Past Events

Update: Accelerated Math Committee

Date: November 30, 2023

The Math Committee met on November 9 to discuss our current math pathway. Our takeaways from the meeting included:

This committee will meet again in late January. The Taylor Math Committee that includes Taylor administration, teachers, and district staff will meet to review the recommendations and discuss available options for our math pathways. Whether changes to our math pathways occur or not, we will communicate our progres to you and post our math pathway to our website.

I want to thank you for your voice in this matter and we look forward to a clear process and increased opportunity for our students.

Date: November 27, 2023

You may not be able to get into Millbrae Recreation Center’s parking lot in the morning or afternoon.

Thanksgiving Break

Date: November 17, 2023

No school November 20–24.

COVID Test Kits

Date: November 17, 2023

Your student brought home one box of two tests, allowing for an extra test if additional symptoms develop prior to school resuming on Monday, November 27. San Mateo County Office of Education recommends testing your student if there are COVID symptoms (runny/stuffy nose, cough, fever, headache, body aches, stomach ache).

All tests being distributed have expirations in November 2023, either the 1st or the 30th. They all have FDA-approved extensions through November of 2024.

Beginning in September 2023, each US household may get four tests for free.

Parent Meeting #2 for Sojourn Project

Date: November 15, 2023

6:30 PM–8 PM, auditorium, students will register for college units, receive their book, and receive study guide questions. The second payment of $1,000 is also due. 

Students applying for Financial Aid/Scholarship, the online form is due BEFORE the meeting. We will not accept paperwork at the meeting.

Students who are still fundraising may turn in existing donations.

It is not too late to join! If you are still interested, please join this meeting and fill out the enrollment form.

Thanksgiving Pie Donation

Date: November 15, 2023

Taylor PTA is coordinating pie donations to show appreciation to Taylor teachers and staff during this season of gratitude.

Thank you! Words cannot express how much your donation means to us and to our school. We are so grateful for your partnership in making this season special for our teachers and staff. Happy Season of Giving!

Please include an ingredients list for potential allergies. Send questions to Lorena Ortega or Grace Ng at

Taylor Robotics Club

Date: November 14, 2023

3:10 PM–5:45 PM, Room B5: Mills High School’s Boba Bots club will teach Taylor students how to build and program a LEGO robot. All students welcome! Volunteer opportunity.

MEF Holiday Boutique

Date: November 10, 2023

December 9, Millbrae Recreation Center: MEF will host it’s annual Holiday Boutique. If you’re interested in signing up to sell your artisan crafts, foods, or goods at our event, apply by November 19th.

Veteran’s Day

Date: November 10, 2023

No school.

Notes from School Nurse

Date: November 10, 2023

With runny noses, coughs, and fevers increasing, here’s the California Department of Public Health guidelines for students recovering from sickness.

While masking is not required, we ask that you consider sending your child to school wearing a mask when there is a runny nose or more than an occasional cough. Thank you!

Vomiting: Stay home if vomiting has occurred two or more times in 24 hours.

Return when vomiting has ended overnight, and your child is able to hold down liquids and food. Recommend frequent handwashing.

Cold/Cough: May include runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing, congestion, body aches, and/or cough, typically lasting up to 7–10 days.

May attend school or child care unless the child has one of the following:

Fever: An oral (under the tongue), temporal (forehead), rectal, or axillary (underarm) temperature above 100.4°F (38°C). Axillary (underarm) measurements should be used only if other options are not available. Follow instructions for the specific thermometer, including directions for use, cleaning and covers (if applicable). If a temperature is close to 100.4°F, repeat to confirm the result.

It is ONLY recommended to take a child’s temperature if the child seems ill, feels hot, or has other symptoms or signs of illness. Checking the temperature of a child or group of children to allow entry (also known as screening) is NOT recommended in school or childcare settings.

Unless otherwise directed by a healthcare provider, a child with another symptom or sign of illness who also has a fever should NOT attend school or child care.

Return when both occur:

Coffee with the Principal

Date: November 9, 2023

Please join us 8:45 AM in the Taylor auditorium to share concerns and hear updates of the happenings on campus.

Taylor Hoodie & Sweatpants

Date: November 7, 2023

Pick up your order from H2 during lunch time.

Who Wants Treats in Class

Date: October 31, 2023

The SEL class with the highest percentage of students donating gets a treat in class. Contest ends October 31.

Donate $25 or more to participate and get a free gift (while supplies last). Donations made since the beginning of this school year also count. Donate $250 or more and get a yearbook.

