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From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

It is hard to believe a quarter of the school year has been completed.  Thank you to all of the families that came to our Fall Festival.  It was a wonderful opportunity to get so many of our school community members together.  The Parent Group did another outstanding job organizing it for our school.

The month of November will be busy with Staff Professional Development, Parent-Teacher Conferences and our charitable giving campaigns.  Tuesday, November 5th is Election Day.  There is no school for students. Flickinger teachers will be deepening their understanding of reading development. These topics help us provide your child with a rigorous curriculum that helps prepare students to be college and career ready.

                The staff and I look forward to meeting with you for Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for November 12th and 14th.  We strive to continue our strong collaboration with 100% attendance rate.  Parents will receive their child’s report card electronically on November 19th as long as they are signed up for PowerSchool Parent Portal.  If you need this information, please contact the office staff for assistance.

                Harvard Family Research Project recently published some tips for parents to help prepare for conferences.  Here are a few things they suggested.

What to expect?

  • A two-way conversation- Conferences are most productive when both people talk and listen.  Your child’s teacher will share their academic progress and attendance.  Parents are encouraged to share what their child is like at home and ask questions to clarify grade level expectations.
  • Emphasis on learning- To get ready for your child’s conference, look at the assignments and tests they bring home.  It is also helpful to talk to them about how they think they are doing and what areas they feel they need to improve on.
  • Opportunities and challenges- Parents, teachers and students are all working towards the same goal which is academic success for your child.  Be prepared to hear positive feedback and areas of improvement for your child.  This meeting is a great opportunity to develop a plan on how to help your child with some of his or her challenges.

Thank you for your continued support of our school.  I wish all of your families well during the November holidays.


Nancy Brunetz, 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.

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.