ES Principal’s Update: March 19 – 23, 2017

Hello Families and Students of UAS Elementary School!

A special “THANK YOU” to UAS PTSO, elementary teachers, middle school teachers, elementary students, middle school students, high school music students and ES parents for such a great International Day last Thursday! The ES students did an excellent job in creating informational booths for their chosen country, 5th grades’ “Mexican Hat Dance” and piñatas were a great success and the middle school’s “classroom museums” were a tremendous hit with the elementary students. The PTSOs late afternoon and early evening stage performances were a hit with the crowd, as well. It was a truly fun event!

Looking Ahead

Aqua-thon this Thursday Afternoon!
Our elementary students in grades 3 – 5 had the opportunity to sign up for Aquathon. We have over 60 students in the elementary braving the enduring swim/running event! The race begins at 1:50pm and the event will run until the end of the day. Parents of our athletes are welcome to come cheer on the kids! Join us!

ASA Term 3 Registration Open Today!
We are pleased to offer a variety of After School Activities for our students during the third term. Look for an email with the list of activities. The important dates are as follows:

  • Spring ASA Term: April 23 – May 24, 2017
  • Spring ASA Registration Deadline: April 13, 2017
  • Spring ASA Payment Due Date: April 17, 2017
  • Parent Registration Confirmations Sent Home: April 18, 2017

ES Trimester Report Cards: 
The trimester report cards will be posted this Thursday after school. Parents should login to the parent portal to access report cards. Keep in mind that the school will be closed over Spring Break so if you need assistance logging into the parent portal, you will need to use the “Forgot Password” option for assistance. You will be able to reset your password with that function.

Spring Break Reminder:
Just a quick reminder that the UAS spring break runs from March 24th through April 8th. Classes will resume on Sunday, April 9th.

Spring Break Camp
The Universal American School in association with StyxGulf Sports is excited to promote an exciting opportunity for students aged 4-10 (KG1-Gr. 5).  UAS will be offering a MULTI-ACTIVITY SPRING CAMP. Similar to the Multi-Activity Winter Camp, the Spring Camp will offer a variety of activities for our students. Therefore, if you are interested in participating, be sure to complete the registration process before this Thursday March 23rd to ensure your place in the camp.

Click here to see the schedule for the day. Click here to register or the camp!

ES Parent Coffee – Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Save the date! On Tuesday, April 11th, the elementary school will hold our monthly Parent Coffee at 8:00 am in the MPH. The main topic will be MAP assessment with Ms. Amanda providing an informational overview of how we interpret MAP scores and what we as a school do with the information to guide learning for students. See ya there

Register for Junior Scorpions Basketball


Finally, please read the following information about Junior Scorpion Basketball:
EVENT DETAILS: Practice Timings: -Every Monday and Thursday (starting April 10th) from 3:15pm-4:30pm

WHERE: UAS Gymnasium


  • Basketball clothes (P.E. Kit or shorts and t-shirt)
  • Good quality running shoes or basketball shoes

END OF SEASON JAMBOREE: May 20th, 2017 hosted at various schools

END OF SEASON CELEBRATION: May 23rd, 2017 after school in UAS Cafeteria

**Additional “Friendly” Games with other Dubai schools will also be arranged throughout the season

Junior Scorpions Basketball Video
Junior Scorpions Registration Link

In addition, please note that transportation after practices is dependent upon ASA bus availability so please contact the Transportation Department for any inquires you may have pertaining to buses.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Trottier at:

Have a great spring break holiday!
David and Amanda

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