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January 2016

Kindergarten Pirates

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:14

Taylor's kindergarten students in Mrs. Bradford and Mrs. Sumens' classes make the hallways brighter each day. One of the exciting things the students get to do in kindergarten is study maps. Students learned about physical features, maps and globes, land and water and cardinal directions on a map. To celebrate their new knowledge of maps, the kindergarten classes followed a pirate map and went on a treasure hunt to find burried treasure. Principal Billi Robbins met the students and shared the treasure of a good book. Good job kindergarten classes for working so hard in school!

Pirate Pride Assembly

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 16:06

Taylor students had their January Pirate Pride assembly. Pirates of the month, captains of the month, and crew of the month were announced. To begin the assembly, Mrs. Robbins helped get the students excited by dancing as an entire student body. She also played a video for the students about bullying, reminding students that they can step in and help their friends when needed. To fuel the school pride, students chanted the meaning of ROAR for all to hear!
Pirates of the month were announced from each class along with crew and captains of the month. ELEVEN classes had 95% or above in attendance during January. Each of those classes were awarded movie tickets, Brick Oven coupons and ice cream coupons. Mrs. Groneman's class also won the best behaved class in Art.
Ms. Clove and Mrs. Provstgaard were awarded captains of the month.
This assembly is always a great way to show our school spirit, support one another and encourage each other to do our best!

Next month......we're looking for the cleanest class, the most positive class and the best class in Music class....

Looking for Stories

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 16:29

Taken from
May 2008
Kenna Holm

Now the Taylor School was really neat. (As I remember it). We had a grassy play area, besides we could go across the street and play on the old Hospital lawn (which is now the City Center). We had a nice baseball diamond to the west of the school and I remember when I was in the sixth grade challenging the Peteetneet sixth grade girls to a baseball game. I don t remember who won but it was fun. I played first base and Jeri Taylor (Brimhall) played pitch, and I can’t remember who else but we had a good team. I do remember Sharon Elmer (Lindley), Linda Peery (Spencer), Ann Staheli and a few others that were on Peteetneet’s team and they were also good.
We also ate lunch in the basement of the building. I think we paid either 10 or 15 cents for our lunch and I loved hot lunch. And when we got to the sixth grade we got to take turns helping in the kitchen.
We had a lot of good times at that school and of course this was all before they added on in 1949 and then tore it down a few years ago to make the new Taylor Elementary School.
Some of the teachers we had then were, Mr. Wall, Mrs. Jeppson, Mrs. Hill, Mr. Davis, Mrs. McCellan, Mrs. Cloward, and Martha Tanner substituted at both schools.
Peteetneet had Mr. Olson, Miss. Loveless Mrs. Spackman (later Warner). That's the ones we remember.
It feels like just yesterday we were there but now we have great grandkids who went there but it is so fun to remember when...

Taylor Elementary is Searching for History!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 01/28/2016 - 09:35
6th Grade Student Council

It’s time for Taylor Elementary’s 150th birthday! Taylor was the first elementary school built in Payson, Utah. Since then, it’s been rebuilt many times but is still in the same location. We want to celebrate by collecting artifacts from former Taylor students. Pictures, certificates, awards, trophies, reflection entries, momentos, shirts, jerseys or any other artifacts reflecting Taylor’s past. We’ll be photographing your artifacts and making a Memory Wall to honor Taylor’s history. Please feel free to stop by Taylor with your artifact and we’ll take a picture and return it to you before you leave. 40 S. 500 W. Payson, UT. We appreciate your support! -6th Grade Taylor Elementary Student Council

Giveaway Winner!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/22/2016 - 16:39

Thank you to all of those who liked and tagged others for a chance to win our January Giveaway prize! The winner drawn this time was one of our Facebook followers........Whitney Jones!
Please come down to the school to receive your adorable new desk clock!

Hope of America Information

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 19:02

5th grade students have been invited to participate in the Hope of America patriotic performance on May 4th at the Marriot Center in Provo. A yellow permission slip was sent with your student with information on how to register.

From the Hope of America directors:

"The deadline for sign ups for Hope of America 2016 has been extended to February 1st!

Many have asked, "is the pay pal the registration?" Actually the Parent Permission Form is the official registration form. Every student will need this form signed and returned to the school.

If a parent cannot pay online for the shirt, they can pay by making out a check to Freedom Festival OR Cash OR you can pay it to the school (preferred method) "

Please visit for more information.

Practices will be during school in music class as well as 1 day a week after school. This day is still being finalized.

January Giveaway!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 11:04

In order to win this must first.....visit us on Facebook or Instagram and then "like" the post with the giant question  mark!    One lucky follower will be announced on Friday!    For an extra chance to win.....tag or share the post!  

Facebook:  Payson Taylor Elementary School

Instagram: taylor_tigers

To see what the adorable prize to the second picture!

December's Pirates of the Month!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 01/05/2016 - 14:00

Taylor's "Pirate Pride" winners for the month of December were no surprise! Mrs. Robbins presented the "Crew of the Month", the "Captains of the Month" and the "Pirates of the Month"! These individuals always go the extra mile, work hard, step up when needed and have a great attitude! Congratulations to these winners!


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