Elementary School Newsletter - October 24, 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Public Skating

Please be reminded that tomorrow: October 25th we will have Public Skating. The students will go skating from 2:30pm-3:30pm. Don’t forget to bring your skating equipment. Make sure your helmet is for skating and not a bicycle one. Students without a helmet will not be allowed to skate. You can sharpen your skates in Canadian Tire. It is very cold in the ice rink so please send your child with gloves. Our teachers and parents will come to help and teach our younger students the basic skills and rules of skating. We are extremely glad that 90% of our student population is part of this extracurricular activity. We invite parents and high school students to volunteer supervising our younger students (please arrive at 2:00pm).

The next dates for Public Skating are: November 8th and November 22nd.

Bake Sale

Please note that UMCA will have a Bake Sale on Friday, October 25th from 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Please bring treats or baked goods for the sale, and we kindly ask that the baked items that are brought for the Halloween Bake Sale to be nut-free. Students from all grades are encouraged to bring anywhere from $3 - $10 so that they may purchase some tasty snacks, in which the profits will go towards the funding of fun events and trips planned by student council for the school year. 

Parents Teachers Interview

We would like to remind all parents that on Friday, November 15, parents-teachers interviews will take place (from 9:00am-12:00pm, and from 2:00pm-5:30pm, last parent no later than 5:30pm). This is a great opportunity for parents to come to school and speak with their child’s teacher and get a clear picture of their child’s academic achievements. Please sign up with Mrs. Ariela at the front desk. On this day attendance for elementary students is optional as there will be no regular classes.

Train for Two - Play

UMCA is happy to invite its grades 3-7 students to the play “Train for Two” on Wednesday, November 6. On this day please wear your blue UMCA sweatshirt.

Halloween Party

Get ready to celebrate with us on October 31 the holiday all kids love – Halloween! We are preparing for the students a fun day with lots of fun activities. So come wearing your costume and let’s party! We will also take pictures of all the students with their costumes, so smile J

On this day please bring orange snacks like orange ice cream, orange fruits, carrots, orange pepper, dry orange fruits (no nuts). Don’t send your kids with candies. When you are choosing costumes please don’t choose any costumes with guns, swords or any weapon-like items.

Reporting to the Office about a Student’s Absence

We would like to once again remind parents that they must report to the office about every absence a student has. It is extremely important before you leave on vacation as then we can notify the teachers in advance and they can provide the student with the material he might miss during his absence. You can email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or text to 647-992-5380.

Scientist in the School for Grades 6-7

Please note that on Monday, October 28th, grades 6 and 7 will have a workshop with “Scientist in the School”. This special workshop is an enrichment program to expand the knowledge of what is learned in class. Don’t miss this day!

Upcoming Events

October 25 – Public Skating

October 25 – Bake Sale

October 28 – Scientist in the School – grades 6,7

October 31 – Halloween Party + Halloween Photos

November 6 – Train for Two play for grades 3-7

November 8 – Public Skating

November 22 – Public Skating

December 16 – Dave and Busters

December 23 – Christmas break

January 6, 2020 – Frist day of school after Christmas break

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!