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Principal’s Corner

Happy Holiday wishes are extended to all! Parent-teacher conferences were a tremendous success. It is great to report that our conference attendance rate was 99%! The support and communication between our parents and the school staff is vital and appreciated.

Winter weather has decided to avoid us a bit but it won’t be long before snow and bitter cold arrives. As long as it above 10 degrees, including wind chill factor, we will be going outside for recess. Please keep this in mind when you send your child off to school. Coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and boots need to be worn to protect your child from the elements. In the event that the temperature does fall below 10 degrees we will be having inside recess.

Our PTO sponsored Santa Land begins December 11. This is a great opportunity for students to shop at a low cost.

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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