• Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA

      We support MTMS by funding classroom grants, teacher reimbursement of classroom supplies, counselor supplies, library activities, band activities, and other school programs. We coordinate Staff Appreciation Week, Restaurant Partners, Trail Blazers outings, decorations for 8th grade promotion, and arrange drives for families in need. We design school spirit wear for the school community to purchase. We do whatever we can to support teachers, staff, and students. We meet four times a year. We recruit volunteers to help with MTMS and PTA activities. We sponsor special programs during the year to strengthen the MTMS community. As a PTA, we work with local, state, and national organizations to advocate for children.

      Check out our latest newsletter on our webpage https://mtmspta.com/.

      Revisen nuestro boletín informativo a https://mtmspta.com/.

      Contact the PTA with questionsmtmspta@gmail.com.

      Follow us on Facebook: Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA! https://www.facebook.com/MTMSPTA/


      Show Some School Spirit

      T-shirts, zip-up hoodies, and pullover hoodies are available in a variety of colors and with either the MTMS community design or the school mascot. Ordering is available throughout the school year. Adult and youth sizing is available. You can place an order online through Big Frog, a local company, and choose to have your order shipped to your address (for an additional fee) or pick it up in the local store.
      PTA General Information


      Joining the PTA allows us to keep up the support for classrooms, teachers, students, activities, and special events at MTMS. Membership is $15 per person per school year. Please register as a member and pay membership dues through SchoolPay. SchoolPay can be accessed at https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/PTA-Membership-Fee/SbGfd2v. You can also use the following QR code to access SchoolPay for PTA membership. 


      We have opportunities large and small throughout the year. As you can imagine, the pandemic, social distancing, and restricted activities at school have impacted many of the usual fundraising activities of the PTA. As the PTA board works to determine fundraising activities for the MTMS community, there will be more opportunities to volunteer. So please follow us on the MTMS FaceBook page, MTMS PTA Facebook page, and our website. We also include PTA updates in the principal’s Mt. Tabor Tribune newsletter that is sent out on Fridays. Current key opportunities are listed here: 

      • Staff Appreciation: Implement staff appreciation ideas during staff appreciation week (first week of May). Board will support.
      • Blazers Fundraiser: Dates TBD. 
      • We are actively seeking the following PTA board positions:
        • Treasurer Elect - learn the role of Treasurer from the outgoing Treasurer and serve as Treasurer during the next school year
        • Bottle Drop Coordinator - secure and distribute supplies for the Bottle Drop program 
        • Parent Representatives from the Hard of Hearing programs - represent the interests of the program
        • If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact mtmspta@gmail.com. Please put the volunteer opportunity in the subject line.

       Keep a lookout for these and other great volunteer opportunities on Facebook, on our PTA website, and in the PTA section of the Principal’s weekly newsletter.  


      Donation Drive

      We try not to bother with lots of fundraising programs. Instead, we seek to raise $3,000 in direct donations each year from members and the community. You can donate by writing a check to MTMS PTA (mail it to the MTMS office) or through pps.SchoolPay.com, under the “Nonprofit Groups” tab.  


      PTA Meetings, Programs, and Other Dates

      PTA General Meeting Dates



      AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards

      Shopping through AmazonSmile and Fred Meyer Community Rewards provide donations to the MTMS PTA at no cost to you. You can sign up for either (or both) programs at any time and choose Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA as the organization that will receive a donated portion of your spending. Information about the programs can be found by searching the programs online. 

      Restaurant Partners

      We generally have several nights a year when we revenue share with local restaurants. This is an important revenue stream for the PTA to support MTMS. Stay tuned to the PTA website, PTA Facebook page, and the Principal’s Friday newsletter for details as they become available.

      BottleDrop Give

      When you participate in the program, you fill the blue donations bags with recyclable bottles (plastic, aluminum, and glass – no need to sort them) and then drop them off at any BottleDrop location. BottleDrop will count them and give the refund to the MTMS PTA. When you use one of the blue bags from MTMS, they are labeled with all the information needed to apply the refund to our PTA.  BottleDrop bags can be picked up at the MTMS front office.

      ** Specific instructions and details for all these programs can be found on the MTMS PTA website, on the Support MTMS PTA tab at the top of the site: https://mtmspta.com/support-mtms-pta/
    • Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA Board

      President: Kendra Tipton

      Vice President: Amy Harshfield

      Treasurer: Yin Bo Yam

      Secretary: Angela Dorsey-Kockler

      Communications Chair:

      Equity Chair: OPEN

      Volunteer Coordinators: Audrie Abernathy & Jen Dahlin

      Japanese Immersion Parent Representative: Victoria Winkle

      Restaurant Chair: Ashley Costa

      Membership: Becca Werlin


      (If you are interested in an open Board position, please contact mtmspta@gmail.com.)