November 13: The winning classes get ice cream or pizza:
6th grade: (45%) Ms. Lendaris and (45%) Mr. Milch
7th grade: (31%) Ms. Fiore
8th grade: (33%) Mr. Rodinsky

Halloween Costumes

Date: October 31, 2023

Students may wear their costumes to school.


Glow-In-The-Dark Dance

Date: October 27, 2023

6 PM–8 PM, auditorium: Taylor Middle School PTA and Leadership host the first dance of this school year. Volunteers will serve pizza for dinner.

Eat Local at Mountain Mike's Pizza

Date: October 27, 2023

Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) invites you to participate in Eat & Shop Local program that aims to support our local restaurants, shops, and businesses and contribute to MEF fundraising efforts at the same time!

Ends October 27, visit Mountain Mike’s Pizza to help MEF and Taylor. When ordering by phone, mention “MEF Fundraiser” during payment; when ordering online put “MEF Fundraiser” in Special Instructions. Orders cannot be used with any other special offers. Delivery orders require a minimum of $35.

MEF uses their funds to support Taylor and all Millbrae elementary schools.

From Principal Zlatunich

Date: October 27, 2023

Our students are at an age where many participate in social media activity. With that being said, they are likely seeing graphic and disturbing images of the horrific events occurring around the world. Conversations can be challenging, but they are necessary. Here are links to help you:

Flu and COVID Clinic

Date: October 24, 2023

Until November 19: Peninsula Special Interest Lions Clubs (PSILC) will hold their Annual Fall weekend Flu Clinic, in addition to their regular daily vaccine clinics. COVID vaccination will be offered if available at appointment time. English info and informacion en español

Notes from School Nurse

Date: October 16, 2023

Students may use sunscreen and lip balm and keep them in their backpacks without a healthcare provider’s order.

All prescription medications, over-the-counter medications (including cough drops), and home remedies (including herbal treatments) require Parent/Physician Authorization to Administer or Parent/Physician Authorization Self-Administration form.

When you’re contacted to pick up a student who is ill or injured, either you or a member on your Emergency Contact List get to Taylor within 30 minutes.  While we recognize it isn’t possible for parents to arrive within 30 minutes, we ask that you find a trusted friend, neighbor, or family member to be on your Emergency Contact List so they can be at Taylor within 30 minutes if necessary.

Superintendent Search

Date: October 12, 2023

6 PM, Millbrae School District will host an open forum in the auditorium. Millbrae School District is conducting a search for our new Superintendent through the assistance of Leadership Associates. Hear about the search process and give your opinion.

If you cannot attend in-person, attend online via Zoom.

Pastries with Principals

Date: October 12, 2023

5 PM–6 PM, auditorium: Principal Zlatunich, Assistant Principal Nichols, and Assistant Principal Romer will speak about Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) and Restorative Practices. Taylor PTA will provide refreshments.

Taylor Hoodie & Sweatpants

Date: October 10, 2023

Order deadline already passed. Here’s a chance for your student to show their Bulldog spirit by purchasing the clothing.

No School Today

Date: October 9, 2023

Columbus Day holiday.

Accelerated Math Committee

Date: October 2, 2023

Taylor Middle School is forming a committee to discuss Accelerated Math program for 7th and 8th grades. The committee will gather perspectives from Taylor teachers, high school teachers, parents and administrators to ensure that the program best serves our students.

One Taylor parent/guardian from each grade will be selected at random to join the committee. The committee will convene four times between October 2023 and March 2024 to recommend their findings. Meetings will be held at Taylor from 4:30 PM5:30 PM.

October 5 Update: The three parents randomly selected to the committee have given permission to be contacted by Taylor parents with questions/concerns for the first meeting on October 19.
6th grade representative Ken Hong,
7th grade representative Allen Kogan,
8th grade representative Daisy Wong,

Picture Day Retake

Date: September 29, 2023

Students who missed the August Picture Day may get their picture taken. Students who want to have their picture retaken, bring back the original photo packet.

Order pictures with picture day ID evt9dr7zj. Volunteers wanted.

