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May 2018

Follow us on Social Media!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:06

Make sure to follow Taylor Elementary on social media!  We stay active throughout the summer posting school information, new teacher bios, ‘summer fun’ pictures and more!  

Facebook: Payson Taylor Elementary School

Instagram: taylor_tigers

 A few of our school’s most common hashtags are #beenheresince1866 #manytigersoneroar #taylortraditions #taylormeansfamily #tinytigersBIGroar #taylorptaisthebest 

Also this summer, if you happen to find any kindness rocks around our community, use  #taylortigersrock 

If you would like to be featured on our ‘summer fun’ posts, tag us in your pictures so we can see what our Taylor families are up to!  

5th Grade Honor Roll

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:36

The 2017-18 Honor Roll recipients needed to have completed a minimum of eleven requirements to earn the elite title. Achievements include memorizing the Gettysburg address, the 50 states and capitals, service projects, talent shows, the spelling bee, artwork, 95% attendance and much more! congratulations to these six students for going above and beyond expectations!  Way to show your ROAR! 

Olivia Nielson, Wyatt Mangelson, Josie Ellsworth, Aariel Worthen, Isaac Thurman, Brooklynn Smith 

5th Grade Patriotic Program

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:32

Students in fifth grade shared their end-of-year program for parents and the school. 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.

Summer Office Hours

Submitted by billi.robbins on Sun, 05/13/2018 - 20:38

Taylor Elementary will be open M-TH 8:00-1:00 during the Summer. If you need anything at the school please note that we will have someone in the building during these days and times to assist you. 

Parent Requests

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:21

May 11, 2018

Dear Parents,

As this year comes to a close, I want to thank you for all of your support and generosity. The many hours you spend volunteering in the classrooms and at school events clearly shows how invested you are in your child’s education. I love being the Principal here and look forward to many wonderful years with you at Taylor Elementary.

I know some of you are already thinking about next year and wondering what teacher your child will have. I have already received a few requests for teachers so I wanted to explain where I stand with teacher assignments and requests. My official stance is that I do not take teacher requests. I hope this letter helps you understand why I choose this stance. The goal of the school is to provide each child with the best educational experience possible. We recognize the importance of providing high quality instruction in a safe and nurturing environment.

The teachers have been working hard to create balanced classes with their current students for next year. They take into account such things as personalities, academics, behaviors, and special needs. This is a very intensive process that pays dividends in the end. The teachers know your children so well in this environment and work hard to place them with a group of students that best fits their needs. Our experience is that balanced classes make for a better experience for the students and the teachers. I will take on the responsibility of assigning teachers to those classes and making any adjustments based on the needs of specific students.

I recognize there are a few students who have very specific needs that need to be addressed. If you feel your child is one of these, you will need to come in and fill out a specific form in our front office. The opportunity to fill out this form will ONLY be next week (May 14-18th). Forms will not be sent home with student and no emails will be accepted. This window is a tight timeline and no input will be taken after this date. I will make sure your child’s future teacher is able to meet his or her needs and provide high quality instruction. Thank you for all you do for the Payson Community.


Billi Robbins

May Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 05/11/2018 - 18:12

Account Balances:  Now is the time of year to check up on your student’s lunch account balances, library book returns and/or any fines they may have at the school. Please be diligent in settling up any balances or fines by the end of the year. Thank you in advance for your help on these matters.

End of Year Celebrations on Wednesday, May 23rd:  We will be doing our final Behavior Reward celebration.  Remember students that have received 2 behavioral tickets this 4th term or been In School or Out of School Suspended will not qualify to come on this final Reward Field Trip.  3rd through 6th will be going to the Payson Community Pool.  PLEASE remember to wear modest swimsuits as well as clothes to walk to the pool and back.  Parents are welcome to come and supervise however we are not allowed to have any younger or older siblings at the pool on this day.   1st through 2nd grade will be going to the Payson Stadium Cinemas to watch a movie.  I will send out more details on this soon.   If you have sighed up to bring a sack lunch from the school, the lunch account will be charged if the student decides to bring a home lunch instead.  

Student's concerns for next year:  Please see attached note for very specific details on this.

PTA NEWSLETTER:  Please see attachment

Field Day:  On Monday 21st we will have our Hero Field Day.  Upper Grades will participate from 10:00 to 11:15.  Lower grades will participate from 1:00 to 2:15.  We appreciate all the parents that have volunteered to help out at the different stations.  If you would like to help either am or pm or both, please let the office staff know ASAP. We ask that all volunteers come to the back field 15 minutes prior to the students participating.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!:  School will dismiss at 12:00 SHARP on May 25th.  Lunch will be served 1 hour early on this day. 

Summer Office Hours:  The office will be open Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 1:00 pm.  

Upcoming events:  Please refer to your student's teacher's emails and school calendar for all events.  We have lots of fun events scheduled for the upcoming weeks and we don't want you to miss out.

May 14 NOVA Graduation

May 18  Kindergarten Graduation

May 21 Field Day and Service Day

May 22 5th Grade Patriotic Program 1:30

May 23rd End of Term Reward Celebrations

May 24th 6th Grade Graduation


5th Grade Spelling Bee!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 05/09/2018 - 19:55

The Spelling Bee is one of the options to earn 5th Grade Honor Roll.  Each class had three finalists and competed today for the winner!  Congratulations, Caleb Bronson for taking 1st place! Finalists include: Alexa Shutt, Gavin Liddle, Zephyr Silcox, Coy Vincent, Lily Zeeman, Emma Asay, Zack Shelley, Caleb Bronson and Aaron Dunn. (Not pictured).  Way to Reach for Your Potential!!!!! #manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #taylortraditions #5thgradehonorroll #spellingbee

Welcome Mr. Cornwall, Staff Developer/Title-1 Coordinator

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:40

We want to welcome Mr. Clint Cornwall as part of our Taylor family!  Mr. Cornwall will be Taylor’s title-1 Coordinator/Staff developer beginning next year! He has been teaching 3rd and 5th grades at Cherry Creek Elementary and is definitely a school favorite! He has been married for 6 years, has 3 children, enjoys camping, hunting, snowmobiling and a nice cold Dr. Pepper!  Mr. Cornwall is excited to be a Taylor tiger!!!! 

#manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #taylormeansfamily


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