Charles Upson December Newsletter

From Principal Gilson

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The Main Foyer area is almost complete! We are finalizing the last details in an effort to better accommodate your needs when visiting CU. In the upcoming weeks, you will notice our “Visitors” portion has been moved to the left side of the vestibule area and there will be a person at the window to assist you. Your patience and flexibility are appreciated during this transitional time.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are most effective when there is two-way communication between home and school. This allotted time provides an opportunity for teachers and parents to communicate openly about your child’s strengths and areas of concern relevant to academic, social, emotional and behavioral situations at school. Parent/Teacher conferences can also help both parties better understand how we can be a support system for one another.

Additionally, Parent/Teacher conferences are an important vehicle for helping parents

understand how they can become actively involved in their child’s education. Please plan to

attend your child’s scheduled conference. We encourage you to share your thoughts and any

pertinent information with your child’s teacher. If for any reason you cannot attend the

scheduled time, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher to reschedule. Parent/Teacher conferences are scheduled for Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Please be reminded that this is a half day for students and dismissal will be at 11:50am.

Charles Upson Musical - The Show Must Go On!

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Congratulations to the students, staff, parents and volunteers that participated in the musical this year! "The Grunch" was perfectly entertaining and well done. Students and staff had to shift the event due to the snow day but nevertheless, they persevered!

Colder Weather

On another note, the colder weather is here! Please be sure your child comes dressed for

outdoor recess. This includes a coat, hat, gloves/mittens, boots and snow pants. If your child is

not appropriately dressed, his/her activity during outdoor recess will be limited. Parents may

also want to consider sending in a change of clothes for their child, as sometimes during recess, children get wet.

Family Paint Night at Charles Upson

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Mrs. Northrup, art teacher at Charles Upson, hosted a Family Paint Night! Families enjoyed painting a polar bear together. Grade K & 1 is December 19! Watch for more information and look for more paint nights coming soon!

School Climate Survey

Lockport City School District is looking for parent input. Click on the link below to complete.

What's Happening in Our School?

Lost and Found

Lastly, throughout the year, children tend to misplace personal items. Please encourage your

child to look in the “lost and found” for missing clothing articles.

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Charles Upson Elementary School

Jennifer Gilson, Principal

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