Events

Past Events

Taylor PTA General Meeting

Date: November 17, 2022

6:30 PM–7:30 PM, meeting location changed to Zoom: Music teacher Kayla Corley shares about the significance of the Taylor music program. All are invited attend but only PTA members can vote on agenda items.

Join the Zoom meeting. Meeting ID is 881 8895 7717 and passcode is 94030.

October 17 meeting minutes for your review.


Important Upcoming Dates:

11/30 & 12/7 Taylor PTA maker gathering for the MEF holiday boutique

12/7 - 12/10 MEF Eat Local with Mount Mike's Pizza

12/11 MEF Holiday Boutique

12/12 Taylor Teachers/ staff appreciation holiday lunch

12/14 Taylor Teachers/Staff cookies exchange

1/14 Taylor e-Waste fundraising for outdoor ed scholarship funds

1/28 Bulldog Pancake

Teacher and Staff Appreciation

Date: November 16, 2022

The Taylor PTA is coordinating pie donations to show appreciation to Taylor teachers and staff during this season of gratitude. Please sign up to donate a pie before noon Wednesday, November 16.

Volunteers Needed for Spooktacular Dance

Date: October 28, 2022

Taylor parents, we need your help for cleanup after tonight’s dance. Dance takes place in the auditorium from 6 PM–8 PM. Clean up after.

Mills High School Information Night for 8th Graders

Date: October 26, 2022

Takes place at 6:30 PM–8 PM in the Mills auditorium. Parents and their 8th graders are invited. Various Mills groups will be present. Mills students will lead campus tours.

other San Mateo high school information nights

The Habit Burger Grill Supports Millbrae Education Foundation

Date: October 26, 2022

Tonight is your last chance to order at Millbrae’s The Habit Burger Grill and support Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF). The Habit will donate 20% of sales October 24–26 to MEF. This only applies IN-PERSON AT THE CASHIER WITH THIS PICTURE. Online order or kiosk order doesn’t count!

If you attend tonight’s Mills Information Night, order from The Habit before you go.

Bulldog Bash

Date: October 20, 2022

We bring the free hot dogs. Celebrate your culture. Share an international dessert or condiment for the hot dogs. Activities for parents and students. All Taylor families should come. • Shea Center

Math, Puzzle, and Treat Challenge

Date: October 2022

Four weeks of October and one challenge per week. Students must also show on paper how they calculate the answers. Math department will give the winners a pizza party in H Hall during lunch period on Monday, November 14.

Week 4/Final challenge: 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
Week 3 challenge: 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade
Week 2 challenge:
7th grade 8th grade no 6th grade challenge due to Outdoor Education trip
Week 1 challenge: 6th grade 7th grade 8th grade

Week 4 Winners
Gold 🥇 Brandon Chu (7), Christina Chen (7), Eric Lim (7), Hannah Yeung (7), Isaac Bong (7), Luca Busracamwongs (7), Lucy Null (7), Mikayla Ho (7), Samuel Hwang (7), Soey Zeng (7), Suri Rastani (7), Iris Chou (6), Jocelyn Wu (6), Marvin Loong (6), Olivia Ma (6), Olivia N. (6), and anonymous
Silver 🥈 Jacqueline Chen (8), Aden Fang (7), Kristy Li (7), Aden Chen (7), Andreas K. Swenerton (7), Justeana Chan-Chen (7), Lucas Chang (7), Nathan Lee (7), Tyler Tanabe (7), Vincy Wong (7), Zeus Lipana (7), Zijun Wang (Johnson), and anonymous × 3
Bronze 🥉 Nathan Lau (7), Sophia Eng (7), Aarav Siddarth (6), Cameron Liu (6), Connor Lee (6), Jacob Mullins (6), and anonymous × 3

Week 3 Winners
Gold 🥇Ethan Chen (8), Brandon Chu (7), Christina Chen (7), Hannah Yeung (7), Kristy Li (7), Luca Busracamwongs (7), Lucy Null (7), McKayla Fabiana Ramos (7), Samuel Hwang (7), Soey Zeng (7), Alex (6), Andreas K. Swenerton (6), Iris Chou (6), Jacilyn Chen (6), Jocelyn Wu (6), Justeana Chan-Chen (6), Mable Kaufman (6), Maria Buena Gorriceta (6), Marvin Loong (6), Nathan Lee (6), Olivia Ma (6), Zeus Lipana (6), Zijun Wang (6), and anonymous × 2
Silver 🥈Antonio Gorriceta (8), Jacqueline Chen (8), Jingqi (Kiki) Liang (8), Lucca Silverstre De Souza (8), Tiffany Siu (8), Mikayla Ho (7), Suri Rastani (7), Aden Chen (6), Mateo (6), Vincy Wong (6), and anonymous × 2
Bronze 🥉 Darion Angelini (8), Lauren Dener (8), Aden Fang (7), Aidan Young (7), Nathan Lau (7), Aidan Li (6), Sydney Kerwick (6), and anonymous × 3

