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From The Principal

Thanks to all the generous Beck families our week of "Maier-y Christmas" raised over $5,700 for the Thomas Maier Heart and Lung Transplant Fund. The Candy Cane sales were a big hit, as was "Santa Hat Day"! Our classrooms enjoyed a holiday movie day and a holiday music day - all for a very good cause! Thank you to everyone who donated. This shows how caring and supportive our school community is. If you missed the opportunity to donate, or talk to friends or relatives who would like to participate, you can always go to this link to make a donation. We have more activities planned for January, so stay tuned!

The mission of Beck Centennial Elementary is to provide a respectful environment that enables children to communicate effectively, forge connections, and create opportunities for success within the global community.
Parents and students alike ask how we make the in/out decision for recess and outdoor play. It is based on a few factors, but mostly 'feels like' temperature. We use the "Wind Chill" degree to make our decision. If it feels like it's in the low teens, we'll usually stay inside. Students should always dress appropriately, however, because it is Michigan - and that means changing weather! An important winter dress component: BOOTS! No matter the temp, our playground is snow covered or muddy! Boots are a must!

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