Past Events

Final General PTA Meeting

Date: May 22, 2024

7:30 PM on Zoom: only Taylor PTA members may vote, so join Taylor PTA.

Agenda:

Volunteer Appreciation

Date: May 22, 2024

Have you volunteered for activities to support Taylor? Please join us at 8 AM, auditorium for coffee and pastries.

Thank you, volunteers for your contribution of time and Debbie Ruelas for coordinating all volunteer requests! The picture is from the volunteer appreciation.

Final Principal’s Coffee

Date: May 17, 2024

8:45 AM, check-in at the office before heading to room B5 teacher’s lounge (LVN on the map). Catch up on current happenings at Taylor, provide feedback, and learn about end-of-year activities.

Sojourn Project Info Night

Date: May 16, 2024

6:30 PM–8 PM, auditorium: learn about this fantastic opportunity for your 7th grader to visit Washington, D.C. November 9–15, 2024. The trip costs $4300 for students and adults.

If you missed the first meeting on May 16, you can still enroll your student or yourself. Next parents meeting is 6 PM, August 29 (first day of Taylor is August 15), auditorium

Please send your questions to Taylor teacher and trip liason Ms. Richardson ( krichardson@millbraesd.org ).

Science Fair Club Cancelled

Date: May 15, 2024

Dr. Denisova is sick.

Volunteer Opportunity

Date: May 14, 2024

Get bubble tea for students of the month. A parent has already volunteered for this.

Bike Rodeo

Date: May 11, 2024

10 AM—3 PM, Taylor blacktop:

Staff Appreciation Week

Date: May 6–10, 2024

Taylor PTA would like to thank staff and teachers for their hard work and dedication throughout the year. If you would like to contribute, sign up.

Here's the appreciation treats:
Monday: breakfast (picture #1, #2, #3)
Tuesday: kebabs and pasta brunch (picture #1)
Wednesday: parfait treat (picture #1, #2)
Thursday: surprise charcuterie (picture #1, #2, #3), surprise Lai Lai Restaurant food (picture #1, #2), and pizza (picture #1, #2)
Friday: ice cream (picture #1, #2)

Students can also join in. Here’s some suggestions:
Monday: give a flower or plant
Tuesday: give a gift or gift card to teachers
Wednesday: give a thank-you note
Thursday: give a fruit or snack
Friday: give a gift or gift card to staff

Orchid Leis for Graduation

Date: May 10, 2024

Celebrate grads by gifting them a beautiful $20 orchid lei! This fundraiser is hosted by the 7th grade class. Parents have bought all 100 leis.

Pick up date is May 29 (graduation is May 31).

Friday 12:15 PM Dismissal

Date: May 10, 2024

Today’s Minimum Day is only for Taylor.

Elective Selection for 2024—25 

Date: May 10, 2024

Last week, elective forms were sent out to students and families. Please discuss the elective selection with your child. Space is limited in our year long courses and a complete application is required for consideration. Students can find applications in the office. Forms are due May 10.

Taylor Open House

Date: May 9, 2024

6 PM: celebrate your students accomplishments. Visit classrooms and talk to teachers. Stop by the auditorium to hear Ms. Amanda lead the orchestra from 6 PM6:30 PM and band from 6:30 PM7 PM.

CAASPP Testing

Date: May 2, 2024

Students in grades 6–8 will participate in state testing April 29–May 2. School hours will remain the same, but we will run a block schedule. Students will test in English Language Arts in their English class and will test in Math in their math class.

8th grade students will also complete a Science test May 15 & 16 in their science class.

Taylor Music Spring Concerts

Date: April 25, 2024

Taylor Music presents their Band concert on April 23, 6:30 PM and Orchestra concert on April 25, 6:30 PM: auditorium. Free admission!

The students’ passion and dedication shone brightly through their performance, captivating the audience with their musical talent and enthusiasm. Each concert was a memorable evening filled with delightful melodies and impressive skills, showcasing the hard work and dedication of both students and Ms. Amanda.

Band concert’s 22-second recording

Orchestra concert’s 21-second recording

Bulldog Pancake Breakfast

Date: April 21, 2024

The much-anticipated Taylor PTA Bulldog Pancake Breakfast event is April 21 from 9:30 AM–11:30 AM, Caroline Shea Center. Enjoy pancakes and sausages prepared by Millbrae Lions Club, check out Taylor clubs, and hang out with your family.

Taylor Drama’s Help! I’m Trapped in a Musical

Date: April 20, 2024

Taylor Drama presents Help! I’m Trapped in a Musical April 19 at 6 PM and April 20 at 1 PM, auditorium: buy $5 ticket online or at the door. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime.

