TES Staff Update

For the Week of April 23-27

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 33: Basic Behavior Expectations – Classroom, Bus, Playground, Office, Assemblies, Bathroom, Hallways, Cafeteria

Pledge Helper's this Week - Oliver (Campbell on deck)

Monday, April 23 -

  • Welcome new Paraprofessional, Kelly Craig!
  • 3rd Grade "Cabbage to Cabbage" kickoff assembly at 2:00 in the Gym

Tuesday, April 24 -

  • Morning Collaboration at 7:50
  • Data Days - AM 2nd/PM 1st
  • M-STEP testing today; Signs will be posted
  • Catholic Charities/Truancy Prevention after school program 5:00-7:00

Wednesday, April 25 –

  • M-STEP testing today; Signs will be posted
  • SAT Meeting at 7:45
  • Math KUD - 2/3 in the AM and K/1 in the PM
  • Blue Plate Lunch

Thursday, April 26 -

  • Math KUD
  • Talent Show Audition after school
  • Good News Club after school

Friday, April 27 -

  • 5th Grade M-STEP Yogurt Breakfast Bar
  • 4th graders to Skinner Lake
  • Baxter's class to Crossroads Village

Earth Day Turrill Clean Up

Sunday, April 22nd, 9:30-11am

785 South Elm Street

Lapeer, MI

Come and help our continuing efforts to keep our school grounds clean!

You bring your gloves and helping spirit...we'll provide the garbage bags and water!

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:

Monday, April 30

  • K - am
  • 1st - pm

Tuesday, May 22

  • 5th - am
  • 4th - pm

Next Young Scholars Assembly

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#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.

Did you know that our third graders this year are going to be growing cabbage. Yes...cabbage...and they're going to have the chance to earn $1,000 in scholarship money if their's grows to be the largest head of cabbage in the state. Cool!

But even better...they will all have the chance to grow their cabbage to donate to our local food pantry, Stone Soup, next fall when we get back to school. Their efforts will benefit people in our community and hopefully help them see that we are all a part of our community and can do things to help make it better!!

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