Can you believe we went from this…… To THIS?!? Welcome to Spring and the upcoming challenge and hopeful joy of our kids finally getting to return to school. It probably won’t be perfect, but I can tell you that my guy is ready and I am too! So, thanks to everyone who is working so… Continue reading Week of April 5th – 9th : Spring, Spring, Spring!!! And Back to school for you and you!
We have the last general PTA meeting of the 2020-2021 school year next week. Tuesday, April 6th we will have an expert join our meeting to discuss Title IX. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in all education… Continue reading Week of March 29 – April 2
The treats were so good for the Valentines Day Holiday Fundraiser with Dairy Hill Ice Cream, we are going back for more! Thursday, March 25th Dairy Hill on Hawthorne is offering a Restaurant Partner event with MTMS. They will donate 10% of all sales from the day to the MTMS PTA. No need to use… Continue reading Week of March 15th – 19th
Is it really almost time for Spring Break?!? It seems as though we blinked and it is mid-March. In this coming week, the last week before Spring Break, we are focusing on Dream Dinners. These meals are great. You pick them up prepped and frozen. You can pop them in the freezer if you are… Continue reading Week of March 8th – 12th
No, you are not behind, Teacher Appreciation Week isn’t this week, but it is right around the corner. May 3rd to May 7th is Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week and the PTA is working to plan some well-earned appreciation for the dedicated and hard working teachers and staff at MTMS. We have a few things… Continue reading Week of March 1st – 5th
It is time to think about Por Que No? Taqueria. The Restaurant Partner event for the Hawthorne location is just a week and a half away. Put it on your calendars and add it to your meal plans for Wednesday, March 10th, 2021! Por Que No? is open from 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Simply place an… Continue reading Week of February 22nd – 26th
We hope you have been able to enjoy some of the PTA fundraising events in the last few weeks. Thank you to everyone who has been able to participate and contribute to the PTA. We work to support MTMS teachers and students and can not do that without your participation and support. The Dairy Hill… Continue reading Week of February 15th – 19th
February 14, 2021 On this Valentine’s Day 2021, the MTMS PTA would like to acknowledge the love and grace that you, the Mt Tabor Middle School Community, have shown each other by expressing our love and gratitude to all of you. Over the winter holiday, an effort led by the MTMS PTA, in coordination with… Continue reading Thank You to the MTMS Community!
It is has been a different week, with MAP testing and online field trips changing the daily school schedule and routine. And now a three day weekend and snow! We are having trouble concentrating over here in my house. It sounds like it is going to be the perfect weekend for ice cream. If you… Continue reading Week of February 8th – 12th
Greetings Mt. Tabor Middle School Community! Thank you for those that attended the General PTA Meeting this week on Tuesday. We enjoyed hearing from two experts in the PPS community on Restorative Justice. The PTA is continuing to recruit a Secretary for the 21-22 school year. This is a critical and required position for the… Continue reading Week of February 1st – 5th
It is the last week of January! There was a lot of excitement from the neighborhood kids this week with the arrival of winter weather. Although the snow did not stick around for long, it was thoroughly enjoyed in my backyard and neighborhood. This week as been busy with end of quarter work and projects.… Continue reading Week of January 25th – 31st
Another week wrapping up… another quarter soon coming to an end. Time marches on. Last week we posted about succession planning for the PTA. Now is the time to connect with the MTMS PTA and explore options for board and other volunteer positions available in the next academic year. Don’t forget we are searching for… Continue reading Week of January 18th-22nd
The MTMS PTA Board met this week. One important point of discussion is succession planning for the PTA. We have several board members moving on with their students next school year, as their students move into high school. The PTA must have three critical positions filled to operate: President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We are very… Continue reading Week of January 11th – 15th
elcome back! We hope everyone was able to find a little time to unwind over the holidays. We have continued to receive some donations over the holiday break for the Winter Break Drive serving families in need. We are working with the school counselors to distribute all the funds that have continued to come in… Continue reading Week of January 4th – 8th
inter Break is upon us. On one hand, it does not seem like this is possible. On the other hand, it feels like this break could not come soon enough. The PTA has had a busy few weeks fundraising and supporting the MTMS community. We partnered with the truly fantastic MTMS school counselors to raise… Continue reading Week of Dec. 14th – 18th
