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Flickinger students engineer a lesson in music
Students use technology to create music instruments
Engineering can be a wild ride
Rollercoaster shows students the ups and downs of engineering
Flickinger Third Graders Make Michigan Meaningful
Students study Michigan's regions and natural resources
Dr. Seuss characters come to life in annual Oakbrook Musical Extravaganza
Annual Musical enjoyed by students, community
Utica Community Schools honored as one of the nation’s top communities for music education
UCS community honored for music education excellence
Michigan lottery bets on UHS teacher as one of state's best
Teacher of the Week segment will air April 26

From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,
Thank you to all of the support you provided for our school’s showcase at the UCS School Board 
Meeting. It was a wonderful celebration of our students’ academic talents.

March was filled with creative and motivating ways to increase our students’ time reading. Thank you for your continued support at home encouraging and praising your child as they strive to reach higher levels of achievement through reading. The student body exceeded one of our school goals of reading 100,000 minutes by the third week of March.
One skill we are working on across all curriculum areas is incorporating elaboration of evidence in our written responses. This means the topic is developed and supported with evidence such as relevant facts, definitions and quotes or examples from the text. A few tips for strong elaboration include organizing your facts into topics then organizing your topics into subtopics. The writer can use things the subtopics have in common to tie them together so it doesn’t seem like a string of facts.

 During the months of April and May, our students in grades 3 through 6 will be given the Michigan Department of Education’s summative assessment called Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M
-STEP). This assessment will measure student knowledge in the specified content area through the grade level they are in. All grades will be evaluated in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Fifth graders will have additional assessments in Science and Social Studies. We ask that you help us by seeing that your child has enough sleep each night, a good breakfast and arrive to school on time. Your support has a tremendous impact on your child’s overall experience.

 The last quarter of the school year contains off
-site learning experiences for many grade levels, music concerts and Parent Group activities. If you are planning on attending a field trip with your child, please make sure you have a UCS Volunteer Background Check completed at least 2 weeks prior to the activity. This is something you only need to complete once.

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

Click HERE for 5K Registration Form!

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.
For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link