O.C. Taylor Life

  • Gear up for Back to School!
    Back To School Tools  
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  •  Cindy Davis, Teacher of the Year
    Teacher of the Year  
    Five Year Service Pin - Sara Bahou, Ashley Read and Andria Mraz
    Five Year Service Pins  
    Ten Year Service Pin - Laree Archer
    10 Year  
    Fifteen Year Service Pin - Cindy Davis, Corey Kowalewski and Kathy Griffin
    15 Year Service Pins  
    Twenty-Five Year Service Pin - Leslie Cave
    25 Years  
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  • Education Foundation
     Congratulations to
    Amy Montemayor and Tiffani Griffard
    for winning a grant from the
    Grapevine Colleyville Education Foundation.
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  • Kinder
    Kindergarten Art Show
    May 1, 2015 
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  • Tyson Earth Day
    Earth Day - Hat Day  
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    Earth Week Earth Week
    Showing Earth Day spirit by wearing blue! 
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  • Way to go Tigers!!  

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    By turning in your Box Tops you helped us raise $329.00 in the month of March!



    The winning class in each grade level for the ice cream party are....


    Kindergarten - Ms. Richardson

    1st Grade - Ms. Griffard

    2nd Grade - Mrs. Archer

    3rd Grade - Ms. Knudson

    4th Grade - Ms. Osborn

    5th Grade - Mrs. Weston


    Keep collecting those Box Tops. 

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  • Dental Health Month
     February is DENTAL HEALTH MONTH and we want to thank Dr. Schroeder Orthodontics, our Corporate Sponsor, and his staff for spending the day at O.C. Taylor to educate our students on dental health.  They have been generous and provided dental supplies for the students.  
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  • Teacher of the Year
    Congratulations to Cindy Davis
    Teacher of the Year
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  • Para of the Year
    Congratulations to Heather Tyson
    Paraprofessional of the Year
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  • Vencill
     Congratulations to Beth Vencill being awarded
    The Dr. Thompson Exemplary Achievement
     in Education Award
    at the Education Foundation Luncheon
    on February 17, 2015.
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                   Griffard Grant                Grant Winners
     Congratulations to Tiffani Griffard and Amy Henderson
    on receiving a Schroeder Orthodontics Grant
    at the Education Foundation Luncheon on February 17, 2015
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    Game On
     Game On with these amazing teachers and our Tigers!!!
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  • The 5th Grade Spelling Bee was held on Wednesday, January 21st.  
    Twenty-one students competed 
    Congratulations to Alex Decross, First Place
    Lindsay Neil, Runner Up 
    Spelling Bee Spelling Bee
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    The amazing Kathy Griffin sharing information on the ASPIRE program with Kindergarten parents on Tuesday, January 13. #theoctway
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  • Geography Bee
    December 16 
    Geography Contestants   

    The top 10 scoring 4th and 5th graders from the

    Ge​​ography Bee pretest in November
    competed at the geography bee yesterday.  

    Geography Bee participants:

    Jeremiah Lastinger

    Carson Dutton

    Emma Tyrone

    Gage Wallace

    Justine Pfeiffer

    Christian Mikalauskas

    Joshua Bender

    Suri Reddy

    Kyra Rinon

    Annie Mueller 

    Geo Winner  
     Geography bee winner was - Jeremiah Lastinger
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  •  Can you play find the Tiger Alumni...
    Band and Choir  
    Band and Choir  
     Band and Choir
    Band and Choir
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    Former NFL Player Speaks to O.C. Taylor Elementary

    Keith Davis, a former NFL player for the New York Giants, spoke to students at O.C. Taylor Elementary about making good choices in life.  Check out the O.C. Taylor Facebook page for more photos! 
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  • Garden Club Winners
     Grapevine Garden Club
    Kids Art Club Winners: 
    - 2nd Place
    - Honorable Mention 
    The artwork was displayed in the Grapevine Public Library. 
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  • Veterans Day
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  • Spring Creek
    The winners for the best attendance at Spring Creek BBQ on October 21st are:
    Mrs. Burns' 2nd Grade Class
    Mrs. Davis' 2nd Grade Class
    Ms. Pettit's 3rd Grade Class
    Mrs. Rutter's 4th Grade Class
    Congratulations and thank you to everyone who came and celebrated O.C. Taylor Spirit Night
    at Spring Creek BBQ! 
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  • Kids lovin' hearing Mr. Kinney read "The Pigeon Finds A Hot Dog"
    Mr. Kinney 1st Grade  Mr. Kinney 1st Grade
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    The O.C. Taylor Library was filled with our very own storybook pumpkin patch.  Students decorated their pumpkin with their favorite storybook characters!  Check out the O.C. Taylor Facebook page for more photos!
    Pumpkin Patch  Pumpkin Patch
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    Second graders participating in Red Ribbon Week activities!
    Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon Red Ribbon  
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  • Box Tops


    Way to go Tigers!!  

     By turning in your Box Tops you helped us raise $831.80 in the month of October! 

    The winning class in each grade level is...(drum roll, please)...


    Kindergarten - Ms. Bahou

    1st Grade - Ms. Welch

    2nd Grade - Mrs. Archer

    3rd Grade - Ms. Henderson

    4th Grade - Ms. Brewton

    5th Grade - Mrs. Walls


    Keep collecting those Box Tops, we will have another contest in the spring. 

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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.
    Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat  Tip Your Hat Tip Your Hat
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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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Latest News


    New Student Registration and Residency Verification
    August 4, 2015 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    August 5, 2015 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
    New students:   Complete online registration information on INFOSNAP, at www.gcisd.k12.org
    (you will receive a submission confirmation).  
    Bring Completion Submission, *Proof of Residency, Birth Certificate, Current Shot Records and Social Security Card to the school office.  
    *Proof of Residency: 1 each of the following
    a. Deed, Lease, Rental Agreement or Current Property Tax Statement (These are usually blue).  
    b. Current Utility Bill (NOT a phone bill).  
    Please feel free to call the school office with any questions.  817-305-4870
    The office will be closed until August 3, 2015.
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    Please click on the link below for the summer reading lists
    for students entering 6th grade next year (2015-2016)
    and information about summer reading
                                        counting towards the 25 book challenge for next year. 
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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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  • 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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Elementary Announcements

  • Parents as a reminder, if your student has any medication in the nurses office it needs to be picked up on or before June 4th. Any medication left after June 4th will be discarded.
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  • Kindergarten Registration
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  • Restorative Practices Survey
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