Special Showing: The Iron Giant (Signature Edition)
See The Iron Giant on the big screen! Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10 am at Lyceum Cinema in Red Hook. Tickets are $6/person and available at the door (cash) or online (credit or bank account).
This event is open to the public so invite your friends! 100% of your ticket price benefits Upton Lake.
Sponsor a student/alumni running in our Eagles Run 5K!
You can now sponsor a student with an online donation! Our goal is to have every student raise at least $10, and participate in the walk/run on May 20, 2023. Thanks for your support.
If you are a business owner interested in sponsoring - or an employee and your boss is interested - you can do that online now, too! We're looking for sponsors at any level from $50-$5,000. We're also looking for donations in the form of incentive prizes for students who achieve fundraising goals - prizes like free coupons for a bowling game, ice-cream cone, french fries, smoothie, donut or bagel.
You can also join us as a runner - registration details coming soon - and design your own fundraising page to get your friends and family to help support you!
In 2022 we raised just shy of $20,000 and our goal for 2023 is a “great big, God is good” goal of $35,000. Will you join us?
Association of Christian Schools International renews ULCS for accreditation for another 6 year term!
Praise God for His sustenance as we worked diligently to prepare ourselves for the site visit by ACSI. Thanks to all of the faculty, staff and board members who led or joined committees, parents and students who contributed - and we even had a parent of an alumni on team 1!
It was a major project and we are grateful for all that we learned along the way. Our new Principal, Elisa DeWitt, and Assistant Administrator, Karina House, were new to their roles for this round of accreditation. “I think it gave us both a better vision for what we are called to be doing here at Upton Lake,” said House as she reflected on the year-long project. “My prayer is that the process taught us all - school board, faculty, parents - things to help us reach more students with the light of Christ."
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Countdown to Christmas!
If you are looking for a meaningful way for your family to countdown to Christmas, I’d like to share a family tradition with you. To countdown each day, have your children complete a random act of kindness. Some ideas my family have done in the past are making baked goods, making a thank you card for a public service worker, or a homemade craft such as a painted ornament and attaching a tag. The attached tag can explain that you are completing 25 random acts of kindness to countdown to Christmas, can include a bible verse, and/or a prayer. My family then would give these out to people they ran into that day at school, the grocery store, the post office, etc. Not only will you brighten someone else's day, but the joy your children experience giving to others and seeing them smile is a gift in itself. ~ Samantha Sirbaugh 03/04 Teacher
"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