Week of November 12-16 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (No School for Students) Nov. 15-16

Dear Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School,

A Big Week ahead with Parent-Teacher Conferences on Wednesday, November 15th, and Thursday, November 16th. Just a reminder that there is no school on those two days. Another reminder is: all Arabic Teachers will be in rooms 213 (Arabic B) and 211 (Arabic A) and all other specialists (art, PE, music, Islamic Studies) will be located in the Elementary School Library.

Please note that parents were asked to complete a PYP Parent Survey. The survey information is critical for our upcoming PYP programme review that will yield an action plan for continual programme enhancement. Your ideas and feedback are critical…thank you in advance for your assistance with this survey. If you have not completed it yet, please click here to access the 10 minute PYP Parent Survey.


Last week was an exciting week at UAS ES! Our students had a lot of fun with the many outstanding learning opportunities that occurred for our students:

  • As part of the Grade 3 Unit of Inquiry about inventions, the students built “Robots” in conjunction with Junkbots, an outside group who assisted students with the robotic construction. Their week’s work culminated in a Grade 3 assembly where the students received certificates from junkbots and had the opportunity to demonstrate their “ROBOT” for Grade 3 parents. It was a fun afternoon!
  • KG1 classes had a field trip to Little Explorers. The children enjoyed exploring the five zones – I Discover Myself, I Locate Myself, I Can Do, I Experiment, and All Together. They also enjoyed a workshop titled “Rhythm and Sound”. It was a fun day for all!
  • The Junior Scorpion Soccer teams rocked against DAA on Wednesday afternoon…the kids enjoyed playing the game, especially when scoring goals!
  • Grade 1 took a field trip to the Lacnor Factory in Sharjah, where they toured the plant as part of their Farm to Table PYP Unit of Inquiry.
  • On Saturday, our PYP Coordinator, Sabrina Sambola, escorted 12 UAS elementary students to the Global Children’s Design-A-Thon. Students participated in this world-wide event to demonstrate their reasoning, problem solving and creativity skills in seeking solutions to problems and/or issues involving water.
  • On Wednesday at the monthly ES Principal Coffee, a presentation was conducted by Tanya Fakhoury from the Change Associates. The presentation and discussions focused on parent-child communication. Parents appeared to be quite engaged with the exchange of information.

Upcoming Events and Information:

  • The Magrudy’s Book Fair is this week! Come shop 8:00-4:30 this week.
  • KG2 goes to Kidzania on Sunday 12th to inquiry into different kinds of jobs
  • A live Theatre performance of Jack and the Beanstalk is happening at UAS for PreK-KG2 on Monday 13th. We are very excited to see this classic fairy tale come to life!
  • School Photos
    • Please note that the school photos (individual & group) will be taken next week November 19- November 23.
      • Middle School: November 19
      • High School: November 20 & 21
      • Elementary School: November 22 & 23
    • All students should wear their school uniforms (white polo shirt) for the pictures. If they have PE, they usually change into their PE uniforms during their scheduled PE class.
    • Order forms will be distributed to students will all necessary information enclosed within the packet.
  • Upcoming UAS SKI TRIP
    • When- March 24-March 31
    • Cost- 11,000 aed
    • Who can participate- Grades 4, 5, 6, and those students in grade 7 who went last year only
    • What’s included?
      • Full-board accommodation at Chalet Chamossaire
      • All meals and snacks
      • Ski/ snowboard equipment and clothing rental
      • Lift passes
      • Instruction
      • Evening activities
      • Visa
      • Transportation (flights + buses)
    • Register here: https://goo.gl/6ExtrV
    • Non-refundable deposit of 3,000dhs by Dec 12.
    • More details at the parent information session this Wednesday (Nov. 16) and Thursday (Nov. 17) from 11:30-11:50, ES library.

We look forward to seeing you this Wednesday and Thursday!

David Dorn and David Jones

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