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All Star Parents:

Happy April Everyone!  As the saying goes, April showers bring sunny and 70 (or something like that)!

March Is Reading Month was a success once again here at Beacon Tree Elementary!  Students read an abundance of books and stories this month.  Fenway and Hattie was enjoyed by our students and staff throughout the month.  Thank you to all of you for making reading a priority this past month.  It is our goal to have this continue throughout the year, and not just March.  However, our parents do such a great job with creating an environment where students are immersed in our building theme throughout the month of March!  Thank you to all of the parents who were involved in the creation, set up and tear down of all of the March Is Reading Month decorations!  You are a key factor in making this month a HUGE success!

I wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Spring Break!  I hope that each of our All Star Families enjoys the time with family and friends!  School will resume on Monday, April 9th!

Please do not forget that the Newsletter is available each month with the link below! 


Don't Forget, if you are interested in some spirit wear, please utilize the link below to access the site!    Please remember that the Spirit Wear Shop is open year round, and you can visit it at any time!  We love seeing our community in some Beacon Tree Spirit Wear!

Just like last year, please keep an eye on this column and the calendar of events listed right below in the Upcoming Events section of the site.  If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to call!

All The Best,
Mr. Ellis

The April Newsletter is available at this link

PowerSchool Parent Portal Information is available at this


All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. Beacon Tree Elementary as part of Utica Community Schools will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.


The Beacon Tree staff, in partnership with parents and the community, will guide, support, and encourage all students to reach their maximum potential as lifelong learners and responsible citizens.

Throughout the school year, Beacon Tree Elementary has some fun activities scheduled!  Please check our "Upcoming Events" section for actual dates and times for these activities!  Also, keep an eye out on the "From Mr. Ellis" section for updates and important information in and around Beacon Tree Elementary!

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link