Elementary School Newsletter - February 13, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

UMCA is wishing all students and their families a happy Valentine’s Day!

Long Weekend

Please be reminded that this weekend is a long weekend (Family Day). The UMCA family wishes you and your families a great weekend, to enjoy, have fun, and celebrate with your loved ones.

Monday, February 17th is a statutory holiday and the school will be closed.

Picture Day

On Monday, February 24th, we will have picture day. Please come wearing your blue UMCA sweatshirt. Please don’t miss this day as there will be no re-take of photos.

Ski Trip

Due to the huge success of the last ski trip to Highlands Nordic we decided to take the grades 5-12 once again to a cross country ski trip. This trip is scheduled for February 20th, weather permitting.

Public Skating

Please note that on Friday, February 21, our students will have Public Skating. Please don’t forget your skating equipment (skates, helmet, gloves, snow pants). The students leave school at 2:15pm (skating time is 2:45pm-3:45pm) and will be back to school around 4:15pm. We welcome all parents who want to join us in helping the children get dressed, and on the ice rink.

Early Bird Registration

The Early Bird Registration for the 2020/2021 School Year has begun! Register by May 31st, 2020, and enjoy the special Early Bird Registration Fee! Registration forms can be found on our website under “Programs” and then click on “Download Registration Forms” at the top bar or in the office.

Sick or Away from School

We wish to remind all parents, that if your child is sick or needs to miss school due to a vacation or any other reason, to please email Ms. Ariela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., as we check attendance every day. Thank you!

Please note that we had a case of the Fifth Disease in our school. The Fifth Disease is a mild rash illness caused by parvovirus B19. The symptoms are a red rash on the arms, legs, and cheeks which can be itchy. For this reason, it’s also known as “slapped cheek disease”. Don’t mistake these symptoms with allergy. If your child is showing the above symptoms please see a doctor. Most doctors advise people with fifth disease to wait out the symptoms. This is because there’s currently no medication that’ll shorten the course of the disease.

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!!!