Qatar Academy Parent & Teacher Association 2006-2007 proudly presents: “ A very busy year… one click at a time” Annual General Meeting May 21, 2007 Auditorium 7 pm
AUGUST 2006 - Welcome Back to School Nights Over 200 QA PTA flyers handed out to parents.
SEPTEMBER 2006 - Independence Day QA PTA provided flags for all 1,250 students.
SEPTEMBER 2006 - Cultural Awareness Program QA PTA slide show presentation to new teachers.
SEPTEMBER 2006 - Cultural Awareness Program Teachers discover host country Qatar with QA PTA.
OCTOBER 2006 - Garangao Celebration QA PTA financed and prepared the treats.
OCTOBER 2006 - Garangao Celebration Students danced and visited the Ramadan tent.
NOVEMBER 2006 - Olympic Day QA PTA financed the medals for the winners.
NOVEMBER 2006 - Asian Games Torch Relay The Flame made it to Education City…
DECEMBER 2006 - 15 th Asian Games Doha …QA PTA and everybody else went on a long break.
JANUARY 2007 - The QA PTA new headquarters Welcome to room A17 in Primary!
JANUARY 2007 - QA PTA room set up Computer, boards and sofa…
JANUARY 2007 - QA PTA room decoration Bears, pillows, signs and coffee station, of course!
JANUARY 2007 - QA PTA equipment Cash boxes and recycling bins…
FEBRUARY 2007 - QA PTA first bake sale The first bake sale started small in Senior…
FEBRUARY 2007 - QA PTA first bake sale … but all enjoyed the homemade baked goods.
FEBRUARY 2007 - First newsletter QA PTA communicated with all through Akbar Qatar Academy Parents & Teachers Association We have been quite busy at the PTA during the past six months working together to serve our student community. Like previous years, the PTA has so far been involved in different activities organized during the school year: non-uniform days, Garangao celebration, library week, etc. We also participated at the “Welcome back to school night” at the beginning of the year and prepared an innovative power point presentation for the “Cultural Awareness Presentation” for new teachers at the primary school. Since end of last term, the school has provided the PTA with a large meeting room already equipped with a computer and located in the primary building. It is the room A17, located on your left when entering the main middle entrance in the tented area. We are sharing the room with the Student Council and we have worked very hard in the past weeks to make it look beautiful and welcoming. This place is exactly what we requested in order to facilitate our sub-committees meetings, all projects management, the communication with parents, teachers and administration, and it also provides us with <ul><li>Last week, we have also hosted our first homemade bake sale of the year in the senior school. A PTA homemade bake sale is also scheduled in the primary school on March 13, and we will try to organize these events at least once a term. </li></ul><ul><li>The PTA will be handling the ticket sale booths at the Quackfestival this year and we will also have a stall offering homemade baked goods, Moroccan tea, and games. </li></ul><ul><li>We are also supporting the QA recycling program for paper and plastic and will be involved in the next “A Flower each Spring” campaign. </li></ul><ul><li>Finally, we have recently decided to launch a large fundraiser by creating the first Qatar Academy school year 2007/2008 calendar. Everybody will be able to contribute by sending in pictures, finding sponsors, helping for pre-sales and distributing the calendars before the end of this school year. </li></ul><ul><li>As you can all imagine, these projects take time to be achieved but let’s not forget that the best thing to spend on children is time. To become an active PTA member you do not have to master hundreds of skills… If you know how to bake, or sell tickets, or file documents, or take pictures, or read stories, or count petty cash, or decorate a board, or write articles, or find sponsors (or can be a generous sponsor yourself!), or so many other things… WE WANT YOU to join us! So give a call to one of our executive board members and we will surely find you something to do, because we always work better when we work together! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hania SHARABI 585-3591 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mireille BANI 534-1292 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Naheed PERVIN 656-9982 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taghreed Al TUHAFI 568-0986 </li></ul></ul>
MARCH 2007 - Very busy month for QA PTA Even our children/students got involved…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan First, 200 jars had to be cleaned…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan … then filled up with M&Ms…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan … closed and covered with fabric.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan Personalized labels were printed and glued…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan …cards and mini tote bags were prepared…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan …final checks were performed…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan …and the delivery was done late …
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA had a secret plan …making sure not to miss any QA staff member!
