March News 2023
Events coming up in March
Our One School One Book this year is Dragon in a Bag and the books should have come home (one per family) on Friday, March 3.
March 6: 5th grade Growth and Development Presentations
March 8: Our 6th grade students will visit Bemis
March 9: Our third assembly from Doug Sheer is presented today and we have two music concerts this evening. Third grade and Fifth grade
March 10: PTO Skate Night at The Rink 5:30-
March 14: PTO meeting in media center at 6pm (takes the place of the cancelled meetings on Feb. 28 and March 28.
March 20: First Day of Spring
March 21: PTO Jet's Pizza night
March 23: Tornado Drill 1:00pm
March 24: Half day of school. Dismissal at 11:44am
PTO Daddy Daughter Dance 7-9pm
March 27: Author Jonathon Rand visits
March 31: PTO Chuck E Cheese night
NO SCHOOL/Spring Break April 3-7 Students return to school on April 10.
District Art Fair
If you want to send something in as your child's birthday treat-please send something other than food
Spring Pictures are March 16
Please share the attached flyer (6A) and message below in your next parent communication to inform them of available vegetarian options.
Did you know that we offer vegetarian options every day? Please go to https://uticak12.nutrislice.com for menu offerings.
Future Planning May 2 Bond and Millage info
UCS Wellness Podcast
The UCS Wellness team is happy to announce the eleventh episode of our podcast series, featuring the students from Utica High School Student Mental Health Committee focusing on Teen Mental Health and Wellness.
Below is a list of the podcasts that are available on the UCS Wellness page. UCS Wellness - Utica Community Schools:
- Mental Health with guest Nancy Buyle
- Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
- Family Communication
- CARE of Southeastern Michigan
- Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
- Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
- Our Youth and Vaping
- Youth and Suicide Prevention
- The Detour Project
- Self-Regulation Strategies
- Teen Mental Health and Wellness
Walk-In Interviews - Transportation
School Bus Drivers
Our UCS bus drivers make a difference every day in the lives of our students. UCS drivers are the first person students see every morning and the last at the end of the day. We are looking for individuals who want to help drive the future for our students.
If you are interested in becoming a bus driver, walk in interviews are being held on March 8, 15 and 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at our UCS Auxiliary Services Department, 6600 18 Mile Rd, Sterling Heights, MI 48314.
This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking for a full or part time job that follows the school calendar. For more information, please visit https://www.uticak12.org/driverseat.
When? Feb. 8, March 1, April 12, May 1.
Why? This practice supports our Positive Behavior Intervention System (PBIS), our use of appropriate social skills and brings us closer as a school community. It introduces students to other peers and other adults/teachers in the building.
Doug Sheer Assemblies (This month is the THIRD and last of 3 Assemblies Doug will bring to Graebner this year)
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Thank you to the Graebner families who donated!
Henry Ford Health School and Community Wellness
Thank you for for a right turn only onto Saal Road out of the lot during arrival and dismissal.
Thank you for only parking in designated parking spots in the front lot only.
Please use the cross walk when walking students from a parking spot. The cross walk is between the two large red cones in front of the busses in the morning and between the first buss and the rest of the busses in the pm. Walking between the busses, even if the driver sees you, is very unsafe for both you and your student (s).
Students are always accompanied by an adult in the lot. This is for your safety and the safety of your children.
Also, it is very important that once the busses are leaving the lot, they are able to pull out quickly. Please do not hold spots for cars, let cars into line ahead of the busses or block busses. Thank you. Your cooperation is seen and appreciated!
Graebner's 50th Anniversary
This year we are celebrating 50 years of Graebner Dolphins! Yes, it is Graebner’s 50th Birthday and we are throwing a party to celebrate the wonderful learning and memories that have happened here at Graebner! You can expect to see much more information to come!
The date of our 50th Anniversary Celebration is May 24 from 5:30-7:30pm. So mark your calendar and spread the word to anyone you might know who attended Graebner as a child because we would love to celebrate with them!
Lastly, if you yourself went to Graebner, please reach out to me! I would love to hear from you, give you a special invitation, and get your feedback! Please be sure to tell me what your favorite Graebner memory was as a student. firstname.lastname@example.org