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From The Principal

This month we are focusing on what kindness looks like, feels like, and sounds like as a part of making deposits into others' emotional bank accounts. I will support this movement by introducing my favorite books about kindness on DBN once a week for the month of February.

While the students are on Mid-Winter break, the district will be replacing all of our cafeteria tables.  This might cause a couple of days that we will be eating lunch in our classrooms for the construction to be finished, otherwise it will not disturb any of our normal routine. 

Important Upcoming Dates
February 6 2nd Quarter report cards will be emailed
February 8 Academic Blitz at Henry Ford II High School
February 13 Conferences (see times given by your child's teacher)
February 19-23  Mid-Winter Break
February 22 Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser 3-9pm
February 28 PTO Meeting 6:30

UCS Community Education will host its Early Childhood Open House on February 15, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. For more information, please see link.


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