Taylor Street Elementary


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Taylor Street Elementary
4350 Taylor Street
Sacramento, CA 95838

Phone: (916) 927-5340
Fax: (916) 927-6396






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:

  1. 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
  2. Fairytale Town has family activities every Saturday.  Go to www.fairytaletown.org for more information.
  3. 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 
  4. 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/
  5. 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



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Academics at Home Print


Lexia Reading

Lexia Reading is a program used students at school throughout the year but your child can continue working on Lexia at home AND they will receive credit for their progress at school! Your child can use Lexia Reading at home by following these steps:

1.      Download Lexia Reading from: www.lexialearning.com/support/lexiareading/license.html

2.    Double Click: Lexia Reading.exe

3.    Follow prompts until you see Customer Code Screen

4.    Use code: 2546-4670-7132-8973

5.    Complete installation.

Your child can log in using their username from school.


Homework Help

Having trouble with a particular concept?  Need to see an example of how to do it?  Check out www.khanacademy.org for short video clips that teach various learning topics at all age levels.  With a library of over 2,600 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 220 practice exercises, you can learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.   


Online Resources 

English Language Arts: http://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/web-info-links/english-language-arts Click on your grade level.


http://www.readingbear.org/ Learn how to read. 


http://readingteacher.com/  Learn how to read. 


http://readinglessons.com/  Learn how to read. 

 http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/ Type the title of your child’s favorite book and it will find suggestions for similar books.   

http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/parents/ Reading information for parents. 


http://childrensbooksguide.com/100-best-childrens-chapter-books-of-all-time Learn about the 100 best children’s chapter books and have your child pick on to read. 

 http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scrapbook/ Helps children learn to describe a character from a book.   

http://www.thereadingnook.com/ List of books to read by grade level.


http://www.icanteachmychild.com/2012/02/seven-things-you-should-be-doing-as-youre-reading-to-your-child/ 7 things you should do when you read to your child.


http://mrnussbaum.com/readingpassageindex/ Reading Comprehension. 

 http://www.kidsspell.com/index.php Spelling Practice.  

Language Arts and Math: http://pepnonprofit.org/free-downloads.html Free Downloads

 http://makeeducationinteractive.blogspot.com/2012/09/free-interactive-sites.html Type the concept your child is having trouble with and it searches interactive sites related to that topic.  

http://www.goedonline.com/101-websites-for-elementary-teachers List of educational websites. 


http://www.donnayoung.org/homeschooling/games/ Make your own educational game board. 


http://www.freelyeducate.com/2012/04/free-online-learning-games-for-kindergarten-and-elementary-.html Free online games.


http://jc-schools.net/tutorials/ppt-games/ PowerPoint games.


http://edtechideas.com/2012/06/01/49-cool-summer-sites-for-kids-and-teachers/ Educational games.

 http://busyteacher.org/7444-10-essential-online-tools-all-teachers-should-know.html Teacher site that parents could also use.  

http://www.myoatmealkisses.com/2012/03/top-educational-websites-for-kids.html List and descriptions of educational websites.


http://whmusictherapy.com/2011/07/favorite-resources-for-addressing-academic-concepts/ Lists of CDs you can purchase to help with math and reading. 


http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/8-great-kids-video-websites.html Educational videos for kids.


http://kbkonnected.tumblr.com/post/10903922014/30-sites-for-students-who-finish-early-has-been List of educational kid websites. 


http://www.benandme.com/2012/05/top-ten-homeschool-curriculum-companies.html List of curricula you can purchase to help your child over the summer. 


http://classroommagic.blogspot.com/2012/03/easing-test-anxiety.html Test Anxiety

 http://cyber-kap.blogspot.com/2012/08/40-sites-for-educational-games.html Educational websites.  

