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Principal's December Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:02
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Happy Monday Tiger Families!
With the winter months and more severe weather conditions of winter we wanted to review our inclement weather and student illness procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes. If arriving earlier, the building will be open at 8:00 for students to wait for the start of class in the front office area.
•Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses. In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect. If it is to be a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
•Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as: very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school. The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to: not block the flow of traffic, not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE CARS THAT ARE PARKED ON 100 SOUTH!!  This blocks people in and it is so dangerous for students to be entering cars in this area!
•In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage...) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email. For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system. Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu. If we need to evacuate the school we would go to LDS Church  (on 100 S, the green church). All teachers and staff members will remain at school to care for the students. Unless otherwise notified, we will release students only to responsible adults or family members.

Child Guidelines. Is your child too sick for school?
You are probably very aware of the fact that there are a lot of cold and flu germs circulating in our community at this time.  This same situation can be found throughout the state and even across the country.

In order to reduce the number of students, faculty and staff being exposed to these illnesses, we are asking that you carefully review the attached list that has been provided by the Utah County Health Department.  By keeping sick children home, the chances of spreading the illnesses is greatly reduced.  If your child shows any of these signs while they are at school, we will notify you immediately so that you can take them home until they have recovered.

We greatly appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children are in school each and every day when they are healthy.  Attendance is so important for student success.  When you child is ill or absent for appointments etc., please call the school office to excuse them.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our school a safe and healthy place to be.

~Should They Stay or Should They Go?
Children, staff, parents and/or volunteers will be excluded from the classroom if any of the following are noted:
•       Fever of 100 degrees or above orally
•       Nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain
•       Diarrhea-frequent, loose, watery stools
•       Unusual drowsiness or tiredness
•       Sore throat, acute cold or persistent cough
•       Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge) (non allergenic)
•       Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (pink eye) (non allergenic) must be treated with antibiotic drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
•       Swollen glands around jaws, ears or neck
•       Any skin sore oozing of fluid, suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from sore)
•       Suspected head or body lice (untreated)
•       Earache
•       An unexplained rash
•       Symptoms which may suggest an acute illness
Conditions needing treatment with an antibiotic may return to the classroom after at least 24 hours of treatment and a decrease in symptoms.
~Interested in Substitute Teaching? Please contact Kelly Educational Staffing Services: (801) 373-1616 or online at http://www.kesutah.appone.com/http://www.kesutah.appone.com/
We love having our own parents substitute in our school!
~PENNY WARS!  Our Penny War is going STRONG!  We appreciate all the contributions.  We will continue this until Friday.  On Monday, we will be announcing which Grade Level will have the opportunity to choose students to throw pies in my face.  YIKES!!:)

Upcoming Events:

12/12  9:15  Taylor Elementary  Fine Arts Christmas Assembly

12/12 - 12/13 PK Hearing Screening

12/18 PTA providing Monday Munchies to Staff

12/19 2:00 pm  3rd Grade Christmas Program

12/21  EARLY OUT  Dismiss at 12:00

12/22 - 1/1 No School

Attention Choir Students

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 14:15
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Tiger Choir members and parents,

We are so excited to present our Christmas program. We will be doing a dress rehearsal for the Parkway Health Center during our choir time on Thursday December 7, 3:30-4 ish. We would love to have any parents come that would like to. The school cannot provide transportation so if you can car pool that would really help get all our choir members there. 55 S Professional Way Payson, UT.

Our shirts are ordered but have not come in yet, if they do not make it by Thursday please have your child wear a red or green shirt with black skirt or pants.

Our Fine Arts assembly will be at 9:15 Tuesday December 12 with the orchestra. Same dress as care

Thank you so much for supporting Tiger Choir. Your children are amazing!

 

Kindergarten Student Invited to Kentucky after Winning Art Contest

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 11/30/2017 - 09:12
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"Zach Greenhow, in Mrs. Sumens class, took second place in the preschool/kindergarten category in the American Printing House InSights Art Competition for the Blind and Visually Impaired (APH). Zach was invited to Louisville Kentucky to accept his second place award at the annual APH awards ceremony. His art was featured in an exhibit with other winners and he was able to take part in a Meet the Artist event where he got to talk about his artwork with the public and other winners. At the awards banquet he got to stand on stage before hundreds of people to accept his award from the president of APH."

