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 Nikki Gum, Communication Specialist, 215-541-2475, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Flier: Citizens Assist 5K/5M Fun Run
On November 14, Project Live and Citizens Assist will host the Citizens Assist 5K/5M Fun Run at Macoby Run Golf Course. Find out more, including registration information, on this flier.
UPHS’ Annual Financial Aid Information Night
UPHS will host its annual Financial Aid Information Night on Wednesday, October 20 at 6:30pm. This virtual event is open to all students in 11th and 12th grade, and requires pre-registration. Find out more on this flier.
Community Event: Joint PTFS Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Fest
The UPSD Joint PTFS will host a Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Fest on Saturday, October 23 from 1-4pm in the Upper Perkiomen Middle School Parking Lot. Find out more on this flier.
Community Flier: Harleysville Summer Day Camp Open House on Dec. 4
Harleysville Summer Day Camp will host an open house on Saturday, December 4 from 10am-2pm. The open house is for families of children ages 4-14 who may be interested in attending the day camp this summer. Find out more on this flier.
National School Bus Safety Week: October 18-22
October 18-22 is National School Bus Safety Week (NSBSW). School bus safety is of great importance, not just during NSBSW, but every single day that buses are on the roads. You can always find a bus safety packet and school bus stopping rules on our transportation webpage.
Additionally, PennDOT has asked us to remind our community about Operation Safe Stop (OSS), which is designed to educate motorists about the importance of stopping for school buses that are loading or unloading students with their red lights on. Please check out PennDOT’s annual OSS Booklet that provides all the details on how to participate. Operation Safe Stop is Wednesday October 20, 2021, and is part of NSBSW.
Finally, the UPSD transportation department encourages UP students to participate in the PennDOT 2022 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. You can check out the selected 2021 poster and review details about creating a submission for the 2022 contest. Posters are due to UPSD transportation coordinator Mrs. Jenn Malone (email@example.com) by March 1, 2022, in order to be received by PennDOT on or before April 1, 2022. Mrs. Malone will take care of mailing all of the UPSD submissions together. They can be dropped off any time between now and March 1 at the Ed Center or in any of our school’s main offices with attention to Mrs. Malone.
Upcoming Training: Parenting for Academic Success
On October 21 from 5:30-7:30pm, the district will offer a virtual parent training opportunity, “Parenting for Academic Success.” In this workshop, parents, guardians and other educational stakeholders, will learn various strategies and tools in an effort to engage their child(ren) in the learning process, in an effort to foster academic success in the classroom. Strategies and tools for helping parents and guardians to ensure student academic success will be presented at the different bands of a child’s academic career including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school levels. Check out more information on this flier, including the registration link.
Community Event: Cannabis - Who Knew?
The MontCo Office of Drug & Alcohol and Be A Part of the Conversation will host an online conversation on cannabis use on Tuesday, October 12 from 7-8:30pm. Find out more information, including the link to register, on this flier.
Community Resources: St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Webinar Series
This school year, St. Luke’s will host a five-part webinar series featuring mental health tips for students, parents, teachers and all school employees. Topics include COVID-related mental health concerns, the holidays and mental health summer planning for anxiety and depression, and more. Check out this flier for details.
Community Resources: Expanded COVID Testing in MontCo
Montgomery County is in the process of expanding COVID-19 testing throughout the County. Beginning Monday, October 11, the Green Lane test site is reopening, and the hours of operation at all locations are increasing. The County is planning to reopen the Lansdale site in the near future. The new schedule is as follows:
Ardmore Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Norristown Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Pottstown Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Willow Grove Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Green Lane Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 1:00 pm- 4:30 pm
Lansdale ***COMING SOON***
Community Flier: Joint PTFS Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Fest
The UPSD Joint PTFS will host a Trunk-or-Treat and Fall Fest on Saturday, October 23 from 1-4pm in the Upper Perkiomen Middle School Parking Lot. Those interested in attending can find out more on this flier, while organizations/individuals/businesses that would like to join and decorate a vehicle may find out more on this flier.
Community Flier: Join a Cub Scout Pack or BSA Troop
Cub Scout Pack 586 and BSA Troop 586 are looking for new members. Check out this flier to find out more about scouting.
Community Event: MCCC Presidential Symposium on Diversity
MCCC would like to invite members of the community to attend the 12th Annual Presidential Symposium on Diversity. The event will be held Wednesday, October 20 from 12:30-2pm, and this year’s symposium will be held virtually. The symposium will feature a timely speaker, viral immunologist, vaccinologist, science communicator and COVID-19 Moderna vaccine inventor, Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett. Her presentation will focus on her exciting and life-saving research, the importance of STEM research and the need to get vaccinated. While admission is free, registration is required. For full details, and to register for tickets, please visit the symposium web page and review this flier.
Community Resource: Hurricane Ida Resources for MontCo
The Montgomery County Director of Commerce shared the Montgomery County Hurricane Ida Resources page and asked community organizations to share it with their members. The webpage includes press briefings on the storm, as well as additional information. Most importantly, there is a form that the County is asking any property owner with storm damage (be in a residential or business property) to complete as part of the process to document the damage from the storm. This information is critical to ensuring that resources are available for those affected in the area.
Community Flier: Girl Scouts
There are area Girl Scout Troops in the process of forming. If you are interested in joining or finding out more, please see this flier.
Community Flier: 2021 LuLu Shriners FEZtival of Trees & Lights
Looking ahead to the holiday season? In late November, walk through a beautiful inside forest of uniquely decorated trees, enjoy refreshments, attend children’s activities, shop the Marketplace, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a tree display and take a photo with Santa at the LuLu Shrine Center in Plymouth Meeting. Find out more on this flier.