Saturday, February 10, 2018

TRIG PROGRAM offers tech discounts for parents, staff

The Taylor School District this link for parents and employees to explore the many discounts that are available for computers and accessories. Because Taylor is a participating district in the Technology Readiness Infrastructure Grant (TRIG) program, parents and staff may take advantage of the tech discounts for personal use computers and/or accessories. 

LOOKING FOR HELP? Here are some connections

Are you looking for educational websites for students and families?

The Taylor School District offers links to many websites through its Educational Website for Students and Families Page, which is located on the school's main website.

These websites offer aid in math, literacy, science, social studies, history and general interest.

For more, click here

INTERNET RESOURCES? Try these on for size

In this day and age, Internet resources are important when parents are thinking of the proper education of their children.

The Taylor School District offers two such sources -- Wonderopolis and ACLS MedicalTraining -- as sound options when looking for Internet resources for parents and their children.

Wonderopolis a great website.  Each day a new wonder is asked and then answered.  You can sign up for the wonder of the day to be sent to you by email and then you can discuss it together as a family each day.  You can also submit your own wonders and maybe yours will get chosen to be on their website.

Parents should always be looking for the best information on how to keep their child safe.  They can receive information about a great resource that compiled all kinds of  tips and information on ways to keep our children safe in many different life situations at ACLS Medical Training.

  • Please note that the Taylor School District is not responsible for the content of sites outside of the district website.  These links are provided to our familes and community members as a courtesy.   We are not responsible for their content nor do we endorse any of the services offered. 

IT'S COLD SEASON! Know about medication forms and precautions

We're in the middle of winter, right in the bull's eye of the cold season. The Taylor School District thinks it is important for every parent to understand the medication forms and health precautions involved in attending the system.

Precautions, letters, waivers and forms can be found here anytime

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT is worth reading

The Taylor School District’s mission is to maximize the talents and abilities of all, and part of that is the Student Code of Conduct, which is periodically revised and updated.

Have you have read it? Remember parents, it’s better to be proactive that reactive when it comes to your child’s education, and the guidelines set forth by the school system.

GET INVOLVED! Parents, it's not as hard as you think

How can you as a parent be more involved in your child's education?
It's not hard as you think!
Many of the traditional avenues of parent involvement - attending parent-teacher conferences, volunteering in the classroom, and getting involved with the PTA - are of course wonderful activities that will make a lasting difference in your child's educational experience while increasing the quality of the school. But there are simpler things that parents can do in the course of day-to-day life that can also have a great impact on their children's academic success. Here are some ideas to consider:
  • Let your child know that school is important. Be sure to ask questions about school and homework, and set up a quiet place for your child to work.
  • Read everything that is sent home from school - report cards, homework assignments, school lunch plans, vacation and bus schedules. Show your child that you are well informed.
  • Encourage your child to read at home. Set a good example by choosing to read instead of watching a TV program.
  • Explore ways to interact with your child by sharing facts, perceptions and opinions related to things you are reading.
  • Challenge your child to read the book before seeing the movie based on the book.
  • When your child asks for help with homework, provide guidance, not answers. It's not your job to know your child's classroom material. You can help best by asking questions, giving encouragement, and having your child review class notes, previous homework and completed tests. You can always call or write a note to the teacher if your child is struggling.
  • Learn to ask questions and share thoughts that promote critical thinking. Some good questions might be: "What is the purpose of that?" "Why did that happen?" "What do you think the solution might be"? "Is there another way to look at that problem or issue?"
  • Be willing to learn from your child, and express your appreciation for the gift of his or her knowledge and enthusiasm.
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RANDALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL basketball team gets ready

Here are some photos of the Randall Elementary School Mustang basketball team, coached by John Cahalan and Rob Grimm. Check the Randall website under “Activities” for the team’s schedule.