March 31, 2022
Spring Break - April 4-8 
School will resume, Monday April 11
UMA Courtyard ROMP - May 20!
Save the date - UMA’s first ROMP is in the process of being planned. Volunteers and interested parties are encouraged to join us as we create a fun filled, inclusive of all,  community building event. The ROMP will be on May 20 with the tentative time frame being 3:00-6:30 PM. 

More information on next steps and needs to make this event happen will be shared by April 12, 2022. 

The next planning meeting will be on April 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM. The meeting will have both on site at UMA and virtual options to join. 

Intent to Return to UMA 2022-2023
We are still looking for a few more families to complete the Intent to Return form.   If you haven't completed or shared your intent with a school staff member, please take a few minutes to fill out the brief form indicating your student's decision to return to UMA next school year.  A response as soon as possible would be helpful in our planning for next school year.
What's Happening at School

UMA is fortunate to have the History Theatre as a neighbor, offering an easy, engaging and educational field trip for our students.  On Thursday, all middle school students were able to attend a matinee performance of their current play, Parks: A Portrait of a Young Artist.  A graduate of Central High School in St. Paul, Gordon Parks was a photographer, film-maker, writer, and civil rights activist.  

The play runs thru April 10 and is also available for streaming, visit the History Theatre website for more information and other upcoming shows.  

School Yearbooks
Now that we were able to take student photos this year, UMA yearbook staff have been hard at work putting together a yearbook!  To order a copy for your student, go directly to the yearbook supplier Tree Ring using the instructions below.  Cost is $23, order by April 14 for school delivery in late May.  Orders placed after April 14 will need yearbooks to be sent directly to home addresses.

Go to, click on BUY YEARBOOK on the top toolbar (if you have ordered a yearbook in the past, you will already have an account),  type in this passcode:  1014411217082259, fill out information, pay online!
Please contact Ms. Jurewicz directly with any questions!
Family Resources
Looking for summer activities?  Check out the links below for a variety of youth programs and camps.
Ultimate Guide to 2022 Twin Cities Summer Camps
Three Rivers Park District  includes summer job listings 
Saint Paul Youth Mountain Bike Team
Sprockets St. Paul
Summer Youth Corps ages 15-18, deadline May 15
Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Youth Programs
St. Paul Parks & Recreation Youth Programs

Literacy Minnesota, operates an Adult Literacy Hotline where anyone in Minnesota can get information about English, GED, citizenship, computer skills, and math and reading classes in their area.  There are both in person and virtual options available. To reach the hotline:

They have an interpreter service to communicate class information in 200+ languages such as Spanish, Somali, Karen, and Vietnamese. 

2022-2023 Enrollment
UMA is looking for new students wanting to be an OTTER.  Current UMA families are the school's best marketing tool, we often see on enrollment forms a new student heard about UMA from a current family. If you see our social media posts on Facebook or Instagram, please share to your network.  Interested families can find enrollment information on our website.

Clean Water Service Project
UMA Juniors Ruth Stacey & Livia Miller want to help kids and families around the world that do not have access to clean water. In order to do that, they need your help. They have organized a fundraiser with Charity Waters that will support clean water projects.  Their goal of raising $1,000 will go directly to supporting clean water projects.  Any donation, no matter the size, will make an impact in this huge global need.   Use the following link to find their campaign and make a donation.
Upcoming Dates
Apr 1 - Student Release Day No School
Apr 4 - 8 - Spring Break
May 20 - UMA ROMP
June 4 - HS Commencement Ceremony
June 9 - Last Day of School
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