Margaret B. Pollard PTA Pony Express

In This Issue:

Staff Appreciation Thank You Photos and Videos Due Tonight!

Today is the last day to submit THANK YOUs to our Pollard teachers, administrators and staff for Pollard Staff Appreciation Week— so please send more love to our hard-working Pollard staff!!
Upload a video or photo of your student using this form DUE DATE: MAY 4th
If that doesn’t work, you can email them to Amy Kappelman at


  • Take a photo or video of a student saying “Thank You” or “Thank You to all my teachers...Pollard is the best!” 
  • Create a video of the student saying, “I love Pollard because….” or “what I miss most about school…” 
  • Send in a photo or video you have already taken of your student doing something newly learned during "Covacation" (ukulele? Tik Tok dances?), showing off a talent of any sort (flips on the trampoline? tricks they taught their pet?), whatever. Have FUN. Let’s brighten our Pollard staff's day!! 
All of the videos and images will be compiled together into an online (private) video sent to all the teachers and staff at Pollard as a surprise. So sshhhh…students don’t spill the beans on your next Zoom class!  Anything to provide a reason to smile!!
The Pollard PTA Board

Families, Here’s How to Participate in OPEN National Field Day:


Step 1:

Download/print the OPEN National Field Day Packet (PDF) and the complete Family Packet.

Step 2:

Practice the events using the included practice plans and event cards.
View the Video Event demonstrations

Step 3:

Use the Complete Equipment List to be sure all equipment is gathered. Note: Most equipment can be found around the house. If you cannot go out and purchase something on the list, just skip the event. Students will not be penalized in any way for skipping events due to equipment.

Step 4:

Watch the OPENing Ceremony on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 PM Eastern.

Step 5:

Participate with the world at any time on May 8.
  • Track your scores on the official score card in English  or Spanish
  • Post the action via social media using #NationalFieldDay and Tagging Pollard @MBPollardl & @OPENPhysEd.
  • If this event is organized by your school, submit your complete scorecard to your teacher / field day organizer. If not, have a family member check the card for participation.
  • Download and print your certificate of participation. 
Commemorative t-shirts are available from April 30 through May 18 in the OPEN National Field Day Team Shop. Please note, shirts will not ship before the event.

Buy or Donate a Yearbook

Go to Jostens Yearbooks and choose Margaret B. Pollard Middle School. When purchasing, enter your child's first name, last name and homeroom or designate your order as a donation.
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