Students in Taylor's second-grade had a fun-filled day recently because they were able to visit the Equestrian Park in Lehi. This was exciting for students because they saw a lot of animals such as pigs, goats, sheep, horses and cows. The students were also able to watch a collie herd sheep! These second graders are now farming experts because they learned about nutrition, farm safety, as well as facts about cows, honey bees, and where flour comes from. The favorite event of the day was when students each made their own seed necklace. Thanks go to teachers Mrs. Becky Anderton, Mrs. Wendy Grill and Ms. Heather Talbot for making learning fun in second-grade at Taylor!
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Taylor School recently hosted their annual Fall Carnival. Students and their families filled the halls and classrooms and enjoyed an evening of games and food. Some of the favorites were, 'Toilet Paper Toss', 'Face Painting', 'Golf', 'Fish Pond' and 'Pin the Nose on the Witch'". Along with the games and prizes, gift baskets were created by the classes that were auctioned off to raise money for the school's leveled library.
Many thanks go to DeAnne Thurgood and her committee that put countless hours into the success of the Fall Carnival. This is a favorite time of year for Taylor tigers and their families and we look forward to it happening again next year!
Students at Taylor Elementary were encourage to "Say No to Drugs" druing Red Ribbon Week. Students participated during the week by dressing up for themed days. Themes included, Dream Big, Get Hooked on Books, Be a Team Player, and Being Drug Free is Sweet. Each classroom in the school decorated a bulletin board with a drug-free message to share. Students at Taylor are encouraged to remember that Red Ribbon Week doesn't just last for a week, it lasts for a lifetime. Many thanks go to Mrs. Phena Brown and Mr. Mike Adams for making this such a great week at Taylor!
Taylor first-grade student, Kate Poulson, had her name drawn from amongst hundreds of names to be a winner of a brand new bike! Kate was awarded her bike gift certificate in a school wide assembly. When Mr. Daybell pulled her name, the students cheered in excitement for her and congratulated her on her win! Many thanks go to Ken Garff's Road to Success program and Walmart for making this drawing possible. Way to to Kate!
Walmart made ten teachers very happy this week because they donated $100 gift cards to Taylor school's teachers. Walmart knows how much money teachers spend from their own pockets to help student learning and they wanted to give a little back. These teachers were randomly awarded in a school wide assembly. Teacher's faces were so surprised when Mr. Daybell pulled their names out of the bucket while the school cheered for them loudly. Congratulations go to Mr. Ryan Wilson, Mrs. Susan Hereth, Mrs. Rhonda Proctor, Mrs. Tara Hunt, Mrs. Chris Patten, Ms. Patti Quesada, Ms. Brittney Wayman, Mrs. Melanie Ellsworth, Mrs. Courtney Mayhew and Ms. Marlayne Harward. Taylor Elementary is very grateful for the relationship that has been built with Walmart and very appreciative of the enormous donation made to our teachers.
A few of Taylor's students left the school in an ambulance the other day. Leah Dehart, Tegan Houston, Ryan Harmer, Jacob Nelson, and Maddison Wood won the coloring for Taylor Elementary sponsored by Payson Fire Department. Students were picked up from school, taken to the fire department and were able to ride in the fire truck, ambulance, eat hot dogs and chips and hang out with fire fighters. Congratulations to these Taylor Tigers!
Taylor Elementary has a friendly competition between classes each month. Students are encouraged to bring as many box tops in as they can and donate them to the school. The PTA keeps track of the class that brings the most in and they get to host the schoo's Box Top trophy in their room. Mrs. Corbin's fourth-grade class was the recipient of the trophy for the month of September and they're excited to keep bringing in box tops! Nice job Taylor tigers!
Taylor Elementary's September students of the month get to enjoy a fancy lunch of pizza and soda with Mr. Daybell. These students were chosen by their teachers because they make great efforts in academics and behavior choices each day in their classrooms. These students have set a high standard at Taylor School for others to admire! Way to go Taylor Tigers for setting the bar high!
Students of the month for September are.....
Kindergarten: Daphne Bryan, Tishina Olsen, Ella Stanton
First Grade: Hadley Charles, Logan Houston, Chance Long, Nickolas Rohbock
Second Grade: Erik Alatorre, Carter Olsen, Kendyll Scott
Third Grade: Tegan Houston, Emily Veach
Fourth Grade: Clover Carter, Kevin Shelley
Fifth Grade: Abigail Adams, Tanner DeHart, Tanner Peterson
Sixth Grade: Janessa Conrad, Rashay Horne, Estelle Small
Taylor Elementary has a reason to feel greatful. Sam's Club donated 4,500 BoxTops to the school in a complete surprise donation to everyone at Taylor. These BoxTops will benefit the school by allowing books and resources to be used by the students. Magnets and bookmarks were also provided for each student to remind them to keep bringing box tops in from home. Sixth grade teacher, Mr. Rory Hansen, said, "4,500 Box Tops is a big deal! That's money that can be spent on books or equipment that will make students at Taylor even more excited to come to school each day. The cool thing is, if every student at Taylor brought twenty more box tops in during the year, we would double that money fast!" Box Tops are a great way Taylor Elementary is able to provide many of its resources to students. Thank you Sam's Club!!
Taylor Elementary loves learning about Folktales. In first grade, students were delighted with the chance to read and celbrate a well-known legend, John "Appleseed" Chapman. Jonny Appleseed was a nurseryman who introcuded apple trees to large parts of our county and became an American legend. First graders spent the day reading poems about apples, having a story read by Principal, Frank Dayblell, had group dicussion and writing time about folktales, as well as eating apples celbrating Jonny Appleseed. What a great day in first grade!