Upton Update

Week of October 17, 2016

Professional Learning Morning

Our professional learning morning for staff will take place again this Wednesday. This means that it is a late start for students. The first bell will ring at 9:20 a.m. with classes starting at 9:25 a.m.

PTA Book Fair

The PTA Book Fair will take place this week. The students will have an opportunity to shop for books during the school day with their class. You are welcome to come after hours to purchase books. Please see the flyer below for times.
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Fun Run

The Fun Run took place on Friday. There is still time to donate money to support Upton! Please click on the link below to donate! You can also send in a check made out to "Upton PTA" or cash. Thank you for supporting Upton!


Royal Oak High School's 10/21 Cancer Awareness Football Game is dedicated to the Regan family

Kathy Regan is a local mom of five students spanning several schools throughout the district including Upton Elementary. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Appendix Cancer in March of 2014 and has been in treatment ever since, which has included 3 major surgeries (the last was August 3 of this year) and over 35 rounds of I.V. and oral chemo. Appendix Cancer is very rare. Affecting 1 for every million cancer diagnoses per year. Of that, her pathology only affects .25% of that 1 in a million. The cancer is appearing to be almost in remission, so a return to maintenance chemo will be next after recovering from the last 9 hour surgery. Her husband Dave just started a new position with Oakland Schools as a Field Services Tech after having his long time job phased out in the private school sector - he took the time during his lengthy job search to retrain for information technology.

Both Kathy and Dave are former students of Royal Oak schools, having attended Parker Elementary, Addams Junior High and Kimball High School together. Jess is a senior this year at ROHS, Nick and Ava will be attending ROMS, and Sophie and Bella attend Upton. Their spirit as a family is strong, but their finances have taken a deep hit within the last two years. Any outside assistance is very much appreciated.

Let's do whatever we can do as a school, as a community, as a family to help the Regan family stay strong! Stay Regan Strong!! There will be T-shirts & Regan Strong bracelets sold at the home high school football games. There will also be a bake sale during the 10/21 Cancer Awareness game to help raise money for the Regan family. All proceeds will go directly to the Regan family.

Here is the link to the Regan's gofundme page. Please consider donating anything you can to this family. They need our help and support. Click here to support Regan Family Cancer Recovery Fund! by Kathy Kovary Regan

Free or Reduced Meals Application

Applications are available in the office to complete to determine if you qualify for free or reduced meals. This form must be completed each year. If you are currently qualifying and have not completed a new application, you must do this by October 17.

Here is a link to the Application:


Here is a link to the Parent Letter:


Join the Upton PTA

If you have not yet joined the Upton PTA, now is the time to do so! The Royal Oak PTA Council is the umbrella organization for each school’s PTA. You can join the PTA at your child’s school by completing a membership form and completing payment through the PTA Council membership page. Or you can simply attend a PTA meeting, and when you do so the current PTA members will not only help you become more involved in the school, but also assist you with formally becoming a PTA member. Each school's PTA maintains a website. To find Upton's PTA information, go to http://www.uptonpta.com/


Students should be in their classrooms by the second bell at 8:25 a.m. Any student arriving after the second bell is tardy. All late students must be signed in at the main office before going to class. Tardiness disrupts the classroom and students coming in late miss directions for the day. All absences should be called in to the Safety Check number. Absences that are not reported are considered unexcused.

Safety Check number 248-549-4968 option #1

Calendar for This School Year

2016-2017 Calendar: A calendar for the 2016-2017 school year is now available! You can view an outline of the complete calendar by clicking here. Building and program specific calendars, as well as a complete calendar for our current school year, are all available from the calendar page of our district website.

This Week's Calendar

Wednesday: Late Start for students 9:25 a.m.

Wednesday: PTA Book Fair in the Media Center 3:30-7:00 p.m.

Thursday: PTA Book Fair in the Media Center 3:30-4:30 p.m.