June 19

Very important blog post about Supply Lists and Important Dates for the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year.

As we are about to embark on our last week of school, we are already looking ahead and sharing important information for you about 2017/2018 supply lists and important dates for next school year. Save this information to plan your summer supply shopping and travel dates!

Important Dates

Wednesday, September 6th: Elementary Parent Orientation Evening – MPH:
This is a Parent Only Meeting with the Principal, David Dorn, and ES’s new Assistant Principal, David Jones. We will host a Parent Only evening to review the school’s goals for 2017-18 school year; introduce new faculty to the ES and review the Parent-School Handbook.


Thursday, September 7th: New Student Orientation in the MPH
All new students should join us @ 8am it the MPH!


Monday, September 11th: First Day of School for Students in Grades 1 – Grade 5
We look forward to welcoming back returning students and all new students today in grades 1 – 5!


Monday, September 11th and 12th: GROUP 1 of PreK & KG1 Orientation Days
September 11th is ‘Get to Know Your Child’ time. Your child’s classroom teacher will schedule a 15 minute session with you and your child to learn about your child.

On September 12th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates (if they participated in the orientation the day before, September 11th). Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 12:45.

GROUP 1 does not have school on September 13th or 14th.


Tuesday, September 13th and 14th: GROUP 2 of PreK and KG1 Orientation Days
September 13th is ‘Get to Know Your Child’ time. Your classroom teacher will schedule a 15 minute session with you and your child to learn about your child.

On September 14th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates (if they participated in the orientation the day before, September 13th). Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 12:45.

GROUP 2 does not have school on September 11th or 12th.


Monday, September 11th and 12th: GROUP 1 of KG2 Orientation Days:
On September 11th, students in KG2 with their last name starting with A through H, may “drop in” on Monday with their parents to meet their teachers and learn about the classroom. Parents AND students may come to school at anytime from 8-11. We ask that parents stay with their children during the “drop in” day to provide stability and support for their children.

On September 12th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates. Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 3:00.

GROUP 1 does not have school on September 13th or 14th.


Tuesday, September 13th and 14th: GROUP 2 of KG2 Orientation Days
Students in KG2 with their last names starting with I through Z, may “drop in” on Tuesday, September 13th with their parents to meet their teachers and learn about the classroom. Parents AND students may come to school at anytime from 8-11. We ask that parents stay with their children during the “drop in” day to provide stability and support for their children.

On September 14th your child will come and spend their first full day in school with their teachers and ½ their classmates. Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 3:00.

GROUP 2 does not have school on September 11th or 12th.


Sunday, September 17th: First Full Day of School for ALL Students in PreK, KG1, KG2

  • Parents can drop off their child KG2 child on the big playground in between 7:30- 7:45. KG2 students will begin their whole class first full day of school and will be dismissed from their classroom at 3:00.
  • Parents can drop off their PreK and KG1 child on the small playground with the climbing equipment in between 7:30 and 7:55. Children should be wearing their colored t-shirt that they will receive from the classroom teacher on orientation day. Parents can pick up their child from the classroom at 12:45.

Sunday, September 17th: First Day of After School Care for PreK and KG1 students
If you have registered your child in the after school care program, then September 17th will be their first full day. If you would like information about this program please click on this link.
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Supply Lists 2017-2018

PK Supply List 2017/2018

KG1 Supply List 2017/2018

KG2 Supply List 2017/2018

Grade 1 Supply List 2017/2018

Grade 2 Supply List 2017/2018

Grade 3 Supply List 2017/2018

Grade 4 Supply List 2017/2018

Grade 5 Supply List 2017/2018

June 11

End of year message

Good Morning,

This year has been great. I can’t tell you how much learning and fun we have had throughout the 2016-2017 school year. One example is everyone has made at least a full years improvement in reading. The class average is everyone improved about one and a half years in reading. A special celebration goes out to a student (who will remain nameless) who improved 2.5 years with their reading skills! That is excellent news. Also, the students have worked hard in writing to build upon the elements of a story and add details within their writing. Currently we are learning about hero’s and the students are enjoying learning new fact about people and animals they never knew were heroes. I had an end of year celebration for the students on May 25th. I didn’t ask for donations because I wanted it to be a surprise for the kids and a gift from me. I seriously appreciate all their hard work throughout the school year.

