Greetings parents and welcome to the exciting world of the UAS Middle School!
I want to give a HUGE shout out to the cast, crew and directors for the recent Middle School production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. I had the good fortune to see the entire show three times over two days last week, and I am still in awe with how well our young people performed. As the Principal of the UAS MS, I couldn’t be prouder. Produced and Directed by Cris Mejia and Emma Gordon, and ably supported by Hannah Donald, the show was simply magical from start to finish. The acting was sensational, the energy second to none, and the smiles non-stop for one hour! All in all, 30 actors performed in the show, and 22 other students helped with prop design, make-up, or as a crew member. Fifty-two student participants represent nearly 20% of our entire student body – which I find simply incredible!! If your child was in the show, you too should be extremely proud! So today I extend my heartfelt congratulations to anyone/everyone who helped with the show – each person deserves a HUGE “pat” on the back for their positive contribution to this awesome musical production! BRAVO!!! MABROOK!!! WOOHOO!!!
I must admit – and please forgive me – but I am really looking forward to the upcoming winter holiday. Truly I tell you, I love my job, and I love working with MS kids – and for the record, I love working with your children – and of course I love living in Dubai. That said, this winter break is different for me on a very personal level. I am flying back to the US this weekend, and I will have the pleasure of meeting my granddaughter for the very first time. I recall fondly the joys and unique challenges (albeit positive) of being a parent of a newborn baby – and I have had that honor twice in my lifetime. But the delight of holding a granddaughter is a joy that I have not yet experienced, which will all change on December 16. I suspect that the exhilaration of cradling this beautiful little girl in my arms will be unequaled by anything I have ever felt or known. So please forgive me if I am counting the days until my departure. Rest assured I will return to my post in January with pictures on my phone and a BIG smile on my face! Wish me luck!
Please note that due to circumstances beyond my control, I have had to cancel my Principals coffee which was previously scheduled for Monday, December 11. So sorry for the short/late notice. I look forward to meeting and greeting parents again in 2018!!! Please stay tuned.
On behalf of the entire staff of the UAS Middle School, I want to extend to you and your family my heartiest wishes for a wonderful, relaxing and rejuvenating holiday season. May you and your children enjoy each other’s company, whether you are staying in Dubai or traveling. In addition, I wish for you and your family peace, prosperity and good health in the New Year.
Upcoming dates and activities:
- December 6 & 7: MS Musical – Alice in Wonderland Jr. – MPH @ 6:30
- December 14 – ½ day schedule – students are dismissed @ 12:00
- December 15 – January 6: Winter Break
- January 7: First day of school in 2018! WOOHOO!!!!