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Weekly Notes 11/7/2019


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).


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! UHS Librarians, Karen and Betsy have curated 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. Before conferences begin, students will browse the book fair and create their own wish list. At conferences, wish lists are available to help you choose the perfect gift. 


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 are Complete

Student portraits are complete and online for you to view and order. Please place all orders by the order deadline, November 8th.  If you have any questions, please contact the photographer, Chris Belli (Dad of Leo, Alexa, and Vara) at  Retake day is Friday, November 8th.  *If you require a retake, please email Chris and let him know so he can put you on the list.  

TPS Fall Play Afterglow Sign-Up 

Plans are underway for the TPS Fall Play Afterglow, and we could use your help to make it a success. The Afterglow is a celebration for the theater students and audience that will take place after the play on November 16th. If you would like to contribute a snack for the evening, please follow the link below for a list of items needed and to sign up:

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Carrie Young: 248-229-3576


Thank you and we hope to see you all at the performance and afterglow party!

Wish List 

We are in need of a Yamaha or Roland 88 key, touch-sensitive keyboard. If you have one not in use and would consider donating it to the school we would appreciate it. Contact Terry if you have any questions. 


Please keep us in mind when you shop online. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device.  You may also want bookmark to make it even easier. Go to and chose Upland Hills Farm School as the organization to direct charity giving funds to. 

School lunch credits

Anyone who recently ordered hot lunch for a day your child was out sick please send an email to and we will send you a credit coupon. 

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.  



Friday, November 8th – Portraits orders are due

Wednesday, November 13th (last session) – The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Wednesday, November 13th – Afterschool rehearsal

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)

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

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