Graduation, whether you are excited for it or dreading it, it’s been on our minds since kindergarten. We have worked for thirteen years to get to this point. Everyone has gone through life experiences as small as making the first boxed mac and cheese dinners of many, all the way up to learning how to do complex trigonometry and how to make a somewhat correct works cited page. If you think about it, we’ve come so far. Who would have thought that one sheet of paper would affect our lives so much.
We’re all going out in the real world after graduation to become the people we choose to be, but when we look back to old memories of ourselves and think about all the things we had in high school, it has been an unforgettable adventure. From seeing each other grow up together, to seeing each other earn crazy awards, to developing skills many people wouldn’t think to learn or have the courage to do, I hope we all look back to 2018, and I hope we think of the days where we were all laughing, cheering on our teams, dancing at prom, and going on field trips we never asked for but will someday be envious of.
Class of 2018 be proud of yourself, because we have finally gotten past all of the troubles of high school, and were moving onto the next step in our lives. We have been molded by hard working, selfless, wonderful people, for many years and now it’s our time to act alone. We have to make our own decisions and use the tools and advice to become successful wonderful people. Congratulations seniors. Were all so proud of you and never forget that your always apart of the Lion Pride!
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Rock ‘n Roll on down to the library this summer!
We will keep your family busy reading, learning, and growing when they participate in one of the reading programs!
There is something offered for everyone! Sign-up May 21st-June 30th.
Please see attached flier for more information!
Quinn Potter, a 6th grade student in Mrs. Miller's class, has been accepted into the UVU PREP program! There are only 30 students selected out of the entire district!
UVU PREP is a free STEM Summer program for middle and junior high students, which provides three summers of rigorous academic instruction, educational hands-on projects, challenging homework assignments, daily career awareness and field trips.
The program allows 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students who have an interest and aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Mathematics fields to receive accelerated curriculum in preparation for high school and higher education. UVU PREP strives to provide opportunities for underrepresented and first generation students to pursue STEM studies and careers.
Way to go Quinn!
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Mark your calendars to join us for an evening of fun and celebration on Monday, May 7th at 6:30pm in the North Gym!
Franklin Covey representatives will be coming to formally award Cherry Creek as a Lighthouse School, which will be followed by the BYU Dunk Tank! Free food will be served, as well as door prizes given - so be sure to come on time to get your seat!
We hope you'll join us for this exciting event! See the attached flier for details.
Jaylah Jarvis, Glory Beauseur, Oaklee Galaviz, Addie Prothero, Brayden Craft, Teyla Miller, Oscar Ambriz Jr, Ember McKeachnie, Samantha Adams, Conner Grant, McKinley Gammell, Boston Bushman, Daniel Bolton, Sarah Clyde, Melissa Roberts, Malakai Bryant, Meg Thurman, Rylann Peterson, Kiera Hadlock, Trvor Robinson, Kambria Stone, Taylor Davis, Gracie Rowley, Sadie Pederson, Molly Webber, Paxton Bennett, LucyMae Nielsen, Talon Harmon, Annika Luek, Aydrie Christensen, Kacelynn Mikesell, Brinley Mower, Ella Deschamps, Molly Clayson, ace Mangum, Ava Faust, Jocelyn Edvalson, Brooklyn Alvey, Cade Oakeson, Rylee Ross, Ellie Wilkerson, Jake Steele, Mary William, Autumn Brookes, Morgan Moe, Davis Hatfield, Kallin ohnson, Sierra John, Nathaniel Johnson, Ginger Shaw, Quinn Potter, Kaitlin John, Hadley Wells, Kate Slack, Beckam Higley, Ava Lillywhite, Ashley Ubaldo Torres, and Summer DeSoto.
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Sixth graders have been learning about the Renaissance. They have each researched a famous person from that time period, and then shared their knowledge with the class.
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Governor Gary R. Herbert has declared May 3, 2018, as “Utah Prevention Day!”
Utah Prevention Day gives secondary schools around the state an opportunity to celebrate the prevention lessons that students have learned throughout the year. Teachers can review and reinforce those life skills taught before students leave for the summer. We want to protect our students from the dangers of drugs, under-age drinking, violence, crime and bullying.
Hello, Brockbank Families!
We hope you all got the word that the PTA Carnival has been postponed and will be NEXT WEEK, MONDAY, MAY 7th, from 5:00-8:00. We will still have the pre-sale for the wristbands, which are $7.00. The night of the carnival the cost will be $10.00. The wrist band will let you participate in all the activities, including bounce houses, a dunk tank, fire trucks, pony rides, a train ride, and balloon art. Food will be sold separately and includes pizza, nachos, cotton candy, snow cones, and drinks. There will also be a bake sale!