You have probably been seeing information about the Dream Dinners Curbside Fundraiser for the MTMS PTA. We wanted to take the time to provide some additional details as we move toward the deadlines to order and pick-up meals this week and weekend. The first pick-up time is this Thursday, December 17th from 6:30pm-7:30pm. The deadline… Continue reading Dream Dinners Fundraiser
There is a lot of exciting news this week for the Mt. Tabor Middle School community!!! Be sure to scroll all the way through this post to see what’s for dinner. First of all, the community really came together for the Families in Need winter donation drive. The fundraising drive to raise money for families… Continue reading Week of December 7th – 11th
The PTA is partnering with the MTMS counselors to carry on the community’s annual tradition of supporting families in need. In past years, when students are in the school building everyday, there is a campaign to have students bring in change to contribute to a fund for families in need. Students have always enjoyed bringing… Continue reading Week of Nov. 30th – Dec. 4th
It has certainly been a busy week with Tabor Talks, the General MTMS PTA Meeting, and the SE Guiding Coalition Open House on top of all the other work, life, and distance learning balancing act that takes place in our daily lives. Phew! It definitely feels like it is time for a break. Thank you… Continue reading Week of Nov. 16th – 20th
General PTA Meeting Tuesday, November 17, 2020; 6:30-8:00pm Please join us this coming Tuesday for the second general PTA meeting of the school year. You do not have to be a PTA member to attend. We encourage and welcome all members of the Mt. Tabor Middle School community to attend. The first 30 minutes of… Continue reading Week of November 9th – 13th
Phew! What a week. I know my household is feeling the success and relief of making it through quarter one of the school year. We are also feeling the pressure of keeping up the pace for the next quarter. We will definitely celebrate making it through the quarter this evening and weekend, while also catching… Continue reading Week of Nov. 2nd to 6th
Another week, another month in the books. I hope everyone is enjoying the cooler fall days and getting outside to enjoy the still shining sun. As we head into Halloween weekend, however you and your family observe this time of year, I hope you find a safe, fun, and joyous way to celebrate. I know… Continue reading Week of October 26th – 30th
As cooler weather moves into the area this weekend, it is a great time to purchase some cozy sweatshirts and hoodies to keep your students (and you!) warm this fall and winter. A portion of the sales come back to the PTA, which in turn is used to benefit the Mt. Tabor Middle School community.… Continue reading Week of October 19th-23rd
BottleDrop!!! A great way to raise funds for Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA. If you are a committed PTA member or follower, you may have noticed the weekly newsletter (this website post) usually goes out on Sunday evening and it was missing this past week. We have decided to change the day we publish the… Continue reading Week of October 12th – 16th
We have made it through the first month of school! It is hard to believe we are moving into the first full week of October. It feels like my household is starting to settle into the schedule and routine of distance learning. I hope this week finds you all adjusting to school-time routines. We all… Continue reading This week: October 5th – 9th
Looks like we have a wonderful week of weather ahead! And as we march toward Fall, I watch my child – and I imagine all of our kids – marching forward, growing, and learning how to adjust to different times. I hope that each of you are finding moments of victory, and taking a beat… Continue reading This week at MTMS: September 28th – October 3rd
We had a great turnout for the First PTA of the ’20-’21 school year. Thank you to everybody who turned out and who stepped up to volunteer. This year is going to challenge us in unique ways but with all of the support I saw last week – I am so confident that we can… Continue reading This week at MTMS: September 21 – 25
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th @ 6:30PM Virtual Meeting via ZOOM. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89870796538?pwd=N0JkVG5obzJyUkI3bjF2R0dCdkt0Zz09 Meeting ID: 898 7079 6538Passcode: H7qswE Look forward to seeing you there!
Greetings Mt. Tabor Families and PTA Current and Future Members! I hope this finds you off to a smooth start to our children’s second week of Virtual Learning. My family has learned a thing or two from the first week, and we continue to be headed rapidly up the steep learning curve, hopefully to a… Continue reading MTMS: Soft Start, Week #2
Welcome back, Mt. Tabor!!! I don’t know about you, but I have been vacillating between excitement and anxiety as this week has gotten closer and closer. I have been comforted by the virtual meetings led by our new Principal, Tonya Arnold and her Team. I actually feel like I might be ready – as ready… Continue reading School Days, School Daze!
