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).

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