SPOTS

NEWSLETTER


UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY

November 28, 2019

Read Elementary/Middle and High School News through the side menu bar or at the bottom of each page.

Next Update: December 12, 2019

highlights

superintendent's perspective

Who WON?

Want to know who won a free parking space for completing the GEMS Parent Survey? Watch Mrs. Murphy's video to find out!

Don't forget to complete a card and share with us stories of your children being kind and respectful in the home and their community. You can also send us an email at GEMSofKindness_daa@gemsedu.com with photos and videos!

month at a glance

December 1, 2, & 3rd, School will be closed for Commemoration Day and UAE National Day

student spotlight & celebration

We are proud to share of our four DAA students took who took part in the Musical performance with Elli Choi and Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra (EYSO) recently.Charlotte Vitalo/ Principal 2nd violinistTan Caner / Soloist Principal pianistYağız Bahadıroğlu / Principal percussionist Ryunosuke Asano/ Violin player
Emirati student-led presentations at assemblies on Tuesday. Wonderful celebration of UAE culture and history through poetry, trivia and folk dancing.
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Students rocked the house this week with stellar performances in the School of Rock! Super proud of their hard work, dedication and energy on stage.
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Recognizing our winners of the Islamic Art Competition. Well done to all the students who submitted their artwork! Click HERE for more Islamic Art Competition News.
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Wonderful tunes by the HS band entertaining students around the Tolerance Tree at breaktime!
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Our students continued to make us proud with their phenomenal performances at La Perle in "The Voice of Tolerance".
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An amazing celebration of UAE National Day filled with appreciation for our host country. Thank you to our families who supported the event and to all parents who volunteered to make this celebration a success!
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Community News

DO YOU NEED TO PAY FOR A FIELD TRIP? WELL NOW YOU CAN THROUGH THE GEMS CONNECT APP! Your GEMS username and Password will allow you access to the GEMS parent portal and to the recently launched GEMS Connect App TO PAY FOR FIELD TRIPS FOR YOUR CHILD. If you require assistance or require your credentials, please email receptionist_daa@gemsedu.com
We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year and invite our current families to take advantage of the GEMS Ambassador Programme. If you introduce a new family or friend to the GEMS community, you can earn back a minimum of 4% and up to 100% of your child’s annual tuition fee in the form of GEMS Points which will be redeemable against school fees. Terms and Conditions apply. Do you have a new colleague at work or family friend who is thinking about changing schools or is new to Dubai? You can save and redeem your points against your child's tuition fees if you successfully refer them to DAA!To find out how the process works, please click HERE or ask our front of house staff!
SEASONAL FLU PARENTS GUIDE BROCHOUR.pdf

To register for lunch delivery (K-G2) or top up your child's account (G.3-12), please click here: https://pay.slices.ae/ . Remember that once you have topped up money in your parent account, you must transfer funds to your child's account.

MENUS

  • Click HERE for the November Cafeteria Menu
  • Click HERE for the November Class Delivery Menu (KG - Grade 2)

Questions can be directed by calling 054 792 7509

Technical issues can be processed through the Slices Support ticket page: https://support.slices.ae/ or via email to daa@slices.ae

KEY CONTACTS

Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9707Director of Admissions, Gabrielle Keane g.keane_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744
HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi pre_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9730
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9736
SLICES CATERINGMikhail@slices.ae / 054 792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit

STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755

Divisional directory

Early Years Reception: 04 704 9705
Elementary Reception: 04 704 9724
Middle School Reception: 04 704 9722
Middle School Attendance: 04 704 9728
High School Reception: 04 704 9723
High School Attendance: 04 704 9747
Athletics, Activities & Aquatics: 04 704 9842

Athletics: s.hibbard_daa@gemsedu.com

Activities: j.matter_daa@gemsedu.com

Aquatics: m.leclerc1_daa@gemsedu.com