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Principal’s Corner

 We are having a successful beginning for students at Switzer this year.  I want to thank parents for attending our Open House and for hitting our school goal of $25,000! It is great to see how much our community supports our school. Congratulations to all on a great first month and we will be sending information home soon on our COLOR RUN.

Our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports) model and the 3 Bee’s is off to another great start. Students are rewarded with tickets when they are noticed using their positive behavior skills. Our school wide matrix and voice thermometer were shared on our “Team Day” and are included in this newsletter. There are some changes that we encourage parents to talk with their students about: APPRECIATING DIFFERENCES and LEARNING FROM THE UNIQUINESS OF ONE ANOTHER.

Unintentionally, our children are exposed to mature content through the media, technology, television and radio. It is a challenge to filter what they see and hear. How we respond to one another is important. We strive for students to respond to each other positively and with respect. We may be different in beliefs or backgrounds but we are all EAGLES!

The Switzer parking lot is a busy place. Please consider to utilize curbside drop off in the morning. Remember to give our buses the right of way because they have other children they need to pick up for school. If you are parking, make sure to walk with your child at the cross walk. Together we can make sure everyone arrives and departs from school safely.

As we enter October we get to enjoy cooler temperatures and of course Halloween! Please remember that we have a half day on October 31. Classes have great activities planned and an outdoor parade at 10:30, weather permitting. I will be opening the gates so parents can park in the back field.  Remember that this is a school day so please leave inappropriate costume accessories (weapons, blood, swords) at home.

Let’s have another super, swell month!

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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