TES Staff Update

Week of October 17-21

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


Continuous improvement for the benefit of all students.

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In your teacher handbook there is a schedule for teaching appropriate behavior in different locations around the school.

**Please take time during the week to teach/review and practice the behavior expectations as outlined in Week 2.**

Don't Forget to Pass out the Bolt Tickets!!!

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Nuts and Bolts for the Week of Oct 17-21

Teach/Review/Practice Week 2 Behavior Expectations - Office, Assemblies, Bathroom, Hallways, Cafeteria

Monday, Oct 17 —

  • 1st Grade Teacher Collaboration
  • Next week is the first Intersession

Tuesday, Oct 18 –

  • I'll be at the K-12 Admin Mtg and a Powerschool Assessment Mtg in the morning
  • 4th Grade Teacher Collaboration
  • 2nd Grade Teacher Collaboration
  • Cluster Visit after school to observe a Reading Recovery lesson with Cheryl - thanks Cheryl!

Wednesday, Oct 19 –

  • 3rd Grade Teacher Collaboration
  • 5th Grade Teacher Collaboration
  • PTC General Meeting at 3:45
  • Compass Learning Voluntary Training after school

Thursday, Oct 20 –

  • E5/K Teacher Collaboration
  • End of the First Trimester
  • School Board Meeting at 7:00 (A&SC Bldg)

Friday, Oct 21 –

  • NO SCHOOL for Students (K-5 Records Day)
  • Learning Coach meeting


Records Day Reminders:

Friday, October 21

  • Grades and comments due by end of the school day
  • Trimester Report
  • Available data uploaded to Inform

If all of the above items are completed in their entirety then attendance on Friday is optional.

A Further Look Ahead

Building events will be posted to the calendar on our school website.

Pledge Helper Schedule:

Please have your students to the office by 8:50 -- thanks!

2nd Grade:

Oliver -- Oct 17-21

1st Grade:

Abeare -- Oct 31-Nov 4

Hribar -- Nov 7-11

Smith -- Nov 14-18

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ESC TEAM - Next Meeting is October 20 (tentative)

Jennifer Christian

Nancy Abeare

Nicole Badryka

Amy Baxter

Beth Shemanski

Kathy Ruhlman

Halloween Parties

  • No gore or blood. Appropriate dress information will be sent home for students and parents.
  • Parade start time 2:30.
  • Immediately following parade will be classroom parties.
  • No costumes on the bus – change into costumes here and change out of costumes before the end of the day.

Teacher Corner

Compass Learning Training

Wednesday, Oct. 19th, 2:45-5:45pm


Bekki Atwood will be coming in for voluntary training on Compass Learning.

Bekki Atwood, M.Ed.

Professional Development Specialist, North


We will focus on admin access/use during the first hour (2:45-3:45) followed by teacher best practices/support including setting up your classroom in the Compass Learning system.

Voluntary but Pizza and dessert will be provided for those attending! :)

Compass Learning Self-Paced Lessons are Available: See Below

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Teacher Day:

  • The typical 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.

Emergency Drills:

Three Lockdowns (one during lunch/recess)

  • September 22

  • November 10

  • one unscheduled

Five Fire Drills (three before Dec 1 and one during lunch/recess)

  • September 14

  • October 5 during lunch/recess

  • three unscheduled

Two Tornado Drills (one in March)

  • March 7

  • one unscheduled

Content Area Building Level Leads

ELA - Jessica Oliver


Science - Dave Chaffin

Social Studies - Jennifer Christian

Technology - Bob Losinger, Jennifer Christian

Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)

A Huge Thank You to Jen Christian for heading up the creation of the Emergency Response Plan! More to come - stay tuned!

  • Robert Downey - CPI, CPR, Epipen, AED
  • RaeAnn Fielder - CPI, Epipen
  • Kathy Manchester - CPI, CPR, Epipen, AED, First Aid
  • Kim Sullilvan - CPI, First Aid/CPR, AED, Epipen
  • Shannon Newton - CPI, First Aid/CPR, AED
  • Annette Stoutenberg - First Aid/CPR, Epipen, AED