from Principal Gilbert
Flying Into February!
WOW! What happened to January? It seemed so fast. We are now in full swing on the downhill to CMAS testing for 3rd- 5th grades right after Spring break so we appreciate any help you can give at home with homework and reading. Our students' success depends on the collaboration between parents and school teams so thank you in advance.
Our staff has planned some exciting activities for our kids for February including our Glow Dance!
Reminder that Valentine's Grams are on sale for $2. They will be on sale before and after school through Feb. 13th.
Invite Your Friends to Taylor!
It's Open Enrollment time and we would love to have more students join us at Taylor!! Please help us grow our school by telling your friends about our wonderful school community! We are excepting Choice Enrollments at this time.
Priority Performance Challenges: What goals are we wanting to achieve?
#1: Academic Achievement in Math & Academic Achievement in ELA
Major Improvement Strategy 1 (MIS): Teachers will provide Best first Instruction (BFI) in every classroom, every day, for every child through planning using the Six Phases of Learning
#2: Parent Involvement
Major Improvement Strategy 2 (MIS): We will increase parent and community involvement.
We are looking to increase parent voices and participation in our school environment. Please help us by answering surveys when we send them through Blackboard and let us know what you appreciate and ideas where we can improve. Thank you in advance.
First bell 7:45
Late bell 7:50
Staff are on duty starting at 7:35am.
Please do not drop off students prior to 7:35am unless they are here for breakfast.
About Our School
Our Mission is to collaboratively ignite excitement for learning through arts integrated instruction with high expectations for student growth and success.
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.
Location: 900 East Buena Ventura Street, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
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.