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From The Principal

As we complete the final days of school, many families ask us for advice on how to help their child to continue to learn and practice their skills over the summer. Motivating your child to continue learning over the summer may be tough. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Show enthusiasm – Get excited about what you want your child to do. Show them that summer is the perfect time to make learning fun. For example, have your child research and read about a place you plan on visiting.
  • Explore topics your child is interested in - The public library is a great place to try to find books. They also have many activities planned that your child can participate in to further their learning.
  • Ask questions about what your child is learning or practicing and provide feedback - Get involved with their summer studies, even if it is just a few minutes per day. Showing interest in what your child is doing will make them truly believe that it is important.
  • Provide structure – Pick a specific time that your child is going to read or practice. Try to stick with the schedule so it becomes a part of your child’s routine.

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

This month is packed with many exciting opportunities. Flickinger celebrates our love for reading and writing by devoting one month to literacy. Reading daily builds fluency, exposes students to vocabulary words in a variety of contexts, broadens their knowledge of the world and strengthens communication skills.

We talked about reading being a super power that all of us have at our kick-off assembly. It is something that requires lots of training or practice to improve. I encourage you to reread some of your family’s favorite books, explore new authors at your local library or create your own story together as a family this month in celebration of literacy.

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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