This week is Teacher Appreciation Week! This school year has brought new challenges to the teachers in our community. Our educators have risen to the challenge and have gone above and beyond to make a difference and impact in the lives of our students. Thank you, teachers!
A Sensory and Exploration Garden project is underway over at South Early Learning Center. A sensory garden is a garden that has a collection of plants that are appealing to one or more of the five senses; sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch. Sensory gardens should be accessible for all people to enjoy - disabled and non-disabled. So far, we've received several donations, including a $500 donation from the Tecumseh Arbor Cleaners Group. Over the weekend, the Tecumseh South PTO raised $258 for the sensory garden. The Easter Bunny showed up for some pictures during bowling, and made an appearance over at South ELC.
On Tuesday, May 4, we're asking for your support. Voters will have the opportunity to renew the Recreational Millage. The .2488 millage provides funding for Tecumseh Community Pool. Please vote on May 4. Thank you for your support!
Preschool students at South ELC are celebrating National Reading Month. The main theme was pizza! Students were read 'Crazy Pizza Day,' ate mini pizzas and took part in pizza related crafts. Shoutout to Basil Boys for donating 60 pizza boxes for students! The boxes contained a 'Crazy Pizza Day' bingo game, instructions to make a pizza and more.
The Builders Club over at the Compass Learning Center shared some treats today with staff. The club, which included 3 groups of students, used St. Patrick's Day to surprise some of the staff with the message 'We are so lucky to have you.' The club passed out snacks throughout the whole school day.
DON'T FORGET Friday, March 19th - Half-day for ALL students, Y5, Kindergarten-12th (early dismissal)
Shoutout to The Petite Fleet and Meemic Insurance for hooking up our staff at Tecumseh North Early Learning Center with some coffee and caffeine this morning! We appreciate The Petite Fleet for showing our staff some love. In navigating through the pandemic, it's been a tough year for our teachers and staff, but this nice gesture can go a long way.
The Blood Drive at Tecumseh High School is just getting underway. The American Red Cross is celebrating the fact that March is Red Cross Month by renewing calls for needed blood, platelet and plasma donations. A year ago, many things in the world paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the need for blood never stopped. Today, students and staff are doing their part to help out. Blood donations are essential and the American Red Cross is urging individuals who are healthy to make an appointment to donate blood. For more information: https://www.redcross.org/
This Saturday, March 13th, there will be a free community event for teen girls and their female mentors and caregivers. The program runs from 10am-12pm. The event is open to 6th-12th grade girls. The virtual event is being put on by ROX (Ruling Our eXperiences) & The Center for Family Safety and Healing. The two-hour program is called 'I Matter.' It is focused on educating teens about healthy relationships, confidence and the collective strength of girls. Program topics include, Managing Stress & Anxiety, Self-defense, Healthy Relationships & Boundaries and Digital Dating. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/i-matter-2021-tickets-138439475197?fbclid=IwAR2OCbuMdueg7wewJ-WKR2_PkUu6nQ0-bReEg-STKKSICkyY_HwnnpXOhtM
THIS WEEK Wednesday, February 24 – • Conferences for Kindergarten-4th Grade (conferences are from 5pm-8pm) Thursday, February 25 – • Half-day for K-4 students only • Conferences for Kindergarten-4th Grade (conferences are from 1pm-3pm & 5pm-8pm) Friday, February 26 – • Virtual day for ALL STUDENTS
REMINDER Friday, February 19th - Half-day for ALL students, Y5, Kindergarten-12th (early dismissal)
DON'T FORGET Food pickup is today from 10:30am-12:30pm at Tecumseh High School. The normal schedule will resume next Tuesday.
LOOKING AHEAD: Monday, February 15th - No school for ALL students, Y5, Kdg-12th grade (Presidents' Day) --- Tuesday - February 16h - School resumes --- Friday, February 19th - Half-day for ALL students, Y5, Kdg-12th (Early Dismissal). Half-day Teacher PD (PM)
Everything is back to normal at North Early Learning Center. Around 8:30, the school was evacuated after smoke was found in two classrooms. Staff immediately called the fire department and they quickly arrived to assess the situation. At 9, students and staff were allowed back into the building after the fire department determined it was safe to do so. Right now, the cause of smoke is still being investigated. Everyone is safe and no one was hurt. Great work by the staff to act quickly and evacuate the students in a calm manner. Thank you to the Tecumseh Fire Department and Clinton Fire Department for their assistance.
COMING UP Tuesday-Thursday, January 26-28 - EXAMS for 5th-12th Grade Students (full days) Friday, January 29 - End of 2nd 9-weeks - end of 1st semester
A look ahead: Monday, January 18 - No school for all students, Y5, Kdg-12th grade -- Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, January 19 - School resumes
Welcome back TPS students and staff! We hope you had a great winter break.
Tuesday, December 22 - Half-day for ALL students (early dismissal) Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 23-25 - No school for all students - Winter Break Monday-Friday, Dec.28-Jan.1 - No school for all students - Winter Break Monday, January 4 - School Resumes
Did you know any student at Tecumseh Public Schools is eligible for a special library card from the Tecumseh District Library? The card gives students access to all digital materials available at the library. • Overdrive/Libby - eBooks, audio books • MeL (Michigan eLibrary) - test prep, science and tech databases, automotive guides and repair, legal • Hoopla - eBooks, audio books, movies and music • Mango Languages - online language learning program featuring 70 languages Students, if you're interested in one of these library cards, reach out to the Tecumseh District Library at 517-423-2238. You can also go to tecumsehlibrary.org/, click on the 'Events' tab and sign up for the free card.
THANK YOU! With your help, we were able to raise $1,300 during our Remembrance Poppy donation campaign. Over the course of several weeks, many of you came to the Sculpture Garden at the high school and picked the poppy of your choice via a donation. Your donation is going to two veterans organizations in the area. Thank you for your generosity and support in making this event a success!