Dear Upham and Hunnewell Parents,

Happy Holidays! Can you believe it is December? We have several very exciting experiences to provide to you and your children throughout the month.

 In collaboration with the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, Wellesley Public Schools is proud to welcome Dr. Merritt Moore to help us celebrate National Computer Science Education Week.

Dr. Moore, who graduated with Magna Cum Laude Honors in Physics from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Atomic and Laser Physics from the University of Oxford, has also pursued a professional ballet career. She is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU Abu Dhabi teaching “Creative Robotics,” which fuses arts and science.

Dr. Moore will talk to the Upham and Hunnewell students on Wednesday, December 13, from 9:00 to 9:30 AM.

We invite you to join us on the evening of December 13th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Merritt will discuss how STEAM helped her follow her passions by combining science, coding, and art. Please see the attached flyer for the QR code.

Merritt Moore Flyer December 2023_v2.pdf 

As you will see in our important dates section, we have our Winter Concert on Friday, December 15, from 8:45-9:30 AM.

Now…for the Grand Finale! This year, Upham/Hunnewell is planning to celebrate the winter season and end-of-year break in a big way!  Fun activities have been planned for the students and staff to enjoy Upham’s final week of 2023.

Monday, December 18

PJ Day and Read-A-Thon

Wear your comfiest PJs to snuggle up with a good book.

Tuesday, December 19

Whole School Craft (Ginger Bread Houses)

Wednesday, December 20

Classroom door decorating at Upham/Hunnewell

Bring your ideas to help create the perfect winter-themed door.

Thursday, December 21

Hat Day and Scavenger Hunt

Wear a hat of your choice

Friday, December 22

Hollywood Day and Special Assembly

Come to school in your fanciest glam. Smile for the cameras as you enter on the red carpet!

All Week- Nonperishable food drive to support a local pantry


As you can see, we have lots of fun experiences planned, and I hope that you can join us for some or all of the activities. Have a safe and happy holiday season. Thank you so much for your support.

Dare to Dream,

Mr. Dees

Important Dates

Friday, December 15 – Upham Winter Concert @ 8:45 am, Parents Welcome

Tuesday, December 19 – METCO Late Day

Friday, December 22 – All School Assembly, Parents Welcome

Monday, December 25 – January 1 – December Break, No School (Yahoooooo!)

Principal’s Message
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