Parent Teacher Interviews

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Parent Teacher Conferences

November 14 & 15, 2018

8:00 am – 4:00 pm


You can sign up using the UAS Parent Portal.  See instructions to book your appointment here.  If you are having technical problems please contact The booking system on the Parent Portal will close on Sunday, November 11 at 4:00pm. Please be sure to select your appointments by that time.


We kindly ask that you complete this Google Form (KG2) for each of your children in the Elementary school. This form will provide information to your child’s teachers in order to help them best meet your needs during these conferences.

Color Word Pre-Assessment

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Today I will start assessing your child’s color word recognition. I will send their pre-assessment home on Sunday so you can see which words your child already recognizes and which ones they need to work on. This is a pre-assessment so it is totally fine if they are not yet able to read many (or any) words yet. We will practice these words in the class but it would also be beneficial if they did some practicing at home. I’ve attached a link here to color flashcards so you can print and practice with them. Just even quickly going through each word once a day can be very helpful! We will do a post assessment starting on November 22nd.

Here is the link to the flashcards:


As always, if you have any questions, I am happy to answer them :). Have a great weekend!

IXL and RAZ-Kids

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Hi everyone,

Today in your child’s blue folder, I’ve sent home usernames and passwords for RAZ-Kids and IXL. These are both great programs you can use at home to help support your child’s learning. I’ll talk about it more at Back to School Night but feel free to go ahead and get yourself logged in. Let me know if you have any questions!


Important Reminders/Information

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Hi everyone,

Again, I’m just so happy to have you all as part of our class community! I’ve enjoyed meeting all of you and also getting to know your awesome kids! I know the beginning of the schoolyear is always a bit hectic so I wanted to put some reminders on here:

1) After the first day of school, your child should have received a form regarding Arabic classes. Please make sure this is returned to us in your child’s folder on Sunday. We need this information to give to the Arabic teachers so they can sort out who goes in which class.

2) Please make sure your child has a water bottle and a hat at school. We will not be going out during lunch recesses for now as it is too hot but they’ll need them for morning recess.

3) Next Thursday (Sept 13) there will be no school due to the Islamic New Year.

4) If you haven’t already, follow our class on Instagram: @msmccarthyuas. I’ll be posting photos regularly of activities that we are doing.

Just a heads up that I have posted our class timetable here on our blog. You should be able to see it when you open the tab on the top of this blog called “Important Information”. Of course, it’s not always going to be followed exactly to the minute but it gives a general idea of how our days will look.

Many thanks,

Welcome to KG2MM!

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Hi everyone,

It has been so nice getting to meet both the students and the parents of our awesome class! I have a great feeling that this year is going to be amazing! Please make sure to check this blog often as this is one of our main tools of communication. Here is where you will find out about special events happening in the school and in our classroom…so stay tuned! Also, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat. My email is I’d love to hear from you!

Follow us on our class Instagram: @msmccarthyuas!

Best regards,