Community Block Party

Date: April 17, 2024

5 PM7 PM, our school district hosts a party at Caroline Shea Center for the communities at Green Hills, Lomita Park, Meadows, Spring Valley, and Taylor. Free pizza, ice cream, activities, and games for the whole family. Hear about the goals of our school district.

Community partners participating at the block party:

From Principal Zlatunich: Anonymous Reporting

Date: April 17, 2024

Greetings Taylor Families,

We are pleased to announce that our school has enrolled with STOPit, by STOPit Solutions.

STOPit is an online reporting tool designed to deter and mitigate bullying, cyber abuse, and other inappropriate behaviors, consisting of an app and a back-end incident management system for school administrators.

Our students will have access to the STOPit mobile app, which has two simple but powerful features.

Specifically, the program educates students to: 

No personal information is needed to use STOPit. The only way personally identifiable information will be accessible through STOPit is if a requester voluntarily includes it within the content of a request or message.

Both our school and STOPit are committed to protecting the privacy of student data. STOPit is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, spearheaded by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software & Information Industry Association. You may review STOPit’s Privacy Policy for details, including more information on how anonymous reporting works.

Students have the power to help put an end to harmful and inappropriate behavior they see online through social media and other means. They can use STOPit to reach out for help if they or a peer are facing a personal crisis or experiencing bullying, abuse, or are otherwise in need of assistance. Our goal with STOPit is to create safer, kinder, school communities both online and off.

Please note that we will be launching STOPit with our students in their April 17 SEL/Advisory class. At that time, your child will be invited to download the STOPit app from Apple App Store or Google Play on his or her smartphone or tablet at no charge.

We encourage you to download the STOPit app and search for your student’s school using the directory. You can privately ask for help for your student, family, others you care about, or even acquaintances who appear to need help. For a video on how to use STOPit, go to: Student Training Video.

Together, we can make sure everyone in our community gets what they need to thrive. Thank you!

Volunteer Opportunity

Date: April 15, 2024

Ms. Siguenza would like a parent volunteer to get drinks from T4 as a reward for the students-of-the-month. Get the order from her in room A1 after lunch, buy the drinks, and drop the drinks off in room A1 by 2:45 PM. Keep the receipt for reimbursement. Volunteer clearance required. Sign up.

California Healthy Kids Survey

Date: April 9, 2024

On April 10, students will participate in the California Healthy Kids Survey.

If your student is a 6th grader, please complete this permission form.

If your student is in 7th or 8th grade and you don’t give permission for your student to participate in the Wednesday survey, tell us.

San Francisco Giants School Fundraising Offer

Date: April 8, 2024

The San Francisco Giants are excited to announce that the School Fundraising Program is back for the 2024 season!

Ms. Record and her students publish Bulldog News twice every school year. Also have a look at the previous Bulldog News, 14th Edition.


Incoming 6th Grader: Information Night

Date: March 26, 2024

5:30 PM–6:30 PM, auditorium: get a taste of your child’s middle school journey and hear about the Summer School Bridge Program.

7th Annual MEF Gala

Date: March 23, 2024

Update: Your generosity at the 7th Annual MEF Gala last night raised over $140,000! That's money used to benefit all Millbrae elementary and middle school students. Bravo!

5 PM, Hilton SFO: It’s time for Millbrae Education Foundation’s 7th Annual Gala and we’re going all in for Millbrae Kids! Last year we raised over $250,000 in one magical night— come be a part of breaking that record! Join us this year for our Live Auction, Fund the Future and Casino Donation Event. We need you and all your friends to participate on any level— to continue the good work that Millbrae Schools are doing. Help us continue funding for teachers and staff as they provide music, physical education, STEAM programming and reading support across the district.

Ticket includes welcome reception, three-course dinner with wine service, live auction, and casino night entertainment. A portion of each ticket will go directly towards this year's $750,000 Annual Fund goal.

Final Sojourn Meetings

Date: March 21, 2024

March 20 and March, 2:15 PM, auditorium; trip is March 23–29.

International Academic Competitions

Date: March 20, 2024

If your student is interested in competing, please have your student contact Ms. Siguenza and fill out the registration form. See the practice questions. Once candidate qualifications have been determined, study sessions and support materials for Taylor representatives will be set up.

Ms. Siguenza is Taylor’s sponsor to compete in geography, history, and science. If you are a parent with an interest in history or science and would like to co-sponsor, email Ms. Siguenza. Volunteer clearance required.

