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Week 28 Update – Women in Space, Exhibition, AGC…

Designers, your week 28 update is here.  We hope you have a wonderful 3 day weekend!

Events

If you are interested, take advantage of the opportunity provided by Spaceport LA tomorrow in Downtown LA. It is free for high school students!

Women in Space Event

Spaceport LA is hosting a “Women in Space” event this Saturday 3/18 in downtown LA.  They will have a variety of women panelists from the space industry speaking and an exhibit including robotics and rockets.  The event is free for high school students (with code below). Please spread the word as it looks to be a great event.

Women In Space
March 18, 2017, 2pm to 5pm

Cross Campus Downtown – 800 Wilshire Blvd #200 LA CA 90017

Register at: www.spaceportla.com
FUTUREWIS : free for high school students
COLLEGEWIS : 50% off ($10) for college students

Exhibition

April 6th at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Annual Giving Campaign

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!
Donate or Pledge by April 30 and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Belkin, Northrop, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Continental Development, all gifts to the Da Vinci Schools Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000.

Make your donation or pledge by April 30 and your gift will be DOUBLED.
Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link (http://www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml). We thank you!

 

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Week 27 Update

Designers, attached is the Week 27 update. Grades 9-11, we hope you enjoyed your college field trips this week!

Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Spring Semi-Formal dance this coming Friday 3/17. They will be on sale at lunch in the student store all week (until Thursday). Tickets cannot be purchased at the door.

– Theme: Masquerade

– Dress: Semi-formal

– Price: $15

– Date/Time: Lawndale Community Center, 7-10 pm

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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Week 26 Update – College Field Trips, Summer Internships…

Design families, thank you for carving out the time to attend SLCs and hear about your student’s progress. We had 95% of families attend an SLC, which is incredible and we were so excited to see that data come through this morning. We are so grateful for the amazing investment our school community, and our families in particular, have in student success here at DVD!

Parents, many of you already have, but if you didn’t get a chance to fill out the DVD Parent Survey for this Spring at your SLC, the link is still open and you can do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dvdparentspring17

College Field Trips are coming up next week!

  • Grade 9 – Tuesday 3/7
  • Grade 10 – Wednesday 3/8
  • Grade 11 – Thursday 3/9

Opportunities for Paid Summer Internships

1. LA Youth at Work is recruiting High School juniors and seniors for paid summer internships with Metro or in Health Care. *The students must register to attend 3 sessions. The first session is the Job Skills Workshop at USC on Saturday, March 4th from 9am-12pm

·         Students must also be 16 years old and eligible to work in the US. 

·         Internship dates/times are: June 14-August 11th from 8am-5pm

2. LA Metro is hiring high school students to be a part of their Transportation Career Academy Program (TCAP) to learn about careers in transportation.   Students must be:

  •    16-19 years old
  •    Juniors or seniors
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher 
  • Eligible to work in US
  •  Available to work seven hours a day, five days a week, during the seven week program

·  Internship dates/times:

  • June 19th- August 4th, Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • To apply:  Upload resume and transcripts by Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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$1000 School Hack Challenge – Opportunity to Innovate & Create Change in your School or Community

DVD,

Reframe Labs (https://www.reframelabs.org/) is an organization that helps to launch new, innovative schools. Da Vinci staff has worked with Reframe in a number of ways and they have offered up this unique opportunity for our students. They have passed along this message:

In 13 days (March 11th), Reframe is hosting The $1,000 School Hack Challenge, a free daylong event in which Los Angeles students ages 13-18 team up to design and test their innovative ideas to improve their school, classroom, or community. Winning ideas get $1,000 for implementation, and they will be selecting 5-10 winners.  

The event will most likely be held at Mendez High School at 1414 Kemmett Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90033. 

It’s free and open to middle- and high school students. Here’s the registration page to pass along for any potentially interested students: https://www.facebook.com/events/1282261318520501/

A few other things to know…

  • Students attend as individuals. After pitching, the top 10 ideas will be identified via crowd-sourced voting and students participants will then self-form teams. A team of Da Vinci students could still work together under this process.
  • Students don’t necessarily need their own ideas to participate, since they can simply join another team, but they do hope each student comes with his/her own idea for the initial pitch.

