May 13, 2022

We decided to have a different kind of fun this year so parents, guardians, students, staff and supporters can get to know each other through this new community building format!  Play yard games in the courtyard, make some art, listen to student musicians, contribute creatively to a mural, watch a magic show and so much more.  Student artists will have their creative work on display and available for purchase.   

The event is free and includes cultural foods from local vendors.  Discounted parking for $3 available at the Exchange Street parking ramp.  A perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon and evening!  

Anyone interested in supporting the event with a donation can do so here.  See you next Friday!
UMA Board Election Results
Thank you for participating in the 2023 UMA Board election. The results are in and the following candidates received majority votes.

Chad Lauber - UMA Parent Director 
Mickey Jurewicz - UMA Faculty Director
Pat Maxwell - Community Director 
What's Happening at School

Putting the school's design & engineering power tools to good use, 6th graders were challenged to come up with an idea for extra seating in the school courtyard. Discussion of the pros & cons of the designs ensued and once a minimalist design was chosen students got to work. They cut, drilled and assembled a wooden bench in just one day.  Supervised by 6th grade teacher Bryon Adams, students all contributed to an aspect of the build and were extremely proud of their handiwork.  

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.

Mall of America Nickelodeon Universe – Mystery Points Passes with Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Minnesotans who get their COVID-19 vaccine (first, second or booster) at the Mall of America between now and May 31, 2022 are eligible to receive a Nickelodeon Universe Mystery Points Ticket. 

It’s easy and convenient to get the shots your family needs through the community vaccination site at Bloomington’s Mall of America. It is open weekly, Wednesday through Friday 1–8 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This location has Pfizer vaccines for 5- to 11-year-olds; Pfizer vaccines for people 12 and older; and Pfizer boosters for people 12 and older. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Go to Community Vaccination Program–Mall of America sign-up to make an appointment for yourself or someone else in your household. On-line sign-up is available in English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Call 855-612-0677 to make your appointment over the phone. 

Mystery Points Tickets will be distributed following vaccination while supplies lasts beginning April 13, 2022 till May 30, 2022.

We are excited to announce that the CHARTER SCHOOL DAY at the St. Paul Saints baseball game will be Sunday, June 12th.  If you have never had the opportunity to attend a St. Paul Saints Game you have missed a wonderful experience – not only good baseball, but a lot of interesting on field events and entertainment.

TICKETS for the June 12th St. Paul Saints vs the Rochester Red Wings (Rochester New Your) are only $17 each – which also includes a St. Paul Saints Baseball Cap.

All charter school families are invited to participate in this fun event.  Click here for the flyer or go to and use the password: charter2022
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
May 20 - UMA ROMP & Student Art Fair 3:00-6:30 pm @ UMA
June 4 - HS Commencement Ceremony 2:00 pm @ History Theatre
June 9 - Last Day of School
Copyright © 2022 Upper Mississippi Academy, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
19 Exchange Street East
St. Paul, MN 55101

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list
Google Plus

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Upper Mississippi Academy · 19 East Exchange Street · St. Paul, MN 55101 · USA

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp