Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of May 9, 2016

PTA Meeting

This Monday, May 9, we will be having a PTA Meeting in the Media Center at 7:00 p.m. Keeley is our Teacher Representative for this meeting. Please let her know if there is anything you would like her to share.

BFC Meeting

There is a BFC Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, at 7:50 a.m.

M-STEP Testing

M-STEP Testing will start this week for our 4th grade students. The testing days for this week are the following:

Tuesday, May 10- English Language Arts

Thursday, May 12- Math

Testing will take place in the morning on these days, so please make sure your students remain quiet when in the hallways.

Our State Superintendent, Brian Whiston, has written a letter explaining the M-STEP and changes for this year's test. Please click on the link below to access this letter:


Late Start

This Wednesday, May 11, is Professional Development starting at 7:50 a.m. We will be focusing on Visible Thinking Routines. We will perform the LAST Protocol as part of this session. I would also like us to share some of the routines you have been practicing with your students. Please bring some examples of your students' work to this meeting.

Elementary Olympics

Many of our 4th & 5th grade students will be participating in the district-wide Elementary Olympics taking place at Royal Oak High School at 6:00 p.m. Please come and support our students if you can!

Congratulations, Mrs. Affeld

Mrs. Affeld was named the Royal Oak School District's Betty Campion Support Person of the Year. She will be honored this Thursday, May 12, at the Board Office during the School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend the Board Meeting!

Media Center Information

Important Dates for the closing of the Media Center this school year:

Friday, May 20: Students may not check out any books if they have any overdue books

Friday, May 27: Last day for checking out books

Friday, June 3: All books are due back from students

Friday, June 10: Letters sent home to parents for overdue books

Support our School through Donors Choose

You still have an opportunity to support our school:

Mrs. Martin, our Title I teacher, wrote a grant to receive money to fund a program to help us receive Brain Quest books for summer use for the students she, Mrs. Falkiewicz, and Ms. Osborne work with on a daily basis. If you are able to help out, please click on the following link:


Thank you in advance for your support!

PTA Auction- Save the Date!

The PTA Auction will take place on May 20, 2016, from 6:00-10:00 p.m. at Pasquale's Restaurant located at 31555 Woodward Avenue, Royal Oak, 48073. The cost is $15.00 per person which includes dinner.

Classroom basket assignments were given to the children. We are asking the parents to contribute to the baskets to help the PTA raise money for the school and the students.

Items will also be raffled (more details to come)!

More details about the auction can be found on www.uptonpta.com

Calendar for Next 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


Parent Meeting 8:00 a.m.

Administrative Council 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Teacher Observation 1:30 p.m.

Teacher Observation 2:30 p.m.

PTA Meeting 7:00 p.m.


BFC 7:50 a.m.

4th grade M-STEP (ELA)

Meeting with Patrick Murphy 10:45 a.m.

ROASA 4:00 p.m.


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

SST 2:30 p.m.

Elementary Olympics 6:00 p.m. (@ ROHS)


4th grade M-STEP (Math)

Fire Drill 2:35 p.m.

Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Jersey Mike's check presentation 10:15 a.m.