Elementary School Newsletter - December 19, 2019

Dear Students and Parents,

As we’re approaching the holidays, the excitement and activity in the school is going up. From enjoying knights battle at Medieval Times to grades 1-3 preforming at the Winter Show, our children are very busy enjoying fun and educational activities.

On behalf of all UMCA’s teachers and staff we want to thank all parents for the beautiful, generous and thoughtful gifts. It is wonderful to feel so appreciated! We wish all our students and their families Happy Holidays, and a happy and prosperous New Year! Enjoy the winter break, stay safe and warm, and we are looking forward to seeing you all after the break on January 6th 2020!

December 20 - Pyjama Day

Tomorrow, Friday, December 20th - for all Grades we’re having a Pyjama Day! (Students should wear their comfy pyjamas). Important: this is not a competition.

Winter Packages

All the projects and the winter- Packages can be found on the UMCA website, each package in the relevant homework week of the subject. They are all due once you are back from the winter break on January 6th 2020.

Working Hours During Winter Camp

Please note that this week (December 16-20) School opens at 8:00am and closes at 6:00pm.

During Winter break (December 23-January 5) the school is CLOSED.

Blue Mountain Trip (Grades 5,6,7 + High School)

The registration for Blue Mountain continues! Grades 5, 6, 7 and High School students who wish to join this amazing trip to the Blue Mountain Resort on January 30-31 (one night sleepover) can still join!

Please see the fees breakdown: transportation $70.00, hotel $60.00 (based on 4 people per room), Ski Lift Ticket $100.00 (for both days), Ski Rental Package $70.00 (for both days). Total Ski Trip $300.00. Total Ski Trip without Rentals $230.00. For those who don’t ski, or look for a cheaper option, there will be an option to do cross-country ski. The fee for cross-country is $30 per day for ski boots + ski. Food is not included.

If interested in attending this trip, please email-transfer by December 15, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the password is umca2019 (lower case), and email the "Blue Mountain Informed Consent/Permission From" to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please text Mrs. Suzana if you are interested in going, as we need to book rooms in advance. For further information please contact Mrs. Suzana Pinsky (416-409-2878).


Please check the following links to see the beautiful pictures we’ve taken of our students:

Medieval Times https://photos.app.goo.gl/iBPmFHsvDCfd9NLx5

Star School https://photos.app.goo.gl/XNmJYCQSRyV4BoCN6

Crazy Hair Day https://photos.app.goo.gl/i8pQtUifas8846ZF6

Fashion Show https://photos.app.goo.gl/4CHZHzoE646orrFN8

Twin Day https://photos.app.goo.gl/7yNbpDJjsY2jesYt5

Important Dates to Remember

December 23 – January 6, 2020 – Winter break

January 6, 2020 - First Day of School after winter break

We wish you all a great winter break and a happy new year!