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Parent Teacher Conferences – Nov 15 and 16

Hello Families!

We had a fun-filled Halloween yesterday!  Big thank you to everyone for coming to watch the parade!  And to the lovely parents who volunteered their time for our class!!

There is no school on Sunday and Monday Oct 29 & 30.

Nov 15 and 16:  Parent Teacher Conferences – New format this year.
No school for students on both those days.  Conferences will take place from 8am-4pm (to be scheduled in 30-min slots).  Please let me know if you have any preferences, so I can begin to schedule them.

Have a great 4-day weekend!

Scored IPPs went home today

The scored IPPs for our unit 1 math test went home today.  I was very pleased as many of the students did an awesome job!  Let’s keep it up!

The learning targets for unit 2 will be sent home tomorrow.

Based on the feedback we got from BTSN, the grade one team has made a decision to send home the pre-tests moving forward.  We will aim to send the pre-test home 3 days before the post-test is given.  You may write on the pre-test and go over any errors with your child.  Important: the pre-tests MUST BE RETURNED.  I need the originals back.  Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Next 4 weeks = Art

Hello Families,

Our PE rotation is now over.  We will switch to Art starting Sunday.  For the next 4 weeks, the kids will be going to Art with Mrs. Elizabeth Tyrrell.

On another note:
All the student passwords for Raz-Kids are now active.  I taped your child’s password to the back of their 1TT folder.  Happy reading!!

2nd annual UAS Community Fair – Oct 5th

The PTSO will be hosting a Community Fair tomorrow at UAS. The event will run from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM at the school’s main reception area and elementary lobby and exits.  There will be a variety of booths selling cotton candy, popcorn, ice cream, pizza, and sandwiches. There will be service booths as well (including: ASA vendors, beauty salons, health and fitness services, accessories, and more). 
If you have any questions, please reach out to Areej our PTSO president ( president.ptso@uasdubai.ae).

1TT MAP Testing Dates

Good morning 1TT Families,

Below are our MAP testing dates.  Please make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the day before and a HEALTHY breakfast the morning of!

8:45am Sunday  Oct 8th   = MAP READING test
8:45am Tuesday Oct 10th = MAP MATH Test

THANK YOU!

Our first Unit of Inquiry: Conflict Resolution

Hello Parents,

Please find the attached Unit Letter for our first Unit of Inquiry.  This unit will run for 6 weeks (ending on Oct 19th).

For Parents who are new to the PYP Program:

PYP stands for Primary Years Program.

In the PYP, the Central Idea is a statement that reflects the main focus of the inquiry.  By the end of the unit, we will be looking for children to demonstrate an understanding of the Central Idea.

In all Units of Inquiry, we will be emphasizing certain characteristics and attitudes to help students understand the Central Idea.  In this first unit, we will explore what it means to be reflective and communicators.  We will also be focusing on the attitudes of empathy, respect, and tolerance.

Lines of Inquiry refer to the topic areas we will explore during the Unit.  They are guided by the teacher questions.

How can you help at home?

It’s hard for 6 year olds to begin to understand the value of communication and appreciating others’ perspectives!  Watch out for situations at home where compromise and communication are necessary.  Encourage children to express their needs clearly using specific words.   Also encourage them to be thinkers, and do problem solving of their own.

Tues Sept 12th – Full Day 3:10 Dismissal

Hello Parents,

We had a fabulous first day!  I hope your child came home with lots of stories to share! 🙂

A few important documents went home today in your child’s folder.  Please make sure you fill out the yellow form and get that back to me as soon as you can.  Thank you!

Also, just a quick reminder regarding tomorrow Tues Sept 12th:  This will be a full day of school. Dismissal is at 3:10.

Early release Tuesdays starts next week Sept 19th.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great evening!

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