Elementary School Newsletter - September 19, 2019

Dear parents and students,

Trip to Chudleigh’s Farm – Grades 1-2

Please be reminded that tomorrow, Friday, September 20th, grades 1-2 are having a trip to Chudleigh’s Farm. Please don’t forget to wear the UMCA sweatshirt/t-shirt, bring a water bottle and a snack (no need to bring lunch. The kids will be back to school for lunch).

Swimming – Grades 3B, 4A, 4B

Please be reminded that tomorrow, Friday, September 20th our grades 3B, 4A and 4B will go for recreational swimming (grade 3A will go swimming on September 27th). Please don't forget to bring your swimming equipment (goggles, bathing suit, flip flops, towel, brush etc.)

Students are expected to be back to school at 4:30.

Swimming Grades 2A, 2B and 3A

Grades 2 and 3A will go swimming on September 27th.

Curriculum Night for Grade 1 and New Students

Please be reminded that on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00pm we will have a curriculum night for the grade 1 and new students’ parents. We are looking forward to seeing you!

UMCA is a school that is tech savvy, and as such, even the grade 1 students have their personal online accounts. In your personal account you can find information about your homework, important announcements, you grades, messages from your teachers, etc.

To help you manage and navigate your account, listen to your concerns, as well as answer any of your questions in regards to school's routine the curriculum night is a great opportunity.

Extra-curricular Classes – UMCA’s Enrichment Program

UMCA is happy to offer its students extra-curricular activities during the week and on the weekend in many different subjects. Check the following list of our extra-curricular activities for Sunday and Weekdays:

French Club, French private classes, Homework Club Mrs. Violetta, ESL class Mrs. Violetta, Art Smart with Mrs. Marina, Soccer, as well as Chess and Ping Pong. This year we also have Yoga class with Ms. Emily.

If you are facing any difficulties with your studies, don’t panic! We are here to help. For more information and registration, please contact Ms. Suzana.

How to Check Homework On-Line

As parents we want to make sure that our children are doing their school homework and assignments on time and without any difficulties or conflicts. Sometimes it feels like it's easier to do things for them, but as they say "nothing good ever comes easy". It is important not to panic and to keep a positive and calm atmosphere when we help our children. Some parents expressed their difficulties while helping their children with their homework preparation. Therefore, we wanted to point out some guidelines to help you.

  1. The main source for the homework is the UMCA website. Each student has his own personal account therefore you must log in to your personal account to check the homework.
  2. Once you log in you will find a list of all your courses on the left side of the page. You click on the first course on the list. It will lead you to the home page of that course. For example: if you want to check the homework for Math, you click on Math Term 1, this will take you to the Math home page. Then, you scroll down to the relevant week.
  3. Once you scrolled to the relevant week, you can see there what the students did during class, and what they have for homework. If the students has homework on a hand-out sheet, there will be an electronic copy attached (the student will also have a hard copy of the same sheet).
  4. If there is a quiz, the student needs to click on the quiz and answer the questions. If you click on a quiz and it says that the quiz is empty, it means there is no quiz to do.
  5. Once you finished with one subject's homework, you then move to the next one on the list of courses you have, and so on until you went through all the subjects on the list, and you completed all the homework.

If you still have difficulties navigating the web site or you have any questions, please don't hesitate and contact Ms. Ariela.

New Teachers at UMCA

UMCA is very happy and excited to have aboard with us this year 5 new teachers. We are pleased with the quality teachers we have been able to add to our staff this year and we wish them a successful school year. Please read below about them:

Our English teacher Jack Burrill, for grades 7-12:

My name is Jack Burrill and I am an English Teacher from England. I grew up in the outskirts of London in a city called St Albans. I completed my teaching qualifications at the University of London, Institute of Education in 2015 and have been teaching English and History ever since!

I am a keen traveller. I enjoy experiencing new, exciting and different cultures, traditions and ways of life. My favourite destination, to date, has been travelling through the outback of Australia. To marvel at the amazing natural landscape and beautiful night skies was breath-taking, and was certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity.

In terms of my teaching, I am passionate about giving young people the best possible education. I consider differentiation to be a pivotal factor in increasing student progression. All students deserve to be educated so that they can make better than expected progress, and for this to occur effective classroom differentiation is required. 

I look forward to a very successful and enjoyable year at UMCA!

