Progress is being is being made on the Sensory and Exploration Garden at South Early Learning Center. Over the weekend, volunteers worked on painting, planting and a little bit of mulch work. Tecumseh South PTO is looking to work on the garden again this Saturday, May 22. If you would like to help out, visit their Facebook page for more information.
8th graders at West STEAM Center learning about golf this week. Health and PE teacher Kristy Zajac created a 9-hole course, called Tecumseh West Golf Course. The project is aimed at teaching students the rules, etiquette and proper form and techniques of golf. Students start out at the designed driving range and then they take part in the 9-hole course. It's a great way for the students to learn about golf and get outside and enjoy the better weather we're having.
We’re thrilled to announce Tecumseh Public Schools’ new app! Access documents, events, news updates, even emergency notifications. Download the app on Android: https://bit.ly/3oPn4BI or iPhone: https://apple.co/2LU0Obu.
The Sensory and Exploration Garden project at South Early Learning Center is coming along nicely. The Tecumseh South PTO has received a ton of donations, including tires, pallets, mulch and more to help put this project together. On Monday (5/10), Tecumseh Arbor #760 - Gleaner Life Insurance Society donated $500 to go towards the sensory garden project. The group is also donating a Red Twig Dogwood tree and a butterfly bush in honor of Darlene Penterics. Darlene passed away in April at the age of 61. She was a kindergarten teacher here at TPS before retiring.
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