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5800 SE Ash St | Portland, OR 97215
Phone: (503) 916-5646 | Fax: (503) 916-2659

Mt Tabor News and Information

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The Mt. Tabor leadership team of Principal Robi Osborn and Assistant Principal Anh Nguyen-Johnson have a summer message for students... and fill out those Multnomah County Library gameboards for prizes!

Mt. Tabor Middle School

School Supply List



Every 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Student needs:

  3-ring binder

  Index dividers

  Pens/pencils and pencil pouch

  Colored pencils/markers/highlighter

  Wide ruled notebook paper

  Glue stick


  Ruler with standard and metric measure

  Basic calculator

  Thumb/flash drive

  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:

  3 Bound composition notebooks

  3-ring binder—1 inch (JMP)

  3 rolls of scotch tape (Science)

  2 boxes of tissues (school supply)

  2 reams of copier paper (school supply)


7th Grade Students:

  Bound composition notebook (JMP)

  Single subject wide ruled spiral notebook

  2 D Batteries (Science)

  2 rolls of scotch tape (Science)

  1 container of Clorox or Lysol wipes (school supply)

  2 reams of copier paper (school supply)


8th Grade Students:

  Bound composition notebook (Social Studies)

  Bound composition notebook (JMP)

  Bound composition notebook with grid paper (Math)

  AAA Batteries [small pack] (Math)

  2 rolls of scotch tape (Science)

  1 box of band aides (school supply)

  2 reams of copier paper (school supply)


Donation: $10.00 for student planners and to support students who cannot afford supplies (optional).


Mandatory Registration Date and Time for Franklin Freshman

(to be held at the Marshall)

•   Freshman Registration ~ Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, 8am - 11am

•   Sophomores & Make-Up Registration ~ Thursday, August 20, 2015, 8am - 1:30pm


Save the Date!


Mt. Tabor Middle School Foundation Fundraiser

“What the Heck, Write a Check” Spring Faire

6:30 pm, FRIDAY, MAY 13th, 2016


Join the fun, volunteer to help with this fun, low-key event. ONLY 3 PLANNING MEETINGS!!!


Many positions have already been filled, see below for where we still need help. Everyone is welcome!


The following positions are already filled:

·      Data Entry, Ticket Sales, Procurement Chair Laura Smoyer

·      Direct Appeal Program Chair                           Dalena Bradley

·      Communications/Marketing                            Madeline Landis

·      Check-in/Check-out                                           Stephanie Roth

·      Check-in/Check-out                                           Anne Kimberly   

·      Beer Procurement                                              Lisa Zuniga

·      Technology (computers for check-in)             Scott Criswell

·      Food/Venue                                                        Carol Criswell

·      Prize Pong                                                            Andrea Strauss

·      Day-of helper/runner                                        Megan Pickerel-Winer


Volunteer Opportunities:

·      Volunteer Chair / Meeting Organizer – this person will take the lead in setting the meeting dates, leading the 3 meetings and setting the agenda, and will check in with committee members. This person is the hub that keeps the parts moving.

·      Poster design/event branding – this creative mind gets to design our event poster!

·      Decorations (10ish, simple table tops) – the Laurelhurst Club is already a charming space, all that is needed is a touch here and there.

·      Wine Procurement (drinking and wall of wine) – we have a list of past donors to get you started!

·      Night of Wall of Wine/Bingo Wine operator – this could be the person who procured the wine or not.

·      Sponsorship (for 3 main sponsors only) – we have 3 premium sponsors who just need to be contacted and communicated with. No cold calls required!

·      Direct Appeal MC

·      Direct Appeal Recorders/Spotters

·      Direct Appeal Spotters

·      Will Call

·      Set up helpers         

·      Check-in/Check-out (must be comfortable with a computer and data entry, will work during the event).

·      Thank-you Note Coordinator        


Contact Carol Criswell if you can help!  Carol.l.criswell@gmail.com


For information about MTMS Foundation, visit http://www.pps.k12.or.us/schools/mttabor/247.htm.

Homework Help!

