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From The Principal

I hope you had a wonderful summer vacation! The staff and I are very excited to start the 2017-18 school year with your children. While the school was closed, our staff was involved in professional development in literacy and our school improvement strategies. Deepening our knowledge in these areas assists us with continuing to deliver high quality instruction to ensure success for all of our students.

“TEAM” will continue to be a school theme. Our focus will emphasis on goal setting and personal growth. Students and staff will work together to create “game plan” to achieve their goals. When learners set high expectations for themselves and create a plan to reach them, they are more likely to attain them and often surpass their goal. This success motivates them to challenge themselves in the future. 

On behalf of the entire staff, I welcome you to a new school year! 

Find out more about what is going on at 
Flickinger by checking out our September 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.
For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link