Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

May Flowers are in Bloom!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,


We are almost to the finish line of a very difficult year! This has been a year like none other and we are so proud of our students for their perseverance! We greatly appreciate all of the support from parents as we have all had to remain flexible and understanding of district changes in protocols to manuever through the safety requirements this year. We could not have done all of this without your help! The Taylor community is the best!


Summer School- Taylor is planning on hosting a Summer School this year. June 7th- July 2nd from 7:30-12:00pm which includes breakfast and lunch. Invitations for students who we think would benefit from additional time/instruction in reading and math this summer have been sent. I apologize for the link not working. If you would like your child to attend, just let the teacher know and we will makr them as attending.


5th grade & Kindergarten Promotion- We will be holding virtually this year.

5th gr- May 20th 1:00pm

Kindergarten- May 21st 9:00am

We will Facebook livestream this event and then post on our Website.

Please have students dressed-up for the occasion. We are looking forward to celebrating our students for their accomplishments!!



PTA NEWS- I want to especially thank Billy Adams, PTA President and Liz Clarey, PTA Vice President, for their work to keep our PTA going this year! Thank you for all of your hard work!! We are hopeful that next year we can get back to our family events in the building!


PTA Virtual Meeting: May 11th 5:30pm

Please join us virtually for the May PTA meeting. We will have Devra Ashby, Communications Director from D11, in the meeting to talk about the Bond and D11 Master Plan.

We would love to collaborate with you to support your child's education. To join the meeting just click on the link or copy and paste in your browser:


GILBERT, KIMBERLY ANN is inviting you to a scheduled Webex meeting.



Tuesday, May 11, 2021


5:30 PM | (UTC-06:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr



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Meeting number (access code): 120 105 2699


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Mrs. Rush is Retiring!

Mrs. Rush, our beloved Kindergarten Teacher, is retiring this year! Mrs. Rush has been at Taylor for 22 years! She started here in 1999. A few words from Mrs. Rush: "It has been a joy and a blessing to be a part of the Taylor family for so many years. Taylor Elementary will always be considered my home!"

Mrs. Rush will be greatly missed in our Kinder Classroom. Her students have been so lucky to have such a passionate and dedicated teacher all of these years! We wish her the very best!!

Upcoming Events


May 7- Hawaiian Spirit Day

May 11- PTA Meeting- WebEx 5:30-6:30pm

May 14- Field Day (Parents are not allowed to attend this year)

May 20- 5th Gr Virtual Promotion - 1:00pm FB Livestream

May 21- LAST DAY of SCHOOL- Kindergarten Virtual Promotion- 9:00am FB Livestream

District Mask Policy

Staff and Students will still be required to wear masks even if Governor Polis suspends the mask mandate. All facial coverings must be appropriate for the school environment with no graphics or verbiage violating standard dress code policy. All students will need to supply their own masks and if students forget or lose their mask, they will be provided with a disposable mask. Students will be provided mask breaks during recess.

How to View Report Cards:


We are paperless now so to view your students' report card, follow the directions below.

1. Go to Taylor Website at taylor.d11.org and click the green 'Q" in the top right hand corner.

2. Click on "Parent Connection"

3. Log in using your "Q" PIN and Password. If you do not know your login, please call the

Front Office.

4. Click on child's name to see their information.

5. Click on "Marks" and "Standards" to see your child's grades for each subject and standard.

Technology Support!

Support Center

719-520-2211

Mon.- Fri. 8-5pm

About Our School

Our Mission

We dare to empower the whole student to

profoundly impact our world.



Our Vision

To be a school where we build positive relationships and empower students to be innovative thinkers and problem solvers who take ownership of their education through a growth mindset.


Taylor is a school committed to excellence and putting kids first. Academic achievement, commitment to safety, and a sense of belonging and community are high priorities. We have a dedicated PTA who highly support staff and students! Taylor is an Arts Integrated school providing students opportunities to learn through interdisciplinary content and demonstrate their learning through project-based activities. Our teachers utilize problem-based learning approaches, and rigorous college and career readiness standards. Our students demonstrate a high depth of knowledge, practice social and relational skills, and develop strong personal values. Students are provided opportunities to solve problems through the application of creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills. Taylor is committed to preparing students to become productive 21st century citizens through quality instruction and high expectations for student ownership of learning. This year, we have started our journey as a Capturing Kids’ Hearts school.

Questions and Comments

As always, we'd love to hear your feedback on how we can improve what we do. Please feel free to contact Mrs. Gilbert at any time. You can also join us at our PTA meetings each 2nd Tuesday of the month at 5:30p.m. in our library. We'd love to see you!

What is SAC?

SAC stands for School Accountability Committee. SAC represents the school communities’ points of view and makes recommendations to the building principal for school improvement. With input from school principals, teachers, and SAC members, information is compiled which can be used to develop the School Improvement Plan.

GOALS of SAC:

· Facilitate communication between the school and the community.

· Discuss issues of Curriculum, Budget, Growth, Safety, Wellness, and Communication.

· Discuss all major school issues.

· Report to the DAC and the Board of Education.

Our SAC is combined with PTA meetings. Please join us if you'd like to be involved.