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Student Council supports Cassie Hines Cancer Foundation
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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
Friends, Fun and a Food Truck - Meet Up and Eat Up Summer Food Program Returns
When school is out for the summer, meals will still be in session
UCS Update - June 21
Summary of news from across UCS
Summer break brings more than $20 million in facility improvements to UCS
First phase of 2018 bond issue begins

A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

All Star Families:

It is hard to believe that June is here, and we are in the final days of the 2018-2019 school year! All of our All Stars have had a great year and have made a lot of academic growth! I cannot believe that our Kindergarten students are almost ready for first grade! They have worked very hard to learn their “ABC’s and 1,2,3s”! I am so proud of all of them! They are going to make wonderful first graders!

On the flip side, our 6th graders are in their last days as elementary students. They are about to complete their 7 years of elementary school and venture out to Junior High School. This group of students was one of the most well-rounded groups of students I have ever had. They will definitely be remembered as the group who took to musical instruments the fastest, and the best! I have never had a group of students pick up and enjoy Sixth Grade Band as much as they did! They are an incredible group of students. We look forward in sending them on their way Friday, June 14th at their promotional ceremony.

As this year closes, I would like to thank each of you for being a part of your child’s education. You have helped keep them on track and focused on the primary initiative of learning. I know that there have been some late nights, but in the end, it has paid off! The staff and I appreciate all that you have done to assist in the learning process.
As we head towards summer, I am going to provide access to the Suggested School Supply Lists below, and within the June newsletter. Please know that the items on the list are not required, but only suggested.

I hope that each of you have a wonderful summer, and that you can have some fun and relaxation during this time. The summer is a great time to make many lasting memories that will last a lifetime! I can’t wait to hear all about them when we return to school on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019!

School Supply List Click HERE!


All The Best, 

Mr. Ellis

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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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