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    The PTA will be at O.C. Taylor on the day of "Meet the Teacher" selling school supplies and collecting classroom and PTA dues and fees:
    AUGUST 18th  -  5:30 pm to 7:30pm
    In the Cafeteria
    Check or Credit Card only
    SUPPLY PACKS: school supplies pack
    Kindergarten = $37
    1st Grade = $45
    2nd Grade = $35
    3rd Grade = $42
    4th Grade = $41
    5th Grade = $45
    Planners (Required for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades) = $5
    To save time, please print, fill out, and bring with you to Meet the Teacher night.
    K - 4th Grade = $6
    5th Grade = $7
    (includes 5th Roster on back)
    Available sizes: YS, YM, YL, AS, AM 
    HOMEROOM FEE = $10
    PTA DUES = $7.50 per membership  (each membership receives a phonebook)

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    Lisa Young

    Please join us as we welcome our new Principal, Lisa Young to O.C. Taylor Elementary!  The PTA is hosting a special meet and greet in Principal Young's honor on Wednesday, August 10th from 5 pm - 6 pm in the OCT Library.  Parents and students are welcome to come and go and meet our new Principal!


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  • Welcome to O.C. Taylor Elementary School

    Lisa Young At the July 11 Special Board of Trustees meeting, Trustees approved Lisa Young as the new principal of O.C. Taylor Elementary School. Young is currently serving as a principal at Rockenbaugh Elementary School in Carroll ISD.
    “I am honored to have been selected as the principal for O.C. Taylor,” said Young. “O.C. Taylor has rich traditions steeped in continuous improvement, innovation and the development of the whole child. I look forward to continuing these efforts with a focus on building solid relationships with teachers, parents, students, and the community. I can't wait to meet all of those Tigers!”
    Before serving as principal at Rockenbaugh Elementary School, Young was the coordinator for 21st century learning and professional development in Carroll ISD from 2009-2012. She also spent a year in Carroll ISD as a curriculum coordinator. From 1994-2008 she served in various roles including an assistant principal in Coppell ISD, vice president for SALT productions where she wrote curriculum and designed training materials and programs, and as an independent consultant for the Region X Education Service Center in Dallas.
    Young graduated with her bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University, master’s degree in educational administration from the University of North Texas and has completed the superintendent certification program at the University of North Texas.
    “We are excited to welcome Lisa Young as the next leader of O.C. Taylor Elementary School,” said Dr. Robin Ryan, GCISD Superintendent. “Her strengths include leading schools toward 21st century learning and making engaging learning experiences for all students. This aligns with the work that we strive to do in GCISD under our strategic plan, LEAD 2021, and I look forward to Lisa's leadership as she continues to strengthen learning opportunities for students.”
    Young will begin her new role on July 20.


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    OCT raised $722.00 with Box Tops for our school.
    Thanks to Everyone who helped collect Box Tops.
    The Winning classes for the ice cream contest:
    Classes will receive ice cream during lunch on May 31.
    Keep collecting Box Tops over the summer.
    Thanks for your 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, you may obtain a sticker from the front office to put on the calendar outside the cafeteria. 


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Bulletin Board

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 & Orange                                                                     
  • Mascot - Tigers                                                                                           
  • Enrollment - 453                                                                                              
  • Year Opened - 1986                                                                                
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  • August 22, 2016  


    School start time:  7:40am 

    Boo Hoo/ Yahoo Reception

    in Library: 7:40am-8:40am

    Kindergarten - 5th Grade

    pick up:  2:55pm 


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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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    Summer Boredom Busters

    Click the link below to

    participate in our summer

    activities.  There is also

    a Google Classroom where

    you can upload your



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