Torrey Hill Intermediate School

Newsletter for March 2022

A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Hello Torrey Hill Families!


1- AHA Fundraiser Update- I wanted to share a huge THANK YOU to everyone for a successful American Heart Association (AHA) fundraising event. Mrs. Pattison, our PE teacher, led the charge and through the AHA online system, we collected almost $13,000 toward this amazing cause! Wow! I am in awe of your generosity as this is the most successful "outside" fundraiser in which we've participated.


I am happy to report the following:

1st Place Classroom- Mrs. Ramoie-3rd Grade

2nd Place Classroom-Mrs. Piper-4th Grade

3rd Place Classroom-Mrs. Hoedeman-5th Grade

Again, thank you so much for being a part of this amazing fundraiser to support AHA!


2- March Is Reading Month- We have so many amazing events, including a used book drive occurring this month. Please refer to the calendar below. Special thanks go out to Mrs. Jenio and our building ELA Curriculum Coordinators, Mrs. Beaudry and Ms. Sabourin.


3- Active Schools Challenge- We are hoping your students have shared they not only have reading goals this month but also exercise goals. Feel free to inspire them (and/or join in) on a 30 minute per day challenge to exercise.


4- Did you know Mrs. Beaudry is our new W.I.N.N. Lead teacher? W.I.N.N. stands for What I Need Now. Mrs. Beaudry is overseeing the intervention team and has already brought many wonderful enhancements to our already strong program. Feel free to attend the Board of Education meeting next Monday night as Mrs. Yeaster, new West Shore Principal, and I will be giving an overview of the program.


Best,

Mrs. Kathleen Conover

Principal

Welcome to our Torrey Hill Staff Members

UPCOMING EVENTS/IMPORTANT DATES

March 29th-April 1st-No School Spring Break


April 15th-No Classes-Good Friday

MARCH IS READING MONTH

Please click on the link below to access a March is Reading Month Virtual Bookshelf and calendar.

March is Reading Month Virtual Bookshelf

March Literacy News

Hello and Happy March! This month's Literacy News is focused on connecting science and literacy through read aloud, experiments, and directed drawings. Check out the March edition here to learn more about sparking authentic learning.

Mental Health Information

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ACTIVE SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

Lake Fenton Community Schools will be participating in an Active Schools Challenge March 1st- March 25th. The goal is for each student and staff member to log at least 30 minutes of exercise each day in the month of March. The top 3 schools will earn a cash prize to use towards health and fitness. Both West Shore and Torrey Hill took first place in previous years and purchased a portable gaga ball pit, playground equipment, and other items to help our students stay active! Students can track practices, games, recess, playing outside, or any physical activity. Please log your child's activities for the week on the paper tracker (trackers will be sent home weekly) and send the tracker back to school each Monday. For more information about Commit to Fit and to learn about free healthy events in the community, please visit https://www.commit2fit.com/.

MARCH FLYERS

CAMP INVENTION

First View Bus Tracking

TORREY HILL ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT 2022

OUTERWEAR DONATIONS

We are in need of gently used outerwear for students who do not have the proper boots, gloves, snow pants, or jackets. If you would like to donate, please stop in the Torrey Hill Office or call 810-591-3617.

COVID REMINDER

If your student or a member of your family is being tested for COVID, all students must stay home until results are back.

Food Service Updates

The food service department is happy to be able to provide all meals to all students for free this year! This is a government grant that allows us to do that. Along with the grant money there are guidelines we must follow. This grant allows for only one complete breakfast and lunch per student per school day.


A breakfast includes: 2 Grains or 1 grain and one protein item, 1 cup fruit/vegetable and Milk. To be a complete meal 3 out of the 4 items must be taken and one of the items must be a fruit or vegetable.


School Lunch is made up of 5 food groups. These groups are whole grain, protein foods, vegetables, fruit and milk. To be a complete meal, three out of five food groups must be taken and one must be a fruit or a vegetable.

Only one entrée is allowed for both meals. Students may purchase additional entrees or meal components at ala carte pricing.

Any questions please feel free to contact the Food Service office at 810-591-9449 or email at lgrant@lakefentonschools.org.

Volunteers- Information Below

If you are interested in volunteering at Torrey Hill, please complete the form in the link below. All volunteer forms must be completed and verified, in person, by an LFCS staff member. You must have your ID with you when the form is being verified.


Please open the link below for volunteer updates and new guidelines.

Awesome Literary Resources and Community Events

Please use this link to access amazing literacy resources and community events: https://www.smore.com/xf8w6

HELP WANTED! Academic Interventionists, Aides and Recess/Lunch Aides

We are in need of Academic Interventionists (one at $20/hour). We are also still on the look out for lunch/recess aides, and interventionist aides. Feel free to share this request with neighbors, friends, grandparents, recent college grads, etc. Please see the job postings below.


https://www.applitrack.com/gcaps/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&choosedistrict=true&applitrackclient=731&category=Student+Support+Services



Please visit the link above for access to openings in ALL buildings. If you have questions about any of our job postings, please contact the building principal, Mrs. Conover.

MEDICATION FORMS

If your child will need any type of medication for the school year you must have your doctor complete the forms below that pertain to your student. Any questions, please call the Torrey Hill office. 810-591-3617

Change In End Of Day Pick Up?

If your students need updates from you (parents/guardians) on taking a different mode of transportation home, please call our office before 2 PM. We do our best to get all "change in transportation" messages delivered to the students at the end of the school day and we certainly do not want any errors.


Any bus changes must be approved by the principal at least 24 hours in advance. Students are not allowed to take alternative buses home unless their is an emergency situation. Please do not use bus transportation as a means of transporting friends for after school social or extracurricular events. Our buses have capacity limits and we cannot add students to bus routes. We care about the safety of our students and therefore must closely monitor ridership on our school buses.

COVID-19 Lake Fenton Community Schools FAQ

Please use the link below to view COVID-19 frequently asked questions:


https://www.lakefentonschools.org/page/covid-19-resources

T.H.I.S. DAILY STUDENT SCHEDULE

8:25 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (M, T, TH, F)

9:15 A.M. - 3:40 P.M. (W)

Half Day - 8:25 A.M. – 11:40 A.M.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH: Due to the pandemic, the USDA has extended free meals for all students for the 2021-2022 school year.


Breakfast and lunch will be free of charge for ALL students. We are still accepting FREE and REDUCED applications for the 2021-2022 school year.


Completing this form allows us to continue to support our family's needs now and in the future. If you have qualified for free and reduced lunch in the past, applications must be submitted yearly. Go to www.lunchapp.com to complete the application process. The form is also below.


Food Service Website

http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=1206121805457735

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Lake Fenton Community Schools Mission, Vision and Beliefs

Lake Fenton District Mission- Learning For Continuous Success (L.F.C.S.)


Lake Fenton District Vision- Lake Fenton Community Schools through shared leadership, will educate all students to achieve their highest potential in a positive, safe and student-centered environment


Lake Fenton District Beliefs-


  • We believe all students and staff work and learn best in a Positive school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff are responsible for creating a Respectful school environment.
  • We believe all students and staff thrive when demonstrating Independent thinking.
  • We believe all students and staff benefit from trustworthy and Dependable relationships
  • We believe all students and staff are successful when actively Engaged in learning