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 6/11: 8th Grade Promotion, Franklin HS Gym, 5:00pm

    Wed 6/12: Last Day of School


    Dear Mt. Tabor Families, 

    I have a lot of messages to pass along, so here goes. (Happy Friday, by the way.)

    First, we're designing posters for each area of our school to remind students and staff about community expectations. We will organize the expectations into "Safe, Respectful, and Responsible"--namely, what does it mean to honor these values in the hallways, classrooms, library, gym, cafeteria, recess, and main office? As a staff, we already worked in teams to capture our own ideas, and now I'd like to hear yours. Please add your ideas here: Community Expectations Posters Survey.  It should take just a few minutes. With all our ideas incorporated into these visual reminders, we can truly anchor ourselves in what we all share and value. 

    Next, we have some awesome swag in our School Spirit Store. (Thank you to the PTA and Helki Watson for setting this up.) We're running the limited edition design for just a few more weeks before moving on to next year's designs. Grab what you can now before it's gone! All money goes toward the PTA and our school. 

    Here's a message from our SUN school coordinator, Chelsea Kimura:

    Next week is the last week of SUN!  Our Last day of all clubs and classes will be on Thursday, May 23rd! In celebration of our Last week of SUN, we will be hosting MTMS SUN Spring Showcase! Wednesday, May 22nd: Choir will be performing at 5pm. Thursday, May 23rd:  Drama will be performing at 5pm, followed by Jazz Band! Light snacks and refreshments will be provided by SUN.

    Here's a message from our librarian's assistant, Caroline Peters:

    Do you know your ABC’s? Do you know your 1-2-3’s? The Mt. Tabor library needs your help this June! Let's get the library books in all the right places! All books are due 5/31. Dates needed for help: June 4-5-6-7. Please contact me with your availability. Thank you! We also have a special project for a Japanese-speaking volunteer. Thanks, Caroline Peters (

    Here's a message from our cook, Rachel Tee:

    Please pay your student's lunch balance. We are $8,000 in the hole for student meal accounts. You can pay the balance here at the school or on the Nutrition Services page. Thank you for your help!

    Finally, here's something I did the summer before high school. It's an awesome way to spend a summer.

    Attention 8th Graders - Grant High School Water Polo Wants YOU! High school water polo is a fun, no-cut, co-ed fall sport, and the GHS club needs YOU! The club is hosting an Intro to Water Polo event at 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 23rd at the Parkrose High School Aquatic Center, 12003 NE Shaver St, Portland, OR  97220. Bring your suit and questions for our coaches and players.

    Never played water polo? No problem. Most of the existing players never did either. Not a strong swimmer? No problem--you will be. All skill and swimming abilities are welcome. Water polo is a great way to get fit, meet new friends, and be a part of a super fun team sport. Official club practices start in mid-August, and informal swim workouts at the Grant Park Pool will start prior to that. Being part of a fall team like water polo enables incoming 9th graders to be a part of an active group of students on the first day of school.

    Have a great weekend, everyone. And thank you, thank you, thank you for all your support at the auction. We broke the 30K mark again this year, which enables us to do so much more as a school. I am grateful--so grateful. 



  • 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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