Archive for February 27, 2015

Annual Giving Matching Challenge Extended to March 31!

Matching Challenge Extended to March 31 

Donate or Pledge by March 31 and your gift will be DOUBLED!!

We just received word that our matching challenge has been extended to March 31. There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools.

Every dollar you give or pledge will be DOUBLED thanks to a generous matching challenge by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop, DIRECTV, and Gensler, up to $50,000!!

All pledge payments must be received by June 1, 2015 to be eligible for the match.

Be sure to give or pledge before midnight on March 31 and your gift will be matched $1-for-$1.

Make an online gift or pledge today.

Dollars raised through Annual Giving benefit every K-12 student and provide critical operating funds for hands-on curriculum, innovative educational technology, field trips, college visits, sports and arts, enrichment programs, college classes and industry-based seminars, parent workshops and staff professional development, and the day-to-day operating expenses that are not funded by the state of California. All Annual Giving contributions are 100% tax-deductible.

We ask families and friends to consider a gift of $365 per family (only $1 per day) + $100 per additional child/ren.Whether you can give $20 or $2,000, we are truly grateful for your support. Thank you very much to the families who have already made a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign this year!

The matching gift challenge ends on March 31. Download a printable donation/pledge form here.

Any amount you can give is sincerely appreciated. The percentage of families who participate, regardless of your contribution, is very important for when we seek funding from foundations and other outside sources.

Thank you for the trust you place in all of us at Da Vinci Schools to give your children the excellent education they deserve. It is truly our joy to watch them learn and grow!

Last chance for ACT Prep sign-ups!

Dear junior parents,

Please note that Wednesday, February 25th is the last day for you to sign up for our ACT Prep course offered on our campus by Compass Education. This workshop which costs $225 will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school (with 3 test dates on Saturdays) on our campus. It will prepare students for the April 18th ACT. This comprehensive course and price includes all instruction, materials and books and practice tests.

Please contact Ms. KGB at Da Vinci Design at extension 2709 if you have any questions.

Seniors FAFSA Meeting – Tomorrow Night!

Dear parents of senior students,

On Tuesday, February 24th, we will hold our last FAFSA workshop night for seniors. The workshop will be held from 5:30-7:00pm in Ms. Martinez’s classroom/computer lab. This hands on workshop led by Financial aid officer Mr. Luis Mancia will be available to both English and Spanish speaking parents. He will assist parents in the completion of their FAFSA—the form that all college students need to complete in order to receive financial aid and assistance from two year and four year colleges. By attending this workshop, Mr. Mancia will work with you step by and step and you will be able to leave with a completed FAFSA form.

Please bring your 1040, 1040A and W2 forms as well as bank statements to the workshop. Even if you have not yet completed or filed your 2014 taxes, you can still complete the form by bringing your 2013 tax forms and by filing an estimated form for 2014.

It is very important that you complete the FAFSA by March 2, 2015 in order for your student to receive all of the financial aid available to them.

Week 25 Update

Hello Designers! Below is your week 25 update.  Lots of good stuff happening!

  • Spring Dance tickets go on sale Monday 2/23 at lunch  ($15/ticket).  The dance is on Thursday, March 5th from 7-10 pm at the Hawthorne Memorial Center.
  • 10th grade College Visits are on Monday 2/23
  • There is a FAFSA Workshop for Senior Families – Tuesday 2/24, 5:30-7 pm in Room 208 (Ms. Martinez’s room)
  • Student-Staff Soccer Game after school – Wednesday 2/25 at 4:45 pm
  • Black History Month CD on Friday 2/27 from 10:00-11:15

Have a wonderful weekend!

DVD 2014-15 Week 25 families

Traffic and Safety Reminders!

Designers: Thank you as always for helping to make our campus and surrounding roads a safer place for students!  Just a few reminders about drop-off and pick-up times:

  • Please drop students off in the designated areas and do not allow students to get out on the driver’s side.
  • Please have students use the crosswalks at all times.
  • Do not stop in the cone drop-off lane so traffic can keep flowing.
  • Students on bikes and skateboards – be aware of your surroundings and traffic!
  • Please be respectful to our traffic and safety employees and volunteers – they are working hard to make sure everyone gets to and from school safe and sound!
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