If you need to contact me, my email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our Physics and Chemistry teacher Alexander Shik for high school students:

My name is Alexander Shik, former professor in physics at the University of Toronto. After working there for more than 20 years, I retired and was glad to join highly qualified and very friendly staff of UMCA to teach physics and chemistry (having also a degree in mathematics, I am also ready to answer your questions in this discipline as well). I hope our classes will be interesting and mutually useful.

 

Our Math and Science teacher for grades 1-2, Emily Pang:

This is my first year at UMCA.  Prior to this, I taught Kindergarten in Yokohama Japan and Kindergarten in London England.  I have my Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and obtained my Bachelors of Education at University of Ontario Institute Technology.  While I am not teaching, I enjoy cooking, reading and doing yoga.  

 

Our Computer Science Igal Dahan for grades 4-10:

My name is Igal Dahan and I’m a new teacher at UMCA Rich Tree Academy. I will teach Computers and advanced technology to grades 4-10. I have 15 years of experience in this field. Back in Israel, I worked in the education sector and developed new technology for teachers and students. I teach kids and adults all aspects of technology related to computers and network infrastructure.  I’m so happy to be part of this amazing family and professional teachers who already teach your dearest.

For any questions you can reach me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our Drama/Music teacher Ashraf Binzir, will teach grades 1-7:

I’m originally from Iran, My goal is to make students love music and have the confidence for sharing their music knowledge with others. I graduated from the University of Applied Science  in 2007, with a B.A in Playing Instruments and Performing and I also have a diploma in Music and certificates in Orff level 1 and 2 from the Royal Conservatory of Music, and a certificate in Early Childhood Music Education.

I have more than 10 years of experience in teaching and working with children, and I love teaching kids how to sing, improvise, and move which is what I hope to experience this year. I’m looking forward to sharing all my knowledge with the students of UMCA.

Upcoming Events

September 20 - Chudleigh’s Farm – Grades 1-2

September 20 – Swimming for grades 3B, 4A, 4B

September 27 – Swimming grades 2A, 2B, 3A

October 9 – Yom Kippur – School is closed

October 14 – Thanksgiving – school is closed

October 25 – Public Skating

October 31 – Halloween Party + Halloween Photos

 

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!

 

 

 

High School Newsletter - September 13, 2019

Dear parents and students,

The second week of school is almost over. It was our pleasure to welcome our students back to school and see how they grew over the summer. We would like to extend a special welcome to the students and families who are new to our school this year, and we are looking forward to an exciting, productive and successful school year.

Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF)

This is a reminder that the Ontario Universities' Fair (OUF) takes place on September 27-29, 2019 | 10 am – 5 pm daily at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Free admission. Don't miss it!

The OUF is the only event where you can see all 21 Ontario universities in one place. It's a once-a-year, free event where attendees can talk directly with senior university faculty and representatives.

However, don’t miss your Friday classes in school. We recommend you to go over the weekend together with your parents.

Logging In

Please make sure you are able to log in to the school website (www.umca.ca). It is extremely important that all students know how to log in. Please spend time this weekend to navigate the UMCA website and look at all of its features. We are here to assist you through this process. Please get into the habit of checking the website every week as teachers constantly update their messages.

How to log in

In the page of the website, click on the tab “Student Portal” at the top right corner of the menu.

*The User Name is the first initial followed by your last name. All letters are lower case (for example: Dan Smith's user name will be: d_smith).

*The temporary password is: Changeme#123

*You will then be prompted to change your password.

*If you are not a new student, and haven’t logged in yet, your user name is the same as last year, but your temporary password is Changeme#123

Once you are logged in, you can read course information, view grades and communicate with teachers.

If you are facing any difficulties please contact Ms. Ariela and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Schedule

A schedule was handed out. Our goal is to accommodate all students. If you have any problem with the schedule, please approach Ms. Suzana ASAP.

High School Student Body Elections

The time is approaching and student body elections are near! Students have taken it upon themselves to run this completely student-lead activity in order to make the school atmosphere a better and warmer place for all students. The positions available are president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and events co-ordinator. Please stay tuned!

