All-Star Announcements

September 1, 2023

Beacon Tree Families:

The first week is under our belts! You can feel the love and energy in this building and my cheeks seriously hurt from so much smiling and laughing with you and your children. As I stated previously, my true love is watching learning in action, and I am seeing some amazing things going on here at Beacon Tree. The TEACHERS! The TEACHERS! WOW! They have the perfect love language for students, and it is so uplifting to witness firsthand. I look forward to being able to continue to observe such greatness every day.

I appreciate your flexibility and patience as we navigate the new parking lot procedures together. There are a few tips I would like to remind families of:

*Parents are to park in the south lot ONLY.

*When dropping off, please use the drop off lane and not the passing lane.

*Please have your child ready to exit the car upon entering the parking lot. In order to keep the line moving, we cannot have parents getting out and opening the doors for their kiddos.

*Please respect our staff at all times.

TOGETHER, we can master this! :)

Upcoming Dates to Remember


SEPT 1-4 - No school ~ Labor Day holiday weekend

SEPT 5 - Full day ~ classes resume following holiday weekend

SEPT 7 - Open House/Curriculum Night (7:00)

SEPT 14 - Fun Run Assembly 2:30 (students only)

SEPT 20 - No school ~ teacher professional development workday

SEPT 29 - Fun Run


OCT 11 - Picture Day

OCT 17 - Trunk-r-Treat

NWEA Parent Toolkit

Parents: the NWEA window is quickly approaching. Please click on the link below to access our NWEA Parent Toolkit. It is filled with information and some tips.

Parking Lot Procedures

I have included a map of the school and parking lot to assist you with this new process. Please follow the parking lot procedures below...

PASSING LANE: this lane is solely for passing NOT dropping off children. Please DO NOT use this lane to drop off your children.

*buses will now load and unload in the bus lane located in the north parking lot

*the drop off lane will be located in the south parking lot

*cars will pull in the entrance and drive around the south parking lot loop

*students are asked to be seated on the passenger side of the car

*students are asked to be ready to exit the vehicle once it is stopped (backpack / lunch on lap)

*once your car is stopped, your child(ren) can exit the car and walk to their door

*cars will then proceed through and exit the parking lot

*please do not park or sit idle in the drop off lane

*you may park in the main lot


*cars must remain in the drop off lane while dropping off, please no passing

*we all MUST obey our crossing guards at all times

*please DO NOT leave your car unattended in the drop off / pick up zone


*you may park in the parking lot

*you may wait in the pick-up lane for your child, but you must wait in the car

*if you wait in the car for your child and they enter your car, you may use the PASSING LANE to pass the others who are waiting


*cars must remain in the drop off / pick up lane while waiting please no passing in this lane

*we all MUST obey our crossing guards at all times

*please DO NOT leave your car unattended in the drop off / pick up zone

**We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.

New Map

Big picture
Big picture

Open House

NEW this year...families will come and report directly to the classrooms. There will be two sessions. Mrs. Lenz will provide an announcement with details and then the session will begin. Then, we will have a five minute transition time. Finally, Mrs. Lenz will make an announcement for the second session to begin.

Doors Open: 6:50 p.m.

Session One: 7:00 p.m. - 7:25 p.m.

Transition: 7:25 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Session Two: 7:30 p.m. - 7:50 p.m.

Big picture

Device Insurance

The cost of device insurance has increased from $15.00 to $17.50 per student. The Payschools website has changed to Payschools Central. In order to purchase the device insurance parents will need their child(ren) student ID number (which can be found on the report card) and create a NEW Payschools Central account. The directions for creating an account can be found at:

Please note that the final date to enroll in the optional device insurance plan is Friday, September 8th.

Devices on Busses

Please remember that students are not allowed to use their devices on the bus. If you could help us out and remind your children as well, we appreciate it.

From our btv...

"We are excited to welcome Mrs. Lenz, our new staff members, and families to the Beacon Tree community. We’ve been hard at work finalizing the calendar of events for this year and will be sharing it soon. Until then, we have the meeting dates set for 2023 and our Grade Level Tee sale starting this Friday. Order forms can be found at We look forward to a fun year and thank you for your support!

The BTV Board"

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

School officially begins at 9:00 AM. Students may begin lining up at their designated locations and supervision begins at 8:50 AM.

*There are TWO separate lot loops. The NORTH lot will be the designated BUS LOOP and the SOUTH lot will be the DROP OFF LOOP.

