Dear Taylor Parents,
This past week I had the opportunity to meet with two of our grade levels. We celebrated student success and were able to talk about individual students and best practices. This is something I will have a chance to do all throughout the month of November with each grade level. Through Utah Land Trust Funding, we are able to pay for subs to cover classes while we collaborate. I love working with the teachers and students. They are the best.
Veteran’s Day: On Friday we met together at the end of the day to talk about our US Veterans. I am so impressed with the knowledge and respect our students have about our veterans. We watched a clip of Utah's Honor Flight. We will have the opportunity to send letters on the next flight. If you would like to join us and send a letter/card you are welcome to bring them by the office before Christmas Break.
Lost and Found: Our Lost and Found is piling HIGH! Please take some time before the Holiday Break to come and look through this pile if your son or daughter is missing a coat, sweatshirt, shirt, etc. We want these items to get back to the right owners. During the Holidays, we will be bagging up the unclaimed items and giving them to charity. PLEASE take the time to find your stuff!
Update Aspire: Please make sure your phone number, email and address is up to date on Aspire. We use this to share information but most important we use it in case of an emergency. To do this, you will need to go to www.nebo.edu . From there you will click on the Parent button on the top of the page. You will then go to the Aspire SIS (Student Information System). On this page it will have directions on how to update your information. You will need to log into Aspire. You should have already created an account the beginning of the school year.
Cold and Inclement Weather Procedure: As winter is approaching I wanted to review our procedures to both reassure and help parents and patrons prepare and plan.
• We recommend that students arrive at school no earlier than 8:30 for supervision purposes. If a student arrives earlier than this they will have to wait in the hall by the office.
• Children should arrive at school dressed for the weather of the day so they can safely and comfortably enjoy recesses. In winter months, children should remember to bring shoes to change into from their snow boots. All healthy children will be expected to go out for recess except in extreme weather conditions (wind chill, rain, snow, etc.).
• If your child cannot participate in recess for health reasons, please send a note to this effect.
• Students will remain inside in extreme weather conditions such as: very cold temperatures (below 20 degrees) and wind chill, heavy rain and snowfall, unhealthy air/inversions (we check air quality daily).
• Please be considerate and safety conscious as you drop off and pick up students at school. The winter months see an increase in the number of cars. Remember to: not block the flow of traffic (inside lanes are for waiting/sitting; outside lanes for quick stops and pull through), not block cross walk area, use parking stalls not pull through lanes if you need to enter the building.
• In the event of a major weather event (severe storm, power outage…) The District’s ParentLink system will be used to notify parents this can be in the form of an automated phone call, text, or email. For this information to reach you it is important that you keep your contact information current within the online SIS system. Information will also be posted and updated on the district web page www.nebo.edu.
Thank you so much for your time and support!
Up Coming Events:
11/13 Read with Heroes 2:00
11/17 Picture Retake This will take place on the stage for any preschooler that will be coming to take pictures on that day.
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/21 PTA Thanksgiving Lunch for Staff
11/22 – 11/24 No School ~ Happy Thanksgiving!
12/1 Tiger Pride/Reflection Assembly
12/5 SCC 12:30 PTA 1:30
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Top Tigers: Lettie Kelson, Taylee Toomaltai, Olivia Stringham, Launa Lyman, Eliza Hazlett, Jakelle Evans, Kylee Todd, Sawyer Simons, Chevy Roseman, Veronica Brown, Autumn Farr, Miah Martin, Koen Lloyd, Olivia Liddle, Isaiah Hernandez, Aubree Nordell, Tanner Grant, Jesse Ramirez, Lanna Beckstrom, Ellie Poulson, Daphne Bryan.
Leaders of the Pack: Ms. Varney, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Scott, Mrs. Koyle, Ms. Whicker, Mrs. Tanner, Mrs. Steele, Mrs. Procelle, Mrs. Ellsworth, Mrs. Wride, Ms. Jensen.
Pack of the Month:
Mrs. Leavitt: Art Behavior
Mr. Daggett: Lunchroom Behavior
Mrs. Grill: Reach for Your Potential
Monday is "Read with a Hero" day at Taylor! Students are welcome to invite their "hero" (parent, grandparent, older sibling, aunt, uncle, neighbor, etc) to come read for the last half an hour of the day! Donuts will be served in the gym in celebration of our everyday heroes! Please bring your favorite books from home and join us at the school from 2:00-2:30! Make sure to sign in at the office!
