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3rd Grade Spelling Bee Winners!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 21:00

Taylor Elementary's Third grade held their yearly spelling bee. Many students practiced for weeks to have a chance to make it to the top! After narrowing down all the finalists, three winners were announced....
First place was awarded to Elsie Bronson
Second place was awarded to Packer Atkin
Third place was awarded to Kaizlee Haymore

Congratulations to all the finalists and to the top three spellers!

Hawaiian Day Tomorrow

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 17:25
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Let's see those sunglasses, lei necklaces, flip flops, floral shirts and bright colors!!!! "Aloha Means Love!" #redribbonweek #taylormeansfamily #beenheresince1866 #manytigersoneroar #aloha #hawaiinday

Red Ribbon Week Info!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:35

Hello Taylor Families:
This week we are celebrating Red Ribbon Week. The theme is: Because I Love Me: I Choose to Be Drug Free. We have a dress up day for the rest of the week. They are:
Tuesday: Show Me Some Love: Wear Red
Wednesday: I'm Crazy About Me!: Crazy sock day
Thursday: Aloha! Means Love: Hawaiian Style
Friday: Taylor Tigers Love to R.O.A.R.: Relax in your Tiger Pride-comfy clothes.
We hope everyone has a great time this week celebrating a safe and drug free life!

Mrs. Burningham
School Counselor

Steve James Delights Taylor School!

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:24
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Taylor Elementary's halls were recently filled with music coming form the entertaining Steve James' musical perfomance. Steve James is a singer/songwriter who wrote music specifically for the "Prevention Dimension" program wich teaches students to be drug and alcohol free by finding other alternaitves to enjoy. He is always a delight for Taylor school and the students love to sing along with songs they're familiar with while watching his amazing fun-filled performance.

Fifth grade teacher, Lyndsey Whicker says, "Prevention Dimension is a great program for our schools in Utah because it reinforces the importance of being healthy, staying drug free and making good choices every day at school and in the community. Taylor students are always looking for ways to make positive goals in their lives and this program helps them achieve this."

Thank you Steve James for taking the time to come to our school and reminding us how important it is to set goals to stay drug-free and remain healthy!

Kindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of School

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Wed, 02/08/2017 - 07:09
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Happy 100th Day of School to some of our tiniest tigers! Kindergarten students in Mrs. Sumens' and Mrs. Bradford's classes celebrated in style! We sure hope we're as adorable as these kindergarteners when we're 100! Congratulations to these students for hitting such a huge milestone in their time at Taylor!

Be an Upstander!!!! - A message from student council

Submitted by courtney.corbin on Tue, 02/07/2017 - 09:21
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Check out February's Student Council Challenge!    SHARE KINDNESS AND STAND UP FOR EACH OTHER!!!!   Teachers are on the lookout for "Upstanders"....those that stick up for others and help be an example of kindness.   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miqNFwR9am0&feature=youtu.be

If you are caught in a situation where someone is not kind.....remember to use C.A.S.T.

Calm and Confident

Walk AWAY

Tell them to Stop

Tell a Teacher!  

 

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!

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