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All Star Parents:

Happy New Year All Star Families!
I hope that each of you enjoyed the time off and created many new memories with family and friends!

As mentioned in the last posting, he testing window for the winter NWEA session is:
  *January 3rd through January  24th: Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Reading
  *January 3rd through February 2nd: 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Reading as well as Kindergarten - 6th Grade math and science

Teachers are in the process of scheduling the testing, so keep an eye out on when the testing will take place with your children.

As we hit the harsh months of January and February, it is important to remember students wearing appropriate clothing.  We will have outside recess as long as the temperature is above 10 degrees (with the windchill), and if the playground is cleared and salted.  It is important for students to be dressed appropriately for outside recess.  Thank You!

Speaking of clothing, do not forget to check the Lost and Found table in our lobby for any missing clothing.  Any clothing items that remain by the end of day Friday, January 5th will be donated to Community Outreach Programs.


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!

Spirit Wear Wow!  Check out this fine young man sporting some Beacon Tree swag!

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 December 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