TES Staff Update

For the week of September 24-28

Our Mission

Lapeer Community Schools is a dynamic community organization embracing our students with a quality learning environment, developing independent and confident learners for the future.

Non-negotiable Goal

Collaboration, Compromise and Commitment

We are "Turrill Tough"

#TurrillTough means...

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...at Turrill we're not just building things. We want to work with our parents to build better people!! A Community of Success!


We think that each one of us is strong individually but we are even stronger when we work together.


Being Kind and Using our Manners is...


being Turrill Tough!!

Teacher Day:

  • The teacher workday for Turrill teachers is from 8:40 – 3:45.
  • On Collaboration or SIP/Staff Meetings the teacher workday is 7:50 - 3:45.
  • 1-Hour Professional Development Days are from 7:40-8:40.
A Further Look Ahead - Click here for School Calendar

Building events will be posted to the calendar on our school website.

Nuts and Bolts for the Week

Pledge Helper's these Weeks - Christian (Oliver on deck)



Monday, September 24 -

  • Spirit Week - PJ Day
  • Blue Plate Lunch
  • I'll be at the Schickler Instructional Rounds


Tuesday, September 25 -

  • Spirit Week - Favorite Sports Team Attire Day
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Dinner Night to use our new Home Team Advantage Cards


Wednesday, September 26 -

  • Spirit Week - Mismatch Day
  • Building Maintenance walkthrough in the AM


Thursday, September 27 -

  • Spirit Week - Hat Day
  • K AM and 1st PM Strategy Groups PD
  • Pre-Evaluation Meetings in the AM


Friday, September 28 -

  • Spirit Week - Lapeer Gear
  • Lapeer Homecoming Game
  • 2nd AM and 3rd PM Strategy Groups PD
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Strategy Groups PD Coming Up

The purpose is to help us continue to refine and improve our ability to pinpoint student needs, group them and how to work with them.


Thursday, Sept 27:

  • K (AM)
  • 1st grade (PM)


Friday, Sept 28:

  • 2nd grade (AM)
  • 3rd grade (PM)


Wednesday, Oct 3:

  • 4th grade (AM)
    5th grade (PM)

Young Scholar Dates

Lower Elementary 2:00-2:30

Upper Elementary 2:45-3:15


  • All classes dismissed at the same time
  • Designated areas for classroom
  • Honoring the Reader (certificate and Hungry Howie's certificate), Author (certificate and Hungry Howie's certificate), Teacher selected Student of the Month (certificate and Pizza lunch with the principal)
  • Picture time at the end for parents with students on the stage
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TEACHER CORNER

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We Can Do This...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyUyOubeyrE

Buffalo Wild Wings wants to Partner with Turrill Again!

But it's even easier this time. Download the Home Team Card and present it to your server anytime you eat there and a percentage of the bill will be donated to our school!



  • Let's make Tuesday, September 25th Buffalo Wild Wings Dinner Night to use our new Home Team Advantage Cards
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Did you Know?

Our new Parent Lending Library located in our "foyer" is up and obviously being used! The shelves were full. Thank you Amber for your work in putting this together!


Feel free to add any of your own useful parent friendly texts.

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Important Dates

Additional Professional Work Time Requirements

Seven hours of required professional development time shall be provided in accordance to the schedule that follows. Absences during this professional development time which are covered by sick leave or personal business leave shall be deducted from such accrued leave. Absences relating to student competitions (not practices) are allowable with prior approval of school business leave.


ONE HOUR PDs:

  • October 18 one-hour PD
  • November 15 one-hour PD
  • February 28 one-hour PD
  • March 14 one-hour PD
  • April 11 one-hour PD Elementary Only (K-5)
  • May 16 one-hour PD


Four additional hours of online professional development are required to be completed no later than June 1, 2019. Topics for online professional development sessions will be reviewed and approved by the evaluator no later than the conclusion of the Initial Teacher Evaluation Meeting in the fall. Topics for online PD must support building and/or District School Improvement Plans. Documentation of completion of online sessions must be submitted in June. Online professional development may not be completed during times assigned for student instruction, teacher collaboration, professional development, or SIP.


K-5 Collaborative Planning Days are scheduled as follows:

  • October 2
  • October 16
  • October 30
  • November 13
  • December 4
  • December 18
  • January 8
  • January 22
  • February 5
  • February 26
  • March 5
  • March 19
  • April 9
  • April 23
  • May 7
  • May 21
  • June 4


General School Improvement activities and staff meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • October 4
  • November 1
  • December 6
  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • June 6

CURRICULUM RESOURCES

Content Area Building Level Leads

ELA - Jessica Oliver


Math - Crystal Hoganson


Science - Dave Chaffin


Social Studies - Jennifer Christian


Technology - Jennifer Christian & Jennifer Palecek

SCHOOL SAFETY

Emergency Drills (Updated on 6-27-18):

Three Lockdowns (one during lunch/recess)

  • Monday, Sept 17

  • Friday, November 9

  • Thursday, March 14


Five Fire Drills (three before Dec 1 and one during lunch/recess)

  • Thursday, August 9

  • Friday, September 7

  • Tuesday, October 9

  • Wednesday, April 24

  • Monday, May 13


Two Tornado Drills (one in March)

  • Tuesday, Sept 11

  • Tuesday, March 5

CARE Team

Purpose: called in Emergency Situations when Staff and/or Student Safety is at risk.


Emergency Situations:

1. Is there an ongoing emergency?

2. Does the student's behavior pose an imminent risk to student's or others' safety?

3. Does the situation require an immediate intervention?


Protocol for Summoning the Team:

  • Classroom teacher will contact the office by any means necessary
  • Secretary (or available office staff) will use Walkie Talkie to call for "CARE Team to Room (include teacher's name)


Team members:

  • All Level 2 CPI trained staff
  • Custodial Staff
  • Office Staff

Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)

Purpose: called in emergency Medical situations.


Protocol for Summoning the Team:

  • Classroom teacher will contact the office by any means necessary
  • Secretary (or available office staff) will use Walkie Talkie to call for "MERT Team to Room (include teacher's name)


Team Members:

  • Robert Downey - CPI, CPR, Epipen, AED
  • RaeAnne Fielder - CPI, Epipen
  • Shannon Newton - CPI, First Aid/CPR, AED
  • Dennis King or Rick Martin