October 21, 2021
Dear DAA Middle School Families,
Professional learning days at DAA are sacred. We appreciate your understanding that this time is very productive for our staff and enables them to enhance the learning experiences your children have each day. This past week, our teachers focused on what individualized, inspired, and interconnected assessments look like in DAA by digging into their standards, rubrics, and moderating those assessments with their colleagues. I am so proud of the teacher leaders who helped to facilitate the learning for their colleagues. The workshops were meaningful and teachers are able to take what they’ve learned and implement it in the classrooms.
All students should now have their DAA ID cards and should take them to Slices to make purchases. It is much faster to use the card than cash, so please top up your child’s Slices account to help with the efficiency of purchases at lunch. If you have any questions, please contact Mikhail at email@example.com.
MS Student Innovation Team - Zumi AI Robotics Competition
I’m so thrilled to share some wonderful positive feedback about our Student Innovation Team, who took part in an AI robotics competition yesterday. I would like to congratulate all our students for the amazing work, dedication, and collaboration they demonstrated on this journey. They have been working extremely hard to code their robots for the past 3 weeks, and this culminated in some outstanding performances yesterday. Students showed resilience in the face of some setbacks, motivation, collegiality, positivity, and most importantly embodied the culture of kindness we promote at our school.
We are almost at the end of our MAPS journey for the fall session. We have now completed Math, Science and Language Usage and are doing very well with catching students up with completion. Next week we will be starting Reading during Social Studies lessons. We do very much appreciate your support from home and reinforcing that these tests are important although they don’t show up in their reports. So far Middle School is off to a great start with improved results from last year!
Getting fit at daa!
To get involved, the track will be available daily from 7-7:30 OR 3-3:30 for staff and students. Students will only have to commit one session per day. The information below is also posted to the Middle School Bulletins on Google Classroom. Students can also register HERE. Hope to see you there!!
Middle school staff directory
If you are still having technical troubles, please make sure to raise a ticket if the teacher is unable to help your child with a fix. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will help resolve the issue.
MS General Email:Middleschool_daa@gemsedu.com
Secretary:Sonal Gandhi email@example.com / 04 704 9722
Middle School Attendance:firstname.lastname@example.org / 04 704 9728
Middle School CounselorsGrade 6 - Mrs. Christina DeMers - email@example.comGrade 7 - Mrs. Mira Nasr - firstname.lastname@example.orgGrade 8 - Mrs. Pushpa Dasari - email@example.com