Together we S.O.A.R!
Instructional Focus Statement: All students at W.H. Taylor Elementary will demonstrate comprehension of text using Summarizing, Organization Strategies, Active Engagement and Sustained Reading.
W.H. Taylor Focused School Initiative
100% of the students at W.H. Taylor Elementary will demonstrate growth of one year or more in their ability to comprehend text. Growth in comprehension will be monitored and measured in grades PREK-1 using informal running records and the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA). Growth in comprehension will be monitored and measured in grades 2-5 using the STAR Assessment.
Principal's Weekly Message: December 11, 2020
Hello Taylor Parents,
We've almost made it to Winter Break! All of our parents aka "Learning Coaches" and teachers have worked so hard to keep our young owls learning and I know you are all thankful for this 2 week break. You've done an amazing job!
Winter Break is from December 21st to January 1st. Students won't return to their Virtual Classrooms until Monday, January 4th.
To send our students into break with a little holiday love, we'd like to invite you to our Holiday Drive Thru next week. You'll drive through our bus loop for a quick greeting from our teachers with a little holiday treat. The kids might even get a peek at Santa as they drive by. We will also have a North Pole Mail Box set up in the loop for you to drop your child's letter to Santa. Our Taylor Elves would love to write back on behalf of the big guy... As you know, teachers have a direct line of contact to the North Pole... smile :) Please make sure your child's first and last name are printed clearly in the letter. Please have your child were a mask as they drive through the loop. All visitors must stay in their cars.
Holiday Drive Thru Dates and Times:
- Prek- 2nd Grade, Thursday, December 17th from 2:30 - 4pm.
- Grades 3 - 5, Thursday, December 18th from 2:30 - 4pm.
PICTURES ARE IN! Did you have your child's school pictures taken back in November? If so, the pictures have been delivered to the school. You can stop by the school (front door) next week to pick up your pictures between the hours of 8:30am - 4pm. You can also pick up your child's pictures if you are coming thru the Holiday Drive Thru Event. Just let the teacher know you are also here to pick up pictures when you drive up.
During this event, we will also be collecting Hats, Gloves, and Scarves for the homeless. This is a community project sponsored by our Elementary National Honor's Society. This drive will continue into the first few weeks of January, but we will accept donations at our drive thru event.
As always, thank you for your continuous support. Have a wonderful weekend.
Your OWL Partner in Education,