October 2013

Halloween Parade

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Taylor Halloween Parade

 

This year Taylor School will hold its annual Halloween parade on Thursday, October 31st at 1:00pm.  Please come and watch your student as they parade around our school with their class.  Come find a spot to stand or sit anywhere around the school, there isn’t a bad place to watch.

We are trying to keep our morning as normal as possible. We ask that students come dressed ready for school.  If your students costume requires help from you at home, it is fine to send them already dressed.  Just a reminder that masks or weapons are not allowed!!  If makeup is worn, the student needs to be recognizable.

Thanks for all you do and have a happy and safe Halloween!

Mr. Daybell

 

Taylor's Fall Carnival a Success

Taylor School recently hosted their annual Fall Carnival.  Students and their families filled the halls and classrooms and enjoyed an evening of games and food.  Some of the favorites were, 'Toilet Paper Toss', 'Face Painting', 'Ring Toss', 'Fish Pond' and 'Pin the Nose on the Witch'".  Along with the games and prizes, gift baskets were created by the classes that were auctioned off to raise money for the school. 

Many thanks go to the PTA and  committees that put countless hours into the success of the Fall Carnival. This is a favorite time of year for Taylor tigers and their families and we look forward to it happening again next year! 

Fall Carnival

Monday, October 21st is Taylor's Fall Carnival from 5:30-7:30!     Wristbands/tickets can be purchased at the front door as well as food and drink vouchers.   Come bring the family, dress up in costumes and help support Taylor's PTA!  There is also a silent auction on the stage where baskets full of things such as chocolate, Disney items, camping gear, sports items, movie night items and fall decor are waiting to go to the highest bidder!   Teachers will be in their classrooms with all kinds of fun games for the whole family to enjoy.  Please come and share in the excitement with your students!    Many thanks go to the countless hours the PTA puts in order for our families to enjoy the carnival each year!   

Taylor's September Box Tops Winners

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Taylor Elementary has a friendly competition between classes each month.  Students are encouraged to bring as many box tops in as they can and donate them to the school. The PTA keeps track of the class that brings the most in and they get to host the school's Box Top trophies in their room. Mrs. Groneman's second-grade and Mr. Hansens's fifth-grade classes were the recipients of the trophies for the month of September and they're excited to keep bringing in box tops!   Nice job Taylor tigers!  

Red Ribbon Week October 20th- 24th

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Red Ribbon Week Theme: Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable. We choose
to be drug free!

Monday: "My path to the future is bright and drug free!"  College Day-wear your
favorite school jersey/colors.    Wear your "Unstoppable Me" wristbands.  
Activity: college map....which teacher went to which school?

Tuesday: "Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable" .  School Pride Day- wear school shirts and school colors (blue and gray).  Activity: Lunch activities with the high school athletes, positive mentors etc.

Wednesday: "I have the power to say no!"  Super Hero Day- Dress as your favorite superhero.                             Activity: the door decorating ontest will be judged after school.

Thursday: "Being Drug Free opens the doors to who I want to be?  Career Day: dress in your future career.           Activity: career day at lunch: ambulance, police car, bobcat etc...will
be parked on the playground during lunchtime for students to tour.  They will be here from 11:00-1:00

Friday: No school.

Taylor Elementary Students are Unstoppable!

Taylor Elementary School had a pre-"Red Ribbon Week"
kick off with a special visit from the aviation department at Utah Valley University.   Instructors from the university's program brought a plane to the playground of Taylor school for the students to see.  Taylor Tigers were each allowed a chance to sit in the cockpit and experience the controls first hand.  Students were also instructed on the
different parts of the plane as well as fun facts about flying.  As part of Red Ribbon Week, students were
reminded by the pilots that pilots can't fly if they are under the influence of alcohol and drugs.   This year's theme is
"Taylor Tigers are Unstoppable.  We choose to be drug free!".   The aviation department at U.V.U. was a great reminder for student to remember to be drug free for their entire life!   Way to go Taylor Tigers!

Third Grade Tulip Planting

Taylor third graders are currently conducting a live experiment here at the school. With the help of the Journey South program, these young scientists are out to discover when spring comes to Taylor Elementary.

This week, students had an opportunity to closely observe and study plant bulbs. Volunteers from Thanksgiving Point facilitated a bulb dissecting and diagramming activity with the students, while discussing the anatomy of tulip bulbs. The volunteers, Sam and Spencer,  also taught the students five things all scientists do: observe, hypothesize, research, experiment, and share.

Each student was then given their very own Emperor Tulip bulb to plant in a freshly tilled bed on the south side of the school. In connection with the Utah science core curriculum, the third graders will be studying the relationship between living things and the sun over these next few months as they seek to discover when spring actually begins.

It is now up to the students to act as real scientists and perform the tasks they learned scientists must do. With their observation journals ready and waiting to be recorded in and their tulip bulbs carefully tucked-in under exactly six inches of topsoil, the students can hardly wait for their garden to grow. The rest of us here at Taylor are looking forward to seeing the school’s new flowers and hearing our third grade scientists share their results.

 

A special thanks goes out to Journeys South, Thanksgiving Point, Sam, Spencer, Mr. Daybell, Mr. Lowe, and Mr. Ammon Charles.

 

by Cammie Charles

Fall Break October 10th and 11th (No School)

Just a reminder that there is no school on  October 10th or  October 11th, because of Fall break.  Have a great long weekend and don't forget to read!

Mr. Daybell

Taylor Elementary's September Students of the Month

 

Taylor Elementary's September students of the month get to enjoy a fancy lunch of pizza and soda with Mr. Daybell.  These students were chosen by their teachers because they make great efforts in academics and behavior choices each day in their classrooms.  These students have set a high standard at Taylor School for others to admire!  Way to go Taylor Tigers for setting the bar high!  
Kindergarten- Roxianne Simmons, Steven Taylor, Tame Finau
1st - Kymber Rosenbaum, Wesley Gunderson, Alexa Shutt
2nd-Miguel Briceno Topete, Daphne Bryan, Aiden Hutchings
3rd-Kate Poulson, Remi Marron, Payton Buys
4th- Isaac Woolford, Yahir Briceno Topete, Jason Flinders
5th-Gloryann Martin, Stephanie Zavala
6th-Jason Miller, Levi Hill, Janey Jacklin

 

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