Community Bulletin Board
The Community Bulletin Board is a place to promote community events, programs & activities that may be of interest to the UPSD community. To submit a flier for consideration, please follow the steps on our Flier Distribution Requests page. Any questions may be directed to Gisele McCabe at email@example.com.
Information posted here should not be interpreted as being sponsored by or endorsed by the district, but rather may be of interest to members of our community.
2021-22 School Year Postings
Community Resource: Grab-and-Go Summer Meals
The OPEN LINK is once again offering free Grab-and-Go meals for ALL kids 18 and under. Each child gets 2 free breakfast and 2 free lunch meals. Beginning on June 13th and through August 19th, there will be meals offered on various days and times at 5 different locations. Drive-thru or walk up services available. For locations and times please see the attached flier.
Community Resource: Make Music Upper Perk
Make Music Upper Perk is returning to the Upper Perkiomen Valley on June 10th marking the 10th year anniversary of celebrating a free community-wide festival with music! Make Music Upper Perk is proud to be part of the international movement, Fête de la Musique. Over 300 musicians, of all ages, playing and singing many different types of music, will be gathering in the Upper Perkiomen Valley that day making music. It will be quite a celebration! The attached program details the schedule and locations for the day.
Community Flier: Bike Rodeo
Bring your bike and helmet to The Upper Perk Cub and Scout Packs Bike Rodeo on Saturday, June 4th! The bike rodeo will be held from 2-4 pm at the Upper Perkiomen Middle School Parking lot. There will be biking and games for rising K-5 grade and 6-12 grade boys and girls. This is an opportunity to have some fun and learn about scouting. If you are able to, food donations will be collected for the Open Link as well. Details on the rodeo and items for donations can be found on the highlighted links above.
Community Flier: Mail Call!
Honor Flight Philadelphia is asking for citizens, young and old, to honor our veterans by sending a "thank you" note to our veterans. Letters will be delivered to them on August 22nd, when their next mission is to visit the memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice in Washington, DC. Deadline for letters is August 1st, 2022. For further information and details on where to send the letters, see the flier here.
Community Flier: New Goshenhoppen UCC Summer Camps
New Goshenhoppen UCC is hosting a series of Summer Camp Programs from July 6th through August 5th for children ages 5-17. All programs are held at the Goshenhoppen Park located on Third Street in East Greenville. For further details on program offerings, registration form and fees please see this link.
Community Flier: Bear Creek Mountain Camp
Bear Creek Mountain in Macungie is offering a week-long day outdoor camp over 8 weeks during the summer months beginning June 20th and is available to children ages 6-14. Most activities will be outdoor along with arts and crafts, making new friends, and an exploration of nature. For more details see this flier.
Community Resource: Historical Society Exhibit Opening - May 19th
Do you have childhood memories about looking at a family member's belongings? Maybe it was a photo album. Or maybe you tried on clothing or shoes that were too big for you. Reminisce in these fun family memories with a visit to Grandma's Attic, an exhibit of rarely displayed objects from the Historical Society of Montgomery County's collection. Each item represents fun and unusual things you might find in a family member's attic, basement, or other storage space.
5 - 8 p.m.(Exhibit opening hours) at the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 DeKalb Street, Norristown. This event is free and open to the public.
Community Resource: Courageous Conversations
Courageous Conversations UPV is a local grass-roots effort that began in early 2017 in response to the concern that the social and political divisions within our country and our community were growing deeper. Courageous Conversation events are structured to ensure that all participants feel safe and are not personally attacked. We encourage those in attendance to embrace their curiosity about opposing views rather than concentrating on the differences. Our goal is to seek understanding even amidst disagreement.
Courageous Conversations UPV invites the community to join us on May 23 from 7-9pm at the Upper Perkiomen YMCA as we explore the issue of “Parental Rights in Education: Books in Schools.” The event will include an opportunity for each participant to engage in a one-to-one conversation, a small group discussion of the topic and a whole group sharing. We recognize that this issue can raise strong differences in opinion. It is often the case that even amidst strong differences those willing to be curious and listen carefully will find some points of commonality. We might call it constructive curiosity producing a connected community. For details on this event please click on this link. For planning purposes, we will appreciate (but do not require) an RSVP to CCUPV1@gmail.com.
