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UCS students promote digital citizenship
Beacon Tree students learn how to use internet safe and effectively
Students promote digital citizenship
Beacon Tree student learn how to use internet safe and effectivelys

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All Star Parents:

Our NWEA testing has concluded and we are currently going through the data to analyze each of the students to plot a plan for the remainder of the school year!  Classroom teachers will utilize this data to help identify areas of need for each of the students in order to target these specific areas for improvement.  If you are interested in learning of your child's NWEA score, please contact your teacher for more information.

As part of the NWEA process, some of the students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade were identified as requiring an Individual Reading Plan to assist them in becoming successful readers.  If your child receives a plan, your teacher will be contacting you to share a comprehensive plan to help your child in the area of reading.

Report cards have been electronically sent to each family that has an active PowerSchool account.  If you have not received your report card, or do not have an active PowerSchool account, please contact our office at (586)797-7300 so that we may assist you.

If you have not been our building recently, we have a change in our front office.  Mrs. Danko has greeted many of you either by phone call, or in person as you entered the office.  Unfortunately for us, (but great for her), Mrs. Danko has taken a position as Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Principal at Malow Junior High School.  We wish her the best of luck in her new position and she will be a big loss for us.  During our transition time, you may see a new face or two sitting up front with Mrs. Rogos.  Please be patient, and know that you may get asked to show Id when you pick up your child.  The new clerk may not arrive until later this month, so please bare with us during this transition time.  Because of this, the February Newsletter will be up as soon as possible.  I apologize for the delay. 


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 January 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.

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