“Under the Sea” School Dance

Date: March 15, 2024

Taylor leadership wants volunteers for the school dance “Under the Sea”. Volunteer to help.

Dance takes place in the auditorium from 4:30 PM–6:30 PM. Students must enter by 4:45 PM otherwise they won’t be allowed in.

Students on Loss of Privilege list will not be able to attend and will be notified in advance.

Old Magazines Wanted

Date: March 12, 2024

Art classes and Art Club are in need of magazines, especially technology and sports. If you have any appropriate magazines for middle schoolers, then have your student drop off the magazines to the office or Room C4.


Taylor Survey

Date: March 11, 2024

Only 114 of you have taken the survey. Please take the survey now. If you have more than one child at Taylor, take only one survey using your oldest child as reference.

The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.


Taylor Spirit Wear

Date: March 11, 2024

Place your order by March 11.


No School Today

Date: March 8, 2024

Students, enjoy today off. School resumes Monday.


Preparing for High School

Date: March 7, 2024

8th graders going to Mills High School and Burlingame High School in August, attend Orientation Night, 6 PM–6:30 PM in the Mills Auditorium and 5:45 PM–6:30 PM in Burlingame High Auditorium.

Check when the orientation night takes place for other San Mateo public high schools.


Taylor Survey

Date: March 4, 2024

Your participation is important, but voluntary. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, and improve student achievement.

If you have more than one child at Taylor, you will only need to complete one survey using your oldest child as a reference.

This survey is designed so that no one can be identified from the data. You do not have to answer to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you.

The results are for the use of the Millbrae School District. The California Department of Education and WestEd will preserve the data confidentially and refer any data requests to the district.


Taylor Student Intent to Return

Date: February 29, 2024

The Millbrae Elementary School District is beginning to plan for the 2024–2025 school year. This planning is based on accurate counts of our projected enrollment. To help us obtain the most accurate counts, you received an email with a personalized link to a form. Completing the form requires logging into ParentSquare.

Please complete this form only for current 6th and 7th grade Taylor student(s) in your family.


Taylor Clubs

Date: February 27, 2024

View the clubs that take place during lunch period or after school.


Math Scores Above Average

Date: February 26, 2024

From Superintendent Lisa Chinn Hickey:

I recently shared with you that the state of California recently recognized Taylor Middle School’s math department for its work to increase student proficiency in the understanding of mathematics. They found what is clear in our student test scores— Millbrae students have rates of math understanding and proficiency that are far higher than the state or San Mateo County as a whole. Here are some statistics that I found interesting, and you may as well.

See the district’s board report on our 2023 California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress (CAASPP).

What accounts for this discrepancy? While differences like this can be explained by many factors not least of which is your partnership with our schools, we believe that part of this difference is the quality of math instruction our students receive during the 9+ years they spend with us. Our teachers care about math learning and understand how important math skills are for future success. And we know that you do as well.

There is, of course, more work to be done. We won’t rest on our success and we won’t be fully satisfied until every student masters this important subject, but I thought you’d want to know a bit about how our students’ math performance stacks up.

Book Report Fair

Date: February 22, 2024

February 16th, 6th graders displayed their dioramas based on their book reports. Thank you, Ms. Siguenza, Mr. Walker, and the English Department. Thank you parents and students for donating over 100 books.

Preparing for High School

Date: February 22, 2024

9th grade orientation takes place March 7.


President’s Day Holiday

Date: February 19, 2024

No school today.

General PTA Meeting

Date: February 15, 2024

7PM on Zoom: only Taylor PTA members may vote, so join Taylor PTA.

Agenda:

Science Fair Club Canceled

Date: February 14, 2024

Club will meet again Wednesday , February 21.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Date: February 14, 2024

Taylor PTA’s Hospitality Committee set up treats for teachers and staff.

Taylor Book Drive

Date: February 13, 2024

Celebrate the Taylor Book Report Fair by donating new or gently used books. Drop off donations to the box outside the auditorium by today.

Donated books will be available for any Taylor book lover to take home!

MEF Eat Local

Date: February 11, 2024

February 8–11, get your snacks and treats from Societea in San Bruno or Preston's in Burlingame, and MEF will receive a portion of your purchase!

Preston’s Candy & Ice Cream
Owned by a Millbrae family, Preston’s is the perfect spot to pick up specialty chocolates for Valentine’s Day or Lunar New Year or enjoy an ice cream. 20% of purchase will go back to MEF; must show this flyer.

