See you at the movies!
3 Saturdays at 10 am at Lyceum Cinemas, 15 Old Farm Rd, Red Hook, NY 12571
February 26: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
March 26: Akeelah & the Bee
April 23: Star Wars (Episode 4)
Tickets are $6 per person. Buy individual tickets here.
Package deal: buy tickets to all 3 movies for $15 per person here.
Tickets can also be purchased at ULCS during school hours. Online purchases will be sent home with your student, available for pickup, or at the movies on February 26.
100% of the ticket price (minus online payment fees) will go to Upton Lake Christian School.
Thanks to our event sponsor: Lyceum Cinemas!
Thanksgiving Service & Luncheon - a ULCS tradition returns
"May we have more all-student activities like we used to have at ULCS?" Our seniors miss these activities, which have been paused or changed due to the pandemic. So on Thursday, Nov 18 we held a Thanksgiving Service in the sanctuary, and then gathered ALL together to enjoy a meal. It was great to see everyone working to do their part -
- 11/12th graders set up tables/chairs and took them down
- 9/10th graders had student representatives read a verse or share what they are thankful for
- 7/8th graders shared a reading from Psalms
- 5/6th graders recited a verse and prayer
- 3/4th graders cleaned up after the lunch
- 1/2nd graders wrote what they are thankful for on a feather, shared it with everyone and then put it on a turkey
- Kindergarteners decorated our tables for us
- Mr. Hawk opened our service with a song
- Mr. Justice shared a message
- Many parents donated mashed potatoes, green beans or pie, or came to help with set up and serving
It is a blessing to be part of this community.
A day of Community Service
April 24, 2021
Inspired and encouraged! Those are two words to describe how I felt on Saturday at our Be the Salt Day. A little after 10 am as people were all gathering and chatting in the parking lot I looked up and 'happened' to see a Bald Eagle flying low in a beautiful blue sky! It was so clear to me it was God's way of saying, "Well done good and faithful servants." When I pointed it out, Judah (from Mr. Jordan's class) said, "And that's our mascot!" From that moment to us all gathering for prayer to walking around and seeing all of our students and families working together to socializing over pizza I was isnpired and encouraged. Inspired by how much good there is in our Upton Lake Community and encouraged by a little bit of normalcy in this covid world we have been stuck in.
I watched little pre-k students painting birdhouses for senior homes, 1/2 graders making 60 cards of love and encouragement, 3/4 graders cleaning every chair in our gym, 5/6 graders gathering over 40 bags of leaves at the cemetary down the street, 7/8 graders organizing and delivering canned goods, 9/10 graders scrubbing every inch of our kitchen and 11/12 graders (I didn't see this only heard) beautifying the front of a Crisis Pregnancy Center building. Kindergarten will be packing bags for essential workers this week. It was a beautiful day from the weather to the people!
Our Covid-19 Response
Our small community is blessed to be able to respond quickly, personally, and wisely. Thank you to the families who are so graciously adapting to the changes required in these times.
God blessed us with the ability to remain in-person for all but 1 week in 2020-2021.
For 2021-2022, we will meet in person. Virtual learning will be available only for those in 10-day quarantines due to exposure or diagnosis of COVID-19, if they feel well enough to participate.
FAQ's about fall 2021 (updated August 12, 2021)
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Dear ULCS family,
Psalm 46:10 "Be Still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!"
During this Joyous Christmas I wanted to share with you a prayer put to song; a favorite of mine throughout the year, one that is sung in my church often. It is popular at funerals, but I find it so inspiring during life, really driving home God's promise to us. When I first heard it, it touched my heart more than any other.
In what seems to be a difficult time in our lives; there have always been difficult times. This morning I feel a sense of peace and optimism, the holy spirit reminding me of God's promise.
Be Still, My Soul" is originally a German hymn which reads in German, Stille meine Wille, dein Jesus hilft siegen. The author was Katharina Amalia Dorothea von Schlegel (1697-1768).
The English version that we have now is the fruit of the work of Jane Laurie Borthwick (1813-1897) who translated it in 1855.
It is a prayer to patiently put our trust in the LORD even in the day of adversity. It shows us that no matter what we go through ultimately there is a joyful end to our sufferings.
May this be the prayer of everyone else: be still, my soul, the LORD is on thy side. That ought to give us a blessed assurance that no matter what God is on our side. He always has been and He always will be.
Below are the lyrics of this hymn.
Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide,
who through all changes faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.
2 Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
to guide the future surely as the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
all now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
his voice who ruled them while he dwelt below.
3 Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
when we shall be forever with the Lord;
when disappointment, grief, and fear are gone,
sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
all safe and blessed we shall meet at last.
Please check it out on youtube, Hymn "Be Still My Soul" Traditional.
Carol Burke is our main office secretary, where she answers phones, manages the mail and permission slips, staffs the snack shop, handles purchasing and supplies, and in all ways does so much for so many! Upton Lake is proud of our Christian staff and faculty.
"One perk of being a small school is that we are not only a school community but a family. This family has never failed to encourage each other in bad times, laugh with each other in the good times, and push each other to become better... Yes, this school has brought me great memories, amazing friends, academic knowledge, life lessons, and much much more, but the most important thing is how it aided me in making my faith my own."
~ Jennifer Puhalski, Salutatorian, ULCS '20