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All Star Parents:

Well, even though the weather did not cooperate with us, the Halloween Parade seemed to be a success!  We made a  "parade time" decision to move the parade inside due to the weather that was to our immediate west.  I think that the parade moved well and everyone had a nice time.  Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy all of the All Stars in their fantastic costumes!  It was great to see everyone enjoying themselves during the festivities.  Even some of our parents were in the costume groove!
                      Halloween Fun


Just a reminder about Parent/Teacher conferences coming up in the very near future.  You should have already received some information about scheduling preferences from your teacher/s.  We are going to be finalizing the schedules soon and want to make sure that we are meeting everyone's needs.

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

In the past, you have received your child's/children's report card/s when you came to the Fall Conferences.  Like last year, UCS is continuing to electronically distribute report cards to parents.  Report cards will be emailed to parents on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21st.  Please make sure that you have a PowerSchool account so that you receive your child's/children's report card/s.  For parents who do not have a PowerSchool account, you must register no later than FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17th to receive the report cards on November 21st.  If you need help in registering, please call my office and we can assist you with this process.  If you already have a PowerSchool account, you should be all set.  The report cards will be emailed to the email address you have on file in PowerSchool.


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!

Spirit Wear Fun Now there is an All Star Office Staff 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 November 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