News & Notes
Student Ambassador School Project
WE LOVE PETS
Beginning February 13th through February 28th, we will be collecting dog or cat food for the Meals on Wheels Pet Food Program and old towels and blankets for the Greenville Humane Society. Each month Meals on Wheels provides more than 2,100 pounds of pet food to homebound pets. The Greenville Humane Society is one of the largest no-kill facilities in the Southeast. They work in partnership with the community to create an environment where all animals are treated with compassion and respect.
You can drop off your donations in the collection boxes in the main hallway.
PTA Interest Form
We have started the search for some new faces to add to our PTA board next year. If you have thoughts or ideas on how to make the PTA better for our students and staff, please consider joining our board. If you would like to learn more about our PTA, or know someone who would be a good addition for us, please click the link and give us your information so we can follow up with you. This in no way obligates or commits you to anything other than learning more about the Taylors Elementary PTA board. Click here if you’d like to learn more about being on the Taylors Elementary PTA board for 2017-18.
CURRICULUM NIGHTS FOR RISING 6TH GRADERS
These are middle schools that we have received information concerning curriculm nights. We will add any additional information received from other schools.
Click on the name of the school for information:
Greer Middle School - February 7th
Hughes Academy - February 16th
Northwood Middle - February 16th
Sevier Middle School - February 21st
Beck Academy - February 23rd
Energy Kit Challenge
We are up to 224 kits requested - that means another $250 for our PTA. Only 76 more sign ups and our PTA will receive another $250. So far we have earned $500 for our school just by having people sign up for these free energy kits! AND we can keep going...for every 100 sign ups we earn $250. Sign ups are not limited to families with children at Taylors Elementary. Anyone you know that is a Duke Energy customer can sign up and select Taylors Elementary to receive credit.
Our school is taking the My Energy Kit Challenge and has a goal to save at least 20,000 kilowatt-hours of energy this school year. We’ll reach this goal when at least 100 families at our school sign up for a FREE Energy Kit and use it to make their homes energy-efficient. These FREE kits from Duke Energy contain items like LED bulbs, faucet aerators, and other useful gadgets that can make a big difference toward saving energy at home. If we can meet the challenge, our school will automatically win $250. Take the My Energy Kit Challenge and sign up for your FREE kit at MyEnergyKit.org or call 1-855-386-9548.
Trex Recycling Challenge
Taylors Elementary is now part of the Trex Recycling Challenge. The Trex Company has hosted the Recycling Challenge since 2006, with the objective of educating students on the importance of plastic film recycling through a school recycling program. Participating schools compete against other schools in their city, county, district or region to recycle the most plastic film and the winning school is awarded a Trex bench. Each participating school receives an award from Trex.
We have containers outside of the PTA room, in the teacher workroom, and outside of the teacher's lounge. Please help us by recycling your plastic bags and film packaging.
School Visitor and Volunteer Guidelines
Greenville County Schools (GCS), in an effort to ensure the safety of all of our students, is implementing additional security checks for school volunteers. Effective immediately, all volunteers must submit an application to the school and receive clearance from the district before interacting with children in the school or chaperoning any school field trip. Volunteers are now identified by two different categories: Level I or Level II.
Taylors Elementary School has begun implementing this process. Our primary responsibility is to safeguard our children and ensure we are in compliance with the identified guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation as we work with our stakeholders to complete this process. All volunteers will be required to remain in the presence of a GCS employee at all times until applications for Level II are approved. Thank you for ensuring the safety of all of our children. Please let me know if I may be of further assistance to you during this process.
Rhonda R. Rhodes
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School Supply List
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