News & Notes
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.
Taylors Topcats will be collecting new gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, and socks in children's and adult sizes to decorate our giving tree during the month of December. Please place all donations on the tree or in the baskets under the tree next to the PTA Room. These items will help keep those in need in our community warm this winter.
Thank you for your support!
Energy Kit Challenge
We are up to 148 kits requested - that means $250 for our PTA and also means that we only need 52 more requests to get another $250 for our PTA!
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.
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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