We have had so many wonderful celebrations with the 47th National Day and Commemoration Day.  Thankfully, our coming together continues. Below is a list of events and ways for students and families to both contribute and participate.  Have a great week!





Upcoming Events

      Wednesday, December 5th, Dental Screening for Middle School, 8am-1pm (letter detailing event is written below)

      Thursday, December 6th, Holiday Dress Down Day (details below) 

      Sunday, December 9th– Final Date to Send Items for Holiday Gift Boxes to Support Staff (more information is written below)

      Sunday, December 9th– Middle School & High School Choir Concert, in the MPH at 6:30

      Monday, December 10th– Band Concert December 10, in the MPH at 6:30

      Wednesday, December 12th– 7th Grade takes Arabic Benchmark Test (details are written below)

 NOTE:Important dates are noted on the online school calendar, available online here –2018-2019 school calendar. 



Dress Down Day Letter- From the MS Student Council

The Middle Student Council is planning out a School Holiday Dress Down Day for December 6. You will be able to dress in red & green, a Santa hat, an ugly Christmas sweater, or anything else holiday related (following school dress code of course). To dress up students will have to pay 5 dirhams to their advisory teacher.  This is a fundraising event for the Student Council.

Holiday Gift Boxes from Samarah Qadir

Each year the UAS community puts together small Holiday Boxes for our Support Staff, Drivers and Security Guards to remind them of how much we appreciate them. Most of the support staff are not able to travel home for the holidays and will not receive gifts. At UAS there are about 110 support staff, we would like to create small shoebox gifts with toiletries and essentials to give them as a small token of our appreciation.

Each homeroom in the school has been allocated a specific item to put into a small shoebox present for a male and female member of the support staff. We are requesting that each student donate the allocated item, so that each support staff member gets a box of assorted items.  Items for boxes will be picked up on December 9th.  Please find attached the Holiday Boxes distribution list. If you have any questions feel free to contact your child’s teacher or myself.

Thank you in advance!

Samarah Qadir (sqadir1@uasdubai.ae)


Dental Screening- From Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

Dental health contributes to general health and well-being. Dental check-ups for Middle School students will be conducted on Wednesday, 5th December between 8:00am – 1:00pm by qualified and registered dentists from Levantine Dental Clinic. The screening is free of cost for the students and consists of visual dental examination using a separate, sterilized mirror for each student.

 You will be notified by a dental report if your child needs to see a dentist for treatment. Dental screening is done to facilitate early intervention and identify children who are in need of urgent dental care; however, it does not take the place of a regular dental check-up.

Please return the consent form given to students in advisory.

 If you have any questions about the campaign, please contact the school clinic.

7th Grade Arabic Benchmark Test- From Maram Juma & Osama Gharib

In order to track our students’ attainment and progress in Arabic, we will hold a benchmark test for grades 1,3,5,7 and 9.  This is a new assessment and if the information is valuable, we will extend testing to all students next year.  The ABT assessment, shared in Mr. Sealey’s 100 Day Plan will assess students’ proficiency in all language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

This exam will take place in the following grades:

Grade 1 : Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Grade 5: Wednesday 5th of December 2018

Grade 3: Thursday 6th of December 2018

Grade 7: Sunday 9th of December 2018

Grade 9: Thursday 6th of December 2018

 For grades 5, 7 and 9, kindly make sure to provide students of the following:

  • Headphone with microphone.
  • A device with Arabic keyboard.


This test will measure student proficiency against the Ministry of Education Standards in UAE.  We will use the results to inform improvements in Arabic.  Results will be shared in the next reporting cycle.  For more information click here.

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