TES Staff Update

For the Week of March 19-23

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 30: Office

Pledge Helper's this Week - Tripp (Christian on deck)

Monday, March 19 -

  • ESC Meeting at 8:00 in the PLC room

Tuesday, March 20 -

  • Morning Collaboration at 7:50 (I'll be meeting with 2nd and 3rd grade teachers in the PLC room)
  • I have a K-12 Admin meeting in the AM
  • Kindergarten Roundup from 1:00-7:00

Wednesday, March 21 –

  • SAT meeting at 7:45 in the PLC room
  • Blue Plate Lunch from 12:00-1:00 (Tpr. Perkins)
  • Teacher Luncheon provided by VALIC
  • Kindergarten Roundup from 1:00-7:00

Thursday, March 22 -

  • Coffee with the Principal (PAC) at 9:15 in the Literacy Center
  • March is Reading Month Read in from 5:30-7:30

Friday, March 23 -

  • Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt
  • Lunch with the Principal for February and March Students of the Month
  • Young Scholar Assembly (Lower Elementary 2:00-2:30 & Upper Elementary from 2:45-3:15)


  • MARCH 26-APRIL 2


  • APRIL 3-6

March is Reading Month Reading Lock in

Thursday, March 22nd, 5:30-7:30pm

785 South Elm Street

Lapeer, MI

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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.

This week some of our 4th graders connected with our community by sharing some time reading with seniors at Suncrest. Actually, reading time became game time and a chance to just talk.

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

The latest Curriculum Update: November 2017


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 do a PA 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 do a PA 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