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May 11, 2018
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.
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.
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 23rd End of Term Reward Celebrations
May 24th 6th Grade Graduation
May 25th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!
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
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
Our Yearbooks are in and they look amazing! Every page is colored and the pictures are so clear. We are so excited how well they turned out. It is not to late to order yours. You can go to the Taylor Elementary Website: taylor.nebo.edu Click on PAY ONLINE! and then Yearbook OR Come into our Front Office and pay Mrs. Young. Make checks payable to Taylor Elementary School. We will be handing them out on May 14th. This will give your student a few weeks to get autographs.
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.
Be sure to check your teachers emails as well as the school website for information concerning grade level events in April & May. It is a busy time of year and we will do our best to communicate information out to you effectively.
We have 3rd Grade Track on Thursday and 4th grade has been rescheduled for May 8th. Please make sure your student dresses in layers. We never know what the weather is going to be like.
We have LOTS and LOTS of stuff in our Lost and Found. Will you encourage your student to PLEASE stop by and see if anything belongs to them?
We have our Family Read with Our Hero Celebration next Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00pm. If you have not RSVP, please do so by May 2nd. We need to know how many family members are going to be eating pizza. We have asked that you let the teacher of your OLDEST child know this information.
Be sure to check your teachers emails as well as the school website for information concerning grade level events in May. It is a busy time of year and we will do our best to communicate information out to you effectively.
You can find the online calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://taylor.nebo.edu
Haveyou checked out our facebook and instagram? Follow us on Facebook at Payson Taylor Elementary School and on Instragram @taylor_tigers
Hello Taylor families,
A million thank yous to our PTA for spoiling us this week. We greatly appreciate all the yummy food and VIP treatment! We have the best PTA around!!!
Kindergarten PRE-Registration: If you were not able to make it to our Pre-Registration, please come and get pre-registered for Kindergarten. This will help us know our numbers for next year. Please help spread the word if you know of families with a child coming to Kindergarten next year!
End of Year Assessment: A reminder that we have begun end of year assessments.. Teachers will be testing over the course of several weeks. Your child will not be testing every day, however, it is imperative that he/she is at school, reviewing and/or testing. If your child is going to be absent during this testing period, please notify your child’s teacher so he/she can make arrangements for alternate days of testing. First and Second grades will be testing through May 11th, and the Kindergarten Assessment will be May 21-25.
Busy time of year: Be sure to check your teachers emails as well as the school website for information concerning grade level events in April & May. It is a busy time of year and we will do our best to communicate information out to you effectively.
Read with your Heroes Night!: We have a VERY Fun event coming up really soon. On May 7th, we are going to have our final Read with the Hero. However this one will be quite a bit different from the others we have had this year. We will be having it AT NIGHT. Please see flyer attached. Hard copy will be coming home soon!
District Summer Theater Program: Also attached is a fun summer Art opportunity for students.
Lost and Found: Our Lost and Found is getting really really big! If you think your child has lost a hoodie, jacket, coat, etc. please come and check out our lost and found!!!!!
April 24 6th Grade Track meet
April 25 5th Grade Track Meet
May 1 4th grade Track Meet
May 2 Turn in the Read with Hero Night RSVP
May 2 2nd Grade Field Trip to Living Planet Aquarium
May 3 3rd Grade Track Meet
May 3 5th and 6th Grade Bees Game
May 7 Read with your Hero Celebration at 5:00 PM
May 7 Fine Arts Concert 6:00 PM