Thursday, August 2, 2012
McKernan Chiropractic in Shelby Township will be offering free adjustments in exchange for participation in a school supplies drive Aug. 20.
While getting a free adjustment at McKernan Chiropractic in Shelby Township, you can also get a lesson on how to choose the best backpack for your child’s back this year. During the Aug. 20 school supply drive, Chiropractor Chad McKernan is asking patients for a donation of five school supplies and $5 to go toward foster shelter Big Family of Michigan. New patients will receive a free adjustment with a $25 donation and 10 school supplies. Accepted items include notebooks, paper, pencils, crayons, erasers and rulers. “Our wellness care team is passionate about giving back to our community,” said McKernan. “This is a great opportunity to help a great organization while also saying thanks to our patients for their dedicated support.” The …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
It's not to early to pull out the Sharpie marker and start filling in important dates for the 2012-2013 school year.
Although we still have more than a month of summer vacation left, it's never too early to get a jumpstart on 2012-2013 Utica Community School dates to remember. The _2012-2013 calendar _puts the school start date at Sept. 4, and the last day of school for all students June 13. Students first day off of school will be September 25 for a professional development day. Thanksgiving break is November 21-25. Winter vacation is set for Dec. 24 through January 1. Just as the days are short, nights long and temperatures chilly, mid-winter vacation sets in January 18-21. Spring Break will be March 29-April 5. A printable list of the UCS 2012-2013 school calendar is attached to this story.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Backpackpalooza event set for Aug. 18 in Mt. Clemens, proof of need required
Free backpacks, school supplies, and books are coming to Mt. Clemens. This Backpackpalooza event will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18th, from 11am until 2pm at Seminole Academy, located at 1500 Mulberry Street. The free backpacks will be provided to low income students residing in and attending public schools in southeastern Michigan. This includes children enrolled in Utica Community Schools. To receive a free backpack, parents need to provide a valid photo ID, and proof of need including: a food assistance program card, a Medicaid card, or last year’s free or reduced lunch approval letter. All backpacks will be first come, first serve; and are limited to one per student. Backpacks will only be given to children who are physically present …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Take a look at grinning Utica Community Schools students as they head back to school today.
It's the first day back to school for Utica Community Schools students, and adoring parents pull out the camera to chronicle the start of another year. And who doesn't like to look at pictures of adorable, excited children? Patch certainly does. Take a look at some pictures from the first day of school and submit your own. For instructions on how to submit a photo of your child, click here, or email your photo to Marina.Cracchiolo@patch.com.
Patch gets real with Monfort Elementary School's new principal.
With the first day of the new school year finally upon us, your children may return to class to see some new faces. At Monfort Elementary School, they will certainly be greeted by the smiling face of the new principal, Karen Zimmerman. Let's get to know the new principal a little better, shall we? Message from Karen Zimmerman: I am very proud and excited to introduce myself as the new principal of Monfort Elementary School. I have heard so many wonderful things about the children, staff and parents, and look forward to working with the entire Monfort community of learners to continue the fine tradition of educational excellence that exists in our school. Patch: What is your vision for the future of the district? Zimmerman: I am totally …
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Today is the day we pack our kids off for their first day back to school.
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Think you spent a lot on school supplies this year? Check out how much we as a nation put toward school clothes and books.
Heading back to school is a numbers game. Three kids can mean two schools, two bus routes, three sets of school supplies, four or more trips to the mall for clothes, $50-$200 for athletic participation ... and the list goes on. To help you put things in perspective (and maybe feel a touch better about spending $100 on school supplies) we've compiled these back-to-school statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Shopping $7.4 billion - The amount of money spent at family clothing stores in August 2010. Similarly, sales at bookstores in August 2010 totaled $2.2 billion, an amount approached in 2010 only by sales in January. 28,429 – The number of family clothing stores in the U.S. in 2008. There were also 7,349 children and infants clothing …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Several hundred people turned out for Lakeside Assembly of God's back-to-school Big Give charity event Wednesday evening.
Hundreds of Macomb County residents who need a little help getting their kids off to school attended Lakeside Assembly of God's back-to-school Big Give event in Shelby Township Wednesday evening. "We're feeding the body, mind, soul and spirit," said Lakeside Assembly of God Pastor Phil Krist. "That's why I think this event is so successful." The evening started off with an introduction to the church and a prayer session and then the families were ushered off to play, get pampered and shop. There was something fun for all ages; the younger children were entertained by the youth pastor and a $25,000 stage that included a "foaminator" and talking puppets. "Even in the recession, we were able to purchase this stage," said Big Give organizer …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Find out who is the lucky winner of the $40 gift certificate to Shoe Strings.
Jill Saputo is the winner of the Shelby-Utica Patch and Shoe Strings back-to-school contest. Saputo won a $40 gift certificate to Shoe Strings Children's Shoes in Shelby Township. More than 33 people entered the contest by posting in the comment section what their little tykes were most excited about for the new school year. The winner was chosen at random, but by the sounds of it, Saputo could use a little shopping help to satisfy her daughter’s thirst for sparkly shoes. Check out Saputo's comment: "2 girls and 1 boy that LOVE♥LOVE♥LOVE♥ SHOES♥! I think they take after Mommy. These 3 sets of feet grow like weeds so we are always buying new shoes for these little piggy toes. My middle one, Ella, has been begging for Lelli Kelly shoes. She…
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Enter to win the Shelby-Utica Back-to-School shopping contest.
The 2011-2012 school year is just around the corner. While most children are looking forward to the new school year, some parents are dreading the expensive back-to-school shopping trips. To alleviate some of that shopping pain, while finding your children some kicks that will rock the playground, Patch has partnered with Shoe Strings Children’s Shoe store in Shelby Township. Shoe Strings will donate a $40 gift certificate to parent who tells Patch what their adorable tyke is most excited about this school year. Just enter your answer in the comment section below for a chance to win. The winner will receive a $40 gift certificate to Shoe Strings. No contest would be complete without official rules. Check them out here.