November 4, 2021

Welcome to our DAA Parent Community 

#DAAPA #Togetherwecan

al jalila foundation

We had the honor of visiting the Al Jalila Foundation, where our Pink Day funds were donated last month,  to proudly witness our school’s name engraving on the Bassmat Rashid Bin Saeed wall of recognition!! 

The new community center at Al Jalila is a community center open to women who are diagnosed with cancer, undergoing treatment or are cancer warriors, where  mental, physical and  emotional support are offered free of charge. 

Here are a few photos!

uniform collection

We will be collecting uniforms you may wish to donate from November 7-21, and will be holding a sale at our Winter Bazaar on December 5.

Collection bins are located in the school lobby by both entrances and in the high school reception area. Please note we can only accept the new design uniforms.

pumpkin patch

Thank you for supporting our pumpkin patch sale. Hope the children enjoyed their pumpkins  and had a Happy Halloween.

pumpkin carving contest

Thank you to all of you for participating! 

It was a tough call, especially in the early years and elementary school categories, but the votes were cast and.....the winners are.....!!!!

Early Years Category:

1st Place

Zaid Khoury G1 LD

2nd Place

Vittoria Trevisan G1JP

2nd Place

Jude Tamimi 2CF and Ayla Tamimi KG1 RD

Elementary Category:

1st Place

Inarah  Laungani 3SS

2nd Place

Eden Choucair 3BF

3rd Place

Ivan Braude 4RR 

Middle School Category:

High School Category:

1st Place

Laith Oden 6JJ

1st Place

Kenna Oden 9PM 

coming up in elementary

DAAPA Elementary School movie nights on campus are finally back!! Join us on the field next Thursday, November 11!!


·         All students must be supervised at movie night.   

·         Kindly remember to bring your Family Pass.  

·         All attending adults must have proof of full vaccination or a PCR with 48 hour validity.

save the date

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Our DAAPA Winter Bazaar is back and will take place on December 5. Tables will be available for rent.  If you’d like to rent a table and participate in our Bazaar please send us an email at:

More information will be shared in the next SPOTS issue. 

Parent-Led Clubs

We are thrilled to announce the return of our Movie club and Food network club!!

Please find the links to all of our parent led clubs below. 

Movie club:


Join us and let’s go to the movies!!

Food Network club:

Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group:

Join us on a culinary journey to delight your senses by exploring different tastes from around the world!

Book club:


The book for November is: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

The book club meets the first Sunday of every month at 8am at the Culinary Boutique- Galleria Mall, Al Barsha. Look forward to discussing The Nightingale on Nov 7th!

Yoga club:

‎Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group:

The Yoga Club meet on Zoom every Monday at 9:00 am

Creative Arts club: 

Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group:

Where parents with a love for art meet to explore and share their creative talents!

Ladies Beach Volleyball 🏐 Club:

Open this link to join my WhatsApp Group:

Join us on Sundays, 7-8 pm and Thursdays from 6-7 pm. 

Morning coached sessions are on Tuesdays 8:30-9:30 am. 

We are excited to welcome new players!

Location: Esperia Volleyball courts on Kite Beach.

Local Business Listing

DAA Parent Community Business Listing

We are in the process of compiling a new list of local businesses that are run by DAA parents. Our previous list included over 50 local businesses ranging from Food & Catering, Fashion & Accessories to Home Services and Health & Wellbeing products. If you would like to include your business on this list, please send us an email with the information requested below at:

Be sure to include :

As a gentle reminder, DAAPA is providing this list as a courtesy for informational purposes only, it does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation of any products or services and it will be the parents’ responsibility to verify the providers independently.


Wishing all our families a Happy Diwali. Thank you to our lovely Indian community  for decorating our school! 


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Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!