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Weekly Notes 9/ 19/ 2019

Weekly Notes  

September 20, 2019

Hello Parents, 

We hope you are settling in to all the rhythms of a new school year.  We have so much to look forward to this year and so much already happening.  Have you been in to try breakfast from our Nourish Kitchen? Chefs Cass and Jason come from incredible backgrounds at Cacao Tree and Greenspace and are here at UHS using fresh, organic and local ingredients. Many of the vegetables they’re using come right out of our CSA where your children have planted and harvested potatoes, onions and more. If you check their Instagram in the morning, you’ll see what is being prepped for breakfast and can comment on the photo to let them know you’d like to order and pick up when you come to school!  

Follow them on Instagram: @nourishuplandhillskitchen 

Harvest Store is Open! 

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.

Book Club  

This year begins the 18th year of the UHS Book Club. Everyone who loves great conversation and friendship that grows from the love of reading is invited. 

The group meets the third Thursday of the month Sept. – June, at our legacy teacher, Holly’s house in Rochester.  For more information or direction to Holly’s please email or call: / 248-693-2878. 

Lori’s Group Field Trip Reminder – Cranbrook permission slips are due. Please login to the portal to submit permission and payment. 


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Sycamore / Parent Portal 

Thank you all for completing the admissions information in our school data system.  The information is very important for communication, safety and in case of emergency.  Moving forward, if any of this information changes during the year, please notify the office and we will update your school profile. 

Use your ID and password to login to the parent portal (via for access to:

  • Family and Student Directories
  • School News and Calendars (this information remains available on the school website, as well.)
  • Field Trip Permission Slips
  • Making Payments for all school outings and extra items (yearbook, calendar, plays, etc.)  

If you have any questions, please stop by or call the office at 248-693-2878.   

School Garden Volunteers Needed 

The theater, classrooms and the EAC garden would be happy to have volunteers tending them. We have a request to remove the invasive bittersweet that is encroaching the EAC living roof.  Please contact Terry at (248) 693-2878 if you are interested in participating. 


UHS Picture Day -Thursday, October 3rd 

Next time you see UHS parent, Chris Belli say, “Cheese!” and “Thank you!” for offering his professional photography service to the school. A link to place school picture orders will be sent prior to picture day. 

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 not-too-distant future, are welcome to join us in the Big Room for a fun, informative evening.  (Sorry, no child care will be available).  

Hope you can make it!

Please let Robert or Melissa  know ahead of time if you’re coming or not.  It’s very helpful to know how many copies to make, snacks to provide, etc.

Empty Bowls – Gleaner’s Food Bank Fundraiser

This year marks the 28th Empty Bowls event for Upland Hills School.  Join us on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 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 clay bowl as a token to remind us to consider those in need.

Our children will help to bake bread and prepare a pot of vegetable soup from our school gardens. 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 or by phone (248) 693-2878 in order to determine food quantities. 

Tillson Street in Romeo

Volunteers needed on Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th from 6-10pm. 

Upland Hills School has been gifted two nights of parking revenue from Pradko Gallagher and Slanec Family Dentistry in Romeo.  People flock to Romeo’s “haunted” Tillson street in October. We are looking for a few volunteers to be parking attendants on Tuesday, Oct. 29th and Wednesday, Oct. 30th.  It will be a fun evening and a great school fundraiser all in one! Let us know if you are available to share a shift. Please contact Terry Gardner at



Thursday, September 19 UHS Book Club

Friday, September 20 School celebrates International Day of Peace 

Saturday, September 21 Fall Farm Dinner Fundraiser SOLD OUT


Thursday, October 3 Picture Day 

Wednesday, October 2 Lori’s Group field trip to Cranbrook

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

Tuesday, October  22 Empty Bowls 6:00 pm

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

October 24 & 25 Dominic Shakespeare Class / Stratford Trip

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Harvest Celebration / Staff & Students

Thursday, Oct. 31 FALL RECESS – NO SCHOOL


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