Harriet Tubman Middle School

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Harriet Tubman News

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  • Who Should Apply for Meal Benefits?

    The deadline for free & reduced meal benefits is almost here! You should apply for benefits if:
    • Your household meets the federal income guidelines
    • You qualify for SNAP benefits and you do not receive a Direct Certification letter before school begins
    • You take part in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR)
    • You receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
    • You are applying for a Foster Child
    Applications are available at your school or the district office. You can even apply online! If your financial situation changes at any time during the year, you may apply with the new information. Here's the link:
  • Outdoor School is Coming! 10/13 to 10/18

    6th Graders to Outdoor School!!!

                On Sunday, October 13th, we will be leaving for Outdoor School!  We will be gathering in front of the Tubman School main entrance starting at 2:00 pm, ready to load and board the bus by 2:30 and leave for camp no later than 3:00.  It is very important that you are on time.  We cannot hold the bus for latecomers; we are expected at the camp by 4:00. 

    Before we load your bags onto the bus, please make sure that all your belongings (including your bags) have labels with your name, and that your school name is on your bags (we have had bags placed on the wrong bus in the past).  Also – If you are bringing any medication, bring just enough for the week, make sure your name is clearly labeled on the meds, and have them ready (by putting the prescription bottle of medication in a plastic bag, preferably) to turn them in to your teacher before you load your bags on the bus, right when you arrive at HTMS.  Also, don’t forget your soil sample, from someplace special to you. 

                Parents /Guardians – Your kids LOVE getting letters while at outdoor school.  If you intend to send a letter to them, I encourage you to mail it THIS WEEK (it’s called “snail mail” for a reason).  Please address the letter:

                Student name, Tubman School, week 4

                            c/o Camp (name of camp & address here)

    Here is the link to the addresses for the ODS sites:    https://www.mesdoutdoorschool.org/sites.html

    Your student's camp is determined by what period they have science: 

    Period 1 = Angelos

    32149 SE Stevens Road
    Corbett, OR 97019

    Period 2 = Howard

    11010 SE Camp Howard Road
    Corbett, OR 97019

    Period 3 = Kuratli

    24751 SE Hwy 224
    Boring, OR 97009

    Period 4 = Arrah Wanna

    24075 E Arrah Wanna Blvd
    Welches, OR 97067

    Period 7 = Namanu

    10300 SE Camp Namanu Rd.
    Sandy, OR 97055​

    Period 8= Canby Grove

    7501 S Knights Bridge Road
    Canby, OR 97013

    Lastly – a few things to think about before going to camp –

    • Bring rain boots and a water-proof layer (rain coat or poncho).  Even if it does not rain, you will still be walking through a lot of mud and muck.  Waterproof boots will make this a lot more enjoyable.
    • Bring more socks and underwear than you think you need.  Having extra socks (if they are wool socks, even better) will be a blessing during the middle of the day when you have a chance to change out of your wet ones.
    • If you do not see it on the packing list, do not bring it.  I’m serious!
    • You will be able to shower at least one time.  This might be the week to learn how to use deodorant.  Remember to bring all your bathroom supplies, including a towel.  This is a camp, not a hotel.
    • I have been watching the weather report all week.  It looks cold and rainy, so pack appropriately

                We will be returning to Tubman on Friday around 1:30 to 2:00 pm.  You will be muddy, tired, and ready to go home.  Please make sure someone is there to greet you off the bus, to carry your stuff for you, and to take you home.  Your parent/guardian/arranged adult will sign you out directly from the bus, you will not come inside the building.  You do not get to leave the bus until someone signs you out.  You do not need to go into the school on Friday when we return.  You can go directly home for a shower, snack, and a long sleep. 

    See you on SUNDAY, October 13th!!!

  • Announcements for the week of October 7, 2019

  • Chess for Success

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    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

  • Announcing, HTMS Morning Announcements!

  • #iWill Fundraiser Concert

    Our students have an opportunity to attend an amazing leadership camp through #iWill. One of the ways to help make this a reality is by attending #iWill's fundraising event in October, as proceeds will help us start chipping away at the cost. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 or $25 at the door.
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    The transfer application timelines for the 2020-21 school years are:

    • Middle & High School applications available November 5-December 3
    • K-5 applications available February 5-March 6

    Please note: Middle school lottery transfers will be on the same schedule as high school transfers this year.

    Questions? Contact the Enrollment & Transfer Center, 503-916-3205. 
  • Nutrition Services is Hiring!


    PPS Nutrition Services provides students with delicious, high quality, nutrient rich meals to support learning.  Our mission is to educate palates, inspire culinary curiosity and nourish the health of the community through school meals. Our students are able to achieve their best when they are nourished throughout the day.  Great reasons to join the Nutrition Services team:

    • Day shifts - no nights, weekends or holidays!
    • 2-6 hour shifts - most shifts are flexible for either dropping off and/or picking up children from school
    • Opportunity for advancement, training and professional development provided
    • Free breakfast and/or lunch for employees
    • Membership as a professional within the national School Nutrition Association
    • Benefits also include paid time off and paid holidays* (per contract)
    • Represented by SEIU 503 Local 140

    All employment applications are submitted online.  Please visit careers.pps.net.  All applicants must be fingerprinted, pass criminal record check and obtain a Multnomah County Food Handlers Certification.  Call 503-916-3399 for more information.

  • 6th Grade Outdoor School

    MESD Outdoor School

    Harriet Tubman Middle School 6th-grade students are going to MESD Outdoor School on Sunday, October 13th through Friday, October 18th.  

    Families, look for paperwork that will be sent home with students on September 6th. This paperwork includes:
    • Camp location and outdoor school information
    • Packing lists
    • Medical release 
    • Permission slips
    Families are invited to the camp open house on September 15th.

    If you have questions about Outdoor School, please contact Mrs. Heggem

  • Please donate?

    We are in need of antibacterial wipes, facial tissue, and hand sanitizer. Please consider donating! Items can be dropped off in the main office of Harriet Tubman MS. 
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Principal's Message

  • Hello Harriet Tubman School Community, 


    We hope this message finds you healthy and strong.  We have had another successful week at Harriet Tubman this past week and staff members were given the chance to work in Professional Learning Communities, receive training in Restorative Justice Practices and Equity.  Teachers  are actively working to complete Reading and Math Assessments to help us strengthen our instructional delivery for greater academic achievement.  


    Our first PTSA meeting will be help Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:00 p.m.  Dinner will be provided 

    Fall SUN School starts October 7th-December 5th packets should be turned in no later than Monday, September 30.  Please feel free to reach out to DaRaysha Kennedy at dkennedy2@pps.net for more information. 

    Friday, October 4th will be our first school dance given during the day from approximately 2:45-3:45.  Bus transportation will not be impacted or school release time will not be impacted!  

    SEI Programming begins Tuesday, October 8th.  

    October 11th- NO SCHOOL but various programs may have activities on that day
    Progress reports will be in the mail the week of October 7th 

    We have notebook supplies to help support student learning. So if your child needs a binder, please encourage them to check in with one of the school principals' and we will gladly give them one.  


    We sincerely appreciate your support and we wish you a great week! 


    Mrs. Natasha Jackson 

    Principal- 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