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From The Principal

Happy Summer!

Dear Flickinger Families,

The end of school year flew by!  Thank you to all of the families that volunteered for our Field Day event.  It was wonderful to have this activity return this year.

I am incredibly proud of all the progress each student has made.  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.  We also have the Little Free Library outside the school to visit for books.
  • 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.

Finally, I want to thank you for partnering with me to do our very best for the students of Flickinger Elementary this school year.  Our students could not be more friendly, fun and enthusiastic for learning.  I feel very fortunate to be a part of a phenomenal team comprised of a staff committed to teaching children and their learning along with a supportive community of parents that truly understand that we all work together to do the absolute best we can for our children.

Thank you for being a part of our Flickinger TEAM and supporting excellence in education for all Flickinger students! 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call our office at (586) 797-4900.


Have an amazing day!

Mrs. Brunetz


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

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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.