School NewsDistrict News

Registration is now open for 2021-22 kindergarten
01/27/2021
Enrollment is now open for fall kindergarten
Collins' Teachers are APPRECIATED!
06/23/2020
Thank you to our entire staff for giving their hearts to our students!
Moonbeams for sweet dreams
12/20/2019
Collins students cheer up Beaumont patients
The tale of two sisters, retired UCS administrators and children’s book creators
12/07/2021
Retired UCS administrator sisters create children’s book together, donate books to UCS elementary libraries.
UCS to be represented by Utica High School dancer at Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
11/23/2021
Varsity dancer named All-American by Varsity Spirit will be performing on behalf of the organization on Thanksgiving.

From The Principal

Collins’ Families,

The first quarter is quickly passing by.  Our dedicated staff has been working so very hard with your children as they are learning the rules and procedures of being in school full time.  Not only are we committed to providing a safe and effective learning environment for all of our cubs, we are challenging our learners in all areas of the curriculum.

We have an exciting fall planned for our community.  Our PTO has been instrumental in planning fun activities that can be enjoyed by all.  We have multiple restaurant nights planned over the next few months that have multiple benefits for our school. We also are super excited to host our Trunk-r-Treat this fall along with our Halloween celebrations and parade (weather permitting).

Our Collins' family is committed to our mission to foster a caring and enriching environment that enables all students to grow academically and socially to reach their individual potential to become lifelong learners.  We look forward to continue to partner with you along the way.


 

Best Regards,

Jena Lenz

Collins’ Principal

Our Mission

With the support of the community, the mission of Bruce Collins Elementary is to foster a caring and enriching environment that enables all students to grow academically and socially to reach their individual potential as they become lifelong learners.

MSTEP and MIAccess

This Spring our students in grades 3rd- 6th will be taking part in MSTEP & MIAccess Michigan State Assessments. Specific information and testing dates will be coming home from individual grade levels. It is very important that students will be in school on these days. Please make

every effort to have them here. Thank You!

UCS Vision

All children have the right to a rigorous, high-quality education which meets their individual needs. UCS will respect, encourage and empower each and every student to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful, contributing members of a diverse community and global society.

UCS Mission

We are committed to exemplary teaching and learning in order for our students to be prepared for success in the 21st Century.
We will achieve this commitment by engaging the entire community to focus on each child's achievement, with the expectation that every student will pursue some type of post-high school educational endeavor.

Core Values

  • Every child can learn and achieve.
  • Parents and guardians are partners in the learning process.
  • Being “smart” can be achieved through persistence, hard work and effective effort.
  • Excellence is expected and celebrated.
  • Data is used to guide our decision-making.
  • All employees will exemplify ethical behavior; exhibit a strong work ethic; and continue to develop their leadership, performance and service skills.
  • Technology supports and enhances instruction, business operations, research and communications.
  • The Board of Education, district educators/staff, parents, community members and business leaders must collaborate and work as a team to enhance educational opportunities for student success.