If your student is unable to bring someone to read with, there will be plenty of heroes for them to buddy up with! We're excited to welcome you to our school and spend time together reading!
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Taylor's sixth-grade student council attended a leadership conference at BYU where they were able to hearfrom amazing speakers like John Bytheway! The student council learned the importance of leadership, teamwork, and courage to help make our schools the best they can be! Student council members: Carter Christensen Daphne Bryan Miguel Briceno Samantha Moore Allie Hansen Kathryn McNaughtan Advisor: Ms. Whicker and Mrs. Koyle
Just a reminder that tomorrow is our 1st Term Parent Teacher Conferences. We look forward to having everyone come out and meet with teachers. If you have forgotten your time you are welcome to go back into Sign Up Genius and see your time or call the office and we can give you your time. The teachers will be on a very tight schedule. Please respect that time. If you need to visit longer with the teacher than the allotted time, please schedule another time that you and the teacher can meet to have a deeper conversation.
The Book Fair will be going on during Conferences in the gym until 9:00. Please go visit the Fair and see all the great books available at a good price. Also you can send a pencil gram to your student which is a pencil with a note attached for just $1.00.
Halloween is just around the corner. We will be having our annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, October 31st at 1:15 pm. We will be marching around the outside perimeter of the school as we have done in the years past. Students are invited to wear their costume to school or put them on during lunch. Please be aware this is a regular school day so costumes that are particularly bulky or fragile should not be sent to school. We ask that students refrain from wearing mask, gory costumes/makeup, or bring weapons-even pretend ones! Students may wear hair color and light face paint to school but should NOT bring these items with them! Please remember that even during these activities, students need to follow our school dress guidelines!
Thank you so much for your support!
11/1 1st Grade Field Trip to Thanksgiving Point
11/3 Picture Retake
11/8 4th Grade Field Trip
11/10 Tiger Pride Assembly
11/13 Heroes Read A Thon
11/17 5th Grade History Fair
11/21 Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast
11/22-11/24 Thanksgiving Break
Book Fair dates are October 23rd through 27th
Hours: Monday~8:30 - 9:00 am; Tuesday ~ Friday: 8:30 - 9:00 am & 3:15 -3:45 pm also Thursday SEPs 3:15 - 9:00 pm
Online Book Fair: http://www.scholastic.com/bf/taylorelementaryschool3
$1Pencil Gram: Send a pencil gram to your son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, teacher or friend for just $1.00. The pencil gram will be delivered to their class the next day. These are available at the Book Fair.
Hat Day will be October 27th. If you would live to wear a hat, bring a $1.00 and donate it to the Book Fair and you can wear a hat to school ALL DAY!
Come and enjoy the great books at the Book Fair!
1st - 3rd grade
4th and 6th
Taylor's fourth grade classes have been learning about Native American tribes in Utah. These student recently had the opportunity to have a special visitor at their school, Eileen Quintana of Title VII Indian Education for Nebo School District. Eileen brought with her many items that are unique to the Navajo culture. Students were able to see infant cradle boards, jingle dresses, blankets, a bow, dolls, dresses, teepee models , head dresses, articles of clothing and dream catcher baskets. Eileen also brought pictures of hogans and sheep farms from the Navajo resevations. Thank you Eileen for giving our students the chance to learn about the Navajo culture here in Utah.
We would like to thank the following Heroes and businesses for helping us SO MUCH to make our Night of the Heroes so successful!