Week 2 Winners
Gold 🥇 Ellie Goldvekht (8), Nathaniel Fong (8), Tiffany Siu (8), Brandon Chu (7), Hannah Yeung (7), Isaac Bong (7), Luca Busracamwongs (7), Samuel H. (7), Soey Zeng (7), Suri Rastani (7), Olivia C. (6), and anonymous × 2
Silver 🥈 Ethan Chen (8), Jacqueline Chen (8), Aden F. (7), Austin Fang (7), Christina Chen (7), Max Voytovich (7), Mikayla Ho (7), and anonymous
Bronze 🥉 Sophia Eng (7), and anonymous × 2

Week 1 Winners
Gold 🥇 Ellie Goldvekht (8), Kyle Venook (8), Brandon Chu (7), Luca Busracamwongs (7), Marcus Lee (7), Andreas Swenerton (6), Emelyn Au (6), Marvin Loong (6), Olivia R. Casile (6), Olivia Ma (6), and anonymous × 2
Silver 🥈 Emily Anning (8), Eve Casile (8), Jacqueline Chen (8), Justin Evanchik (8), Nathaniel Fong (8), Aria Liang (7), Christina Chen (7), Hannah Yeung (7), Isaac Bong (7), Max Voytovich (7), Mikayla Ho (7), Soey Zeng (7), Sophia Eng (7), Aaron Deer (6), Aden Chen (6), Cameron Liu (6), Mateo Ortiz (6), Max Lee (6), Nathan Lee (6), Olivia Tram Nguyen (6), Vincy (6), Zuun Wang (6), and anonymous × 3
Bronze 🥉 Aden Fang (7), Aidan Young (7), Austin (7), Ekaterina (7), McKayla (7), Nathan Friis (7), Samuel J. Hwang (7), Tiffany Siu (7), and anonymous × 2


Contest to Get a Class Treat

Date: September 16, 2022

Three advisory classrooms, one for each grade level, with the most number of donations (not the amount) will get a treat.

Your $25 or higher donation helps get your student’s advisory classroom closer to getting the treat and funds projects to enrich student learning. Donate $250 or higher and get a free gift while supplies last.

If you have more than one Taylor student, your donation will be divided between them.

Donations between August 1 and October 7 qualify towards the contest.

The advisory classroom winners:
6th grade: Mr. Chen
7th grade: Ms. Nestor • 8th grade: Ms. Corley

Taylor PTA General Meeting

Date: September 15, 2022

You’re invited to the Taylor library 6:30 PM–7:30 PM. Math teacher Jonathan Lee presents various math programs and math competitions. Green Hills parents Lailah Morris and Samir Thadani speak about next year’s parcel tax to help fund Millbrae schools.

Parent Meeting about Outdoor Education

Date: September 14, 2022

Join the 7 PM parent meeting on Zoom to answer questions not found in the information and registration forms. Apply for financial aid.

Your 6th grader‘s first-period teacher handed out information and registration forms last week. This is the final school year 6th graders have the option of attending Outdoor Education. YMCA Camp Jones Gulch will host them on October 10–14. 225 spots available for 250 students so registration is first come, first served.

Registration deadline is September 30th.

Parent Meeting about Sojourn Trip

Date: September 8, 2022

If you missed this meeting, there will be another meeting in the future.

Thursday, September 1, 8th graders learned about the Sojourn Project where they have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C., Gettysburg, and Mt. Vernon on March 11–17, 2023. The 8th grade trip occurs March 11–17, 2023 and costs $3,700 ($1,000 deposit). Financial aid is available. The cost pays for airfare and bus transportation, meals and lodging, admission to museums and historical sites, entertainment, a nurse, chaperones, and the educators who teach the lessons.

The parent meeting is 6:30 PM–8:30 PM in the Taylor auditorium. Many of your questions about the trip will be answered.

