Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of December 14, 2015

PTA Meeting on Monday

This Monday, we will be having a PTA Meeting in the Media Center at 7:00 p.m. Amber is serving as the Teacher Representative. Please provide any information to her that you would like presented.

Professional Development on Wednesday

This Wednesday, December 16, will be our professional development. Grades K-2 will be receiving training on Writing Pathways at the Board Office. Grades 3-5 will be receiving training on technology integration with Allyson Dewar.

I will not be at the Professional Development as I will be at Cultures of Thinking training at Oakland Technical Campus.

All City Vocal Music Concert

This Wednesday, our 5th grade students will be performing in the district-wide All City Vocal Music Concert at Royal Oak High School starting at 7:00 p.m. 5th graders need to be at the high school by 6:00 p.m. for rehearsal. If you have the time, please come and enjoy some wonderful singing!

Kindergarten Welcome Coming Soon!

Please include the following information in your next couple of newsletters: If you have an incoming Kindergarten student or know of any families that do, our Kindergarten Welcome Night is on Thursday, January 14, from 6:30-7:30 p.m in the gym. Our staff will be providing important information to help families prepare for starting school and share the Kindergarten curriculum.

Science Night Thank You!

I want to thank all of you that assisted at our Science Night on Wednesday! This includes Tammy, Amber, Anna, Christy, Kristin, Bill, Miho, Ali, Jeremy, Lisa, our custodians (Chris & Anthony), 5th grade helpers, 6th grade helpers, parents, and members of the ROHS NHS. I received such wonderful feedback about how well the event went and how much the students enjoyed it! A special thank you to Tim for all his work in organizing this event! Thank you for starting a new tradition at Upton and helping to foster a love for science within our students!

Shop with a Hero Thank You!

I would like to thank those staff members who came out to support the Shop with a Hero program! Pat, Keeley, Lisa, and Amber all came out and either shopped with a child or helped wrap the gifts that were purchased. Your support really helped make the program a success! Pat also helped with all the organization here and worked closely with Meijer.

Happy Holidays Luncheon on Thursday!

I will be providing lunch for the staff on Thursday. Thank you for all you are doing to support our students in their learning. I want to wish you and your families a joyous and relaxing holiday season!

This Week's Calendar


IEPs/504 Meeting (all day)

PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Building Professional Development 7:50-9:20 a.m.

Cultures of Thinking 8:30-3:00 p.m. (John, Heather, and Kristin @ Oakland Technical Campus)

Wellness Committee 3:45 p.m. (@ ROHS)

All City Vocal Concert 6:00-9:00 p.m.

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