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Head of School’s Weekly Message

May 18, 2018

Dear Urban Academy Families,

Thank you to our families who have completed the survey that is currently out, we appreciate the feedback and use it to help guide considerations in programming, communication and work with the community. If you have not had a chance to complete it, please take a few minutes to do so.

Camp is coming up soon for our students. Junior students are at Camp Cheakamus and middles are at Strathcona Park Lodge. Our seniors enjoyed a trip to the Shakespeare Festival in the Okanagan and the youngest ones will have fun with some activities at home during the junior camp week. Thank you to PAX for helping out with defraying costs for camp for our students. The contribution is most appreciated and our students both enjoy and learn from their camp experience. We appreciate the work PAX puts in to school activities and support for our students’ programming. Thank you, PAX, for your work with us!
Ordering uniform from InSchool Wear is coming up next weekend. InSchool Wear staff will be here on Saturday and Sunday to measure and help you order. They are at Robson Manor (in Opening Circle) from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27. Please set some time aside that weekend to order uniform.

We have a number of new families who will be experiencing year end at UA for the first time. We have a tradition at UA on the last day of school when we hand out the students’ report cards that new parents will want to be aware of. For each class at both campuses, teachers prepare a brief little report card ceremony that acknowledges every student individually. Students are then dismissed after the ceremony for the summer at Uptown and at Robson, once all of the classes have completed report cards, students go home at 12:15. At Uptown, we will be acknowledging our graduates at their Commencement ceremony that morning as well, with coffee and cake in the dining hall after the program. We wanted new families to be aware of this. If you are able to be with us on the morning of June 22 for your child’s report card ceremony, you will want to plan around work and other commitments.

The Board of Directors of Urban Academy would like to announce the appointment of Mike Vint to the Board. Mike and his wife Heather have two children at UA, one at Uptown and one at Robson, having joined us this school year. Welcome Mike, we look forward to working with you in this new capacity!

Enjoy the long weekend with your family and we will see everyone back on Tuesday morning.

Mrs. Cheryle Beaumont
Head of School

Posted on: May 18, 2018