High School Newsletter - February 6, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

We have started our second semester and we are all very excited.   Whether you are moving on to university, or staying with us for next year, always remember that your ability to think and to use your mind is a gift. Treat your mind well. Be selective about what you put in to it, build on good ideas, get sufficient sleep and good diet to be able to always function mentally at your optimum. Knowledge is power, so use it wisely. Your parents are also a gift. Not everyone has parents to back them. Parents love you in a unique way that no one else ever will. They are the foundation of all authority figures in your life, so accept and respect their role in your life. If you do this, you will find that you will be able accept and respect others who have authority over you throughout life. 

At UMCA we have given you our best for your journey. We have given you the best instruction and sent you off with the best advice. We look forward to hearing about your continued success as you go forward. We would love to hear how you are doing. Thank you for coming on board at UMCA. Keep safe and successful second semester 2020!

With warmest regards, and best wishes to all of our high school students from all UMCA’s teachers and staff.

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. If you are interested, please let Ms. Suzana know and pay $40 cash. The payment includes: transportation, equipment rental + class, hot chocolate.

New Schedule

The new Semester started and we have new courses for you. Please check the new schedule posted around the school or check at the main office.

New Grade Book

Please note that soon you will be connected to the Semester 2 courses. Once you log in to your account, you can check your homework and your grades. Please speak with Mrs. Ariela if you have difficulties to log in or if you are not connected to your courses.

Report Cards

Report cards are handed this week. You can find them with Ms. Suzana. Please check them carefully and if you have any questions, please book a meeting with Mrs. Suzana. She is available by an appointment only.

OUAC Account

Grade 12 (full time) students are advised to log in to their OUAC account and double check their final marks as well as their new courses for the second semester. If you have any questions please speak with Mrs. Sara K.

Valentine's Day: Please wear Pink or Red

Please join us on Friday, February 14th in celebration of Valentine’s Day and wear pink or red.

Smoking in School Area

We know that our students don’t smoke however, we want to remind you again about the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017. Smoking and vaping is not allowed in public and private schools, including the grounds associated with the school, and public areas within 20 metres of any point on the perimeter of the grounds of the school. Where a private school is not the only occupant of the premises, then the grounds designated for the school (e.g., a playground) and public areas within 20 metres of any point on the perimeter of those grounds are affected. It is also illegal to sell tobacco and vapour products in public schools and private schools.

UMCA wishes you all a great weekend!!!