Night of the Heroes Heroes: Helicopter-Life Flight Mtn View Hospital, K-9 unit, George the Crossing Guard, Apple Farmer, tractor-Mr Ellsworth, Contractor-Bob Provstgaard, Veterans from the Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force, Dentist-Dr Jon Chisholm, Superheroes-Batman, Batgirl, Black Widow, Ray, Spiderman, Superman, Supergirl, Chiropractor-Dr Jim King, Chemist- Linda Walker, Miss Spanish Fork-Hope King, Biologist/Educator- Dr. Mark Belk, Nurturing Nations charity founder-Laura Belk, Artist-Mr Mayhew, Taylor Tiger- Roary, Ambulance, Fire Fighters, Policemen, Coach, Skyhawk, Student Council, Athletes, cheerleaders-Salem Hills High School, Coach, Lion,Student Council, Athletes, - Payson High School, BYU Cougars Basketball team and team trainer -Mr Ramos, Nurse Practitioner-Chelsea Bringhurst, Author-Dr Richard Bennett PhD, Electrician-Mr Ellsworth, Farmer-Manglesons, Cowboy Poetry-Bill Wright and Kevin Elma, ER Nurse, Radiology tech-Mountain View Hospital, Ms Utah, Juggling Jay, Mt. Nebo Jr High Latinos in Action and Student Council and Taylor Tiger Teachers and Staff
Night of Heroes Donators:
Costa Vida, Little Caesars, Fat Jacks, Sip N, Papa Murphy's, Burger King, Good Tyme, Roll with it Creamery, Tsing Tao, Daylight Donuts, Taco Time, Mi Rancherito, Cold Stone, Rocky Mountain Choc Factory, Chik-filet, Ruby River, India Palace, Dairy Queen, Roxy Juice, Terra Mia, Sub Zero, Hu Hot, Papa Johns, Cubby’s, Culvers, Maceys, Swig, The Healing Attic Massage, American Beauty Academy, Sports Clips, Just My Style, Heather Blackhurst Massage, Gracie Lou’s Quilt Shop, Rod Works, Mia’s, Target, Jane.com, Indigo and Sage, Pyper and Plum, Anytime Fitness, Payson Total Fitness, Valvoline SF Oil and Lube, Nightmare on 13, Country Farm Fest, McCoards Pumpkin Fest/corn maze, Stadium Cinemas, Hale Center Theater Orem, Covey Center, Tuacahn, Emerald Eve, Escape Key, Heber Valley Railroad, Clark Planetarium, Get Out Games, Payson Ropes Course, Ron Gordons Tire, The Dug Out Texaco, Daves Classic detailing, Big O, Auto Works, Little Giant Ladders, Ace Hardware, Snyders Chem Dry, Melanie Rice Photography, Lemontine Photography, Quality Inn, Ellerback Mansion, Chamberlain Pediatric Dentistry, Jon Chisholm Family Dentistry, Trapnell Orthodontics, Red Rock Orthodontics, The Bizzy Biddy Boutique, Mel Hanks and Sons Furniture, Kearsten Van Ausdal Furniture, AT&T, Plunder Jewelry, Orem Owlz, BYU, Studio C, UVU, Olsens Garden Shoppe, Laura Kay’s Garden Shoppe, Rochelle Meyer Quilting, Pam Turner Farmers Market, Debbie Camp sewing, Southwick Plumbing, Chalk Couture, Flity Aprons-Lori Hardy, Pebbles in My Pocket, Copy Central, Jolley’s Pharmacy, Payson Pharmacy, Kneaders, Forget Me Not Floral, Rocky Mtn ATV, Scentsy, Carrabbas, Wall Brothers Apples, Pioneer Party and Gifts, Temkin, Doug Smith Chevrolet, Mini Moustachery, Lula Roe, Piggytail Princess
Night of Heroes Sponsors:
Keystone Insurance, MHS Signs, Best Deals Springs, B &M Garage, Skiba, Chamberlain Dentistry, Zions Builders, Red Rock Orthodontics, J&R Scraping, MK Construction
This week has been National School Lunch week. Each day the lunch staff has been rewarding kids with prizes by placing stickers on random trays. Students would bring their tray back up to the lunch ladies to redeem their price. The district donated a grand prize which was a bike. Today all students’ names were placed in a bucket for a drawing and Hunter Ramirez, in Ms. Leavitt’s 2nd grade class, was our lucky winner!
Several Fifth-Grade students qualified for the Keyboarding Championship next spring! These students had the highest words per minute with the fewest errors, in the entire grade!
Congratulations to Aaron Dunn, Mykal Herbin, Josue Guadron, Emma Asay, Damian Christobol and Ricky Alonso!
