TES Staff Update

For the Week of March 12-16

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 29: Arrival and Dismissal

Pledge Helper's this Week - Hallock (Tripp on deck)

Monday, March 12 -

  • Beth is back!!
  • New Students - Eldon Saltzman (3rd Hallock), Nolan Francek (1st Oliver)
  • I have a Learning Coach and Special Ed Meeting at ASC

Tuesday, March 13 -

  • Prospective Family Open House from 5:30-6:30
  • School Safety Family Forum at 6:30 at LHS

Wednesday, March 14 –

  • SAT meeting at 7:45 in the PLC room
  • Blue Plate Lunch from 11:30-12:30 (Tpr. Primel)

Thursday, March 15 -

  • One Hour PD at 7:40
  • Preschool visits to Turrill (9:00-10:30 & 1:00-2:30)

Friday, March 16 -

  • Wear your shamrocks and green today!!
  • 4th Graders going to Suncrest to read with seniors

Saturday, March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

  • MRA Conference this weekend; Good Luck to Cheryl who is a presenter!!

We could use a few more people....

...for the Prospective Family Open House - Teachers or Paras!

I'll be supplying pizza and drinks!!
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I have a cool book to share with the kids for March is Reading Month

Here are the dates I have planned to visit the classrooms...no set date or time but hoping I can just pop in as my schedule allows:

  • March 5-9 Grades K-1
  • March 12-16 Graded 2-3
  • March 19-23 Grades 4-5

Next Young Scholars Assembly

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#TurrillTough means...

...at Turrill we're not just building things. We're working with our parents to build better people!! A Community of Success!

We think that each one of us is strong individually, but even stronger when we work together. That's being Turrill Tough!!

Our kids "Nailed It" in February!!!

Office referrals dropped in February from 49 last year to 20 this year! More people making Turrill Tough choices!!
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Lab Classroom PD Teacher Survey

Once again this year, each grade level has an opportunity to participate in professional development that meets the needs of your grade level. As you are aware, past grade level PD at Turrill has been in the format of a LAB.

This survey gives you an opportunity to provide input on a PD that is custom to your grade level or individual needs and interests. You may choose a topic that continues on into the fall or choose a topic that is specific to the needs of your students this year. Please complete the survey by Friday, March 16th.


Politics in Education

Click here for the site recommended by Marie for the latest in legislative updates.


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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

The latest Curriculum Update: November 2017


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 do a PA 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 do a PA 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