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Principal’s Corner

Our Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Thursday, November 16. This is another opportunity to meet with your teacher and find out how your child is progressing both academically and socially this year. It is extremely important for you to spend time with your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and see how you may help your child at home.

Here are some helpful hints:

Before the conference:
o Make a list of things to tell your child’s teacher
o Make a list of questions to ask the teacher
During the conference:
o Please be on time and be understanding of our need to meet with each parent
o Start the conference with a positive note
o Listen carefully and discuss any questions and concerns you may have about your child’s academic and social progress

After the Conference:
o Discuss the conference with your child
o Stress the good things the teacher said and talk about the suggestions made for improvement
Our primary goal is to meet with each child’s parents during the conference window. We look forward to seeing you!

Jacob Palmer, Principal

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

Utica Community Schools is Michigan's second largest school district.   

Student achievement in the district outpaces all county, state and national averages. The district's graduation rate is 12 points higher than the state average and students and staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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