Mrs. Russell's Second Grade Class Blog


Student-Led Conference Sign-Up Deadline!


Message from Administration:

Dear Parents and Families of Universal American School,

This is a reminder to sign up for Student Led Conferences via Synergetic. The letter with instructions for the sign-up is here.

Please complete your sign up by 2:00 pm on Tuesday.

We are excited to see how your students will be able to describe their learning to you!

Thank you,

Elementary School Administration Team

Weekly Updates!


Hello everyone,

Homework and Newsletter are up on their pages.

Student-Led Conferences are on Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure you have signed up following the link that I posted in the SLC post below. Email me if any questions about this.

There is a Book Fair going on at UAS right now. It goes on until Wednesday. You can check it out anytime. Please check out the Book Fair post below.

Unit 7 Test for us will be next week. This week has too much going on and it is also short.

I will send home the Unit 6 and Unit 7 IPPs together. Sorry for the delay on this.

FYI: May 13 is a school holiday.

That is all I have for you now. Thank you and see you on Wednesday or Thursday. Your child is looking forward to showing you all of the amazing things they have been doing in class.

Mrs. Russell



The April Birthday Party is TODAY from 1:00-1:30pm.

For the field trip, please send in a lunch bag, snack, hat and water bottle for your child. EVERYONE must bring in a lunch bag, snack, hat and water bottle. It’s a good idea to put some sunscreen/insect spray on them as well before they come to school. They do not need to bring the sunscreen/insect spray in to school with them.

We will eat lunch and snacks there at the park between different park visits.

Chaperones: I need ONE more chaperone please! So far, I have 3 parents booked to come in and have paid the 85 dh. Thank you to Farah’s mom, Yuki’s mom and Layan’s mom for volunteering your time to help us out! Each chaperone will have a group of about 5 students to roam around with. I will send a separate email to all 4 chaperones tomorrow with further details about Sunday AM. Thank you again!

(Thank you to Krish’s mom for telling me that it was not clear that all kids need to bring in a bagged lunch for Sunday’s field trip, I hope it is clear now!)

Take care all,

Mrs. Russell



Student Led Conferences Sign Up Instructions


Here is the link to the letter about Student Led Conferences and how to sign up today starting at 4:00pm.

Student Led Conferences Letter for Parents

Bookworm Book Fair Information


Bookworm Book Fair is coming to UAS next week!

There will be no book fair on Thursday, April 26.

SUNDAY 22nd April 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

MONDAY 23rd April 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

TUESDAY 24th April 7:30 am to 3:30 pm

WEDNESDAY 25th April 8:00 am to 4:00 pm


Please see the flyer below with the information about the book fair coming up at UAS next week!

UAS Bookworm Book Fair

Weekly Updates!


Hello everyone!

Homework and Newsletter are up on their pages.

Unit 6 IPP’s will be sent home this week, my apologies for the delay.

We are still learning Unit 7 in Math.

In UOI, the students are very excited about the different habitats and plants/animals we are learning about! Encourage them to research them at home as well and tell you facts about them.

Field trip is on Sunday 4/22. I have 3 parent chaperones already. I need one more. Please send in the 85 dh for yourself and 40 dh for your child along with the form. I thank you for your help! It will be a fun trip to the Dubai Safari!

Splash and Dash is tomorrow 9:00-11:00am out by the field. Parents are welcome to come support the students! We will be out on the steps! Students will get more information on this after lunch time today. T-shirts will be given out at that time as well. If students are swimming, they need to wear their bathing suit underneath their shirts and all must come prepared to have a great Splash and Dash!

UAS will have a book fair next week. More to come on this later.

Student Led Conferences are Wednesday and Thursday next week. More to come on this later. No School for students on these 2 days. Your child will come with you to the SLC and show you all of the great things they have been doing in Grade 2!

That is all I have for you now. Email me anytime if you have any questions. Thank you.

Splash and Dash!


UAS Splash & Dash

The UAS Splash & Dash is set to happen next Tuesday April 17th.

The event will run from 9 to 11 am.

Spectators are encouraged to come along and support all competitors. We ask that all spectators be seated in the Pool Area or in the shaded areas around the track by 8:50 am.

Competitors will need to bring the following to the pool area:

Swimsuit & Towel (for swimmers)

Running Shoes (for runners)

Water Bottle

Students are asked to come to school ready for the competition and wearing their Splash & Dash t-shirts. T-Shirts will be distributed to them early next week.

All competitors will have a pre-race meeting on Sunday or Monday during lunch next week, to have more details about the event explained to them.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mr. Carter or Mr. Trottier in the UAS Athletics Department.


Dental Screening-Grade 2


Dental Screening will be done for Grade 2 on Thursday, April 12.

First in the AM, there will be a dental presentation and then in the afternoon there will be dental check-ups for the students.

Please email me or comment below this post for the the refusal form, if you do not want your child’s teeth checked on Thursday afternoon by Tuesday afternoon. I need this form by Tuesday afternoon and it is not getting attached below for you to print (tech problems). I can email you the form once you let me know you do not want your child’s teeth checked.

If you do not request the form from me by email or commenting below, your child’s teeth will be checked for free on Thursday afternoon. Thank you.

Hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Mrs. Russell

Weekly Updates!


Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a great spring break.

Homework and Newsletter are on their pages.


Unit 6 IPPs will be sent home this week. We are starting Unit 7 in Math this week.

April 17 is the Splash and Dash! It will be a fun time.

April 25 and 26 are Student Led Conferences. We will allow you to choose a time soon.

The April Birthday Party will be on Wednesday, April 18 1:00-1:30pm.

That is all I have for you now. Thank you.


Mother’s Day on Wednesday!


Hi Mothers!

In honor of Mother’s Day, there will be a ‘Mommy and Me’ photobooth located at the front reception of the school from 7:30-9:30 am. Come take pictures with your child there on Wednesday, March 21.

Also on Wednesday, March 21 from 9:30-10:30am, there is a PTSO Morning Coffee with special guest speakers. Please see flier attached below. Hope to see you there.

Morning Coffee

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