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Weekly Notes 9/26/2019

Last Saturday we held our first ever CSA Farm dinner here.  It was a bit spontaneous of us, but the readiness of the vegetables and the pull of the changing season begged for us to give it a try. And we are so glad we did.  It was an evening full of laughter and togetherness as we took in a rain storm together, watched a rainbow appear and enjoyed the food prepared by Cass, Jason and Matt Burns.  Thank you to the amazing chefs and all who helped pull this off! And in the end we raised over $4,000 for the school. We will definitely be hosting more farm dinners in the future! 

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We are always striving to grow and learn from our peers. As we continue to offer more healthy and affordable options through Nourish Upland Hills Kitchen, we would love to hear your feedback and ideas on how we can improve!

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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.)  

Hope you can make it!

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

Parenting Workshop 

Rich Charkin 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  A flyer for the event is available in the school office.  This workshop will need a minimum of 5 participants to run. 

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

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


Portrait Day – October 3rd

Portrait Day is coming to UHS on Thursday, October 3rd.  Photographs will be taken that day for the school yearbook and complementary student ID cards so please dress and comb hair accordingly.  New this year, we will be more environmentally conscious by not printing order forms.  All viewing and ordering will take place online after Portrait Day.  You will receive a special link and password to view and order your child’s portraits about two weeks after portrait day.  As always, portrait sales will be used a UHS fundraiser with a portion of all sales going back to the school. Stay tuned! 

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: / 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 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. 

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

Dominic’s Group Dance Committee has scheduled a school dance for 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

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

We have one night covered… last call for two volunteers!

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, October 3 Picture Day 

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

Wednesday, Oct. 6 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Monday, October 7 Literary Night with Melissa and Robert

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

Wednesday, Oct. 30 Harvest Celebration / Staff & Students

Wednesday, October 30 The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

Thursday, Oct. 31 FALL RECESS – NO SCHOOL


Wednesday, November 6th The Relaxed Parent Workshop 

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