Hello Upham Community,
I would like to remind everyone that parent/teacher conferences are quickly approaching. The parent/teacher conference sign-up link can be found below. The sign-up window closes tomorrow, Friday, October 25 at 11:00 AM.
A colleague recently shared a Washington Post article by Jennifer Breheny Wallace entitled, “Students in high-achieving schools are now named an “at-risk” group.” I am not sounding the alarm here. I found the article very interesting and thought I would share it.
Here is an excerpt from the beginning of the article:
Communities touting the best-ranked schools are often the most in-demand among families. But this competitive environment can come at a psychological cost to those attending them. Emerging research is finding that students in “high-achieving schools” — public and private schools with high standardized test scores, varied extracurricular and academic offerings, and graduates who head off to top colleges — are experiencing higher rates of behavioral and mental health problems compared with national norms.
You can find the article here: Washington Post article
Don’t forget (I am sure your children will remind you) that our Annual Halloween Parade will occur on Thursday, October 31st from 8:45 am until 9:15 am. Please feel free to take pictures along the route. There is a slight chance of rainy weather. We will have the parade inside if it rains. Hope to see you there.
Reminder that we have picture retake tomorrow
October 25 @ 11:00 AM Parent/Teacher Sign-up Closes
October 30 Parent/Teacher Conferences for grades 2-3-5
November 5 Parent/Teacher Conferences
November 7 Upham Mom’s Night Out
November 11 NO SCHOOL Veteran’s Day
November 22 Pajama Party/Movie Night
November 28/29 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break
Thank you for all your support!
Dare To Dream,