Societea
Societea is a family owned business that serves all your favorite tea drinks along with Korean street dogs, Vietnamese sandwiches, and popcorn chicken. 15% of purchase will go back to MEF; must show this flyer.


High School Enrollment

Date: February 9, 2024

8th grade parents, last day to get your student enrolled.


Pastries with Principals

Date: February 8, 2024

Please join us tonight, 6:30 PM–7:30 PM, room B2 auditorium, to share concerns and hear updates of the happenings on campus.


Meadows Classes Canceled Today

Date: February 5, 2024

PG&E restored electricity at 9:15 AM so classes resume tomorrow.


Volunteer Opportunity

Date: February 5, 2024

A parent volunteer has already accepted this opportunity. Tomorrow, Ms. Siguenza would like a parent volunteer to get drinks from T4 as a reward for the nine students-of-the-month. Get the order from her in room A1 after lunch, buy the drinks, and drop the drinks off in room A1 by 2:45 PM.

Keep the receipt for reimbursement. Volunteer clearance required.


8th Grade Panoramic Picture

Date: February 4, 2024

Order from Mylifetouch or order by paper form. Picture Day ID: by043066t0. Cost is $25.16 ($23 plus tax).


Date: February 1, 2024

The 5 PM webinar will be most useful for parents and caregivers of kids in grades K–6, but all are welcome. Registration is free but required to receive the link to join the online event.

Panelists

Taylor Robots Club Canceled

Date: January 30, 2024

Meeting is canceled. Meet again on February 6.

Homework Center

Date: January 30, 2024

Every Monday and Tuesday, 3:10 PM–4:10 PM, library, one humanities teacher and one math/science teacher will assist students with homework.

Taylor School Survey

Date: January 26, 2024

Only 53 families took the survey since December. Deadline extended (Google account required): English | Español | 中国人

Date: January 25, 2024

6:30 PM, auditorium:

Science Fair Club

Date: January 24, 2024

Dr. Denisova runs Science Fair Club on Wednesdays (excluding the first Wednesday of each month), 2:15 PM–3:15 PM, room B5. Open to all grades.

Please consider volunteering. Volunteer clearance required and no science background necessary.

The Physics Show

Date: January 21, 2024

Some Taylor families are attending the Physics Show at Foothill College this Sunday at 10 AM. All showtimes are sold out.

If you are going, let the community know so other kids can be motivated to join.

Principal’s Coffee

Date: January 19, 2024

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


Taylor School Site Council

Date: January 19, 2024

3:15 PM, room B5: Taylor's School Site Council (SSC) collaborates as a team to advise and assist the school staff in the development, implementation, and annual review of Taylor's educational programs in order to improve the quality of education Taylor provides.

High School Enrollment Help

Date: January 16, 2024

Want help? High school representatives will be in rooms B2 and B3 4:30 PM–7 PM. Bring proof of residency and other documents (Español, 中文).

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Date: January 15, 2024

No school today. School resumes tomorrow.


COVID Kits & Holiday Health

Date: December 22, 2023

As the year comes to a close, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for partnering with us over these months and the last couple of years in taking measures for illness prevention, keeping sick students home, having them wear masks when there’s a cough, and encouraging thorough hand washing.

Although COVID tests continue to be provided to you for easy access in the event your student becomes ill, we are fortunate that we have seen few cases of COVID in our district this fall, even after the Thanksgiving break.

The break might be a good time to take a look at your Emergency Contact List and add a friend, neighbor, or family member to the list of people who are allowed to pick your student up from school in the event of an illness or injury that results in the need for the student to go home or seek medical evaluation/attention.

As a reminder, our district’s policy (Parent-Student Handbook pages 46–47) is that when you’re contacted to pick up a student who is ill or injured, either you or a member on your Emergency Contact List who has permission to have your child released to them be at the school within 30 minutes.  

Your student received a COVID kit on December 21, 2023. Although surveillance testing is no longer recommended (testing in the absence of symptoms), the 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). There are 2 tests per box, allowing for an extra test if additional symptoms develop before school resumes on Monday, January 8.

We are fortunate and grateful to work with all of your children.  Thank you!

Happy and Healthy Holidays!
The Health Services Team


Happy Holidays

Date: December 22, 2023

At the midpoint of this academic year, we feel a deep sense of pride and gratitude for the remarkable journey we’ve experienced together. Taking a moment to contemplate the achievements, growth, and unity within our school community is truly an honor.

To our students, you are the heartbeat and spirit of Taylor Middle School. Your steadfast dedication, resilience, and love for learning have not just influenced the school but have also inspired all of us fortunate enough to witness your academic successes and personal milestones. You continuous high standards serve as a reminder of the incredible potential within each one of you.

