Weekly Notes 10/3/2019

Weekly Notes  

October 3, 2019

Dear Parents, 

Picture day is tomorrow! Please see below for details. And don’t forget about literacy night on Monday.  More information on that is also within this email.

Did You Know? 

 The Nourish Upland Hills kitchen is available to prepare your special occasion treats! Cakes, cupcakes, cookies and all your favorite meals for birthdays, gatherings and all manner of celebration. 

Looking For Parent Volunteers 

  • Do you have a half hour before and/or after school? If so, we would love to bring you on to the Nourish Upland Hills team. We are looking to improve our Grab-n-Go service by delivering food directly to parents in their cars in the safe circle. Roller skating skills not required! Please contact terry.gardner@uplandhills.org if you are interested in offering some of your time. 

If you have not already, please take a few minutes to provide your feedback.  We would like to hear from all of you!

Please give us your feedback on Upland Hills Nourish Kitchen.

Take  this brief survey (click link  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VBCJJVL

It will take just a few minutes of your time. All answers are anonymous. 

We appreciate it!

Literacy Night – Monday October 7th, 7 – 8.30pm. 

Melissa and Robert will offer an evening focusing on how children learn to read and how you can support your child at home.  Parents with children in the early stages of learning to read, or with younger children who will be reaching that stage in the near future, are welcome to join us in the Big Room for a fun, informative evening.  (Sorry, no childcare will be available.)  

Please RSVP to Robert or Melissa. It’s important we know how many copies to make, snacks to provide, etc.

Parent Portal 

  • An All-School Family Directory is now available on the parent portal. Look for the documents tab on the lower right of the screen. 
  • Field Trip Permission Slip and Payment 

Upcoming field trips are scheduled for both Deb and Megan’s Group. Please login to the parent portal to access the forms and make payments. 

A Call For Supplies

Robert’s group needs shoeboxes for a project.  If you have any to spare, please send them in. Thanks!

Parenting Workshop 

Rich Chakrin has an MA in Early Childhood Education and is the father of two grown UHS alumni children. He teaches non-violence for Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and has presented parent education classes for more than 20 years. This October, Rich is offering a 5 part parenting workshop called, The Relaxed Parent – Finding your “Natural Resource State”.  The workshop will support parents to make intelligent, appropriate decisions as well as to connect empathetically with the children and adults in their lives.  Meeting nights are October 9, 16, 23, 30 and November 6 at 6 pm. The cost for the workshop is $100 per person or $150 per couple. To RSVP, please email: terry.gardner@uplandhills.org.  A flyer for the event is available in the school office.  This workshop will need a minimum of 5 participants to run. 

Camp Skyline – Harvest Festival!

A ”natural” resource for Upland Hills families, Camp Skyline offers many outdoor activities and events. After a long summer of camps, this weekend welcomes fall in with the Harvest Festival on Sunday, Oct. 6th 1:00 pm TO 5:00 pm, admission is $3.  A Farm- to-Table Feast is available for a fee. https://www.campskyline.org/harvest-festival

Keep an eye out for these other upcoming events at Skyline: the Women’s Retreat, Community Sing and Winter Fun Day. Information on all these wonderful opportunities can be found on their website:  https://www.campskyline.org/

Harvest Store is Open! *new items

Located in the middle entryway of the school, Harvest Store is a student-run market selling organic vegetables from the garden. Stop by anytime to get your fresh, local veggies! 

Currently for sale: 

Yukon Gold Potatoes 2lbs. bag = $4 

Onions 2 lbs. Bag =  $3 

Garlic = $1.25 each.

*Spaghetti Squash = $2.50

*Pie Pumpkins = $2.00

UPCOMING EVENTS

Portrait Day – Friday October 4

Due to the weather Portrait Day was rescheduled from Thursday to Friday this week. A link to place your picture order will be email in the near future. 

Book Club – October 17

October’s book Selection is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  For more information or direction to Holly’s please email or call: terry.gardner@uplandhills.org / 248-693-2878. 

Empty Bowls – Gleaner’s Food Bank Fundraiser – October 22

This year marks the 28th Empty Bowls event for Upland Hills School.  Bring your whole family and join us for a simple meal of soup and bread and help fight hunger.  We hope you will join us for this long standing and very special community evening at UHS. In exchange for a donation to Gleaner’s Food Bank you take home a student crafted clay bowl as a reminder for us to consider those in need.

Our children will help to bake bread and prepare a pot of vegetable soup from our school garden. If you would like to contribute to the evening with a pot of vegetarian soup or a loaf of bread, please let us know.  RSVP by email terry.gardner@uplandhills.org or by phone (248) 693-2878 to help us determine food quantities. 

School *Masquerade* Dance – October 18, 6:30pm-9:00pm

Dominic’s Group Dance Committee is hosting a school dance on Friday, October 18th from 6:30 – 9:00PM. All UHS students are welcome to attend with parents. Families are asked to please consider a $5 donation per student to cover the cost of the DJ.

The dance committee would appreciate any contributions to the potluck snack menu. Please drop your contribution off in the kitchen the evening of the dance.

***Please do not drop students off to the dance. Come join the fun! 

Tillson Street in Romeo

Thank you Tony Ferri, Maureen Adelsperger, Jill Mckenzie and Matt Henry for tending this spooky school fundraiser! 

UPCOMING DATES

October/November

Sunday, October 6 Camp Skyline Harvest Festival 

Monday, October 7 Literary Night with Melissa and Robert

Wednesday, October 9 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Wednesday, October 16 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Wednesday, October 16 Deb’s group field trip to Cranbrook

Thursday, October 17th UHS Book Club 

Tuesday, October  22 Empty Bowls 6:00 pm

Wednesday, October 23 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Wednesday, October 23 Megan’s Group Class Trip (Planet Rock)

October 24 & 25 Dominic Shakespeare Class / Stratford Trip

Friday, October 25 Melissa’s Group Field Trip to VanHoosen Farm 

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Harvest Celebration / Staff & Students

Wednesday, October 30 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Thursday, Oct. 31 FALL RECESS – NO SCHOOL

Friday, Nov.1 FALL RECESS – NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, November 6th The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

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