Archive for April 13, 2016

Important Safety Announcement

DVD Students and Families,

Please be advised of the following letter from Dana Middle School to its families yesterday:

Yesterday, Monday, April 11, 2016 a female student from Dana Middle School was walking home on La Cienega near 137th St. A car was parked along the street and a number of men inside the vehicle started to tease the student and encourage her to approach the car. She did not stop, but rather proceeded home. A statement from the victim indicated that the suspects were white males wearing all black and around 6 feet tall. No further information was obtained.

Thankfully, the student made it home safely, but as always in times like this we like to revisit some very important safety procedures for those of our students that walk home or in the neighborhood. We strongly suggest that all students walk with a buddy and that routes home mainly stick to highly traveled streets. As a parent/guardian, we suggest that you review all walking routes with you children so you also know the path they take home. Further, students should always be aware of their surroundings and should refrain from wearing headphones in both ears as that limits one’s ability to be fully aware.

Most importantly, please let all your children know that if they see something, they should say something. We can always help support students in situations like these and have always worked closely with the Hawthorne Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department.

We ask that you take some time to review these safety procedures and if you have any information regarding this incident or come across anything in the future please let us know.

Thank you and have a great day!

Week 30 – Reminders

 

Speaker Series at 72andSunny

Thursday, April 14th at 6pm

Location: 72andSunny Offices – 12101 W. Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista CA

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Maria Vila-Wich, Harvard Alum and Entrepreneur
  • Adam Szajgin, 72 Creative Director
  • Michelle Easter, NASA

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/tlZZxFrXNb

Students, parents, teachers are all invited to the latest Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series event. Come join us with food and a great set of speakers, and a chance to hang out in the amazing 72andSunny offices. The Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series is meant to expose students and families to new creative careers – showing students cool options to pursue post-college, or simply talking about amazing creative work being done around the world.

School Site Council Meeting

Da Vinci Design is holding its third School Site Council meeting of the year on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30 pm in Room 103.  Agenda: SSC Agenda Meeting 4-14-16

 

Junior Family College Meetings

Beginning April 11th, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with junior families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all junior families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings. If you were present at the Student Led Conference for your child last week, you should have received an informational letter then as well.

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Building your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance
  • Different College systems
  • Important dates
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4ab22a57-kgbjunior

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fa13-erins

Nicole Cabalar, Specified Caseload

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949afa623aaf49-nicoles

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you. These small group meetings are replacing junior specific night meetings and individual meetings.

Additionally, all junior students will participate in state testing on April 20 and April 21. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing information will be covered during the family meetings, but if you wish to read more about the computer-based exam, you can do so by visiting this website.

Parent Volunteers Needed for April Hiring Symposiums

Design parents – are you interested in being part of our hiring process? We can still use 1 to 2 more parent volunteers per hiring symposium session that we are running this spring.  You will have the opportunity to engage in brief conversations with each candidate and be able to provide administration with your feedback on those candidates.  We appreciate and value your feedback in this process as we choose our new team members for next year!

Please email Kate Parsons, principal, at kparsons@davincischools.org if you are interested and available to attend one or more of the following sessions, or even a portion of the session:

Friday, April 15th:            10:00-11:30 am

Friday, April 15th:            1:00-2:30 pm

Monday, April 25th:         9:00-11:00 am

Monday, April 25th:         1:00-3:00 pm

 

Week 30 Update

Designers, next week’s update is below. We are still in need of 2-3 parent volunteers for our hiring symposiums for April 15 and April 25.  Please see info for joining us below! Also, see other information from past posts about events next week.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Week 30 dvd families 15-16

Parent Volunteers Needed for April Hiring Symposiums

Design parents – are you interested in being part of our hiring process? We are in need of 2 to 3 parent volunteers per hiring symposium session that we are running this spring.  You will have the opportunity to engage in brief conversations with each candidate and be able to provide administration with your feedback on those candidates.  We appreciate and value your feedback in this process as we choose our new team members for next year!

Please email Kate Parsons, principal, at kparsons@davincischools.org if you are interested and available to attend one or more of the following sessions, or even a portion of the session:

Friday, April 15th:            10:00-11:30 am

Friday, April 15th:            1:00-2:30 pm

Monday, April 25th:         9:00-11:00 am

Monday, April 25th:         1:00-3:00 pm

 

School Site Council Meeting

Da Vinci Design is holding its third School Site Council meeting of the year on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30 pm in Room 103.  Agenda will be posted this weekend.

