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.
Mrs. Kathleen Conover
Welcome to our Torrey Hill Staff Members
Robin Powell-4th Grade
Mrs. Powell is a fourth grade teacher coming to us from the state of Florida originally from Michigan. She taught 16 years in Owosso and the last two years in Florida. She is the mother of three boys and a dog, named Josie. She is married to her husband Joe. Her hobbies are running, boating, and reading. We are excited to have her here!
Denise Lovse-Recess/Lunch Aide
Denise is a retired media specialist and teacher. Her husband Bryan travels for work they have been married 28 years. When she is not working her hobbies are playing with her 1 1/2 year old labradoodle Zenzi, crafting and yoga. She has two grown sons. We are excited to have her as a part-time member of our Torrey Hill team!
Robin Powell-4th Grade
Denise Lovse-Recess/Lunch Aide
MARCH IS READING MONTH
Please click on the link below to access a March is Reading Month Virtual Bookshelf and calendar.
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
ACTIVE SCHOOLS CHALLENGE
First View Bus Tracking
TORREY HILL ANNUAL EDUCATION REPORT 2022
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers- Information Below
Please open the link below for volunteer updates and new guidelines.
HELP WANTED! Academic Interventionists, Aides and Recess/Lunch Aides
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.
Change In End Of Day Pick Up?
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.
T.H.I.S. DAILY STUDENT SCHEDULE
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
Lake Fenton Community Schools Mission, Vision and Beliefs
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