 

A special thank you goes out the parents for all the support you’ve given throughout the year. It definitely makes a difference when parents are involved in the student’s education. I know at the beginning of the year there were some questions about my teaching methods. I appreciate everyone who came to me asking “how” the strategies work and I offered assistance where I could. I know some of my methods where unorthodox, but I’m sure at this point in the year you can see the noticeable improvements. If not, trust me when I tell you their confidence next year will be heightened due to me pushing their knowledge (4th grade skills) in certain areas. Lastly, I want to apologize for all the times you’ve heard my name at home and all the stories you had to sit through (ha ha).

Your favorite teacher,

Mr. Russell

 

This is our Ramadan Schedule.

May 17

Important Reminder

Please remind your children that they can drop their Cultural Food Dish and information sheet off in the cafeteria as soon as they arrive at school tomorrow morning. I will be there from 7:30am to organise all the food 🙂 I hope many of you will be able to join us for our Cultural Feast at 8:15am!

May 14

Quick update from the school

In support of the Grade 5 Exhibition projects, the elementary school will have an optional Dress Down day on Monday, May 15th. Students may choose to wear blue, green or black. If students dress down, we ask that they bring in 5 AED to participate in this dress down day.

The Grade 5 students will use the money to:

  • promote more recycling within our community
  • support families of kidnapped children
  • support an organization who has had loved ones impacted by cancer

We are so proud of our Grade 5 students and their Exhibition projects. Please help them take action by supporting their causes by contributing during the upcoming dress down day.

 

Optional Memory Book Promotion

Students in grades KG1 – Grade 5 will have the opportunity to create a memory book to mark their current time in the journey of life. If you are interested in the Memory Book, please view the slideshow shown below. You will need to sign up online before May 22 and send the required fee to cover the supplies to the elementary office by the same date. Thank you to our volunteer moms for bringing this project forward.

Online Registration Form

Slideshow

KG2/G1/G2 Flyer

G3/G4 Flyer

G5 Flyer

May 10

Loaded update

I hope everyone is doing well!

Just a quick update to let everyone know that:

MAP Testing has begun.  We completed Reading today.  The rest of the schedule unfolds as such:

May 14th – Science

May 15th – Math

May 18th – Language Usage

The musical is this Thursday, May 11th at 9.15 – 9.45 in the MPH, hope to see you there!

Next Monday, May 15th is a dress down day.  Students are encouraged to wear different colors in support of various organizations.  The cost is 5aed per student and all proceeds will be donated.  This is a Grade 5 Exhibition Initiative.  Thank you so much for your support.

‘Drawings By Me’ order forms are due by Monday, May 15th.

Thank you so much to everyone for the field trip money and forms, we are almost all set.  We will be going with 3-HA on Wednesday, May 17th.

Next Thursday, May 18th is the Cultural Brunch at 8.00 – 9.00 in the Cafeteria.  I have sent home an information letter regarding all you need to know.  Feel free to come in with your child and enjoy a plethora of dishes from around the world.  Don’t forget to fill out the ‘My Cultural Dish’ handout and bring it in with the food on Thursday, May 18th.  If you have dishes or cutlery or Tupperware that you want back, ensure everything is properly labelled with your name and 3-ER.

The Unit 8 Math Test on Fractions will be Sunday, May 21st.  Pre-Tests will be sent home on Sunday, May 14th.

As Ramadan is the final month of school, I would like to have the year-end party sometime during the last week of May before the Holy Month begins. We will be taking a couple periods in the afternoon to celebrate our awesome year of learning.  More information will follow.

I guess this turned into more than a ‘quick update’ but that’s what we’re looking at leading up to Ramadan.

If you have any questions or concerns, just let me know!