Speaker Series at 72andSunny

Thursday, April 14th at 6pm

Location: 72andSunny Offices – 12101 W. Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista CA

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Maria Vila-Wich, Harvard Alum and Entrepreneur
  • Adam Szajgin, 72 Creative Director
  • Michelle Easter, NASA

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/tlZZxFrXNb

Students, parents, teachers are all invited to the latest Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series event. Come join us with food and a great set of speakers, and a chance to hang out in the amazing 72andSunny offices. The Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series is meant to expose students and families to new creative careers – showing students cool options to pursue post-college, or simply talking about amazing creative work being done around the world.

Junior Family College Meetings

Beginning April 11th, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with junior families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all junior families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings. If you were present at the Student Led Conference for your child last week, you should have received an informational letter then as well.

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Building your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance
  • Different College systems
  • Important dates
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4ab22a57-kgbjunior

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fa13-erins

Nicole Cabalar, Specified Caseload

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949afa623aaf49-nicoles

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you. These small group meetings are replacing junior specific night meetings and individual meetings.

Additionally, all junior students will participate in state testing on April 20 and April 21. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing information will be covered during the family meetings, but if you wish to read more about the computer-based exam, you can do so by visiting this website.

 

Speaker Series at 72andSunny – Thursday 4/14 at 6 pm

Students, parents, teachers are all invited to the latest Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series event. Come join us with food and a great set of speakers, and a chance to hang out in the amazing 72andSunny offices. The Da Vinci/72andSunny Speaker Series is meant to expose students and families to new creative careers – showing students cool options to pursue post-college, or simply talking about amazing creative work being done around the world.

 

Speaker Series at 72andSunny

Thursday, April 14th at 6pm

Location: 72andSunny Offices – 12101 W. Bluff Creek Dr, Playa Vista CA

Special Guest Speakers:

  • Maria Vila-Wich, Harvard Alum and Entrepreneur
  • Adam Szajgin, 72 Creative Director
  • Michelle Easter, NASA

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/tlZZxFrXNb

 

Parent Volunteers for Hiring Events, Kayne Scholars Meeting + SSC Meeting

Parent Volunteers Needed for April Hiring Symposiums

Design parents – are you interested in being part of our hiring process? We are in need of 2 to 3 parent volunteers per hiring symposium session that we are running this spring.  You will have the opportunity to engage in brief conversations with each candidate and be able to provide administration with your feedback on those candidates.  We appreciate and value your feedback in this process as we choose our new team members for next year!

Please email Kate Parsons, principal, at kparsons@davincischools.org if you are interested and available to attend one or more of the following sessions, or even a portion of the session:

Friday, April 15th:            10:00-11:30 am

Friday, April 15th:            1:00-2:30 pm

Monday, April 25th:         9:00-11:00 am

Monday, April 25th:         1:00-3:00 pm

 

Kayne Scholarship – Informational Meeting Tomorrow at Lunch

SENIORS, there is an informational meeting in Russell’s room (403) tomorrow at lunch about the Kayne Scholars Program.  Attend to learn more or ask your college counselor!

 

School Site Council Meeting

Da Vinci Design is holding its third School Site Council meeting of the year on Thursday, April 14th at 5:30 pm in Room 103.  Agenda will be posted with weekly update this Friday.

Senior Beach Day is….

…this coming Monday, April 11th! Please remind your senior student to return their permission slip by the end of this week.

If you have any questions, please contact Megan Martin, Assistant Principal, at mmartin@davincischools.org.

Attention Junior Families!

Beginning April 11th, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with junior families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all junior families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings. If you were present at the Student Led Conference for your child last week, you should have received an informational letter then as well.

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Building your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance
  • Different College systems
  • Important dates
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b49a4ab22a57-kgbjunior

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fa13-erins

Nicole Cabalar, Specified Caseload

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949afa623aaf49-nicoles

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you. These small group meetings are replacing junior specific night meetings and individual meetings.

Additionally, all junior students will participate in state testing on April 20 and April 21. Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) testing information will be covered during the family meetings, but if you wish to read more about the computer-based exam, you can do so by visiting this website.

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