School’s regulations

Please pay attention to the following reminders of school’s regulations:

  • Plagiarism is unacceptable in all circumstances and will be treated equally in all situations. Any plagiarised work will immediately be awarded a grade of zero and no opportunities to make up, or redo the assessment in question will be given. Should a student repeat this offense a meeting with the principal, parents, student, and teacher(s) will take place in order to discuss the student’s future at U.M.C.A Rich Tree Academy.
  • Regular attendance at school is critical for a student's learning and achievement of course expectations. All teachers will keep a record of attendance which will be reported on the students' report cards.
  • Students are expected to attend every class on time everyday unless there are valid medical or otherwise extenuating circumstances of urgent nature, which must be excused by the School Administration.
  • All absences must be approved at least one week in advance to provide time for the teachers to adjust the students’ academic assignments accordingly. An unexcused absence refers to a situation in which a student misses an academic class without permission from the school and will not be tolerated. Teachers will provide academic support during and after the academic day. However, faculty cannot provide support during absences not sanctioned by the school.
  • Teachers will issue warnings to students acquiring a large number of absences. This will serve to update the student on their attendance record and discuss how we may work together to rectify future situations.
  • Should a student be deemed a high level athlete, they must communicate this with administration as soon as possible in order for proper accommodations to be made. All game and training dates must be submitted as soon as possible in order to adjust content delivery methods by teachers.
  • Should a teacher schedule break times for classes 2 hours in length or longer, students must comply by the time set forth by the teacher. Should a student fail to return to class on time from a set break, they may not be permitted back into the classroom for the remainder of the class.
  • Teachers at Rich Tree Academy have a variety of options to deal with late or missed assignments. We respect the professionalism of our educators and want them to select an approach that fits their situation and builds their students' confidence, responsibility and time management skills. These options include setting up peer tutoring, holding parent conferences, preparing a full year calendar for major assignments, setting up student contracts and having major assignments due in stages.
  • Deducting marks — and even assigning a grade of zero, based on the Ministry's Drop Due Date Policy— can also be done, but it should be a last resort.
  • We feel it right to fully explain how and where your marks are being generated. Communication is key, and we strongly believe that our website does a great job in showcasing your progress, as we have specifically designed it to be easy to comprehend.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 9th  – Yom Kipur – school is closed

September 27-29 – Ontario University Fair

UMCA wishes you all a wonderful weekend!

 

 

 

Elementary School Newsletter - September 13, 2019

Dear students and parents,

Curriculum Night for Grade 1 and New Students

Please be reminded that on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00pm we will have a curriculum night for the grade 1 and new students’ parents. We are looking forward to seeing you!

UMCA is a school that is tech savvy, and as such, even the grade 1 students have their personal online accounts. In your personal account you can find information about your homework, important announcements, you grades, messages from your teachers, etc.

To help you manage and navigate your account, listen to your concerns, as well as answer any of your questions in regards to school's routine the curriculum night is a great opportunity.

Yom Kippur – School is closed

Please note that on Wednesday, October 9th the school will be closed due to the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur.

Grades 1-2 trip Chudleigh's Farm

Please be reminded that grades 1-2 will go to Chudleigh's Farm on Friday, September 20th.

Please bring a healthy snack. The students will be back to school in time for lunch (no need to bring lunch, only a snack). Please dress your child according to the weather on that day.

Arriving to School on Time

Classes at UMCA start at 9:00am. We ask all students to arrive on time by 8:50am. Arriving late to a class interrupts the lesson, distract the students and the teacher’s attention, not to mention the information the student missed by being late. Students who arrive late will have to wait till the class ends and will not be allowed in the class.

Sending Sick Kids to School

With the change in weather we also experience increase in cold symptoms. For safety's sake, if your child seems unwell you should always keep them home from school and seek medical advice. Sending a sick child to school increases the chance of other kids and teachers get sick as well. Please be considerate of others health as well. If your child needs to take medication while in school, please bring the medicine in its original bottle and fill up the “drug and medication” record form. If your child is sick or absent, please let the school admin staff know by email, SMS or written note as soon as possible at 647-992-5380 (please use this phone for text messages only – not calls).

Attendance

We check our students’ attendance every day. If from any reason your child needs to miss a day of school, please inform our main office by email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text message to 647-992-5380.

Lost and Found Box

Our lost and found box is full of lost items. Please check if one of the items belongs to your child. Unclaimed items will be donated on the weekend, so please check the box ASAP.

Pencil Case and Writing Material

Please make sure your child is arriving to class with a pencil case and writing materials such as sharpened pencils, eraser and sharpener. Some kids come with no pencils or ones that need sharpening, and valuable lesson time is wasted. Make sure that you label your child’s pencil case.

