January 2015 archive

UAS Parent Workshop – THIS WEDNESDAY!

Please Join Us for our Parent Workshop Series!

Workshop Flyer

The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 8:15am in the MPH.

Screenshot 2015-01-25 08.22.55Dr. Jessica RiosHabib, Clinical Psychologist with Early Intervention Medical Center and UAS parent, will be presenting on the latest research in regards to the importance of Socio-emotional skill development in building healthy relationships with peers and as an essential factor in academic and personal development. In addition, she will emphasize the important role parent’s play in how well their child applies their learned skills


The workshop will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 28th at 8:15am in the MPH.

Student Assemblies – Celebrating Learning!

Students at the Universal American School of Dubai regularly share their learning through student led Student Assemblies. Mark your calendars for future dates and come join in the celebration of their learning!

Jan. 29 @ 8:15 – Grades 3-4

Feb. 5 @ 11:00 – Grades 1-2

Feb. 11 @ 8:00 – KG1 – KG2

Mar. 19 @ 1:15 – Grade 5-6

Check out Grade 5 sharing their learning about scientific terms at yesterday’s Student Learning Assembly!

The January Elementary Times

The first monthly newsletter of the new year has been released. Please click on the image below to download a PDF version of the ES January Times. You will find information about:

  • KHDA Reflections from Principal Webb
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Counselor’s Corner – Questions to Make Your Child Happier
  • Missing School? Notes from Ms. Beverly
  • Students Teaching Students in 5Sa
  • Reading Buddies with Ms. Steen
  • ASA Sign Up Information
  • Grade 1 Field Trip to Sheikh Mohammed Center for Cultural Understanding
  • UAS Parent Workshop – January 28, 2015
  • Ceramics in Art!

ES Times Jan.


Session 2: ES After School Activity Sign Up Information!

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 10.46.57 AMThe session 2 ES ASA descriptions are out! Please click on the picture below to open the full list of Elementary After School Activities for session 2. Once you have reviewed the full list, parents may login to the Parent Portal to register their child(ren) for activities. Please know ASAs will be filled on a first come-first serve basis so please sign up early!

Once you have signed up via the Parent Portal, you will receive an email verifying your requests. You will received a second email prior to February 2 confirming  your child(ren) ASAs. For questions, please contact Ms. Donna.

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Harry Potter Book Night – Feb. 5, 2015

Harry Potter

Enter the magical world of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Harry Potter Book Night, part of Bloomsbury’s international retrospective of the best-selling children’s fantasy series. The event will take place on February 5th.

Teachers, students and their parents can come join in the fun at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre, Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood (Please click here for a location map).

The event starts at 6.30pm and dressing up is a must!

Please register via the link below – we don’t want anyone missing out on this magical evening.



Parent Coffee Presentation – Mindfulness 101

Thank you to the elementary counselors for their Parent Coffee presentation on Thursday at UAS this past Thursday. Mindfulness 101 coincides with the Parent Technology Workshop prior to the winter holiday. In an effort to promote balance in the lives of the student at UAS, please watch the presentation below if you were unable to attend AND practice Mindfulness in your own life.

Happy New Year!

“In today’s rush we all think too much, seek too much and forget about the joys of just Being.”   –Eckhart Tolle


KHDA Parent Survey

January 8, 2015

Dear UAS Parent Community:

As you know we are preparing for our Dubai School Inspection Bureau- Knowledge and Human Development Authority (DSIB-KHDA) inspection next week.  We have been receiving regular updates from KHDA regarding the number of parents, teachers and students who have completed the survey.

Below is a screenshot from the latest report showing that we have had 155 responses to the survey (15%) for our parent community. This is a gentle and friendly reminder that your opinion does matter and the KHDA does evaluate the school’s community responses.

Please take a few minutes and provide them (and us) feedback.




Andrew Torris


Universal American School

Reminder: Parent Presentation Tomorrow!

Counselor’s Coffee

Please join our elementary counselors Ms. Kim Siewec and Mrs. Stephanie Stone as they provide our parent community with information about helping our children be mindful in our sometimes 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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