ES Principal’s Update: April 23 – 27, 2017

Hello Parents, Families and Students of UAS Elementary School,

Dubai has definitely moved into the post spring weather as noted by the increase in temperature, humidity and length of daylight within the day! With the increase in the heat index and length of day comes the possibility of adverse learning conditions for students at school. Please ensure that your child has a water bottle for school and they are knowledgeable regarding the need for a continual intake of water through their busy school day. In addition, healthy snacks (i.e. fruit, vegetables, protein items etc.) have a positive effect on a child’s cognitive functioning as well as hydration. As important a factor as water and healthy foods are on successful learning so is sleep! Children need a sound 8-10 hours of sleep per day to be successfully rested for the school day, which may be difficult as the sun keeps the sky bright late into the evening. In addition to the amount of sleep is the impact of a consistent time schedule and routine for bedtime; a necessity for the successful functioning of the child’s internal clock system. Many factors influence a child’s learning experience at school with hydration, healthy foods and good sleep being the foundation of successful learning.

Grade 4 Concert: Tuesday @ 8:15
Grade 4 will perform their musical program this week on Tuesday, April 24th at 8:15 in the MPH. Ms. Rebecca, ES Upper Grade Music Teacher, and the entire 4th grade student body have been practices for several weeks…please come and join us for a spectacular show!

Student Led Conferences and Book Fair:
Also this week Wednesday and Thursday are the UAS Student Led Conferences. Your child’s homeroom teacher will have established a schedule for your family to the upcoming conference; if you have not received a time and day, please contact your child’s teacher to establish a meeting time. The purpose of the Student Led Conferences is for the student to share with his/her family their educational experiences, work and learning! Your child will be the conference facilitator and “talker” as he/she walks you through their classroom learning. Just a quick reminder that students’ school day dismisses at noon on Wednesday with no student contact day on Thursday. We look forward to seeing you on this week at conferences and at the Book Fair in the lobby!

Sprit Week Success:
Last week was the UAS ES’s Spirit Week. The Student Voice Committee designed, advertised and supported this event! What a successful and fun week for all students and staff due to the hard work and planning of this group of students.

Girl Scout Service Learning and Bake Sale
Please don’t forget that the Girl Scouts and Brownies are still collecting lightly used backpacks and school supplies for their service learning project. The donation boxes will be available through Wednesday at school in the lobby. Also they will have a bake sale on Wednesday to support their efforts.

Class Placement Input Due Thursday
Last, but not least, if you would like to complete the Class Placement Input Form, please do so my Thursday of this week as that is the deadline for input from parents.

Thank you for your support and have a great week!

David and Amanda

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