MAP Question

Good morning,

Just a reminder that we have MAP testing first thing this morning at 8:00.

If your child is sick, please keep them home. There are dates set up for any children who may miss the MAP test. They will do better on the test if they are feeling 100%. Please don’t worry if they miss it today or tomorrow.

Have a great day.


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Good morning,

I hope everyone in your house is well. Please see the message below from Dr. Amna. As much as I love your children, it is important to keep them home if they are sick, or even look like they may be getting sick.

I will be assessing your children on their sight words next week. If you have lost the list, please let me know and I will send home a new list for you. We have been working with these words in class and in their poem notebooks but they must also practice them at home with you.

Thanks, stay well.


Dear Parents,

To prevent spread of infections in the school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if they are not feeling well and notify the school on the first day of their absence.

Please keep your child at home and seek medical advice if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • Fever (greater than 100 degrees and your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been fever free, for a minimum of 24 hours)
  • Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
  • Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough and sore throat
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches

By keeping your child when they are sick you will help prevent others from catching their illness.

To help prevent the flu and other colds, please teach your children good hygiene habits:

  • Cover your nose and mouthwith a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away after use and wash your hands. If a tissue is not available, cover your mouth and nose with your sleeve or the inside of your elbow, not your hand.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects.Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home or work, especially when someone is ill.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours.  A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours.  A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication for 24 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school.   Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school.  Keeping a sick child at home will minimize the spread of infections and viruses in the classroom.

For further information on flu and other viral illnesses please refer to or contact school clinic team.


Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

School Physician

Tel: 04 2326252 E:

Universal American School





Latest Update

Good afternoon,

A few things happening in KG2.

  • Sports Day will be on Tue. Feb. 20th 9:00-11. Your child will need a GREEN t-shirt. They should wear shorts, sports shoes, a hat and have a water bottle. We hope you can come and cheer us on. Don’t forget your camera. You are welcome to take your child home with you at 11, after the games are over if you wish.
  • I am looking for one mom or dad to represent us as a class parent. You have all been great in supporting me in parties, fieldtrips and communication but the school has asked us to have one parent as a contact. If you would like to volunteer, just send me an email.
  • I plan on finishing my PM reading assessments by tomorrow afternoon. This will help me see where your child is on their reading level. They will start taking small books home the first week of February.
  • I sent you the flyer for the fun fair on Friday. It looks like a great day. I hope you and your family are able to come.

That’s it for now. I hope all is going well at home.                                                                                            Have a nice afternoon,



Dear Parents;

I hope you had a nice weekend and everyone is healthy. Let’s hope the flu doesn’t hit the UAE!

This is another busy week for KG2. We have a visitor helping us with our Reader’s Workshop. I will be doing the PM reading benchmark assessment. This is the first time for most of the children so it is very exciting to see the progress they have made in reading.

We also begin MAP testing on Wednesday. If you have not sent in your child’s headphones please be sure to asap. We will have MAP testing next week on Monday and Tuesday right at 8:00 so be sure to be on time as it is upsetting to the children if they aren’t there for the start of the test.

I’m sure your child told you that we started PE today. Please be sure your child wears running shoes every day for the next 4 weeks.

The little community helper poster is something new we wanted to try this year. They can draw or write right on that sheet, no poster board needed. They should try to do as much of it by themselves as they can. It is important for the children to be thinkers and work independently.

Have a great week. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Welcome Back!

Welcome back! I hope you had a nice holiday, lots of fun and relaxation. I was lucky enough to go home and see my whole family, my sons, mom and dad, brothers, sister, nieces and nephews and even a cousin! It was so nice to be all together. I just wish it had been warmer!! 🙂

We have had a great first day back. Your children seem happy and eager to get back into the swing of things. Everyone did a great job settling back into our routine and work.

This week KHDA will be visiting UAS. It is a good opportunity for them to see all the great things that we do. There is, however; lots of preparation and paperwork that goes into their visit. Therefore, I do not have the January calendar and newsletter ready for you yet. I will be sure to send it next week.

We will also begin sending “homework” home soon. I will send more information about that when time comes. Many children told me they read their books and practiced their sight words. Great job parents!!

Many of the children forgot to bring their poem notebooks back today. Please try to help them find it and put it in their bags for tomorrow as we will be getting a new poem.

I wish you all a very happy new year and look forward to seeing you soon.