Welcome to Taylor Street Elementary School, home of the Bears!
Taylor Street is a dynamic school which provides all of our students with a variety of opportunities ranging from our Gifted and Talented Program for students who perform at high levels in the classroom as well as on their annual state test, our English Language Development Program for students who are multi-lingual, and our Special Education classes addressing various student needs in class and in small groupings. In addition, our students participate in small group interventions throughout the year in our WIN (What I Need) groups. We are committed to the educational achievement of all students and look to our parents to be active partners in the education of their children.
Along with academics, safety is a primary concern at Taylor Street School. Behaviors and interactions at Taylor Street revolve around three simple principles: We are Safe, We are Responsible, and We are Respectful. Staff has examined each area of the campus and have identified the appropriate behaviors for each area. Students are taught the expectations by their teachers at the beginning of the year and reviews of the expectations occur periodically throughout the year.
We value our parents and community members and welcome them to be an important part of their child's education. Opportunities for parent involvement includes helping teachers in the classroom, preparing materials for class projects, chaperoning events, and being an extra set of eyes on the playground. In addition, we have a new Parent Teacher Club (PTC) that is doing great things and has already raised nearly $4000 in it's first year of existence.
It is important to continue working with your child during the summer to keep their skills sharp. A study completed by UC Davis indicates that students who do not study or practice skills over the summer lose approximately 30% of what they learned from the previous year. Some things you can do with them this summer include:
- Read with them every day. It really doesn’t matter if they are in kindergarten or 6th grade, reading everyday helps children develop vocabulary and comprehension skills. If your child is in kindergarten or first grade, read to them. If your child is in second or third grade, read together or have them read to you. If your child is in fourth, fifth, or sixth grade, read your own book, magazine or newspaper while they are reading their book and then share what you read with each other. Sacramento libraries in Rio Linda, North Highlands, and Natomas have lots of programs to encourage your child to read over the summer. For more information go to: www.saclibrary.org
- Fairytale Town has family activities every Saturday. Go to www.fairytaletown.org for more information.
- Sacramento Zoo offers free admission to children on July 16, 23, and 30th with a paid adult and is open late on Thursdays (8:00 PM). For more information go to: www.saczoo.org
- The Aerospace Museum of California located on McClellen is hosting a family event on July 19th with Radio Disney in preparation for the release of the new Planes movie. For more information go to: http://www.aerospaceca.org/upcoming-events/
- Know what is expected of your child. Speaking to your child’s teacher and knowing the schedule for homework assignments and assessments will help you understand what the grade level expectations are for your child and how your child is performing. For additional information about what the Common Core standards are for your child go to: http://www.cgcs.org/domain/114 for English Language Arts and http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=366 for Mathematics.
Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
Dr. Arthur A. Estrada, Principal