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From the Principal 

Dear Parents:

               This month, your child’s teacher will be working with your student to develop the goals and plan for your child’s Leadership Notebook.

                Leadership notebooks are an important part of our students' learning.  Every child, kindergarten through sixth grade, will have 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.

               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 is committed to communicating regularly and constructively with parents. This communication continues and grows at your child’s scheduled conference on November 8th or November 16th.  If you have not yet scheduled your child’s conference, please contact your child’s teacher.

               At the conference, the homeroom teacher and the family discuss the progress of your child, the level of student work and the overall quality of performance.

During the month of November, Monfort Elementary will also distribute reports cards electronically. The first marking period grades will be sent electronically to families after scheduled parent-teacher conferences at the end of the day on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

To receive the report cards, parents will need to have a secure PowerSchool account. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to Friday, November 17.  The report cards will then be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account. If you already have a PowerSchool account, you do not need to take any further action. The report card automatically will be sent to you electronically. 

*Please note that if you have students in junior high school and high school, the reports cards will be electronically sent on November 10. 


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: May The Force Be With You

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.

For more information on Utica Community Schools, please visit this link