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4K Pre-Registration

4K pre-registration takes place January 22 - March 20, 2020. Children must turn four-years-old on or before September 1, 2020 to be considered. You may view the video (Spanish video) for instructions and more information.


Book Fair

The book fair is "The Reading Jungle" and it is running Feb. 3rd-7th. 

The hours are from 8:15-2:15 Monday through Thursday and 8:15-11:00 on Friday. We will have the book fair open from 3:00-7:00 on Monday, February 3rd and Tuesday, February 4th from 12:00-2:30 for Grandparent Afternoon.


Technology Parent Meeting

As a student-centered district, our priority is to build better graduates.  While incorporating devices into our classroom environment does not replace classroom teachers or good instructional practice, it can enhance or even transform student learning experiences.  With individual devices, your students will continue to be provided with opportunities to create, think critically, collaborate, and communicate, but in new and innovative ways. 

This is a required 3rd, 4th and 5th grade parent meeting to review Chromebook procedures, policies, and fees.  Listed below are three dates for meetings. You will need to attend at least one meeting to complete Consent/Agreement Form and pay fees.  

Thursday – January 23 -  6:30 pm in Cafeteria

Friday – January 24 - 7:30 am in Library

Tuesday – January 28 1:15 pm in STEAM Lab

What is the technology fee?  An annual technology fee will be paid by students based on their Pupil in Poverty Status.

Students with unpaid fees and without parent completed Consent/Agreement form will not be permitted to take their devices home.  They will be permitted to use it during school hours, but must leave it at school.  

PIP (Pupils in Poverty) indicator is used to determine student fee rates.  Current and Past Free and Reduced Lunch status qualifies students for the reduced rate.  

Full Pay Rate - $25

Reduced Rate - $5*

*The form will indicate if you qualify for this rate.

Technology fees are due by February 1, 2020.  


7 Habits Family Connection

Our habit of the month is Habit #3 - Put First Things First.

Find out more about this habit by clicking here.

Spanish version click here.


Welcome Our New Nurse

Hello Taylors Elementary! My name is Lindsey Havenga, and I am so excited to begin working  as your school nurse. I am a wife to an extremely supportive husband who is a residential contractor here in Greenville, and a mother of two incredible children; my oldest will be joining the Taylor's family in 2021. I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from Clemson before returning to school to receive my licensure as a Registered Nurse. Prior to accepting the position at Taylors, I served as the Director of Nursing for a pediatric population with complex medical needs; therefore, I feel confident that I can manage any health concerns or medical emergencies your student may have. I am a passionate advocate for children with disabilities, and I just really love working with children in general. I believe that healthcare is a team effort, and I welcome any and all visitors (parents, staff, and students) to email me or swing by the health room with any questions, concerns, or just to say hi! I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to take care of the students at Taylors Elementary.


Girls On The Run Registration

Girls On The Run is open to girls in grades 3 to 5.

   for more information.

Plan to register early as space is limited.


Donations Needed for STEAM Lab

STEAM Class

*Science *Technology *Engineering  *Art  *Math

STEAM Class is a new related arts class that integrates art, collaborative learning, science, technology, engineering, and math curriculum to bring creative and engaging concepts to life with hands-on experiences.

STEAM education is important for many reasons:

*Helps kids ask questions  *Connects the dots   *Problem solve

*Think creatively  *Be innovative  *Work as a team

*Focuses on the process which helps drive innovation

*Teaches the power of observation, of people, and your surroundings

*Helps promote spatial awareness and mathematical concepts like geometry

We are collecting new and gently used items listed below help support hands-on learning in cooperative groups:

Legos     Lego plates    Floor Puzzles  Magna Tiles

K’Nex   Magz-Bricks Builders  Snap Circuits

Building Toys  Gears

Please contact Stacy Merritt if you have questions (355-7428 or smmerritt@greenville.k12.sc.us).  You can drop off the donated items in the front office.  

Always collecting- masking tape, aluminum foil, toothpicks, index cards, bowls, toilet paper or paper towel rolls, dry erase markers, rubber bands, piper cleaners, and string.
 

 


My Energy Kit Challenge

Hey parents! Don't forget to request your FREE energy efficiency kit, and help our school win cash rewards. Go to MyEnergyKit.org, request your free kit, and be sure to credit Taylors Elementary School with your sign-up. Together our school can save 20,000 kWh of energy and meet the #MyEnergyKitChallenge!  Remember that our school receives $250 for every 100 signups! (Even if you signed up last year, it will still counts towards our challenge when you sign up again.)


Lost and Found

 

Parents, we need your help.  Each week we have dozens of jackets and coats left at lost and found.  If they have a name  on the inside, we get the coat or jacket back to the right student.  However, most of the time the coats and jackets have no name.  Please help us by putting your child's name inside his or her coat.

Also, on the last Friday of each month, we will be donating unclaimed lost and found jackets, coats, hats, etc to a local charity.  

Thank you for your help.


Topcat Watch D.O.G.S.

What is WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students)?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is a family and community engagement educational initiative. Learn more about WATCH D.O.G.S. here.

 What are the goals of a WATCH D.O.G.S. program?

1) To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.

2) To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Who are Watch D.O.G.S. ?

Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S. school.

How can you become a WATCH D.O.G.?

1) Become  a Level 2 volunteer.  For information on how to complete this process, 

2) After you are an approved Level 2 volunteer, contact Mrs. Merritt to schedule a date or dates to volunteer.  You can call her at 864-355-7428 or email her at smmerritt@greenville.k12.sc.us. 

To learn more about what a Topcat WATCH D.O.G does while at school and to fine out what our WATCH D.O.G.S. are saying about the program, 


Attendance Is Important

How important is attendance? Please view this infographic to see its impact.

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