"Our standard is excellence"

 

Our Scholastic Book Fair is a reading event that provides the books kids want to read. It's a wonderful selection of engaging and affordable books for every reading level. Reading for pleasure inside and outside of school has real and long-lasting benefits. We have a goal of selling 777 books which represents over 139,860 minutes to be read. It unlocks the power of informantion and imagination and helps children discover who they are Please make plans to come to our Book Fair and be involved in shaping your child's reading habits. Remember, all purchases benefit our school. 
See you at the Book Fair!

Mrs. Cline

Online Book Fair is available from 11/25 - 12/6

Book Fair is open in the Library 11/29 - 12/5

Also, Book Fair is open late Wednesday, 11/30 and Thursday, 12/1 during conferences. Make a purchase during this time to have your name put into a drawing for prizes which include some yummy coupons from the Chapatwala Family McDonald's Restaurant!

 Welcome to the 2016-1017 school year! 

McDowell serves over 340 students in grades K-5.  Thank you for choosing McDowell as the building block of your child’s education. I am proud to say that we have a wonderful, highly qualified staff.  They take great care in providing a balanced curriculum, which incorporates the academic, social, and emotional well-being of each student.  You have begun a great partnership between home and school that allows your student to grow and develop as a learner. 

McDowell has a full time reading specialist who works both in classrooms and with small groups of students to enhance literacy skills.  

Discipline at McDowell is proactive.  All classrooms participate in the PBS-Positive Behavior Support grant through Wayne RESA.  The proactive approach to behavior involves expectations in the classroom as well as throughout the building to Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Respectful.  Every day is a fresh start where students are provided opportunities to make good choices and follow expectations. 

Families have opportunities to volunteer in the classroom based on teacher need and chaperone field trips.  If you are interested, you may fill out a request to volunteer in the main office. Please consider joining the PTA which works to provide materials and special activities for students.

You are your child’s most valuable resource.  I look forward to partnering with you to advance your child’s learning.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  

Sincerely,
Ms. Borg

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Very Important Survey....

Could you please take a minute to fill out the survey that applies to your part of the Taylor School Family?

Parent

http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/7801847

Staff

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K-2 Student

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3-5 Student

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News & Announcements

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champions

We are excited to provide our famlies with the best before and after care program for the 2016-17 school year.  We are also here for no school days, early release days, and inclememnt weather days.
Speaking of no school days have you started thinking about Winter break? We have, which is why we would like to let you know that we are currently enrolling for our full day winter break program. Taylor Champions  families are able to bring students to Wayne-Westland site for break programs. For pricing information please visit www.discoverchampions.com

 

Calendar

Last Month December 2016 Next Month
S M T W T F S
        1
Dec 1
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

Elementary (K-5) Parent Conference in PM & Evening - No School in PM for Grades K-5
District Calendar
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Book Fair Purchasing during school and conferences
Library
McDowell Calendar

Scholastic's great selection of books at our school to purchase.

2
Dec 2
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

McDowell Spirit Day
McDowell Calendar

Wear your favorite team colors.

No School in Pm for Grades k-5
District Calendar
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Book Fair
Library
McDowell Calendar
3
Dec 3
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

4
Dec 4
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

5
Dec 5
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Book Fair Makeup Morning
Library
McDowell Calendar
6
Dec 6
Online Book Fair
Online
McDowell Calendar

http://www.scholastic.com/bf/berniecemcdowellelemsch00l2

Use this link to shop our online fair. Our goal is to sell 777 books which means 139,860 reading minutes!!!

7 8 9 10
11 12
Dec 12
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
School Board Regular Meeting
District Calendar
13 14 15 16 17
18 19
Dec 19
McDowell Santa's Secret Shop
Library
McDowell Calendar
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
School Board Meeting-Committee of the Whole
District Calendar
20
Dec 20
McDowell Santa's Secret Shop
Library
McDowell Calendar
21
Dec 21
McDowell Santa's Secret Shop
Library
McDowell Calendar
22 23
Dec 23
School Closes at Regular Time - Holiday Break Begins at Dismissal
District Calendar
24
Dec 24
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
25
Dec 25
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
26
Dec 26
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
27
Dec 27
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
28
Dec 28
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
29
Dec 29
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
30
Dec 30
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar
31
Dec 31
Holiday Break - No School
District Calendar

Month of December - Hand Sanitizer and Kleenex Drive
 Please bring in!!! 

December 1 - Scholastic Book Fair Open in morning and Teacher Conferences  - No School in the PM
December 2
- Scholastic Book Fair  - No School in the PM, Spirit Day - Wear favorite sports team colors
December 5 - Scholastic Book Fair Make-up morning/ Pack-up afternoon
December 16 - 
Student of the Week Assembly 2:30pm
December 26 to January 6 - Holiday Break - No School

January 10 Lockdown Drill
January 16 No school
January 20 Student of the week
January 27 PTA meeting 9:30am