Back-to-School Night

Date: August 25, 2022

5:40 PM–7 PM We will gather at the outdoor amphitheater for our welcome and introduction. Class presentations will begin on an abbreviated schedule beginning at 6 PM and going until 7 PM. We are hoping that parents can learn about their child’s teachers and classes. While we do not have time for this to be a conference, it is very helpful to put a name with a face and learn about the student’s schedules.

Pics from First Day of School

Date: August 18, 2022

Submit your first day of school photos for the yearbook! Upload your pictures or send them to yearbook@millbraetaylorpta.org

A yearbook is included with each $250 PTA donation.

8th Grade Promotion Event

8th Grade Virtual Ceremony

Date: June 10, 2021

8:45am-9:15am - 8th Grade Virtual Celebration - ALL parents and students are welcome to join this virtual celebration for our 8th grade students. The Zoom link for this event will be sent out the week of June 7.

Hello 8th grade families,

Here is the Zoom link for tomorrow's 8th grade virtual celebration, starting at 8:45 AM.

https://millbraesd-org.zoom.us/j/88065504455?pwd=WnZiRFl0cXdIS2VKdEZOZU43Njcwdz09

Distance Learning students will check-in with their 1st period teacher for attendance at 8:30. At 8:45 AM, they will use the link above to join the virtual celebration.

In-person students, will arrive at school at normal time and their 1st period teacher will join the Zoom and display it to the class.

Students should plan to attend 3rd and 5th period classes as normally scheduled after the event.

We are looking forward to celebrating our 8th graders!


8th Grade In-Person Promotion Walk

Date: June 11, 2021

Location: Taylor - Front of the school & Auditorium

Times: Families select their arrival time slot between 8:45am - 12:15pm (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44ACAA22A5F8C25-sample)

  • Each family needs to sign up for one arrival time.

  • Each student will be allowed to bring a max of 4 guests.

  • Guests will accompany their student into the auditorium where the student will perform the promotion walk across the auditorium stage as the student's name is read.

  • Families will remain physically distant in designated areas in front of the school before entering the auditorium.

  • Students will walk across the stage and have their name read. After the student's name has been read, they will proceed to a photo opportunity outside in front of Taylor and receive their goody bags.

  • After students have taken their photos, they will exit campus with their families ASAP as we will not be able to allow families to congregate on the Taylor campus.

  • All families will be required to follow health and safety protocols. Masks will be required for every individual on campus.

FREE COVID VACCINE Clinics

Wednesday, June 2 - Capuchino High School

Friday, June 4 - Hillsdale High School

Tuesday, June 8 - Mills High School

  • Clinics begin at 10am (while supplies last)

  • Register for an appointment at https://myturn.ca.gov or call 1-833-422-4255

  • All people 12+ in San Mateo County (if under 18 with parent consent)

  • All are welcome regardless of immigration status

  • Don't forget to bring proof of identity

  • Appointment encouraged, walk ups also welcome

Presented by Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF)

Millbrae FunRun

Join us by running (or walking) at your own pace in MEF’s first virtual FunRun! You choose the “where” and the “when”, anytime between May 17th and May 31st.

Your Time · Your Pace · Your Community

This event is open to everyone in the Millbrae community and beyond! All children and adults are encouraged to participate. Proceeds will benefit the MEF’s mission to provide a well-rounded, equitable education for all Millbrae students.

Each registration includes a commemorative t-shirt, medal, and delicious pancake breakfast prepared by the Millbrae Lions.

The MLC Silent Auction Site is NOW LIVE at https://tinyurl.com/MLCAuction2021 - MORE ITEMS COMING SOON!

Note: An account is needed to bid on an item. In the event you do not wish to create an account but would like to bid on an item, please contact me at 650-315-7060 and I can help place a bid and/or help you to set up an account.

Link to register for our live event on Saturday, 4/24/21: https://tinyurl.com/RegisterMLCAuction2021 - PLEASE REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT AND CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION

Dave & Buster's Power Cards for $25

December 16, 2019

Just in time for the holidays! Great as stocking stuffers!

Hurry now, deadline for orders is Monday, December 16th!

For more details, go to our Dave & Buster's page.

