Mt Tabor News and Information
Dear Mt. Tabor Families and Friends:
Project Second Wind was a huge success! Thanks to your support we raised $5,050 and collected 2,012 food items for the Oregon Food Bank. That is triple the amount of money raised last year. How many people is the Mt. Tabor MS community feeding with these donations? Our donations are ensuring 16,659 whole meals will be given to people in Oregon who are hungry. This year’s food drive was such a success due to the efforts of Builder’s Club leader Molly Renauer.
Mrs. Renauer has been very busy. She just finished hanging 150 images created by her 6th and 7th grade art students at the Taborspace Coffeehouse. You can see the Japanese-inspired carved block prints through March at Taborspace (5441 SE Belmont St.).
Multnomah Co. Library is offering a new, improved Homework Center to help students in grades 5-12. There is live homework help daily from 2 – 10 pm in English, Spanish and Vietnamese, covering 20 subjects including real-time writing help. Visit https://multcolib.org/homework-center to see the new site.
Don’t forget the PTA is hosting an informational meeting on social media for parents on March 11th at 6:30 pm in the Mt. Tabor MS library. Portland Police Officer Heather Shaw will present. Spanish translation will be available.
Robi Osborn, principal
Mt. Tabor MS Foundation is hosting a fundraising event this year in replace of the annual auction.
The information is as follows:
Mark your calendars!
What the Heck, Write a Check!
Location- Laurelhurst Club (3721 SE Ankeny St.)
Date/Time- May 9th @ 6:30pm
Price- $25 per person.
Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served along with some yummy gelato provided by our local favorite shop Staccato Gelato.
Please come join us for a social event while helping raise money for our kids essential needs. There will be a silent auction, raffle prizes, buy-in's, games, music and much more.
Mt. Tabor Middle School Art Show throughout month of March at
TaborSpace community center/coffee shop
5441 SE Belmont St.
Portland, OR 97215
Featuring Japanese Printmaking, Ink with watercolors
The 4th Annual Mt. Tabor Middle School Peace Mural and this video were created by 6th and 7th grade students in Mrs. Molly Renauer's Art first semester classes. Students researched peace activists, presented on over 100 of them to their classes. Then students voted on their favorites. They created the mural then produced the accompanying video. Be sure to view Mt. Peace Mural 2011, 2012, & 2013.
2014 Mt. Tabor Peace Mural video: http://youtu.be/i-bYMCkv1gk
Peace Mural photo album: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.742037109139653.1073741832.145961842080519&type=1&l=4567f0779d
Due to security reasons, all parent activation keys that were not used expired on November 9th. New parent activation keys have been generated and are valid until December 27. Please note that this is only for parents who have not activated their ParentVUE account. Parents who have already activated their account and are using ParentVUE will not be affected. If you have not activated ParentVUE in Synergy to monitor your student’s school work, we will have a letter for you at conferences explaining how to do it again – with a current activation key.
MT. TABOR MS FOUNDATION UPDATE
Greetings Mt. Tabor parents and volunteers,
The Mt.Tabor Foundation is very excited to start working on this year's fundraising event and we need your help.
Please contact RaShell Martin, Foundation Chair, @ (971)645-5678 or email@example.com
Mt. Tabor’s very own Battle of the Books has been scheduled for May 21st, 2014. Battle of the Books is a fun program designed to get students reading a variety of books. Each year a new set of books from fantasy to historical fiction and non-fiction are chosen. Students who wish to participate in the activity are expected to read all of the books on the list, and then participate in our school battle. During the battle, teams of students will answer a series of multiple choice questions based on the books. This is always a very enjoyable and anticipated end of the year activity!
The books chosen for the 2013-14 school year are as follows:
1. Bigger Than a Breadbox by Laurel Snyder (Fantasy)
2. Magyk by Angie Sage (Fantasy)
3. Middle School: the Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson (Realistic)
4. Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica (Realistic)
5. Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg (Realistic)
6. The Mostly True Story of Jack by Kelly Regan Barnhill (Fantasy)
7. Night of the Howling Dogs by Graham Salisbury (Historical)
8. The Notorious Benedict Arnold by Steve Sheinkin (Biography)
9. Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt (Historical)
10. Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French (Realistic)
11. Second Fiddle by Roseanne Parry (Historical)
12. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (Realistic)
13. Time Riders by Alex Scarrow (Science Fiction)
14. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi (Historical)
15. Wildwood by Colin Meloy (Fantasy)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Homework Help – We would love to have more volunteers in the library, 4-5 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you’d like to help out please make sure to have a current background check completed and let us know which days work for you.
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:
- Clothing/jewelry promoting smoking, drugs or alcohol, violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, insults, ridicules, or anything that is sexually suggestive is unacceptable.
- 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.
- Sagging pants, hanging belts, or pajamas are unacceptable.
- 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.
- Backpacks and outdoor coats will be stored in lockers.
- 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.
- Accessories such as sunglasses, head/arm/wrist bands, chains, choke collars/chains, spikes, pacifiers, etc. are not allowed.
- Gloves, single or pairs are not allowed.
- Makeup must be used in moderation.
- Gang writing on any surface is not allowed.
- Rolling shoes (with wheels), flip flops, slides, and bedroom slippers are not allowed.
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.