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May 2016

Amazing Drama Workshop Opportunity for Students

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 05/20/2016 - 09:02

Dear Parents of 3rd-6th Grade Students,
Before the year ends we want to make sure you are aware of the Summer Drama Workshops which will be held 9:00 am -12:00 noon Monday - Fridayat Spring Lake Elementary (June 6-17) and Sierra Bonita Elementary (June 20-July 1).

These classes are open to all current 3rd-6th grade students from any school in the district. The cost is $42. Participants will perform a short play at the end of their two-week workshop.
You can register your student online at
Currently there are 9 openings at Spring Lake (Payson) and 6 openings at Sierra Bonita (Spanish Fork).
Contact or if any questions. 

Outstanding Classified Employee, Mrs. Carlile

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:54

Congratulations to Mrs. Carlile on being awarded Taylor's Outstanding Classified Employee! Mrs. Carlile is Taylor's ESL technician and works diligently servicing the students of Taylor! She is incredibly hardworking, approachable, kind, encouraging and our ESL program would be lost without her!!! Her students know how much she loves them and her very high expectations contribute to much of their successes! Congratulations Mrs. Carlile!

5th Grade Honor Roll

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 05/18/2016 - 22:36

The 2015-2016 Honor Roll recipients needed to have completed a minimum of nine requirements to earn the elite title. Achievements include memorizing the Gettysburg address, the 50 states and capitals, service projects, talent shows, spelling bees, artwork, 95% attendance and much more!
Recipients include:
Brycen Asay, Abby Finau, Hadley Charles, Jared Belk, Matthew Belk, Adrie Rogers, Bridger Marsh, Nanci Topete, Jessica Thurman, Sahaja Rutledge, Rylee Nelson, Sidney Tanner, Amya Fajardo, Tara Mortensen, Isabell Adams, Luke Lyman, Anna Bronson, Daniel Southwick, Noah Vance, Kate Poulson

Robin Provstgaard Awarded Crystal Apple

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 08:36

Robin is 100% about her class.  She will do WHATEVER it takes for them to enjoy her class.  She also cares, deeply, for the adults in the school.   –Tara Hunt

Robin is the happiest person on this planet.  Students know that she loves and cares about them.  She is very flexible and willing to do whatever the team agrees upon.  I miss working with her. –Marlayne Harward

Robin, is a great example of handling stressful situations with calmness and dignity.  Whenever she speaks to a  student/parent she always does so in a respectful way. She naturally creates a learning experience for everyone involved. Thank you Robin for your example, you deserve this award. –Ien Richins

Robin is a blast to work with.  She always has a funny story to share about everything.  She is fun, outgoing, and young at heart.  She is easy to get along with and hard working.  She loves and cares for each of her students and goes above and beyond to show them how much she cares.  In turn her students all adore her and come back to see her because she makes such an impact on their lives.  Everyone who knows Robin feels like they are her best friend and if you don't know her you want to be her friend or have her as your teacher. – Melanie Ellsworth

She was born to be in a classroom.   She connects with the kids like I’ve never seen anyone do before.  They look to her as a teacher, a mother,  a confidant and an example.  She can take a student’s worse day and put a smile on their face better than anyone.  I’ve never heard her say she wishes she didn’t have “so and so” in her classroom. Even the most difficult student receives her genuine love…even if she wanted to duct tape them to their chair =)   She is a busy lady.  She has perfected the balance of being a working mother and professional in a way I can only be jealous of!   -Courtney Corbin

Robin Provstgaard is the mother of 4 daughters and 1 son and 8 grandkids. Her career at Taylor began more than 21 years ago as the PTA president at Taylor.  21 years ago, she began her teaching career in 3rd grade, moved to 5th grade and then back to 3rd.  All of her children attended Taylor.  She can often be surrounded by current students and former students who all crave her attention.  She has even taught entire families of siblings.  She is recognized for her hair colors, her shoes, her infectious smile and friendships.  She LOVEs everything Disney, cruises, shopping, hunting, car shopping, fly fishing, eating out and most of all, her family above anything else!  


4th Grade Keyboarding Awards!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:12

Taylor's Fourth grade students recently finished an intense 50-day keyboarding program at school.   Keyboarding master, Mr. Bartholomew, held an awards assembly for the fourth-grade classes to celebrate their accomplishments!  Students have been working hard, practicing at home and have improved their keyboarding skills greatly!  Those who passed off their skills each week were rewarded with candy as well as cash prizes!     Congratulations students for all of your hard work this year!  

Talent Day in Music Class

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:07

Every few months, students in Mrs. Mangelson's music classes are invited to share their talents with each other!  This is a fun opportunity for student to share what they're interested in and cheer each other on as they dance, sing, play the violin, recorder, drums, piano and so much more!   

Fourth Grade Visits Camp Floyd

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:05

Taylor fourth grade students in Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Grill and Mrs. Muhlestein's classes recently visited historic Camp Floyd.  Students took a step back in time and were able to experience life in the famous Utah military camp.  Students spent the day making adobe bricks, dipping candles, attending pioneer school, riding in the pony express as well as going through artillery training.  This is a fun way for students to see a piece of Utah history come alive!  Everyone on site was dressed in character and students learned a lot from the stories told by them about the history of the military camp.  Fourth-grade student, Addison Corbin, said, "My favorite part was making candles because it was cool to make them from hot wax. It took a long time to get them to be big."   Many thanks go to the many parent volunteers that make this field trip possible for the fourth-grade classes!  

Pioneer Day at Taylor

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 11:02

Fourth grade Pioneer Day! We're churning butter, making rope, chiseling sandstone, carding wool and so much more! These students are getting a real taste for what life was like in the 1800's here in Utah!

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