Beck Weekly Update

Parent Info for March 4, 2022

Welcome to Mrs. Nowak!

You may have noticed a new staff member on our office team. Mrs. Jaclyn Nowak started as our Office Clerk this month. She joins Mrs. Polhemus, Mrs. Bonnie Stroven, and Grandma Jo in supporting our Beck front desk crew. Next time you stop in, say hello to Mrs. Nowak!

MARCH IS READING MONTH - The fun continues!

Reading month continues for our Beck reading-athletes! Today was wear our colors - red, white and blue! Next week students need to find their crazy socks (Wednesday) and then wear their school (grade-level color) t-shirt. We're very excited to welcome author Bryan Chick the following week. Mr. Chick's books, The Secret Zoo, and the Secret Zoo series of mysteries. I believe the students will have an opportunity to purchase copies and have the author sign them. More details on this will be sent home after his visit.
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Fun Day Pictures - Next Week!

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Totally Rad Date Night with Dad!

Our BFV sponsored event, "Totally Rad Date Night with Dad!" is scheduled for next Friday, March 11, 2022 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at The New Rink. The New Rink is located on Van Dyke Road, just south of 23 Mile Road. The event includes open roller skating, dinner and prizes!

This is a pre-paid event, and participants must register ahead of time to participate! The deadline for reservations is coming up fast! Deadline to reserve is Friday, March 4!

If you have questions about the event, contact Sara D. at

"Breakfast Door" - For Breakfast Only

Sometime during our inclement weather, many students began going in the 'Breakfast Door' each morning - but not to eat breakfast. Unfortunately the problem has grown and now we are experiencing way too many students in the cafeteria each morning. Students should go to their designated door to line up every day - unless they are eating breakfast. Students will be asked at the door if they are here to eat. If they are not eating, they will be directed to their outside classroom door.

Since students line up outside, please do not drop your child off too early. School starts at 8:40 and our doors open to admit students into the building at 8:35 a.m. Families should plan your drop off close to 8:30.

The "Breakfast Door" will stop admitting students for breakfast at 8:35.

Have an Unused Tricycle in your Garage?

If you have a tricycle in your garage that is no longer being used - please consider donating it to Beck! We are looking for some recreational equipment for our Young 5's and our CORE+ kindergarten students to use for recess times. If you have a tricycle you are willing to donate, please give us a call (586) 797-3900.

Spring is Around the Corner - and so are muddy wet clothes!

As the snow melts, we are finding more 'accidents' with students falling into wet areas, or getting pants/shoes muddy, during recess times. If you have 'outgrown' clothes from your children, and would like to donate a few, please let us know!

Our 'clothes closet' of loaner items is very low right now. We are in need of:

  • Boys Sweatpants or pants both large and small sizes
  • Underwear - boys and girls
  • Socks - boys and girls
  • Girls sweatpants or pants - size 6x or above

Having a loaner closet of clothes helps parents not have to run to school to provide dry clothing for their child if they fall in a puddle or have their chocolate milk fall on their lap at lunch! If your child needs to borrow some, simply wash them and send them back for another future user.

Another Upcoming Event from BFV . . .

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Date Night with Dad - Reservations Due this Friday, March 4!

Picture Day - SMILE! Wednesday, March 9

Date Night with Dad - Fri, March 11, 2022 5-7 p.m. @ New Rink

Statewide Tornado Drill, March 23 @ 1:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Round Up! March 24, 7:00 p.m. - Live this year!

April 1, 2022 - Half Day - End 3rd Marking Period, Records Day

Spring Break - No School for UCS Students, Apri. 4 - 8, 2022

Yearbooks are in the works!

We are working with Kaiser Studios on the 2021-2022 yearbook. The flyer should be going home sometime next week. Yearbooks are sold in advance and will be delivered to Beck in June. Stay tuned for more details!

School Times at Beck Centennial

Beck Start Time 8:40 a.m.

Doors open at 8:35

Dismissal Time 3:30 p.m.

Breakfast - Cafeteria doors will open at 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast doors close at 8:35 a.m.

Please don't drop your student off early (before 8:30) unless they are going into breakfast. We have had students try to come early to play on the playground. Parents should know that there is no teacher on duty on the playground before school.


All breakfasts and lunches are at no cost for 2021-2022 school year through a federal funding program!

You can find menus, allergen and nutrition on the link:

Optional Breakfast service begins at 8:15 a.m. each morning. Students will enter through the outside cafeteria door (along front parking lot).