We also want to let you know that unfortunately we will not be able to have summer school this summer! Our school is undergoing a lot of updating and changing and we will be without power for a short period of time. There will also be many workers here and with all the construction, we will not be able to have students here. We are so sorry for the inconvenience. However, Angie Killian, the principal at Riverview Elementary School, has offered to have our students go to their summer school if you are interested. For more information, please call Riverview Elementary.
Book Fair-BOGO: We are excited to announce that we are having another Book Fair! This Book Fair is especially awesome because it is Buy One Get One Free! The Book Fair will be next week, Monday, May 7-11, in room 13.
Track Meets: Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be having our Track Meets for grades 3-6. All the track meets will be at the Spanish Fork High School football field. Here are the dates for those meets:
April 24-3rd Grade
May 1-4th Grade
May 8-6th Grade
May 15-5th Grade
Please make sure your child has water, comfortable clothing, good running shoes and a jacket.
Box Tops: We are collecting Box Tops one more time before the school year ends! Please watch for a Box Top Sheet for your child to glue Box Tops to and return it by May 18th. The class with the most Box Tops will get a pizza party!!!
SAGE Testing: We are testing each day and the students are really working hard. Your child may not be testing every day, however, it is imperative that he/she is at school, whether his/her class is reviewing and/or testing. If your child is going to be absent during this testing period, please notify your child’s teacher so he/she can make arrangements for alternate days of testing. First and Second grades will be testing April 23-May 11th, and the Kindergarten Assessment will be May 21-25.
Math Lab: Just a reminder that we have our Math Lab opened in the mornings before school, at 8:30. Any student is welcome to come and practice math facts, use the online REFLEX program, or get help with math assignments!
PTA: Parents, we need your help! We need more parents to get involved with PTA! This is such a great organization and the PTA does so much for our students, but we need all the help we can get! We know it takes a village to raise a child, and PTA makes it possible to help make this happen! PTA volunteers are there to support students make good progress with their academics, with activities, with needed items for our school, and with support for families. Please come be a part of our PTA! Contact Brenda Dudley for more information with how you can help!
Teacher Requests: Our teachers work very hard to collaborate so that all students get the same lesson, activities, and experiences in that particular grade level. Teachers analyze student work and assessments together so they can all play an important part in each student’s academic success. Hopefully, you will understand that your child’s education will be the same in any teacher’s classroom on that grade level. However, there are times when certain circumstances arise where parents feel the need to request a certain teacher/classroom for their child. Because of THOSE types of situations, we will be allowing teacher requests to be made from May 7th - May 18th. Parents are able to fill out a form that is available in the office. It is very important that you read the whole form. Parents may choose between a teacher choice (you may give two teachers’ names that are EQUAL in choice) OR a request for your child to not be with another child in the same class. No requests may be made before or after this time period given. After requests are made, there will be no changes to the requests made. I also WILL NOT accept any requests made via email. All requests must be made in the office.
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Our Yearbooks are in and they look amazing! Every page is colored and the pictures are so clear. We are so excited how well they turned out. It is not to late to order yours. You can go to the Taylor Elementary Website: taylor.nebo.edu Click on PAY ONLINE! and then Yearbook OR Come into our Front Office and pay Mrs. Young. Make checks payable to Taylor Elementary School. We will be handing them out on May 14th. This will give your student a few weeks to get autographs.
Now is the time of year to check up on your student’s lunch account balances, library book returns and/or any fines they may have at the school. Please be diligent in settling up any balances or fines by the end of the year. Thank you in advance for your help on these matters.
Be sure to check your teachers emails as well as the school website for information concerning grade level events in April & May. It is a busy time of year and we will do our best to communicate information out to you effectively.
We have 3rd Grade Track on Thursday and 4th grade has been rescheduled for May 8th. Please make sure your student dresses in layers. We never know what the weather is going to be like.
We have LOTS and LOTS of stuff in our Lost and Found. Will you encourage your student to PLEASE stop by and see if anything belongs to them?
We have our Family Read with Our Hero Celebration next Monday, May 7, 2018 at 5:00pm. If you have not RSVP, please do so by May 2nd. We need to know how many family members are going to be eating pizza. We have asked that you let the teacher of your OLDEST child know this information.
Be sure to check your teachers emails as well as the school website for information concerning grade level events in May. It is a busy time of year and we will do our best to communicate information out to you effectively.
You can find the online calendar under Upcoming Events located on the school webpage. http://taylor.nebo.edu
Haveyou checked out our facebook and instagram? Follow us on Facebook at Payson Taylor Elementary School and on Instragram @taylor_tigers
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The fourth graders had a great Pioneer Day. They learned that being a pioneer was hard work by doing activities like churning butter, making candles, sawing and planing wood, chiseling rock and other labor intensive activities. They learned to square dance and play pioneer games as they tried to fathom what life was like before the internet. It was a very fun day full of hands-on learning.