Author Archives: tdaramola

Update For Next Week!

Good afternoon!

It was amazing see you all these past 2 days!

 

Here are the updates for this upcoming week

 

  1. Make Up Student Led Conferences will be held after school  on Sunday at 3:30 pm.
  2. P.E. begins on Sunday! We will be swimming every MONDAY and WEDNESDAY. May 14th, 2018 will be our last day. We only swim 5 times so EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE IN THE POOL! It is just too hot to just sit out.
  3. Library is on Tuesday! Bring your book if you have not already.
  4. Next week, I will be sending out a survey regarding our End of Year Celebration. Please look out for it.
  5. Ramadan is said to begin the evening of the 15th of May. If you have a student who has a birthday in May or June feel free to let me know if you would like to celebrate prior to the beginning of fasting.

 

Have an amazing weekend with your kiddos!

 

Best,

TD

Everything You Need To Know About Student Led Conferences

 

  • When: Wednesday or Thursday from 8-3pm (No school for students these two days.)
  • Where: KG2TD Room 102
  • What: Students will show you how well they have progressed throughout the school year.
  • Why: Student take more ownership in their learning when they can show the people they love how well they are doing.
  • Who comes: You bring your KG2TD student and yourself!
  • How to Sign Up: Follow this LINK 

 

STUDENT LED CONFERENCES DO’S AND DON’T

DO

  • DO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENT TO TALK ABOUT THE STATION THEY ARE AT
  • DO ASK STUDENTS QUESTIONS REGARDING WHAT THEY ARE DOING
  • DO ROLE-PLAY AS A STUDENT AND GO ALONG WITH THE FUN
  • DO VISIT MUSIC AND ARABIC CLASSES

DO NOT

  • DO NOT COMPARE YOUR CHILD TO ANOTHER STUDENT IN THE CLASS
  • DO NOT ASK THE “TEACHER” ABOUT YOUR STUDENTS PROGRESS
  • DO NOT TAKE PORTFOLIOS HOME

 

See you soon,

 

TD

 

April 16th Updates

Dear parents,

 

Greetings!  Here are updates for this week

 

THANK YOU!!!!

Thank you to these parents for volunteering during our Field Trips

Mehdi’s Mom, Charlie’s Mom, Amirali’s Mom, Sol’s Mom, Lea’s Mom  and Arsha’s Mom

and Special shout out to Gabriella’s Dad for stopping by to say hi during one of our trips! Without your help our trips would not have gone so smoothly for the class.

To the parents who were unable to attend but still checked in on our Instagram pages, liked pictures, and showed support, I am ever so grateful. To all my parents, thank you for being such  a supportive, kind, and flexible community!

Dismissal:

Please note on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday KG2 students are dismissed at 3:00pm. On Tuesdays we dismiss students at 1:55. Please pick up your students promptly.

Homework

Due to Benchmark Testing, we will not be sending students homework. Please make sure they get enough sleep and are well rested for this weeks test.

Upcoming Conferences 

Student Conferences will take place April 25th and 26th. The kids are getting ready to show you everything they are able to do! Please make sure you sign up once the sheet goes live. If you would like to have a private conference with me regarding your students progress please send me an email.

Uniform

Students are required to wear uniform each day. This includes navy blue, dresses, skorts, pants or plain navy blue tights and a UAS uniform top.  Thank you for your attention to this matter.

 

 

 

Best,

TD

Welcome Back! Field Trip Tomorrow.

Welcome back! The best thing about schools are the kids and I am so happy to be back with your kiddos!

Tomorrow, Monday April 9th, 2018 we will be going to the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo.

We will leave at 9:00 am. Please bring two snacks. We will eat before we leave and have an additional snack at the end of the day. Students should wear UAS shirts and comfortable walking shoes.

 

See you tomorrow,

 

Tolu Daramola

 

 

Upcoming Events for This Week

Happy Saturday!

 

Please note that we will be  going to the Library Tuesday and students will not be checking out books for the Spring Vacation. Make sure the students return all outstanding books by this Tuesday.

We will have our Mother’s Day Tea on March 22, 2018 at 8:00 AM

This will take place in the UAS Cafeteria at 8:00 and should end no later than 8:45. We will have light food at the end and time for your students to present you with a small gift. Please ensure a family representative is in attendance or the kids will get really sad. Mothers, Fathers, Grandparents, Aunts, are all welcome.

We have been checking out the IXL numbers this past week and I see so many students are working on their Kindergarten and First grade skills. I am so proud of the way the kids are really motivating themselves and each other to practice their learning at home.

Have an awesome weekend.

Best,

TD

 

March 4th – March 8th is Literacy Week!

Good afternoon Minion Parents!

Happy International Day Part 2!

It was so awesome seeing so many families at the school fair!

From Sunday March 4th to March 8th UAS is celebrating Literacy Week with several activities to highlight students ability to read, and the love of books! Each day we have something special for our students. I have included the break down of each day. Click HERE: BOOK WEEK-24lfg6k

Feel free to ask me questions via email or PM on Instagram!

 

Sunday

On Sunday students can dress in T-shirts that have words on them. The shirts can be any color with any type of words, letters or print on it.  I have included examples of pictures below.

On Sunday we will also have an author visit our class. She will read some of her books to the kids. I have included the form in the blue folders this past Thursday. If you are interested in purchasing books from the author feel free to do so. This is not obligatory.

 

 

February 26th : Updated of this Week

 

  1. Monday : Arabian Wildlife Field Trip!
  2. Tuesday: Library Day: Please Bring Your Books!
  3. Wednesday:  Dress Up In National dress!
  4. Thursday:  Regular Day
  5. Saturday:  International Day

Good afternoon,

I hope this rainy day at home is full of joy. Though we are on campus for PD I must admit, school is no fun without the kids!

Tomorrow, we will be going to the Arabian Wildlife Field Trip in Sharjah. Students  need their water bottle, lunch, an extra snack and drink. We will leave jackets at school, so we have rain, make sure the kids wear long sleeves.

Wednesday is Dress Up Day for International Day. I was born in America, but my parents and sisters were born in Nigeria. So, I will be wearing Nigerian clothes! Please make sure your students come to school dressed in their nations clothes. If you don’t have any traditional clothing, simply wear the colors of your flag!

On Saturday, please join the school for its International Day fair! I will be in attendance. I hope to see you there.

Best,

TD

KG2 Sports Day 2018

Good afternoon!

Here is a reminder we will have sports day tomorrow. Students will eat snack right at 8:00 am so please arrive promptly. We will head to the track and field site by 8:30. We will end at 11:00am. When taking your students home, please let me know and also check them out with the Attendance Women in the main lobby. You will need a slip in order to take them off campus.  Feel free to make signs, but was is important is you being out there to cheer them on!

See you tomorrow, Go Red Team, Go!

Please remember these 5 things for the kids

  1. Wear Tennis/ Running Shoes
  2. Wear Red
  3. Bring a Hat
  4. Bring A Snack
  5. Bring A Water bottle.

TD