Monday 13th November

Hi everyone,

My apologies for being a bit delayed with my update.

The Magrudy’s Book Fair is currently happening, I sent you guys an email already, but just to reiterate that if you would like to send money yo school tomorrow then we can go back again tomorrow to buy any books that they wanted. Today we enjoyed browsing and looking at the wide selection of books available.

Also tomorrow we are supporting diabetes awareness month and staff and students are invited to wear blue to show our support.

I will upload the newsletter and homework grid asap too for your reference.

I hope you are all wonderful!

Miss K

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent-Teacher Conferences are coming up.

They will be on November 15 and 16 from 8:00-4:00pm. We ask that you please leave the child at home so that we can have a discussion about their learning. We will schedule all conferences,  3:30pm being the last appointment time.

Conferences will last a maximum of 25 minutes, it is a great time to build the parent-teacher relationship and I look forward to seeing you all next week.

Please open this link to complete a quick survey regarding your child, to enable me to prepare for our meeting.
A note about scheduling conferences:

***You received information from UAS Elementary School today on how to access the online portal and how to schedule your child’s Parent Teacher Conference (Nov. 15 and 16 8-4pm). If you have multiple children in the Elementary School, their PTC has already been pre-scheduled. Please log on after Tuesday morning to view your pre-scheduled time. Should you have a conflict with that time, it is your responsibility to edit and reschedule accordingly.

Kindest thanks

Miss K

Notice from the library

The UAS Library has several exciting events happening in November! Don’t miss the Magrudy’s Book Fair, November 12-16, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm. Students will bring home money envelopes later this week. You can send in money with your child, or you can come visit any time–we will also be open during parent-teacher conferences! We also have a special visiting author, Ying Chang Compestine, coming to elementary November 21-27. Her books will be on sale at the book fair, or you can order from the library using the attached order form. Parents, please come to our “Meet the Author” presentation in the library at 3:30 on November 22. We will sell books there, and Ying will be talking about healthy eating choices and give a cooking demonstration! Check out her website at Call or email us ( or stop by if you have any questions!
Order form is here….

No Swimming on Thursday

I have been asked to pass on this message from the swimming dept

‘UAS is hosting a high school swim meet this Thursday and Friday.   We, therefore, must cancel the elementary swim practice this Thursday, Nov 9th.   Also, due to PT interviews we will have to cancel next Thursday as well.

We will be adding a second practice starting Sunday November 12th  after school.  Please check Ms Terry Papov’s blog for further info.’

Therefore there will be no swimming for 2AK this Thursday, students will take PE instead.


Thursday 2nd November

Hello Parents,

I hope you all had a wonderful week. Thursday is here again. I will send the new homework on Sunday. The spelling test will be on Sunday as usual and I will give their new 10 spelling words.

Just a reminder that swimming will start on Sunday and students must bring:

  • bathing suit
  • swim cap
  • goggles
  • towel
  • flip flops/crocs (optional)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss K

Tuesday 31st October

Hello hello!

I hope you had a fabulous long weekend and enjoyed some family time together.

We only have a 3 day week this week, but it is a busy one.

Today we changed our library books. If your child has forgotten theirs, it isn’t a problem, I can let  them go tomorrow to change 🙂

Thursday is Flag day and Grade 2 are required to wear red.

A red t-shirt or sweater is fine and regular school shorts is fine.

Music lessons will finish on November 2nd and swimming lessons commence next week, on Sunday 5th. A letter is being sent home in the homework pack with further information.

Homework is due on Sunday 5th  – if its too much for you to get through in the short week just let me know and we can make an arrangement.

Have a great Tuesday!

Miss K

Thursday 26th October

Hi everyone,

I have attached the home learning grid and newsletter under the Homework tab for your reference. I will send the paper copy, along with the homework sheets on Tuesday.

Today was  a lot of fun and the kids had a great day. Thank you for your support today.

Have an awesome long, family-filled weekend!!

Miss K

Halloween’s coming!

Hi everyone, the excitement is building amongst the students! We have written Halloween stories which will be published as soon as the students have finished their editing. The students are really enjoying this which is awesome.

On Thursday the students are invited to dress up in Halloween costumes if they wish, if you do not want your child to participate he/she can just wear regular uniform.

Farris was being my assistant and took photos to put onto Class Dojo today……so he is due the credit for the creativity!

If you have any questions just ask….:)

Miss K

Dubai Fitness Challenge – UAS is taking part!

Hi everyone,

By now you will most probably have heard about the 30 x 30 Fitness Challenge launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai Government and Dubai Sports Council. This “new initiative sees Dubai aiming to be most active city in the world” by encouraging all UAE residents to commit to 30 minutes of activities daily for 30 days, starting on October 20 until November 18.

We are proud to announce that UAS will wholeheartedly be taking part in this challenge. We will be sending a calendar flyer home with your child. We would like to encourage you to get involved and exercise with your child on a daily basis.  Record your activities on the calendar provided throughout the 30 days and then return it to your child’s homeroom teacher after November 18th.

To find out more about the challenge visit the website here.

To read the press release from the Government of Dubai, click here.

As part of this initiative, Dubai Fitness Challenge has partnered with a number of associations that will help you have fun while staying fit. Click here for calendar of events.

If you would like to participate with UAS, please go to this link here and follow the prompts as follows:

  1. Click on join an existing organization
  2. Click on register as a teacher or parent
  3. Complete the form by making sure you select Universal American School in the School Name field
  4. Stay fit, participate and share away!

If you are on social media and would like to share your efforts with us, please use the following hashtags: #Dubai30x30 #uasdubai30x30 #uasdubai