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!
FOOD SERVICE UPDATE 12/14 With K-8 students back in class, we will only be using ONE location for food pickup on Tuesday, December 15th. The pick up location is at Tecumseh High School. Pick up time is 10:30am-12:30pm. Pick up is at the high school's shipping and receiving dock. Please enter off of Brown Street and follow the signage for food pickup. If you are scheduled to pick up and aren't planning to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. Don't forget, we can deliver if that works best for you.
FOOD SERVICE REMINDER Food service continues tomorrow, December 8th. Right now, we're still using two locations for pickup. One at Compass Learning Center, the other is at the high school. Pick up time is from 10:30am-12:30pm. Families whose last names begin with A through M will pick up at Tecumseh High School's shipping and receiving dock. Please enter off of Brown Street and follow the signage for food pickup. Families whose last name begins with N through Z will pick up in the parent drop off area at Compass Learning Center. Please follow the signage for food pick up.
Text-To-Give campaign continues for Community Learning Connections of the Tecumseh Area. They're looking to raise $10k to help Tecumseh students and their families. To learn more and donate: https://cbo.io/d/donate.php?slug=communitylearning
The holidays are right around the corner. Need a gift idea? Starting Wednesday, the 18th, the red Remembrance Poppies from the THS Sculpture Garden will be available for purchase. There's no set price for the ceramic and felted wool poppies. However, we are accepting donations. We are accepting cash or check for the donations. If you using a check, please make it out to Tecumseh High School.
Under new restrictions announced by the state, Tecumseh High School students will stay in the remote learning model until December 8. When the restrictions are lifted on December 9, high school students will then return to the hybrid model. Students at West STEAM Center, Compass Learning Center, North and South Early Learning Centers will start remote learning on November 17. In-person learning for these students will resume November 30.
ICYMI: THS students and staff getting some love from The Daily Telegram. The Open Heart steel sculpture was months in the making and the red Remembrance Poppies took weeks to make. Both made their public debuts this week during our Veterans Day ceremony. The Open Heart sculpture is all about love of community. Check out the article and if you haven't yet, take a look at the previous Veterans Day posts from this week. https://www.lenconnect.com/news/20201111/tecumseh-high-school-art-students-honor-veterans-with-poppy-project-rsquoopen-heartrsquo-steel-sculpture