Week of May 6 – Grade 5 Exhibition Week and ES Principal Coffee this week

Hello Parents and Families of UAS Elementary School!

A special thanks you to both the High School Emirati Club and the “Moms” of UAS Elementary School for organizing and conducting a cultural celebration on May 1st for Hag Al Laila.  The entire division enjoyed the day of celebratory dress, receiving treats, the cultural awareness tents and the grade 3 parade! A thank you to all the families who supported this celebration with your donations of candy….your generosity was much appreciated.

This week is a busy week at UAS, please review the following updates:


Message from PTSO

The PTSO is organizing a luncheon for our teachers to show our appreciation for their hard work with our kids throughout the year.  This luncheon will be held on Wednesday May 9th, 2018 at school.

Any contribution you can make would be highly appreciated!  You can contribute to this event by providing any of your amazing delicious speciality dishes, whether an appetizer, main dish, dessert or drinks for sharing.  We would also like to ask that if any of the dishes contain nuts, that it be clearly labeled as such.

Please drop off any of these contributions at the school reception area on Wednesday May 9th before 10:00 am.  Appreciating your help in this event where we hope to come together again as the strong community that we have proven ourselves to be!!

For confirmation or more information, please contact us ptso@uasdubai.ae

Areej Hanandeh, PTSO President


From Ms Terry Papov, UAS Aquatics Director

Congratulations to all the elementary swimmers who participated at the MEUC swim meet this past weekend at Hamdan Centre.  There were over 800 swimmers at this event. For many of our young swimmers this was their first time swimming 50m events.

The U8 swimmers were amazing.  Sergey Egorov made the finals in the competitive division for 50m Backstroke, 100m Free, and 50m Free.  This is an incredible feat. Sergey is only 7 and competed against others a year older than himself. Serena Abushakra won a bronze medal in the competitive U8 division for 100M Breaststroke.  100M is a big distance for an 8 year old. Fantastic job Serena. Umme Aiman Bootwala won a silver medal in the development division for her 50M Backstroke. She also made the finals in the U8 50M fly and placed 9th.  Rayyan Dawood, a new swimmer to the team this year, won a bronze medal in the development division for 50M Breaststroke.  James Wagstaff, also only 7 years old, also performed well in the U8 division. James made the final in the 50M Breaststroke in the development division and placed 7th.

The competition was really tough in the U10 division.  Amelia DeCardy-Torris made the finals in 50M fly and the 50M Back where she place 7th.  Zimu Wang made the finals in U10 competitive 50M breaststroke where he placed 8th overall.

All the elementary swimmers posted “best times” in at least one of their events.   Good job everyone. Just a reminder that our year end swim party will be held next Thursday May 10th from 3:15 – 4:30.   We will swim from 3:15-4pm then move to the cafeteria for pizza.


Parent Workshops by UAS Early Years Faculty

The UAS Early Years Program will be conducting parent workshops for Pre K and KG1 parents beginning this week.  The workshop content has been developed based upon information concerning your child’s development, academic skill acquisition, and home school partnerships.

The first workshop is for PreK parents on Sunday, May 6th from 7:30-9:00 am in the ES library and the second workshop is for KG1 parents on Tuesday, May 15th from 7:30-9:00 am in room 300.

Please save the date and join these informative sessions. For more information contact Crystal Hanna at channa@uasdubai.ae


Principal Coffee

The Final ES Principal’s Coffee will be held on Wednesday, May 9th from 8-9am in the ES Library.  Topics will be:

  • Home-School Communication – What do parents want and need from the school and/or teacher?
  • Ms Barbara Dorn will present an overview of student supportive services including progress on the development of a Gifted-Talented Program.
  • Cafeteria – What should our children be eating at lunch?


Spelling Bee

UAS Elementary Division will hold its annual Spelling Bee grade level competition this week on Thursday, May 10th in the ES Library…All spectators are welcome!


No School on Sunday, May 13, 2018

There will be No School for all students on Sunday, May 13th.  This is a calendared 3 day weekend for staff and families alike.


Exhibition Corner

It’s finally here! Please note the schedule for this week’s events:


Sunday, May 6

    Exhibition Evening – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

    Dubai Festival City Mall – Kid’s Zone

    Parents, families, and the UAS community are invited to attend


Monday, May 7

    Exhibition Day – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

    Dubai Festival City Mall – Kid’s Zone

    All are invited to attend


Tuesday, May 8

    Exhibition Reflection Day

    (regular school day for G5 students)


Wednesday, May 9 & Thursday, May 10

    Exhibition Individual Interviews

Please note the change:

These two days will be regular school days for G5 students.  Students will attend their Exhibition Interview at their scheduled time while having general classwork throughout the remainder of the day.

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