Important:September newsletter

Sunday, 21. September 2014 by Doreen McDonell

Parents and Guardians

September’s newsletter from Mr. McCracken can be found on the right side of this home page under “Monthly Newsletters”

Quick reminder…

Saturday, 20. September 2014 by Doreen McDonell

Taylor Elementary School has purchased school supplies for all students (primary and intermediate).  Parents who participate will be asked to pay a fee for these supplies.

Taylor Staff members are soooo excited for Monday.  Please stop by and see us if you have any questions.

Monday!!! Monday!!! Monday!!!

Saturday, 20. September 2014 by Doreen McDonell

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For those in SD 60, if the school your child attends usually starts the day at 9:00 a.m., Monday’s schedule is running 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

However, Superintendent of SD 60, Dave Sloan says it may be in parent’s best interest to contact your specific school to ensure an accurate account of the start and finish time.

As per the regular first day of school, buses will picking up students on Monday and are completely aware of the change to the schedule.

“Basically, September 22nd is the new September 2nd,” Sloan explained.

For parents with kindergarten children, each school will have its own routines, programs and procedures for their introductory element, many of whom may condense the two weeks into one, but all kindergarten programs will be offering full day instruction by Friday, September 26th.

Sloan goes on to say that the school year will not be lengthened as a result of the strike, as the Christmas and Spring break schedules will remain the same.

“Schools will take steps to balance their semesters to ensure all students have sufficient instruction time. No additional days will be added to the school year,” Sloan said in a written statement. “Details on any changes will be made available over the next few weeks.”

Graduating students in grade 12 will also be presented with the opportunity to write their first set of provincial exams sometime at the beginning of February to accommodate the shift in schedule.

Sloan adds, “Now we’ve got the negotiated settlement that everybody was calling for, so it’s time to get down to work and do the best we can for the parents and children of this district.”

Need Ideas?

Tuesday, 02. September 2014 by Doreen McDonell

Are you looking for some ideas to help occupy your children this fall?

Look at our links to websites and down-loadable support.  They can be found on the right hand side of our home page.

On-line math resources

On-line reading resources


You can also visit the District of Taylor Library

What’s Available

Books, CDs, DVDs, newspapers and magazines, for all ages and interests, from preschool to adult. We have 8500 items available for loan. A children’s area, that is complete with child size furniture and an ‘I Spy’ table. A computer room, with 3 computer stations for free internet use, as well as reference items. A room with our adult fiction collection which contains classics as well as many new and up to date titles. A room containing our non fiction, newspaper and magazine collections, complete with
a comfy reading chair and a study table.

Story Time, Courses and Events

As we update and add to our services, please check with Sherry for current information and schedules for Story Time, Special Events, and Courses.

How do I get a Library card?

Library cards are free to all people who live in or own property with a mailing address in Taylor.  Please apply in person, with 2 pieces of identification. Identification must provide your name, signature and current address. Once your ‘Statement of Responsibility’ is signed, you will be issued a Library Card. Children under the age of 14 do not require proof of address, but must have the application form signed by a parent or legal guardian in the presence of a Library Official. Parents are responsible for activity on a child’s card who is under the age of 19. A parent or legal guardian must also sign approval for internet use for children under 16.

The Week Ahead

Monday, 01. September 2014 by Doug McCracken
Good Morning Everyone:
September is here and we are patiently waiting for school to be back in session!
At this time a resolution is not in place,  so the beginning of our school year is on hold.
I  am looking forward to meeting you and most of all the return of all our children to school.
Keeping in touch!
D. McCracken
Taylor Elementary
Taylor Elementary School | | Phone: 250-789-3323 | Fax: 250-789-3618