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From the Principal

Dear Parents,

The month of March is typically know as "March is Reading Month" This is in coordination with Dr. Sues's birthday, but I want to stress that every moment spent reading throughout the year is important to a child's development. The more a child reads the stronger the literacy foundation he or she may have. The best thing you can do to encourage your child's literacy is to push them to read at least 20 minutes every day.

In our literacy rich society, the opportunity to read surrounds us on a daily basis. Children can practice their reading in many ways from picking up a good book or magazine to reading the back of a cereal box. I can remember as a kid my dad making me read all the street signs and billboards that we passed while driving in the car.

Studies have shown that reading is the gateway to academic success, and I am going to challenge all of you to find ways to discover the enjoyment of reading. To assist you with this challenge, please visit Monfort's Facebook page throughout the month of March. I will be reading Beatrice Zinker: Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes to our community and I invite all of you to follow along.

Have a great start to your spring, and remember to READ.

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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