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March is Reading Month
Celebrate the excitement all month long
Electronic Report Cards
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What's New in 2016-2017 School Year
Messmore Elementary students are returning to some exciting changes for the new year. Here is a look at "What's New" for 2016-2017.

March is Reading Month

March is “reading” month. Our theme for this month is “CAMP
READMORE.” The students have a calendar of reading events happening this month to keep them focused on reading. Please be sure to post it so your student does not miss out participating.

Reading highlights this month:
 Happy Camper Book Fair - 3/20 to 3/24
 Tickets to a ball game by meeting classroom reading goal
 Author visit - ‘My Mouth is a Volcano” by Julia Cook.
Reading is a skill important to success in life. Developing an early interest and love for reading helps set the stage. Share books or articles and guide the conversation. Not only ask about characters, storyline, or topics of an article but ask questions that get your children to think deeper:

 Which character would you think would make a good friend and why?
 Can you think of another way the author could have chosen for the
characters to solve their problem?
 What type of text structure did the author use in your article (cause &
effect, compare & contrast, sequence, problem and solution, or

The mission of Messmore Elementary School is to provide a Montessori environment that fosters self-motivated, responsible, life-long learners.
Messmore is hosting a Kindergarten Open House on March 15 at 7:00 p.m. for 4-year-old Montessori preschoolers. Utica Community Schools offers all-day Kindergarten at all elementary schools. Registration forms are available at Please bring completed registration forms with you. The open house will give parents the opportunity to learn about our kindergarten, meet teachers and building staff and complete the registration process.

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.