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Mt Tabor Middle School

Strong Community,
Strong Results

5800 SE Ash StPortland, OR 97215Ph (503) 916-5646Fx (503) 916-2659

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Mt. Tabor
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  • Mt. Tabor News

    Fifth Grade Information Night:

    Thursday, February 9 from 6:00-7:45pm 
    5th Grade Info Night  
    5th Grade Info Night Spanish  
     
    Upcoming Events: 
    • Fifth Grade Information Night: Thursday, February 9 at 6:00pm
    • TAG Family Night at OMSI: Monday, February 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm *Free admission for TAG students and families. Free parking in the OMSI lot.
    • Holiday: Monday, February 20; No school for students and staff
    • PTA Meeting: Tuesday, February 21 at 6:30pm in the Library
    • Final Spring Faire/ Meeting: Monday April 17th, 7 p.m., upstairs at Caldera Public House. Website here.



    Save the date for the annual Mt. Tabor Middle School Spring Faire: Dig Deep for a Strong Foundation, Friday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. at The Laurelhurst Club. Aside from being a rollicking good time, the Faire helps to fund vital staffing support for before and after school programs, field trips, and classroom instruction. We’d love to have you attend and we need your help!

    You can ensure the event’s success by:

    • Donating services, items, or experiences Do you own a business or provide a service? We’d love to have your donations for our silent auction! Do you own a vacation home that you would be willing to donate for a getaway? Make donations online at mtms.schoolauction.net/auction2017. Questions? Contact Christina Bederka at bederka.christina@gmail.com.
    • Becoming a sponsor at the individual ($250), bronze ($500), silver ($750) or Gold ($1,000) level. Our sponsors help to offset the cost of our event. We couldn’t do it without them! Would your business be willing to sponsor at the $500 level or higher? Sponsors are acknowledged and thanked online and in person at our event. Two tickets are included at the Individual and Bronze levels; 4 tickets are included at the Silver and Gold levels.
    • Donating bottles of wine for the Wall of Wine, valued at $15+. Contact Cristen Lincoln, cristen@livingroomre.com or 503-260-2414.
    • Purchasing your tickets, on sale now!  Individual tickets are $25 each, $50 for couples. Did you know that our beloved teachers and staff attend free of charge? Consider “sponsoring” a teacher to help offset the cost to our Foundation @ $25/person.
    • Volunteering: We need a Technology Coordinator who can organize and set up 3 computers for check-in, a Direct Appeal Recorder to write down bids during the paddle raise, and a Check-in/Check-out person to do data entry during the event.

    To donate, become a sponsor, or buy tickets, please visit mtms.schoolauction.net/auction2017.

    The next planning meeting is Monday, February 6, 7 p.m. at Caldera Restaurant. All are welcome.

    For more information or to volunteer, please contact Dalena Bradley, dalena@planetbradley.com or call 503.319.7337.


     
    Mt. Tabor News

    The Mt. Tabor Principal’s Newsletter is sent out using School Messenger. PPS has moved to a single communication tool called School Messenger, and will no longer use Celly, Flash Alerts, and Synrevoice. Now principals can send email, SMS text messages, and autodialers from School Messenger. You can get more information here: http://www.pps.k12.or.us/about-us/mobilefirst.htm 


    The current Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook can be found at bottom of the following page: http://www.pps.net/Page/1065


    The District is collaborating with the Portland Association of Teachers to update this document to align with recent changes in State Law (SB 553). 

    All schools are concurrently engaged in a process of creating school specific School Climate Handbooks in collaboration with staff, students, families, and community partners to meet the unique needs of each school community.  

    Homework Help!

    Don’t struggle alone with homework!  Call a librarian.  Multnomah County library has live homework help in English, Spanish and Vietnamese from 2-10 pm every day!  They will proof read a paper or help you tackle a tough math problem.  You can also live chat with a librarian 24/7 who will direct you to resources for research, etc. Go tohttps://multcolib.org/  and click on Homework-center.  


    School Hours

    School starts at 9:05 am and breakfast is served at 8:50 am.  Please do not drop off your students earlier than 9:05 am unless your student is registered for Before School Supervision. School ends at 3:45 pm and students have to leave school grounds by 4:00 pm. We do not have staff supervision before or after school hours for students. We are not responsible for your student(s) if he/she arrives outside of school hours. Please encourage your student not to walk to school too early.

    We notice that there are many students wandering in front of the building, on the sidewalks or going to QFC. With the wet and cold weather coming, please make sure that your students are picked up on time. We appreciate your cooperation.

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  • About the school

    Mount Tabor Middle School sets a high bar for its students. Faculty work hard to build relationships so that all students feel connected, recognized and supported. Our school houses the district’s Japanese Immersion Program for grades 6-8, a growing Spanish Immersion Program and a neighborhood middle school. Mt. Tabor provides extra services through a Support Education Program and Columbia Regional Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program. Mt. Tabor strives to balance rich, historic traditions while creating new customs that reflect Portland’s ever-changing neighborhoods. This is our motto: Strong Community, Strong Results.

    Personalized learning
    • Sixth-graders benefit from strong teacher-student relationships. The school counselor connects with students early to support the middle school transition.
    • In sixth grade, language arts (or language immersion) classes are paired with social studies classes. This keeps students together — creating small communities of learners that ease the move to middle school and foster innovative teaching.
    • Teachers work closely with staff and special needs students and families to support students through promotion to ninth grade.
     
    Engagement for learning

    Mt. Tabor responds to students’ academic needs with support and enrichment, including:

    • Battle of the Books, National Geographic Geography Bee, Scripps Spelling Bee,
    • Art, band, Spanish, health, physical education, yearbook and Project Green,
    • Advanced math placement and on-site high school-level geometry,
    • Year-end portfolio conference where students demonstrate academic growth.

     

    What is Mt. Tabor Middle School?
    A Tradition of Academic Excellence
    Goal Setting & Organizational Skills
    Outstanding Professional Staff
    Healthy Social/Emotional Growth
    Positive Character Development
    Experts in Adolescent Development

     

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  • School Board approves boundary changes for Peninsula and Chief Joseph

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    The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors voted unanimously last night to approve boundary changes to Peninsula and Chief Joseph schools, both feeder schools for Ockley Green Middle School. The 7-0 vote endorses one of two proposals from the District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC), which was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools.
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  • Nine of our schools earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR rating

    At a ceremony on February 10 at Wilson High School in SW Portland, nine PPS schools were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for achieving ENERGY STAR certification. To receive this certification, a building must perform in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency, and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. ENERGY STAR schools use an average of 35% less energy, and also release 35% less carbon dioxide.

    Read the full press release here.

  • From the factory to the toy; Mechanisms for triggering new educational behaviors

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    Giancarlo Mozzanti, prominent Colombian architect will speak:

    Friday February 24, 5:30PM
    At the University of Oregon Portland Center
    70 NW Couch Street
    Admission Free

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  • Enrollment balancing for Peninsula, Chief Joseph and Ockley Green

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    The District-wide Boundary Review Advisory Committee (DBRAC) was formed in 2014 to help with enrollment balancing across Portland Public Schools. The committee’s most recent work led them to propose two options to help relieve crowding at Chief Joseph and to create more robust enrollment at Peninsula starting in the 2017-18 school year. On January 30, 2017, Interim Superintendent Bob McKean endorsed one of two DBRAC proposals.

    The proposal, which still requires the approval of the Board of Education, may be reviewed at, www.pps.net/dbrac.

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