Eagle Eye Newsletter

October 6, 2021

Happy Fall Break Taylor Families!


I hope you have plans to spend some quality family time together! We look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.


Ms. Molly Gautreaux, our school clinic worker has accepted a position within the school district as an acute care nurse. I am in the process of hiring for her position. In the meantime, please show your appreciation for how Ms. Molly has taken care of our students during her seven year tenure at Taylor Elementary.


Coach Kevin Carter is a new PE para, working alongside our PE teacher, Coach Wooten. The addition of Coach Carter allows our students a chance to experience PE twice in the specials rotation.


Finally, please consider supporting our school fundraiser. We are raising money to purchase new playground equipment, which will give our students more options of things to do during recess. As you remember, last years fundraiser allowed us to purchase a new digital message board which is in the final stages of completion. I will send a picture on the digital message board once it is completed.


I feel blessed to have such wonderful students, parents, and staff! Have a great fall break!


Paula Cobb, Principal

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Fall Break Travel

If you are traveling outside of the United States for fall break, please be advised of the GCPS guidelines upon returning. Please contact Molly Gautreaux in the clinic, 770-338-4680, for any questions.

Important GCPS Calendar Dates for October, 2021

Please see the following calendar reminders about upcoming dates in Gwinnett County Public Schools:

  • A reminder that Fall Break in Gwinnett County Public Schools is October 7-11. Students will return to school on Tuesday, October 12. Please note that meal service is not available October 7, 8, and 11.
  • October 20 is a scheduled Digital Learning Day for all students. It will be an asynchronous learning day with ALL students learning from home. Students will log into eCLASS to work independently on assignments.
  • October 21 is an early release day for students in grades K-8. Families of elementary and middle school students should be on the lookout for information about Parent-Teacher Conferences in the coming weeks.
  • While meals are provided at no charge for all students this school year, it still pays to complete the Free and Reduced-price Meal Application. Families whose students would be eligible for meal support in a typical year should complete the application by October 21, 2021. GCPS offers an online application and a printed application (available at schools). A new application must be completed each year. Due to the number of applications received, families can expect a faster turnaround time for the online application, which is available in English and Spanish.

Great Days of Service Donation Information

For Great Days of Service this year donations will benefit individuals and families who are in need. They will positively impact our local food banks. We will be collecting items at school from October 18-21. Donations have been broken down by grade level:


Kindergarten- Canned Vegetables and Canned Fruits

1st Grade: Canned & Dried Beans and Canned Meat

2nd Grade: Peanut Butter, Oatmeal, Grits, Cereal

3rd Grade: Rice and Pasta

4th Grade: Baking Mix and Soups

5th Grade: Boxed Sized Canned Pasta Meals

We appreciate all your support! Together we can make a difference in the lives of others in our community.


Thank you!


Lauren McDonald, School Counselor

The Book Fair is Back

Great news...

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming back to Taylor from October 18-22! Check your Friday Folder for brochures and detailed information!

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Bookfair Homepage

Visit our homepage to BROWSE & SHOP ONLINE

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PTA News

FALL FUNDRAISER
Our Game On! Fundraiser will help with funding New and Updated Playground Equipment, Future Field Trips, Student Activities, Student Recognition Awards, and School Assemblies. Make sure to send out your invitations to complete your Golden Ticket! All donations must be recieved by October 19.


REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM

Entries must be received by Tuesday, October 12. The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is "I Will Change the World By…" Students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts. Pick up a PTA Reflections Entry Form today from the front office and return by October 12, 2021. For any questions, email reflections@ketaylorpta.com


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS

Our Fall Book Fair will be held from October 15 to October 22, and we are looking for Book Fair Volunteers. Two shift times are available: Morning from 9:15am - 12:30pm, and Afternoon from 12:15pm - 3:15pm. Please sign-up at our Sign-up Genius Form here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4da9a629a3ff2-fall4


If you can't commit to an entire block of time, but could still help for an hour or two, please contact Molly Frizzell at mfrizzell@ketaylorpta.com. We need your help! For joining in on the fun, your purchase and your child's purchases will be discounted 10%. (You must work one full shift to qualify for the 10% discount).

VOLUNTEER SURVEY
Interested in volunteering or want to know more about how you can help out? Fill out the K.E. Taylor ES Volunteer Survey. Now translated in Spanish! There are lots of opportunities to help out in-person or behind the scenes, and you don’t have to join the PTA to volunteer. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities, please contact Molly Frizzell at mfrizzell@ketaylorpta.com.

VOLUNTEER SURVEY LINK: https://forms.gle/Yjg3XK9gthDDzNNj7


BECOME A ROOM REP
The PTA is looking for individuals to be Room Representatives (Room Reps) for their student’s class. If you are interested in serving as a Room Rep, please contact Molly Frizzell at mfrizzell@ketaylorpta.com.

NO SATURDAY 10/6 due to Fall Break!

We will resume on 10/16!

Drop Off 8:45

Instruction Begins/Ends (9:00-11:00)

There is no breakfast served

School Lunch Update

Parents or Guardians of students are encouraged to fill out the Free + Reduced Form to continue uninterrupted benefits.

Forms need to be filled out every school year. The temporary grace period will end September 16,2021. Online application can be found on the Taylor ES website under Cafeteria Quick Links or at http://gwinnett.schoollunchapp.com.

Important Health Update

If a student, parent, sibling or someone in your home is being tested or has been tested for COVID-19, the student must stay home until the results obtained. A copy of the negative test results must be given to the school upon return.

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