October 2015 archive

Drawings by Me… Due on Sunday!

A special thank you to our two fabulous art teachers for promoting the Drawings by Me project
for all of our elementary school children. Both teachers started the project in their classrooms over the past week and children have been asked to turn in their designs and order forms on Sunday, November 1st. 

If you need a new order form, please send the artwork to school on Sunday along with the correct amount in a bag and we’ll fill the form out for you. 

Please make sure the artwork is created on a white A4 sized paper, in ‘Landscape’ orientation and with your child’s complete information written on the back. Please ensure that you include in the envelope only their latest and greatest version artwork. Their artwork will be placed on the items you order on the order form. These items make GREAT gifts for family and friends!

Think large, bright and colorful images.  Use markers, pens, pencils and watercolors to decorate. Happy Creating!


Halloween Festivities at UAS Elementary!

The children have enjoyed a fun day at UAS Elementary. Our youngest members of our community enjoyed a morning Halloween parade through the ground floor hallways and around the playground so that our parents could marvel at the gorgeous and creative costumes. Well done PreK – KG2! Later in the day, our Grade 1 – Grade 5 students paraded through all of the hallways so that everybody could see everybody else’s costumes. The day has been full of community building, costumes, masks, trick-or-treating, talent shows and smiles.

To see a short video of our two parades today, please click below!

PreK-KG2 Parade

Grade 1 – Grade 5 Parade

Wishing everybody a wonderful and safe weekend!

ELL Parent Coffee and Appreciation

Earlier this week, our talented ELL faculty hosted an English Language Learners Coffee IMG_6767morning. The purpose of this coffee morning was to allow our ELL parents to connect with each other and to support our ELL students at school by promoting reading in the mother tongue.

Thank you to all of the parents who attending this coffee morning and please contact your child’s ELL teacher to arrange a mother tongue reading at UAS!


Breast Cancer Awareness Talk

Universal American School is hosting a Pink Ribbon Coffee Morning on Wednesday, October 28th. Please join us to help raise awareness about breast cancer and what we can do to support the fight against cancer.

Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Time: 8:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Where: UAS Secondary Library

Last week, students, faculty and staff across the school dedicated a dress down day to THINK PINK to help raise awareness and fund for cancer research. Thank you to the Girl Scouts for organizing this dress down day and thank you to our UAS families for donating to the cause!


Registration Open for KG1 and KG2 Drama Classes

Slide1Universal American School is pleased to inform you that we are partnering with Ms. Paula Barry, a professional dancer who has appeared in Broadway musicals and numerous international productions, to offer an after school drama class for our KG1 and KG2 students.

These drama classes take children on fun in-school imaginary trips to fascinating destinations, where children use their imagination to act and explore. Early participation in drama develops confidence, and speaking skills, serves as a wonderful introduction to acting and begins a life-long enjoyment of creative arts.

For KG1: Tuesdays 12:55-1:30 For KG2: Tuesdays 3:15-4:00
DATES: Nov. 3/10/17/24, and Dec. 8/15
COST: 6 sessions for 450DHS
LOCATION: Room 214

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If less than 12 students sign up, then the drama classes will be cancelled and a refund given. Please note that no buses will be available and parents will be responsible for picking up their child at room 214 at the end of each session.

Please contact helpdesk@uasdubai.ae if you have forgotten your portal password.



Popcorn and Parades!

PTSO Sponsored Popcorn Day
The PTSO will sponsor a popcorn day on Thursday, October 22nd. For elementary students, popcorn will be sold only after school to ensure good choices are made for lunch. Please send some extra dirhams with your child if you would like for them to partake in the joys of popcorn.

Halloween is Coming – Parade Information
UAS will celebrate Halloween on Thursday, October 29th. We will have two different parades this year so that children may see how children are dressed up in other classes. Parents are invited to view the parade from the elementary playground as all classes will pass through this section. Bring your cameras!

  • PreK, KG1, KG2 Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 29th @ 8:15 am.
  • Grade 1 – Grade 5 Halloween Parade: Thursday, October 29th @ 11:45 am.

Grade Level Student Learning Assemblies!

Student Learning assemblies are a special part of UAS. Students in the elementary school regularly share their learning through the assemblies and take control of the entire process from beginning to end. As a PYP Unit of Inquiry comes to a close, classes work together to write the scripts for the assembly, practice their parts and organize their props.

Last Thursday, several of our grade 2 and grade 3 students celebrated their learning at their Student Learning Assembly. Please see a few highlights in the video here or below.

This coming Thursday, students in KG2/Grade 1 students in Grade4/Grade 5 will share their learning in two different assemblies. Parents are always invited! Please join the children in celebrating their learning at the following assemblies this Thursday:

KG2/Grade 1 Student Learning Assembly
Thursday, October 8th
MPH: 9:45 – 10:25

Grade4/Grade 5 Student Learning Assembly
Thursday, October 8th
MPH: 1:15 – 1:55

Grades 2 and Grade 3 Student Learning Assembly Highlights

Parent Class Representatives Needed!

Seeking UAS Parent Class Representatives!

The PTSO is organizing the UAS Parent Class Representative program. The primary mission of the UAS Parent Class Representatives in each grade is to build a strong sense of community among UAS Families in each grade by serving as ambassadors and knowledgeable resources about the PTSO and school activities. It is our intention that each grade and section will have one Parent Class Representative.

The PTSO believes that UAS Parent Class Representatives are important links for information and representation purposes, as well as contact points for other parents. UAS Parent Class Representatives will inform and guide the families about the UAS PTSO activities and events, invite and organize volunteers, support and participate in community-building and fundraising efforts, serve as a bridge of information between the UAS PTSO Executive Committee and parents and guardians, and attend the sub-committee meetings held by the UAS PTSO Executive Committee at least once a month.

The Parent Class Representatives are supported by the UAS PTSO Elementary School Parent at Large, Middle School Parent at Large, and Secondary School Parent at Large members.

Please click on the picture below to view the application. You may give it to the Elementary office or email it directly to the PTSO.
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Thank you for your consideration!