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A Message From Mr. Ellis:

Photo of Mr. Ellis and a bearded student.

 

Dear All Star Parents/Guardians:

Welcome back from Spring Break!  I hope that each of you were able to have time to unplug and relax a little prior to the final months of school.  As we come back from break, please remember that we will be in the "Remote" setting from Monday, April 12th to Friday, April 16th.  We will be returning to our previous schedule (In-person learning M, T, Thrs, Fri) on Monday, April 19th.  Please know that if there are any changes to the schedule, we will communicate that with you.

Upcoming M-Step Testing:

All students in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 will be taking part in the M-Step state assessment later this month.  Students in grades 3, 4, and 6 will all take the English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments, while the 5th graders will be taking the same assessments plus Science and Social Studies.  You will receive more information as the testing dates and times are finalized.

I hope that each of you have a great April!

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.