Red Ribbon Week
Be Healthy-Make Healthy Choices: October 24th-October 28th:
Monday – Comfy Cozy Monday Getting enough sleep is the first step towards a healthy way of life. Celebrate being healthy and making healthy decisions by wearing your pajamas or sweats to school!
Tuesday – Team TuesdayEnjoying exercise, participating in a sport or team sport adds to a balanced healthy lifestyle. Be healthy and make healthy choices by exercising regularly. Wear clothes that celebrates your favorite team!
Wednesday – Wacky WednesdayPlaying games, having fun, and laughing with friends contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Wear mismatched wacky outfits, hats, crazy colors, or fun hair styles. Make healthy choices…have fun!
Thursday Character DayReading, playing video games, and watching movies are all healthy ways to relax and have fun. Dress as your favorite character or superhero.
Please remember to continue to follow school rules when preparing your costumes and attire for each day during Red Ribbon Week. No masks that cover your face. Hats are allowed.
Friday- No School(Teacher Workday)
STEAM Fair and Science Fair -- November 16 6:00-7:30
What? Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math activities for the entire family.
When? Wednesday, 11/16/16 from 6:00- 7:30 pm
Who? Engineering students from N.C. State, Duke University, and Elon; Community members with expertise in S.T.E.A.M. fields; Student Clubs from Northwood High School, and M.B. Pollard Math, Science, Technology, and the Arts Teachers.
Why? To share experiences and information in order to inspire students to explore S.T.E.A.M.
Where? Margaret B. Pollard cafeteria, media center, and gallery.
Bonus: Science Fair winners will be announced!
Supply Drive for Flood Victims
We will be hosting a supply drive for North Carolina victims of Hurricane Matthew. The supplies (Water, Toiletries, Paper Products, Baby Diapers, Baby Food, Pet Food, Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Supplies) will be accepted now through November 4, 2016. Please send any items to help fellow North Carolinians during this time of need.
Survey Message English:
During the 2016-2017 school year, Chatham County Schools will be participating in the AdvancEd accreditation process. This is a continuous improvement process that is lead by the AdvancEd organization. AdvancEd is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They conduct rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems all over the world to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. In an effort to improve system practices, Chatham County School System is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please select your school name from the dropdown menu. In order to complete the survey, please go to:
If you wish to complete this survey in Spanish, you must do this on paper as the online portal is only available in English. You can receive a copy at the front desk if needed.
Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. The survey will be open through November 18th. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.
Survey Message Spanish:
Durante el año escolar 2016-2017, las Escuelas del Condado de Chatham van a participar en un proceso de acreditación por parte de AdvancEd; esta organización conduce un proceso de mejoramiento continuo. AdvancEd es la mayor comunidad de profesionales de la educación en el mundo. Ellos llevan a cabo rigurosos controles externos en el sitio en escuelas desde Pre-K al 12 grado y en todos los sistemas escolares del mundo para asegurar que todos los estudiantes alcancen su máximo potencial. En un esfuerzo por mejorar las prácticas de nuestro sistema escolar, las Escuelas del Condado de Chatham están llevando a cabo una encuesta para los padres. Valoramos su opinión y pedimos que se tome el tiempo para completar esta encuesta. Seleccione el nombre de la escuela en el menú que se desplegará cuando abra la página con el fin de completar la encuesta. Por favor vaya a:
Puede estar seguro de que sus respuestas en esta encuesta serán anónimas. Su opinión honesta será muy apreciada. La encuesta estará abierta hasta el 1 de diciembre. Gracias por su tiempo y atención a esta encuesta.
Si usted necesita completar esta encuesta en español, la tendrá que hacer en papel, ya que en línea está disponible sólo en ingles. Usted puede recibir una copia si la solicita en la recepción de su escuela.
Athletic Gap is a way for your kids to stay at school (supervised) until game time on days when Pollard has home games. (READ: one less trip for you to make shuttling your kid!) The cost for Athletic GAP is $2, and does not include the admission price to the game. Softball and soccer games are free admission. Basketball games cost $3. The Boosters Club sells concessions at games, so your child may want to bring extra money for that as well.
Volleyball Club starts Monday, Sept. 19 and will meet every Monday and Wednesday until 4:30 through October. See Ms. DiFranco for more information.
New Bell Times:
7:00- YMCA Before School Care (Contact the YMCA to register)
7:40- All students can enter at 7:40. 6th to MPR. 7th/8th to gym
8:10- Tardy bell
3:10- School ends
Pollard's PTSA is looking for a few good parents to volunteer for next year. Although they have an amazing team, most of the parents are moving on to Northwood. Positions available include: PTSA President, Vice President, Secretary, Fundraising Chair, Membership Chair, Spirit Wear Chair, and Box Top Chair. The jobs vary in time commitment and assignment. Please contact Wendy Bengivenni with questions. We all know our schools need extra help and extra funding, and this doesn't happen without parents getting involved. Thank you in advance!
Every year, Pollard Band Director, Michele Reams, encourages her band students to go to the esteemed UNCG Summer Music Camp. This year, a record number of 35 Pollard band students attended the camp.
Dear Margaret B. Pollard Middle School Families,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. Margaret B. Pollard Middle School is an extraordinary place for learning! The teachers and staff work diligently to meet the individual needs of all students, and maintain personal connections with their families. I am ever so grateful to be surrounded by such driven, intelligent, and compassionate staff and students. Together with staff, families and community members, we will continue to work to strengthen Margaret B. Pollard’s strong reputation as an unique, rigorous, and inclusive learning community.