Harriet Tubman Middle School

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  • HTMS News - Feb 24th

  • Friday, February 28th - 7th Grade Field Trip to the Oregon Zoo

    On Friday, February 28, we will be taking the MAX to the Oregon Zoo for a tour and scavenger hunt. We will depart Harriet Tubman at 11:45 AM and return to the school by 3:15 PM

    We are requesting the assistance of volunteers to help chaperone the students. If you are available and interested in volunteering your time, please sign up here, or contact the school office by phone at 503-916-5630. (Please note, in order to chaperone, you must have an up to date background check.) Click here to complete a background check.  If you have questions about your volunteer status, feel free to contact the office.

    We are asking for a $5 donation per student to cover the costs of transportation and zoo admission. Thank you to those who are able to provide additional donation amounts. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Field trip donations are also payable by cash, check or online at school pay.  

    Please return your student's permission slip and $5 donation for the field trip to your Advisory teacher by Wednesday, February 26th.


  • Join us for Black History Month Family Night!

    Black History Month Family Night text over map of Africa
  • Successful Schools Survey - Encuesta escolar exitoso

    An update! Successful Schools Survey deadline has been extended to March 5th! Please participate as this helps ous school community. 

     
    ¡Una actualización! ¡La fecha límite para la encuesta de escuelas exitosas se ha extendido hasta el 5 de marzo! Por favor participe ya que esto ayuda a nuestra comunidad escolar. Vea la información en español a continuación.
     
    Hello families,

    We want to hear from you!  It is important to the staff at Harriet Tubman Middle School (HTMS) that we have a safe, healthy, and welcoming school for all of our students.  This year, Portland Public Schools is again partnering with Panorama Education to gather information from students and families that will help us improve student experiences across the district.  Here at HTMS, we will survey students in grades 7 and 8 on their experiences in their classrooms and at HTMS as a whole. We would also like to hear from families about their perception of HTMS.
     
    The survey will cover topics such as a sense of belonging, school safety, school climate, barriers to family engagement, and how students are thinking and feeling about diversity, equity, and inclusion in school.  This year’s survey launched on January 27. HTMS students will take the survey in class, sometime before February 14. Families are able to access the survey online now and have until February 28 to complete it. Please be honest and thoughtful with your responses; we value your feedback!
     
    Access the survey through the Panorama Education website.
     
    If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, we would be happy to give you access to a computer at HTMS. 
     
    Thank you!

     

    Hola familias,

    ¡Queremos escuchar de ti!   Es importante que el personal de la Escuela Intermedia Harriet Tubman (HTMS) que tenemos una caja fuerte, saludable y bienvenida a la escuela para todos nuestros estudiantes. Este año, las Escuelas Públicas de Portland se ha asociado nuevamente con Panorama Educación para recoger información de los estudiantes y las familias que nos ayudarán a mejorar la experiencia de los estudiantes en todo el distrito. Aquí en HTMS, vamos a examinar a los estudiantes en los grados 7 y 8 en sus experiencias en sus clases y en HTMS en su conjunto. También nos gustaría saber de las familias acerca de su percepción de HTMS.
     
    La encuesta se tratarán temas como el sentido de pertenencia, seguridad escolar, clima escolar, las barreras a la participación de la familia, y cómo los estudiantes piensan y sienten acerca de la diversidad, la equidad y la inclusión en la escuela. La encuesta de este año puso en marcha el 27 de enero los estudiantes HTMS tomará la encuesta en clase, en algún momento antes de Febrero 14. Las familias son capaces de acceder a la encuesta en línea y tienen hasta el 28 de febrero para completarlo. Por favor, ser honesto y reflexivo con sus respuestas; valoramos sus comentarios!
     
    Acceder a la encuesta a través de la página web de Educación Panorama.
     
    Si usted no tiene acceso a una computadora o internet, estaremos encantados de darle acceso a una computadora en HTMS.
     
    ¡Gracias!
  • Wonderful Article on Tubman Dancers!

    Friderike Heuer wrote a wonderful piece about the recent Tubman-Faubion Winter Dance Showcase at da Vinci Arts Middle School on the blog, There's Hope. We are so grateful for this appreciation!  

