What's Happening at the "D"

V5 #5 2018/2019

Grades 4-6 Progress Reports will be taken home by students on Friday, December 13th

A note from the Principal...

Hello DeKeyser families,

When I'm reading for enjoyment, I read things about school, education, learning, children, thinking... you get the picture. :) Recently, I came across this "open letter" to parents on a teacher's blog.

When students make a mistake and it affects another student, there are times when parents of the other student ask about the student who made the first mistake. I cannot share the consequences that the student receives or other personal information.

When I came across this "open letter", I thought it would be a good message to send out, I found it thought provoking.

Please take a moment to click below.


With gratitude,

Mary Beth Merlo

Digital Information and Communication Technology - Smart Phones and Smart Watches

Utica Community Schools has a school board policy to address Digital Information and Communication Technology. Unless being used for teacher initiated educational purposes, Smart Phones and Smart Watches can be kept in student backpacks turned off. If you would like more information about School Board Policy 5160, please click here: http://www.uticak12.org/cms/One.aspx?From=kr&portalId=578321&pageId=1221983&objectId.161830=5632868&contextId.161830=2383370&lastCat=6619061

Parking Lot Safety

Safety is number one!

I have heard some concerns from parents lately about parents not following the flow of traffic. If you would like to park on the left side of the parking lot, please follow proper traffic flow and drive through the parking lot. A diagram of traffic flow is attached.

As a reminder:

~The flow of traffic is one way.

~Driving to the parking lot behind the building is NOT allowed, no student drop off in the back of the building.

~Please be courteous to other drivers, kids are most likely within earshot and modeling patience will benefit their learning.

Thank you! :)

School Breakfast and Lunch menus

The Food and Nutrition Services Department is excited to announce that all menus are now digitally accessible on all devices to allow for personalized viewing options. Users can select to view nutritional and allergen information, as well as customize print and language settings. Menus can also be viewed at https://uticak12.nutrislice.com, or on the UCS Mobile App.

Please see flyer below for more info.

School breakfast begins Tuesday, September 4th and school lunches begin Wednesday, September 5th.

School meal prices for students will remain unchanged for the 2018-2019 school year.

2018-2019 Meal Prices

Elementary, Lunch $ 2.75

Junior High, Lunch $ 2.90

High School, Lunch $ 2.95

All Grades, Breakfast $ 1.75

School Age Child Care Mid Winter Day Camp

!!!Congratulations to our VIP Parking Spot Winners!!!

At our Spring Fling this year, we raffled off a parking spot in the front of the lot, closest to the building. The winning family may park in the spot during the month designated at any time.

Here is a list of winners by month:

December: Jen Gonzalez

January: Kellie Clark

February: Tara Schmid

March: Kayla Cardillo

April: Jen Gonzalez

May: Amanda Peebles

June: Kellie Clark

This parking spot will be monitored, please do not park in the spot unless you are the month's winner. Thank you!

2018/2019 School Calendar

Next year's calendar of district school days and vacation days has been released. Please click below to see a copy of the calendar.

Upcoming Events...

12/5- Cub Scout Join Night 6:15

12/7 - Parents Night Out

12/10- The Kindness Adventure Assembly 2:30pm

12/14- Santa Shop

12/18 - School Store

12/18 - 5th Grade Concert at Stevenson 7pm

12/24 - Holiday Break

1/2- School Resumes

1/8- PTCG Meeting 7pjm

1/21- NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

1/24- 1/2 Day

1/25 - 1/2 Day

2/1- Semester 1 Grades emailed home to parents (tentative)

DeKeyser Attendance Line - (586)797-4499

If your child will be absent from school, please call our attendance line and leave a message.

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