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The “holiday craze” has officially reached Upham Elementary! As you know, this is a special time of year, and we will work diligently to ensure we all keep our patience and sanity intact. Hopefully! We know that this time of year can be stressful on many levels. We look forward to working through all the season’s emotions and bringing a “little light” as we move toward the winter break. You know, it is truly an honor to see the children (and they are children) bring that enthusiasm to Upham each day. Bring on the delirium! Happy Holidays everyone!

Sold A Story Podcast (Emily Hanford)

If you have not heard about this podcast, please check it out. You can find it here: https://features.apmreports.org/sold-a-story/

The podcast has caught fire, and host Emily Hanford explores the disconnect between the science of reading and the current approach to literacy instruction used widely across North America. 

Many have questions about our approach to reading and how Wellesley Public Schools is teaching reading.

Please join us on Wednesday, December 14, from 8:45-9:30 as we present how we teach reading and answer your questions about this important topic. I hope to see you there.

Winter Concert

Please join us for our Winter Concert on Monday, December 19, from 8:45-9:30.

If you have joined us for our assemblies or our sing-a-long, you know this will be a major show. Mrs. T will conduct our school band, and Thomas Corcoran will conduct the 5th-grade choir. Please join us!

Principal Coffee

Before COVID, we would meet regularly to allow you time to come in and visit with the principal. We are bringing it back! This is a time for me to report to you the latest news for Upham and also a time for you to give feedback, ask questions, and complain. Yes, you are allowed to complain! Please see the dates below, and I will put reminders in our regular communications with you.

Important Dates

Wednesday, December 14th – Literacy Coffee 8:45-9:30

Monday, December 19- Winter Concert 19 8:45-9:30

December Break- No School December 26- January 2, 2023

Principal Coffee- Upham Library 8:45-9:45 1/18, 2/15, 3/15, 4/12, 5/17, 6/21


Thank you for your wonderful support. Happy Holidays!

Dare to Dream,

Mr. Dees




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