgrading safety and security systems, and new schools to relieve overcrowding.

To make sure the money is spent as promised, an independent Citizen Oversight Committee will keep an eye on all spending. The committee’s six private citizens cannot have any connection with the district or benefit financially from the projects.

It’s estimated the half-penny sales tax would cost the typical family in Hillsborough County $63 per year. That amount is based on IRS sales tax tables and the median annual income of a typical family in our county. Tourists would also pay a portion of the sales tax, but all of it would benefit our students in Hillsborough County.

You can find some of the frequently asked questions about the half-penny sales tax on our district’s website:

If you’d like to get your questions about the education referendum answered in person, you’re invited to attend one of our scheduled Town Hall Meetings with Superintendent Jeff Eakins and our district staff:

Please share this important information with your neighbors. We can all play a role in informing voters about this important issue. Education has a direct impact on everyone in our community. When we invest in our students and our schools, our entire community succeeds.

Student Council Kindness Week

September 17, 2018

“Choose Kind”- September 17-21 is Hillsborough County’s Kindness Week!  Student Council wants to challenge you to complete as many acts of kindness as possible during the week.  On Monday, students will receive a list of Kindness Activities we encourage them to complete throughout the week!   Below is a list of some other events that will happen throughout Kindness Week.  At the end of the week, choose one of the acts of kindness and tell us how it turned out! Students will turn in their sheet on Friday, Sept 21 to their Student Council Rep.  Don't underestimate the power of a kind gesture!

Monday:  Student Council reps will hand out the Kindness Week Checklist.  
Tuesday:   Students will receive a leaf from their teacher.  Write an act of kindness you experience here at Mabry and add it to the tree outside the lunchroom.
Wednesday: Compli-mats!  Today in block 1, teachers will place a “Compli-mat” on your desk.  Write your name on yours, then walk around the room and leave a sweet message for EVERYONE in your room.
Thursday: Positivity Challenge-Today, try to only say Kind things to both yourself and others!
Friday: Turn in your Kindness Checklist to student council reps.

If you have any questions, have your child see their Student Council rep or email Ms Strauss at [email protected]

Dolphin Depot is Restocked!

September 15, 2018

The Dolphin Depot has been restocked! Place your order online by 9/24 to guarantee delivery on 9/28. New adult sizes in the Friday Dri Fit Spirit shirt now available. 

Book Fair Coming 9/24 - 9/28

September 15, 2018

The Scholastic Fall Book Fair will be at Mabry from Monday, Sept 24 - Friday, Sept 28 during school hours for the students to shop. Due to new school safety procedures, there will be no before school shopping with your child.

Families will be able to shop together on Monday, 9/24 from 1:30-3:30pm and again all afternoon and evening on Thursday, 9/27 throughout conference night. The teacher with the most families who attend both events will receive $20 Scholastic Dollars to spend on his/her classroom.

This year the new digital payment option is available at Mabry! Sign up for eWallet! Simply follow this link to set up an account and the funds will be immediately available for your child. Safe and secure! No cash, no checks, no hassle!! This will come in extremely handy if your child will be shopping without you during school hours.