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  • Tip Your Hat To Veterans Day
    was on October 17th.  
    Students donated $1 to the local veterans
    to be able to wear a hat to school.
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  • Mascot
    Wow!  We had an overwhelming interest for mascot try-outs this year.  Thank you to all 15 students who showed an interest; it takes courage to try out for a role, and we are so proud of all the kids! The judges were very impressed by the school spirit, enthusiasm and creativity displayed and said everyone did a great job!  

    We would like to congratulate Evelyn Griffith, Hayden Gainer, Kyra Rinon and Sarah Henderson as our 2014-2015
    O. C. Taylor Tiger Mascot! 

    Thank you again to all the candidates and parents! 
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    Hair Day Hair Day Hair Day
          First Grade Crazy Hair Day - September 26, 2014 
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  • Forget Me Not Table
    A new "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.
     It is your child's responsibility to go check this table for forgotten items.   
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  • Red Ribbon Week
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  • Reminder:  Picture Retake Day is November 4
    Picture Retake   
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  • Coffee

    Make plans to attend our first Principals' Coffee of the school year!


    Join Principal David Kinney and Assistant Principal Liz Hilcher

    on Friday, November 14th from 8-8:45 a.m.
    in the O.C. Taylor Library.
    This is a good opportunity to get an update
    on school and district news.
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  • Storybook Pumpkin
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  • Reflections
    All OCT students in K - 5th grade are encouraged to participate in this year's Reflections Contest. This year's theme is "The World Would Be A Better Place If..." 


    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 31st.  If you have questions or need more information, please contact:


    Kirti Rathie

    Arts in Education

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  • Veterans Day
    O.C. Taylor Salutes Our Veterans

    In honor of Veterans Day, we will collect Walmart gift cards to donate to the Ft. Worth Veterans Hospital. Local veterans can use these gift cards to buy groceries, medications, household needs and even gas.



    Please turn in gift cards to your teacher or the OCT front office by Monday, November 10.


    Tip Your Hat To Our Veterans Day will be Friday, October 17 and Friday, November 7. If you make a $1 donation to help our local veterans, you can wear a hat to school! Please turn your dollar in to your teacher the morning of the event. We will add this money to our Ft. Worth Veterans Hospital donation. Thank you for your generosity, Tigers!


    If you have a picture of a veteran you wish to hang on the Wall of Honor, please label your picture with your name, the veteran's name and the branch of the military in which he or she served.Turn in your pictures to your teacher or Mrs. Vencill by Wednesday, November 5. Your pictures will be returned to you after Veterans Day.


    Our third and fourth grade students are preparing music to perform at our annual Veterans Day Program Tuesday, November 11 at 8:30 a.m. in the OCT cafeteria. Third and fourth grade students should wear red, white and blue for our performance. There is a reception in the library immediately following the program for Veterans, honored guests and their families.


    If you know a veteran who would like to speak during our Veterans Day program, please contact:

    Mrs. Vencill.

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  • Headed out on a vacation?
    Take the OCT Around The World challenge! Click here for more info!
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  • GCISD Middle School Summer Reading Expectations 2014
    For students entering 6th, 7th and 8th grade, check out the Summer Reading Flier
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  • Support GCISD schools just by shopping
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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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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.
Quick Facts:
  • School Colors - Blue & Silver
  • Mascot - Tigers
  • Enrollment - 428
  • Year Opened - 1986
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