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Beacon Tree students learn how to use internet safe and effectively
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Beacon Tree student learn how to use internet safe and effectivelys
UCS Update - December 7
Latest updates from UCS
Students celebrate “Hours and Weeks” of coding in Utica Community Schools
UCS integrates coding and programming throughout K-12 curriculum
Unique event allows students hands-on opportunities to explore careers
Nearlu 400 UCS students take part in interactive career event

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All Star Parents:

I cannot believe that November is here!  Staff have finished administering the baseline assessments and are deep within the curriculum.  I am very happy with some of the early achievement scores that have been recorded from our NWEA assessments!  I look forward to watching all of our All Stars achieve at very high levels this school year!

November also brings to us our conference nights.  This is a great opportunity to hear how your child has progressed to this point of the school year.  We are holding conferences on Thursday, November 8th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm and Thursday, November 15th from 1:00pm until 4:00pm and 5:00pm until 8:00pm.  If you are unsure of your conference times, please contact your child's teacher, or our office staff to assist you.

Report cards will again be emailed to you this school year.  The first quarter report cards will be emailed out on Friday, November 16th.  There is no "solid" time for them to come out, but I am guessing that it will be later in the afternoon.  In order for you to receive the report cards electronically, you must have a secure PowerSchool account.  If you do not have an active account, please contact our office so that we can get you set up!

I hope that everyone has an enjoyable November!  Please take time during the Thanksgiving season to be with friends and family!  


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!

Lego Robotics:

We are still looking to see if anyone is interested in starting a Lego Robotics Program here at Beacon Tree.  I have placed a link below with information to help get a program started.  If you have questions about the program, please feel free to contact me so that I can answer any questions you may have.

Lego Robotics Information: Click HERE


All The Best, 

Mr. Ellis

The December Newsletter is available at this link.

PowerSchool Parent Portal Information is available at this


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