General PTA Meeting

Date: September 28, 2023

7 PM, room B2 B5: meet this year’s PTA board and hear about upcoming PTA plans. You must be a PTA member to vote.

7:00 PM Confirm quorum; call to order
7:05 PM Approve previous meeting minutes
7:10 PM Introduction of 20232024 Board members
7:25 PM 2023/2024 PTA Budget Approval
7:35 PM Financial Report, Release of Funds
7:40 PM Membership Update
7:45 PM Principals Report
7:50 PM Teachers Update
7:55 PM Updates or Announcements
8:00 PM MEF Update
8:05 PM Adjourn

2024 Sojourn Trip for 8th Graders

Date: September 27, 2023

6:30 PM, auditorium: the parents meeting will answer questions about this trip. There will be additional parent meetings.

8th graders learned last week about the Sojourn Project where they have the opportunity to visit to Washington D.C., Gettysburg, and Mt. Vernon in March 2024.

MEF Coffee and Donuts

Date: September 27, 2023

Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) will serve coffee and donuts in front of school. Drop off your student and stop by. Volunteers wanted.

Taylor Robotics Club

Date: September 25, 2023

Starts later this month after school on Tuesdays. Mills High School’s Boba Bots club will teach Taylor students how to build and program a LEGO robot. Sign up.

Welcome Back International Potluck

Date: September 22, 2023

5 PM–7 PM, amphitheater. This event is for all Taylor families.

Student Safety at Drop Off & Pickup

Date: September 14, 2023

Students continue to get into close calls in front of school because they don’t use the cross walks. The designated drop off and pickup zones:

Safety is top priority:

Cultivating Teen Well-Being

Date: September 12, 2023

4 PM–5 PM on Zoom. Learn about the far-reaching consequences of sleep deprivation, the impact of media use on sleep and mental health, and concrete strategies to help your teen get the rest they so desperately need. Learn more.

For additional parental tools, view this website’s Student Internet Safety.

Principal’s Coffee

September 8, 2023

Auditorium: join the principals to catch up on current school events and provide feedback.

MEF Ice Cream Social

Date: September 6, 2023

5:30 PM–7:30 PM, Shea Center: Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) wants families to enjoy free IT’S-IT ice cream sandwiches while checking out the STEAM activities.

School-Funding Form

Date: September 5, 2023

Without your help, our Millbrae schools could lose $1,643 to $1,785 per student in funding. Millbrae School District asks all Taylor/Green Hills/Lomita Park/Meadows/Spring Valley families complete an Educational Benefit Form.

The California Department of Education (CDE) funds school districts using a system called the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). Significant additional funding is allocated to school districts that have students who meet certain criteria, including being designated as low income. To receive these additional funds our district must be able to identify if your child meets the above criteria. These funds will be used to provide additional support to our schools for things such as promoting safer schools, offering students increased opportunities to be college and career ready, enhanced student and family wellness, additional academic support as well as increased parent training opportunities. Learn more.

Labor Day Holiday

Date: September 4, 2023

No school.

Welcome Back Lunch

Date: August 29, 2023

Taylor PTA caters lunch for Taylor staff. We invite parents to donate drinks and desserts.

Friday Early Dismissal

Date: August 25, 2023

School ends at 12:15 PM. Starting next week, Friday classes end at the normal time of 3 PM.

Back-to-School Night

Date: August 24, 2023

5:30 PM meet at the outdoor amphitheater then parents follow their students for a classroom tour. Event is only for parents. Ask your student for their schedule so you know which classrooms to visit.

Picture Day

Date: August 22, 2023

Order pictures with picture day ID evtktsfdr.

Free Meals for Taylor Students

Date: August 17, 2023

Taylor breakfast and lunches are no cost to all students and no application needed. If you are low-income, please fill out a meal application as this helps Taylor get money from the California Department of Education.

First Day of School Pictures

Date: August 17, 2023

Submit them for the yearbook! Upload your pictures or send them to

A yearbook is included with each $250 PTA donation.

COVID Test before Start of School

Date: August 16, 2023

Test your student before the first day of school. If the result is positive then email Ms. Evans ( and Nurse Goh (

7th Grader Requirement

Date: August 16, 2023

In order for 7th Graders to receive their class schedule, they need to provide verification they received the tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis vaccine booster (Tdap). If you received an email from Pam Evans, then Taylor needs verification. In accordance with the California Dept. of Public Health, Taylor requires your student receive the booster prior to enrollment into 7th grade. If you would like more information.

If you want a medical exemption, contact your health provider. They will generate the exemption and provide you with a paper copy. These are the steps.

Spring 2023 CAASPP Scores Posted

Date: August 16, 2023

CAASPP (CAlifornia Assessment of Student Performance and Progress) test scores are posted on ParentVUE under State Tests.