Five students from Taylor Elementary won the Fire Prevention Week coloring contest sponsored by Payson City Fire Department. Miguel Briceno, Daniel Southwick, Wyatt Hickman, Brayden Thurgood and Samuel Devenport were taken to lunch in the Payson City Ambulance. After enjoying a lunch with local firefighters and EMT’s they will return to school in a fire truck. Thank you to Payson City Fire for sponsoring and encouraging fire prevention in our area.
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Students at Taylor Elementary will have the pleasure of learning from author Gary Hogg on October 1. Mr. Hogg will share stories in a school wide assembly, and then work with individual grade levels on writing skills. Be sure and ask your child about the great experience they had. Read below to learn more about Gary Hogg.
Gary Hogg has been writing and telling stories since he was a boy growing up in Burley, Idaho. His mom loved to read and his dad loved horses. Gary ended up with lots of books and a horse named Sport. Both of them took him on exciting adventures. Gary's fourth grade teacher (see report card) inspired him to put his wild ideas into stories instead of acting them out in class. She kept her sanity and he became a writer. Gary wrote his first children's book when he was nineteen. It took years to get it published. After graduating from Brigham Young University, he started doing school visits. Since then Gary has inspired more than a million students to become better writers.
Gary lives in Huntsville, Utah with his four children, Annie, Boone, Jonah and Jackson (see right). They provide mountains of inspiration for his stories. He loves to read, run, travel and ride his horse. His favorite food is cake and his favorite color is blue. To learn more about Gary take his Fun Fact Quiz and see Where's Gary.
Dear Taylor Elementary:
The Utah County Health Department will be holding a flu clinic at Taylor Elementary. This will be held on Friday September 28th from 3:30-5:30. The following immunizations will be available at the clinic:
Flu Hepatitis A&B Tdap Varicella HPV Pneumococcal
Polio Meningococcal MMR Dtap
We will be accepting the following insurances:
Medicaid/Medicare PEHP Blue Cross Blue Shield Educators Mutual
Select Health/Chip DMBA Humana/Choice Care United Healthcare
Select Health Altius Molina CIGNA
We hope you will take advantage of this clinic to get updated on you and your children’s vaccines.
Amber Rees R.N.
Mrs. Burningham, Taylor's Elementary's amazing counselor, has been visiting each of the classes around the school. Mrs. Burningham read the story, 'The Crayon Box Talked' by Shane DeRolf, to the students and discussed how each color in the crayon box is just as important as the others. She encouraged students to involve one another in class, during lunch and on the playground as often as they can to make each Taylor Tiger "Be Part of the Puzzle". Students were able to draw on a puzzle piece showing their interests and talents for Mrs. Burningham to hang up for the school to see. Thank you Mrs. Burningham for setting a good example for Taylor Tigers so early in the year!
Our SCC elections will be held from August 20th-August 31. Please come into the office to cast your vote.
Taylor School will host an open house on Monday, August 20th, from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Come and meet your teacher and find your classroom. Our PTA will also be there signing up members and taking shirt orders.
Taylor Elementary students have been doing a lot of reading each night. With all the reading done for Ken Garff Road to Success program, student’s names were placed in a drawing during a school wide assembly. If their name was drawn out, they had a chance to pick a prize or take the challenge of “Shooting for Bucks”. If a basket was made, Mr. Adams, Taylor’s favorite school counselor, handed over cash! Several students had read so much, their names were pulled multiple times and they ended up with a lot of money and prizes! This is a favorite assembly for students and it always encourages students to exceed their reading goals each month! Two lucky Taylor tigers even won a Kindle and a bike….just for reading! Congratulations to Cedar Wilde and Sadie Gentry and remember…it STILL pays to read!!
Taylor Elementary's Upper-grade students held their very own 'Fear Factor' for those who had good behavior during the month of March. Students were challenged in physical events as well as eating contests to see who could overcome their fears! There was a lot of laughter, enthusiasim and memories made amongst the classes as they watched and cheered for each other while eating 'duck vomit', 'monkey fingers', and sardines. There were also obsticle courses as well as 'wall sits' that that challenged their strength and agility. In the end, the classes loved celebrating their positive behavior by doing something together!
The fifth grade students in Mrs. Harward, Mrs. Provstgaard and Mr. Richin's classes recently had a chance to showcase their talents during the annual Fifth Grade Talent Show. This was an exciting morning for students because they were able to share with each other and parents some of the talents and hobbies that aren't seen every day in class. Some of the talents shared were personal collections, dancing, piano, singing, guitar, and even a pie eating contest! Taylor School has such a talented bunch of fifth grade students this year! Way to go students!