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Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
01/27/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Making Beautiful (remote) music
10/29/2020
Check out the new look in our music classroom
Return Information
05/31/2020
We look forward to seeing you!
Registration for UCS Virtual Academy now open for limited time
07/27/2021
Registration open through August 3
Nearly $16 million in bond improvements will welcome UCS students for 2021-22 school year
07/24/2021
Improvements possible through community support of 2018 bond issue
UCS students earn scholarship to support leadership development
07/21/2021
SET SEG grant support student attendance at Michigan Association of Student Councils and Honor Societies’ Summer Leadership Camp

A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

 

Dear All Star Parents/Guardians:

The 2020-2021 school year has finally come to a close, and hopefully we can leave behind everything that came with it!  It was a very difficult year for all of us, and I greatly appreciate the work of my staff, and the entire Beacon Tree Elementary community for making everything as successful as possible.  Along the way we all had challenges that we had to face to make it all work for what matters most - your children!  I look forward to returning next year with all of our All Stars back in the building and ready to go on Tuesday, August 31st, 2021.  Our first day of school will once again be a half day.

Over the summer, UCS will be having 4 Meet Up & Eat Up pickup locations where children 18 years and younger can pick up seven days of meals.  Additionally, one-day meal packs will be available daily at Roberts Elementary from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.  Meals begin Monday, June 14th, 2021, and run every Monday except for July 5th, 2021 due to the holiday.  The following are the locations and times where you can pick up the meals:
1. Davis Junior High 9:00am - 10:00am
2. Rudgate Manor: 11:00am - 11:20am
3. Sterling Estates: 11:40am - 12:00pm
4. Autumn Wods: 12:!5pm - 12:35pm

Menus and nutritional information can be found at www.uticak12.nutrislice.com under the "Meet Up & Eat Up" Food Truck logo.  Additional resources for free meals can be found by:

1. Calling 2-1-1
2. Texting "food" to 877877
3. Going to https://www.mcgi.state.mi.us/schoolnutrition

I wish our entire Beacon Tree Elementary community a very restful and relaxing summer!  I hope that you are able to laugh and create as many memories as possible with your families!

I look forward to see everyone again in August!

All The Best,

Mr. Ellis

Proud Principal

Beacon Tree Elementary

 

Vision

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.

Mission

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!

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS 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.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.