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Message from Tanya Sweeney, Head, Preparatory School

Dear Prep families,

Our first part of the academic year is coming to a close! It has been a time full of excitement and growth. We look forward to seeing you at the various upcoming events, including the December concert on the evening of Monday, Dec. 9, and our Year 7 Science Fair on Wednesday, Dec. 18. In both cases, the calendar will provide you with more details as to participants and locations.

Sincere thanks on behalf of the College to our many volunteers who helped make our Festive Marketplace happen! Much work goes into hosting such an event and we appreciate the humble efforts of our volunteers!

A reminder that Primary (SK-5) report cards are released in the afternoon of December 12. This technical process can take 2-3 hours to complete, so families with two children in the Primary division may find that one report arrives in their email much earlier than another. If you do not receive your child’s report card by Friday, December 13, please contact Crystal Arruda at carruda@ucc.on.ca so that we can investigate the issue and ensure you receive it.

I recently met with a father who reached out to me with some feedback on our communications and school calendar. He shared valuable perspectives that are important for school leaders to consider, and I’m grateful that he invested his time in helping our organization more effectively serve families. Should you have feedback or a perspective to share or would like to share with me your family values and ‘UCC story’, I would be glad to spend time with you.

Lastly, thank you to parents who brought to my attention that on the Major Dates in both the print family handbook and on the website, the last day of December classes is noted incorrectly. We have adjusted the website: https://parents.ucc.on.ca/events/summary-major-dates/

The correct date (now in the Google calendar and on our sandwich boards) is:


Half-day program, with SK-5, dismissed at 11:40 a.m. and Y 6-7 dismissed at 12:20 p.m.

In collaboration,


Tanya Sweeney

Head of the Preparatory School


Week of December 9:

Y5 Trip to Crawford Lake Monday
December concert  Monday evening
Y4 Trip to the ROM Tuesday
Y1 Collaboration with BSS Tuesday
Middle Assembly Wednesday morning
Primary Assembly Thursday morning
SK-5 report cards released Thursday afternoon


Week of December 16:

Skating parties Monday and Tuesday; see the calendar for more detail
Scientists in school-Y4 Monday
Athletic locker cleanout Tuesday and Wednesday
Science Fair Wednesday
Casual dress day Thursday
SK-5 Dismissal at 11:40 a.m. Thursday
Y6-7 Dismissal at 12:20 p.m. Thursday