October 21, 2021

Welcome to our DAA Parent Community 

#DAAPA #Togetherwecan

Welcome Parents to 2021-2022

We hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend!

pink day

A big thank you to our DAA community for coming together to support DAAPA’s Pink Day/Cancer Awareness Bazaar last Tuesday, 12 October. What an amazing turnout with parents, students and staff joining us!!

We are so very grateful for your  donations and generosity. 

We would like to give a BIG!! shout out to the following MS and HS students for their wonderful contributions to our bazaar!!

Middle School - Grade 6 students:

Bracelets donated by:

Hand painted tote bags donated by:

High School students:

Donated an Assortment of hand made jewelry, pink day ribbons, hand painted rocks , paintings and hand made cards:

Thank you for these thoughtful donations, they truly enhanced our bazaar table! 

Please have a look at some of the items our students donated:

Also, Congratulations to Marwan Al Khatib, grade 4SL, for playing the “Guess the bracelets in the jar” game and winning a MOE gift voucher from DAAPA!! 

halloween decorating

Since school was closed over the past few days, we thought we’d take the opportunity to do a little decorating. Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers for taking the time from the school break to come out and help us give DAA’s hallways a spooktacular transformation!!👻

Have a look! 🎃🧙‍♀️

High School

And thank you to our HS students, Kenna Oden,  Hayden Swartz and Yara Abou Nasr for coming to school to help decorate!

Middle School

Elementary School

pumpkin patch

Pumpkin order forms have been sent home!! Please make sure they’re returned, along with exact change,  to the boxes by the ES, MS & HS divisions’ front desks by October 24th.  

Pumpkins will be available for pick up October 26 & 27.

Volunteer Groups

As October is usually a very busy month for us, we’re always looking to our parent community for volunteers.

Please join the volunteer groups below:

Country and Language Groups

In the spirit of fostering cultural connections, we have created country and language groups to connect parents who share the same nationality or language within the DAA community.

Please find the below link, and note that there are a few new additions!

If you don't see your country group below, please reach out to DAAPA and we'll help you create one!

Parent-Led Clubs

You can also join our DAAPA led Clubs:

Book club:

Link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/Ji3CJaR8cTfGVg0YcdnHi6

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: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GGzfvIUihYWJHUVlpW4Yr2

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

Creative Arts club: 

Follow this link to join my WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GcEhsRlro25KvfeYdoFVuH

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: https://chat.whatsapp.com/LnfmEXVJNuWLRspfeZYe32

Join us on Sundays and/or Thursdays from 7-8 pm, and from November we will be playing in the mornings also.

We are excited to welcome new players!

Location: Esperia Volleyball courts on Kite Beach.

Leopards' Den

The Leopard’s Den is our on campus shop for DAA spirit wear run by DAAPA. We sell hoodies, house color shirts, caps etc, but no uniforms. The shop is usually open on campus but we are still awaiting approval for the reopening of our shop. More information will be communicated in the next SPOTS issue. 

You can now check out the available merchandise and sizes, and also place your orders online, by visiting the Leopards Den website (https://leopardsdendaa.wixsite.com/leopards)

How to Order:

* Please print the Order Form and fill out what you would like to purchase

* Place the Order Form and the Money (exact amount) in a sealed envelope

* Drop the envelope into the Leopards Den locked mailboxes in the school Atrium next to reception.

* The merchandise will be delivered to your child [_during the CREW session_]

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to the Leopard's Den at leopardsdendaa@gmail.com

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.


Please feel free to reach out to us at:


You can also follow us on Instagram, at :



That's all for now!