The Mt. Tabor Tribune
A Weekly Newsletter for the Mt. Tabor School Community
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A Message from the Principal
Good evening, MTMS,
I hope this message finds you well mid-way through your student's four day weekend. It was lovely for our staff to have time today to do some of our own learning and planning so that we can continue to best serve your students here at MTMS. We are currently having a lot of conversations regarding our grading practices and exploring what shifts we can make as a staff to ensure that our grades are as accurate, bias-resistant, and motivational for our students. It's a tall order, and the conversations have been productive. We are so grateful for the time to be able to explore this work.
There are several important action items in the newsletter below that I want to draw your attention to:
- Student Asymptomatic COVID-19 screening is finally set to begin. Students who have been opted into the program will receive three kits and instructions from their Period 6 teachers on Monday of next week. Please make sure your student completes their sample on Tuesday morning before they eat or brush their teeth. Students will drop off their completed samples in the cooler outside the main entrance once they enter the building.
- Parent-Teacher Conference Sign Ups are open. Please be thoughtful about who you need to see and register for your time slots before 4:00 pm on Thursday, November 18. Conferences will be held on Monday and Tuesday, November 22-23.
I hope you all have a remarkable weekend and are ready for one last week before a well-deserved fall break.
All the best,
Ms. Tonya Arnold
Principal, Mt. Tabor Middle School
Weekly Asymptomatic Testing to Begin Week of November 15
Each student will receive three sets of labels and three testing kits during the 6th period class on Monday and are to return the completed kits to the cooler outside the main office on Tuesday, November 16 at the beginning of the school day.
Our schedule here at Mt. Tabor will be for student to return tests every TUESDAY to the cooler outside the main office when they arrive on campus.
If you completed the form for your student and you do not receive testing kits and labels on Monday, it may be that OHSU has not yet processed your application. Please feel free to check in with Tania Trujillo in the main office.
Impacted by COVID-19?
No School November 22-26
SIGN UP NOW!: Parent- Teacher Conferences are Nov 22-23
Like last year, families will have an opportunity to look at their student Quarter 1 grades and prioritize the teachers and subjects that are most important for them to speak to regarding their student's progress. Conference sessions will be 12 minutes in length, and there will be slots in the morning, afternoon, and evening to choose from. Registration is available online through the conference scheduling tool MyConference Time. Families need to register for their slots by no later than Thursday, November 18.
To sign up, follow the directions below.
SE Guiding Coalition Updates
The SEGC will be meeting this week on Thursday evening from 6-9 pm if you would like to view on their YouTube Livestream at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTOk9wS-GWpQPVoDeOuD3BQ.
You will find below the flyer for the feedback sessions and Open House as well.
Yearbook Cover Art Submissions
Your Weekly PTA Update
Your Weekly PTA Update
We hope everyone has enjoyed (or survived) the extra time with your kids at home this week. There is much to share with the MTMS community this week.
We are partnering with Dairy Hill Ice Cream again this year. We had a great experience with Dairy Hill last year for Valentines Day and this year we are doing a Thanksgiving Fundraiser. You can place an order online RIGHT NOW through Sunday, November 21st. Item pick-up is Tuesday 11/23 or Wednesday 11/24. You can order pints, quarts, sundae kits, ice cream sandwiches, or how about 'Pumpkin Pie Ala Mode Ice Cream Pie' or 'Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie’. Check it all out at this link https://dairyhillicecream.com/thanksgiving-fundraiser/. Don’t forget to choose Mt Tabor Middle School in the drop down box when you order.
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 25, 2022. This will be MTMS’s night out at the Portland Trailblazers game. We will have Early Entry reserved for the night, so families can arrive early to watch the team warm-ups. Tickets start at $24.00. The Trailblazers are playing the Timberwolves. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, December 24th. Order through the following link and use promo code ‘MTMS’ - https://rosequarter.com/groupnights/. This is a great holiday gift for your MTMS student(s). Give the gift of a fun experience with fellow students and families.
Have you ordered MTMS gear for your student and family yet?!? T-shirts and hoodies are available in two different designs. Items are ordered on demand from the local company, Big Frog. You order online, pay online, and items can be picked up locally in Portland or mailed to your address. You can place your order online at this link: https://mttabormiddleschool.itemorder.com/shop/sale/
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
My Child Is Out Sick
It is also essential that you notify the school if your student has a positive COVID test or is a close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive. Please call the school office, and they will connect you with our School Health Assistant, Julia Mudgett; our school nurse, Catrina Luna; or Principal Tonya Arnold to follow up with you on these protocols. If you need to reach someone after hours, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.