Weekly Notes 11/14/2019

Dear Parents, 

Winter came in with a blast this week. Thank you for your understanding and quick responses on Monday with the early dismissal. We can’t remember a year with a snow day as early as this one. The woods and play areas around school are transformed by the snow and your children are having a wonderful time exploring and playing out there! 

This weekend, the Theater Play Shop (TPS) will be presenting, The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever. Showtime is 7:00PM on Saturday in the Karen Joy Theater. Tickets are $10 at the door. Everyone is welcome. Please join us for this sweet, funny and endearing production led by director, Karen Moore and starring the students from Lori’s and Dom’s groups. Afterglow party in the big room following the show! 

Nourish Upland Hills Grab & Go

If you have purchased a soup or smoothie that came in a glass mason jar please return them to the trailer.  Thank you!

Thanksgiving Celebration & JBP Play –  Friday, November 22nd at 2:00PM

The Jelly Bean Players class is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with a short skit. Thanksgiving at Our House will be performed in the Karen Joy Theatre, Friday, November 22nd at 2:00PM. After the play, parents are invited to join their children in their morning meeting classroom. There will be pie! Everyone is invited! 

The 3rd Annual UHS Pallet Party Fundraiser – Saturday November 23rd, 2019  from 5:00pm to 9:00pm.

This year our hosts, Betsy and Dominic Lanzotti will guide you through the building process to make fall pumpkins and winter trees. Take these handcrafted decorations home for the holidays or give them as gifts. All proceeds benefit Upland Hills School. Join us for a crafty and fun evening at school! 

Cost is $125: includes all the supplies to make two decorations, plus adult refreshments & snacks. 

Register with Terry and don’t forget to include the two items (2 trees, 2 pumpkins, or 1 of each).

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Parent Teacher Conference – Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26

Conferences are held three times a year.  During these times, the staff meets with parents to discuss the evolving growth of the student and to co-create a vision for the next trimester.  The perspective of acknowledging and utilizing a child’s strengths, talents, and intelligences is primary to the discussion. We schedule an hour for each conference to allow for the depth of conversation and mutual understanding that is essential to our partnership with families. 

Contact Terry 248-693-2878 to schedule a time to meet with your child(ren) Morning Meeting teacher. 

Holiday Book Fair – Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26 During Conferences 

Books make great gifts!  Karen and her team are curating a wonderful selection of new children’s books that will be for sale in the big room during conferences. Proceeds from the book fair go toward the purchase of new books for the library. Students browse the fair and create a wishlist which will be available to you as a guide while you shop.  

Auction “SAVE THE DATE”

Join us Saturday, March 21, 2020 for the most important fundraising night of the year. Look for more information to come soon for ticket purchases and how you can participate.

Thanksgiving Celebration & JBP Play –  Friday, November 22nd at 2:00PM

The Jelly Bean Players class is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving with a short skit. Thanksgiving at Our House will be performed in the Karen Joy Theatre, Friday, November 22nd at 2:00PM. After the play, parents are invited to join their children in their morning meeting classroom. There will be pie! Everyone is invited! 

UHS Portraits REMINDER

Student portrait retakes are complete and online for you to view and order. Please place your orders. If you have any questions, please contact the photographer, Chris Belli (Dad of Leo, Alexa, and Vara) at chris@midtowneventphotography.com.  

Lost and Found 

We have an impressive collection of boots, hats, lunchboxes, etc. currently in the lost and found. If your child is missing anything, please take a moment to browse the lost and found located in the cabinet and on the hooks on the front porch of the school.  d

UPCOMING DATES

November

Friday, November 15th 2 pm – TPS Fall Play 

Saturday, November 16th 7pm – TPS Fall Play and Afterglow

Friday, November 22nd 2 pm – Thanksgiving Celebration & JBP Play  

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – 3rd Annual Pallet Party 

Monday & Tuesday November 25 & 26 – Holiday Book Fair 

Monday & Tuesday, November 25 & 26 – Parent Teacher Conferences (NO SCHOOL)

Nov. 27, 28 & 29 – Thanksgiving Recess (NO SCHOOL)

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