Clarion Newsletter, May 5, 2023

May 5, 2023

Dear Parents and Friends of Clarion,

We are fortunate that the weather remains cooler than what we would typically expect at this time of year.

The school year has rushed by and as of Monday, May 8, we have 36 school days remaining in this school year.

1. Clarion Canteen and Multi-purpose Hall –

We are very excited to share with you that our Multi-purpose hall will be ready for use by our PE classes starting Monday, May 8. The final touches to the facility will occur next week. Our current gym will be able to serve as a canteen for our Grade 3 – 7 students starting on this date as well. Students from Grade 3 – 7 will eat lunch in the canteen which will have canteen style seating. We will also have supervised microwave stations for those who wish to bring food from home to be heated. Please ensure the food is sent in a microwavable container.

We will have our first whole school assembly with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Multi-purpose hall on Wednesday, May 10.

2. Clarion Commons –

We invite our Clarion parents and community members to join us for a complimentary session on Mind mapping for spoken Arabic on Wednesday, May 10 at the Atrium from 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM. The session will be facilitated by Juliana Khalil, a mind mapping coach. In this introductory session, you will learn the Arabic alphabets in a phonetic way, understand the full structure of the language, learn numbers and much more. Additional information is included in the newsletter.

Please sign up to attend here:

3. French Week

It's been an incredible week at Clarion school as we celebrated French week. Our students had an amazing opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture and language, and we are incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication of our fantastic French teachers, Ms. Rezlene and Ms. Dina. Their tireless efforts and enthusiasm in preparing for this event have truly made it a success. We can't thank them enough for all they've done to make this week so memorable for our students.

4. CPC Social –

The CPC has organized a relaxed and enjoyable social evening to connect, catch up and network with one another. As this will be the last social event for parents this school year, we hope to see you all there!

The event will take place on Friday, May 12 at 7:00 PM, hosted at the Eloquent Elephant in Business Bay. More information about the event can be found in the newsletter. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unwind and engage with the Clarion community.

Please sign up to attend here: go/805084CA5AD2BA7FB6-clarion

5. Teacher Appreciation Week –

Next week, from May 8 to 12, we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. We deeply value and appreciate the tireless efforts of our staff, teachers and educational assistants. This week is an opportunity for us to recognize and honor their incredible dedication and hard work. To show our gratitude, the school has planned several activities throughout the week to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Additional information is included in the newsletter.

6. Middlesex University Student Teachers –

We are excited to share that our school has established a partnership with Middlesex University, providing practicum placements for their education program students.

The presence of motivated and enthusiastic adults in our classes helps to cultivate a positive learning environment, as they contribute knowledge and expertise from a diverse range of experiences.

These aspiring teachers will provide support to our teachers and classes in areas such as field trips, library management and classroom displays, focusing on early years and lower elementary grades.

7. Student Re-registration for 2023-24 School Year –

We would like to remind our parents that the re-enrollment intent survey forms were sent out on Monday, May 1. If you haven't already done so, we kindly ask that you take a moment to complete the survey. Please contact Ms. Poonam on if you have not received the link to the form.

8. Clarion Sports –

U13 Boys Basketball Team had their first game against Star International Mirdif.

Well done Yusef (Grade 7), Edmond (Grade 7), Majid (Grade 7), Tariq (Grade 7), Ibrahim (Grade 7), Victor (Grade 5), Jaxson (Grade 6) and Adem (Grade 7). The boys enjoyed their game, and they are looking forward to their next games.

Next Week –

Tuesday, May 9 - Under 9 and Under 11 - Dubai School Games for Swimming at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

Wednesday, May 10 - Under 12 - Dubai School Games for Swimming at the Hamdan Sports Complex.

9. Field Trips –

Tuesday, May 9 - Sharjah Aquarium Museum - Pre K - A & B

Wednesday, May 10 - Rain Room Sharjah - K2 - A, B, C & D

Thursday, May 11 - Dubai Mall - Grade 2 - A, B & C



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