Margaret B. Pollard PTA Pony Express
Welcome to the 2020-21 school year!
We all know it's hard to build a school community with everything online, but we are going to do our best! We will need your help, so please Join the PTA and follow us on Facebook and Twitter -- we will be doing lots of fun, new things to build an online community and everyone's participation makes a difference! If you know a new Pollard family, please forward them this email so they can subscribe to the Pony Express! Thank you!

In This Issue:

  • Welcome Back from the Pollard PTA
  • School Supply Lists
  • Request a Computer
  • Virtual Open House and Meet the Teacher Info

Welcome Pollard Families
from the PTA

It looks like we are beginning the new school year the same way we ended it — online learning and lots of uncertainty. BUT, the Pollard teachers and staff have learned a lot about online learning over the summer and have pulled together all kinds of new resources to help our students learn. Remember that this is new to all of us, so please don’t hesitate to communicate with Pollard teachers and staff with questions or concerns so we can work together to get through the coming year.

Although we can not meet face to face, we can still work hard to stay connected as a school community. We will need lots of help with this, so we welcome all new ideas, suggestions, feedback and, most of all, your participation. Please consider working with the Pollard PTA to be a part of the discussions and decisions we will be making throughout the year. It is certain to be an interesting and dynamic year -- we need your help to understand the needs of our Pollard community and to facilitate the best possible education and learning environment for our students.

As we’ve been saying for many months now, “we are all in this together”…so let’s all work together to make the best of what we have — which is a strong community of caring teachers and families wanting the best for our middle school students! 

Currently, our Pollard PTA board consists of the following:

President: Jen Bowman
Vice President: Emily Patterson
Treasurer:  Julie Smith  
Secretary:  Rosalind Jerkovich  
Membership:  Jamie Swain 
Thrift Store:  Cate House  
Webmaster:  Susannah Hunter 
Social Media:  Heather Stober 

PTA Open Positions

Teacher Appreciation
Pony Express newsletter
Social Media Assistant

If anyone is interested in filling a position, we would greatly appreciate it!! Please feel free to contact Jen Bowman if you are willing to help out in some way. Thank you!

Join the PTA!

Even though we can't be together at the start of the school year, the PTA will remain hard at work supporting our students and staff and looking for innovative ways to connect families with the school and one another. 

We welcome your involvement!  

The simple act of joining the PTA also provides instant financial support for our students, teachers and school. It's also a great way to stay informed about what's happening at school and connect in meaningful ways with other parents.

Click here to join today for as little as $8!

Request a computer for at-home learning.
See Pollard's School Supply lists.
This Week

Monday, August 17th
First Day of School
All students should plan to join their homeroom teachers for a live Zoom session beginning at 8:00. Students will receive an email from their homeroom teacher with more information.

Down the Road

August 24-27
Meet the Teacher Meetings (via zoom)

An opportunity to meet your child's core teachers and learn more about each course.

Monday, August 24th
6th Grade ELA @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade ELA @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade ELA @ 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25th
6th Grade Math @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade Math @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade Math @ 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 26th
6th Grade Science @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade Science @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade Science @ 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 27th
6th Grade Social Studies @ 1:00 p.m.
7th Grade Social Studies @ 1:30 p.m.
8th Grade Social Studies @ 2:00 p.m.
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