Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

Happy Sweet Summertime!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

We are almost there! It feels like forever since we saw all of you. I can say that it has been the craziest, most challenging quarter of school that I have ever experienced and I'm sure you are all feeling that way too! As we wind down, I want to share that I am so proud of our students for having the perseverance to continue on with their learning and growing! The pictures of the wonderful projects fill our Facebook page! Our teachers did a phenomenal job providing activities and assignments to your students and communicating with them weekly. Parents, I applaud you as you have had to bear the brunt of this to support your children, all the while probably trying to work from home for many of you. Breathe, we did it!!!

The district is working on plans for the fall and will wait for guidance from our Governor. So, at this time, I do not have any information as to what school will look like in August. Dr. Thomas will continue to keep you informed through The Blackboard Loop.

With the end of this school year, we are saddened to say goodbye to a few staff members who are moving on to other adventures: Mrs. Hess, Special Education Teacher, Miss Taylor, School Counselor, Coach U, and Mrs. Hausladen,4th gr. Teacher. We will miss you but you will always be part of the Taylor Tiger Family!

We look forward to seeing everyone today for Pick-up of student belongings. See below for the times.

Important Dates:

May 11th- Distribution of Student Belongings

Teachers will be at the curb for parents to drive-up and retrieve students' personal belongings. They will already be bagged up from the classroom.

All parents and students must remain in their cars.

Masks are encouraged. If anyone is sick, please stay home.

If you have more than one student at Taylor, your pick-up time is the youngest child in your family. We will have all of the belongings together so you only have to come once.

Kinder- 10:00-10:15

1st gr- 10:30-10:45

2nd gr- 11:00-11:15

3rd gr- 11:30-11:45

4th gr- 12:00-12:15

5th gr 12:30- 12:45

Things to be returned to us at that time:

Any library books, instruments, school-owned recorders(they are brown)

The nurse will be at school to return medications if they were kept at school.

May 15th- Distance Learning will end for the year.

May 18th- Kindergarten and 5th-grade Promotion Parades

Meet at Galileo Middle School

Kinder at 5:30 p.m.

5th grade at 6:00 p.m.

We have been approved to have a parade to celebrate these two student groups.

An email was sent with details.

The office may be closed but we are still taking phone calls until May 19th. If you have questions or need to reach us, you can call the regular office number at 328-3500 and Mrs. Walker will receive the call and help you. Also, please connect with us on our new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TaylorElementaryCoSpgs/

Monday Message May 11
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From the District

I am continuing to leave the resources below for your support.

• Review the Colorado Department of Education Best Practices for Families http://www.cde.state.co.us/learningathome/bestpracticesfamilies

• Follow all communication coming from the district to stay up to date in the dynamic time of change. Visit the Distance Learning site for new updates over time and to leave suggestions for items you would like to see https://www.d11.org/domain/5174

• Reach out and engage with staff often, let us know if we can support you.

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.


· 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.

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.