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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

Choir Begins Tomorrow!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 12:22
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We are starting choir tomorrow morning, Tuesday January 30 at 8:00-8:30 am. It will be every Tuesday and Thursday. 

Feb 6 and 13th there will be no choir. 

Discovery Gateway Visits 5th Grade

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:17
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5th grade students at Taylor were recently delighted by Discovery Gateway's 'Reaction Time". Students were shown experiments involving chemical and physical change as well as states of matter. This was a great chance for students to really see science come to life!

#manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #reactiontime #5thgrade

"Surgery" in the First Grade!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 18:02
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First graders performed word surgery to create contractions! Students were able to wear gloves and masks to cut apart and reattach words to create a contraction! 

January Students of the Month!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/26/2018 - 17:57
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January Tiger Pride Assembly!  Congratulations to those Top Tigers who showed their ROAR during the month of January!  Congratulations also to the Leaders of the Pack and to Mrs. Oakeson's 1st graders for playground behavior, Mrs. Muhlestein's class for library behavior and Mrs. Black's class for Accepting Everyone! 

#manytigersoneroar #beenheresince1866 #taylormeansfamily #tigerpride #waveyourflag #toptiger

Mental Health Parent Awareness Night Information

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:01

Mental Health Parent Awareness Nights

 Nebo School District will be hosting a series of Parent Awareness Nights. The topics of discussion will include mental health and safety planning with youth. Several community service providers will be present to answer question and help individuals to access services. See the event flyer for more information.

Macie Steele Receives PEAK Award!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 01/10/2018 - 20:59

Macie Steele was nominated by Courtney Corbin for a PEAK award which is given to those who go above and beyond in Nebo School District.  She was presented her Award at Wednesday night's Board Meeting. 

“Macie worked at our school in the lunch room. She knows every kid by name and dances around wearing her ‘Taco Tuesday’ headband. She sings to the kids coming through the line about all of the yummy ingredients in the day's meals. She reminds the students to grab their fruits and veggies.

“We have a special needs employee that also works in the lunchroom. Macie makes her feel like a million bucks. When this employee had a primary dance to attend, Macie brought her a special shade of pink lip gloss to wear for the evening. Macie escorted this employee to our school's birthday party as her special guest. They walked arm in arm the entire night. When the employee went to Disneyland, Macie made the employee a special travel bag for the plane.”

SEP #2 Sign-up, School Reward Activity, Principal's Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 01/03/2018 - 08:14

A very warm welcome back to our Taylor Tigers! We hope your break was enjoyable with friends and family. We look forward to a Happy New Year and a wonderful second half to the school year.

SEP CONFERENCE:  Upcoming SEP Conferences will be held, January 11th. . Our SEP Conferences are scheduled for January 11th from 3:30-8:30.

  Below you will find the link for your child's grade level. Please go to your child's teacher's name and sign up for an available time that you would like.  If you have more than one child, you may sign-up for all their conferences as well. *Please note that PreSchool and Kindergarten teachers will contact you to schedule your conferences with them. Watch for more information coming from them soon. Thank you for your support!  We look forward to seeing you at SEP Conferences!

1st - 3rd Grade SEP sign up:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4FADAB2DA5FF2-january

4th - 6th Grade SEP sign up:  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0C4FADAB2DA5FF2-january1

 END OF TERM REWARD:  We are excited to be able to take 1st through 6th grade to the movies on Jan. 19th as the end of term behaivior reward.  We will be watching the movie Paddington 2.    All students that have not been suspended either in school or out of school and/or received less than 2 tickets this term will be able to attend this reward field trip.  A permission slip will be coming home soon for parents to sign giving your student permission to go.  I will be sending out individual notes or phone calls to the parents of those who do not qualify to go.

PARKING!:  Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school. The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to: not block the flow of traffic, not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.  PLEASE DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE CARS THAT ARE PARKED ON 100 SOUTH!!  This blocks people in and it is so dangerous for students to be entering cars in this area!

WINTER WEATHER:  With the winter months and more severe weather conditions of winter (that may come this year....who knows.  :)) we wanted to review our inclement weather and student illness procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
•We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes. If arriving earlier, the building will be open at 8:00 for students to wait for the start of class in the front office area.
•Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses. In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
•If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect. If it is to be a prolonged indoor stay (longer than 3 days) please send a note from the doctor.
•Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as: very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
•In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage...) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email. For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system. Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu. If we need to evacuate the school we would go to LDS Church  (on 100 S, the green church). All teachers and staff members will remain at school to care for the students. Unless otherwise notified, we will release students only to responsible adults or family members.
Have a wonderful afternoon!

Upcoming Events:
*1/2           School Resumes from Christmas Break
*1/4           PTA Meetings
*1/11        Parent Teacher Conferences/Last day of Term 2
*1/12         District Development Day- No School
*1/15         MLK Holiday- No School
*1/16           SCC at 12:30

*1/19           End of Term Behavior Reward to Movies

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