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From the Principal

Dear Parents:

                 To support our students academically in and out of school, administrators, teachers, and families need to have a shared understanding of their children’s learning and work as partners to meet their academic and social-emotional needs.

                 The staff at Isaac Monfort Elementary remains committed to communicating regularly and constructively with parents. Report cards will be sent home electronically every quarter and parents are expected to participate in a fall conference with their child’s homeroom teacher. The conference will help build a strong parent‐teacher relationship. It is the expectation that all families attend conferences.

This quarters report cards will be sent out at the end of the day on Friday , November 16th.  The report card will summarize the progress that your child is making toward the State Standards and it formalizes the commitment that the child, family, and school make to improve progress over the coming quarter. At the conference, the homeroom teacher and the family discuss the report card. The report card will show the level of student work and the overall quality of performance. Additionally, you will receive a copy of  your child’s NWEA Student Progress Report. This report measures your child’s progress or growth in school in the areas of mathematics, reading, language and science.

This month, your child’s teacher will also share the goals and plan from your child’s Leadership Notebook. Leadership notebooks are an important part of our students' learning.  Every child, kindergarten through sixth grade, has a leadership notebook.  These are tools and data used by students to set and help to achieve academic and personal goals. The notebooks will be sent home on a regular basis for parents to preview their child's progress. They include things such as data, goals, leadership and victories. Each grade level's leadership notebooks are different according to their students' needs.

Lastly, I hope that as the holidays draw near, all of you have an opportunity to spend quality time with family and friends.   

Happy Thanksgiving, 
Mr. LaPorte


Mission: The Isaac Monfort community is dedicated to providing the essential skills necessary to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring children who will become contributing members, and future leaders, of a global society.

Theme: Leaders Light The Way

Monfort students will strive to be:

  • Inquirers: Their natural curiosity has been nurtured. They have acquired the skills necessary to conduct purposeful, constructive research. They actively enjoy learning and their love of learning will be sustained throughout their lives.
  • Thinkers: They exercise initiative in applying thinking skills critically and creatively to make sound decisions and to solve complex problems.
  • Communicators: They receive and express ideas and information confidently in more than one language, including the language of mathematical symbols.
  • Risk Takers: They approach unfamiliar situations without anxiety and have the confidence and independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are courageous and articulate in defending those things in which they believe.
  • Knowledgeable: They have spent time in school exploring themes which have global relevance and importance. In doing so, they have acquired a critical mass of significant knowledge.
  • Principled: They have a sound grasp of the principles of moral reasoning. They have integrity, honesty and a sense of fairness and justice.
  • Caring: They show sensitivity towards the needs and feelings of others. They have a sense of personal commitment to action and service.
  • Open-minded: They respect the views, values and traditions of other individuals and cultures, and they are accustomed to seeking and considering a range of points of view.
  • Balanced: They understand the importance of physical and mental balance and personal well-being.
  • Reflective: They give thoughtful consideration to their own learning and analyze their personal strengths and weaknesses in a constructive manner.

September 6
First Day of School
Half Day for Elementary Students

October 31
Half Day for Elementary STudents

November 7
Professional Development Day
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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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