Taylor PTA Pancake Breakfast

December 3, 2019

Hi Bulldog Families,

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! As we enter into the holiday season of giving, we want to give you an update on the Taylor PTA Pancake Breakfast... we met the goal of raising $7,000 to fund grants for our Taylor teachers!! Teachers will be applying for grants to fund classroom needs such as supplies, equipment, projects, activities, etc. We are excited to be able to give and support our teachers!

A special thanks to our incredible sponsors... the MILLBRAE LIONS CLUB who generously donated and cooked up delicious pancakes and sausage while ONE MARTIAL ARTS generously donated scrumptious fresh fruit toppings!

A tremendous THANK YOU to our event co-chairs Kym Murray-Akins and Majida Alfakhouri and wonderful volunteers who contributed to making this event a big success! We'd also like to thank the following for donating to the event:

  • Bacchus Wine & Spirits

  • Bagel Street Cafe

  • Eggettes

  • Lefty's

  • Leonardo's Deli

  • Millbrae Lions Baseball

  • Millbrae Pancake House

  • Mr. Zabzdyr

  • Pape's Meats

  • Paris Baguette

  • Round Table Pizza

  • Safeway

  • San Francisco Giants

  • Shabu House

  • Subway

  • Target

  • Taylor 8th Grade Committee

  • Trader Joe's

  • Walgreens

We are incredibly grateful to have the support of our Taylor families and community partners. Thank you!

Warmly,

Vivian Chu and Tiffany Tisen

Taylor PTA Co-Presidents

Taylor PTA Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 9am - 12pm

Taylor Caroline Shea Center, 850 Taylor Blvd, Millbrae, CA 94030

Rise and shine, it's Pancakes Time!

Come join the Taylor community for our 2nd Annual PTA Pancake Breakfast. It will be a great morning spent with friends and community supporters. Millbrae Lions Club will generously provide delicious pancakes with One Martial Arts Millbrae providing toppings. Coffee and juice will also be served and new this year is a yogurt bar!

Similar to last year, there will be great themed raffle baskets and silent auction items such as Disneyland tickets. Proceeds from this event will support Teacher's Grants so help us achieve our $7,000 goal!

Tickets are now on sale. BONUS: With a minimum purchase of three tickets (or a donation of $30.00), your child will receive one Mile Pass for PE class.

$10/Person Pre-Sale (Early Bird Pricing extended to Wednesday, Nov 13!!)

$12/Person at the Door

JOIN US! For more details, see Pancake Breakfast.

(click on flyer image for pdf)

Taylor Middle School E-Waste & Kid Clothing Collection/Drop-Off

Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10am - 2pm

850 Taylor Blvd - Lower Parking Lot

FREE! NEVER A FEE!

DRIVE THRU - we do ALL the unloading

Pick up service limited to Millbrae, by request only

Contact: pkmatsuda@yahoo.com

Please click on the flyer for more details.

Taylor PTA thanks everyone for coming to the inaugural Bulldog Bash!!

It was a great way of catching up with friends, meeting Taylor staff, and learning about the different organizations on campus and in the community. We would especially like to thank the staff for supporting this event and Mr. Zabzdyr for sacrificing himself to be drenched for a good cause!

Congratulations to our Taylor PTA Raffle Winners! Valerie Blasi won the pair of Disneyland tickets and Phuong Kwan won the Gift Card Basket!

Help us reach our $50,000 goal!

We have raised approximately $26,000 to date, what a great start to the new school year!! It isn't too late to donate, we need YOUR donations to reach our $50,000 goal!! Donate (https://www.millbraetaylorpta.org/membership) by Back-to-School Night Wednesday, 9/4 and receive an exclusive gift while supplies last. Just stop by the Taylor PTA table at Back-to-School Night to pick up your Taylor Middle School 3-in-1 pen.

Please take a look at the informational flyer that shows why your financial support is so important to our goals, as well as how PTA and MEF funding is allocated.

Thank you for all your support of Taylor! See you at Back-to-School Night!

Vivian Chu and Tiffany Tisen, Taylor PTA Co-Presidents

Bulldog Bash

Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2019

Taylor Middle School is having their first Bulldog Bash on Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2019 11am-2pm! Please mark your calendars! We will have multiple informational tables for PTA, clubs, community members, etc. There will be raffles and some giveaways as well for families who attend this event. There will also be music, food trucks, dessert potluck and a chance to dunk Mr. Z!

We are seeking any unused gift cards you may have at home for a gift card basket for one of the raffles. Please let me know if you have any you would like to donate.

Help us spread the word about this event!