TES Staff Update

For the week of December 3-7

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.

Taking care of ourselves and others includes welcoming new people to our Turrill Family. That's...

being Turrill Tough!!

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 Helpers this Week - Berry (Hoganson on deck)

Monday, December 3 -

  • Welcome Shea Burgeson - new 1st Grade Teacher

Tuesday, December 4 -

  • AM Collaboration at 7:50
  • Tea with the Principal at 3:45
  • Meet the Teacher Open House with Miss Burgeson from 6:00-7:00

Wednesday, December 5 -

  • TAG from 7:50-8:35
  • Kiwanis Christmas Party
  • PTC Board Meeting at 9:00

Thursday, December 6 -

  • I'll be at the MEMSPA conference
  • Staff Meeting at 7:50
  • Good News Club after school

Friday, December 7 -

  • I'll be at the MEMSPA conference
  • Popcorn Day
  • Last Day for the Donation Drive
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Christmas Family Fun Night - Door Decorating Highly Encouraged!

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 5-7pm

785 South Elm Street

Lapeer, MI

It's not too late to sign up to help - use the link below.

Event hours - 5:00-7:00 with a special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus!

Sloan Museum Holiday Activities!!

2nd Grade Musical

  • Meet in classrooms at 6:00
  • Performance begins at 6:15
  • Performance will last about 30 mins

Below is a list of the planned activities for the Christmas Night, the location, and staff member in charge. Thanks for those who have signed up! 4th, 3rd, and 2nd grade rooms will not be used at this time (except 2nd graders will meet in their classrooms for the musical). The K/1 hallway will be used for the Sloan Museum to run a station. They are bringing staff members to run the activities, but more hands on deck are always wanted. Cookies and lemonade will be offered for free (no pizza) in the specials room. Musical is in the gym. NHS members have been recruited to assist with this night as well.


SLOAN 1 Smith, NHS

SLOAN 2 Campbell, NHS

SLOAN 3 Burgeson, NHS

SLOAN 4 Abeare, NHS

SLOAN 5 Ruhlman, NHS

SLOAN 6 Badyrka, NHS

Craft 1 Short, Marie

Craft 2 Hoganson, Jacqui

Game 1 - Book Walk Allison & Dennis

Game 2 - Sucker Pull Smith - CI, Cheryl, Steve, Jen P, NHS

Game 3 - Snowman decorate Smith - CICheryl, Steve, Jen P, NHS

Game 4 - Candy Scavenger Hunt Literacy Center, NHS

Santa Shop Multipurpose room, N/A

Santa Letter Writing Lounge Hallway, NHS

Cookies and Lemonade Special Room Jess until the musical starts

Santa Picture Area Resource Room Hallway Becki (until the musical starts) & Rox, Amber or Liz

Young Scholar Dates for December and January

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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Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at Christmas Family Fun Night.

They will have a Toys for Tots donation box with them asking for new but not gift wrapped toys, too.

Building Collective Efficacy

  • Build instructional knowledge and skills
  • Create opportunities for teachers to collaboratively share skills and experience
  • Interpret results and provide actionable feedback on teachers' performance
  • Involve teachers in school decision making
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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.

Remaining ONE HOUR PDs:

  • 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.

Remaining K-5 Collaborative Planning Days are scheduled as follows:

  • 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

Remaining General School Improvement activities and staff meetings are scheduled as follows:

  • December 6
  • January 10
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 25
  • May 9
  • June 6


Content Area Building Level Leads

ELA - Jessica Oliver

Math - Crystal Hoganson

Science - Dave Chaffin

Social Studies - Jennifer Christian

Technology - Jennifer Christian & Jennifer Palecek


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


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