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February 2018

Principal's Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 08:13
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Kindergarten Pre-registration is coming up soon!   If you have an upcoming kindergartner or know of any neighbors who have an upcoming kindergartner, please share the following information:
Pre-registration will be on March 20, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..   When parents come on this day to pre-register their 2018-2019 kindergartner, we ask that you bring your student's birth certificate, immunization record as well as proof of residency.   We will be asking you to complete  Enrollment information online on this day in our computer labs.   We use this information to make emergency calls and gather health information.  It also gives us phone numbers of people to call when a parent cannot be reached.  We also ask that you bring your 2018-2019 kindergartner with you to this pre-registration.  We will be conducting a mini assessment on each student while parents are completing the enrollment.    PLEASE SPREAD the  WORD to your Family and Friends.

Parents of 6th Graders-7th Grade Registration day is this week!  The students will walk to Mt Nebo Jr High on on Wednesday, Feb. 28th. Please make sure your student is dressed appropriately for the cold weather.  We need to be at Mt Nebo at 9:25 so we will be leaving AS SOON AS SCHOOL STARTS!  PLEASE make sure your student is here on time so they can join their class on this walk.  Upon arrival at MNJH, students will have the opportunity to hear from the following groups:  MNJH Administration, band, student council, orchestra, drama, sports, art, choir, school nurse and counselors.   This is a great opportunity for our sixth graders to be exposed to the classes offered next year as well as receive information on how to register for classes.  Students will walk back to our school at 10:45 a.m.  A packet of registration paperwork for your student will be given to the teachers.  When they return to the classroom, students will be given the paperwork to take home to be completed.  Remind your student that they need to return the completed paper work to their teachers by Friday, March 2nd .  A counselor will come to the school on Tuesday, March 6th to gather them.

Kindergarten Field Trip.  ALL kindergartners will be coming to school on Wed., February 28, 2018.  When the students return from their field trip, kindergartners will have the opportunity to participate in their end of term reward activity.

MINIMAL Day:  All students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m.  on Monday, March 5. NO KINDERGARTEN on this day.    Buses will run their normal routes but at a much earlier time to accommodate the early dismissal.   Teachers will be receiving staff development in the afternoon.

Red Ribbon Week will be March 5th - March 9th.  We will be talking about goal setting and colleges on that week.  We have lots of fun activities planned and more information will come home soon.

Book Fair will be March 12th - March 16th.  Mrs. Miller will be sending home information on the times the Book Fair will be open during the day as well as activities that will be taking place during that week.

Upcoming Events:
February 28 ALL Kindergarten~ ALL DAY~ field trip and Behavior reward
March 2 5th and 6th Grade Maturation --information should have come home with your child.  Please contact your student's teacher if you did not receive the information.  All students will need a signed permission slip to participate in this event.

March 5 ALL students will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. No Kindergarten on this day!!
March 6 PTA meeting at 1:30
March 7 4th grade Field trip to Symphony
March 12 -15 Book Fair
March 15 SEPs by invite.  You will be receiving a note from your teacher with more information.
March 16 NO SCHOOL
March 20 Kindergarten Pre~registration  8:00 to 4:00 pm
March 21 Dental Varnish
March 22 Kindergarten and 6th grade graduation pictures
March 27 4th Grade field trip to Utah Capitol

Mrs. Grill, Taylor Teacher of the Year!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/23/2018 - 17:23
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Congratulations to Mrs. Grill for being celebrated as Taylor's Teacher of the Year!!! She will be honored at the district level next month at Board Meeting! Mrs. Grill will do anything for anyone at any time!  She's a pro at technology, makes gingerbread houses with her class each December, can tell you anything about the State of Utah, and has received one of the highest honors in scouting, the Silver Beaver!! Thank you Mrs. Grill for showing your ROAR!  #reachforyourpotential #ownup #accepteveryone #rememberwhoyourepresent #beenheresince1866 #manytigersoneroar #taylormeansfamily #teacheroftheyear

