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

     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, 

    When I was assistant principal at West Linn High School, I enjoyed one of the more powerful experiences that I've had in my career. West Linn alum Melissa Lowery hosted a screening of her autobiographical documentary, Black Girl in Suburbia. My keenest memories were the questions some of our students of color posed to Ms. Lowery after the show. In the majority white audience, you could hear a pin drop. It felt like a collective awakening for the school, a moment of light. 

    I'm thrilled to announce that Melissa Lowery is hosting another screening on Wednesday, February 6th, at the Abernethy School auditorium. The event starts at 6:30. It's a family-friendly night with free childcare and pizza upon request--email The Abernethy PTA is sponsoring this event. 

    Today, Ms. Rachel told me that we're $8,500 in the red for our meal account. This means students are getting the delicious food Rachel is cooking and not paying for it! Please, if your student gets food, make sure you've placed money in the account. We don't ever want to turn a student away, and we also want to sustain our cafeteria. Please visit the Nutrition Services page, and click the payment button. 

    Finally, I'm happy to announce a cool thing for our 8th graders: Leap Into 9th Grade, a summer class at Franklin that prepares students for high school. The program will introduce students to teachers, classmates, career pathways, high school math skills, and will earn your student 0.5 elective credits. There will be breakfast and lunch, and the classes will run from 9:00-12:30, June 24th through July 19th. Register here.

    Have a nice, long weekend, everyone. 



  • 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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