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Weekly Notes – 12/5/2019


Nourish Kitchen *Introducing New Items*

Chefs Cass and Jason are excited to be rolling out new food choices from the kitchen! Their commitment to high quality, organic, healthy and affordable prepared food remains a top priority. Nourish Kitchen is proud to serve lunches to over half our students on a daily basis, knowing that we are reducing our environmental footprint by significantly limiting packaging(plastic, cardboard, etc) and eliminating food waste, while offering a delicious homemade hot meal. 

With a continued emphasis on high quality, delicious food that is friendly to our planet, Nourish Kitchen is now offering the following items in addition to hot lunch: 

  • Daily Snacks: Parents can order their children a la carte snacks each day of the week. Snacks are delivered to the morning meeting teachers at the start of the school day. *We will continue to offer different snack options as we learn which ones students love best. 
  • Smoothies: Parents can order their children a Large(12oz) size smoothie each day of the week. Smoothies can be an afternoon snack or a compliment to lunch. Smoothies are distributed at lunch time. 

A full list of ingredients are listed on the website.

Lunches, snacks and smoothies can be ordered any time, Thursday – Sunday each week at the Nourish Kitchen website:

Snacks, Smoothies and more are always available in the Grab-n-Go trailer until 4:00PM daily, if you’d like to take something home or just treat yourself! 

And don’t forget breakfast. Cass and Jason are in early every morning offering a tasty breakfast option made to order in just a few minutes. Stop by the trailer for your morning coffee/tea and breakfast! 

Holiday Book Fair 

Thank you to everyone that purchased books at the book fair. Your purchases helped us to raise over $700 towards the purchase of new books for the school library. 

If you ordered a book, we will notify you with a call or email when they arrive. You may pick them up from the school office at your convenience. 


Thank you Betsy and Dominc Lanzontti for hosting the 3rd Annual Pallet Party! 



Giving Season 

As we enter into the giving season, please consider a contribution to our school’s Annual Fund.  It is with these donations that UHS is empowered to focus on projects and improvements that genuinely enhance the lives of our children and surrounding communities.  By making a donation today, you would be a part of current project initiatives to renew, upgrade and create the spaces your children love. Most notable current projects include the creation of two new geodesic domes housing a science lab and art studio, upgrading our Karen Joy theater, and continuing with the second portion of our farm-to-classroom program.  Donate on our website  No donation is too small and every donation is received with love and gratitude. Thank you!

Megan’s Group Toy Store – Tuesday, December 17

Megan’s Group is proud to host the 5th annual gently used toy store this month.  The toy store, set up in Megan’s room during the school day, raises money to help heat the homes of low-income, Oakland County families through the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency.  Each group will have a chance to shop at the store. Please send no more than $5.00 in either $1.00 or $5.00 bills for your child(ren) to shop with. Children will be encouraged to use their money to purchase gifts for loved ones.  We appreciate your continued support of Megan’s math group project.


South Oakland Shelter 

A tradition started by our long time teacher, Ted. In lieu of gifts to our staff, parents are asked to please consider a donation to South Oakland Shelter (SOS).  Earlier this year, Lighthouse of Oakland County and SOS merged to provide a stronger response to poverty in our community.  Their goal is to be ‘A New Beacon of Hope’ for those in need and provide a larger reach across all of southeastern Michigan.  Their work is centered around building communities that end homelessness and helping people move from crisis toward self-sufficiency.

Upland Hills will be accepting donations for Lighthouse up to Thursday, December 19th. Monetary donations can be made here

And for the book lovers out there…..

Addison Township is building a library. They have already reached a third of their Capital Campaign goal amount and are extending their reach to the schools in the area to ask for support.  To learn more about this project or to show you support go to


Harvest Store: Recycle, Return, Reuse

Harvest store will reuse the honey jars and the red mesh potato/onion bags.  Please return the jars and the bags to the harvest store when they are empty.

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

Currently for sale:  

Yukon Gold Potatoes 2lb. bag = $4 

Onions 2lb. Bag = $3

Garlic = $1.25 each

Spaghetti Squash = $2.50

Pie Pumpkins = $2.00

Hickory Nuts $2

Honey $4


Tuesday, December 17th – Megan’s Group Toy Store

December 19th – Holiday Celebration for Staff and Students 

December 20 – January 4, 2020 Holiday Recess

Monday, January 6 – School Resumes

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