Food All school districts are still offering breakfast and lunch to any kids 1-18 at participating locations: www.kgw.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/food-meals-schools-portland-closed-coronavirus/283-f54b65f9-eeb8-4854-b7a9-f0fc9d61aab2 You can use SNAP benefits to have groceries delivered from Amazon and Walmart (though a delivery fee will be charged): pamplinmedia.com/pt/9-news/455303-371419-oregonians-can-now-order-groceries-online-with-food-stamps Restaurants offering free lunches for kids while supplies last: Laughing Planet (all locations) is providing free kid’s meals to… Continue reading Message from the Principal: Resources for Families
What a week! Snow, Pandemics, cancelled school – to name a few. As we now know that school is cancelled until at least April 1st. I have been seeing lots of resources and kind offers of help and collaboration over the last couple of days on the Mt. Tabor Parents Facebook page, Next Door and… Continue reading School closed until April 1st…
MTMS – Did you know that there are TWO DIFFERENT “First Day of Spring”s? The more commonly referred to is the astronomical first day of the season and falls near the end of March (March 20th, to be precise and it is associated with the vernal equinox). The other “First Day of Spring” is known… Continue reading This Week at MTMS: March 2nd – 6th
Greetings Mt Tabor! We have two major things coming up that deserve at least a look – Trailblazers are sponsoring another MTMS Community Night and the final Race Matters Workshop are both coming up soon. Check out the details below! ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS: Race Matters: Thursday, March 5th at Taborspace 5:30pm Mt. Tabor Middle School Community… Continue reading This week at MTMS: February 24 – 28th
I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day, and even though this message is belated – it’s never a bad time to share the love. With that in mind, I want to give a quick shout out to our Community Partners – in particular our Dine ‘n’ Donate Program Partners: Pizzicato, Cricket Cafe,… Continue reading This Week at MTMS: February 18-21st
Happy February, Mt Tabor! Did you all catch that SKY last week?? WOW! In celebration, we are having a PTA Meeting… Just Kidding. We were already planning one, but we sure look forward to seeing you there this week! THIS WEEK ONLY: PTA General Meeting, Tuesday, February 4th @ 6:30pm ONGOING/UPCOMING EVENTS: Mt. Tabor Middle… Continue reading This Week at MTMS: February 3rd- 7th
Greetings Mt Tabor! I hope that your January is wrapping up nicely. This week is a big one for the “Foodies” amongst us as we have a Double Header for Dine n’ Donate on Wednesday, January 29th. In addition, next Tuesday, we have our General PTA Meeting. Hope to see you at all! THIS WEEK… Continue reading This week at MTMS: January 28th – 31st
Mt. Tabor Middle School… it appears we have a Jazz Band. The PTA voted last week to help fundraise to support the return of Jazz Band to our school community. Practice times, teachers and all of the exciting details are yet to be hammered out – but know that it is coming!! HOORAY!! On another… Continue reading This Week at MTMS: December 9th – 13th
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday this past week. Personally, I am finding myself still playing a bit of catch-up. But before we look forward to the coming week- a hearty THANK YOU to those that helped feed our teachers on Conference Days! The teachers appreciated the effort and hopefully many of you… Continue reading This Week at MTMS : December 2nd – 6th
We will be having a previously unscheduled PTA Meeting on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:30pm to discuss two topic: The formation of a Jazz Band at Mt Tabor Middle School and the funding of such The integration of the Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA and the Mt Tabor Middle School Foundation Please attend these meetings… Continue reading Flash PTA Meeting – Scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd @ 6:30pm
Opportunity + Preparedness = Success. Parent Teacher Conferences is the opportunity to review your child’s progress and help prepare for continued success for the school year to come. PTA is providing a sign-up sheet for Mt Tabor parents to support the teachers & staff (approx. 60) during this conference by supplying lunch on Nov. 25. It would be helpful… Continue reading VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Help needed for lunches for Teachers on Conference Day 11/25!