Extra Clothes

We kindly ask all parents of grades 1 and 2 students to send with their child a labelled zip log bag with extra socks, t-shirt, pants and underwear. Our young students might still have their clothes get wet and it’s important they have clothes to change to and not stay wet.

No Gum in School

This is a reminder that no gum is allowed in school.

Elections to student council

The time is approaching and student body elections are near! Students have taken it upon themselves to run this completely student-lead activity in order to make the school atmosphere a better, and warmer place for all students.

The positions available are: president, vice-president, treasurer, secretary, and events co-ordinator, and running spots are reserved for all grade 6 - 7 students interested in committing to their student body. If you are interested in running for one of the above positions, please approach Ms. Ariela and submit your candidacy.

Voting will be open to all students not running in the elections from grades 2-7. Help us create a student government here at UMCA! Whether you vote, participate, or just help out in organizing this event, every action is appreciated! We look forward to see the campaigns and will announce our new student body government and council upon voting closure.

Reading

Ms. Violetta works with our younger grades on their reading and writing skills and sends a message to all parents about the importance of reading:

The importance of reading cannot be emphasised enough in young children, and we as parents need to make every day reading a high priority.

Many studies show that kids who are read to every day have a larger vocabulary than those who aren’t read to at all. Not only does reading enhances a child’s vocabulary, and helps them understand how to read and write, but reading aloud to children also helps them to understand different topics about the world and every day life. Reading to young children sets them up to succeed. The more you read to your children, the more knowledge they absorb, and knowledge is important in all aspects of life. There are so many benefits for reading to or with children, for example:

  • Reading helps develop language skills
  • Exposure to reading exercises your child’s brain. Reading to young children affects their brain activity and may just give them that boost they need to support and promote their early reading skills.
  • Reading develops a child’s imagination and creativity
  • Reading books with children helps to develop empathy
  • Books are a form of entertainment. With so much technology these days, it is difficult not to get caught up in all the hype of it all. TV, Video games, smart phones and apps are popular among children. However, reading a good book that your child is interested in can be just as entertaining.
  • Reading together helps to create a bond. There’s nothing better than cuddling up to your little one and reading a book or a bedtime story together. Spending time with one another, reading, and talking, can bring parents closer their children.

In the coming week grades 1-2 are starting speed reading tests. These tests will be based on how many words your child will be able to read per minute. It is not reading comprehension test. Your child will not be marked for these tests. The idea of these tests is to see the progress in your child’s reading throughout the year, and the last test will be completed in the end of May.

Upcoming Events:

September 20th – Chuldeigh’s Farm – grades 1, 2

September 24th – Curriculum Night for grade 1 and new students

October 9th – Yom Kippur – School is closed (on October 8th school will be closed at 6:00pm)

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!

 

 

Elementary School Newsletter - September 5th, 2019

Dear parents and students,

The first week of school is almost over. It was our pleasure to welcome our students back to school and see how they grew over the summer. We would like to extend a special welcome to the students and families who are new to our school this year, and we are looking forward to an exciting, productive and successful school year.

Swimming

Please be advised that only grades 5, 6 and 7 students have swimming class on Friday, September 13th at 2:30. We will be back to school at 4:30pm.

Students are reminded to bring their swimming equipment: Swim-wear, towel, swimming cap (optional), goggles, hairbrush, flip flops or poolside shoes.

The rest of the groups will be scheduled for the following weeks.

Trip to Chudleigh’s Farm – Grades 1-2

Please be reminded that on Friday, September 13th grades 1-2 are having a trip to Chudleigh’s Farm. Please don’t forget to wear the UMCA sweatshirt/t-shirt, bring a water bottle and a snack (no need to bring lunch. The kids will be back to school for lunch).

Lunch

Please note that this year lunch will be served all week-days, Friday included. Therefore, there’s no need to send lunch or arrange lunch for Friday as it will be served. Snacks will be served on Fridays as well.

Curriculum Night

Please be informed that Curriculum Night for Grade 1 and new students parents is on Tuesday, September 24th at 6:00 pm. Important information will be given along this meeting such as daily routine activities, website information, evaluations, lunchtime rules, outdoors activities, field trips, and general information provided by your child's teachers.

 Logging In

We kindly ask for your assistance to ensure that your child is able to log in to the school website (www.umca.ca). It is extremely important that all students know how to log in independently using same information as their parents.

