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Hello Bayard Taylor Families,

I hope this letter finds you well and that you had a great summer. I wanted to welcome you back to a very exciting year at school, and to give a very warm welcome to all of our new students and their families. Taylor Elementary is fortunate to have the best teachers and staff in the city, and we are so happy to be able to work with your child this year.

At Taylor, our priority is to ensure that your child is growing in all ways, including academically, socially and emotionally. Our team works extremely hard to meet the needs of each individual child, and to create a culture where all students feel safe, welcome and excited to learn. We count on you to be our partners in this, and hope that you will communicate with your child’s teacher on a regular basis.

I also wanted to let you know about a few other important things, including what is new this year.

  • This year we welcome our new Assistant Principal, Ms. Claire Charles. We are vey excited to have her and I know you will join me in welcoming her to the Taylor community.
  • New Library – After being closed for several years, the Taylor library is now open. Ms. Gladys Navarro-Berrios, former bi-lingual teacher, is now our librarian, and all students will get to visit the library on a weekly basis.
  • Spanish Instruction – We are also very excited to be able to offer Spanish Language and Culture classes. Ms. Maria Santiago will serve as our new Spanish teacher, and all students will receive Spanish instruction

Our Mission

Through rigorous and intentional instruction, in all academic areas and in developing social and emotional skills, we will prepare our children to be life-long learners and productive, kind and thoughtful citizens in our community.