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UPDATES AND EVENTS FOR OUR DAA COMMUNITY

v. 55 MAY 2, 2019

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Next Update: May 10th

Ramadan school Timings

8:00am TO 1:00pm *

*Anticipated to begin May 6th

Superintendent's Perspective

Parents were invited to attend DAA's first ever State of the School Address on April 28th. Tammy Murphy along with our Senior Leadership Team spoke about the school's trajectory into 2019-2020.

Did you miss it?

Click below to watch the video stream!

The presentation slides are also available HERE

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2019-2020 Calendar is updated!

Click here for details!

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Learn more about the Holy Month and the fruits of fasting by clicking HERE.

Ramadan school Activities:
As we are in the year of tolerance, Ramadan is one of the chances to instill the values of coexistence and peace in local, and international communities. Our Islamic Department has coordinated a series of activities during the Holy month of Ramadan including a Ramadan Competition.
Ramadan Competition: (open to all students)Share knowledge and have fun with DAA’s Ramadan Competition! Each week, five questions about Ramadan will be published in SPOTS and the daily questions will be available on the school screens and heard over morning announcements. Divisional Offices will have the entry forms for you to submit your answers. Our Islamic teachers will collect the answers and announce the daily winners who will be awarded a small gift from our Islamic Department!
Qura'n Recitation sessions: (open to Islamic students and parents)Based on the request from parents and students our Islamic team will conduct Quran sessions during Ramadan. Timing are as follows:Morning (7:30-7:50) for parents & (MS/HS) students in the conference room.Morning (7:30-7:50) for ES Students in the ES conference room.
Parents / Students Education and Outreach: (open to parents and students)Any member of our school community is welcome to visit the Ramadan station. This will be set up to educate the parent community on what Ramadan looks like at DAA, and provide information about Ramadan. Student will present generated brochures and videos shown on ipads about Ramadan. The station will be in the main lobby, throughout Ramadan in the morning 7:30 - 8:30 AM.
Ramadan Assemblies: (students)To celebrate Ramadan with the school community and to recognize the winners in the Holy Quran competition.

The Third Annual Qura’n Competition:

DAA has started the preparations for Ramadan in a great way by conducting the MS assembly. What a wonderful way to start The Holy Month, we recognized the winners and participants in the Quran Competition. Next week we will celebrate Ramadan and recognize the winners and the participants in the Quran competition from the ES Insha’allah.

Congratulations to all of our students who won and participated in the Holy Quran competitions. Find the list of all winners HERE.

DAAPA (DAA Parents association)

The Holy Month of Ramadan is upon us. DAAPA needs your help lighting up the school with festive seasonal decorations. Kindly join us on Sunday 5th of May at 8am in the main atrium if you are interested to volunteer!

Hope to see you there!

DAAPA General Elections are coming up! Check the DAAPA Page or Click Here for more detail!

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. For those who 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.
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!
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.
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.

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community news

Implementation of Flexible Work and School Time Policies Survey

Dear parents;The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai, in coordination with relevant entities, is undertaking a study to assess the impacts of modifying the current school start and end times on road traffic congestion. The main objective of this study is to ease traffic congestion during peak times by shifting the school times to either an earlier or a later time to stagger school start/end times from other business start/end times. We would appreciate your kind participation in this survey so that the RTA could incorporate your concerns and suggestions in the study.Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below: Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q2KTH97

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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