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From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful break filled with warm memories. As the weather turns cooler and we move into flu season, runny noses, sneezing and coughing will unavoidably start increasing among our students. There are some very easy steps that parents can take to help the school community minimize the commonplace viruses of winter.

Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds;
Avoid touching eyes, noses and mouths with unwashed hands;
Cover mouths and noses when coughing with a tissue or a sleeve, NOT your hands; Disinfect frequently commonly touched surfaces, like toys and doorknobs

Despite our best efforts, sometimes our children get sick. Students should remain home when they are experiencing vomiting, fever or severe colds. They need to remain home for 24 hours after the fever is gone before returning to school. Some illnesses require our students to be home for multiple days. It would be helpful to send in a doctor’s note when your child returns to school for our attendance records. 

I thank you for your continued support and dedication to all of our students achieving their potential. 

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