Turrill Tribune

For the Week of October 15-19

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Mission Statement

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

#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.

Taking pride in our school and keeping it clean is...

...being Turrill Tough!!


Parent Drop off and PickUp Reminders

  • Please remain in your car and have your children enter/exit on the side nearest the sidewalk.
  • Have your children unbuckle and prepare for exiting your car as you pull forward to the drop off
  • Please pull forward as far as you can
  • Merge to the pass through lane after dropping off or picking up your children
  • If you have to exit your vehicle please use a parking space

Vision Statement

Excellence in all we do for our students, our schools and our community through

  • Continuous improvement;
  • Diligent effort; and
  • Innovative design

Important Times

Office Hours during the School Year:

8:15 am -- Office opens

8:35 am -- Student supervision outside of school begins (please do not leave your child unsupervised)

8:40 am -- Building opens; Students enter the building (breakfast available in the classrooms)

8:44 am -- School day begins

3:40 pm -- End of the school day

4:15 pm -- Office closes

Click Here for a Link to Our School Calendar

Click Here TES Year-Round Events

What's Up this Week?

Monday, October 15 -

  • Penny Wars Second Week
  • I'll be at RW for Instructional Rounds

Tuesday, October 16 -

  • 2nd grade to Fick's Farm
  • October Maintenance Building Walkthrough

Wednesday, October 17 -

  • Reading Recovery Cluster Visit after school
  • PTC Open Meeting at 3:45

Thursday, October 18 -

  • 1st Grade to Home Depot
  • 4th and 4th/5th to Seven Ponds
  • Good News Club after school

Friday, October 19 -

  • Michigan vs Michigan State Day - wear green and white! (or the other colors if you want :) )

October 22-26 AND October 29-

  • No School

October 22-25 -

  • Intersession I Four-day Program
  • Registration Required (see below for registration information)

Remember....No School Next Week...School Resumes on Tuesday, October 30

Halloween News!

The Halloween Parade will begin at 2:30 on Wednesday, October 31st followed by classroom celebrations (talk to your teacher for specific times on classroom parties).

Halloween Costumes:

  • Students may wear Halloween costumes that are appropriate for an elementary school. No blood or gore.

  • Face painting is allowed if the student is recognizable and the painting applies to the costume being worn (i.e. whiskers for a cat, nose for a clown).

  • No toy (or real) weapons are allowed at school.

  • If a costume is determined by a staff member to be a disruption in the classroom, a possible safety hazard, or inappropriate the student will be asked to change or modify the costume.

  • Students may be allowed time to change into their costume at the discretion of the teacher.

  • Parents are encouraged to supervise their child's costume choice – keeping in mind that ultimately Turrill Elementary is a place of learning, safety and appropriateness.

  • The administration reserves the right to address students with inappropriate costumes to either change or determine other possible solutions.

Second Week of PTC Sponsored Penny Wars Coming Up!

Week 2 (October 15-19):

  • All coins!
  • Containers will be located in the Lunchroom.
  • Pennies are still used as defense for your classrooms container.
  • All other denominations are used to "bomb" other classroom containers.

Intersession Program Information (October 22-25)


Strategic Plan

The District started holding strategic planning focus panels late last month. During those engagements, a proposal was presented to right-size the District as a first step in the strategic planning process. There will be a lot more information coming out in the next several weeks, and many opportunities for students, staff and the entire community to get involved in the process.

We are currently planning for our next round of engagements, a pair of focus groups comprised of 80-100 people per session. We will have more information on those in the near future. If you would like to be a part of one of the focus groups, please e-mail Mary Moss at mmoss@lapeerschoolsl.org.

For more information, please visit the District Website and click on the strategic planning link on the main page.

Family Movie Night was a Great Success!

Thank you March is Reading Month Committee for organizing it and to all of the families that showed up to enjoy some quality time!!
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Parent Involvement Opportunities

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