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From The Principal

Dear Flickinger Families,

Welcome to the challenging and exciting 2019-2020 school year at Flickinger Elementary.  The arrival of this letter means summer is drawing to a close and school will soon be starting.  The entire Flickinger team, including the office and custodial staff, are busy making sure the school is ready to open.

I would like to welcome Mrs. Christine Gifford to our office staff as administrative assistant.  We are open from 8:00 to 4:00 daily.  If you have a new neighbor that needs to enroll, please share this information with them.  We would like to meet them and assist in getting their child ready for the upcoming school year. 

Health plan forms were sent out at the end of last school year.  Please call or stop in the office if you need a new set. It is imperative that we have the most accurate information about your child’s medical condition and how to contact you should an emergency arise. We ask that medications and health forms be dropped off at our office prior to the first day of school.  This allows us to review the information and be prepared to assist your child with medical needs beginning with the first day of school.

The first day of school for students is a half day on Tuesday, September 3, from 8:25 a.m.–11:29 a.m

Bus information is scheduled to be posted on the UCS website. Please remember that buses may run late the first few days of school. 

Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m., beginning on Tuesday, September 4, the cost is $1.75.  Lunch will begin on Wednesday, September 5.  Hot lunch cost is $2.75 and milk is .45 cents if purchased separately. 

On Thursday, August 29 the Kindergarten teachers will host aMeet & Greet” for you and your child from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  This visit 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 10, 2019 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 28, 2019.  Your child’s assignment can also be viewed via the PowerSchool Parent Portal that will be available beginning August 28, 2019.  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 28, 2019, please contact the school office at 586-797-4900.

Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 10 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.

A copy of this letter and a suggested supply list will be posted to the Flickinger Elementary website:   If you participated in the Summer Challenge, remember to bring your completed reading log back to school by Friday, September 13th.

I am very excited to meet you and your family.  I look forward to hearing about your summer experiences. We are going to have another great school year.



Nancy Brunetz, Principal


Important Dates and Information:


Wed., Aug. 28  4 - 9 p.m.  S.A.C.C. Paperwork Drop off  Night                                                          
Thurs., Aug. 29   3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Kindergarten Meet & Greet   

Tues., Sept. 3    8:25 a.m. - 11:29 a.m.    1st Day of School (1/2 day)                                                                                                    
Wed., Sept. 4     8:25 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.   Full Day of School

Tues., Sept. 10     7:00 p.m.            Curriculum Night                        
Fri., Sept. 13                Return Summer TEAM Challenge flyer

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