Taylor Tales

from Principal Gilbert

The End of the Year is Near! Happy May!

Parents/Guardians,


I want to thank our Taylor Community for supporting us with our Arts Pathway application. Unfortunately, we were not chosen as the district pathway. We are very disappointed but please know that nothing we are currently doing will change with regards to our Arts Integrated instruction and pasion for this philosophy of teaching and learning! We wil continue to provide creative opportunities for your child as he/she learns curriculum standards. We strongly believe in this work and with community support, we will do what's best for students and grow young artists. dancers, creators, musicians, sports starts and everything else in between!


Thank you again for your support of our staff and students! We love our Taylor community!!!


Teacher Appreciation Week- May 2-6th

We are so grateful for all of our fabulous teachers' hard work and dedication to putting your child's needs first and helping them grow! Please think about a way that you could honor and celebrate our teachers this next week! PTA has some wonderful goodies planned for them too! Thank you PTA!!

Choice Enrollments- Tell Yours Friends about Taylor!

We are now accepting choice enrollments for next school year. If you have friends that are looking for a new school, please share that we would love to have more families join our fabulous Taylor Community! They would need to go to the D11 webpage, go to enrollment and the "Choice" tab to fill out a request. Thank you for spreading the news of our sweet school!

Night of the Arts!

What an amazing event our PTA and Teachers put on for Night of the Arts! thank you to all who helped make it special. Mrs. Woerner's art was phenominal as usual and Mrs. Garner showcased our students' talent beautifully!! If you want to see more pictures and video, please join our Facebook page at @TaylorElementaryCoSpgs

SUMMER SCHOOL at TAYLOR!!

We will be hosting Summer Bridge again this June. If you haven't already, pease fill out the enrollment form in the link attached to reserve a spot. https://forms.office.com/r/gQ455XCmvZ

Dates: June 6th - July 1

Times: 7:45 breakfast , Class time 8:00-1:30 (including Lunch)

Upcoming Events

May 2-6th Teacher Appreciation Week!

May 6- 80s Spirit Day

May 10- PTA meeting 2:45 library

May 12- Lane & Vlad classes field trip to Fine Arts Center

May 13- S. Miller & B. Miller classes field trip to Fine Arts Center

May 13- Band & Orchestra Concert and Mrs. Vlad's Dance Troupe 1:45pm & 6:00pm

May 16- Field Day; K-2nd 8:30-10:30 & 3-5th 12:30-2:30

May 19- 5th Grade Promotion- 1:00pm

May 20- Last day of School, Kindergarten Promotion 9:00am

Box Tops are back!!! CLICK HERE

Student Council will be working on Box Tops this year. Please click on the link to support our school. When you download the App, you would choose Taylor as your school to donate to. OUr account is "Taylor eEementary School", then choose teacher.

Kelso's Choice

We teach our students about making good choices and strategies for problem-solving "small" problems. Check out the link if you would like more information about Kelso's Choice.

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Free & Reduced Lunch

The district is providing breakfast and lunch free of charge again this school year. However, if you want to fill out the form for Free and Reduced Lunch, there are other benefits for you. Information can be found at

https://www.d11.org/Page/2052

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.