Archive for November 30, 2017

Week 15 Update

Designers, we have 3 weeks left of the first semester.  POLs start on Thursday, December 14th! Stay tuned for more specific POL info in days to come.

No Saturday plans? Support our 9th grade students at the DTLA Makerfaire this Saturday, 12/2. See previous post for more information.

Senior families, there is a FAFSA Workshop on Monday, December 11th at 5:00 pm at Da Vinci Design. Contact your student’s counselor for more information.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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FAFSA Workshop: Monday, Dec. 11th at DVD

Come to DVD’s campus and get help filling out the FAFSA!

El Camino College financial aid representatives will be on campus assisting families with filling out the FAFSA. Come and leave having submitted your FAFSA!

When: December 11th from 5:00pm-6:30pm

Where: DVD – Patrick’s room (4107)

In order to fully submit the FAFSA, you must apply for an FSA ID first, and will need it to clear with the government. You can do that now at: and come to the workshop with this information and the FSA ID cleared.

Please arrive by 5:00 in order to get the most help and submit it by 6:30pm.

Bring your:

  • 2016 tax returns, W2, and record of money earned
  • Bring your and your student’s social security number

FAFSA 2017



Get Your Service Hours by Volunteering with St. Margaret’s Center!


St. Margaret’s Center is looking for volunteers for their annual Christmas Program that will take place on Saturday, December 16th at Lennox Middle School.

They are looking for volunteers the following days:

WHEN? December 13th, 14th, and 15th: 10am – 6pm (partial days okay) or Dec. 16th(Christmas Program): 3 shifts available 1) 8:30am-1:30pm, 2) 1:00pm – 6:00pm, 3) clean up only; 5:00pm-8:00pm

WHERE? Lennox Middle School (11033 Buford Ave, Lennox, CA 90304)

WHAT? Help with the following:

  • Sorting toys
  • Preparing goody bags
  • Decorating
  • Helping with set up

HOW TO SIGN UP? Email to sign up. You may call (310)67202208 or email for more info.

Calling all Volunteers 2017


Week 14 Update

Thank you to all of the families, friends, community members and alumni who attended our Exhibition in the new building last week! We hope you had a wonderful break and Thanksgiving holiday.

As we return this week, we have a regular schedule, except seminars are now over and replaced by POL prep time with grade-level teachers.

See you tomorrow!

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Junior Families: Sign up for Group Family Meetings with your student’s college counselor

Dear Da Vinci Design Junior Families and Students,

From the end of November and through December, college counselors will be holding small family meetings with junior families and students from their caseloads. In these meetings, counselors will discuss:


  • How to build your college list
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • College entrance exams (SAT/ACT) and test prep
  • What to expect for 12th grade
  • Summer Experiences
  • Important college admission requirements
  • What to expect for life after high school
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time

Families, sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link (make sure to sign up with your student’s appropriate college counselor) It is expected that all students sign up for a family meeting.


  1. Pam Baker: Students with Last Names A-GL:

  1. Rachel Fusco: Students with Last Names Go-O:

  1. Erin Knott: Students with Last Names P-Z:


Sign-up days and times are first come first served, so sign up early to get a time slot most convenient to you. Each meeting time is limited to a certain number of families. 

Please let us know if you have any questions. Below find our email addresses:


  1. Pam:
  2. Rachel:
  3. Erin:


El Camino College Open House (Wed, Nov. 15th)

Dear Da Vinci Design Student,

El Camino College will be hosting a festive and informative open house on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Stop by anytime between 5:30-8:30 p.m. and join ECC as they invite students to the El Camino College campus. The event will feature various information sessions, a resource fair, twilight campus tours, and all-around fun for students and parents alike.

Session topics include:

  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Parent Workshop
  • Athletics
  • Transfer Strategies
  • Career and Technical Education

For more information and to RSVP, please visit:


Week 13 Update – Exhibition Week!

Designers, what a wonderful first few days at the new campus! Thank you for keeping it so clean and learning alongside us as we transition to our new home.

Week 13 brings our fall Exhibition and we are so excited to see all of your amazing work in our new space! This is the last week of school before your Thanksgiving break.  Students and parents will be able to check out the other floors on campus during Exhibition night.

Seniors have their DTLA Urban Hike field trip on Friday 11/17.  Riordan SBI applications for 9th and 10th graders are also due on Friday 11/17 (see previous post for more details).


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9th & 10th Graders,

The Riordan Programs’ Saturday Business Institute will be accepting applications for their program. SBI provides first-year high school students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and begin to navigate the college application process.

The program includes:

  • Four Saturday sessions at the school site
  • College Action Plan and financial aid counseling
  • Professional development workshops, including essay writing, resume writing, interviewing techniques, public speaking
  • Career exploration workshops

Applications will be available in the Counseling Corner and will be due Friday, Nov. 17th. Please return completed application in the drop box also located in the Counseling Corner.

We encourage all our Freshmen and Sophomores to take advantage of this great opportunity!

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