Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

Happy April!

Dear Parents and Guardians,


Students in 3rd- 5th grades are getting ready to take our State CMAS testing. This year, Colorado Dept. of Education has approved a shortened version so we can spend more time on instruction. Students in 3rd & 5th grades will take the English Language Arts test and 4th graders will take Math. Dates are 4/13-4/15. We start right away at 8:30am so we appreciate everyone being on time for school. If you child comes in late, they cannot test with their class and will have to wait for a makeup time.


Summer School- Taylor is planning on hosting a Summer School this year. We will be sending out invitations for students who we think would benefit from additional time/instruction in reading and math this summer. Anticipated dates/times- June 7th- July 2nd from 7:30-12:00pm which includes breakfast and lunch.


5th grade Promotion- we are in the process of planning a 5th grade Promotion Ceremony. We will most likely be outside for this event. The tentative date is afternoon of May 20th. More info to come.

Kindergarten Promotion- we are also planning for an event for our Kindergarteners during the last week of school. More info to come.


PTA NEWS-

Penny Wars: Thank you to Liz Clary and Billy Adams!

Penny Wars was a huge success this year! Students raised $486.29 and Billy donated money to make it $500! Winners of the Donuts party were Mrs. Jones' class and Ms. Diaz' class!!


PTA Virtual Meeting:

Please join us virtually for the April PTA meeting. If the weather is nice, we may change this to a meeting on the front lawn.

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:

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KIMBERLY GILBERT is inviting you to a scheduled Webex meeting.



Tuesday, April 13, 2021


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Upcoming Events

Apr 9- Animal dress-up Spirit Day

Apr 13- PTA meeting 5:30pm

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

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.

Choice Theory

What is Choice Theory? How can it help me with my children? Click on the links below for more information.

Technology Support!

Support Center

719-520-2211

Mon.- Fri. 8-5pm

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.

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.