• Celebrating Mrs Pollard

    We are celebrating the life of Margaret Bryant Pollard during the month of May!

  • Mission Statement

    By the year 2020, Margaret B. Pollard Middle School will effectively utilize technological, local, and building resources on a daily basis to enhance the educational experience of students, faculty, and staff.

  • Young Authors celebration at the Fearrington Barn on April 8.

  • Sixth Grade AB Honor Roll Students for the 3rd Nine Weeks.

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    More Sixth Grade A/B Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

  • Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Students for the 3rd 9 weeks.

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  • Seventh Grade AB Honor Roll students for the 3rd nine weeks.

  • Seventh Grade A Honor Roll Students for the 2nd 9 weeks.

  • More Seventh Grade A Honor Roll for the 3rd nine weeks.

  • Eighth Grade AB Honor Roll Students for the 3rd 9 weeks.

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Mustang Announcements

 
Mustang Meals Coordinator Needed!
Mustang Meals is a phenomenal program that provides food assistance to families in our school community. A dedicated coordinator of this program is desperately needed. 

If you are interested, please contact Mrs. Hester at 919-969-0070.
MBP Open House Scheduled
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School will be hosting their annual Open House on Thursday, August 21st from 6:30-7:30 pm.  This event is a nice opportunity for students and parents to pick up their school schedules, quickly locate teachers' classrooms and say "Hi", and learn their way around.  There will also be information about the PTSA and Booster Club, an opportunity to purchase Pollard gear, information about bus routes and schedules, and much more!  Don't miss it!

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Supply Lists
Click here for the school supplies lists for 6th, 7th and 8th grades.











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Summer Thrift Shop Worknights
There are several workdays / worknights scheduled for Pollard parents and students:
       Sunday, July 13 (2-4) with Malinda Quinn
       Monday, August 4 (6-8) with Regina Yeager
       Sunday, August 10 (2-4) with Malinda Quinn

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Summer Reading Bingo
The MBP Language Arts teachers have put together a Summer Reading Bingo challenge, to encourage our students to read a variety of books over the summer.  Click here to download the information and bingo card, and get started today!
Completed bingo cards will be collected on the first day of school, Monday, August 25th.
  
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Northwood Hosts Softball Clinic
Northwood High School will be hosting a Softball Clinic on Saturday, August 2nd for students aged 7 through 14.  Register by July 25th to receive a free camp t-shirt!  Click here to download the flyer.

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Pollard Palooza Update!
The Pollard Palooza was a great success this year, thanks to the many parents, students, and teachers who stepped up to help make this such a fun family event.  After costs, the PTSA raised over $7,000!  The PTSA has funded many outstanding programs this year, and will be making a large donation to the school here at the end of the year in order to help fund another computer cart with multiple computers.
    
It was a lot of fun - thank you for your generosity, and for donating your time and efforts to making this event such a success!

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Best 5-8 Book!!
 Tuesday evening seven of Pollard’s best writers were honored at the Chatham County Young Authors celebration at Fearrington Barn. Christopher Esther, Meera Butalia, Steph Cruz, Juliana Hubbard, Nina Moll, Anna Pickens and Megan Walker each received a medal, a hard-bound copy of their book and a copy of the novel Three Times Lucky—signed by Newbery Honor author Shelia Turnage. Ms. Turnage offered words of praise and advice to all the young authors. To top it off, our own Meera Butalia won Best 5-8 Book for her story “Saving Simba.” Copies of her book and the others are available in our library. Pictured is Meera with her trophy and her teacher, Mrs. Erman.

 

Pollard Bus Driver of the Year
Congratulations to Mr. Taylor-- Bus Driver of the Year for 2014. We thank him for his dedication and service in getting our students to and from school safely and on time.
2014 Teacher of the Year
 Chris Clark, 8th grade math teacher, was chosen by his peers to be Pollard's Teacher of the Year for 2014-15. In addition to his excellent teaching of algebra and math, Mr. Clark serves on the School Leadership Team and is chairman of the School Improvement Committee.
PowerSchool Parent Portal Registration
Margaret B. Pollard Middle School is happy to announce that parents can begin registering for the PowerSchool Parent Portal today.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal is a website that will allow parents to see their student's grades as they are updated by teachers.

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 need only be completed in subsequent years if families enroll new students within Chatham County Schools.  The parent verification process helps to ensure the safety and security of all student grade and class schedule information as required by federal law.  

The parent verification process requires three steps:
  1. Parents are invited to download, and complete, the parent verification form from the Chatham County Schools homepage located at: http://www.chatham.k12.nc.us/.  This form is also available from our school's front office if you do not have access to a printer or the Internet.
  2. Parents are then asked to present a separate completed form at each school where families have students attending a Chatham County School.
  3. Parents will need to present some form of photo identification at each school to ensure the safety and security of student information.  For parents who are unwilling, or unable, to provide photo identification they may seek a public notary of their choice to notarize the verification form.
Information will be provided so that parents can go online to activate their PowerSchool Parent Portal account, once the parent verification process has been completed.

Parents are also welcome to attend Northwood High School on Eastern Region Night, Thursday, Novmeber 21 from 6:30pm until 8pm to complete this process.  This is a great opportunity to complete the parent verification process and all schools that feed Northwood High School will be present.  Parents who opt to have their verification notarized need to bring their notarized form with them to the event.  
 

We look forward to your participation in the PowerSchool Parent Portal!
Sign Up for The Pony Express!

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to subscribe to The Pony Express, the Margaret B. Pollard PTSA's weekly e-newsletter which includes a weekly calendar of events at Pollard, information about upcoming school activities, and opportunities for you to become more involved at your student's school!
  
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Volunteering at Pollard
Volunteers are always welcome here at Pollard: to help in the classrooms with needs designated by teachers, to help run clubs or after-school activities, to help us during EOGs and testing seasons.

If you are interested in helping out at Pollard at any time over the school year, please read the attached Pollard Volunteer Policy (in both English and Spanish) and then apply as necessary through the Chatham County Schools website at www.chatham.k12.nc.us.

Thank you in advance for helping us to help our students!
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