Thanks,

April 17

Updates

Welcome back. It was a fun first week back from our spring break. Here are a couple updates.

Math– We are currently working on Multiplication, Division, and Word Problems. The test will be administered Thursday, April 20th.

Reading– We are looking at fairy tales. We will focus on how a good fairy tale is created and different versions of the same fairy tales.

Unit of Inquiry– We’re looking at cultures and how they are similar and different. How we work to appreciate each others backgrounds and cultures.

Student Led Conferences– These will occur on April 26th. Please check your email for available time slots.

Spirit Week is THIS WEEK. Here is the rest of the weeks schedule

April 18: Reverse Day – Students dress as teachers and teachers dress as students!

April 19: Twin Day – Pick a friend and wear the same outfit!

April 20: Crazy Hair Day – Get wild and crazy with your hair today! And complete 1 act of kindness towards the Earth in lieu of Earth Day!

 

Quick message from Ms. Layton

Grade 3 is practicing hard for their upcoming concert. I have made practice videos to help them practice at home. You can find them at the link below. 

http://uasmusicclass.weebly.com/grade-3.html

Stay tuned for more information about the concert soon, and thanks for helping your child practice at home!

Ms. Layton

April 7

Aquaventure is this MONDAY

Hello wonderful parents,

Aquaventure is this Monday, April 10th. It is a field trip where the students will need to bring swim clothes and a towel. Lunch will be provided for all going on the field trip.

I repeat- YOU NEED YOUR SWIM CLOTHES.

We are leaving in the morning and won’t return until the afternoon. All chaperones be ready for some fun.

Hope you’ve had a relaxing spring break with your little one. I’ll see the students tomorrow and some of you chaperones Monday!!

March 12

Updates

Well Hello

Pizza Party– I’m sure most of you know, last week was our annual inspection from KHDA.  As usual, 3-ER did a wonderful job and I am very proud of all the hard work that the students put forth through-out the week.  In celebration, I would like to have a small pizza luncheon for the class on Tuesday.  I humbly ask for 10dhs from each student to off-set the cost of the lunch.  There will be plenty of pizza for everyone so just snacks and drinks on Monday if you’d like your child to participate. Thank you so much for your support.

Math– We have begun Unit 7&9 in Math.  It is a combined unit and covers multiplication and division.  Be sure to look at the ‘I Can’ statements for the unit on the Everyday Mathematics page on this blog.

International Day–  Grade 3 will be showcasing Egypt.  We will be researching and discovering Egypt through out the week.  On Wednesday, students can wear their own countries traditional clothing or the colours of their countries flag. Parents are welcome to come and enjoy the festivities anytime through out the day.

UAS AQUATHON– We want to see all our fantastic swimmers and runners come out on March 23rd to compete.

In the Aquathon you will SWIM 100m (4 laps in the pool) and RUN 800m (twice around the track!). You can do this INDIVIDUALLY or WITH A PARTNER. This is for Grade 3-5 students ONLY. …

NO SCHOOL– There are no classes for students on Thursday, March 16.  It is a Professional Development Day for teachers.

March 7

AQUATHON!!!!!!!

The UAS AQUATHON is back! We want to see all our fantastic swimmers and runners come out on March 23rd to compete. 

In the Aquathon you will SWIM 100m (4 laps in the pool) and RUN 800m (twice around the track!). You can do this INDIVIDUALLY or WITH A PARTNER. This is for Grade 3-5 students ONLY. 

The cost to participate is 75 AED and you will get a cool T-Shirt. All the money from the event will go to the Red Crescent Society and a NEW School Scorpion Mascot! 

In order to register for this awesome event, each child’s parent must sign them up through the link by clicking HERE or on the Parent Portal. 

Once registered you must make your payment at the UAS Accounts desk. Please pay to the UAS AQUATHON Account. 

Registration needs to be completed by Tuesday March 14th at 3pm. 

All Grade 3-5 students will need to complete a SWIM Assessment before the event, more information will be provided. 

We hope to see lots of young swimmers and runners competing and having LOADS OF FUN!

Go Scorpions!