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UMA WEEKLY UPDATE
November 19, 2020

Give to the Max Day is today - Thursday, November 19!

There is still time to donate to Upper Mississippi Academy - Give to the Max!  We are at $5,113 toward our goal of $9000 and only $55 toward our goal to untap the challenge match of $2000.   If you can help us reach our goal, donate now through GiveMN’s website 

Can you help?

Simply donate online through GiveMN or donate directly to UMA through our Paypal Giving Fund using the donation buttons below.   

UMA thanks you for your support of our life-long learners!

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Or, give a one-time or monthly donation directly to Upper Mississippi Academy via their website and PayPal Giving Fund.   

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UMA Language Arts teachers distributed books to students
to reduce screen time during distance learning.

UMA is asking for your support during this year’s 2020 GiveMN fund drive to help raise $9000 ($30/student) to purchase hands-on learning supplies in all areas of academics, packaged as “school to home kits.” Since we cannot consistently be in the classroom, UMA wants to “bring the classroom to students in their homes.”  

Think about the learning students can experience by participating in class projects, community day activities, or clubs that blend academics, fun, and community building.  Some areas are listed below, many more are obtainable:

  1. Gardening/essential ingredients kits that provide students with their own indoor garden (bulbs and or herbs) materials.

  2. Safe Science - experiment ingredients and equipment

  3. Knitting/crochet/loom kits –  needles, yarn, various looms.

  4. UMaker sewing kit – Sewing supplies, patterns, accessories (buttons, zippers, trim, etc.) and fabric.

  5. Beginning carpentry kit – the “art” of joinery; frame making supplies using limited tools.

  6. Friendship kits – e.g. lanyard bracelet supplies, beading, jewelry making supplies. 

  7. Outdoor Connections - observation and collection kits for use outdoors in all seasons

  8. And the list goes on!!!  (possibly instrument making, a student driven idea yet to be unearthed, or maybe an idea from you!) 

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