UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY
v. 53 March 28, 2019
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Coming up in April, don't miss our Middle and Highschool Musical Production, BIG! Tickets go on sale April 15th in the Atrium.
Thank you to all the parents who have shared their intention for next academic year. If you have not contacted us please do so by March 31st.
To ensure your child has a confirmed seat, the re-enrolment deposit will be due upon your return after spring break. We will begin to release seats to new students on April 16th.
For your convenience we are available over spring break. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Gabrielle Keane, Admissions Director G.firstname.lastname@example.org, 04 704 9777 ext 706.
Al-Isra and Al-Miraj: The Miraculous Night Journey
What is Al-Israa’ and Al-Miraj?
The Israa and Miraj refer to, two parts of a miraculous journey that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) took in one night from Makkah to Jerusalem and then an ascension to the heavens.
Israa is an Arabic word referring to Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) miraculous night journey from Makkah to Jerusalem - specifically, to the site of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
Al-Israa’ had been followed by Al-Mi'raj, which is the ascension to the heavens.
Read more about Al-Israa' and Al-Miraj by clicking HERE
athletics and activities
Junior Varsity and Varsity Badminton – ChampionsJunior Varsity and Varsity Track and Field – 2nd Overalland the Varsity Girls were Champions of their division.
VARSITY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL @ DUBAI LITTLE LEAGUEJUNIOR VARSITY BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL @ AES DELHIJUNIOR VARSITY & VARSITY BADMINTON @ AES DELHIJUNIOR VARSITY & VARSITY TRACK/FIELD @ ACS – ABU DHABI And of course we are the proud host of the MESAC Forensics Event, which will take place on the 19th, 20th and 21st of April. Lots of great action, so come out and support the teams, and cheer on those Leopards!
We are pleased to announce that some of our DAA students have been selected as finalists in the UAE Teen Sports Awards! DAA has also been shortlisted as a finalist in the categories of Best Sports School and Best Sports Facility.
Our Student Finalists:
Best Female Athlete - U19 Maddie Buist - Basketball
Best Male Athlete - U19 Pranav Chhabra - Racquet Sports
Best Male Athlete - U15 Gesi Morris-Odubo - Basketball
Best Female Athlete - Aquatics - Victoria Bergelli
Best Male Athlete - Racquet Sports - Pranu Prakash
Best Male Athlete - Track and Field - Pranu Prakash
Check out all of the categories and finalists by clicking HERE
The Awards ceremony will take place in April. We wish all of our students the best of luck! Stay tuned for the results!
Term 3 After-School Activities Information
Reminder: External and Internal ASAs Term 3 will begin the week of April 14th!
On behalf of the Dubai American Academy Parents’ Association (DAAPA), we would like to thank you for participating in the International Food Festival 2019.Country representatives, DAA families, staff, DAAPA members and all DAA community gathered under the rain to celebrate the biggest cultural event of the year.
The event reflected the diversity of the multi-cultural spirit that makes DAA a special community. It was quite challenging but was thoroughly enjoyed by parents, friends and staff alike, it left us with sweet, wet memories that that we will remember forever.
Additional to the DAA community’s participation, we would like to thank our exceptional sponsors for their generous contribution. Their commitment was highly appreciated during the event, especially considering the unfavorable weather.Please accept our heartfelt thanks for each and every one who supported this event.
We are grateful and proud to be part of DAA community.
The DAAPA IFF Committee
Emirates Holiday is offering a discount to DAA families when booking travel with them. Please see below for details:
As a way to show our appreciation to the amazing DAA teachers, we are requesting you to showcase your culinary skills and prepare an appetizer or salad, an entrée (cold or hot), or a dessert that will serve up to 20 people for the lunch. In order to get a good selection of sweet and savory, we ask that you bring an:
Appetizer or salad if your last name begins with the letters S-Z
Entrée if your last name begins with the letters A-F
Dessert if your last name begins with the letters G -R
(For example, Smith begins with “S”, so bring an appetizer)
It is an early release day on April 16th so the children will be going home at 1:45. We suggest that you drop off your dish between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. in the main gym. DAAPA volunteers will be on hand to assist you. If you would rather send your dish in the morning, please bring it to the main lobby, but be mindful there is limited space for keeping items refrigerated. Please bring items in disposable containers.
Kindly email a brief description of your dish to email@example.com by Sunday, April 14th.
Dish must be in a DISPOSABLE foil pan or tray.
If entrée is hot, please put in a 12” x 8.5” (22cm x 31cm) foil pan so we can keep it warm in a chafing dish.
Gluten free and vegetarian/vegan dishes welcome. Kindly label the dish as gluten free or vegetarian so that they can be arranged on a special table.
Please label foods which may contain nuts.
Please do not send any items containing alcohol or pork.
Thanking you in advance for your support and generosity.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday,
DAAPA Teacher Appreciation Lunch Committee
If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity, we are delighted to invite you to meet the Surval Summer Camp Principal, Mrs Patricia Woodhouse at our school on Wednesday 17th April at 1.30m. Please rsvp by way of email to PRE_daa@gemsedu.com.
While availability for 2019 is limited, a number of spaces have been reserved for GEMS students, together with an exclusive 10% discount. To register your attendance, please visit here.
SUPERINTENDENT's VIDEO archives
ADMINISTRATIONADMISSIONS - Registrar_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9707Director of Admissions, Gabrielle Keane firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 704 9706
FINANCEfinance_daa@gemsedu.com 04 704 9740 / 04 704 9744
HEALTHhealthoffice_daa@Gemsedu.com / 04 704 9761
PARENT RELATIONSHilda Tabrizi email@example.com / 04 704 9730
GOVERNMENT RELATIONSSoheir Mohamed S.MOHAMED_DAA@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9736
SLICES CATERINGsupport@slices.ae / 054 792 7515 / 054 792 7503
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Rosario firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 704 9755
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