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Teaching Coding with Robotics
Robots bring coding to life
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Chess Champ
Flickinger student earns championship title in Michigan
Coding gets things moving at Flickinger Elementary
Students learn how to program mini robots
UCS ThunderQuest storms into Henry Ford II
Lego Robotics teams will compete on November 11
Ike, Stevenson present choir concerts
Join us Wednesday for our Fall Choir Concerts

From The Principal

Thank you for attending our Open House last month. It was a great opportunity to connect with families about content and classroom expectations for your child’s grade level. Research shows that par- ent involvement in schools positively impacts a student’s academic progress. One way to keep in com- munication with school is by utilizing PowerSchool Parent Portal. The office has your login information if you are in need of it. Another way to stay connected to what your child is learning is through class- room communications. Your child’s teacher may share curriculum information in their classroom news- letter or website. 

Find out more about what is going on at Flickinger by checking out our October Newsletter!

The mission of Flickinger Elementary School is to provide a caring, academic environment that empowers students to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

On Wednesday, August 30 the Kindergarten teachers will host a “Meet & Greet” for you and your child from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This evening is designed to reduce any apprehension about the first day of school by allowing parents and students the opportunity to meet the teachers and explore the classrooms. Kindergarten parents will be expected to attend Curriculum Night on September 14, 2017 for detailed information about the Kindergarten curriculum.

This year, we will communicate grade level classroom assignments for your child in a convenient and secure manner. We will be emailing the classroom assignments to you directly using the e-mail addresses on file in PowerSchool on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Your child’s assignment can also be viewed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will be available beginning August 30, 2017. If you do not receive an email or are unable to access the information through the Parent Portal by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, please contact the school office at 586-797-4900.

Curriculum Night is scheduled for Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. This is your opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and to understand the teachers’ academic and behavioral expectations. I urge all parents and guardians, especially those new to our school, to put this evening on your calendar. The opportunity to meet your child’s teacher helps to set the stage for your child’s success this school year. This evening is designed, for adults only, as a general overview of the teacher’s expectations. If you have specific questions about your child, I urge you to contact your child’s teacher to set-up a conference.

We are in need of Lunch Supervisors and Lunch Volunteers. Lunch Supervisors work from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and may apply through the district to get paid for their time. Lunch Supervisors and Volunteers help children with their lunch needs and oversee lunch recess.

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.
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