change of date!

Please note the change of date on the International dress day.


In preparation for our 11th annual International Day celebration at UAS, which is hosted by the PTSO on Saturday March 3, students are invited to wear clothes to school that represent their country – International Dress-down Day. The dress-down day will be on Wednesday, February 28! Students will be engaged in cultural activities within their classroom instead of a parade.


Dates to remember

Here are some upcoming events for KG2!

  • Tomorrow cookie sale. The children may buy one or two cookies, 5 dirhams a piece. The proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation.
  • 25th No school Teacher PD
  • 26th Fieldtrip to Arabian Wildlife Center. Children must wear their uniform, bring plenty of food, water and juice. We will be gone all day.
  • March 1st International Dress Day. The children may come to school dressed in the National dress of their home country. They can also wear the colors of their flag.
  • Saturday, March 3rd International Day. A great day out with the family. Come and celebrate our diversity.
  • Sunday, March 4 This is the beginning of Book Week. Children may wear the new t-shirt if they bought one or wear any t-shirt that has words on it!
  • March 8th Dress as your favorite storybook character. There will be a short parade right at 8:00 (similar to the Halloween parade)

Thanks, Let me know if you have any questions. Have a nice weekend, Lois

Sports day

Just a reminder that tomorrow is sports day. Your child will need a green t-shrit, shorts, running shoes, a hat and a water bottle. We will eat snack in the classroom before we go outside.

The timing has changed just a bit. We will go out to the field at 9:00.

Sorry for the confusion. I hope to see you there. Go Green Team!!


Dear Parents;

We had a great trip to the desert. Thank you to the parents that went with us. We had a lot of fun. I hope you heard all about the footprints, holes and bugs we saw.

In our new PYP unit of inquiry we are learning how to be scientists and learn by observing, making predictions and then making conclusions as we follow up our predictions.

We have set up an inquiry table in our classroom. Your child is free to bring in things to put on the table that pertain to the desert. This might be a photo of them riding on a camel, a toy desert animal, a picture of them camping in the desert, they can draw a desert picture, anything they might find. Please let them try to come up with something on their own.

Tuesday is Sports Day. We will be on the field from 8:30-11:00. You are invited to come and cheer us on. You may take your child home with you at 11 if you would like. Don’t forget their green t-shirt and your camera!

Thursday, Feb. 22 there will be a cookie sale. The children may buy one or two cookies. They are 5 dirhams each. The proceeds from this sale will go to the Make a Wish Foundation here in the UAE. This is a wonderful organization that helps to grant wishes to terminally ill children in the UAE.

Monday, February 28th we will be going to the Arabian Wildlife Center. I will need 3 parents to go with us. Please let me know if you are interested in going with us. Please keep in mind we will be gone all day.

Thank you,                                                                                                                                                                   Have a nice weekend,



Good morning,

I need 3 volunteers to go with us to the desert on Tuesday the 13th. We will leave school a little after 8 and will be back by 10:30 or so. If you are able to go with us, please send me an email. Thank you.

Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL on Sunday, Feb. 11th.

Free dress on the 14th, red, white, pink or purple.

Green t-shirt on the 20th for sports Day.

Have a nice weekend,



Dear Parents;

I hope you and your family are well. We continue to have this cold spreading through the classroom, most children are out almost a week. Please keep an eye on your child and keep them home if they look like they are getting sick.

Unfortunately, we had a problem with our scheduling and our desert trip has been moved to February 13th and the Aquarium has been changed to April 11th. I apologize for any inconvenience.

We will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th. Your child may wear pink, red, white or purple clothes on this day. We made our Valentine mailboxes today so if they are making Valentine’s at home they may bring them anytime and mail them. The children will also have the opportunity to make cards in their free time at school.

You will receive your child’s sight word assessment today. Wait until you see it! They have all made great progress. Please be sure to praise their hard work. I pre-assessed them on the next level and have sent that home for you to help practice. Be sure to keep the list in a safe place.

Please be sure to return their small reading book folders every day.

We are listening to 4 Community Helper presentations every morning. The children are doing a great job, not only being a presenter but also learning to be a good audience and how to ask questions of the speaker. Thank you for your help in this project.

Some parents have asked for the specialist schedule for the rest of the year. I am sorry I didn’t think to send it out earlier.

ART –      Feb. 18-March 15

MUSIC – March 18-April 26

PE –         April 29-May 24

ART –       May 27-June 28

Take care of yourself as well as your family.


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.


2 things

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,