North Hills Newsletter: Oct 2019

Below you will find important UNHP information and events for October 2019

2019-20 UNHP ENRICHMENT COMMITTEE GIVING PROGRAM

As of September 26th, 2019 we are at 14% Family Participation


DONATE NOW to take advantage of the many benefits and to help us reach our goal of 25% Family Participation in order for ALL UNHP scholars to take advantage of NO FORMAL dress on Mondays*!

  • Your Family Participation counts when you give at any level – whether $5 or $5,000!
  • When donating, you won't be asked for your scholar's name because we are tracking as Family Participation, not by scholar.
  • We have 1,059 family units at UNHP, so we need at least 265 families to donate in order to reach our goal of 25% Family Participation
  • Currently we are at 14% Family Participation with 135 family donations


JOIN THE JOURNEY!

We are on an exciting journey here at UNHP and we want every family to join us! Our mission is to provide the best educational experience for our students. The UNHP Enrichment Committee solicits donations from our families and outside sponsors to ensure that our kids can have access to the resources and experiences that will drive their future success. To achieve this, we have developed a NEW UNHP Enrichment Committee Giving Program called “Join The Journey” and have aligned the giving levels by family rather than by scholar to make it more affordable and easier for every family to Join The Journey!


WHAT IS THE ENRICHMENT FUND?

We know there are many parents who haven’t been at the school long or maybe have just never heard of the “Enrichment Fund”. The Enrichment Fund is the pool of money that we collect from the generous donations of our parents every year so that we can supplement the UNHP school budget. In the past, the fund has been used to build the Student Activity Center (SAC), resurface the playground for the primary students, and pay for field trips and other special activities!


WHY ARE THE INCENTIVES CHANGING? In the past we gave $365 each school year and always got NO FORMAL DRESS on Mondays.

Our goal with changing the Giving Program this year is to make the rewards more equitable and inclusive and less expensive for all families at UNHP. Every single dollar makes a difference toward us being able to equip our scholars and our teachers with what they need for the school year and we want everyone to know that your contributions, no matter the amount, are going toward our goal of 100% participation!


Visit: upliftnorthhills.org/UNHPdonate


Donate NOW to take advantage of the many benefits!

The Enrichment Committee wants to reach our goal of 100% participation from every family at UNHP. Your participation counts when you give at any level – whether $5 or $5,000! If you give toward this campaign, our scholars will win the following rewards:


100% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!

- Free Casual dress day per quarter for the entire school

- "Roll Bounce" Skate Party - Primary/MS

- "Gargantuan Game Day" - HS


50% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!

- Free casual dress day per quarter for the entire school


25% Family Participation

- No Formal Dress on Mondays* for the entire school!


*No Formal Dress means scholars will be able to wear their polo shirt instead of their Monday formal uniform. Please note, scholars may be required to wear their formal uniform for special events such as the first day of school and other days as announced


As of September 26th, 2019 we are at 14% Family Participation

Donate NOW to take advantage of the many benefits!

Car Line

We would like to remind all drivers that the school speed limit is 5 mph as soon as you enter into our parking lot all the way through to our exit. Please do not text / call when driving on school property. Always be aware of those around you as we have scholars, teachers, and families walking all through the parking lot at any given time.

Attendance

You will now be receiving an automated call, text and email at the end of each day if your scholar is absent.


We would like to remind families that being at school every day is important. If your scholar must be out, please send a note / doctor's note to our Attendance Coordinator, Nancy Lee: NLee@uplifteducation.org

International Festival: Saturday, Nov. 9th

On Saturday, November 9th, when primary students will be at UNHP to sing at the International Festival, they will also have the opportunity to learn about countries across the world at our Country Booths!


Parents: We need your help! If you can host a country booth, or if you'd like to learn more about hosting, please fill out the form at https://forms.gle/KQRMRoGcobje1m177 or contact Britta Stanton for more info at brittaE@gmail.com. We have a particular need for more European countries of all kids. This is a fun way to interact with our scholars.

