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  • Spring Creek BBQ


    Thank you O.C. Taylor for your support on Tuesday, October 6th at Spring Creek BBQ in Grapevine.

    We had approximately 170 students plus their families enjoying delicious meals.  

    Thank you again for your support!

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  • Stomp Out Bullying


    First Graders wear blue to "Stomp Out Bullying!"

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    GCISD Takes a Stand Against Bullying in October

    In an effort to continue the work of Rachel’s Challenge, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD has announced three district-wide activities during the month of October aimed at promoting kindness, respect and compassion for others.
    • STOMP Out Bullying on October 5
    • Unity Day on October 21
    • Mix It Up at Lunch Day on October 27
    On Monday, October 5, students, teachers and staff are encouraged to wear a blue shirt as part of the STOMP Out Bullying Program. The Blue Shirt Day is a worldwide initiative to bring awareness and educate students, parents and school employees about the issue of bullying.  
    Unity Day, Wednesday, October 21, encourages everyone in the community to wear orange to show the GCISD communities are united against bullying and working together for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.
    Finally, on Tuesday, October 27, students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new on Mix It Up at Lunch Day. Last year, more than 6,000 schools and more than three million students participated nationwide.
    As part of GCISD’s strategic plan, LEAD 2021, the promotion of good citizenship and demonstration of mutual respect are strategic objectives that are focused on district-wide. Rachel’s Challenge, with the addition of these three opportunities in October, provide students and staff the opportunity to make a difference not only in their schools, but also in the community. 
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    Jump Rope for Heart is here! If you haven’t already, please  Follow This Link  to register for our school team,

    go to www.heart.org/jump, or by search “Jump/Hoops” in the app store. Our students are learning all about what they can

    do to keep their hearts healthy, and how they can help others by collecting donations for the American Heart Association.

    We are proud to be a healthy and service-minded community!

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    This years Fall Science Assembly will be brought to us by DFW Mad Science and the program will be "Superhero Science" and presented in two assemblies on the morning of October 13th. K-2 and then 3-5. Each show is about 45 minutes and should be a fun show to get kids fired up about science! It is a new program that was only offered over this past summer at select area libraries so it should be new and exciting!

    If you have any questions, please contact:
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    Watch D.O.G.S

     Please click on the link below in order to print the RSVP!


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  • Tip Your Hat

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    All OCT students in K - 5th grade are encouraged to participate in this year's Reflections Contest. This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly." 
    Original artwork in areas including Dance Choreography, Photography, Film Production, Musical Composition, Visual Arts, and Literature can be submitted. Please pick up a submission packet from the office. Completed applications and artwork are due by Friday, October 30th.  
    If you have questions or need more information, please contact:
    Arts in Education
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    Red Ribbon Week

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  • Picture Day

    November 3rd

    Please click on the link below for the picture day order forms.   Order forms will be coming home in your child's folder, please be on the look out for them soon.




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    Please bring in any prescription eye glasses that you no longer use!
    We will be giving them to the Lions Club who is a huge partner with GCISD. 
    They provide glasses for many of our students by
    replacing the lenses in the frames.  


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  • Forget Me Not Table
    A "Forget Me Not" table is located in the front foyer.  If your child forgets his or her lunch, homework, shoes, etc., please put them on this table and label them with their name on a post it noteWe will not call the child's teacher to let them know that you have dropped off an item.  It is your child's responsibility to go check this table for forgotten items.     
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  • Attendance Information!
    If your child will be out of school for any reason, please call the office at  817-305-4870.  
    We will also need a note from you for the reason for the absence to betty.jones@gcisd.net or send us a hand-written note.
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  • 2012-2013 School Report Card
    The State of Texas 2012-2013 School Report Card for O.C. Taylor can be found online at: http://www.gcisd-k12.org/Page/152
    This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures for state, districts, and schools. If you have any questions about the report please contact David Kinney @ david.kinney@gcisd.net or call 817-305-4870.  Thank you for your continued support of our school.
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Watch D.O.G.S.

  • The Watch D.O.G.S program is the father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering.  The goal of the program is to help every school in America be positively influenced by the committed involvement of fathers and father figures in the lives of their children and students.  The volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day, including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, and helping in the classroom by working with small groups of students on various tasks. (http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs)





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Welcome to O.C. Taylor Elementary School! We are going beyond traditional practices to inspire today's students and empower tomorrow's leaders. Did you Know? O.C. Taylor earned a spot in the 2011 National Center for Education Achievement's Higher Performing Schools List.                                                                                    
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  • School Colors - Blue & Orange
  • Mascot - Tigers                                                                                        
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  • Year Opened - 1986                                                                                
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District Announcements


    Meeting notes from our September 22 Facility Innovation and Readiness Stakeholder Team (FIRST) meeting have been posted. Check them out!
    Our Next FIRST meeting is Tuesday, October 20, 6 p.m. at the Professional Development & Education Center. 

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    Our October Board Meeting will be held at Grapevine Middle School (301 Pony Parkway, 76051) in the campus cafeteria.

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