Good afternoon,

Today your children took the post test on their color words. I am so pleased with the progress that they made. Please be sure to praise your child on their progress, even if they missed a few words. Remember, this is the first time they have ever done something like this.

Next week we will be doing lots of fun things to help celebrate the UAE National Day. It is important for the children to learn about and appreciate our host country. I am still looking for 2 volunteers to help us from 8:30-9:30 on Wed. morning. Please let me know if you can help us out.

Happy Thanksgiving to those of you that may be celebrating this holiday. I believe it is important for all of us to be thankful for all we have with a grateful heart.

Have a nice weekend.


2 Things

Tomorrow is photo day. Please send back the photo envelope.

As much as I would love to have all of the children there, we do need to be wise about their health. If your child is very sick or still has a fever please keep them home. There will be make up photos for individuals, they will unfortunately miss the class photo. If your child is better but still not 100% you could bring them just for the photos or send them in the morning and come and pick them up after the photos. Our photos will be at 9:40-10:05. We need to do what is best for your child and be respectful of others by not spreading germs. Thank you.

UAS will be celebrating UAE National Day on Wednesday, November 29th. There will be a fun carnival set up on the HS playground with lots of fun activities.

  • I am looking for 4 volunteers to come and spend an hour with us, 8:30-9:30 am. I will give you a group of 4 children to be responsible for to lead them around the various games and activities. If you would like to help please send me an email.
  • Your child may come to school dressed in Emirati National Dress or colors of the UAE flag.
  • Your KG2 child will not need any money for the carnival.
  • There will be activities and food trucks for you as a family from 5:00pm to 10:00 pm if you would like to attend.
  • There is no school Thursday, Nov. 30th or Sunday, December 3rd.
  • Classes will begin on Monday, Dec.4th.

Thank you,


Caring boxes

Good afternoon,

Early Childhood is planning on passing out our gift boxes Thursday to our wonderful support staff. Thank you to so many of you for donating items to fill our boxes. Unfortunately we are short a few items. In order to make all of the boxes the same I am asking if you might be able to donate one of the following items. if so, please send it with your child by Wednesday. Thank you for your generous support.

bottle of shampoo

bottle of lotion

tube of toothpaste

a comb or brush

can of shaving cream

Thank you,



Dear parents;

It was so nice to see everyone on Wed and Thu for the conferences. I can see why I have such a great group of children, because their parents are so nice!! Thank you for taking the time and coming to meet with me. I really enjoyed getting to know you better and spend some time talking about your child.

Here are a few reminders of things coming up soon:

  • PTSO Thanksgiving dinner Sunday, Nov. 19th at 3:30. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome.
  • Photos Wed. Nov. 22nd
  • Early childhood is setting up a small UAE Museum in the old drama room. If you have something that you would like to lend us for our display that would be great. It will be returned to you on the 29th, Please do not send anything breakable or valuable to you either monetary or sentimental. We will do our best to take care but accidents in EC can happen.
  • There will be a UAE National Day celebration on the 29th during the day and then after school. More info will be coming to you soon.
  • There is no school on Thursday, Nov. 30th in celebration of National Day.
  • I will be testing the children on their color words on Thursday, Nov. 23rd. so keep practicing. Remember, they only have to read the words, not spell or write them.
  • We continue to have sick children (including Ms. Naoemi) Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well, even if they don’t have a fever. Maybe you can cachet early! They must be totally fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Take care, Lois


Our photos will be taken on Wednesday, Nov 22nd. Hopefully everyone will be healthy by then.

Your conference time is on a slip of paper in your child’s blue folder coming home today. I look forward to meeting with you on Wed or Thu.


Heads up

Good morning,

Just letting you know that we have some kind of flu going through the classroom. We have several children absent with high fevers. Please keep your child home if they are not feeling well so we can hopefully let this flu pass by us and your child can recover quicker.

Thanks, stay healthy!!


Next Week

Next week is a very busy week.

Sunday, we are going to Kidzania. Please be sure they wear their uniform and comfortable shoes. They should bring their water bottle and a snack but no lunch. If they have old kidzania money they may bring that with them if they wish. We will provide a small bag for them to keep their money in. They can also bring their own “purse” if they want. No real money is needed as you have already paid entrance and lunch.

Monday, we will be watching the play of Jack and the Beanstalk in the MPH.

Tuesday is Diabetes Awareness Day. The children may wear blue clothes on this day. No uniform necessary.

Wednesday and Thursday are Parent/Teacher conferences. I look forward to meeting with you then. No school for the children.


  • Please send your donation for the Dubai Care boxes.
  • The Bookfair will be going on all week. If you would like your child to buy a book on their own we will be going to the fair on Tue. Morning. You are more than welcome to go after school any day or Wed. and Thu. during your conferences.
  • Fill out the survey about your child for parent/teacher conferences.

Enjoy your weekend,



Parent Survey

Good morning,

Please complete the survey below. This will help me prepare for the parent conferences next week. It should only take a few minutes to complete. This is in lieu of the 3 Stars and 2 wishes form that was mentioned on our Nov. calendar.

You should have received the information about conferences on the 15th and 16th. If you have more than one elementary student you have been pre-assigned a time. If this is your only child you will need to go in and schedule your time. I look forward to meeting with all of you then.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,       Lois