TES Staff Update

For the Week of May 14-18

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 36: Hallways

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

Monday, May 14 -

  • I'll be out of the building
  • K and 5th Grade MAPS Testing this week
  • Spirit Week for Water Filters (see schedule below)
  • Blue Plate Lunch 11:30-12:30
  • Fire Drill today?

Tuesday, May 15 -

  • I have a K-12 Admin Meeting in the AM
  • Leo's Coney Island providing lunch today
  • Catholic Charities/Truancy Prevention program from 5:00-7:00

Wednesday, May 16 –

  • 5th Grade TEAM meetings with Officer Wetzel
  • 1st Grade Walking Field Trip to downtown Lapeer
  • Mrs. Oliver's class to Safetyville

Thursday, May 17 -

  • Monthly PD at 7:40 in the Gym
  • Speech and Language Shadow
  • Mrs. Smith's and Mrs. Campbell's classes to Safetyville

Friday, May 18 -

  • 2nd Grade Walking Field Trip to downtown Lapeer
  • CI to Special Olympics
  • 4th Grade Band Fitting
  • "Thanks for your Dedication" for the Paras Breakfast at 9:45
  • Turrill Talent Show at Lapeer High School

Spirit Week Days for Water Filters for Haiti

  • Monday, May 14 - PJ, Slipper, Pillow Day
  • Tuesday, May 15 - Costume Day
  • Wednesday, May 16 - Disney Superhero Day
  • Thursday, May 17 - Dress up Day for students/Dress Down Day for Staff
  • Friday. May 18 - Mix'n Match Day

Upcoming Lab Days

I'd like to give you a heads up on some dates on some upcoming lab opportunities because they're coming up quickly. The district's next lab focus will be a chance to dive deeper in small group work and discuss another structure to meet students' needs - strategy groups.

This is a great next step for our building in continuation of our conversations during data days and PD about needs based groupings. Follow up labs will continue in the fall, along with the lab opportunities you expressed interest in from the survey results. Please look for a follow up email from Michelle with more details.

Here are lab dates for Murphy, Schickler, and Turrill teachers to come together as a group:

Tuesday, May 22

  • 5th - am
  • 4th - pm

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.

There is an assembly on Friday, May 11th scheduled for each grade level in the afternoon. The purpose of the assembly is for Mr. and Mrs. Smith to present to the students the water filtration system that they will be helping to install in Haiti over our summer break.

The water filtration systems cost about $80 for one household and the group they are going down there with are installing them for families to have clean water for household use. One of our girl scout troops has already heard about their efforts and are planning a spirit week to raise money to purchase some water filtration systems.

The spirit week is planned for May 14-18 and will include activities like a mix and match day where students participating will bring in a quarter with all the proceeds being collected and donated by the Girl Scouts.

That's being Turrill Tough!!


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


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