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From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

It is difficult to believe that the school year is already half over. The beginning of the second semester provides us with the opportunity to review our educational objectives and assess progress to- wards achieving our goals for this year. There have been so many worthwhile activities happening at Flickinger, both in and out of the classrooms, as we continue with our academic endeavors. As I visit classrooms, I am excited to see our children engaged in academic discussions and strategic learning. I encourage you to ask your child about a strategy they are learning to use in one of their content areas. If they are unsure, pick their favorite subject and begin discussions about it. Children often respond better to specific questions, such as, “Tell me what you learned today in math?”

Beyond the classroom, students are engaged in character and academic enriching activities. Fifth and Sixth graders have formed a student government utilizing the principles and standards that our coun- try relies on. Students experience the election process for the executive and legislative branches as well as how the Supreme Court members get appointed. They also learn to shape their ideas for our school and experience the steps those ideas need to go through to make them into a law. Our Math and Science Olympiad teams are formed and have begun practicing for their events.

Involved parents are what help make Flickinger Elementary a successful school. Parents are integral to the success and achievement of our students. Studies show that when parents get involved in their children’s education good things happen; grades and test scores improve, children develop better social skills and they are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol. 

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 February Newsletter 

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.

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