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Hello Beck Families!

I wanted to update parents on the days for School Pictures next week.  We have arranged for Kaiser Studios to be at Beck for two (whole) days - to catch both a.m. and p.m. students each of the days.  Those days are now Monday, Feb. 1  and  Friday, Feb. 5. 


We will have two sites set up within the building – one for ONLY lower elementary K-3, and one for ONLY upper, 4-6.  We anticipate that we will be able to get through the grade levels that are present, but are not completely sure as we will have to socially distance and clean between students.  Students will wear masks during their short time out of their classrooms, but will be able to take them off for the photos!  :) 


Room 13             Grades K-3                        3rd grade, 1st grade, K, 2nd grade

Room 22             Grades 4-6                        5th grade, 4th grade, 6th grade


We will have the photographers here all day on both days.  So, our fall-back plan is in the event a student is absent, perhaps they’ll catch the second day.  If we don’t get to all the students on the first day, we will get to them on the 2nd day.

Order forms went home with a.m. students already.

You can also order online at: and use our school code:  2020BECK


Christine Wilson


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.

New kindergarten parents - circle Thursday, March 18 in your calendar for our virtual kindergarten open house at 7 p.m. For more information, please see the kindergarten link at the top of our page. 

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.