Mt Tabor Middle School

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

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  • Principal's Message

     Tue 1/15: Pizzicato Dine & Donate

    Thur 2/7: MTMS PTA shift at Portland Council Clothing Center

    Thur 2/7: 5th Grade Info Night, 6:00-8:00

    Tue 2/12: PTA General Meeting, 6:30-8:00

    Thur 2/14: Valentine's Day Dance, 4:00-5:00

    Wed 2/20: Immunization Exclusion Day

    Thur 2/28: Courageous Conversations About Race, 5:30-8:00


    Dear Mt. Tabor Families, 

    Happy Friday. I hope you had a great week. We had a nice week here at Tabor. In our Staff Meeting, we discussed creating more schoolwide routine in our Homerooms, such as mindful moments, schoolwide expectations, community circles, and AVID Binders and planners. We also met in Content Teams and discussed our Semester Artifact, a piece of student work each teacher will share with their colleagues. This celebration of teaching and learning highlights student thinking and the ability to demonstrate this thinking in an academic format. Perhaps I can share some of these artifacts with you after our showcase. 

    As we move through winter here in the Pacific Northwest, it's wise to be aware that this season can be hard on our students and on us. And if something's hard on us, inevitably our students will experience secondary effects. Being caregivers and service-workers, educators, too, experience secondary trauma or compassion fatigue. During this time of year, our lives may edge toward emotional duress, and students may think and behave in ways that affect personal safety. Please remind your student that if they're aware of anything that makes them feel unsafe, they need to report this to an adult. Whether it's drug or alcohol use, physical or emotional abuse, or feelings of depression or suicidal ideation, everything is important enough to share. 

    Remind them of the SafeOregon Tip Line, where students may report things anonymously. They can call or text 844-4-SAFE-OR, or they can email to help keep themselves or a friend safe. If a student is not sure they should report something, tell them it's safest to just make the report. 

    I hope you enjoy Pizzicato on Tuesday, and have a great weekend.



  • School Supply List

    Mt. Tabor Middle School Supply List 2018-19

    Every 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Student needs:

    • 3-ring binder with:                                                                                                             
      • Index dividers
      • Pencil pouch
      • Wide ruled notebook paper
    • Colored pencils/markers/highlighter
    • Pens/pencils
    • Glue stick
    • Scissors
    • Ruler with standard and metric measure
    • Basic calculator
    • PE lock (Physical Education)

     Note: Do not purchase an assignment book or agenda. We provide one of these for all students. It is used as part of our study skills program and we want all students to have the same one.

     6th Grade Students:

    • 1 Bound composition notebook
    • 3-ring binder—1 inch (Japanese Immersion)
    • 5 rolls of scotch tape (3 for Science & 2 for Math)
    • 3-subject college ruled notebook (Math)
    • Bound composition notebook with graph paper (Math)
    • 1 pack of graph paper (Science)
    • Watercolor paints
    • 2 D Batteries (Science)
    • 3 boxes of tissues (school supply)
    • 2 reams of copier paper (school supply)
    • 1 (12) pack of #2 pencils (school supply)
    • 1 container of Clorox or Lysol wipes (school supply)

     7th Grade Students:

    • Bound composition notebook (Japanese Immersion)
    • 2 Single subject spiral notebooks
    • Notebook with graph paper (Bound composition or Spiral)
    • Spiral notebook (Spanish Non-Immersion only)
    • 2 rolls of scotch tape (Science)
    • 3 boxes of tissues (school supply)
    • 1 container of Clorox or Lysol wipes (school supply)
    • 2 reams of copier paper (school supply)
    • 1 (12) pack of #2 pencils

     8th Grade Students:

    • Bound composition notebook (Social Studies)
    • Bound composition notebook (Language Arts)
    • Bound composition notebook (JMP)
    • Bound composition notebook with graph paper (Math)
    • Spiral notebook (Language Arts)
    • Spiral notebook (Spanish Non-Immersion only)
    • AAA Batteries [small pack] (Math)
    • 3 rolls of scotch tape (2 for Science & 1 for Social Studies)
    • 1 roll of scotch tape (Spanish Immersion)
    • 2 boxes of tissues (school supply)
    • 2 reams of copier paper (school supply)
    • 1 (12) pack of #2 pencils (school supply)
    • 1 container of Clorox or Lysol wipes (school supply)
    Principal's Newsletter on School Messenger
    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:

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