Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week

As we honor all of you this week, I want to say thank you for all you do! I am very fortunate to have such a wonderful staff to work with on a daily basis! You are all appreciated! I will be providing lunch for you on Thursday.

M-STEP Testing

M-STEP Testing will continue this week for our 3rd grade students. The testing days for this week are the following:

Tuesday, May 3- Math

Thursday, May 5- Math Performance Task

Please make sure your students are 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:


Professional Development

This Wednesday, May 4, is Professional Development. We will be meeting at 7:50 a.m. in Room 111.

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

PTA Sweet Heart Dance

This Friday, our PTA will be hosting their annual Sweet Heart Dance (previously known as their Daddy Daughter Dance) from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The cost is $15 per couple, $5 per additional Upton girl. If you have any questions, please contact Mindy Grohs at mindymallen@hotmail.com.

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


PTA Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

IEPs 8:30 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.

PTA Council 7:00 p.m. at Upton


3rd Grade M-STEP Math (all morning)

Teacher Observation 9:15 a.m.

8 Cultural Forces Book Club 3:45 p.m.


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

IEPs 9:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

PTA Teacher Appreciation Lunch

4th Grade Water Safety Presentation 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.

Learning Council 4:00-5:30 p.m.


3rd Grade M-STEP Math (all morning)

Teacher observation 8:35-9:35 a.m.

Teacher Appreciation Lunch


Teacher Observation 8:40-9:30 a.m.

Incoming Kindergarteners Parent Tour 10:00 a.m.

Teacher Appreciation Massages 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Music Room)

Sweet Heart Dance 6:30-8:00 p.m.