Newsletter for the Taylor Prairie School Community
June 3, 2019

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for allowing us to work with your children this this school year.  We loved watching them grow and learn new skills.  It's amazing how fast time flies; with a blink of an eye, another year is over.  We hope you have a fun filled summer finding time to enjoy nature, learning and exploring, reading, and being together as a family.

During our Spring Sing, I announced Mrs. Hallock's retirement.  She has been an integral person at Taylor Prairie School for the past 14 years.  Prior to coming to Taylor Prairie, Kim worked at the district office in the Curriculum & Instruction Department.  The past 20 years, she has dedicated her time and talents in every position she has held.  We'll definitely miss Mrs. Hallock's wit, laughter, attention to detail, and her ability to connect with students and staff.  Please join me in wishing Kim the best in her new chapter.

Have a wonderful summer.  Hope to see many students at summer school!

Connie Haessly, Principal
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Calendar/Important Dates

Please check all upcoming events by clicking on this Calendar Icon.  Bookmark the page for future reference!


CHECK YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK!   Your child will bring home important enrollment information for the 2019-2020 school year.  Also, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students will bring home their MAP and DIBELS scores.  Attendance will appear on report cards, when posted.

5/31 :   ALL Library books are due
6/5:    Transportation forms are due
6/7:    Medications need to be picked up as they will be tossed by June 10.  Meds are                 not t ransferred to summer school.
6/10:  Lost & Found items will be donated
6/10:  Report cards posted in Infinite Campus in the PM
6/15:  PTO Supply orders are due on-line:
6/30:  Last day to print report cards from the portal  (directions here)
6/26-7/29: Taylor Prairie Main Office Closed
8/15:  Student packet pickup 2-5:30
8/22:  Kindergarten playgroup on the TP playground from 4:30-6
8/26:  4K Welcome Picnic 11-1, Taylor Prairie
8/28:  Back to School Night 3-5:30 (2 session times)
9/3:    First day of school for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
9/3:    First day of school for half of 4K class
9/4:    First day of school for other half of 4K class
9/5:    All students will attend school
Annual On-Line Registration of Currently Enrolled Students
Watch for information coming in June regarding:  
Monona Grove School District  2019-2020 Annual On-Line Registration  for:  Currently Enrolled Students

This registration is required in order to verify and update information currently in our Infinite Campus system.

It's not goodbye.... Kim Hallock, Office Lady

Just a quick little note, as I shuffle off into retirement.  Thank you all for sharing your children with me.  Through the 14 years I've been at Taylor Prairie, and if I did the math correctly, I've met 2,234 children. 

Parents, I hope you realize how fortunate you are to have the dedicated staff of Taylor Prairie teaching and caring for your children.  I will miss you all, but plan to substitute in the school offices, so I may run into you again!


1st Day School Supplies:  PTO is excited to announce our new partnership with 1st Day School Supplies! We have coordinated with Taylor Prairie and Cottage Grove Schools to be sure that the kits match the 2019-2020 school supply list for each grade.  Please note that a specific teacher may request some additional supplies.

If you want to have a stress-free school supply shopping  experience, click here.  You can also add accessory items like rest mats (kindergarten) and backpacks/lunchboxes. Orders are due June 15.  Place your orders now, and sit back this summer when your friends are out at the big box stores fighting for the right folders and binders.

Hiring Substitutes!  
Make a difference in our classrooms!  Work as a substitute teacher, instructional assistant, health room or a clerical position!  You can apply on line at  Or contact the Recruiting Department at 800-713-4439.

-Flexible schedule - work as much or as little as you'd like!
-Weekly pay - get paid every Friday for the previous week
-Bonus opportunities
-Competitive pay

Pass onto your family and friends!
Monona Public Library 
Explore the universe, travel around the world, through space, or dive to the bottom of some really great books. You will discover a new adventure with each visit to the Monona Public Library!

Preventing the "summer slide" continues to be the main objective of the summer reading program. For many families with elementary-aged children, the public library is the only community space available during the summer months where they can access free educational and cultural enrichment activities and programs.
The benefits of summer reading programming for children:
  • Children are motivated to read.
  • Children develop positive attitudes about reading, books, and the library.
  • Children maintain their reading skills during summer vacation.
  • Children have access to experiences that further their sense of discovery.
  • Children have access to experiences through which they can learn to work cooperatively.
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