SafeUT Awareness Days Feb 22 & 23

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:02

In light of the recent events in Florida and other tragedies that have happened around the country, Nebo School District is teaming up with KSL on February 22, 2018, as we Stand Up for a Safe Utah. Utah has a very powerful resource and that is the SafeUT app.  As you all know, the SafeUT app provides real-time crisis intervention and has been proven to save lives and stopped planned school attacks.   Our goal is to make sure that every parent, student and educator is aware of the app and has it downloaded on their phone.  Throughout the day, KSL will be highlighting all that the app can do, the history behind it, the success stories and much more. In addition, there will be some fun for the students. Below is the outline to encourage student involvement:·        Encourage your friends to download the app·        Use hashtag #SafeUT on posts  KSL Contest: Individuals will be able to share a screenshot of their phone with the app downloaded for a chance to win a $50 visa card These screenshots will need to be posted in the contest on the KSL TV Facebook page The school that is tagged the most by their students will receive 100 pizzas from KSL! The contest will start Thursday, February 22and Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m. Watch KSL News at 5 p.m. on Friday to see which school will be receiving 100 pizzas! #nebohero #studentsuccess #empowerstudents #engagestudents #focusonstudents #loveUTpublicschools #utpol #uted #NeboDistrict #NeboSchools #safeUT

Tiger Pride Bingo Winners

Submitted by billi.robbins on Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:48
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Tiger Pride Board winners had the opportunity to play Bingo with Mrs. Robbins this morning.  The following students won a pencil bag and notebook: Kenzie Green, Taya Fenn, Braxton Christensen, Emma Asay, Baylee Butler, Jarom Poulson, Addie Harmer, Harley Linsday, Daniel Zavala, Jesse Ramirez, Damian Gallegos, Lily Zeeman, Ty Hansen, Xavier Guzman, Maggie Sumens, Jake Finch, Alexys Zavala, Rylan Orton, Victoria Bolanos, Miah Martin  Congratulations to these students!  Thanks for Reaching your Potential, Owning up, Accepting Everyone, and Remembering who you Represent!!!!

3rd Grade Spelling Bee Winners!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/16/2018 - 20:36
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Taylor Elementary is full of fantastic spellers!  Recently, the annual third-grade spelling bee was held in the gym of Taylor Elementary.  This year's competition was tough because the students in Mrs. Melanie Ellsworth, Ms. Olsen and Mrs. Provstgaard's classes have been practicing for quite some time memorizing words in order to become the new spelling bee champion! Parents, along with the second and third-grade classes, were invited to come watch the top spellers from each class participate. It was an extremely fun day for all participants. 

Grand Prize Winners were first-place, Veronica Brown; second-place, Caleb Thurgood and third-place, Miah Martin. 

Congratulations go the participants!  What an impressive bunch of students in the third-grade!

"Read With a Hero" Monday, February 12th 2-2:30

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 02/08/2018 - 19:43
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Heroes....Join us Monday for our "Love of Reading With a Hero" on Monday, February 12th from 2-2:30.  Students are welcome to bring any hero in their life to share their love of reading with each other! 

#manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #taylormeansfamily #taylorptaisthebest #heroes

Principal's February Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/07/2018 - 13:33
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Parent and student stakeholder surveys coming soon! February 7-21 will be an open window for you to provide feedback on our Taylor staff. Please watch for more information to come via email in the next week or two.
Looking to install the new Nebo Parent App? Follow the link here: http://www.nebo.edu/bb-mobile-app
Have you checked out our facebook and instagram? Follow us on Facebook at Payson Taylor Elementary School or Instragram @ taylor_tigers  We have lots of fun pictures and articles!
You can find the online calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://taylor.nebo.edu

Love of Reading with our Heroes:  On Monday, Feb. 12 at 2:00, we are asking students to invite their HERO to come and read with them as we did the First Term.  Students and their Hero will come to the Gym and grab a treat and find a fun place in the building to read some books.  You are welcome to bring books from home or grab a book or two from the classroom.

UpComing Events:

Monday    Feb. 12  Read with Your Hero at 2:00
Friday        Feb. 16  3rd Grade Spelling Bee
Wed           Feb 21  Superintendent School Community Council at Payson High @4:00
Thur           Feb 22 Spring Pictures
Friday       Feb 23  Tiger Pride Assembly
Wed          Feb. 28  Kindergarten Field Trip and End of Term Reward (Everyone all day!)
Friday      March 2  5th and 6th Grade Maturation

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