419 Downing • Stockton, CA 95206
Dee Johnson, Principal
Larraine Rosen, School Secretary
Raquel Fruzza, School Support Technician (Bilingual Spanish)
Student Council Officers
President: Sunny Jit
Vice President: Imani Hayden
Secretary: Genesis Lopez
Treasurer: Selena Palacios
Publicity: Marissa Casas
Historian: Amarey McKinney
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Taft Community mourns the loss of our beloved teacher
Taft Elementary School and the SUSD family mourn the loss of 20-year Taft teacher Mary Brown, who died last week as a result of complications to a long-term illness. Mary was beloved at Taft and this week students honored her by plastering the door to her classroom with cutout flowers and personal messages.
“Mrs. Brown was a teacher of greatness, a woman of beauty, a person of great integrity, a lover of life and passionate that all children can learn and achieve at high levels,” said Taft Principal Dee Johnson. “All Mrs. Brown’s students left her classes feeling success in academics and knowing they could accomplish whatever they wanted to.”
Mary was a Montessori instructor with the district for 27 years, 20 of those spent at Taft teaching fourth through eighth grades. She and her husband raised six children and two of their daughters now teach at SUSD schools.
Services are planned for Saturday, April 13, at 1 p.m. at the Progressive Community Church, 2820 South “B” St., Stockton, CA 95206. A reception follows at the Taft Multipurpose Room, 419 Downing Avenue, Stockton.
Taft Hmong Dancers and Ballet Folklorico at Magnet Fair!
Since the Home Depot donation of $3,000, matching costs in vendor assistance, and labor from several of their Northern California stores, other community partners have joined in the major revival of the Taft Botanical Gardens. Elks Lodge Representative, Connie Revay, became involved and presented the Elks Lodge "Plant a Promise" drug awareness program. The Elks Lodge donated $1,000 and several plants and seeds to literally plant a promise. Connie Revay and mascot "Elroy the Elk" put together an assembly with the police department and their drug sniffing dog! Then, at the Juneteenth celebration in Taft Park, Khubaka Michael Harris (Black Agriculture) saw the Taft garden from behind and asked attendee Gloria Allen, SUSD trustee area 1 about the garden. That was the spark that brought Michael on board with Taft Botanical Gardens. Since then he has brought together many different organizations such as San Joaquin Delta College, ARC of San Joaquin, Central Valley Harvest, Taft Community Center, University of California Cooperative Extension, San Joaquin County Youth FSNEP Program, and many others. Exciting partnerships continue to evolve as others join us in our growing outdoor classroom!
Thank you Quail Lakes Baptist Church!
LOVE STOCKTON DAY, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH!
MUCH APPRECIATION TO QUAIL LAKES BAPTIST CHURCH for their love, devotion, volunteer hours, and commitment to help beautify Taft's Front Garden area! They removed over 25 large trash bags of garden refuse between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. Many thanks to the following teachers for volunteering their time on a Saturday to support this valuable cause to benefit our school community: Mrs. Balcao, Camilla Watson, Adam Huckins, and Dennis Worley. Principal Dee Johnson brought water and granola bars. Sylvia Ulmer, Director of Elementary Education, arrived to take pictures. Thanks to all! Taft students, staff, and parents appreciate you!
William Howard Taft, 27th President
Grades K-8: 7:40 am - 1:40 pm
Office Hours: 7:00 am - 4:00pm
Accelerated Reader information
Due to circumstances we could not control (technology issues, etc.) Taft School got a late start with the ability to log in to Accelerated Reader. Nothing keeps Taft students and teachers down for long, however. Look out AR schools!
Accelerated Reader Update
The MAP assessment week, Sept. 24 - 28, was the last week of the window to complete testing. MAP assessments are computer based and scored assessments. Taft's computer lab's electrical upgrade is in progress, and will be completed in time for Wint... Continue
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