Welcome to the Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary School PTO Website!

We hope that you find this website useful in finding information about upcoming events, how to get involved, and be a part of the Parkwood-Upjohn community!

2016-2017 Kalamazoo Public School District Calendar
Lunch Menus Information for Parkwood Upjohn Students


Picture Day September 20

Picture Day will be September 20th. Packets will be sent home with picture information and costs. You may also order pictures online through Lifetouch.


Open House
September 21   5:30 – 7:00

Wondering what your child’s classroom looks like? Want to explore other parts of the school? Come to Parkwood Upjohn’s Open House on September 21st and have your child be your own personal guide. Join us in the gym afterwards for the first PTO meeting of the year!


PTO Meeting
September 21  7:00 p.m.  in the Gym

You are invited to the first PTO meeting of the year in the gym. Great opportunity to put a face to a name. We will release the agenda when we get closer to the date. If you have any questions or agenda items please feel free to PM Jason Morris or Colleen Lucas. FREE childcare will be available!

Panther Prowl

Click to Access Fun Run Information and Donation Page

Money raised for this event will support new equipment for the gym program and raise money to send every fifth grade student to the annual week long trip to Sherman Lake Camp! It is a very important event for the school and we appreciate your support in making it a success.

The Panther Prowl Walkathon will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The kids will have a blast walking a mile-long route around the neighborhood. They will earn prizes, have contests and celebrate with party activities and snacks at the finish line in Crane Park. The walkathon will also be used to promote healthy lifestyles and talk about the importance of feeling fit and happy while giving back to our great school.


HOOPLA!  Details Coming Soon!


We Love Our Teachers!

suppliesTeacher Supply Request List

We asked our teachers what they needed to have a successful school year. Because we know the parents of Parkwood-Upjohn Elementary enjoy helping out, a list was compiled of frequently needed items. If you have resources and want to help, here are some items that will help out. Please bring supplies in to the office or ask what items your teacher could use. THANK YOU!


We are now on REMIND!

Text the message @pupjohnpto to the number 81010.
If you’re having trouble with 81010, try texting @pupjohnpto to (313) 447-0622.

Or go to rmd.at/pupjohnpto in your browser on your phone.

Many of the teachers use REMIND to provide alerts on homework and activities.  The PTO plans to use it notifying you on important events, cancellations, and other items.


 PTO Posts

Sign-up to get get posts sent to your email!  That way you are in the know without having to check for new updates on the website.   Enter your email address to the right and click FOLLOW.


Facebook Sign Up

The Parkwood-Upjohn PTO Facebook Page is closed to the public.  In order to be added as a Friend, you will need to send a request.  We will verify that you have a student at Parkwood by emailing you and asking for your student’s name(s).  Be watching for an email to come to you asking for this information before you can view the PTO page.


 Check out the Parkwood Upjohn QR code!  What do you do with this funny square?  Scan it with your phone and it will take you to a website highlighting some of Parkwood’s creative kids.  Don’t have a phone to do scan with?  Go to this link instead http://instagram.com/parkwoodupjohnart

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