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So what do teachers really do on Professional Learning Days?

Watch Mrs. Murphy's video to find out!

What's Coming Up at DAA

Dubai Fitness Challenge is an annual celebration of fitness and wellness – and you're invited to join.

Launched in 2017, the challenge is simple: complete 30 minutes of activity each day for 30 days. Dubai Fitness Challenge helps create a fitness-focused mindset and inspires us all to seek healthy, active lifestyles. With a month-long calendar of free workouts, exciting fitness events and wellness-centric entertainment, you'll find plenty of inspiration to keep moving.

Be sure to check out https://www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com/. The information is currently being updated with new activities and virtual sessions planned. Registration info will be shared shortly.

But in the meantime, check out this link: Dubai Fitness Challenge 30x30 2020 – SPOTS Edition

Are you an aspiring author?

An avid reader?

A perfect pen pal?

Then look no further! Your terrific talents deserve to be seen, and what better place to showcase your skills than at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2021!

This year there are two writing competitions that are still open for students to take part in:

There’s also a reading competition, which is super exciting! Contact your librarian today if you’re interested in representing DAA in this competition!

  • The Readers’ Cup: In a team of four students, read a selection of books and then compete in a quiz competition to show off your knowledge of the books (Registration closes 28 October 2020; email your librarian today if you’re interested!)

All of the information about these competitions can be found on the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature website.

Entries can be made on the website directly, but if you have any questions - and especially if you do enter! - please let your friendly school librarian know so we can cheer you on!

Elementary - Ms. Laine - l.palendat_daa@gemsedu.com

Middle School - Ms. Mandy - a.gintaut_daa@gemsedu.com

High School - Ms. Brewer - a.brewer_daa@gemsedu.com


Highlights from Breast Cancer Awareness at DAA

On October 20th, students dressed in PINK to support Breast Cancer Awareness month, which occurs during the month of October.

Al Jalila Foundation has provided us with cylinders to help raise funds for cancer research. You can find them in multiple areas on campus and they will be available to accept contributions throughout the month of October. We thank our community members for their kindness and support.

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Here's a sea of pink as students formed the symbolic ribbon on the field, all captured by Drone!

Our health office provides you with important information on the symptoms, risk factors and advice on what you can do to reduce the risk. Read more by clicking HERE or the image below.

community news

Applications are now open for new students to DAA. Sibling priority placement is available for our current DAA families. Inquire with our registrars or enroll online.

Do you have a friend or colleague who is looking for an outstanding school? Discover how you can save on your child's tuition fees with the GEMS Ambassador Program.

KEY CONTACTS

Dubai American Academy Main Landline: 04 704 9777 Main Email: communication_daa@gemsedu.com
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9707
DIRECTOR of ADMISSIONSGabrielle 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
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com
SLICES CATERINGMs. Shevine daa@slices.ae / 054 792 7509https://pay.slices.ae/support/ticket/submit
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Sicat kelvin.rosario@stss.ae / 04 704 9755