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Principal's February Newsletter

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 15:25
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Dear Parents,

On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, you will be receiving an email from Nebo School District asking you to complete a survey regarding our school's effectiveness.  Please help us by filling out the survey between Feb. 8 and February 26.
The survey will also be available in Spanish.
Thank you in advance for your participation.

We are having fun with our Tiger Pride Assemblies each month.  We set 3 goals that we work as a school to reach each month to become Sterling Silver Scholars.  This month our 3 goals are: Remember who you represent, 95% class average attendance, and best PE specialty class. 

I have talked a little to the kids about coming to school if they are sick.  I don't know about you but one of the hardest questions I have to ask myself as a mom is, "Is my child too sick for school?"   Utah  Health Department has provided us with a list of symptoms that would suggest you student should stay home.

 Fever of 100 degrees F or above
 Nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
 Diarrhea-frequent, loose, watery stools
 Unusual drowsiness or tiredness
 Sore throat, acute cold, or persistent cough
 Runny nose (thick green/yellow discharge-non allergenic)
 Red, inflamed or discharging eyes (non-allergenic). Pink eye must be treated with antibiotic
drop/ointment for at least 24 hours before returning to school
 Swollen glands around jaw, ears, or neck
 Any skin sore oozing of fluid or suspected impetigo (may have a yellow crusty discharge from a sore)
 Suspected head or body lice that has NOT been treated
 An unexplained rash
 Symptoms which may suggest an acute illness

Students with conditions needing treatment with an antibiotic may return to the classroom after at least 24 hours of treatment and a decrease in symptoms.  If your student does not have one of these symptoms, I would encourage you to send them to school.  If your child shows any of these signs while they are at school, we will notify you immediately so that you can take them home until they have recovered.  We greatly appreciate all that you do to ensure that your children are in school each and every day when they are healthy.  Attendance is SO IMPORTANT for student success!  When your child is ill or absent for appointments, etc., please call the school office to excuse them before 9:30 AM.  We greatly appreciate your cooperation in helping us keep our school safe and healthy place to be.

Don't forget to save your BOX TOPS and send them in!

We sure hope the weather is going to stay warmer and the air will stay cleaner.  We check the air quality NUMEROUS  times each day before sending our students out.  I sent home a website that explains how we decide when to send our students out on questionable air quality days on my last newsletter.  You are welcome to visit this site at anytime.  http://health.utah.gov/asthma/airquality/recess.html  I also look at temperature, wind, wetness and other factors.  We have designated an area in the lunchroom for those students who are on current health plans and have asthma or other health problems that may cause them to have to stay inside during days that are indicated as an Orange day.  If you have concerns with your student's health and have been working with a doctor, you are welcome to contact myself or our school nurse, Kelsey Gardner, and we can look into creating a health plan for your student.

Just a reminder to have your students use the crossing guards when coming to and from school.  We ask that parents not drop off students behind the parked cars on 100 South.  We also ask that you not drop them off on the corners of 100 South and 500 West.  This is super hazardous to our students.
Thank you so much for your support!  I greatly appreciate all you do to ensure our school is a safe place.

Sincerely,Mrs. Robbins

Up Coming Events:

Monday,  Feb. 6th Early Out

Tuesday, Feb. 7th PTA Meeting in Faculty Room.  All parents are invited!

Tuesday, Feb. 7th

6th Grade NOVA Graduation

Feb. 13th - Feb. 17th Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Feb. 13th Steve James Assembly

Wed., Feb. 15th 3rd Grade Spelling Bee Monday,

Feb. 20 NO SCHOOLThurs., 

Feb. 23 Spring School PicturesFriday, 

Feb. 24 Medal CeremonySaturday, 

Feb. 25th Nebo Chess Tournament @ Cherry Creek Elementary

Congratulations Mrs. Beck!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:49
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Just a few pictures of Mrs. Beck's adorable baby girl, Kortlynn! We sure miss Mrs Beck but know she is enjoying time at home with her beautiful family! Congratulations!!!!

#manytigersoneroar #taylormeansfamily #beenheresince1866 #babytiger

BYU Student Teachers Share Their Knowledge

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 02/03/2017 - 16:15

Taylor School has been very spoiled for the past four weeks. 18 BYU college students have been completing a portion of their student teaching experience in many of the classrooms in our school. Taylor tigers have been taught science, math, guided reading, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, writing etc by these amazing student teachers in grades 1-6. Our students have benefitted from these teachers' enthusiasm, knowledge and professionalism in all they did!
Good luck to you all as you continue your educational journey. We hope you have enjoyed your time as honorary Taylor tigers! Thank you for loving our kids!

Taylor Makes Valentine Cards for Veterans!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Thu, 02/02/2017 - 11:09
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Students in Mrs. Patten's art students have been developing a lot of artistic talents this year.  Another talent she is helping her students develop is compassion for others.  Our Taylor tigers have been helping to "Spread Love" by designing and creating special Valentine cards for our veterans around the state of Utah.   Fifth-grade student, Katie Nelson said, "I liked this art activity because it made us realize that some veterans may not have anyone to give them a card on Valentine's Day. It made me feel good knowing they would get one from me."  

Thank you Mrs. Patten for helping our students "Reach for the Potential", "Accept Everyone" and "Remember Who You Represent".   Way to go Tigers! 

January's Golden Tiger's Announced!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Sat, 01/28/2017 - 10:11
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January's 'Students of the Month' were announced Friday in a School wide assembly. These students are chosen by their teachers because they go above and beyond classroom expectations. Students who are chosen have good attendance, follow the school rules, and follow the school R.O.A.R. motto! Way to go Golden Tigers!

(For a list of names, see picture 2)

Three Reflections Winners Place at The Council Level

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 21:40

Three of our Taylor student's PTA Reflections entries advanced and placed at the council level. Bridger Marsh, Porter Carter and Chloe Carson all competed against multiple entries in their respective category. Bridger composed his own piano piece and Bridger and Chloe Carson placed in the photography division. This is a great accomplishment for these students worth celebrating! Congratulations to these three for representing themselves, their families and their school! Way to 'Reach for Your Potential'.

Taylor Top Tigers!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Fri, 01/27/2017 - 09:58
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Our school is looking so clean and orderly!   We've captured quite of few tigers picking up trash!  As part of our 6th grade student counil challenge, students are asked to keep our grounds, both inside and out, looking great! We have two new "Top Tigers" who have been found picking up litter.  

Winners are Ruby Lindstrom in 2nd grade (last week's winner) and Jacob Isaacson in 3rd Grade!  Way to keep our school looking great!     

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