Turrill Family Newsletter
July 11, 2022
A Message from the Principal
Dear Turrill Families,
I hope you are having a fantastic end to your summer break and that your children are finding a little time for reading in between summer activities. It's almost that time of year again - BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME. YAY!
If you are a returning family, welcome back. If you are new to Turrill, we can't wait to me meet you!
It's going to be a fantastic 2022-2023 school year. One of the most exciting things about back-to-school time is finding out who your teacher is. Please don't worry, class placement and bussing information will be on its way very soon. Until then, enjoy the last moments that summer has to offer. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Principal, Turrill Elementary
Class schedules will be sent out via S'More on Monday, July 18th. Please note that we are still in the process of assembling some of our teaching staff. If you receive a schedule that has "to be determined" in place of the teacher, it simply means that we are in the hiring process for that section.
Office hours begin Tuesday, July 19th from 7:00-3:30 until school begins. Then, our office hours are 8:00-4:30.
Back to School Open House
You are cordially invited to meet your child's teacher on
Monday, July 25th
1st-5th Grades New Family Orientation meeting at 4:15 in the gym - If you are new to us, we'll gather in the gym to learn about Turrill procedures.
1st- 5th Grades Open House 4:00-6:00 - Feel free to visit your child's classroom, meet their teacher, and visit with old friends. There are no formal classroom presentations, so just enjoy your time together.
E5/Kindergarten Orientation and Open House 5:00-6:00 - We'll begin in the gym with a quick orientation and then you'll be able to visit with your child's teacher afterward.
**Don't forget to return your summer reading books at Open House for a chance to win a brand new bicycle. Bicycle raffles will be held at an assembly in August. HOORAY!
8:00 Office Opens
8:40 Student Drop off Begins
8:50 Students Allowed to Rooms
8:54 Classes Begin
2022-2023 Recess Schedule:
11:15-11:45 E5/KDG - 1st Grade
11:45-12:15 2nd - 3rd Grade, 2/3 Split, and CI Classrooms
12:15-12:45 4th - 5th Grade
2022-2023 Lunch Schedule:
11:45-12:05 E5/KDG - 1st Grade
12:15-12:35 2nd, 2/3 Split, 3rd Grade, and CI Classrooms
12:45-1:05 E5-4th - 5th Grade
4:30 Office Closes
LCS Super Summer Success Reading Program - Oceans of Possibilities
We had 37 students attend our first Popsicles with the Principal Book Swap - Let's double that number this time. I can't eat all of these popsicles by myself!
Join me on July 14th from 2:00-3:30 for Popsicles with the Principal Book Swap. At book swaps, students can swap summer reading books, meet me, play on the playground, and enjoy a popsicle. Students will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a brand new bicycle from Lapeer Masonic Temple No. 54 and the Sisters & Brothers of I.C. Friendship, No. 252 OES each time they swap books.
Return your summer reading books to Turrill's Open House Night on July 25th from 4:00-6:00 for a final raffle ticket.
Book swaps will be held inside in the Literacy Center. You can enter through the main entrance doors in the front parking lot. If your child is attending the Summer Academic Camp, he or she may swap their books during the school day on June 30th as well.
See you Thursday!
We're asking for your help with learning math facts this year. One of the biggest hurdles students can have in math achievement is not knowing basic math facts. Many students can solve elaborate equations and story problems, but can't do it efficiently because they don't know basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts. It's not glamorous, but it takes memorizing those pesky facts until students know they quickly. (You know... like we had to do when we were in school)
So what can you do?
- Make memorizing fun and play a game with it, like Red Light, Green Light
- Create flashcards with math facts
- Download an app or find a math fact website
- Quiz each other with math facts
- Use manipulatives, like fingers, cubes, beans, sticks, etc.
For more information on math skills by age level, click here
LEAF Program Summer Learning Incentive
LEAF, the Lapeer County Education Attainment Fund, is sponsoring a summer reading, math, & science incentive! Your kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd grader will receive a $5 deposit incentive for competing and turning in the summer fun sheet below. Print, have fun, and return in the fall.
For more information on the LEAF program, please CLICK HERE.
Location: 785 S Elm St, Lapeer, MI 48446
Phone: (810) 667-2438