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  • Northwood Parent Night 5:30-7:30 Feb. 19

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  • Chatham Grove Elementary School 

    Chatham Grove Elementary School

    Construction on Chatham Grove Elementary School, located on Andrews Store Road, is underway. The school is projected to open its doors to students in the fall of 2020 and could serve a portion of students currently assigned to Pittsboro, Perry W. Harrison and North Chatham elementary schools.

    The Chatham County Board of Education is seeking input prior toward establishing the attendance zone for Chatham Grove Elementary. Consequently, there will be three engagement sessions at the following locations and times:

    • Feb. 19 — North Chatham Elementary School, 6-7 p.m.
    • Feb. 21 — Perry Harrison Elementary School, 6-7 p.m.
    • Feb. 28 — Pittsboro Elementary School, 6-7 p.m.

    Stakeholders are welcome to attend one or more of the sessions regardless of current school assignment.

    The meeting agenda will consist of presenting stakeholders with data on both current and future Chatham County Schools enrollment projections alongside information related to the design, construction and opening of Chatham Grove Elementary. Stakeholders will be given an opportunity to pose questions and respond to a survey designed to gather additional information for the Board of Education to consider. The sessions will be facilitated by experts from N.C. State University’s Operations Research and Education Laboratory, a part of the Institute for Transportation Research and Education.

    We hope that you will be able to attend and be a part of helping with this important task. If you are unable to attend one of these sessions, you still will be able to participate in the survey.

     


     

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  • Pollard Shout Out!

    Do you know of a peer, teacher, or staff member who has done something excellent? 

    Send a Pollard Shout Out! 

    Shout outs will appear on the in-house TV located in the main hallway and front office. 

    http://bit.ly/MBPshoutout


     

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  • Family Fest

    February 26,2019

    5:30PM-6:30PM

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    Spanish 


     

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  • Peer Tutoring Available After School

    Receive help with organization, math, science, social studies, and English.  

     

    Mondays 3:15 - 4:00

    (Excluding the last Monday of each month.)


     

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    2019 Global Extravaganza

    Mark Your Calendars, February 28, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    The 2019 Pollard Global Extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 28 - 6:00-7:30 p.m.  We are excited about our annual "celebration of diversity."  Pollard is a great school because of each unique person that is a part of the Pollard family.

     

    Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this exciting event.  There will be student work on display, cultural displays, ethnic desserts to sample, and an amazing performance by Diali Cissokho (a renowned kora player and percussionist from the Casamance region of Senegal).

     

    As we are gearing up for the event, we need some help!  One component of the event is an "ethnic dessert sampling."  If you are able to provide a store/restaurant prepared ethnic dessert (we cannot accept home-made items), please contact Ms. Quinn (mquinn@chatham.k12.nc.us) or Ms. Smith (smithdarlene@chatham.k12.nc.us)

     

    We also need volunteers to reach out to local restaurants for donations (we are unable to provide a tax ID # this year - we hope this will not keep community partners from helping out).  If you are interested in coordinating the effort to reach out to local restaurants, please contact Ms. Fady (sfadypta@gmail.com) with Pollard’s PTSA. We have a list of restaurants/items donated from last year that can used.

     

    Another component of the event is our “culture fair.”  If you have a cultural connection you would like to celebrate, sign up for a booth/table to display information, artifacts, etc. (contact Mr. Charles, mcharles@chatham.k12.nc.us or Ms. Barnett-Lawrence, jbarnettlawrence@chatham.k12.nc.us.


     

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  • The No Fuss Fundraiser Is Back! Details on our website.

     
    This 2018-19 school year, Pollard needs $47,000 to provide the teachers, staff and students what they need. We are hoping to raise $10,000 of that via our No Fuss Fundraiser and since it did so well last year, the “No Fuss Fundraiser” is back again! No selling door-to-door, no collecting money, no delivering goods and no major event that costs money and volunteer time from parents and faculty. Please donate to your Pollard PTSA and help us support our students, faculty and school needs that otherwise would not have funding. Large or small — every penny makes a difference in your child’s education at Pollard!

    Donate Via Credit Card Online* (Click Here To Donate Now!Super quick and easy! To ensure that 100% of your donations go to MBP PTSA and Pollard, credit card fees are added to your donation amount. ($.30 per transaction + 2.1% of the invoice amount)

    Donate Via Check* A bit more hassle, but hey, we don't turn down money! Check out the options on our paper form here. Then checks can be written to MBP PTSA with "donation" in the memo line and sent in with your child to their homeroom teacher, dropped off in the front office or mailed to the PTSA at Pollard. ($25 fee for returned checks)
     
    *Margaret B Pollard Middle School PTSA is recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service, and all contributions to our organization are tax deductible. You may request a donation receipt letter for donations $250 or over by emailing our Treasurer at treasurer@mbpptsa.org.
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  • Click Here to Purchase a School Yearbook.

    Click Image to Purchase a School Yearbook (Opens in a New Window)


     PowerSchool Parent Portal Information

    The Parent Portal allows all Chatham County Schools families the opportunity to view their students' grades in an easy to use website. 

    Parents are asked to complete a parent verification process before accessing their student's grade and schedule information via the Parent Portal. This is a one-time process and will need only to be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.

    Click the link below to access instructions for the parent verification process.

    PowerSchool Parent Portal Help


     Volunteers Need to Help with the Pollard Dropbox

    This task earns double hours and includes drive times! Responsibilities include loading items into your vehicle, driving to Cole Part Chatham PTA Thrift Store, and taking and depositing items in the appropriate section in the back of the store. Go to the online schedule to volunteer.

     


    Walking and Biking Permission Form

    Complete the Walking/Biking permission form (Click to Open) and turn it into the office if your child intends to walk or bike home from school.


     

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  • Online Student Payment Portal $


     

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  • Welcome to Pollard's PTSA Board Members for 2018-2019:  

    MBP PTSA LogoPresident:  Suzanne Fady

    VP:  Amy Kappelman

    VP: Fiona Kapilovic

    Treasurer:  Tracie Collins   

    Secretary: Shelly Wood

    Web/Pony Express: Fiona Kapilovic

    Membership:  Shelly Wood

    Social Media: Katy Gilliam 

    Spirit Wear: Jen Adams

    Restaurant Nights: Emily Martine

    Book Fair: Help Needed!


     

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  • Bell Times:

    7:40- All students can enter at 7:40. 6th to MPR. 7th & 8th to Gym

    8:10- Tardy bell

    3:10- School ends (11:45 on Early Release Days)

    3:35- Students must be picked up


     

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  • Box Tops for Education Logo

    10 TOPS = $1.00 for our school!!   General Mills' Box Tops for Education can be found on a wide variety of products and brands including cereal, Yoplait yogurt, Juicy Juice, Huggies, Cottonelle, Betty Crocker, and Pillsbury. For a full list of participating products, click here (Link opens in a new window).  Simply clip the Box Tops along the dotted lines, being careful not to cut off the expiration date, and turn them in to your child's teacher. You can print this sheet and attach your box tops to make it even easier for our PTSA coordinators to manage!

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  • Lowes Foods Rewards Card ImageLink Your Lowe's Fresh Rewards Card to Pollard! This way, when you purchase private label items, we get rewarded with CA$H! Click here to do it online, or let your teller know to do it next time you check out. Link your Harris Teeter VIC Card while you're at it!

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  • Pollard Boosters LogoAthletic 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.


     

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