Announcements 9/18/17

UPA Announcements for the Week of September 18, 2017
Posted on 09/18/2017

Bell Schedule for Next week

As previously pubiished on Schoology, next week Monday and Friday's schedule will be switched.  Monday will start as an odd block day 1, 3, 5, and 7.  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will not change.
Friday will be modified and 6th period ends at 2:35 and 7th period ends at 3:20

[Rally Bell Schedule]

Contact: Front Desk - 408-723-1839

UPA Homecoming Spirit Week

Monday: Tourist Day - Dress like a tacky tourist
Tuesday: Mismatched Day - Mix and match patterns and clothing styles
Wednesday: Wildlife Day - Dress up like your favorite wild animal
Thursday: Rep the Bay Day - Show your Bay Area pride by wearing Bay Area sports team merchandise
Friday: Class Colors

7th graders - yellow

8th graders - green

9th graders - Pink
10th graders - Purple
11th graders - Orange
12 graders - Blue

Contact: Nicole Sebek -

UPA Homecoming Dance

Who: All UPA students and their invites
What should I wear: The dress code is semi-formal
Where: Horton Auditorium,  2315 Canoas Garden Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
When: Friday, September 22, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Contact: Andrew Yau -

Essay Contest Sponsored by UPA PTSO

The UPA PTSO is again sponsoring an Essay Contest due to the overwhelming success of our first contest last year!  In preparation for each student's college application process, the PTSO is encouraging students to use their personal experiences as topics for this competition. This year the competition is a little different. We have 3 essay categories based on grades:
Grades 7 & 8: Write about the proudest moment in your life.
Grades 9 & 10: Write about a difficult choice you made and how it affected you.
Grades 11 & 12: Where do you see yourself in 2-3 years, and what are you doing today to get there?
First prize winners in each category receive $300. 2nd prize winners in each category receive $200. That's $1,500 in prizes!

Essay are to be 500 words or less and the contest deadline is Monday, Sept. 25 by 5pm. Good luck students!

See form for complete details:

Essay Contest Flyer

Contact: Dawn Foreman -

Free screening of Screenagers, Growing Up in the Digital Age

An important movie for parents, students, as well as teachers
*Moderated discussion provided after the showing*
Sponsored by UPA and Theater and Dance Boosters

When: September 19th, 6:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm
Where: Horton Auditorium

This showing is free, but seats can be reserved at:
or search on for "screenagers" and "sept. 19th"

*Boxed meal options available when you reserve your seating
*Concessions available 5:30-6:30pm: snacks, drinks, and pizza
pizza: while supplies last

Screenagers Flyer

Contact: Sharon Updyke -

UPA Band Boosters CPK Fundraiser--Thursday 9/21 all day

UPA Families - Take a night off from cooking and eat out at California Pizza Kitchen!  A percentage of what you pay for your delicious meal will be given to UPA Golden Eagle Band! Please present a hard copy of the attached flyer at the time you pay in order for the staff to know that you are supporting UPA Band Boosters.
California Pizza Kitchen, Oakridge Mall - 408-225-7188
Sept. 21, 2017 (Thu), all day
Notes: Buy something on this day and UPA Band will get a percentage of the sales.

[CPK Flyer]

Contact: Te-Chen Hu -

Jog-A-Thon is Friday, October 6

Planning meeting:  Monday, Sept. 18th 4:00-4:30 (please meet at BBQ near the Amphitheater).  Parents and students are welcome.  We need many volunteers to make the event successful.

Shirt Sponsorships:  Have you always dreamed of being famous?  Want a souvenir of your time at UPA?  Have your name or your family name emblazoned on the back of the Jog-A-Thon t-shirt.   For a $100 donation to Sports Boosters, we will put your name on the back of the shirt.  Likewise, if you own a company, or work at one that might want to sponsor our Sports Boosters, for a $250 donation, we will put the company logo on the shirt.  Since shirts can be worn to school, this is great advertising.  Donation form is attached, or available at the UPA Office.

Jog-a-thon Details:   Donation envelopes will be coming out this week in Advisory.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to have fun with friends while supporting the sports program.  Collect some sponsors, then come out and run and enjoy a fun afternoon.  You must have $20 in the envelope to qualify for a T-Shirt.  By popular demand, we will have booths again this year.  Tickets for the booths will be $1.00 and sold at the Jog-A-Thon.  There will also be a movie immediately after the Jog-A-Thon, starting at 5pm.  Parents are welcome to come and volunteer or watch.

Jog-a-thon Sponsorship Form

Contact: Chris Jacobsen -

Thanks for supporting the PTSO Kick-off BBQ!

A big THANK YOU to all volunteers and parents who helped out and donated at the BBQ!
Wow, what a great event!  I hope you all enjoyed meeting your students friends, teachers and learning about our clubs.  Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way. This event could not have been a success without your help. Special thanks to Shon Carlton Allen and Mark Nijemier, parents of 9th graders who spent all day preparing  and smoking the food for the BBQ.  Also, special thanks to the students who represented their clubs and the ASB. Parents, now that you have seen first hand the enthusiastic set of kids involved in the clubs, please encourage your kids to participate. We hope to see you at future PTSO events and hope you will remain involved and engaged with UPA PTSO.
Lastly, for those of you who signed up to support the event with donations and have not yet made them, please either use Paypal or bring a check into the school office.   Thank you :-)

Contact: Helene Kamm -

PTSO Class Giving Contest now underway!

Your student should have received a flyer for the PTSO Class Giving Contest and given it to you. Each child in the English class with the most parent support for the PTSO can choose from a variety of prizes that include free Halloween dance tickets, $10 Starbucks gift card, $10 Yogurtland gift card, $10 Jamba Juice gift card or a $10 Subway gift card.  Additionally the class winning teacher will receive $200!  This is our main fundraiser for the year. We do not sell magazines or cookie dough, instead request donations straight to the PTSO.  These donations are used to fund the kick-off BBQ, teacher appreciation events, scholarships, clubs and field trips to name a few.

If you have already donated, thank you. But please still complete the form, check with your employer for matching, sign up for eScrip and use Amazon Smile.  For the PTSO to receive eScrip donations, parents' must sign up annually. Use Amazon Smile with UPA PTSO designated  as the beneficiary and save that link in your browser so you automatically use it each time you shop!   eScrip and Amazon Smile are the easiest ways to help out the PTSO.   These small amounts really add up and allow us to help out the school and your children.  Thanks in advance for your support.

In case your child did not bring home their Class Giving Contest forms, attached is a copy for your convenience.

PTSO Class Giving Contest

Contact: Helene Kamm -
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