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All Star Parents:

Welcome back everyone!  Our doors are open and it is great to have children filling our halls and classrooms once again.  Throughout the building, students are becoming acquainted with their new teachers and classmates, creating new friendships and memories. 

As I walk the building, it is great to see our Beacon Tree “All Stars” taking care of some of our brand new students!  Our school enrollment has risen again as we welcomed many families from outside our attendance area.  Usually we receive students who transfer in from other schools in the district, or even other districts that are close to Utica Community Schools.  This year we have students who are coming to us from places such as Illinois, Maryland, and even Texas!

Our Open House has been scheduled for Thursday, September 28
th at 6:00pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community and learn of the expectations for the 2017 – 2018 school year.  We will be initially meeting in our gymnasium and then moving on to individual classrooms for classroom teacher presentations.

I look forward to watching your children grow both socially and academically this year!  The staff and I are ready to help all children reach their individual academic goals.  You will see objectives and “targets” posted in classrooms identifying what is to be learned, and how well students have learned the content.  Here at Beacon Tree, we are committed to utilizing these so that students know what the daily expectations are, and teachers receive immediate feedback on the comprehension levels of individual students. 

I hope that everyone has had a nice start to the school year!  It is sure nice to have your children back at Beacon Tree!

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!

If you are still looking to get school supplies, please click HERE to access the lists.  The lists are still grade level specific, and please remember that you are not required to purchase these items.  These are only recommendations by staff for the year, not a requirement.
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 September 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