Principal's Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 11:52
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Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels.  We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices.  This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level.  Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate.  I love working with the teachers and students.  They are the best.
Veteran’s Day:  On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans.  I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans.  We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight.  We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight.  If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found:  Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH!  Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc.  We want these items to get back to the right owners.  During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity.  PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire:  Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire.  We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency.  To do this, you will need to go to www.nebo.edu . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page.  You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System).  On this page it will have directions on how to update your information.  You will need to log into Aspire.  You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure:  As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•       We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes.   If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
•       Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses.  In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•       If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
•       Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as:  very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•       Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school.  The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to:  not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
•       In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email.  For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system.  Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Sincerely,
Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30

October Students of the Month

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 11/13/2017 - 08:33

Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez,  Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan. 

Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.

Pack of the Month:

Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior

Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior

Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential

Monday is "Read with a Hero" from 2:00-:2:30

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 11/10/2017 - 10:22
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Monday is "Read with a Hero" day at Taylor!  Students are welcome to invite their "hero" (parent, grandparent, older sibling, aunt, uncle, neighbor, etc) to come read for the last half an hour of the day!  Donuts will be served in the gym in celebration of our everyday heroes!  Please bring your favorite books from home and join us at the school from 2:00-2:30!   Make sure to sign in at the office!  

If your student is unable to bring someone to read with, there will be plenty of heroes for them to buddy up with!   We're excited to welcome you to our school and spend time together reading!   

Taylor Student Council Attends Leadership Conference

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 11/08/2017 - 14:37

 Taylor's sixth-grade student council attended a leadership conference at BYU where they were able to hearfrom amazing speakers like John Bytheway! The student council learned the importance of  leadership, teamwork, and courage to help make our schools the best they can be! Student council members: Carter Christensen Daphne Bryan Miguel Briceno Samantha Moore Allie Hansen Kathryn McNaughtan Advisor: Ms. Whicker and Mrs. Koyle

Principal's Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:58
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Hello Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our 1st Term Parent Teacher Conferences.  We look forward to having everyone come out and meet with teachers.  If you have forgotten your time you are welcome to go back into Sign Up Genius and see your time or call the office and we can give you your time.  The teachers will be on a very tight schedule.  Please respect that time.  If you need to visit longer with the teacher than the allotted time, please schedule another time that you and the teacher can meet to have a deeper conversation.  

The Book Fair will be going on during Conferences in the gym until 9:00.  Please go visit the Fair and see all the great books available at a good price.  Also you can send a pencil gram to your student which is a pencil with a note attached for just $1.00.  

Halloween is just around the corner.  We will be having our annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 1:15 pm.  We will be marching around the outside perimeter of the school as we have done in the years past.  Students are invited to wear their costume to school or put them on during lunch.  Please be aware this is a regular school day so costumes that are particularly bulky or fragile should not be sent to school.  We ask that students refrain from wearing mask, gory costumes/makeup, or bring weapons-even pretend ones!  Students may wear hair color and light face paint to school but should NOT bring these items with them!  Please remember that even during these activities, students need to follow our school dress guidelines!

Thank you so much for your support!

Mrs. Robbins

Upcoming events:

10/26 SEPs

10/31 Halloween Parade 1:15

11/1 1st Grade Field Trip to Thanksgiving Point

11/3 Picture Retake

11/7 SCC (12:30

11/8 4th Grade Field Trip

11/9 PTA Meeting 1:30

11/10 Tiger Pride Assembly

11/13 Heroes Read A Thon

11/17 5th Grade History Fair

11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast

11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break

 

BOOK FAIR IS COMING!!!

Submitted by billi.robbins on Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:17
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Book Fair dates are October 23rd through 27th

Hours:  Monday~8:30 - 9:00 am; Tuesday ~ Friday:  8:30 - 9:00 am & 3:15 -3:45 pm also Thursday SEPs 3:15 - 9:00 pm

Online Book Fair:  http://www.scholastic.com/bf/taylorelementaryschool3

$1Pencil Gram:  Send a pencil gram to your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, teacher or friend for just $1.00.  The pencil gram will be delivered to their class the next day.  These are available at the Book Fair.  

Hat Day will be October 27th.  If you would live to wear a hat, bring a $1.00 and donate it to the Book Fair and you can wear a hat to school ALL DAY!

Come and enjoy the great books at the Book Fair!

 

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