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA says thank you to QA staff On March 22 nd , all found a surprise in their lockers… Green is for the inspiration you give to your students each day, Blue is for your patience in showing them the way, Orange is for your warmth and your caring style, Yellow is for the way you always make them smile, Red is for all the lives that you touched this year, You are a very special QA teacher, like this jar, that’s clear!
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA says thank you to QA staff …and it looks like they all enjoyed their gifts…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA says thank you to QA staff …teachers were smiling, walking around with it…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA says thank you to QA staff …and some even ate the 163 g of M&Ms in one class!
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA second bake sale The second bake sale was bigger…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA second bake sale …and all Primary students enjoyed it.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” All registrations were handled by the QA PTA
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” After hours of work and dozens of phone calls…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” … we prepared 250 tee shirts and caps.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” We registered, assigned seats and distributed shirts.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” Dr. Saif Al Hajari greeted the 215 QA participants…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” … to the 2007 Aaqool campaign.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA & “A Flower Each Spring” We planted, discovered, listened and had fun.
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA buys musical instruments We received the order of 14,718 QR for Primary…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA buys musical instruments … and soon we heard music in all classrooms!
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA invites parents We hosted the first coffee morning…
MARCH 2007 - QA PTA invites parents …and 30 parents came to the PTA room.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA financed Peace Cards The cost was 15,000 QR for 2,000 sets.
APRIL 2007 - Coran competition QA PTA financed gifts each term.
APRIL 2007 - Tea party for teachers QA PTA welcomed over 80 teachers…
APRIL 2007 - Tea party for teachers …and introduced the teacher’s wish list.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest The QA PTA managed all ticket sales…
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest …but also hosted the audience in its majlis.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest We sold homemade baked goods…
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest … but also Moroccan mint tea.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest We also organized guessing games…
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA at the Quackfest …and had nice prizes to win.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling QA PTA launched a plastic bottles mountain contest.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling It started slowly in Primary and Senior…
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling …but quickly the students brought so many!
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling The bottles had to be transported…
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling …and the mountain had to be built.
APRIL 2007 - QA PTA and recycling 34,121 bottles collected and recycling goes on.
APRIL 2007 - Non-uniform days A total of 5 days raised 26,089.00 QR in Primary
MAY 2007 - QA PTA third bake sale Over 20 volunteers and 1,600 servings…
MAY 2007 - QA PTA third bake sale …and we raised 6,702 QR!
MAY 2007 - QA PTA Art Show 6 artists participate at the first exhibition
MAY 2007 - QA PTA Art Show …and the opening day was a success.
MAY 2007 - Still to come The QA PTA book fair with 5,000 books to sell
MAY 2007 - Still to come The first QA PTA school year calendar
MAY 2007 - Still to come The first QA PTA year book page
<ul><li>The Administration for their support </li></ul><ul><li>The Teachers for working with us </li></ul><ul><li>The Parents for your time and your smiles </li></ul><ul><li>Our children for their cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Our spouses for their patience </li></ul>2006-2007 QA PTA WOULD LIKE TO THANK
2007-2008 is around the corner… … and we look forward to do amazing things together during the next school year.
QA PTA would like to remind all that… THE BEST THING TO SPEND ON CHILDREN IS TIME
Credits Sydney Symphony Orchestra “Parade of Athletes: Entrance of State of Qatar” Abdulmajeed Abdullah: “I swear, I love Qatar” Supertramp: “Give a little bit” MUSIC PICTURES Anke, Hania, Taghreed, Naheed, Mireille, Beverley, Debbie, Michael, Suzanne, Reem, Kelly & Elvira.
“ Everything is better, when we work together” Thank you for your attention.