To our staff, your extraordinary commitment to fostering the growth of our middle school students is truly commendable. Every day, your expertise, empathy, and enthusiasm resonate within the classrooms, cultivating an atmosphere where curiosity thrives, and enduring lessons are absorbed. Your influence goes beyond the curriculum, shaping both the values and skills our students need to navigate life’s complexities.

As we navigate the holiday season, let’s not just rejoice in our accomplishments but also embrace the spirit of community that unites us. May this time brim with joy, laughter, and the warmth of loved ones. As we gather with family and friends, let’s extend our thoughts and support to those who may be facing challenges and may be less fortunate.

Wishing everyone a safe, restful, and joyful winter break filled with reflection, gratitude, and the making of cherished memories. Anticipating continued growth and success in the upcoming year. See you all January 8.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Taylor Administration


12:15 PM Dismissal & Winter Break

Date: December 22, 2023

Today’s dismissal marks the beginning of the two-week Winter Break from December 25 to January 5, 2024. Taylor resumes Monday, January 8, 2024.

Also dismissing at 12:15 PM: Green Hills, Lomita Park, Meadows, and Spring Valley elementary schools. Mills High School dismisses at 12:50 PM.

Staff Holiday Luncheon & Charcuterie Spread

Date: December 20, 2023

Taylor PTA will present the faculty and staff with a luncheon from Leonardo’s Deli Café and charcuterie spread with the help of contributions from our members.

Thank you, volunteers, for your contributions to the luncheon!

Cookie Exchange

Date: December 18, 2023

Help us bring holiday cheer to our amazing Taylor faculty and staff by sharing your family’s favorite holiday cookies and sweets, HOMEMADE or NOT, to celebrate the end of 2023!

Thank you, parents, for donating the treats! Ria Delima made stockings containing chocolates and ornaments.

Taylor School Survey

Date: December 17, 2023

We would like your input by completing this survey (Google account required): English | Español | 中国人

Associated Student Body Movie Night

Date: December 15, 2023

5 PM–7 PM, Taylor auditorium: free admission for Taylor-only  students to watch Ratatouille.

Our Associated Student Body (ASB) is raising funds for a vending machine at Taylor.

Principal’s Coffee

Date: December 15, 2023

8:45 AM, room B5, catch up on current happenings at Taylor, provide feedback, or learn more about upcoming events.

MEF Holiday Boutique

Date: December 9, 2023

11 AM–5 PM, Millbrae Recreation Center: Support local Millbrae artisans and enjoy a day of food and shopping. This event is hosted in partnership with Millbrae Education Foundation (MEF) and the City of Millbrae.

Big thank-you to PTA board members Jennifer, Dena, and Ria for staffing the PTA table at the event and to the ther volunteers who contributed time and baking skills.

Taylor Music Winter Concert

Date: December 6, 2023

7 PM, Mills High School auditorium, 400 Murchison Drive, Millbrae.

General PTA Meeting

Date: December 7, 2023

Meeting ID: 820 6515 9581
Join by telephone: 669-900-6833 (San Jose)

Only Taylor PTA members may vote, so join Taylor PTA.

Agenda:

Lost & Found Cleanup

Date: december 6, 2023

Did your student lose a sweatshirt, water bottle, or something else? Go to the outdoor area between G Hall and amphitheater before 8:15 AM or right after dismissal.

Unclaimed items will be donated. 


From Principal Zlatunich

Date: December 2, 2023

We have received complaints from local businesses regarding the behavior of some of our students. Please take the time to talk with your child about appropriate behavior in stores and buildings. Each student represents themselves, their family, and Taylor Middle School. If you see something, please say something. We are here to support our students, families, and greater Millbrae community. Thank you for your support.

Alice in Wonderland


Date: December 2, 2023

Taylor Drama Llamas present Alice in Wonderland December 1, 7 PM and December 2, 1 PM, auditorium
Adults $5, Students $2

Volunteer to help at the concession stand.

Respect for All Contest

Date: December 1, 2023

See the essay and poster winners on the theme Respect for All.


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 hospitality@millbraetaylorpta.org.

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.

Expectations:

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, kenhong@gmail.com
7th grade representative Allen Kogan, ruskimid@gmail.com
8th grade representative Daisy Wong, daisyandvinh@gmail.com


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 23–29, 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 yearbook@millbraetaylorpta.org

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 (pevans@millbraesd.org) and Nurse Goh (jgoh@millbraesd.org).


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.