Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of September 8, 2015

Happy First Day!

Thank you all for your hard work in getting your classrooms ready for our students! Your classrooms look great! Whoooo ROCKS? You do!


On the first day, we will be having a Welcome Coffee sponsored by the PTA in the Media Center.

Sign Up for Committees

Please make sure you let me know which committees you are interested in joining this year. It would be great to know by this Friday!

Teachscape

If you have not logged into Teachscape yet, please do so by the end of the week. You do this at the following link:


login.teachscape.com


From there, you select "Activate your account." You will be prompted to enter your email address. You will receive an email to finish your activation.

Highly Qualified Forms

Each year, teachers are required to complete the following forms to ensure that you are Highly Qualified. Please complete the proper form and return to me no later than Friday. If you need assistance, please let me know.


Elementary Teacher Form

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/highly_qualified_elementary_teacher_report_3rd_draft_210403_7.doc


Elementary Special Education Teacher Form

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/highly_qualified_elementary_special_ed_teacher_report_210402_7.doc

PTA Ice Cream Social on Friday

Please attend this event if at all possible. The PTA is planning a lot of events this year to benefit our school. I know how much the students look forward to seeing you at events!

Autumn Harvest on Friday

The Jordan & Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund is sponsoring an Autumn Harvest on Friday, September 11, from 6:00-11:00 p.m. The event takes place at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. The cost is $45 at the door. Jordan & Ashley were students at Upton Elementary who lost their lives in a tragic car accident. In meeting with Christie Siegel this summer, this scholarship fund will also benefit the students at Upton as money will be used to provide transportation for one field trip at each grade level. Please consider supporting this cause.

Events for this week

Wednesday:

504 Meetings- 8:30 Dorogi, 9:30 VanFleteren, 10:45 Loveday/Pollack, 1:30 Rodzik, 2:30 VanFleteren


Thursday:

NWEA Refresher Training- Anna, Tammy & John (at Board Office)

ROASA Meeting- 4:00 John (at Board Office)

Board of Education Meeting- 7:00 p.m. (at Board Office)


Friday:

PTA Ice Cream Social- 6:30 p.m.

Autumn Harvest Fundraiser (Jordan & Ashley Siegel Scholarship Fund)- 6:00-11:00 p.m. (at RO Farmers Market)

Have a great week!

John