Severeal Fifth-Grade students re qualified for the Keyboarding Chanpionships next spring! These students had the highest words per minutes with the fewest errors in the entire grade! Congratulations to Aaron Dunn, Mykal Herbin, Josue Guadron, Emma Asay, Damian Christobol and Ricky Alonso!
Students at Taylor were delighted to have Superintendent Rick Nielsen visit the school! Mr. Nielsen visted each of the classrooms in the building and spent time talking to students and teachers about their day! Students were able to share with Mr. Nielsen what books they were reading, what stories they were typing and what their teacher was teaching in class. This is always a neat time for Taylor Tigers to know that they are important and cared about, by everyone in Nebo School District.
Thank you for spending your day as part of our Taylor family!
1st - 3rd grade
4th and 6th
Taylor School has over 50 new students this year! These students were celebrated in our monthly Tiger Pride Assembly! Welcome to Taylor.....we're excited to hear your ROAR!
Don't forget!!! If you haven't sent items for your child's classroom auction basket-today and tomorrow are the last days!!
We will be pre-selling NIGHT OF HEROES tickets all next week before and after school! The prices are:
$2 per person or $8 per family (family is immediate family members only) all pre-sale tickets/wristbands will be available at Will Call the night of the event.
At the door tickets are $3 and $12. So the pre-sale is a great deal!
Your wristbands will get you into the Hero Field where you can meet and greet all the heroes, (over 30 community and national heroes) see the Life Flight helicopter, ambulance, police car, fire truck, K-9 unit, National Guard vehicle, face painting, Super Hero photo ops, access to 4 delicious Food Truck options and the FABULOUS silent auction with items donated from our amazing community parents, business owners and sponsors.
You will not want to miss this fun family event!!
Each year, the PTA auctions off themed gift baskets to as a fundraiser for our school. Our amazing PTA relies on your generous donations each year to make this happen!
Here is a list of each class' theme for donations!
Preschool: Dr. Seuss
Kindergarten AM/PM classes: Picnic, Art, Thanksgiving.
Taumoelau: Family Fun Night
Grill: Movie Night
Hepworth: Games and Sports
Black: Star Wars
Dagget: Chaos (anything and everything)
Night of Heroes: October 9, 2017 5:30 to 7:30. We have LOTS of fun Heroes (local and super) coming to visit us, food trucks, silent auction, face paint, fun activities and lots, lots more. This is the last week to turn in new items for the theme baskets. If you do not know your class theme, please ask the teachers.
Pick up and Drop Off: We have had some problems with parents parking in the pick up/drop off area. We remind you again to please not park in this area before or after school, including during preschool and kindergarten start and end times. If you need to get out of your car for any reason we kindly ask you to park in a marked parking stall and come in to the school. If there is an empty space in front of you while you are waiting to pick up or drop off your students we also ask that you continue to pull forward, filling the void in space. Please note that the pick up/drop off lane is a single deep lane. The other portion of this lane is for a pull-through only. Do not stop or park in the pull through lane. In keeping to this procedure will help keep the flow of traffic moving along so we do not back up into the street more than necessary. Thank you for your help in keeping our students safe in this particular area before and after school.
School Tshirts: This is the last chance to order Taylor Hero Tshirts. If you are having a hard time doing this online, please come into the school and we will help. http://www.colorpointpromo.com/taylor/
School Registration Donations: We want to give a big THANK YOU to all the parents who generously paid your students registration donation this year. As you may or may not know, these donations are used to fund field trips and activities that go above and beyond the regular classroom experiences. If you did not have a chance to pay a donation please know that you can do this at any time. We have asked for a $20 per student donation if you choose to participate. Again, thank you to those families who have supported the efforts of Taylor Elementary in this matter.
UPSTART: See attached flyer
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Thursday, October 26th. Watch for sign-ups to be posted on our website and a link to be sent via email soon.
9/26 Vision Screening
9/29 Tiger Pride Assembly
10/3 School Community Council Meeting 12:30
10/3 PTA Meeting 1:30
10/5 Superintendent Nielson School Community Council Meeting at MMHS 4:00
10/9 Night of Heroes at 5:30
10/10 Picture Day