• Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA

    We support MTMS by funding classroom grants, field trips, library activities, and other school programs. 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/

     

    PTA General Information

    Membership

    Joining the PTA allows us to keep up the support for classrooms, activities, and special events at MTMS. Membership is $15 per person per school year. Please fill out the PTA Membership form here. There are instructions on the form for paying the membership dues through SchoolPay. SchoolPay can be accessed at https://pps.schoolpay.com/pay/for/PTA-Membership-Fee/SbGfd2v. You can also access the PTA area of SchoolPay from your account in “Payment Center”, on the left under “Nonprofit Groups”.

     

    Volunteer!

    We have opportunities large and small throughout the year. As you can imagine, the pandemic, social distancing, and the distance learning environment 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 continue to check back here in the future. Current key opportunities are listed here: 

    • Staff appreciation: Implement staff appreciation ideas during staff appreciation week (usually in May). Board will support.
    • Blazers Fundraiser: Dates TBD. Charlene McGee Kollie is a lead volunteer. If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Charlene at a.mcgee@gmail.com
    • Art Poster Fundraiser: Will be ongoing throughout the year. Sabina Haque is the lead volunteer. If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Sabina at szhac@hotmail.com
    • We are actively seeking Parent Representatives from the Spanish Immersion and Hard of Hearing programs. These representatives act as a liaison between the program and the PTA.

    If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact mtmspta@gmail.com. Please put the volunteer opportunity in your subject line.

    Keep a lookout for these and other great volunteer opportunities on Facebook and in our PTA newsletter.  There is a link to the PTA newsletter in the principal’s weekly Friday 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

    • September 15, 2020
    • November 17, 2020
    • February 2, 2021
    • April 6, 2021

    All meetings are 6:30-8:00 p.m. online through Zoom.

    Minutes from meetings are posted on our Facebook page, Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA.

     

    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. Specific instructions for signing up for the programs can be found in our newsletter from September 21-25, 2020.

    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. We understand the impact COVID-19 has had on our local restaurant partners and do not want to further stress any organizations with the Restaurant Partners program. However, certain Restaurant Partners continue to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic (think pizza delivery) and we are in the process of reaching out to those organizations. Stay tuned for updates to this program.

    BottleDrop Give

    We are working on ways to safely distribute blue bags for the BottleDrop program. In the past the blue donation bags were available for pick up in the MTMS office. 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.  Watch for details coming soon on ways to pick-up the blue BottleDrop bags.

     

    Mt. Tabor Middle School PTA Board

    President: Seth Shikora

    Vice President: Rebecca Morris

    Treasurer: Rebecca Hoffenberg

    Treasurer-Elect: Jennifer New

    Secretary: Jodi Tanner Tell

    Communications Chair: Sarah Nuttbrock

    Equity Chair: Jon Holt

    Volunteer Coordinator: Gabriela McIntosh

    Spanish Immersion Parent Representative: OPEN

    Japanese Immersion Parent Representative: Jaina Kapranos

    Hard of Hearing Parent Representative: OPEN

    Teacher Representative: Anna Durocher

    Trail Blazers Fundraiser Chair: Charlene McGee Kollie

    Art Poster Fundraiser Chair: Sabina Haque

    Outdoor Committee Chair: OPEN

     

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

     

  • President: Seth Shikora

    Vice President: Doug Chamblin

    Treasurer: Stephanie Bennett

    Treasurer-Elect: Rebecca Hoffenberg

    Secretary: Jodi Tanner Tell

    Communication/Membership: Rebecca Morris

    Equity Officer: needs to be filled

    Member at large: Helki Watson

    Spanish Immersion Parent Representative: 

    Volunteer Coordinator: Irene Lee

    Japanese Immersion Parent Representative: Jaina Kapranos

    Hard of Hearing Parent Representative:

    Teacher Representative: OPEN (to be filled by an MTMS teacher)

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