Blog for week of March 18 – last week of school before Spring Break

Dear Parents, Families and Students of UAS Elementary School,

Spring Break

It is the week before our 2 week vacation for Spring Break!  The vacation begins this Thursday, March 22nd at 12:00 noon…this is an early dismissal day.  All students, Pre K through Grade 12 will be dismissed at noon on Thursday.  School will resume on Sunday, April 8. UAS wishes a fun and relaxing vacation for all families…a last hurrah before the warm weather sets in within Dubai!

Principal’s Coffee

Last Wednesday the monthly Principal Coffee was held with many parents in attendance.  The meeting focussed on parental input as to their child’s needs for both curricular and co-curricular programming plus the nutritional needs of their children.  Please read the attached minutes of the feedback session; please note the color blue are comments that were quite common amongst all seven groups.

Principal Coffee Parental Input

The ES administrative team will combine the parent input along with feedback from grade 4 & 5 students and ES faculty to design the 2018-2019 daily schedule.  A schedule’s purpose is utilize the resource of time to accomplish the academic mission of the school. Our mission at UAS is to optimize the conditions of learning for all students!

The next Principal’s Coffee, Wednesday, April 18, will focus on a positive school-wide behavioral management plan; parental input on cafeteria foods and communication needs of families from the school.  See you all then!!

PYP Exhibition Corner

We are proud to say that our grade 5 students have successfully begun their PYP Exhibition journey. They have selected topics, gotten to know their group members, and received their mentor assignments. This week they will meet their mentors, narrow the focus within their topic, and begin to research their topic using a variety of sources. If you have an opportunity, talk with a grade 5 student about this learning experience and encourage them to keep working hard.

Mother Tongue Book Drive

Ms. O’Reilly (KG2 teacher) is organizing a Mother Tongue Book Drive to enhance our literature holdings within our students’ mother tongue language.

Please read the Book Drive link for more information.

Upcoming Events

    • Monday, March 19 Grade 5 musical performance in MPH 8:30 – 9:30 am
    • Wednesday, March 21, KG1 Mother’s Day performance at 8:00 am in cafeteria
    • Thursday, March 22, KG2 Mother’s Day performance at 8:00 am in cafeteria
    • UAS Theater, “Wizard of Oz” Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday of this week
    • Student Led Conferences – April 25 and 26…scheduling information to be forthcoming
    • UAS Elementary School Trimester 2 Progress Reports posted on Tuesday, April 10



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