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From the Principal

Dear Parents,

We are now at the start of our last quarter of an incredible school year here at Messmore and what a great year it has been! I am so proud to be able to serve our wonderful students and the entire Messmore community. I have the best job in the world and on a daily basis this is reinforced to me as I see students beam with pride as they show growth in their learning.

Parent Survey –We would like to share the results of the parent survey that we sent out earlier in the year. Your support has been heart-warming, but we believe we can do better. Areas that had shown most positive on the survey included a welcoming environment, having a positive public image, academic performance, and parents providing support at home. Areas that indicated we could do better included providing better communication, providing additional supervision before and after school, and fostering the respect that students show for one an-other with additional bullying programs. We are never complacent, and every child deserves the best that we can possibly give. We will not rest until we believe that this is consistently the case, and we know that there are still areas we need to improve, such as meeting more of the social needs of our students as well as increasing our efforts to meet their academic needs. We also know that the strengths we have such as expecting quality work of our students, creating an excellent learning environment, and showing respect for our students are areas that we will continue to fine-tune.

For our complete May 2019 Newsletter, please click here.

Dr. Renee Fiema
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.