Taylor Elementary's Service Learning club recently visited the new Veteran's home in Payson. Under the direction of Taylor's school counselor, Mrs. Burningham, students are involved in a weekly club that focuses on learning by doing service for others. One of these projects involved the students donating lap blankets for the veteran's to use. This was a great experience for students of Taylor Elementary to take part in and a great chance to support our Veterans!
Taylor Elementary's Kindergarten students reached a huge milestone recently. They've been in school for 100 days! Students in Mrs. Treana Kober and Mrs. Mindy Sumens' classes celebrated the day by dressing as "100-year-olds" for the day and participating in many activities that deal with the number 100! Taylor Elementary loves the joy the kindergarten students bring to our school and are excited their first 100 days of school are under their belt!
I can’t believe it’s that time of year again, but Kindergarten enrollment is at Taylor School on March 19th from 8:00am-4:00pm. This year we will also be having an immunization clinic on the same day from 9:30am-1:30pm if you are interested.
I am excited to meet these future Taylor Tigers!!!
This is just a reminder that this Wednesday, February 26th school will be out at 12:00pm for grades K-6. There will be no afternoon Kindergarten or Preschool. Morning Kindergarten will be excused at 12:00pm and Kindergarten bus students will be dropped off at their bus stops, not their homes.
This half day of school allows teachers to attend mandatory district trainings all afternoon. Please call the school at 801-465-6050 if you have any questions.
Happy Presidents Day Everyone,
I just wanted to send out a reminder that SEP’s are this week for your child. SEP’s will be on Wednesday, February 19th, from 2:30pm-9:00pm. Your child’s time may be on a different day or time if you have worked out something with their teacher. The most important thing is for you to have the chance to meet with your child’s teacher and set goals for the remainder of the school year.
I also just want to say thank you for allowing me to be your child’s elementary principal. I really enjoy getting to work with you and your children every day. There is not a day that goes by that something doesn’t happen that makes me smile. I want to let you know that my door is always open if you ever want to just come in and talk.
Have a great day!
Nebo School District's assessment specialist, paleontologist and author of The Utah Story, Seth Sorensen, took time to visit Taylor Elementary's fourth-grades. The students look forward to science and social studies each day because they spend time learning about the state of Utah. Students in Mrs. Corbin, Mrs. Grill and Ms. Orme's classes have been studying fossils and dinosaurs of Utah. Mr. Sorenesen has a unique passion for researching, collecting and studying fossils from different periods in time. He brought dinosaur teeth, t-rex claws, fossilized tortoises and even a tooth from a Megalodon! Student, Isabelle Hansen, said, "I liked seeing the allosaurus cast because it was cool to see how small their brain was. Taylor's fourth-graders say, "Thank you Mr. Sorensen for taking the time to visit our class and "dig" up our interest in Utah's fossils!
The students and staff at Taylor Elementary were favored with an assembly put on by Rich Wieber and his associates, Justin and Eric. As part of a stunt group, these men demonstrated how to ensure a bike is safe to ride as well as finding a perfect sized helmet. The stunt group also talked with students about how practicing and having a good friend group is essential in order to reach goals. Students were taught it is important also to keeping positive thoughts and stay clear from harmful substances. A favorite part of the assembly is when the stunt group jumped over Mr. Richins, Mr. Lowe and Mr. Hansen! Thank you to Rich Wieber and his group for visiting our school!
Taylor Elementary's preschool students in Ms. Norma Goddard and Mrs. Susan Goble's classes have been learning about building. They learned about different jobs, tools and equipment that can be used to make large structures. Students made their own buildings at home and created a small town together. Local town favorite, Bob "The Builder" Provstgaard, visited the preschool students and brought a large backhoe with him to show all the neat things it can do. "Bob the Builder" even delighted the classes by letting students wear his hard hat! Thanks to Taylor's preschool teachers as well as Bob Provstgaard for making building come alive for these kids!
Taylor Elementary students were delighted by entertainment sensation, Doug Osmond, who was promoting Richard Paul Evans' new book Michael Vey. The assembly focused on literacy, respect and becoming a true hero! Mr. Osmond invited students who were avid readers to come forward and participate in a fast game of literacy trivia about some of the most popular books around. At the end of the assembly, Mr. Osmond gave advice to students about how to be their own hero just like the characters in popular books. He echoed Mr. Daybell's daily advice....READ, READ, READ, READ, READ! Taylor's amazing school counselor, Mrs. An'Jalee Burningham, says, " Mr. Osmond's message to students was perfect! It tied in with our school wide theme of being "Unstoppable!".
Mr. Rick Nielsen, Superintendent for Nebo School District, delighted the students and faculty by spending a morning at Taylor Elementary. Mr. Nielsen spent time with teachers before school getting to know them as well as sharing fun stories about when he was an elementary classroom teacher dressing as "Zero the Hero". He, along with Mr. Daybell, made a point of visiting each of the classrooms at Taylor and saying hello to the students and teachers in each grade. Taylor Elementary is very appreciative of the time taken out of Mr. Nielsen's day to spend at our school! Thank you Superintendent Nielsen!