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UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY

v. 54 April 18, 2019

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Next Update: May 3rd

Superintendent's Perspective

In this segment of Mrs. Murphy's Superintendent's Perspective, she shares highlights from our recent KHDA Inspection and invites our parent community to attend an upcoming State of the School Address on April 28, 2019 at 7pm. All parents are warmly invited and encouraged to attend. We hope you join us!

highlights

A very Happy Easter to all of our families celebrating on Sunday.

APRIL 21st!

NO SCHOOL!

It's Professional Development Day for our Teachers!

CLICK HERE FOR APRIL CALENDAR

Our Middle and High School Musical Production, BIG is NEXT WEEK (April 24 & 25)! Tickets are now on sale in the Atrium, PRE and Accounts Offices.

Ramadan school Timings

8:00am 1:00pm

Your items miss you! Lost and found items will be on display all next week in front of school and will be donated if left unclaimed by APRIL 25th

2019-2020 Calendar is ready!

Click here for details!

Admissions Reminders

We would like to thank our families who have re-enrolled and paid their deposit to secure seats for 2019/2020.

We are in the process of releasing seats to external families at this time.

If you have not completed the re-enrolment process, your child's place will not be held. Our Admissions Team is here to assist if you have any questions. Please do not hesitate to contact registrar_daa@gemsedu.com.

The GEMS Scholarship program is now open for grades 6-12. The last day for scholarship applications is May 31, 2019. Terms and Conditions apply. Please see our website for further details.
Our re-enrollments for next year are open! Please login to the GEMS Parent Portal to re-enroll for next year. If you are leaving Dubai and not returning to DAA next year, please inform our Admissions team and complete the TC request through the GEMS Parent Portal.
For our families who are looking for ways to save on their child's tuition fees, we invite you 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% off your child’s annual tuition fee in the form of GEMS Points which will be redeemable against school fees. Terms and Conditions apply. To find out how the process works, please click HERE.

GEMS Rewards is an exclusive programme for our community of students, parents & staff, allowing you to enjoy incredible savings across various experiences and earn GEMS Points that can be used to pay your child’s school fees. Click HERE to learn more!

DAA Parent Connect Program

Parents, we need you!

We are thrilled to welcome new families who will be joining us this September. DAA Parents, we need you! Do you enjoy meeting new people? Would you like to volunteer your time to help our new joiners feel welcome? Do you want to meet families from your home country and make lasting friendships? We are compiling a database of current parents who are interested to take part in our Parent Connect program. There is no mandatory time commitment. It will only be a reach out to connect with a new family as part of our parent engagement initiative and a great way to show our Culture of Kindness to families who are new to DAA and new to Dubai. If you are open to meeting new DAA families, please fill out this form or send an email directly to pre_daa@gemsedu.com.

Join the Parent Connect Program by clicking HERE!

DAAPA (DAA Parents association)

A great many thanks to all parents who contributed so generously to the Teacher Appreciation Lunch on April 16th. It filled tummies and hearts with warmth & gratitude!

THANK YOU!

DAAPA GENERAL ELECTIONS

The DAAPA Family includes all of the parents of DAA students!

However, there is a group of parents who plan activities and events for the school community outside of the academic curriculum. These parent volunteers are elected for specific Executive Committee positions, so that planning and implementation of events such as the International Food Festival, the Teacher Appreciation lunch, the Winter Wonderland, the Pumpkin Patch, Movie Nights, Grade 5 and Grade 8 Completions plus many other grade-level events, can provide added fun for the DAA community. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet other parents and work alongside each other to provide extra-curricular fun for DAA students, teachers, and parents. The following positions are open and ready to be filled by YOU!

Executive Committee Positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Financial Operations Coordinator
  • Primary School Vice President
  • Elementary School Vice President
  • Middle School Vice President
  • High School Vice President
  • Hospitality/Food and Beverage Coordinator
  • Booster Club Chair
  • Publications and PR
  • International Food Festival Chair

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else for any of these positions, please email the nominees names, student name and position to daaparentconnect@gmail.com. Elections will be held at the General Assembly meeting on Monday, May 20 @ 12:00 noon in the First Floor Conference Room.

APRIL calendar

community news

We are pleased to introduce to you the Surval Summer Camp in Switzerland, an exciting summer opportunity for girls aged 10 to 16.The Surval Summer Camp offers a chance to experience a wonderful range of activities including horseback riding, tennis and etiquette classes, enjoyed within a spectacular setting whilst making friends from around the world. It will also enable your daughters to practice their French or English over the summer.
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.

SLICES

SUPERINTENDENT's VIDEO archives

Click here to watch more video messages from Mrs. Tammy Murphy on our DAA Vimeo Channel!

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 CATERINGsupport@slices.ae / 054 792 7515 / 054 792 7503
STS BUS SERVICEKelvin Rosario 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