TES Staff Update

For the Week of May 21-25

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"

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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

Teach/Review/Practice - Week 37: Hallways

Pledge Helper's this Week - Badyrka (Ruhlman on deck)

Monday, May 21 -

  • 1st and 4th MAP testing this week

Tuesday, May 22 -

  • Morning Collaboration
  • LAB -- 5th AM, 4th PM
  • 2nd Grade Musical Dress Rehearsal

    When: 2nd grade in gym at 1:10

    1st grade in gym at 1:15

    Length - the performance should last about 25 minutes (1:40ish)

  • Catholic Charities/Truancy Prevention program from 5:00-7:00

Wednesday, May 23 –

  • 5th Grade TAG Day (The school bus will be here to pick them up at 8:45. They are scheduled to leave the skating center at 1:15 for return to Turrill)
  • 5th Grade Team Meetings with Officer Wetzel
  • Fine Arts Night from 5:00-7:00
  • Kindergarten Rev Up from 6:00-7:00

Thursday, May 24 -

  • Young Scholar Selections Due
  • I have a Budget Meeting in the AM

Friday, May 25 -

  • No School for Staff or Students
  • Enjoy the four day Memorial Day Weekend
  • See you next Tuesday, May 29

Kindergarten Rev Up and New Family Open House

Wednesday, May 23rd, 6-7pm

785 South Elm Street

Lapeer, MI

Are you going to be new to the school next year? Or do you have a child that is going to be new to the school?

If you answered "yes" to either of these questions then you should plan on coming. New E5 and Kindergarten students will have the chance to walk through classrooms and will receive a "goodie" bag.

Fine Arts Night

Wednesday, May 23rd, 5-7pm

785 South Elm Street

Lapeer, MI

Come and check out some awesome artwork and the 2nd grade musical starting at 6:00. Performers should check in to their classrooms by 5:45.

Next Young Scholars Assembly

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#TurrillTough means...

...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.

Good news and even Better news!! The good news is that office referrals in April were down...way down! We cut them in half this year compared to last. The better news is that we are well on our way to having less office referrals in May this year compared to last year, too.

If May office referrals are less than last year then the incentive is going to get me soaked!!

So if and when we reach our goal in May of fewer office referrals this year compared to last, on Friday, June 8th, selected students from each class will have a chance to throw water balloons at me.

Making the best choices to make our school the best is...

being Turrill Tough!!


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Content Area Building Level Leads

ELA - Jessica Oliver

Math - Crystal Hoganson

Science - Dave Chaffin

Social Studies - Jennifer Christian

Technology - Bob Losinger, Jennifer Christian


Emergency Drills (Updated on 8-7-17):

Three Lockdowns (one during lunch/recess)

  • August 16 (will be rescheduled)

  • November 9

  • March 16

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

  • August 10

  • September 13

  • October 11 during lunch/recess

  • April 13

  • May 14

Two Tornado Drills (one in March)

  • August 22

  • March 8


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 Staff trained in CPI
  • 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
  • Kim Sullilvan - CPI, First Aid/CPR, AED, Epipen
  • Shannon Newton - CPI, First Aid/CPR, AED
  • Dennis King or Rick Martin