Dear GAA Community,
It is an exciting time of the school year. Our class of 2023 will graduate next week, followed by KG2, 5th, and 8th grade promotion ceremonies in the weeks ahead. Our GAA Sports Awards Banquet and Advanced Band Recital recognized the hard work and achievement of our students, and we still have numerous field trips and other activities to look forward to.
However, along with the festivities, we must also remember our end-of-year academic responsibilities. Students are preparing for Exams, End of Course Projects, and the PYP exhibit, and it is important to get the needed rest to dedicate ourselves to finishing the year on a strong note academically, with commitment and dedication.
As a community we are at our best when we support and uplift one another. I ask all the GAA community to encourage and lend a helping hand to those who need it. Let’s show respect for one another, and appreciation for our teachers that have guided us this year.
Together we can create an environment that fosters growth and continue to build a GAA sense of community.
2022-2023 YEARBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
2022-2023 Yearbooks have arrived! You can collect your copy from Main Reception during school hours.
Price: AED 175 (can be paid in Accounts office or through Parent Portal Activities section)
- Have you paid for your 2021-2022 yearbook and not collected? - Please get your copy from Main Reception.
- Would you like to buy 2021-2022 yearbook? - Please visit Accounts office to pay and get your copy from Main Reception.
- Would you like to purchase past years' copies? - Still available at discounted price. Please visit Accounts office.
قامت المعلمتان غادة محمد وتميمة فرحان من أكاديمية جيمس الأمريكية بإطلاق مسابقة كتابة قصة قصيرة مصورة بعنوان (الكاتب الماهر) لطلاب الصّف الثامن.
أبدع طلابنا في كتاباتهم، وتشجيعًا ودعمًا منّا لإنجازاتهم وحتى يتخطى إنجازهم حيز صفوفهم ومدرستهم، قمنا بالاتفاق مع منصّة عصافير للقراءة كي يطّلعوا على القصص ويختاروا الأفضل منها لينشر على منصتهم.
وافقت منصة عصافير مشكورة على هذه المبادرة وقد تم اختيار قصّة الطالب معاذ غانم بعنوان (البطل الخارق) وتكريمه من قبلهم وذلك عن طريق نشر القصة على منصتهم بالإضافة إلى مكافأة مالية سيستلمها ولى أمره.
نشكر تعاون منصّة عصافير مع أكاديمية جيمس الأمريكية ومساهمتهم معنا في تحفيز طلابنا على الإبداع والإنجاز.
Ms. Ghada Mohammed and Tamima Farhan have launched a short story writing contest entitled (The Amazing Author) for grade eight students.
Our students excelled in their writing, and we always encourage their creativity and help them to take their achievement beyond their classrooms and schools, to their outside world. Therefore, we contacted the Asafeer Reading Platform and we ask them if they can read the stories of our students and choose the best ones to publish on their platform.
Asafeer platform has accepted the initiative, and the story of the student Moaz Ghanem titles "The Superhero" was chosen and honored by them, by publishing the story on their platform, in addition to a financial reward.
We express gratitude to Asafeer platform for its cooperation with GEMS American Academy and its contribution to motivating our students to be ingenious and creative.
GAA Parent Association News
2023-2024 GAAPA BOARD
MAY 29 - JUNE 2 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week at glance:
🌺 Important dates:
👉22 May-2 June - Pre order your golden roses
👉29 May- Coffee cart
👉31 May- Gift cart along with snacks and lunch contributions by the parents
👉2 June- Raffle Day
🌺 Send a photo: Deadline 26 May. We will be compiling a video of your kids saying thank you to their teachers. All grades are welcome to participate. Please email a photo to 👉 email@example.com.
🌺 Raffle: If you have any idea for raffle items or experiences please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 26 May and snacks/food on 31 May.
🌺 Signup: Please fill out the form for contributions. https://bit.ly/AppreciationWeek2023
🌺 WhatsApp group: Join our “Teacher Appreciation Week” group for any information or questions. 👉https://chat.whatsapp.com/L0eplyszwNJBs5id52p6o1
May 29: Senior Graduation Rehearsal
May 30: Senior Graduation @Zayed University
May 29 - June 2: Teacher Appreciation Week by GAA Parent Association
June 13-14: KG2 Promotion Ceremonies
June 13: PYP Exhibition by Grade 5 @4:30pm
June 15: Grade 5 Promotion Ceremony @1pm
June 16: Grade 8 Promotion Ceremony @8am
June 26: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
Head of School
Robert Rinaldo, email: email@example.com
Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 515
Admission Secretary (GR6-GR12): email@example.com, ext. 603
Admission Secretary (KG-GR5): firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 604
Email: email@example.com, ext. 102
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 688
Parent Relations Executive
Fatma Chabanova: email@example.com, ext. 502
Government Relations Executive (for ADEK issues)
Shahd Hamdan: firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 505
Email: email@example.com, ext. 566
BBT BUS TRANSPORTATION
Rameez Rasheed, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 608
GAAPA (GAA Parent Association)
Email: email@example.com, ext. 666
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 627
Leia Kraeuter, email: email@example.com
Elementary Vice Principal (Gr. KG-2)
Lauren Sargent, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elementary Vice Principal (Gr. 3-5)
Douglas Sherrill, email: email@example.com
KG-Grade 1 Guidance Counsellor
Alison Haswell, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grades 2-5 Guidance Counsellor
Melanie Moses, email: email@example.com
Tiffany Pulci, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Garth Wyncoll, email: email@example.com
Middle School Vice Principal (Grades 6-8)
Alicia Bakey, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
High School Vice Principal (Grades 9-10)
Zahra Bhatty, email: email@example.com
High School Vice Principal (Grades 11-12)
Monica Martin, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Counsellor (Grades 6-8)
Nora Eldrageely, email: email@example.com
High School Counsellors (by students' last names)
Catherine Sciolis (Ali-Alp, I-P), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lia Noronha (Aaa-Alh, B-H), email: email@example.com
Pushpa Dasari (Alq-Azz, Q-Z), email:firstname.lastname@example.org
John Thompson, email: j.thompson2_gaa@Gemsedu.com
David Dasari, email: email@example.com
Please make sure you have downloaded GEMS Connect parent portal app for your convenience:
Pay fees online
Track your child's bus transportation
School communication (emails, newsletter, etc)
Submit requests (re-enrollment, Transfer Certificates)
GEMS Ambassador program (refer a friend, get 4% discount on school fees)
and much more...
GEMS Alumni App
As the GEMS community, we understand that it is not just mere nostalgia that we associate our alma mater with, it is much beyond that. Our GEMS alumni across 80 countries are doing amazing things and we want to celebrate their successes every step of the way! Download and join the #GEMSAlumni App today by clicking on the links below:
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App Store : https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gems-alumni/id1496962338