    See There's Hope - Your Daily Picture to see more beautiful photos and read the post. 
    photo of Tubman dancers on stage  
  • ESL Parent Academy

     image of a girl reading to a boy

    Roosevelt High School is hosting an ESL Parent Academy on February 22nd, from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  

    Escuelas Públicas de Portland.Academia de Padres en la Escuela Preparatoria Roosevelt,  Febrero 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 

    Please see the Portland Public Schools, English as a Second Language website for more information about this event.  
  • How to get inclement weather updates

    There are rumors of snow...how do you get the latest weather & school closure information? Here are the district's choices:

    Delays and closures

    The district has two options in the event of bad weather: Delay school openings for two hours or close the schools altogether. Before deciding which to do, district officials consult with local meteorologists, city transportation officials and PPS transportation staff in the field.

    School delay and closure information are relayed in a variety of ways:

    • PPS will send text alerts to families, students and PPS staff who have opted in to receive SMS text alerts on their cell phones. If you are a parent or guardian, a student or a PPS staff member, you can opt in to receive texts by texting YES to 68453. You can read more about texting and the district's "Mobile First" initiative.
    • An automated phone call is sent to affected families.
    • The district has a Twitter feed to relay closure, delay and emergency information.  You may create an account at www.twitter.com. Follow @PPSConnect.
    • Information also is posted on the PPS website, submitted to the media, and posted on the PPS Facebook page.
    • Snow routes and alternative stops will be called for AM or PM or both depending upon the road conditions or weather forecast. Please pay close attention to additional District announcements throughout the day for changes. District decisions made after the initial call will be updated to the same media outlets.
    Do you have more questions or want more information? Details are available on the PPS Inclement Weather webpage
     
    Want information on buses or snow routes? Find it on the PPS Transportation webpage.   
  • Adult ESL Classes

    Adult English Classes poster
  • HTMS Music Teacher in the News.

    We want to share the excitement of Ms. Pierce's Music Class being recognized by KATU News as part of the Leaders in Learning Series! 
     
    https://katu.com/features/leaders-in-learning/band-teacher-doesnt-miss-a-beat-at-harriet-tubman-middle-school

     
     
  • Chess for Success

    Chess for Success logo

    Do you play chess? Do you want to learn to play chess?
     
    SUN Community School has the opportunity to partner with Chess For Success this year which is very exciting! We are looking for students to participate in this fun club. 
     
    The club will be held on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  
     
    If you are interested please contact DaRaysha Kennedy

  • Please donate?

    We are in need of antibacterial wipes and hand sanitizer. Please consider donating! Items can be dropped off in the main office of Harriet Tubman MS. 
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District News

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Principal's Message

  • November 22, 2019

    (Traducción al español a continuación)

    Hello Harriet Tubman Families, 

    This is Principal Jackson to share with you some updates to support you during Parent Conferences and the Holiday Season.  Let me begin by saying that I am so sorry that I will not be joining you during conferences. I am blessed to spend time with my oldest brother Jeff, who lives in Southeast Texas. Our families will be cruising and vacationing together for the very first time. As you know it is not easy connecting with family when you live so far apart.  But as we all embark on this holiday season, let's not forget that for some this season can be difficult, especially if you don't have family, have lost a loved one, or face a challenging situation. So, please make time to share, care and give - kindness goes a long way. 

    Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, November 25th and Tuesday, November 26th beginning at 8:30 a.m.  This is a time to have an exchange with your child’s teacher and for you, as parents, to ask some meaningful questions such as:

    • Tell me about your academic instruction
    • What tools can I integrate at home that will help strengthen my child's academic performance?
    • What ideas do you have to keep my child engaged in class?
    • What have you identified as areas of weakness/strength?

    Although time is limited, please come with questions and do not be afraid to ask. 

    We have the wonderful opportunity to take our entire student body to see the movie "Harriet" which is the story about Harriet Tubman and her journey. We will attend the showing on Wednesday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m. Students will leave the campus by 9:30. Permission slips will be distributed during school Friday, November 22 and also available during conferences for your convenience. Permission forms are due Monday, December 2.

    December 5th we are planning our first Sustainability Food Night in Oregon. We are offering food prepared by students and families. The purpose is to bring families together and also discuss sustainability, and environmental justice.  The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mary Peveto from Neighbors for Clean Air will be presenting. 

    SUN SCHOOL concludes Wednesday, December 5th 

    The Winter Arts Showcase is Thursday, December 12th at Harriet Tubman and features the visual arts, 6th-grade dance, band and color guard.

