April 15, 2021

Dear DAA Middle School Families,

We are off to a great start after spring break, and students are settling into the Ramadan schedule.  I have included a reminder of our daily schedule below.  Just a reminder that, during Ramadan, there is no alternate schedule for Tuesdays; We will follow the same schedule every day of the week.  I would like to take a moment to say “THANK YOU” to our Islamic Department and parent volunteers who came to decorate DAA over spring break.  The building looks beautiful!

As we continue in our blended and remote learning models, it may be a good time to reflect on how students are doing while at home.  For most students (and adults for that matter), it is more difficult to stay engaged in work throughout the whole day.  Here is an interesting article that reinforces some good tips to help your child be successful while working from home.

Ramadan Mubarak

Youtube: https://youtu.be/sC3GkdaD3XY

Ramadan Quran Recitation Sessions

On the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan (The month of the Quran), MS Islamic Education Department is delighted to announce conducting Quran recitation sessions for Native & Non-Native MS Islamic students as follows:MS / Native Islamic students:  (Sunday),  (11:10 - 11:35) via zoomMS / Non-Native Islamic students:  (Thursday),  (11:10 - 11:35) via zoomMS / Native & Non-Native Islamic students: (Tuesday),   (11:10 - 11:35) via zoomOnline session invitations will be sent to participants 15 min before the session.If you wish to enroll your child in it, please fill out the below form by Monday April 19th, 2021. sessions are scheduled to start on Tuesday April 20th, 2021.  A confirmation email will be sent to the parents of successfully enrolled students by Tuesday April 20th. Should you have any questions about the sessions, please don't hesitate to email Ms. Nermin Khalil  the MS Head of Islamic Department at n.khalil_daa@gemsedu.com.

Ramadan Schedule

MS Ramadan-2021 (Message and Activities).pdf

Learning Highlights

Students around DAA middle school this week are seen learning about everything from reading novels to find writing techniques in grade 8 English to ecosystems in grade 7 science,  to the Golden Age of Islam through interactive notebooks in grade 7 Social Studies, and equations in grade 6 math.  It’s inspiring to see the students get back into the swing of things in MS!

Upcoming Dates:

I hope you all stay well,

Justin ReynoldsPrincipal, DAA Middle School

Counselors Corner


key contacts

MS General Email: 



Sarah Hole s.hole_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9722

Middle School Attendance: 

msattendance_daa@gemsedu.com / 04 704 9728

Middle School Counselors

Grade 6 - Mrs. Mira Nasr - m.nasr_daa@gemsedu.comGrade 7 - Mrs. Pushpa Dasari - p.dasari_daa@gemsedu.comGrade 8 - Mrs. Christina DeMers - c.demers_daa@gemsedu.com
MS Principal: Justin Reynoldsj.reynolds_daa@gemsedu.com
Assistant MS Principal: Maggie Moffat Baxterm.moffat1_daa@gemsedu.com
Middle School Dean of Students: Sean McGarveys.mcgarvey_daa@gemsedu.com