Blog for Week of January 14, 2018

Dear Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School,

What a week!  UAS had its annual KHDA Inspection and all went very well.  The Inspection Team thoroughly enjoyed their visit and in-depth look into UAS’s educational programs.  The Inspection Team’s feedback was very complimentary of our teaching staff, our curricular programs, our student progress towards academic attainment and school safety.  The most important take-away was the sense of “Community” that parents, students and staff felt exemplified UAS as indicated through interviews and surveys.  This sense of Community is key for a positive learning environment for our children!

This week will be an additional inspection week facilitated by our accreditation bodies of International Baccalaureate (IBDP and PYP), Middle States Association and Council of International Schools.  The informational feedback gained from these groups will reinforce UAS programmatic strengths and provide a guideline for continuous program improvement as well.

An important meeting for parents in Grades 4 and 5 will take place on Tuesday at 7:45 am in room 300.  This will be the second meeting with Eco Adventure to discuss the upcoming grade 4 and Grade 5 Camp experiences scheduled for February.  At this meeting the camp experience will be reviewed including educational activities, sleeping arrangements, teacher chaperones/supervision and address any parental questions.

Junior Scorpions Track and Field Information

This is just a quick note to remind all students in Grade 4, 5, and 6 who have signed up for Junior Scorpions Track and Field that practices have resumed and are being held at their regular scheduled times (Sundays & Wednesdays 3:15 pm-4:15 pm). Also, ASA buses will be back up and running starting on Sunday January 14th.

Finally, if you are a Jr. Scorpion Track and Field Athlete and you wish to participate in the upcoming Meet at ASD on January 15th, please be sure to have your parents sign up using the link below.

Register Here for ASD Meet-January 15th

If you have any questions or concerns, please be sure to contact Mr. Trottier (ktrottier@uasdubai.ae)

ASAs Begin Sunday, January 14th

Second Term ASAs being this Sunday!  Throughout the week, Homeroom Teachers will inform students of the ASA day/time as a reminder for their students.  In addition they will share the post ASA transport information as well.  For questions and/or information, please contact Sarah Ghanem, UAS ASA Coordinator (SGhanem@uasdubai.ae).

Welcome back! Happy New Year!

Welcome Back Students, Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School!

Happy New Year!!!  We hope your winter break was fun, family oriented and restful.

This week will be the Annual KHDA Inspection.  UAS will showcase its academic growth, quality teaching and engaged student learning!  Next week will be UAS’s accreditation visit by International Baccalaureate, Middle States Association and CIS; these visits provide UAS another avenue to showcase its school’s programs, students, faculty, and community.  The two weeks will be quite busy, though the feedback from the visits will benefit our school’s continual progressive development.

We are asking for your support and assistance with student dress code.  Over the last few weeks of the school year, we have noted a drop in student compliance with dress code expectations (not the Dress Down days).  Please review the excerpt below with your child.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Welcome back and Happy New year…this will be a great year at UAS!

 

David Dorn and  David Jones

 

Excerpt from UAS Elementary School Handbook:

UAS students wear a school uniform to be in line with our school’s core values of respect, responsibility and excellence. As a school located in the United Arab Emirates, our UAS uniform is designed to respect our host country’s culture.  The UAS uniform promotes respect and responsibility for self and our school community.

The UAS student uniform consists of navy blue trousers or full length skirts, 1 piece dress, (elementary students may also wear UAS shorts) and a white polo shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with the UAS logo. The physical education uniform consists of blue UAS shorts and a white UAS T-shirt.  For elementary students, the P.E. uniform may be worn all day on the days on which students attend physical education. T-shirts worn under the school shirt must be plain white.   Shoes should be good quality for recess play (e.g. not sandals) and must be velcro or slip on until they are able to tie their own laces.

All uniforms are school issued and need to be purchased from the school uniform shop.

All clothing, shoes, accessories, hairstyles, etc. should not be disruptive to the learning environment. If there is a concern, the final decision will be made by the appropriate administrator.  On dress down days, students may not wear clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short, or containing inappropriate language or pictures.

For students in Prek, KG1 and KG2, all children must have a complete change of clothes at school. Accidents do happen and the child  needs to have a set of clean clothes inside a ziplock bag.   All the items should be labeled clearly with your child’s name.

Welcome back! Happy New Year!

Welcome Back Students, Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School!

Happy New Year!!!  We hope your winter break was fun, family oriented and restful.

This week will be the Annual KHDA Inspection.  UAS will showcase its academic growth, quality teaching and engaged student learning!  Next week will be UAS’s accreditation visit by International Baccalaureate, Middle States Association and CIS; these visits provide UAS another avenue to showcase its school’s programs, students, faculty, and community.  The two weeks will be quite busy, though the feedback from the visits will benefit our school’s continual progressive development.

We are asking for your support and assistance with student dress code.  Over the last few weeks of the school year, we have noted a drop in student compliance with dress code expectations (not the Dress Down days).  Please review the excerpt below with your child.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Welcome back and Happy New year…this will be a great year at UAS!

David Dorn and David Jones

 

Excerpt from UAS Elementary School Handbook:

UAS students wear a school uniform to be in line with our school’s core values of respect, responsibility and excellence. As a school located in the United Arab Emirates, our UAS uniform is designed to respect our host country’s culture.  The UAS uniform promotes respect and responsibility for self and our school community.

The UAS student uniform consists of navy blue trousers or full length skirts, 1 piece dress, (elementary students may also wear UAS shorts) and a white polo shirt or navy blue sweatshirt with the UAS logo. The physical education uniform consists of blue UAS shorts and a white UAS T-shirt.  For elementary students, the P.E. uniform may be worn all day on the days on which students attend physical education. T-shirts worn under the school shirt must be plain white.   Shoes should be good quality for recess play (e.g. not sandals) and must be velcro or slip on until they are able to tie their own laces.

All uniforms are school issued and need to be purchased from the school uniform shop.

All clothing, shoes, accessories, hairstyles, etc. should not be disruptive to the learning environment. If there is a concern, the final decision will be made by the appropriate administrator.  On dress down days, students may not wear clothing that is revealing, exceedingly tight, too short, or containing inappropriate language or pictures.

For students in Prek, KG1 and KG2, all children must have a complete change of clothes at school. Accidents do happen and the child  needs to have a set of clean clothes inside a ziplock bag.   All the items should be labeled clearly with your child’s name.