Taylor Parks Elementary School 2016/2017
Taylor Parks Elementary School serves approximately 475 students ranging from Kindergarten through the 5th Grade. We are a two-story building which houses 19 general education classroom, 3 special education self-contained classroom, 2 learning resource rooms, a computer lab, library, music room and gym. All of our teachers are highly qualified and in compliance with the No Child Left Behind mandates. Other staff members include a speech and language teacher, hearing impaired teacher, bilingual teacher, a special education social worker, psychologist, student support consultant, and literacy lab facilitator.
We are very fortunate to have the support services of approximately 20 other staff, including a secretary, a half-time secretary, academic teacher assistants, special education aides, library aide, school nurse, cooks, maintenance, and several lay personnel. All members of our staff work together to make Taylor Parks a safe and active learning community for our families.
PREVENT SUMMER SLIDE.
Summer Reading Facts
The benefits of summer reading are clear. National research from Dominican University finds that students who participate in public library summer reading programs scored higher on reading achievement tests at the beginning of the next school year than those who did not participate.
Parents of children enrolled in the public library summer reading program reported that their children spent more time reading over the summer, read more books, were well prepared for school in the fall, and read more confidently.
Young people experience learning losses when they don’t engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Libraries are part of the solution.
To succeed in school and life, children and young adults need ongoing opportunities to learn and practice essential skills. Summer Reading Club reminds kids that reading is for fun—as well as for learning.
There’s so much to see, so much to do at your library! There’s no better place to take your kids. The library is a place to learn, read, and have fun…a place the whole family can enjoy. In fact, more than 82 million children attend library programs every year.
Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifetime learning.
The amount of time children spend reading outside of school is linked to gains in reading achievement. Numerous studies show that access to books and magazines is directly related to higher reading achievement.
Source: Dominican University IMLS-funded research: Public Library
Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap