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Last two weeks before winter break…

Hello Parents!

Hope everyone got some rest and relaxation over the long weekend!

A few announcements as we head into the last 2 weeks of school before winter break:

*Our Music rotation is now over.  We will switch to PE.  We will have 2 weeks of PE before winter break, then 2 weeks of PE when we return from winter break.

*ASA Term 1 has ended.  All children should be picked up at 3:10pm (2pm on Tuesdays).

*Dec 7 = Field trip to farm!  Please don’t be late as we are leaving at 8am sharp!

*Dec 14 = HALF DAY = noon dismissal (12:00pm) = Pajama Day at UAS!

*Trimester 1 Report Cards will be published on Portal on Dec 13th by 3pm.

*Winter break = Dec 15- Jan 6 (School resumes Jan 7)

*Jan 8-11 = KHDA Inspection visit – please fill out the survey from the Director’s blog post

Thank you!

Volunteers Needed – Wed Nov 29th

Dear Parents,


WHEN:  Wednesday 29th November 2017

TIME: 9:30-10:30

WHY: Supervision of a small group of Grade 1 students while they attend the UAE Day Carnival

WHERE: UAS playground

We would like to have the students in small groups supervised by an adult for the following reasons:

*to be more engaged in the UAE festivities

Please email your child’s classroom teacher by Sunday 26th if you would like to assist us and help to make this occasion a great success!

Many thanks,
Grade 1 Teachers

Moral Education – Unit 1

The Unit 1 Moral Education guide for parents was sent home today.  It outlines the learning outcomes and has two activities that you can try at home with all your family members.  This is a great opportunity to foster strong school-to-home connections.

Click here for a soft copy.

School Photos – Thurs Nov 23

It was a pleasure to see you and have important converstions about your amazing children!  Thank you for coming in to meet with me.  Your involvement in your child’s learning journey is very much appreciated!

Important announcements for week of Nov 19th:

Our library day has been moved up to Monday due to the Author visit.  Please remember to bring back your library books.

Tues Nov 21:  Author Visit with Mrs. Ying Compestine!  9am

Wed Nov 22 @ 3:30pm:  Come meet Mrs. Compestine after school!  She will be in the elementary library.


Wed Nov 22:  We will be doing a special UOI activity in class!
If your child has winter gloves or mittens, please bring them to school on Wed.


Thurs Nov 23:  School Photos!  12:35pm
Order forms will go home this week.  We will be taking both class and individual photos.  Please make sure your child wears the UAS collared shirt.  We take our photos after lunch, so if you want to send a second, clean shirt with your child for photos, that might be a good idea.  Additionally, if you want to send a hairbrush or comb, I will help them fix their hair.

Thank you!


The UAS Library has several exciting events happening in November! Don’t miss the Magrudy’s Book Fair, November 12-16, 8:00am-4:30pm.  Students will bring home money envelopes later this week.  You can send in money with your child, or you can come visit any time–we will also be open during parent-teacher conferences!
We also have a special visiting author, Ying Chang Compestine, coming to elementary November 21-27. Her books will be on sale at the book fair, or you can order from the library using the attached order form.  Parents, please come to our “Meet the Author” presentation in the library at 3:30 on November 22.  We will sell books there, and Ying will be talking about healthy eating choices and give a cooking demonstration! Check out her website at
Call or email us ( or stop by if you have any questions!

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