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Greetings Roberts Families! 

I hope that everyone has enjoyed the summer break with your families and friends.  I am excited to be back in the office preparing for the new school year.  Mrs. Johnson has kept me quite busy with a list of “honey do” jobs this summer.  😊 

My theme for the 2019/2020 school year is: “Looking for Heroes”.  It is my goal this year that every student will step up and become a “Hero” for someone every day.  I want the students of Roberts Elementary to focus on what would life look like if they looked at situations through “that person’s eyes” when they are upset with, wanting to help, or are concerned about an individual.  I want to change the focus from Me to Us! 

This school year, we begin the journey of becoming an official “Leader in Me” school.  The Leader in Me program is based on 5 core paradigms: 

  1. 1. Everyone can be a leader!  Not leadership is only for the few. 

  1. 2.  Everyone has genius!  Not only a few people are gifted. 

  1. 3.  Change starts with me!  Not to improve schools, the system needs to change first. 

  1. 4.  Educators empower students to lead their own learning!  Not educators’ control and direct student learning. 

  1. 5.  Develop the whole person!  Not focus solely on academic achievement. 

Research supports that when implemented, the Leader in Me program improves student behavior, student leadership, student attendance, and academic growth in Reading and Math proficiency.  If you would like to learn more about the Leader in Me program, you can visit 

Like any program, it takes everyone to be a part of it for it to be successful.  Parents, you are your child’s first teacher.  We need all of you to take an active role in your child’s education.  There are several ways you can assist us at the school as a parent volunteer.  We need you!!  Please see me if you would like to volunteer.  There is a place for everyone!! 

I have an open-door policy!  Please come and see me with any questions and/or concerns.  You can reach me in the office at (586) 797-6100 or by email at  Again, this is going to be a great year!  I am excited for the days that lie ahead for all of us! 



Important Dates:
September 3, 2019 First day of school  1/2 day  12:04 dismissal
September 10, 2019 Roberts Open House 7:00 pm
September 13, 2019 "Lunch with your child day"
September 17, 2019 School Pictures
September 19, 2019 Instrumental Rental 5:00 - 8:00 pm in the gym
September 20, 2019 "Lundh with your child" RAIN DAY
September 27, 2019 Bagel Day

Our Mission
The Roberts Educational Community will provide a foundation for lifelong learning. Together, we will foster responsible citizenship, intellectual curiosity, and academic excellence.

Our Theme for Roberts Elementary School is
"Where Everyday Heroes Begin"

The first day of school will be Tuesday, September 5th. All students will be dismissed at 12:04 p.m.

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 are staff are regularly honored for excellence.

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