Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of October 17, 2016

Professional Learning Morning

Our professional learning morning for staff will take place again this Wednesday. We will meet at 7:50 a.m. Dr. Jay Marks will be our facilitator.

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 as a class. Do not forget to sign up for a time!
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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

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

Monday: Elementary Council 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Monday: Fire Drill 1:40 p.m.

Tuesday: PBIS Meeting 11:31 a.m.-12:19 p.m.

Wednesday:Professional Learning Morning 7:50-9:20 a.m.

Wednesday: PTA Book Fair in the Media Center

Wednesday: IEPs (all day)

Thursday: PTA Book Fair in the Media Center

Friday: IEP 9:30 a.m.