    In closing here are some helpful reminders: 

    • Please encourage the importance of organization, turning assignments in on time, and getting to school and class on time.
    • Please check ParentVue and StudentVue
    • If you have an 8th grader, please attend high school parent meetings when offered district-wide. 
    • Please dress warmly and get proper rest the weather is changing and flu season is in effect. 
    • Make sure your contact information is current for inclement weather announcements

    Warmly,  

    Mrs. Natasha Jackson, Principal

    Harriet Tubman Middle School

     

    22 de noviembre de 2019

    Hola Familias de Harriet Tubman, 

    Estea es la directora Jackson, para compartir algunas actualizaciones para apoyarlos, durante las conferencias de padres y la temporada de vacaciones. Permítanme comenzar diciendo que lamento mucho no estar con ustedes durante las conferencias. Tendré la suerte de pasar tiempo con mi hermano mayor Jeff, que vive en el sureste de Texas. Nuestras por primera vez tomaran un crucero y vacaciones juntos. Como saben, no es fácil conectarse con la familia cuando viven tan separados. Pero a medida que nos embarcamos en esta temporada de vacaciones, no olvidemos que para algunos esta temporada puede ser difícil, especialmente si no tiene familia, ha perdido a un ser querido o se enfrenta a una situación difícil. tómese el tiempo para compartir, cuidar y dar, la amabilidad es muy útil.. 

    Conferencias de padres y maestros serán el lunes 25 de noviembre y el martes 26 de noviembre de a partir de las 8:30 de la mañana. Este es un momento para tener un intercambio con el maestro/a de su hijo/a y para que, como padres, hagan preguntas significativas como:

    • Cuénteme sobre su instrucción académica
    • ¿Qué herramientas puedo integrar en casa que ayuden a fortalecer el rendimiento académico de mi hijo/a?
    • ¿Qué ideas tiene para mantener a mi hijo/a involucrado/a en clase?
    • ¿Qué ha identificado como áreas de debilidad / fuerza?

    Aunque el tiempo es limitado, por favor venga con preguntas y no tenga miedo de preguntar.

    Tenemos la maravillosa oportunidad de llevar a todo nuestro cuerpo estudiantil a ver la película "Harriet", que es la historia de Harriet Tubman y su viaje. Asistiremos a la presentación el miércoles 4 de diciembre a las 10:00 a.m. Los estudiantes saldrán del campus a las 9:30 a.m. Las hojas de permiso se distribuirán durante la escuela el viernes 22 de noviembre y también estarán disponibles durante las conferencias para su conveniencia. Los formularios de permiso deben presentarse el lunes 2 de diciembre.

    El 5 de diciembre estamos planeando nuestra primera noche de alimentos de sostenibilidad en Oregon. Estamos ofreciendo comida preparada por estudiantes y familias. El propósito es reunir a las familias y también discutir la sostenibilidad, una justicia ambiental. El evento se llevará a cabo de 6:30 pm a 8:00 pm. Se presentará Mary Peveto para Vecinos para Aire Limpio. 

    SUN SCHOOL concluye el miércoles 5 de diciembre. 

    The Winter Arts Showcase es el jueves 12 de diciembre en Harriet Tubman y presenta artes visuales, baile de sexto grado, banda y guardia de color. 

     Para terminar, aquí hay algunos recordatorios útiles: 

    • Por favor, aliente la importancia de la organización, entregue las tareas a tiempo y llegue a la escuela y la clase a tiempo.
    • Verifique el Vue para padres y el Vue para estudiantes.(Pregunte en la oficina sí no sabe que es esto)
    • Si tiene un alumno de octavo grado, asista a las reuniones de padres de la escuela secundaria cuando se le ofrezca en todo el distrito. 
    • Vístase abrigado y descanse adecuadamente, el clima está cambiando y la temporada de gripe está en vigencia. 
    • Asegúrese de que su información de contacto esté actualizada para anuncios de mal tiempo

    Sra. Natasha Jackson, Directora

    Harriet Tubman Middle School

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  • Student Supplies

    1. 2 or 3" binder w/pocket dividers
    2. Pencils and pens
    3. Pencil holder
    4. Scientific calculator
    5. Composition books: lined and graphing
    6. Highlighter
    7. Pencil sharpener
    8. A clear water bottle
    9. Box of tissues
    10. Container of disinfectant wipes
    11. Container of hand sanitizer
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