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Thank you parents for your support and understanding through this latest batch of Michigan EXTREME weather. Conferences have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6. Your teacher will reach out to you to confirm the day and time. Please remember that this conference period is by request only. All other cancelled events are in the process of being rescheduled, we will communicate new dates once we finalize the details.

 As we close out the first month of 2019, we also complete our first semester of the school year. Report cards will be sent home on February 6 electronically. Copies of the report card and your parent portal password are in the office if you have not set up your account.

 As we prepare for the end of winter we also gear up for Kindergarten Registration scheduled for Wednesday, March 13 at 7pm.  All Utica elementary buildings will be hosting a meeting. Please make sure to share this day with your friends and neighbors. We can all relate to the day when we had to prepare to send our first child to school. The uncertainty and questions can create some anxiety with new parents. Please encourage them to attend the open house and feel free to share the information included in this newsletter or you can also look up all information online at

Stay warm!

Jacob Palmer

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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link