High School Newsletter - January 9, 2020

Dear Students and Parents,

Here is to a warm welcome to all of our elementary school students in the New Year.
We are thrilled to see everyone back in our halls looking very well rested (and tanned!) We sincerely hope each and every one of you enjoyed a restful and joyful Winter Holiday with your family and friends. We welcome you back to UMCA with a strong fresh start. May the new year of 2020 bring many new successful reasons to celebrate! We have an exciting second term planned for our students. Wishing each of you much joy, success, and special outcomes this term!

Highlands Nordic Ski Trip for Grades 9, 10

UMCA is very excited to let you know that on Friday, January 17th grades 3-10 will go on a cross-country ski trip and snow-shoe trip to Highlands Nordic Resort!

We will leave school at 8:45am, and we'll be back at 5:30pm. Please be on time. There will be no school on this day. If your child can't attend this trip, please let Ms. Suzana or Ms. Ariela know. 

What to Bring?

The equipment and a Hot Chocolate will be provided.

Bring lunch and snack and a few dollars if you wish to buy something from the cafeteria. 

Wear a jacket that is water proof and proper for ski (not a fabric jacket that might get wet). Dressing up in layers is recommended.

Waterproof gloves (no wool/fabric gloves)

Neck warmer (no scarf)

A hat

Waterproof boots.

Extra socks.

Please label EVERYTHING as kids tend to lose stuff.

 This trip is part of the Celebrations fee.

Please see below the Final Exams Calendar

JANUARY 20 @9:00 AM




 JANUARY 21 @4:00 PM



 JANUARY 22 @4:00 PM




 JANUARY 23 @4:00 PM




 JANUARY 24 @4:00 PM



MHF4U EXAM (Ms. Galina)


MCV4U EXAM (Ms. Galina)

 JANUARY 27 @4:00 PM


MCV4U EXAM (Mrs. Irina)

 JANUARY 28 @4:00 PM

MHF4U EXAM (Mrs. Irina)

JANUARY 29 @4:00 PM



Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Blue Mountain Trip

UMCA is happy to invite grades 5, 6, 7 and High School students to the Blue Mountain Resort on January 30-31 (one night sleepover). 

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 January 15, 2020 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. (you can find the form attached and also on our website under "Programs" and then "download Registration Forms"). 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).

Special Screening Event

UMCA was offered by COO & Co-Founder of VoirDire FILM / UDocs an opportunity to participate in a great event that is coming up next week. The offer is of free tickets for high school students, and anyone from the UMCA community at $10 each. It will be a film screening followed by a conversation between a holocaust survivor and a holocaust scholar. The event will take place on January 16th at 6:30pm.

More information here: Promotional event video:

Movie trailer for Prosecuting Evil (which will be screened that evening just before your conversation with Prof. Lafontaine): 




All event information and speaker biographieshttps://udocsfilm.com/hdcpe-prosecuting/  

Report Cards

Report cards will be handed on February 7th.

Second Term

The second term will start on February 3rd.

March Break

March break will be from March 16 to March 20, 2020. The school will be closed for high school students.

UMCA wishes you a great weekend!