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UMA WEEKLY UPDATE
March 18, 2022
Intent to Return to UMA 2022-2023
Thank you to the 138 families that have completed the Intent to Return form.   We are excited to begin planning for the next school year. For families that have not gotten to completing, please take a few minutes to fill out the brief form indicating your decision to return to UMA next school year.  A response as soon as possible would be helpful in our planning for next school year.

Current UMA 8th grade families are encouraged to attend a High School Information Session that provides an overview of the high school curriculum, how it is similar and different than middle school and meet high school staff.  Saturday, March 19 (Virtual) 10-11:30 am - access meeting here and Monday, May 21 at UMA from 4:45-6:15 pm.
What's Happening at School

After working the past quarter on artistic expressions, the school hallways are filled with student work on display.  For the Introduction to Sculpture elective with Mr. Nagel, students chose an everyday object to recreate in 3D.  Using cardboard, paper mâché or styrofoam, students took home a variety of fun objects.  In the Choice Based Art elective with Ms. Jurewicz, student artists expressed themselves by drawing and painting and then reflecting on their work.  High school students in Mr. Nagel's Printmaking class are learning the unique process of transferring images onto another medium.  It takes several steps to create the image and make it ready for printing.

The benefits of art are many and an essential component to our daily lives.  Studies have shown creating art makes you feel better about yourself.  It also improves concentration, hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, problem solving and creativity!  Hands-on, experiential learning is what we are all about at UMA!

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 treering.com, 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
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.

                                       
Upcoming Dates
Apr 1 - Student Release Day No School
Apr 4 - 8 - Spring Break
June 4 - HS Commencement Ceremony
June 9 - Last Day of School
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