Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

Happy day! We're Back to School!

Character Word of the Month: Respectful


Our New Mission:

We dare to empower the whole student to profoundly impact our world.


We are so excited to welcome everyone back to another year at Taylor! We have many new staff members who are anxiously waiting to meet you! We want to hear all about your summer so get your "Good Things" ready!!

First morning bell will ring at 7:55a.m. and students will be learning at 8:00a.m.

Entering and Exiting Procedures and Safety First

Students will continue to line up and enter the building in the morning through the side and back (courtyard) doors. For dismissal, students will come out of their classroom doors and all teachers will be on duty for 10 minutes as students leave. This will help the congestion in the halls and make sure students are headed out in a timely manner.

Stay In Touch with D11 Communication Tool “The Loop”

•The District 11 mass notification system (The D11 Loop) is a messaging system that allows us to communicate with you concerning your child’s assignments, schedule, grades, attendance, lunch balance, and special events happening at school. In addition, in the event of the emergency, D11 Loop is the fastest, most reliable way that your child’s school or the District can get need-to-know information directly to you.

•Notifications will be pushed out to the mobile app as well as sent out via texts, emails, and phone calls, depending on the type of notification.

D11 Loop utilizes the contact information for your family that you have provided to your child’s school, and they have documented in the Q student database. It is important that you communicate with your child’s school regularly to ensure that they always have accurate phone numbers and email addresses on file for your family.

You can download the app by going to the d11 website https://www.d11.org/APP

UPCOMING EVENTS

August 13- Ice Cream Social 5:00-6:30pm

August 14- First Day of School

Open House (new this year) Aug 27th 5:00-6:00p.m.

Sept. 10th- PTA meeting

Keeping Our Kids Safe!

Providing a safe school environment for our students is one of our top priorities. We expect that rules will be followed so that students will remain safe on school grounds. Please, be considerate and respectful of others while driving and walking in our parking lot! We are all doing our best to ensure the safety of your child. Drop-off time is 7:45 a.m. Staff members are on duty at that time.

Students who eat breakfast may arrive at 7:25 a.m.


· Always expect children to follow rules.

· Practice and model safe, considerate behavior for children.

· Allow enough time in your schedule to model safety rules.

· Please do not ask your students to come to you across the

parking lot unsupervised.

Also- we appreciate if you refrain from being on your cell phones while driving so that you can fully focus on the safety of our students. Thank you!

PRESCHOOL IS HERE!

This year, we are adding Preschool to Taylor. Mrs. Amber Moore is excited to open our new Pre-school room! We welcome her and our new preschool students to Taylor!

Why should we teach our students the importance of good attendance?

•Having students present and on time every day allows every opportunity for your child to learn all he/she can. Students learn responsibility when they are to school on time and present every day. Students who are here every day and on time tend to develop character traits that keep them out of trouble! Students learn habits that create successful students who receive better grades, who then graduate and acquire better jobs! At Taylor, we start in Kindergarten learning these healthy life habits! As parents, you can support our efforts of teaching positive life habits by making sure your child is present on time and every day possible. Refrain from taking them out early for appointments that can be made after school hours as much as possible.

•Having students present and on time every day allows every opportunity for your child to learn all he/she can. Students learn responsibility when they are to school on time and present every day. Students who are here every day and on time tend to develop character traits that keep them out of trouble! Students learn habits that create successful students who receive better grades, who then graduate and acquire better jobs! At Taylor, we start in Kindergarten learning these healthy life habits!

As parents, you can support our efforts of teaching positive life habits by making sure your child is present on time and every day possible. Refrain from taking them out early for appointments that can be made after school hours as much as possible.

•If your child is tardy, please make sure to walk them into the office and sign him/her in. This procedure will ensure the safety of our students.

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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!
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