Arrival Procedures:

  • Students will line up outside their designated main door beginning at 8:50 until the doors open.
  • The drop off lane in the parking lot will allow students to exit vehicles on the passenger side and walk to their line up spot.
  • Supervision does not begin until 8:50. Parents DO NOT leave your child unattended or drop them in the drop off lane prior to our supervision times.


Walkers/car riders/pickups will be dismissed from their door locations at 3:50 PM. At the 3:50 bell, teachers (or safety/service squad students) will walk all lower grade bus students to their bus for departure.

Security Procedures

We are asking for your assistance to ensure that our security procedures during the school day are effective. As many of you know, our school has a security camera, intercom, and buzzer at the front main entrance for use during the school day. To help us assist you when you would like to enter the school:

1. Please press the buzzer to speak with someone in the office

2. You will be asked to state your name and reason for visiting

3. You may be asked to show your photo ID into the security camera above the outside door

4. Office staff will then be able to buzz you inside

5. All visitors must immediately register in the office

In addition, we are asking you to not let any visitors in the door as you enter (and they come up behind you) or as you exit the building.

The teachers and staff are committed to student safety and security and we would like to thank you for your assistance in helping keep the students of Beacon Tree safe.

Important Note About PaySchools for the 2023-24 School year

PaySchools has improved its platform this year to provide a system that is consistently more reliable and user friendly. The end result for parents will be that the information they need will be personalized for their child.

As a result, families will be asked to recreate an account (even if you previously had a PaySchools account). Once created, you will be provided with those product choices that directly relate to your child.

Just follow these easy steps:

  • Create an account from your computer or tablet at:
  • Complete the account registration by selecting register, enter your profile details, setting up your password via the email link that will be sent to you, then logging in.
  • Add your children to your account using their student ID numbers. ID numbers are found on their report card available through PowerSchool.
  • If you like, enter credit card and/or banking information as forms of payments to use with your PaySchools account.

A complete guide (with screen shots) is available at this link.

Need help with your PaySchools Central account?
8:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET (M-F)

School Meals

All meals are free this year thanks to the Michigan School Meals law (2A). Students that would like to be eligible for benefits, such as pay-to-participate sports, college entrance/AP testing fees, summer EBT cards and more need to complete the Eligibility Benefits Form or the School Meals and Summer EBT Form (2B). These forms are available at Please encourage your parents to complete these forms to ensure our Title I and other specialized funding is received from the state. Paper applications are arriving at your schools this week. For Elementary schools please only send 1 copy home with either the oldest or the youngest child in the family. Secondary schools please have paper copies available in your main offices.

Breakfast Procedure

If your child is coming in for breakfast, they must enter through the main doors and proceed directly to the gym. Doors will open at 8:40. Please do not have your child enter at this time if they are not eating breakfast.
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

2023-2024 Student Handbook (click below)

2023-2024 UCS Calendar


August 29: First Day of School All K-12 Students- Elementary Student Half Day


September 1: No School for K-12 Students

September 4: No School for K-12 Students - Labor Day

September 20: No School for K-12 Students


October 12: Secondary Student Half Day - All Secondary Afternoon Conferences, High School only Evening Conferences

October 18: No School for K-12 Students

October 19: Junior High School Only - Evening Conferences

October 27: Elementary Student Half Day - End of Marking Period

October 31: Elementary Student Half Day


November 7: No School for K-12 Students - Election Day

November 9: Elementary Student Half Day - Afternoon Conferences

November 22 - 24: No School for K-12 Students - Thanksgiving Break


December 19: Secondary Student Half Day - Exams

December 20: Secondary Student Half Day - Exams

December 21: All Students K-12 Half Day - Exams and End of Marking Period

December 22 - January 2, 2024: No School for K-12 Students - Winter Break


January 15: No School for K-12 Students - Martin Luther King Jr. Day


February 19-23: No School for K-12 Students - Mid-Winter Break


March 22: Elementary Student Half Day - End of Marking Period

March 25-29: No School for K-12 Students - Spring Break


May 27: No School for K-12 Students - Memorial Day


June 5: Secondary Student Half Day - Exams

June 6: All Students K-12 Half Day - Exams

June 7: All Students K-12 Half Day - Exams and Last Day of School

Big picture

2023-2024 Supply Lists (click below to access all lists)

Breakfast and Lunch Menus