Please spend time with your child this weekend navigating the UMCA website and looking at all of its features. Starting next week, each student will be asked one at a time to log in independently. We are here to assist you through this process. Please get into the habit of checking the website every week as teachers constantly update their messages.

How to log in

In the page of the website, click on the tab “Student Portal” at the top right corner.

*The User Name is the first initial followed by your last name. All letters are lower case (for example: Dan Smith's user name will be: d_smith).

*The temporary password is: Changeme#123

*You will then be prompted to change your password.

*If you are not a new student, and haven’t logged in yet, your user name is the same as last year, but your temporary password is Changeme#123

Once you are logged in, you can read course information, view grades and communicate with teachers.

If you are facing any difficulties please contact Ms. Ariela and she will be more than happy to assist you.

Facebook

UMCA Rich Tree Academy is a technologically advanced school that offers services, help, and support through the UMCA Facebook page. That being said, we ask that all parents and students who have a Facebook account to follow our page. This support will assist us in keeping you updated with all the latest photos, trips and everything UMCA Rich Tree Academy has to offer.

Like our page at:

https://www.facebook.com/UmcaRichtreeAcademy

You can also follow us on Instagram @Umcaschool

Homework

As of this week teachers will assign homework to their classes in 2 ways:

*A handout sheet

* On line quizzes and homework posts every week on the website

Please help your child logging in to their account to complete their quiz for the relevant week, and make sure they also complete the handout sheets if given.

French homework will be done only in class and will not be sent home.

Portfolios

Students take their backpacks home only on Fridays. During the week the backpacks stays in the school.

Reminders

School opens at 7:30am, classes start at 9:00am. Please don’t send your child upstairs before 8:50am. All students gather in the lunch room and go upstairs with a teacher at 8:50am

09:00-09:50 – Lesson 1

09:50-10:00 – snack for grades 1 & 2

10:00-10:50 – Lesson 2

10:50-11:00 – snack for grades 3-7

11:00-12:00 – Lesson 3

12:00-01:00 – Lesson 4  /   12:00-12:30 -  lunch for grades 1-2  / 12:30-01:00 – outdoor for grades 1-2

01:00-02:00 – Lunch and outdoor for grades 3-7

02:00-03:00 – Lesson 5

03:00-04:00 – Lesson 6

04:00-5:00 – Lesson 7

05:00—6:00 – Homemade delicious snacks

06:30 – school is closed. Please pick up your child on time

Each new student will receive the UMCA blue sweatshirt, which you will have to wear throughout the school year for trips and special occasions. Announcements will always be sent in advance. Returning students received the blue sweatshirt on graduation day last year.

Yesterday, students received their UMCA’s sport t-shirt. Please write your child’s name on as they tend to lose it very often. You must bring your sport's outfit every day (the UMCA t-shirt, sport shoes, and sweatpants/comfortable pants for work out).

Each child must bring his/hers own water bottle (plastic, not glass) filled with fresh water every day. The bottles will be re-filled in the school if needed. Please label your child’s water bottle.

At UMCA we believe that outdoor activity is as important as academic achievements. Therefore, weather permitted, we plan outdoor time every day to breath fresh air and enjoy recess time outside. Please dress up your child according to the weather (in summer: a hat, sun screen, in the winter: a hat, gloves, winter jacket, boots, scarf, etc.).

Please don't bring any electronic games to school, cell phones or electronic games will be confiscated if found. Please make sure your child is not bringing to school any Pokémon cards and other games.

Classes end at 5:00pm. School closes at 6:30pm. Please come to pick up your child only after classes end. We would like to ask you to be punctual and bring your child to school before classes start. Students who are late interrupt the lesson and distract the other students. Please be on time.

 Permission to leave school for grade 7

Please be advised that grade 7 students have the privilege of leaving the school during breaks and after the official school day ends (5:00 pm).  Parents must sign and return the “letter of Consent to Leave School” which can be found in the office, if they want to allow their child to leave the school premises.

Students must bring to school the signed form by Friday, September 13th.

If you have any question please contact Mrs. Suzana Pinsky.

