May 2015

Taylor's 5th grade program

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Students in fifth grade shared their end-of-year program for parents and the fourth-grade. The program focused on the History of America, the 50 states, as well as a tribute to the armed forces! This is always a fun program for students to share because it gives a small taste of some of the things they have been learning about in class this year.

Taylor's Fifth-Grade Honor Roll Students

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Congratulations to Taylor Elementary's fifth grade honor roll students! These elite students needed to complete a list of requirements outside of regular class time that involved service, memorizing the Gettysburg address, passing off fast math facts and having good attendance, just to name a few....what a great example these students are to our Taylor family!

Taylor's Rich History

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School favorite, crossing guard George Brinkerhoff, visited several of the classes at Taylor to teach students more about the history of Taylor. Taylor school has been onsite for 150 years! Jesse Soar Taylor's portrait hangs in the entryway of our school as a reminder of our rich history here in Payson!

5th Grade Program Reminder

Tomorrow, May 19, is the fifth grade program at 1:30 pm.  The fifth grade classes have been working hard and are excited to perform for parents!  

2nd Grade Field Trip Reminder....

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Tomorrow, May 19, 2nd graders will be visiting the Living Planet Aquarium.  Students need to remember their home lunch (if not having a school sack lunch) as well as a jacket.  Please have students on time and ready to have fun! 

Help with Swimming!

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Parents! Taylor School's 3rd-6th grades will be swimming at Payson Pool on Thursday May 28th from 1-3 p.m. Payson city has asked that we bring 1 parent per 5 kids attending. That means......we need a lot of parent help! If you are able to attend, this would make it SO much easier to keep kids supervised!

If you can help, please contact your student's teacher!

* Yes, there will still be lifeguards

*Yes, you'll need to be in the water, walking around the edges, and reminding kids to follow all rules.

* Yes, a sibling/aunt/uncle over the age of 18 can count as a parent volunteer if you're unable to make it, but would still like to help.

* No little/older brothers and sisters can come unless they are a current 3rd-6th grader at Taylor.

This is always such a fun celebration day for all students attending Taylor! There is no way it could be possible without all of the volunteers that help us each year! THANK YOU!!!!!

 

Taylor's Kindergarten Visits Young Living Farms

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Students in the kindergarten classes visited the lavender farm in Mona!  Students were able to ride on a horse drawn wagon, plant lavender seeds, see buffalo, camels, cows, horses and even old fashioned carriages and coaches!  When asked, kindergarten students said their favorite part was "riding the bus, seeing the big equipment and even seeing "sharks" in the pond!"    We sure love our kindergarten students!!

Taylor's Kindergarten Releases Their Butterflies

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Taylor's Kindergarten classes have been watching the lifecycles of butterflies for the past few weeks.  They've watched catepillars transform into beautiful butterflies and today was the day to finally let them go!   Many of the butterflies stayed on students hands, arms and even heads!!!  This was a great science study for students at Taylor to be involved in! 

6th Grade Orchestra Delights Taylor School

Taylor's 6th grade orchestra, under the direction of Tammy Drager, performed for parents as well as the student body of Taylor in two performances.  Favorites were songs from Star Wars as well as Pirates of the Carribean!   The orchestra meets before school three days a week for an hour and students are required to practice on their own time.  These students are a great example of dedication! Congratulations to these students for their excellent performance! 

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