Don’t struggle alone with homework!  Call a librarian.  Multnomah County library has live homework help in English, Spanish and Vietnamese from 2-10 pm every day!  They will proof read a paper or help you tackle a tough math problem.  You can also live chat with a librarian 24/7 who will direct you to resources for research, etc. Go to https://multcolib.org/  and click on Homework-center.  
School Hours

School starts at 9:05AM and breakfast is served at 8:50 a.m. Please do not drop off your students earlier than 9:05a.m. unless your student is registered for Before School Supervision. School ends at 3:45 p.m. and students have to leave school grounds by 4:00 p.m. We do not have staff supervision before or after school hours for students. We are not responsible for your student(s) if he/she arrives outside of school hours. Please encourage your student not to walk to school too early.

We notice that there are many students wandering in front of the building, on the sidewalks or going to QFC. With the wet and cold weather coming, please make sure that you're students are picked up on time. We appreciate your cooperation.

What is the dress code?

Please keep our dress guidelines in mind as you shop for back to school apparel. “Appropriate dress contributes to a positive learning environment. If the dress or grooming of a student disrupts the educational climate or process…the school has a legitimate concern and may require the student to change his or her dress or grooming”. School is preparation for the work place. Clothing should reflect acceptable dress standards for work. Listed below are examples of but not limited to:

1.    Clothing/jewelry promoting smoking, drugs or alcohol, violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, insults, ridicules, or anything that is sexually suggestive is unacceptable.
2.    Any immodest clothing such as crop tops, tubes, visible midriff, bare backs, see through, lace and/or underwear showing, or cleavage showing, etc. is unacceptable.
3.    Sagging pants, hanging belts, or pajamas are unacceptable.
4.    Shorts, skirts, and dresses should not be shorter than three inches above the knee. (This includes the slit in the skirt). Very holey clothing is unacceptable.
5.    Backpacks and outdoor coats will be stored in lockers.
6.    Hats, hairnets, scarves, bandanas, or any other unacceptable headgear are not allowed. Hats shall remain in lockers during the school day. Students may use them when they go outside at lunch recess.
7.    Accessories such as sunglasses, head/arm/wrist bands, chains, choke collars/chains, spikes, pacifiers, etc. are not allowed.
8.    Gloves, single or pairs are not allowed.
9.    Makeup must be used in moderation.
10.    Gang writing on any surface is not allowed.
11.    Rolling shoes (with wheels), flip flops, slides, and bedroom slippers are not allowed.

Mt Tabor Calendar

WEB Program Link

What is WEB?

We are super lucky to have such awesome WEB Leaders!  Thanks for embarking on an amazing journey of fun, empowerment, and school-changing attitude.

WEB Training Dates and Times: (please be prompt)

June 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (snack provided)
August 21, 9:00 - 2:30 pm (snack provided, but BRING LUNCH, and $10 for t-shirt!)
August 25, 10:30 - 3:30 pm (snack provided, but BRING LUNCH!)

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Karen Aker
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Mt. Tabor SUN Community School
Portland Parks & Recreation
5800 SE Ash ST
Portland OR  97213
503-916-2915  Office
503-916-2659  Fax


PPS News

Board takes action on Benson enrollment; compensation audit

July 29, 2015
The Portland Public Schools Board. The Portland Public Schools Board of Directors approved a resolution which directs Superintendent Carole Smith to develop a two-year phased in plan including the feasibility of lifting the enrollment cap at Benson Polytechnic High School and bring it back to the board by Jan. 1, 2016. The board unanimously approved the resolution, 7-0. 


New PPS Board members elect new leadership, return to committee structure

July 06, 2015
Tom Koehler was elected Chair and Amy Kohnstamm Vice Chair of the Portland School Board at the first meeting of the new board Monday, July 6, 2015. In addition to electing new leadership the school board approved and announced member assignments to new committees. 


Sylvester, Owens to leave PPS with major bond accomplishments to their credit

June 26, 2015

Superintendent Carole Smith today announced that C.J. Sylvester, Chief of School Modernization, and Jim Owens, Senior Director of the Office of School Modernization, are leaving Portland Public Schools.


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