Extra-Curricular Activities

UMCA is happy to announce that this year we will continue with our extra curricular activities throughout the school year. It is important for your child to be very diverse in their interests. These activities allow them to explore various interests that they may have, and can also work to build professional skills that a classroom alone cannot always foster. Extra-curriculars are not solely about imparting stronger professional skills and supplementing education. These programs are also fun and offer students the opportunity to spend time with others of similar interests. Students can meet friends from different social groups.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 13 – swimming for grades 5, 6, 7

Friday, September 13 - trip to Chudleigh’s Farm  for grades 1, 2

Tuesday, September 24 – Curriculum Night for grade 1and new students

Wednesday, October 9 – Yom Kipur - School is closed

On October 8 school will be closed at 6:00pm. Please pick up your child before 6pm to allow our staff members who fast in Yom Kipur to start their fasting on time.

UMCA wishes you all a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back to School!

 

Dear parents,

It is our pleasure to welcome our students back to school. We are happy to say that the UMCA community is growing and this year we are having many new students. We would like to extend a special welcome to the students and families who are new to our school. We hope you all had a refreshing summer so that you can return to school routine with lots of energy.

The first day of school is Tuesday September 3rd. The school (130 Racco Parkway) is open from 7:30am to 6:30pm. Classes start at 09:00am and last until 05:00pm. Please bring a backpack, a labeled water bottle and a pencil case. Please have sport’s shoes and sweatpants or shorts available for sport class.

Please review the following points to help you have an easy and smooth start:

1.       This year our school’s routine is:

09:00-09:500 – Lesson 1

09:50-10:00 – snack for grades 1 & 2

10:00-10:50 – Lesson 2

10:50-11:00 – snack for grades 3-7

11:00-12:00 – Lesson 3

12:00-01:00 – Lesson 4  /   12:00-12:30 -  outdoor for grades 1-2  / 12:30-01:00 – lunch for grades 1-2

01:00-02:00 – Lunch and outdoor for grades 3-7

02:00-03:00 – Lesson 5

03:00-04:00 – Lesson 6

04:00-5:00 – Lesson 7

05:00—6:00 – Homemade delicious snacks

06:30 – school is closed. Please pick up your child on time.

2.       We are happy to announce that this year lunch will be provided on every school day, Monday through Friday. Our food provider this year is Angela’s Deli. UMCA is a nut free facility so please avoid sending your child with any nuts/peanuts ingredients.

3.       Please send your child every day with a labelled water bottle. The bottles will be refilled with the fountain water as soon as they are emptied. We kindly ask you to label all your child’s belongings, including shirts, pants and even shoes if possible.

4.       Each student has a personal account on the UMCA website. Through this account you can see messages the teachers or other students sent, forum announcements, homework, grades, quizzes etc. The user name is the first letter of your name underscore and your last name all in lower case letters (for example if your name is John Smith your user name will be j_smith). The temporary password is Changeme#123).  If you don’t know how to log in, or if you’re facing any difficulty navigating your online account, please contact the office.

5.       To ensure your child’s success in school we strongly recommend conducting a healthy lifestyle in which the child gets sufficient sleeping hours, healthy meals and avoid spending time on electronic devices. This will help your child being alert and focused during classes and all school activities.

6.       Sport classes are compulsory classes that must be attendant by every student. All students are required to change into the sport uniform for the sport class. Sport uniform will be provided during the first week. Please keep 2 white UMCA t-shirts in your locker. All students must have sport shoes for sport class.

7.       All students must have access to a computer as all our communication as well as homework, quizzes, tests, and other working packages are posted on line.

8.       Occasionally, hard copies will be handed to students, however, please check the website diligently as homework will be posted on line.

9.       Each student will have a locker. Please make sure that your locker is ALWAYS clean and tidy and your backpack is well organised. Don’t keep food in the locker. Make sure you don’t leave food in the locker. Walking in school premises with outdoor shoes is strictly forbidden. Please make sure you have a pair of indoor shoes in your locker and a bag to put the outdoor shoes in.

10.   All grades have outdoor activities in their everyday schedules. It is mandatory that your child will participate in these activities. Please make sure he/she is dressed properly for the weather (hat, winter jacket, gloves, scarf, winter boots for winter, hat, sun screen in the summer).

11.   This studying year students will have great opportunities to take part in different trips. Please check the school events calendar to be aware of upcoming trips. Trips are considered to be a part of the curriculum and are required for all students. Students are asked to wear their UMCA sweatshirt for every school trip.

12.   All appointments with Ms. Suzana must be booked in advance. Please don’t drop by the office without a scheduled appointment.

13.   The Communication Book which will be located at the school entrance will be the platform on which you will be able to communicate with the school administration.

We are looking forward to seeing you on September 3rd and we wish you a successful and productive school year.

 

UMCA Administration

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