Pre-K Orientation

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Pre-K! Very soon your child will complete one of the most important milestones of their life – the first day of Pre-kindergarten! I am looking forward to working with your child this year and helping them to reach their full potential, gain a love for learning and become a lifelong learner. Our days and weeks will be filled with many wonderful experiences and opportunities to learn and grow.

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Leala Waldo (Mrs. Waldo), This will be my 5th year teaching at the Universal American School. I am from the United States. We are privileged to have with us in the classroom Derhyll Capio (Ms Derhyll), she will be helping to assist your child in their learning. This is her 6th year at the Universal American School.

On Monday, September 11th  orientation visit will start.

Your scheduled time is located on the Orientation Schedule document.

Please confirm via email that you are able to attend during this time.  This is a crucial experience for your child to meet Ms. Derhyll  and me as well as to become familiar with the classroom and our surroundings.

Please complete the attached important information document and email it back to us prior to your visit. In addition to this, there is a list of questions to think about and be prepared to discuss with us.

This will be your schedule for the first week of school as your child is in Group 1. (A-H last names)

Monday September 11th

Today is your 15 minute orientation visit. You will come with your child.

Tuesday September 12th

Today will be your child’s first day of school – They will need to wear their YELLOW T-shirt.

Drop off is between 7:35am-7:50am and our school day ends at 12:45pm.

This will be your schedule for the first week of school as your child is in Group 2. (I-Z last names)

Wednesday September 13th

Today is your 15 minute orientation visit. You will come with your child.

Thursday September 14th

Today will be your child’s first day of school – They will need to wear their YELLOW T-shirt.

Drop off is between 7:35am-7:50am and our school day ends at 12:45pm.

 

Sunday September 17th

First full day for all students – Please have your child wear their Yellow t-shirt which can be purchased at the UAS uniform store.  Drop off is between 7:35am-7:50am and our school day ends at 12:45pm.

 

We will be doing a staggered entry where half the class (Group 1 Last name beginning with A-H) will come on Tuesday and the other half (Group 2 Last name beginning with I-Z) will come on Thursday.

I believe that a good parent-teacher relationship is necessary for maximum school success. Throughout the year I will communicate to you through notes, emails and the classroom blog. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at any time. You can send a note, email lwaldo@uasdubai.ae or arrange a time to meet.

 

I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your child!

 

Yours sincerely,

Leala Waldo

Hello From Pre-K

Hello everyone I am Leala Waldo and I am going into my 5th year teaching…all of which was in Primary!

I teach at Universal American School in Dubai.

I come to school each day with a huge smile on my face and so do my students!  I have lived in Dubai for 6 years with my husband who works at UAS in the high school  and our 3 kids. They all go to UAS and are in years 4th, 6th, and 8th.

The Pre-K program is based on PYP, which means that children explore and ask questions while using hands-on manipulatives.  As a teacher, I challenge my students to think and question all the time.  We love researching about different things! I firmly believe that when children have fun, learning happens with less effort and more ease.