30×30 Fitness Brochure

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

Please note that all the Grade 3 students will be bringing home a 30×30 fitness brochure in their backpacks. They have been told to put the monthly fitness calendar poster on their wall so that they can track their fitness for the month. We are asking that parents sign the box for each day after the minutes have been recorded to show what your child has completed for that day.

On Sunday, November 19th please have your child bring their brochure back into class so that teachers can tally up the total minutes of fitness completed for each class.

We have been told that the class with the most minutes logged may have their hard work rewarded with a prize, so please encourage your child to participate in this awesome challenge.

*The teachers in Grade 3 have also all registered and will be participating along with the students!


Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

30×30 Fitness Challenge comes to UAS!

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 October 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

Wear Pink for Breast Cancer!

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

This Thursday, October 19th all UAS students from Grades 2-11 will be walking a lap around the campus in support of Breast Cancer. Please make sure your child comes to school wearing Pink in support of this cause.

Kind Regards,

Grade 3 Team

HW Menu October 9th-15th

Choose 5 menu items. You must choose at least 1 from each section.

30 minutes of reading should be completed in addition to these tasks, every evening.

Tasks to be completed in a notebook.

Time Allocation Per Night: 30 min for Arabic and Non- Arabic Classes

Appetizer- Literacy

  1. As you read your book, retell your book to a parent.  Write what thoughts you had about the book. What part did you like about your book and why? What you thought about the main character.
  2. Log onto IXL.com and practice Language Arts Skills U1, X1 and Y1.  Afterwards, write a reflection to explain what you practiced, how it went and what you found difficult.
  3. In your “Handwriting Without Tears” book practice pages 12 and  13 in cursive . *try to remember what your teacher taught you about connecting your letters. Have a parent check your work!

Main Course- Math

  1. Log onto IXL.com and practice math skills H9 and T7. Afterwards, write a reflection to explain what you practiced, how it went and what you found difficult.


  1. Solve the following problems in your homework book. Please show your work.


  • Marisa read her book for 25 minutes on Monday and 30 minutes on Tuesday. How many minutes in all did she read?




  • The third graders collected 300 cans to recycle. The fourth  graders collected 400 cans. What was the total number of cans they collected?



  1. After doing the math examples, answer the questions in complete sentences.
    1. What strategy did you use to solve the word problems?

Drink- UOI

  1. Think of 4 symbols in language/reading.  Draw them and explain what they mean. (Example a full stop means when you get to the end of a sentence you stop before starting the next sentence or the sentence is finished.)  
  2. Think of or create one or two symbols that may represent you as a student, a child, or a friend.  Choose one and explain why it represents you.

PTSO Community Fair!

The PTSO will be hosting a Community Fair tomorrow Thursday, October 5th at UAS. The event will run from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the school’s main reception area and elementary lobby and exits.  There will be a variety of booths selling cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, pizza and sandwichesThere will be service booths as well (including: ASA vendors, beauty salons, health and fitness services, accessories and more). 

Look forward to seeing many of you tomorrow!


Math Assessments

Dear Grade 3 Parents,

This week your child will be bringing home their Unit 1 Math Pre-Assessments. Please have them review their pre-assessment this week/weekend. If you notice that your child is struggling with any Part A questions please send a note or email your child’s teacher to inform them of what they are finding difficult. This allows the teacher to review key concepts and give extra support prior to the final assessment on Monday, October 9th.

Kind Regards,

The Grade 3 Team

Month-by-Month Word Wall Words-September and October

As part of the Grade 3 spelling program, students are expected to spell a list of “Word Wall Words” (sight words) correctly in their writing throughout the year. In the classroom, the teachers will give the students a set of new word wall words each month to practice in their writing. We will post the words each month on the blog so that parents can also be checking/reminding their children to be spelling these words correctly at home. Here are the words for the month of September and October 🙂 Happy Spelling!


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Message from our Counselors

Dear UAS Elementary Parents,

October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, where across the world schools and communities spend an entire month of education and awareness activities.  Our Elementary Counselors, Ms. Jen and Mr. Fields will be busy conducting lessons in your child’s classrooms, grades K2 – Grade 5 using the Bullying Prevention Unit through the Second Step program.  The Second Step program teaches children important skills about getting along with others and doing well in school.  It also helps our school to be a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn.

Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and the behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.

In order to be considered bullying, the behavior must be aggressive and include:

An Imbalance of Power: Kids who bully use their power—such as age, size, physical strength, access to embarrassing information, or popularity—to control or harm others.

Repetition: Bullying behaviors happen more than once or have the potential to happen more than once and the person it is happening to has not been able to get it to stop.  It is unfair and one-sided.

In these Bullying Prevention lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying.  

Students will learn how to:  

  • Recognize when bullying is happening
  • Report bullying to a caring adult
  • Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others
  • Be an Ally who stands up and is part of the solution of bullying

As parents, we need your help too!  Get involved in making our school a safe and respectful place by letting us know if you hear about bullying at our school.  Make sure your child knows to tell you or someone at school if he or she is being bullied.  Ask your child how they can be an Ally at school and give your child the clear message that it is never okay to bully others.  Mr. Fields and Ms. Jen will be in attendance at the Parent Coffee Morning on Oct. 11 to provide parents with a more in-depth overview of our Bullying Prevention curriculum and to answer any questions you may have.

We are excited to provide this important lesson to our students in the hopes that it will enrich our school community and make it a safer and more fun place to learn and grow.  Please contact either Ms. Jen jstamour@uasdubai.ae or Mr. Fields kfields@uasdubai.ae if you have any further questions.  

Kindest Regards,

Mr. Fields and Ms. Jen

UAS Elementary School Counselors