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    Dads Club

    Dads Club


    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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    A BIG thank you to all who helped at our 1st Annual Turkey Drive, sponsored by OC Taylor's TTT, our version of student council.

    A total of 137 turkeys were donated! 4th grade won the PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, with the highest total of donated turkeys: 39! Thank you for your generosity and hard work!

    Stay tuned for details on the PARENTS' NIGHT OUT, 4TH GRADERS!

    Click Here for Photos!


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    Bill O'Neil

     Bill O'Neil


    Thank you 

    Bill O'Neal speaking to our

    2nd & 4th graders on November, 18th

    Bill O’Neal was appointed State

    Historian of Texas by Governor Rick

    Perry in 2012. He is an award-winning

    author who has written more than 40 books.

    Dr. O’Neal has appeared on TV documentaries

    on The History Channel, The Learning Channel, TBS,

    CMT, A&E, and The American Heroes Channel.

    He taught History for more than 40 years at Panola

    College, and in 2013 Panola’s new dorm was named

    Bill O’Neal Hall.


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     special olympics bowling

    Our O.C. Taylor students took part in the Special Olympics Area 11 bowling competition in Fort Worth, earning top titles. Out of the 79 GCISD bowlers participating in the competition, 18 earned a first place title, 18 finished in second place and 14 in third place. High scores in the group include a 122 (girls) and a 103 (boys). 

    “Over the four days our students bowled against some tough competition,” said Gabi Kanterman, adapted physical education teacher. “All of our athletes bowled very well, many of them achieving personal best scores. I could not ask for anything more from them than the best they showed me they could be this past week.”

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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, you may obtain a sticker from the front office to put on the calendar outside the cafeteria. 


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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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    Come see our 4th and 5th grade

    Taylor Tiger Choir perform their musical,


    WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 am/6:30 pm

    WHERE: O.C. Taylor Cafeteria.  

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    Annual Tiger Tree Toy Drive
    O.C. Taylor is happy to announce
    that this year's Tiger Tree Toy Drive
    will benefit the GRACE Christmas Cottage,
    serving local families in need.
    The Tiger Tree (located in the school lobby)
    will have paw gift tags attached to it.
    Please feel free to stop by and get a tag
    with the gift(s) of your choosing.
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    If your child is going to be absent,

    please call the office at


    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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