Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

May Celebrations

Character Word of the Month: Respectful

We have made it to our last month of school! We have many fabulous events and activities planned for this month including our annual Honolulu Hop, Kinder Promotion, 5th Grade Promotion and Field Day to name a few.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10th. We hope you can join PTA and the Office in thanking our teachers for the awesome hard-work full of love and compassion that they put into teaching your children every day! They will be treated to some wonderful surprises come next week! Thank you PTA for helping support our Fabulous Teachers!

Also, we honored our Office Assistants with kind words from all of the students on their Special day! (below)

Since the weather is warming (accept for Tuesday- snow in April of course), please be aware of our dress code for students. You can find the enitre policy in the front of your child's planner on page 3 & 4.

1) Cut-off t-shirts, half shirts, midriffs, tops with spaghetti straps, tube tops, see through or revealing tops are unacceptable school attire.

2) Pants or shorts that are in the mid-thigh range or longer where the waistband rises to at least the hips are acceptable school attire

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SIGN-UP NOW for Summer Enrichment at Taylor!

We are excited to announce that we will again have Summer Enrichment Series at Taylor!

The 2019 Summer Enrichment Series (SES) will run from June 10 to June 21. All D11 students currently in kindergarten through fifth grades are eligible to participate free of charge. SES aims to deliver unique learning experiences that integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) and extends student learning beyond the typical academic year.

We hope to see you here for some fun and learning in the summer!

Student Registration should be open this week!

You can sign up at https://www.d11.org/ses


May 3- Hawaiian Dress-up Day and Honolulu Hop 5:30- 7:00pm

May 7- Volunteer Tea 2:45 in the gym

May 9- PTA is bringing Millabo Art Theatre to Taylor to present Aesop a Be-Bop

May 10- Field Day K-2nd 8:30-10:30am & 3-5th 12:30-2:30pm

May 14 –Last day for Land Sharks

May 13- 5th grade Celebration Field Trip to Lost Island Putt-Putt

May 14- Ron Hein District Track Meet

Challenger Learning Center 3rd grade presentation

PTA meeting 5:30 library

May 15- 3rd grade Field Trip to Patty Jewett

May 17- 4th graders to Pikes Peak Children’s Water Festival

May 20- Annual Kickball game for 3rd- 5th gr 12:45- 2:25pm

5th grade Promotion 5:00p.m.

May 21- Last day of School- Kindergarten Promotion 9:00 a.m.

Night of the Arts was a Huge Success!

What a turn-out we had for the Night of the Arts! Great job by Mrs. Trochesset, Mrs. Olsen and Mrs. Figueroa for planning a fabulous night for our students and families. We want to thank our PTA for putting together the Bake Sale too! Our students have phenomenal talent! Great job to all of our performers and artists across the school! Special thank you to Mr. Abbott and Mr. Lukens for starting off the night with music from your band!


Next year, we are adding Preschool to Taylor. If you have any little ones, let us know if you want to enroll them or friends that have preschool-aged children, please tell them about our wonderful school! We have a teacher already chosen. Mrs. Amber Moore is excited to open our new Pre-school room in the fall! We welcome her to Taylor!

We look forward to this new addition to Taylor!

About Our School

Our Mission

Taylor Elementary ignites enthusiasm for learning through dynamic and rigorous teaching,

creating an environment with high expectations, connecting the Arts and celebrating student growth and success.

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!
5 Minutes to Spare: Elementary School