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UCS Update - December 7
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From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

Thank you for attending Parent/Teacher Conferences last month.  The staff and I appreciate your continued partnership in developing an academic foundation that will lead our students to success in their futures.  Please remember to obtain and set-up your Parent PowerSchool account if you have not already.  Report cards will continue to be sent out electronically for the remaining quarters of the school year.

One way our staff is supporting student learning in mathematics is through the use of Interactive Math Notebooks.  Students record their learning using this unique form of note-taking.  Your child’s teacher guides her students through creating pages of notes containing drawings, diagrams and example problems.  Math vocabulary is not only defined but embedded within the topic the students are learning so they can make meaningful connections.  Because of their creative-nature, interactive math notebooks allow students to be active participants in their own learning.  I encourage you to ask your child to bring their notebook home periodically to see what they are learning about in math.   Notebooks are great resources that can be used both in and outside of the classroom.  They are especially helpful when completing homework.  Additional resources can be found at  Your child can find this link on our district website under the Utica Learning Interchange.  Students type “Utica-(their login) and use their “ITS” password.  Teachers can help if your child is unsure what their login is.

 On behalf of our entire staff, I would like to wish you and your family many happy moments during this Winter Break.  I thank you for your generous donations of toys, hats, mittens and canned foods.  We will be collecting items until December 14th.  It has been a wonderful way for Flickinger to support the families within our community.   Enjoy the time off with your family and we look forward to seeing you in 2019!


Nancy Brunetz, Proud Flickinger Principal 

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

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please click link.

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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