Week of May 20, 2018

Dear Families of UAS Elementary School Students;

Ramadan Kareem!  The UAS ES staff wish you and your family the best during Ramadan.

Attendance During Ramadan

Even though UAS would like all students to remain in school until the last day of school, June 28; we do understand that family circumstances may arise during this time.  School will run as “normal” through June 27th with classroom celebrations and goodbyes slated for the ½ day on June 28th.

If a family chooses to leave early, the student will not be penalized for absences regarding grade promotion.  Though the Progress Report for Trimester 3 may reflect missed assignments, missed assessments, missed classwork, etc.  Please keep both the ES office and homeroom teacher apprised of any change in your child’s school attendance during Ramadan.

Giving to Others during Ramadan….from a UAS ES Parent

We were very happy to learn that Dubai Festival City/AFGRE has taken the initiative to place 2 Ramadan Fridges in the DFC area, one of which is right outside of Spinneys at Al Areesh. The Ramadan Fridges initiative in Dubai is a great community building project that has been extremely successful over the past few years in helping to provide food and drinks to those who could use it, and AFGRE has reached out to UAS to see if he school community could be involved in this by helping to keep the fridges stay full.

The basic food needs are packaged food, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables and drinks that can be placed within the Fridges, please no cooked foods.

Several UAS ES teachers have already expressed interest for their class to participate within this service project.

Grade 2 Concert

Grade 2 under the direction of Ms Heather Worling will conduct a musical performance this Thursday, May 24 at 8:15 am in the MPH.

Spring MAP Testing Begins This Week!!

This week Tuesday begins the spring MAP assessment which will last for two week for grades KG2 through grade 5.  This is a very important assessment as it measures the progress of our students within reading, language arts and math from the fall through the spring of this school year.  This information is utilized in a variety of manners:

  • The MAP information is utilized by the next year’s teacher to establish academic goals for the beginning of the school year.
  • The assessment provides the school with feedback as to individual student’s performance and potential academic interventions that may be appropriate.
  • A review of the assessment data by grade level teams and school-wide faculty assist UAS in reflecting on its successes and needs for curriculum improvement.
  • This data is utilized in UAS’s KHDA Self Study that provides our school with its KHDA school rating.

We ask that families talk with their child about the upcoming MAP test and promote their child to perform at their best for the assessment.

Have a great week!


David and David

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