Community Resource: Parent Engagement Workshop: Understanding the IEP
On May 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm, UPSD will offer a virtual parent workshop to learn more about the Individual Education Program (IEP). You will learn how the IEP supports your child by receiving the special education and related services needed to make growth and progress. Any questions may be directed to Carol Giblin, Director of Special Education at firstname.lastname@example.org. The link to register and more details are included in this flier.
Community Resource: 2022 Poster Contest
The National Association of Conservation Districts is inviting all public, private and home-schooled students in grades K-12 be creative and submit a poster with a theme and/or logo “Healthy Soil, Healthy Life”. Contest Grade Categories are: K-1, 2-3; 4-6; 7-9; 10-12. Deadline for submissions is May 27, 2022. The first place poster in each category will receive a prize and entry to the National contest. Contest rules and submission details can be found at this link.
Community Flier: Upper Perk HS Boys Basketball Open Gyms
The Upper Perk High School Boys Basketball has scheduled their first three open gyms for boys entering 9th - 12th grade next year. These open gyms will give players a chance to meet current players and coaches as well as to get a feel for high school basketball. See details in this link for dates and times.
Community Flier: Basketball Camp
Girls and boys who have completed grades 2-9 are invited to the 51st Annual Jack McCloskey Basketball Camp held July 11-14, 2022 from 9:00am-5:00pm at Alvernia University. For details and fees visit this link.
Community Flier - techgirlz
Middle School girls, grades 5-8, are eligible to participate in a variety of free Virtual Tech Workshops on creating websites, games, apps, movies and robots sponsored by Creating IT Futures, a nonprofit organization of CompTIA. Registration and more details are in this link.
Community Flier - Upper Perk Football Clothing Drive
The Upper Perk Football team is collecting gently used clothing and other items on Saturday, May 14th from 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the Upper Perk HS Parking Lot. Acceptable donation list and details available in this link.
Community Flier - Upper Perkiomen Youth Field Hockey Camp
The Upper Perkiomen High School Stix Club will hold a field hockey camp for girls entering Grades 1-8. There is also a Used Clothing Collection fundraiser each day of the camp for clothing drop-offs. Registration and fundraiser details can be found at this link.
Community Resources: Mental Health Mondays
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, throughout May, St. Luke’s and the Penn Foundation will host mental Health Mondays at local libraries on a range of topics related to mental health. The first event is May 2 from 5:30-6:30 at the Upper Perk Valley Library (350 Main Street, Red Hill) and the presenter is Stuart Karve, Mental Health Case Manager. Find out more about these events, and others, on the Penn Foundation Events Calendar.
Community Flier: Albright Basketball Day Camp
Albright College will host a basketball day camp this summer, which will include two sessions for students in grades K-9. Find out more on this flier.
Community Flier: BSA Troop 586 in Bally
BSA Troop 586 in Bally, Pa is looking for new members. Check out this flier for details about their meeting times, activities and more.
Community Flier: Tree of Healing VBS
From August 8-12, Advent Lutheran Church in Harleysville will host Tree of Healing VBS. Find out more on this flier.
Community Flier: BSA Eastern Berks Community Days & Scout Shows
Hawk Mountain Council is proud to announce that the Frontier District will be hosting FIVE Community Day & Scout Shows in the Eastern Berks County region. Come out for Scout Demonstrations, Local Businesses, & FUN Activities! All events will run from 11am-4pm and are free to attend. Find out more on this flier.
Community Flier: Bear Creek Spring & Summer Opportunities
Bear Creek Mountain Resort & Conference Center is in search of summer help. Students of working age and other community members can find out more on this flier.
Community Resources: Clinics for Back-to-School Immunizations
Montgomery County’s Office of Public Health will be offering clinics to provide back-to-school immunizations for students who need to receive their state required immunizations for the start of next school year. You can find out more about immunization requirements on this flier and the clinics on this flier.