PS (K-5th): Q1 Awards Assembly

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 8:30am

UNHP Student Activity Center

Parents Invited

For more information please contact: Julie Hills JHills@uplifteducation.org

AS (K-12th): Student Holiday (Staff PD)

Friday, Oct. 4th, 7:15am

UNHP

NO SCHOOL

AS (K-12th): Student Holiday

Monday, Oct. 14th, 7:15am

UNHP

NO SCHOOL

HS (11th): Field Trip

Tuesday, Oct. 15th, 8:30am

6701 West Parker Road

Plano, TX

For more information please contact: Cynthia Tsimberg ctsimberg@uplifteducation.org

HS (11th): PSAT

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Jakkia Hollingsworth JHollingsworth@uplifteducation.org

Vision & Hearing Screening (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th Grade)

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Cynthia Smith csmith@uplifteducation.org

HS: SENIOR DAY: Group Dynamics

Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Lauren Trebert HS: LTrebert@uplifteducation.org

Vision & Hearing Screening (K, 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th Grade)

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Cynthia Smith csmith@uplifteducation.org

HS (9th-12th): Pep Rally

Friday, Oct. 18th, 2:30pm

UNHP Student Activity Center

AS (K-12th): Spinal Screening

Friday, Oct. 18th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Cynthia Smith csmith@uplifteducation.org

AS (K-12th): Scholar Flu Clinic

Tuesday, Oct. 22nd, 8am

UNHP

In an effort to proactively reduce the number of missed school days due to illness during the influenza season, Uplift Education is proud to announce a partnership with CareVan to provide free flu vaccines at your campus during school hours on October 22nd, 2019. CareVan is a free immunization program for children who eligible under the Texas Vaccines for Children Program rules. Children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are American Indian or Alaskan Native or who have private insurance that does not cover vaccines are eligible. Parents do not need to be at school during this clinic.


Parents of eligible children must complete and return the consent form to the school by Tuesday, October 15th. CLICK HERE FOR CONSENT FORM. If the consent form is not completely filled out, your child will not be able to get the flu immunizations. The consent form is the only document that needs to be returned to the school. A record of this vaccine will be sent home to you after the vaccine is given.


Please be aware that participating students will receive the traditional flu shot vaccine and not the nasal mist. Children who are allergic to eggs will not be able to get vaccine at this clinic. Please contact your health care provider directly if your child is allergic to eggs. Information about the Flu vaccine is enclosed. If you have any questions about flu vaccinations, please feel free to contact your child’s school nurse or your pediatrician. You do not need to do anything other than return the completed form to your child’s school to request that your child receive the free vaccination. Vaccinations will be given during the normal school day in an area set aside for this purpose with the school nurse or aide in attendance.


We must have, at least, 50 signed consent forms turned it for the Flu Vaccine Clinic to occur. Please return as soon as possible so a count can be given to the Care Van.


For more information please contact: Cynthia Smith csmith@uplifteducation.org

AS (K-12th): Scholar Half Day & Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 12pm

UNHP

PS (K-5th): Release @ 12:00pm

MS/HS (6th-12th): Release @ 12:30pm

AS (K-12th): First Day of Red Ribbon Week (through 10/29)

Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 8am

UNHP

Below are the themes for this year's Red Ribbon Week!

Wed 10/23: Rally in Red! Wear as much red as you can (jeans allowed)
Thur 10/24: Put a Cap on Drugs! Wear cap or hat with uniform.
Fri 10/25: (Secondary Only) Our school chooses to be drug free! Wear your UNHP Spirit Gear or Green & Gold (jeans allowed)
Mon 10/28: Be on a drug free team! - Wear favorite team gear t-shirt with uniform bottoms
Tues 10/29: Lei off drugs & Bullying! - Wear your Hawaiian shirt (jeans allowed)

  • UNHP will be selling Leis!

PS (K-5th): Walk Down History Lane

Friday, Oct. 25th, 8am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Julie Hills JHills@uplifteducation.org

AS (K-12th): Fall Festival / Haunted House

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 9:30am

UNHP

For more information please contact: Kelly Robles KRobles@uplifteducation.org

MS: 7th Grade Field Trip - Ft Worth Stockyards

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 8:30am

Ft Worth Stockyards

For more information please contact: Sandra Copelin SCopelin@uplifteducation.org

PS (K-5th): Book Character Day

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 8am

UNHP

More information will be shared later

HS: SENIOR DAY: Halloween Dress Up (on campus, contest; no class time lost)

Thursday, Oct. 31st, 8am

UNHP