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All Star Parents:

October seems to be flying by and Halloween is right around the corner!  Our staff have completed the first round of NWEA testing on all of your children and are utilizing the data to help drive their instruction within the classroom.  All of our All Stars will be tested again in January of 2018 and for a final time in late May/early June.

Conferences are upcoming and our dates have been identified.  You will be receiving information pertaining to conference times and dates in the very near future.  For your information:
Conference Dates:
Tuesday, November 14th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Thursday, November 16th from 1:00pm until 4:00pm
Thursday, November 16th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm

As mentioned, teachers will be sending you information about conference sign up.  Please make sure that you return your forms as soon as possible.  If there is not a time that fits your schedule, please inform the classroom teacher for other arrangements.

Please make sure that you utilize the link below to access the October Newsletter.  Within my monthly message is a section that pertains to Halloween costumes.  Please read this over so that you are aware of the appropriateness of costumes.  Should you have questions about a costume or any accessories to a costume, please do not hesitate to ask.  In the past we have not had issues with costumes or the accessories, and I do not see this as being an issue this year.  Thank you!

It was great to see everyone at Open House!  I hope that everyone is having a great October!

Don't Forget, if you are interested in some spirit wear, please utilize the link below to access the site!  In the near future we will be switching some of the items over as we prepare for the Fall season.  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 October Newsletter is available at this link.

PowerSchool Parent Portal Information is available at this link.


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.

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