Math: http://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/web-info-links/mathematics Click on your grade level.


http://www.algebrahelp.com/ Algebra problems are explained so that you can help your child. 


http://cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/wired_math/English/grade7/index.html 7th-10th grade math


http://jmathpage.com/JIMSMultiplicationall.html Tons of math games!


http://mathcoachscorner.blogspot.com/2012/08/online-math-games.html More math games!

 http://www.cookie.com/kids/games/viewallgames.html Math games for K-3rd.    Apps for Cell Phones or Tablets 

English Language Arts: http://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/web-info-links/english-language-arts/?type=Apps~980 Click on your grade level for a list of apps.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-opposites/id480194638?mt=8 Antonym game.

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reading-remedies/id423213168?mt=8 Reading skills.   

Language Arts and Math: http://www.smartappsforkids.com/top-10-free-apps-1.html List of 100 apps.


http://famfinfunblog.com/10-best-apps-for-homeschooling-early-education-pre-k-k5-1st-grade-2nd-grade-and-3rd-grade/ 10 educational apps.

 http://love4thgrade.blogspot.com/2011/11/ipads-in-classroom-app-recommendations.html Educational apps.  

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/techchef4u/id517554320?mt=8 A free app that lists educational apps.


Math: http://clrn.org/browse/index.cfm/web-info-links/mathematics/?type=Apps~980 Click on your grade level for a list of apps.

  Information about Collegehttp://www.letsgetready.org/Resources/Resources


Taylor Street in the News Print


Taylor Street to UC Davis, Kings Hall Pipeline to Success
This year our 4th graders participated in the Kings Hall Pipeline to Success program with law students from UC Davis.  The law students, part of Kings Hall Pipeline Program matches J.D. candidates with 4th grade students to talk to students about college life.  Students participate in a fieldtrip to UC Davis where they tour the campus, meet the Dean of the Law School, and have lunch with a local legal professional.  Our second year participating in the program, we look forward to continuing each year.
Taylor Street School playwrights produced by B Street Company
The B Street Theatre School Tour production of Fantasy Festival XXVIII hit the road this spring.  This is the 28th year that elementary and middle schools students throughout northern California have submitted original plays to B Street’s annual playwriting contest for young people.  "CAN YOU BRING ME SOME EGGS?" by Lilly Lo and "A PLAY" by Vitaliy Miroshnichenko of Taylor Street Elementary School are two of only 6 plays selected from over 300 entries to be acted out by the professional actors of B Street Theatre.


Taylor Street Parent Teacher Club

Taylor Street Elementary School has created a Parent Teacher Club (PTC) to help parents be more involved in enriching student programs and activities at Taylor Street School.  The group meets once a month and this year raised over $4000 towards buying new books, school supplies, and raising money for a new playground.  If you'd like to help out, contact the school at 916-927-5340..

Rivercats Rev Up Taylor Street

"I Can! I Will! Succeed!” That was the message that students at Taylor Street Elementary School heard from Tony Asaro, Community Relations Spokesperson for the Sacramento Rivercats on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday’s event celebrated the kick-off of state testing of 2nd-6th grade students at Taylor Street Elementary. The Sacramento Rivercats sponsor school programs centered on the AAA theme of “Attitude, Attendance and Academics” and that theme was emphasized to students as they were encouraged to believe in themselves and do their best not only on the test but in all aspects of their lives.

To view the entire article, click on News 10.Net

Parents, students and staff celebrate diversity at Taylor Street School
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Principal on the Roof Print

Students at Taylor Street Elementary School had no problems finding their principal today; all they had to do was look up. Dr. Arthur Estrada, principal of the school, challenged students to complete 250 levels of Lexia Reading. In return for meeting the challenge Dr. Estrada agreed to spend the entire day on the roof.

As of March 9th, students at the school have successfully completed over 330 levels of Lexia. Students are able to work towards mastery of the program at school as well as at home. Mrs. Kelly Chao has been especially instrumental in encouraging students to work hard at mastering the skills needed to complete all five levels of Lexia. Students who complete all five levels earn lunch with the principal.

To view the article and see pictures, click here.  

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