Donations for Holiday Boxes

Good evening,

Please see the following letter below from Mrs. Qadir regarding donations for the Holiday Boxes for our support staff. If you are able to donate, please send any donations in by December 5th. Thank you so much for your continuous support!

Here is what each class in second grade is asked to bring:

2BC- 1 piece of Woman’s deodorant per child

2KG- 1 bottle of lotion per child

2SS- 1 bottle of hand wash per child

2KP- 1 bottle of lotion per child


Dear Parents and Guardians,

Each year the UAS community puts together small Holiday Boxes for our Support Staff, Drivers and Security Guards to remind them of how much we appreciate them. Most of the support staff are not able to travel home for the holidays and will not receive gifts. At UAS there are about 65 support staff, we would like to create small gift boxes with toiletries and essentials to give them as a small token of our appreciation.

Each homeroom in the school has been allocated a specific item to put into a small box present for a male and female member of the support staff. We are requesting that every student donates the allocated item, so that each support staff member gets a box of assorted items. If you have any questions feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.

Thank you in advance!

Samarah Qadir (

Message from Mr. Mac (PE teacher)

Our next  PE Unit starts on Nov 3 – Nov 21.
All the lessons will be outside.
We will be using the grass fields/artificial playground and the running track. Your students will need the following:
– PE Uniform.
– PE Shoes (No football boots, no sandals) The students will be running on the track.
– A full bottle of water
– A hat if they wish to wear one.
Many thanks,
Peter Mac

Swimming Letter

Dear UAS ES Teachers, Parents and Swimmers,

We are really excited to kick off the swimming portion of our PE curriculum and wanted to give you all some information so that you and your swimmers are prepared and ready to make a splash!

First of all, my name is Jason Schmidt, and I am the newly appointed Aquatics Director at UAS. Most of the swimmers call me Coach J, which is much easier than my surname, but as parents, please feel free to call me by my first name. I have been coaching and teaching swimming for over 20 years, and it is something that I am very passionate about. Swimming is a “life-skill” and our goal is to help your swimmer become more confident, more competent with strokes and their swimming mechanics (regardless of what their level of swimming is), increase their fitness levels, and most importantly be safe in and around the swimming pool.

The PE swimming curriculum will begin the week of October 6th, 2019, and we will start with C/G day, that Sunday. We will continue swimming until October 31st, 2019 while taking off the week of break, 20-24th of October.

*For those swimmers looking to tryout for the ES Scorpions Swim Team, this will take place after MS/JV/V Swim Team finishes in mid/end November. More information will follow via email from Coach J.

“What does my swimmer need for PE/Swim at UAS?”

• UAS Swim Suit or personal swim suit (girls 1 piece, no bikinis, boys either board short type or swim team jammers)

• UAS Swim Cap – Please note ALL swimmers must wear a swim cap, this helps keep hair and other products out of the pool.

• Towel
• Shoes-flip flops, crocs, other water type shoes
• Tshirt / Shorts if needed and possibly extra underwear as needed/wanted
• Water bottle
• And sunblock – applied in the morning before school if possible.
• *In the event your child is not well and can’t swim, please let the classroom teacher,

PE Coach and myself know via a Doctors note, thanks.

Best Regards,

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me More specific information might come from your students classroom teacher. We look forward to meeting your swimmer(s) poolside next week!