Beck Weekly Update
Parent Info for May 6, 2022
Beck Centennial Elementary
USPBL March Is Reading Month - Time to Reserve Your Seats!
Thank You for Teacher Appreciation Week!
The Beck community is so generous! A big huge thank you to everyone who made this week special for our hardworking Beck teachers and support staff!
Thank You to Our Community Business Donors:
- Savvy Sliders
- Sign Bandits
- First Watch
- Sweetwaters Cafe
- Unwind Winery
Big Thanks for Our Parent Donors:
- Danielle Belmont - coordinator for donations!
- The Mason Family
- Connie Sifton
- Laymon Family
- Bugli Family
- Gojcaj Family
- Yike Family
And all of the families who donated goods, treats and gift certificates for the raffle! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
UCS Celebrate 28th Annual Career Focus Luncheon
Present and Future UCS Director of Transportation share ideas!
6th Graders Participate in Long Standing UCS Tradition - Career Focus Luncheon
The purpose of the event is to introduce students entering young adulthood to a variety of career options. This allows students to hear real stories about individual career journeys, and give them a better idea of the skills they will need to succed in life and after high school graduation. Our own Beck Family Volunteers sponsored a table. Mrs. Laura Brown represented the BFV and shared her experiences and her journey that led her to her career.
In addition to a delicious lunch, students and sponsors heard words of wisdom from our community leaders. UCS Superintendent, Mr. Robert Monroe, encouraged students to start their work toward career goals now, and UCS Foundation President Mr. Sherman Abdo, talked about the educational opportunities. The event also features a keynote speaker, who this year was Jeanna Trotman, weekend sports anchor on 7 Action News on WXYZ. Mrs. Trotman is also a UCS alum, graduating from Henry Ford II High School in Sterling Heights before earning a Communications degree from Lake Superior State University, and a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University.
To prepare for the event, students prepare their own career aspirations to share with their table sponsor. Over the years, the students have created resumes, prepared business cards, set their timelines, researched careers, and put together their plan for achieving their career goals. This year, students put their career presentations together on a PowerPoint and shared them at their tables. It is a memorable event, unique to Utica Community Schools, and one that encourages our 6th grade students to start planning for their career path right now!
M-STEP Testing Begins
M-STEP Testing Continues Next Week - May 9-13 Grades 4-5-6
If your child is participating in the MSTEP testing please make sure to help them do their best by encouraging them to get a good nights' sleep, eat a healthy breakfast and charge up their laptops!
Background Check for School Volunteers!
Field Day is Coming!
Mr. Chapp will need lots of parent volunteers to make this event a success! If you have time this day to come up and help out, please make sure to get your Volunteer Background Check form in and approved! Last day to accept Background Checks will be Friday, May 20 (in order to get them back on time!).
Watch for more information coming soon from Mr. Chapp on all the events planned and how you can help out!
Morning Drop Offs
Students should ONLY get out of cars along the front sidewalk area. Just like at pick up, pull as far forward as the car in front of you, unload your passengers, then pull into passing lane to continue on.
Students should be able to walk to their classroom doors from wherever they're droppd off - especially now that weather is getting nicer.
Reminders About Student Dress Code
First Day School Supply Kits Now Available to Order!
UCS FOOD SERVICES
You can find menus, allergen and nutrition on the link: www.uticak12.nutrislice.com
Optional Breakfast service begins at 8:15 a.m. each morning. Students will enter through the outside cafeteria door (along front parking lot).