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    GCISD's Summer Enrichment Program Art Contest


    GCISD students of all ages are invited to create artwork illustrating the fun learning opportunities available through GCISD’s Summer Enrichment Program. This year’s theme is “Rockin' Through the Summer.” The winning artwork will serve as the cover design for the GCISD Summer Enrichment brochure, which will be posted on the website and provides information about registration and summer learning opportunities for students completing K-6th grades. Winning artwork will also be used to promote the Summer Enrichment Program through social media. The student who creates the winning entry will be recognized in the brochure and during a regular meeting of the GCISD Board of Trustees.

    Art must be original and can be hand-drawn, painted, computer-designed or in any other medium. Judges will be looking for a design that is creative, appropriate and uses the “Rockin' Through the Summer” theme. Art should be on 8 ½” x 11” paper and submitted in color, but be able to be reproduced in black and white. Student's full name, school, grade and teacher's name should be on the BACK of the artwork. Please do not frame or mat entry to any size larger than 8 ½” x 11”. Our contest opened January 9, 2017, and the deadline for submitting the art is Friday, February 10th. Students should submit entries to our campus art teacher, Mrs. Morgan.

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    Spelling Bee

    January 13, 2017

    Congratulations to our winner and runner up!


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    Congratulations to our winner and runner up for the Geography Bee!

    Geo Bee

    Geo Bee

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    Dads Club

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    Dads Club

    Kudos to our awesome O.C. Taylor Dads' Club, on their "Elf" float in the Dec. 3rd Grapevine Christmas Parade! These Dads created the theme, built the float, and will make it even bigger and better next year. Contact Ben Stevens/O.C. Taylor Dad's Club for more info. and how you can help.

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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)
    Steps in becoming a Watch D.O.G. at O.C. Taylor
    1. Complete online background check (takes about 2 weeks).
    2. Purchase an official Watch D.O.G. tshirt.
    3. Complete the Watch D.O.G. registration form and scan/email/fax OR turn into Jenn Howard.
    4. Once you have your tshirt, and confirm your background check has been approved, email Jenn Howard at jennifer.howard@gcisd.net to sign up for a day on the calendar.
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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                                                                                           
  • Enrollment - 453                                                                                              
  • Year Opened - 1986                                                                                
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  • Thank you to everyone

    who attended the

    Kendra Scott Gives Back Party

    January 12

    5 pm - 8 pm

    Kendra Scott






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    If your child is going to be absent,

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    First Bell rings at 7:30 am

    Second Bell rings at 7:40 am

    All students must be in their

    classroom at 7:40 am,  if not,

    they will be tardy.

    Dismissal Bell - 2:55 pm


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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 note. We 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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