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Students promote digital citizenship
10/27/2017
Beacon Tree student learn how to use internet safe and effectivelys
Students at three elementary schools are on the move this year
09/17/2019
Roberts, Havel selected for Building Healthy Communities program
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09/13/2019
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Focus on early elementary reading and writing continues in UCS
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Increased literacy consultants provide more support for students

A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

We can now officially welcome everyone to the start of the 2019-2010 school year!  It was wonderful to see all of the students and families back here at Beacon Tree Elementary.  All of our students were able to make their way to new classrooms and new adventures!  The staff and I look forward to working with you this year to help your child be successful! 

The beginning of a new school year means new classrooms, new friends, and other new opportunities as well.  We also have some new faces here at Beacon Tree!  Please help me welcome:

  1. Ms. Rachael Fiegel – 1st Grade Teacher
  2. Mrs. Emily Hawkins – Kindergarten Teacher
  3. Mrs. Brigitte Waujh -  Learning Center Teacher
  4. Mrs. Kristie Marks – Literacy Coach

Please remember that the school website can be found at https://beacontree.uticak12.org/. This is where you can catch up with what is going on in and around the school.  First, the calendar of events is visible to everyone in the section titled “Upcoming Events” (located on the right side of the page as you scroll down a little).  Here you will see events that are in the near future at Beacon Tree Elementary.  This list will populate with new items as they come up in the calendar.

Another important piece of information will be how to access the newsletters.  To do this, please click on the “About Us” tab, and look for the link that says “Newsletters”.  Once you click on this link, you will see past newsletters and a link for the latest newsletter.

As you will see on our “Upcoming Events” part of the web page, our Open House has been scheduled for Monday September 16th at 7:00pm.  This is a wonderful opportunity to gather as a community and learn of the expectations for the 2019 – 2020 school year.  We will be initially meeting in our gymnasium and then moving on to individual classrooms for classroom teacher presentations.

As we enter the first few weeks of the school year, your child’s teacher will begin doing some basic diagnostics on your child to identify where they are on the learning continuum.  This will be followed up be the administration of the NWEA assessment.  This assessment will be given three times through the school year to monitor student growth.  Please check with your child’s teacher to find out when the tests will be administered so you can make sure your child is ready to put forth their best efforts.

The staff and I welcome you to the beginning of a great school year!  We can’t wait to make this a memorable school year.


All The Best, 
Mr. Ellis


The September Newsletter is available at this link.


PowerSchool Parent Portal Information is available at this
link.

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.