January 12 Update
January 12
Posted on 01/14/2018
The graphic of a snowman

January 12, 2018

Dear Beck Families,

Well, Michigan weather is doing its best to keep us on our toes!  We’ve had cold days and snow days already this school year!  Please continue to send your children dressed for winter weather!  We make decisions to go outside for recess based on the weather that day – so use the motto:  “Always be prepared!”

Lots of good things to share with you:

Beck Science Night – Tuesday, Jan. 16.  From 6:00-8:00 p.m. Cranbrook Academy of Science is bringing interesting science exhibits for our students to share.  Cost is $6 per child – adults are no charge.  If you’re interested in coming, and haven’t registered, please RSVP on Tuesday, or we can accept entries at the door!  For the flyer click here:  Beck Science Night Flyer 

Social Studies Olympiad – Looking for new members!  It’s time to start planning for Social Studies Olympiad 2018! Participation is open to students in grades 3 through 6th.  This year’s theme is: Earth Our Home “We received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” Pope Francis, July 7, 2015

An informational meeting was held on Thursday, January 4th, but there is still time to join!  Contact:  Mrs. Breininger at dawn.breininger@uticak12.org for more information.  Permission slips and event sign up are due Friday, January 19th

Calling all future Kindergarteners!  - If you have a child who will be 5 years old before September 1, 2018, you will want to attend our Kindergarten Open House, March 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m..  For more information, please see the attached flyer:  Kindergarten Memo 

UCS Pre-School/Nursery School Open House –  On Wednesday, February 15, the UCS Early Childhood program is inviting parents in to meet teachers, see classrooms and get answers to your questions.  For more information, call 586-797-4660, visit the website:  www.ucscommunityeducation.com or click on the attached flyer:  Pre-School Open House 

School Messenger Texting Option - An option is being added to the automated SchoolMessenger system that will allow buildings and the district to send text messages to UCS parents. To activate, parents will need to accept a message request from the district. The request will be sent to all parents with cell phone numbers listed in PowerSchool on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. Please see attached flyer:  UCS Messenger Flyer 

No School Monday, January 15 – All UCS schools will be closed Monday, January 15, 2018 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  School will resume on Tuesday, January 16.

Boots! – Parents please help make sure students come prepared for winter weather – especially wearing boots!  Our playground is very wet and muddy, and we don’t have the snow removed from the blacktop areas quickly enough after a snow fall.  Today about 50% of our students came unprepared for Michigan weather.  We appreciate you helping them to remember to dress appropriately!

Daddy Daughter Dance – February 9, 2018 is our first Daddy Daughter Dance.  The event is from 6:00 – 10:00 at Shelby Gardens.  Dads and daughters interested in attending should plan to get their reservation in quickly!  Last day to accept reservations is next Friday, January 19.  Invitations went home with every Beck young lady.  For more information please contact event chair (and our art teacher), Mrs. Grasl at jennifer.grasl@uticak12.org    



Christine Wilson