TES Staff Update

For the week of September 10-14

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!!

https://youtu.be/ckidrH9bIdU

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 - Tripp (Craft on deck)


Another Recess Reminder - please share the "Be Smart on the Slides" video below with your students



Monday, September 10 -

  • Instructional Rounds


Tuesday, September 11 -

  • March is Reading Month Committee Team Meeting at 7:45
  • Moment of Silence to honor the lives lost on 9/11 prior to the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Whole school wear Red, White and Blue


Wednesday, September 12 -

  • 2nd (AM) and 3rd (PM) Grade Data Day
  • 504 Meetings all day
  • PTC Board Meeting at 8:45
  • I have a K-12 Admin Meeting in the AM


Thursday, September 13 -

  • K (AM) and 1st Grade (PM) Data Day


Friday, September 14 -

  • 4th (AM) and 5th (PM) Data Days
  • Picture Day
  • I have a K-12 Principals meeting in the AM
https://youtu.be/_QplRASoB_0

Instructional Rounds - Just a Reminder

Monday, Sep. 10th, 8:45am

E5/K - 5th grade classrooms

District administration will be conducting Instructional Rounds using the same process that we did as part of our Mini-Rounds.

Data Days This Week

You either already have or will find your MAP data in your mailboxes.


Included are reports that provide:


  • Classroom level data to identify Tier II and Tier III students
  • Individual data for all students in the 60th percentile or lower
  • Individual data indicating areas of focus broken down by CCSS

Strategy Groups PD Coming Up

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


Thursday, Sept 21:

  • K (AM)
  • 1st grade (PM)


Friday, Sept 22:

  • 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

https://youtu.be/BqSxjmvXzzY

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:

  • September 20 one-hour PD
  • 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:

  • September 18
  • 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:

  • September 6
  • 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