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All Star Parents:

Not only does snow return in March, but so does March Is Reading Month!  This year Beacon Tree Elementary is running the theme "Paws for Reading" for the month!  Because of some very special and dedicated parents, our main hallway is transforming into a Puppy Paradise.  Please make sure that you take a look at their hard work when you visit!

As you already know, Beacon Tree Elementary is going to be reading the book "Fenway and Hattie" school-wide this month.  We are excited to try this out to promote reading at home as well as school.  I would like to thank all of the parents who chose to donate a book to a family who may not have been able to take part in the festivities.  Please know that we here at Beacon Tree Elementary value reading and want to spread the enjoyment to others.  At the end of the month, we would like to donate any and all "Fenway and Hattie" books to a school in need.  We will organize a collection of any books that families would like to donate to this cause during early April.  If this is something that you would like to take part in, keep an eye out for the information.  Below are links to specific information and "tickets" for our weekly activities.  Please make sure that you click on the correct tickets and information.  I am listing information for families participating in the "Fenway and Hattie" experience, and for families who are not participating in story.

You should be receiving this information from your child's teacher, but if not, utilize the links below.

March Is Reading Month Calendar:  Click HERE

For Families Reading "Fenway and Hattie": 
            1. Information Letter:  Click HERE
            2. Reading Tickets:  Click HERE

For Families Not Participating:
            1. Information Letter:  Click HERE
            2. Reading Tickets:  Click HERE

On Wednesday, March 14th we will be welcoming in our Kindergarten Class of 2031!!  If you have a child who will be entering Kindergarten during the 2018-2019 school year, you need to attend our Kindergarten Open House.  The evening begins at 7:00pm and you will rotate through 3 stations during the evening.  You will be able to register your child, learn about what a day in kindergarten looks like and what you can do to prepare for the experience.  If you have any questions about the evening, please do not hesitate to call our office at (586)797-7300.  We look forward to welcoming all of our new "All Star Families"!


Our Beacon Tree Elementary Science Fair/Student Showcase is coming up on Thursday, April 26th!  For the past couple of years, our "All Stars" have had the opportunity to explore the field of science and the various mysteries it holds.  Below is a link to the permission slip for the event.  You should receive this information from your teacher, but if not, it is provided below.

Science Fair/Student Showcase Permission Slip click HERE


When you visit Beacon Tree Elementary you will now be welcomed by Mrs. Ann Iezzi (eye-ezy), our new Office Clerk!  She is currently in the process of getting to know our building and all of the staff, students, and families.  Please do not be offended if you are asked for identification during early dismissal, or any time you are picking up your child/children.  Safety is a priority, and I want to ensure that every child is where they need to be.


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 March 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