TES Staff Update

For the Week of May 7-11

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 35: Playground

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

Monday, May 7 -

  • SAT Day (see schedule below)
  • District PAC meeting

Tuesday, May 8 -

  • Morning Collaboration at 7:50
  • M-STEP Testing today; Signs will be posted
  • 5th Grade Math KUD work in the PM
  • Catholic Charities/Truancy Prevention program from 5:00-7:00

Wednesday, May 9 –

  • M-STEP testing today; Signs will be posted
  • I have a K-5 Admin Meeting in the PM
  • Employee Recognition Awards 5:30-8:30

Thursday, May 10 -

  • M-STEP testing today; Signs will be posted

Friday, May 11 -

  • PTC Popcorn Day
  • Mrs. Tripp's class to Crossroads Village
  • Water Filtration System Assembly in the PM

SAT Day Schedule

Just a reminder (or a heads up) -Turrill's SAT day is scheduled for Monday, May 7th. There will be a roving sub that will cover the general education teacher for their scheduled SAT time. We will meet in the PLC room. The schedule is as follows:

8:40-9:00 Cole Pozniak-Coulter 3rd Tripp new

9:05-9:25 Fantin’s 504

9:30-9:50 Kenneth Saunders K Abeare New

9:55-10:15 Maycea King, Lilliana Hammond 1st Campbell Follow up

10:20-10:40 Cambriana Warpup 1st Campbell Follow up

10:45-11:05 Siraj William 1st Campbell Follow up

11:10-11:30 Zachary Saunders , Finleigh Richards 1st Campbell New/follow up (finishing RR)

11:40-12:30 LUNCH

12:35-12:55 Owen Jeffreys 4th Fantin Follow up

1:00-1:20 Avery Pearson 1st Smith Follow up

1:25-1:45 Makenzie 1st Smith new

1:50-2:10 Titus Slosar 1st Smith New (behavior)

2:15-2:35 Bailey Long 3rd Hallock New/has Speech IEP

2:40-3:00 Nathan Schlaud 2nd Christian Follow up

3:05-3:25 Chezvaugn Williams 2nd Christian Follow up

Water Filtration System Assembly

Friday, May 11th in the Gym

  • K 1:30-1:45
  • 1 1:50-2:05
  • 2 2:10-2:25
  • 3 2:30-2:45
  • 4 2:50-3:05
  • 5 3:10-3:25

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!!



Embracing the “Whole Child”

In this edition of Chief Deputy Superintendent Sheila Alles’ Top 10 in 10 in 2 podcast, she shares the importance of meeting the needs of the “Whole Child.” By focusing on the “Whole Child,” we will shape the kind of learners and learning that will help make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years.

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