Beck Weekly Update

Parent Info for April 1, 2022

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Beck Recieves Michigan School & Government Credit Union Library Grant!

Michigan Schools and Government branch manager, Mrs. Jennifer Burnett, presented Beck Centennial with a $750 donation to our school library thanks to their community support program. On hand to accept the donation was our Media Center teacher Mrs. Cheryl Boes, and our Literacy Consultant, Mrs. Jennifer Heywood. Mrs. Boes and Mrs. Heywood said they have great plans for the generous donation!
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6th Grade - Information

Our 6th graders took home the permission slip this week for their participation in UCS's annual Career Focus Luncheon. This year the event will be at Palazzo Grande and the keynote speaker will be Jeanna Trotman from WXYZ Channel 7. Beck students will be presenting their plans for future careers and enjoying a 'business lunch' with a mentor. Those permission slips are due back by Thursday, April 14, 2022.

Also, our 6th graders have an opportunity to purchase a composite photo of the class from Kaiser Studio. Those order forms also came home this week. Parents can purchase one for their family by sending in the order envelope with a check, or going online at Kaiser Studio and ordering it directly. Online orders should use the ID code: GCBECK22

If families need copies of either item above, please just call our office!

Teacher Appreciation Week - Help Wanted!

Our Beck Family Volunteers are looking for help for their annual event, Teacher Appreciation Week. This year the event is scheduled for May 2 - 6, 2022. They need all kinds of things to make this week happen! Check out the link below to see what this is all about!

First Day School Supply Kits Now Available to Order!

Looking forward to next school year? Our BFV has again renewed the option to order your child's school supplies - and benefit our school! First Day takes our Beck teacher requests for school supplies and creates custom made kits, with all name brand items, for each grade level. When you order, you can rest assured your child's school supplies will be waiting for them on their desk on the first day of school! And you won't have to endure the scavenger hunt through bins at Walmart or Target! Instead, enjoy time with your child in those last days in August! Our BFV earn funds for every kit sold - so it's a double win! Click on the link below to get more information or to order the kits!


Friday, April 1 - Last day of 3rd Marking Period

Report Cards sent home by email, Thursday, April 14

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

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

April - Autism Awareness Month - watch for our planned activities!

No School - Friday, April 15

M-STEP Testing begins - Virtual Academy Students - April 19 - Grade 6, April 20 & 21 - Grade 5, April 26 - 4th grade, April 27 - 3rd grade, and make-ups April 28.

M-STEP Testing begins for Beck 3rd graders April 27

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"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.


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).