Dear parents,

Picture day was so much fun! Your kids sweet personalities were captured. Here is a silly picture we took right at the end.

National Day is Wednesday November 29, 2017. We will be outside for a carnival from 8:00- 9:00am. Is it possible to have 3  parents to come supervise with the students? Last year we had a bouncy house, camel rides, and various activities that need more supervision than Rose Ann and myself would be able to monitor. I would appreciate the help.

See you soon,

TD

Magrudy’s Book Fair November 12-14th + Care Packages

Monday, Nov 13th, 2017- James in the Beanstalk Play
Tuesday, Nov 14th, Early Dismissal + Weekly Library Trip (Return Library Books)
Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017- Wear Blue for Diabetes Awareness
Tuesday, Nov 14th, 2017 – Magrudy’s Book Fair
Wednesday + Thursday Nov 15th-16th, Parent Teacher

Please bring in Care Package items this week. If you would like to make more donations feel free to bring in those additional items. 

Dear parents,

We had an awesome time at Kidzania! The students were able to become so many different professionals in such a short amount of time.

The Magrudy’s Book Fair takes place this week. We will go on Tuesday. Please send the envelopes either tomorrow or Tuesday.   I am sorry, the photos I try and post are not working. I am working with IT to get it hammered away!

 

Best,

TD

The Week of November 12th – 16th

Dear Parents,

Good evening, we have a packed upcoming week.

Sunday, Nov 12th, 2017 – Kidzania
Monday, Nov 13th, 2017- James in the Beanstalk Play
Tuesday, Nov 14th 2017- Wear Blue for Diabetes Awareness
Wednesday + Thursday Nov 15th-16th, Parent Teacher Conference, See you THEN!
KIdzania
For the Kidzania trip please bring 2 small snacks. We will eat right when we get to school, then head out to Kidzania. When we come back we will have another snack.  You can send a bag or wallet for your kiddo to carry around Kidzania. Finally, if you have Kidzania money feel free to bring it with you!
Wear Blue on Tuesday 
November is Diabetes Awareness Month.
Over 400 million people are affected by the disease each year.
With 1 million people living in Dubai. My dad has diabetes, and though I am prone to getting type 2, I fight it by pursing a healthy lifestyle.  Bringing awareness to this disease and fighting it by encouraging our students to stay health conscious, be active, and value the benefits of eating clean is something we can both work together to do. On Tuesday, we will discuss more of what we can do to live a healthy life, in Kindergarten style!  Please dress up your students in Blue to bring awareness to Diabetes.
We started Art this week: Here are some of our kiddos with Ms. Elizabeth
 
We also went to go see the UAS Swim Meet:
See you on Sunday,
TD

3 Stars and 2 Wishes

Here is the link to the ‘3 stars and 2 wishes’ form which was mentioned on the calendar. This form will only take a couple of minutes to complete and helps inform us for our parent teacher conferences. Please complete by the 8th of November.

Please note that you will be able to sign up for a PTC time slot tomorrow, following the instructions which were sent to you by school admin.

Thanks!

 

LINK IS HERE! 

First Day of School, Last Day of October

  • Early Dismissal Every Tuesday, 1:50pm
  • Thursday, November 2, 2017 Flag Day! KG2 Wears White T-shirts
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017 Reading Superheroes Begin
  • Nov 12-16, 2017 MAGRUDY’S BOOK FAIR in lobby
  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 22-23, 2017 Picture Day

Welcome back! Thank you for an amazing Halloween! Each of the students looked pretty awesome in their costumes!

Each year we celebrate UAE flag day by joining together from grades Pre-K to 12 and take a large photo. This year we will dress up in White T-shirts. Please make sure your child wears white! Even if the shirt has something on it we can turn it backwards for the photo and turn it around after the photo is complete. A good idea is to have students wearing their PE shirts.

 

READING SUPERHEROES!

DON’T PUT THE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES AWAY JUST  YET!We will begin our Super Hero Reading Unit on November 5th. Please send students to school with a Superhero cape or a towel, blanket, small sheet, etc. That we can decorate and use as SUPE READER CAPES!

 

BEST,

TD

Student Incidents at School

Hello again,

I want to thank you all for being so communicative and reaching out when their have been incidents that have occurred at school. Please continue to do so as, the more we communicate the more trust and understanding is built.

We have had a few incidents in which students have told us about an incident that has happened at school and have gone home to tell you all about the same incident with more  or less detail.

Please encourage your students to immediately tell Ms. Rose Ann or I of anything that happens at school, even if it involves a friend. We are understanding and can teach students how best to respond to situations on campus as soon as they happen.

Our students are our first priority and when you and I work together to ensure their safety and well-being we can make sure they grow into the responsible global thinkers we would like them to be!

 

Best,

TD

Halloween Celebrations Tomorrow! See you Then!

Dear Parents,

In the USA, Halloween at school is always an interesting event. Most students dress up in scary costumes, community helper costumes, make-believe costumes or not at all. They come excited to show their friends and to see the other costumes that might appear. Then they go home and walk around their neighborhoods knocking on doors and asking for trick or treats.

Tomorrow, Thursday October 26, 2017 we will simulate an United States “tradition” of Halloween. At 8:00 am we will participate in a parade that you are invited to stay and enjoy. Our class will be the first class in the parade, so please arrive prior to 7:30 am so your student enjoys the entire parade.

If your student is not dressing up, they can wear dress down clothes- no uniforms needed. If they are in costume and they might want to change once the parade and trick or treating is over, please provide a change of clothes.

After the parade we will trick-or-treat around the schools. Students will receive candy, pencils, erasers etc. Thank you to those who have purchased 30 pieces of candy or provided 30 small party favours to this activity.

At the end of the day, we will have a Halloween treat decorating party. Students really enjoy hands on activities and they chose the treats we will be making. This party is where students get to decorate and make Halloween treats. We have asked each student to bring a small part of the ingredient list. If you cannot find the listed ingredient, feel free to find a allergy safe alternative.

The treats are Halloween Cupcake Bats, One Eyed MONSTERS, BOO-NANA SHAKE, AND STRING CHEESE Witch Brooms

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String Cheese Witch

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Thank You Very Much

  • Early Dismissal Every Tuesday, 1:50pm
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017: Halloween Parade 8:00am
  • Thursday, October 26. 2017 1:45pm, Halloween Party
  • Sunday, October 29, 2017: No School
  • Monday, October 30, 2017: No School 
Dear parents,
So often I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for you have done for our class, but I just don’t have the words.
A quote from author James Allen, states,“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” Hence, I would like to thank you for your contributions for the last few weeks including; pattern day, participating in our swimming unit, and supporting Ms. Rose Ann.

DRESS IN PINK TOMORROW!

KG2TD BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR CELBRATION:

Dear Parents,

Tomorrow we will be doing a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk in honour of Ms. Rose Ann. We had lesson today where I explained  Breast Cancer is when you are sick in your chest, and explained Ms. RoseAnn was sick but now is better. We wrote cards to her and will be presenting this to her tomorrow, at 2:30pm.

Please ensure your student wears Pink tomorrow. I have asked the Class WhatsApp Group if they might be willing to bring Pink Balloons so each student can hand them to her as they say their letters. After, we will ask her to release them.

You are very welcome to join us at 2:30 pm for this special celebration of our Breast Cancer Survivor.

 

Thank you,

TD