Little Lobo News

We invite parents and community members to visit our News page frequently. We're excited about all of our upcoming activities for the school year, and we want to make sure you hear about them. We will update this page with information regarding student awards, past and future events, and other exciting school news.

Visit from Santa

Recently, we had a couple of special visitors show up at Taylor Elementary. Santa and a helper showed up to visit our classes and drop off a special treat for each student. Thank you for visiting us, Santa!

Santa and his helper speak to students in a classroom
Movie Field Trip

Taylor Elementary School students are going to Lakeside to watch the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet on Thursday, December 20. Buses will leave the school at 8:00 a.m. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Citizenship Assembly

Our citizenship assembly is on Friday, December 21 at 8:00 a.m. in the gym. We look forward to honoring our students!

Snowflake USD Receives an A

Click to view moreSnowflake Unified School District is an all A district. We are so proud of our administrators, teachers, students, and parents and all their hard work. This is such a group effort, and it has really paid off. Below is the article that Kevin Carney from Vail mentioned us in.

AzMERIT Results Are In
What Are You Doing to Improve Your Game?

"I remember the great Magic Johnson beating the Celtics in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals with a "junior sky-hook" shot.

One reason I remember it is because he shared in the post-game interview that he had been working on that "junior sky-hook" all season long as something to add to his arsenal and improve his game. 

That always stuck with me - that someone at the pinnacle of success would still work on ways to get better at his craft. 

I share this because as I look at the image of the Vail USD high school administrators and teachers working together in a recent "Data Dig" of AzMERIT results, I see that same spirit of Magic Johnson at play. 

In a school district where 89% of the 19 schools are "A" rated, these educators are coming together - working on their "game" - trying to make improvements - all in the spirit of getting better.

I saw the same thing at another Data Dig where the Snowflake School District was working on ways to improve, despite learning just a week prior that all of their schools are now "A" rated schools.

Vail and Snowflake are two of the many BT partners whose AzMERIT scores resulted in "A" schools or improved letter grades.

Congratulations to all schools who are feeling positive about their results.

That said, whether you are an "A" rated school or not, it is good and healthy to remember...

As such, I hope you will notice and take advantage of the multiple opportunities to work on our "game" that are included in this newsletter.

If we can assist in any way, through the advertised BT workshops or other avenues, we are willing and honored to do so.

Thank you for your continued partnership."

Kevin Carney
Executive Director
Beyond Textbooks
Vail Unified School District
(520) 879.3961 

Spooky Story Winner

Every year, our PTSO sponsors a spooky story contest at Taylor Elementary. This year's winner is Kassandra Loaiza. Her spooky story, The Haunted Library, was great! Congratulations Kassie!

Spooky Story Contest Winner in her skeleton costume
    Principal Hatch and Bees

    Did you know that Principal Hatch is also an amateur bee keeper? Principal Hatch went to both Taylor Elementary and Highland Primary to teach our kindergarten classes about bees. He taught the students about the life cycle of bees and the importance of bees to humans. He even let the students taste the honey that came from his bees! Yum! Everyone was buzzing with excitement. Thank you, Principal Hatch for an unbelievable time!

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      Dinosaur Dig

      Our students participated in a dinosaur dig. Our students donned dinosaur visors, grabbed their special tools, and searched the ground for their own dinosaur bones. All students were able to discover their own dinosaur bones. Everyone had a great time!

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        Transportation Update

        Please make note of the update to bus route 1. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

        Christmas Program

        Mark your calendars! Our annual Christmas program will be on Thursday, December 13 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the gym. Please plan to join us for this festive, fun-filled program!