v. 53 March 28, 2019

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DAAPA is hosting the annual Teacher Appreciation Lunch on Tuesday, April 16th 2019. This is directly after our return from Spring Break.

As a way to show our appreciation to the amazing DAA teachers, we are requesting you to showcase your culinary skills and prepare an appetizer or salad, an entrée (cold or hot), or a dessert that will serve up to 20 people for the lunch. In order to get a good selection of sweet and savory, we ask that you bring an:

  • Appetizer or salad if your last name begins with the letters S-Z
  • Entrée if your last name begins with the letters A-F
  • Dessert if your last name begins with the letters G -R

(For example, Smith begins with “S”, so bring an appetizer)

It is an early release day so the children will be going home at 1:45. We suggest that you drop off your dish between 12:45 and 1:30 p.m. in the main gym. DAAPA volunteers will be on hand to assist you. If you would rather send your dish in the morning, please bring it to the main lobby, but be mindful there is limited space for keeping items refrigerated. Please bring items in disposable containers.

Kindly email a brief description of your dish to by Sunday, April 14th.


  • Dish must be in a DISPOSABLE foil pan or tray.
  • If entrée is hot, please put in a 12” x 8.5” (22cm x 31cm) foil pan so we can keep it warm in a chafing dish.
  • Gluten free and vegetarian/vegan dishes welcome. Kindly label the dish as gluten free or vegetarian so that they can be arranged on a special table.
  • Please label foods which may contain nuts.
  • Please do not send any items containing alcohol or pork.

Thanking you in advance for your support and generosity.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday,

DAAPA Teacher Appreciation Lunch Committee


Dear DAA Families,

On behalf of the Dubai American Academy Parents’ Association (DAAPA), we would like to thank you for participating in the International Food Festival 2019.

Country representatives, DAA families, staff, DAAPA members and all DAA community gathered under the rain to celebrate the biggest cultural event of the year.

The event reflected the diversity of the multi-cultural spirit that makes DAA a special community. It was quite challenging but was thoroughly enjoyed by parents, friends and staff alike, it left us with sweet, wet memories that that we will remember forever.

Additional to the DAA community’s participation, we would like to thank our exceptional sponsors for their generous contribution. Their commitment was highly appreciated during the event, especially considering the unfavorable weather.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for each and every one who supported this event.

We are grateful and proud to be part of DAA community.

The DAAPA IFF Committee

Emirates Holiday is offering a discount to DAA families when booking travel with them. Please see below for details: