Tiger Times

January News 2023 -"The World's Greatest Elementary School"

Principal Points

Welcome Back Taft-Galloway Families & Friends, we are wishing that you have a truly remarkable and blissful year ahead! Happy New Year to you and your family!

As we move into 2023, I would like to thank all of our staff, parents, and students for all of the effort that went into a successful 2022.

Testing season is upon us. Your child will be taking the Winter NWEA test and grades 3-5 will be preparing for the M-STEP test. It is very important for you as parents to remind your child to put forth their best efforts when taking assessments.

I would like to remind all families of the importance of the safety of our students in our parking lot. Cones are strategically placed to keep the flow of traffic in one lane and one direction. Please drop your students off in front of the school, (not along the side because this causes traffic back ups.) Also, please have your child completely ready to exit the vehicle once you stop. There is absolutely no passing other vehicles or cutting through the parking lot.


Brandon C. Cox


Tiger Tips

Habits To Be a Successful Student

1) They Get Enough Sleep

A good night’s sleep is essential for concentration and focuses during the day. Successful students make sure they get enough rest so they can be at their best when they’re in the classroom or studying.

2) They Eat a Healthy Breakfast

A nutritious breakfast fuels the body and the brain. It’s no coincidence that many successful students start their day with a healthy meal to jumpstart their day.

3) They Have a Positive Attitude

A positive attitude goes a long way toward success. If students believe they can do well, they’re more likely to put forth the effort to make good grades.

4) They’re Organized

Organization is key for any successful student. Keeping track of assignments, due dates, and extra-curricular activities can be daunting, but those who are organized are usually the ones who succeed.

5) They Set Goals

Students who set goals for themselves are more likely to achieve them than those who don’t. By setting realistic goals, such as getting straight A's or to improve in a specific academic skill, students have something to strive for and stay motivated throughout the year.

6) They Take Breaks

Studying for hours on end is not only unproductive, but it’s also exhausting. Successful students know when to take breaks so they can come back refreshed and ready to learn.

7) They Seek Help When Needed

Asking for help is not a sign of weakness – it’s a sign of maturity. The best students know when they need assistance and aren’t afraid to ask for it from their parents, teachers, or tutors.

8) They practice Time Management

Effective time management is another important habit of successful students. Those who can manage their time wisely usually get better grades because they have more time to study, do homework, and prepare for tests.

9) They Don‘t Procrastinate

One of the worst habits a student can have is putting things off until later. Successful students avoid procrastination by knowing their deadlines and working ahead whenever possible.

10) They Stay Focused

Last but not least, successful students know how to stay focused on their task at hand. Whether studying for a test, reading an assignment, or writing a paper, they remain focused until the job is done.

About Us

Mission Statement

The vision of Taft-Galloway Elementary is to create an engaging and safe school that inspires growth and learning for all


Taft-Galloway takes PRIDE in being:
Role models for others
Dedicated to learning
Exceptional leaders.