ES Principal’s Update: Week of October 3 – 6, 2016

Dear Elementary School Families,

This week is an exciting week at UAS Elementary School. The school will host the first peter-pan-poster-smallof two theatrical performances for our students for this school year. On Tuesday, October 4th, the students in grade 1 through grade 5 will be in the audience for “Peter Pan” presented by SK4 (information sent in an earlier blog post). This should be an exciting and fun time for all!

ASA Session 1: October 3rd – December 8th, 2016
Also beginning this week is the UAS ASA Program. The current season will continue through December 8th. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hana, Elementary School Administrative Assistant, and she will direct your inquires to the correct person for assistance.

Recess Updates:
Ms. DeCardy has re-organized the ES recess structure. After observing and discussing the current playground/recess structures, Ms. DeCardy worked with UAS administrators, teaching assistants and other staff to restructure and increase the amount of supervision, train additional supervisors on proper student supervision techniques and is developing video communications for our students in order for them to comprehend the new recess/playground organization. Over the next few weeks the ES will be reviewing and redeveloping the physical structure of the ES Playground, recess activities to include both unstructured and structured play activities and ensure adequate recess equipment. Recess is an important time for our students to develop social relationships, experiment with play, embrace their creativity and take time away from the school’s academic day. Ms. DeCardy and I want to ensure the best possible environment and experiences for our students!

Parents on Campus:
As part of our security and safety on campus, please be sure to wear your UAS parent identification card when entering the campus. If you do not have a card, please go to the Business Office at UAS to have your card printed.

Elementary Parent Coffee:
Finally, reminders of the upcoming Parent Coffee to be hosted on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. to be held in the Multi Purpose Hall. Join the elementary administration for our first Parent Coffee of the school year!

Ski Trip Information Meeting and Registration
And, a reminder of the ES Ski Trip Information evening on Tuesday of this week at 6pm in the ES Library. Registration for the Grade 4-8 Spring Break Ski Trip is now open! In order to register, please complete the following:

  • Fill out the registration form
  • Submit a copy of the Pre-Trip Participation Agreement, Trip Participation Agreement, and UAS Waiver to Ms. Hana Malak in the ES Office – Click here to download these forms
  • Submit a copy of the first page of your child’s passport and residence visa (also to Ms. Hana in the ES Office)
  • Submit the 3,000dhs non-refundable deposit at the UAS Accounts desk

Deadline for registration is October 15.

Need more information? Don’t forget to come to the Parent/Student Information Session in the ES library at 6pm on Tuesday, October 4 or contact Ms. Larisa in the ES ( or Mr. Renzi in the MS (

Think snow!!

Thank you, as always, for the honor and privilege to serve your family and children…UAS is a great school due to your children!!


David Dorn
Elementary Principal

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