December 2014 archive

Download the Musical Performance of Annie!

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Annie Jr for two very special performances right here at UAS! I am sure that many friends and family will want to see the performance over the holidays so we are making them available for you to download from the UAS YouTube Channel. Please follow the directions below to download either or both of the videos and share the with your family and friends over the holiday break.

Celebrate UAS and all that you do to nurture our learning community! 

  1. Go to in any browser to download and install the YouTube downloader tool.Screenshot 2014-12-16 14.56.54
  2. Once you have installed the tool into your browser quit your browser to finish the installation process.
  3. Reopen your browser and go to the Annie Student Performance or the Annie Parent Performance on YouTube.
  4. At the bottom of the video, you will see a button that says Download. Select the version you want to download and keep the digital file on your computer forever. (We recommend an mp4 file.)

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There are two versions to choose from… the first is the 1:15 student performance and the second is the 4:00 parent performance. We hope you enjoyed the performances and will continue to enjoy them for many years to come. Happy Holidays!

UAS Presents Annie Jr. – Student Performance @ 1:15

UAS Presents Annie Jr. – Parent Performance @ 4:00

Saturday Sports Academy Sign Ups Open NOW!

Saturday Sport Academy – Season 2

Screenshot 2014-12-15 08.57.22After a very successful term, we’re excited for a second term to start!

The second SSA season will be running for 11 Saturdays, starting Saturday January 10th, 2015. The deadline to sign up is Monday, January 5th, 2015

The below two programs are open to all grades, from Grade 1 (6 years old) onwards, girls and boys. They will be grouped according to age and skill level.


Timings: Saturdays from 9.30 am till 10.45 am
Place: UAS soccer field
AED 800 per term
Official kits: optional – available at the school uniform store for AED 150



Timings: Saturdays from 11.00 am till 12.15 pm
Place: UAS Gymnasium
Fees: AED 800 per term
Jerseys (official short and shirt): optional – can be ordered from MPAC directly.


PRIORITY TO REGISTERED STUDENTS OF TERM 1……. So hurry and sign up for some great fun and some serious training! Places are limited, so don’t miss your chance!

Please fill up the attached forms and drop them at the reception desk where boxes will be set up with the SSA sign mark. Deadline for submission is Monday January 5th, 2015.

Save the Date! Counselor Coffee Jan. 8!

Counselor’s Coffee

Please just our elementary counselors Ms. Kim Siewec and Mrs. Stephanie Stone as they provide our parent community about helping our children be mindful in our sometime over-stimulating world. The counselors will provide tips for parents to help their children be mindful, set goals for themselves and most importantly, achieve those goals.

What: Counselor’s Coffee Topic – Mindfulness

When: Thursday, January 8, 2015 @ 8:15

Where: The UAS MPH

Please click on the image below for more information!

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Parent Survey for KHDA Headed Home Monday!

Dear Parents,

As requested in the Director’s note home to parents this week, your child will carry home today a special envelope. The envelope has a website and a code KHDA_survey_for parents to access the Parent Survey that is necessary for our KHDA inspection after the winter holiday.

Parent feedback is extremely important to the inspection process. The school values parent involvement and deeply appreciates you taking the time to complete the survey. Please look for an envelope like the one pictured.

Please complete the survey before the winter holiday so that it is not forgotten about over the holiday!


The UAS Admin Team

ES Annie Performance on Monday!

AnniePlease come support the elementary school on Monday, December 15th for the production of Annie jr. The elementary school under the direction of Ms. Katie Schuessler, Mrs. Jo Sadler and Ms. Sinead Ryan have worked with the cast and crew for countless hours and the children look forward to sharing their hard work with you through song, dance and acting.

Performances are at 1:15pm for student and 4pm for parents. We look forward to seeing you there!


Bake Sale – Items Needed! Dec. 11, 2014

imagesThe PTO has organized its last Bake-sale for Thursday, 11 December 2014. To make this event special we have thought of this as a ‘Holiday Special’ Bake-Sale. Since the holidays are nearing and everyone is in a festive mood we would like this to be a fun-event.

The idea was to create a party theme and sell party foods such as Pizzas (margherita); Chicken hot-dogs, wafers and the usual cakes, muffins, donuts and cup-cakes. In addition to that we were planning to have Santa hats, balloons, party poppers etc etc.

We would like parents to volunteer to bring in at least one item from the list above to serve approximately 25 children.

Kindly reply by Tuesday, 9 December 2014 to me on with the item that you are bringing in so we can plan the event better.

Please note our school policy on food is ‘nut-free’.

To those who reply I will then send details of when and where to deposit the goodies.

Many thanks,

Kind regards,

Mamta Bhattacharyya


Fine Arts Booster Club – Broadway Revuemade Auditions Coming!

PrintThe Fine Arts Booster Club at UAS is planning its major project for this year:
FAB, the Broadway Revuemade up for 14 exciting numbers from different musicals adapted to the UAS stage.

The show is open to the entire UAS community including students, teachers, staff, parents and friends.

If you love the theater and want your moment in the sun during our April 22-23 performances, please join us for walk-in lunchtime auditions Dec 7-11 between 11:30-1:30 in the MPH! (You can find us in the theatre or in room 20A)

Please click below for the lists of roles available for adults, elementary students and secondary students.

We are looking for talent on and off the stage:
Roles for Adults on stage
Roles for elementary
Roles for secondary
Roles for adults off stage

Rehearsals will begin in January. Casting will be done before the winter break.

Audition materials have been published on our Facebook page Fine Arts Booster Club at UAS, Like us and start to practice!
…or bring in your own materials and show us what you’ve got!

See you at auditions!