Upton Update (Staff Edition)

Week of February 1, 2016

Kindness Challenge

Thank you to our PBIS Committee under the leadership of Heather for all of your help in organizing the Kindness Challenge. Thank you to all of you for your help in encouraging your students to participate. It was wonderful to see so many of the students participate in this week-long event! Please encourage and remind your students to continue spreading kindness every day.

PTA Founders Day Dinner

The PTA Founders Day Dinner is this Monday, February 1, at 6:00 p.m. at Red Run. Thank you to those staff that are able to attend! Thank you also to all of you for helping Upton Staff again have 100% Staff Membership in our PTA! You are awesome!

BFC on Tuesday Morning

A reminder to BFC Members that we will be meeting on Tuesday morning at 7:50 a.m. in the Conference Room.

Professional Development on Wednesday

On Wednesday, February 3, we will be meeting at 7:50 a.m. to review our School Improvement Plan and to work on Pearson Inform. You will need to bring your Pearson log-in information as well as a Chromebook.

Hearing Screening

Our Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th Grade students will be having their hearing checked this week Thursday and Friday (as well as next week Monday).

5th Grade Presentation

On Wednesday, the 5th Grade students will be having a presentation on dealing with peer pressure and transitioning to middle school sponsored by the Royal Oak Community Coalition as part of the "Above the Influence" program.

3rd Grade Vocal Music Concert

A special thank you to Cathy for her work to prepare the students for the concert on Wednesday night! The students did a great job!

Prepare for Cold Weather

Please remind families in your newsletter: Please make sure your children have winter coats, gloves, hats, and boots at school to prepare them for the cold weather that is expected this week. Snow pants are also recommended as students love to play in the snow during lunch recess.

Calendar for the Week


PTA Bowling Event at Bowl One in Troy 2:00 p.m.


IEP 8:30 a.m.

Writing Pathways Book Meeting with Administrators 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Parent meeting 1:00 p.m.

PTA Founders Day Dinner 6:00 p.m. at Red Run


BFC 7:50-9:20 a.m.

Teacher observation 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Teacher meeting 12:45 p.m.


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

5th Grade "Above the Influence" presentation 2:00 p.m.


Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, 4 (all day)

Report Card window closes at 11:59 p.m.

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


Hearing Screening for Grades K, 2, 4 (all day)