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Recommended School Supplies
Follow this link for information on recommended lists for 2017-18
See Our School in a Whole New Way
Ten Things You Need to Know Our Redesigned Website
Ike, Stevenson present choir concerts
Join us Wednesday for our Fall Choir Concerts
Powerderpuff game will benefit student scholarships
Dollars for Scholars provides opportunities for UCS graduates
More than 400 UCS students named Advanced Placement scholars
College Board honors UCS students

From The Principal

Our PTO has many fun events planned for this month. Don't miss out! Mark your calendar.

PTO Bingo Night Oct. 13: 6-8 p.m.
PT0 Meeting Oct. 18: 6:30 p.m.
PTO Trunk or Treat Oct. 18: 6:30 p.m.

Other important dates:
Oct. 16, Eat at Chipolte on Lakeside Circle between 4 and 6 p.m. and part of your money comes back to Dresden.
Oct. 20 is National Elementary Honor Society's first Bagel Day (more info to come)
Oct. 25 is Picture Retake Day
Oct. 31 is our annual Halloween Parade at 11:15 and 1/2 Day of school with students getting out at 12:04 p.m.

The purpose at Dresden is to provide the plan, the means, the motivation, and the opportunity for each student within a safe and nurturing environment to grow as a responsible citizen, become a life-long learner, and be successful in his or her chosen endeavors.

Electronic Report Cards

Dresden Elementary offers parents two easy ways to electronically access your student’s semester grades through a secure system.  These options will allow parents to view semester grades and attendance as soon as the information becomes available:

  • PowerSchool - PowerSchool allows you to view semester grades and attendance. Parents who do not have access to a PowerSchool account will need to register for one prior to the end of the marking period. The report cards will be automatically e-mailed to the address that is used to register the PowerSchool account.
  • SchoolMessenger - As an added featured, the system we use to communicate with you through automated e-mails and phone messages also provides parents a secure way to manage and receive information.  This registration process will also allow you to set your preferred method of notifications for emergencies and school notices. Parents must first have a PowerSchool account to register for this system.

Our school no longer automatically prints and mails report cards to parents. Printed report cards are available by requesting one from our school office. 

More information on how to register for secure accounts is available at:


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