Please let us know if you have any other questions and we will be happy to answer (or find the answer!) for you.

 

 

Week 25 Update – SLC Week, Girls Who Code…

Designers, next week is SLC week! The school day runs from 9:00-1:30 and then Student Led Conferences will run from 1:45-4:00 Monday through Thursday. Friday is a regular schedule, running from 10:00-3:55.

Teachers have provided materials in class as well as on their weebly sites. Please make sure you have signed up for an SLC spot!

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SLC Schedules

 

Girls Who Code Opportunity

Da Vinci students – we encourage you to apply to this great opportunity.  Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is a free, 7 week summer program for current 10th and 11th grade girls to learn computer science. The application is due on March 17th and is fairly simple. Students don’t need any prior computer science experience. Here a flyer with more information. 

 

 

 

Parent Volunteers Needed for Prospective DV Counselor Interviews – Friday 2/24

Counseling Hiring Event – Parent Volunteers Needed for Friday 2/24

Would you like to interview prospective Da Vinci counselors? This Friday, 2/24, there are candidates coming in for both a morning and afternoon session.  Please sign up at the link below if you would like to participate!

Parent Interviews for Prospective DV Counselors – SIGN UP HERE!

Morning Session runs from 10:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon session runs from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. We need at least 1 to 2 parents per session. If you can only make it for a portion of the session, it is still helpful. Please contact Kate Parsons, Principal, at kparsons@davincischools.org or 310-725-5800 if it is easier to RSVP using either of those methods.

Thank you in advance!

Volunteer on Saturday 2/25 with Aviation Little League, 10 am-2 pm

Da Vinci Design students – if you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, Aviation Little League needs your help! This Saturday, February 25th from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you are invited to their Field Clean Up at Aviation Little League.

Sign up at the “Sign Up Genius” link below if you would like to attend and earn some hours!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ea8aa2ba0f58-aviation1

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF AVIATION LITTLE LEAGUE

The league fields are located North of Del Aire Park and behind some of the Da Vinci Schools (Design and Communications).

See our website – Aviation Little League

The Opening Day of the baseball season is March 4th. Every year we have a large crowd for opening ceremony and we want the fields to look very presentable.

Due to the past storms we have not been able to complete some of the field clean up. One major project will be painting a large size of wall that is located west of the fields. It is the wall that divides our fields to the aerospace parking lots. We have the paint and some materials (brushes/rolls).

We understand your students need volunteer hours and we will like to invite your students to come down to the field to help us paint the wall and even possible draw a mural(s) on the wall. Please bring brushes and/or rolls if you have extras. It will be a big help for us.

Week 24 Update – Parent Volunteers Needed (hiring), PSAT, SLCs

Designers, we hope you had an excellent 3 day weekend. Updates for this week:

PSAT for 10th Graders

Tomorrow, 2/22

Make sure to get plenty of sleep and eat a balanced breakfast!

Counseling Hiring Event – Parent Volunteers Needed for Friday 2/24

Would you like to interview prospective Da Vinci counselors? This Friday, 2/24, there are candidates coming in for both a morning and afternoon session.  Please sign up at the link below if you would like to participate!

Parent Interviews for Prospective DV Counselors – SIGN UP HERE!

Morning Session runs from 10:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon session runs from 1:30 pm-3:30 pm. We need at least 1 to 2 parents per session.  Thank you!

SLCs are Next Week

Please be on look out for materials from grade level teams regarding sign-ups.  These were given out to students last week.

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Reminders! Spirit Week, AGC, and Parent & Student Volunteer Opportunities

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR HIRING PANELS

Parents, are you interested in volunteering on Thursday, Feb 16 to be part of a parent hiring panel? You would be interviewing potential DV teacher candidates for the 2017-18 school year and sharing feedback with the school leaders. There are two opportunities: the morning session runs 9:00-11:15 and the afternoon session from 1:15-3:15. We are looking for at least one more afternoon volunteer.

You may sign up for one or both sessions at this LINKEmail Kate Parsons,Principal, with any questions at kparsons@davincischools.org. If you cannot make it this time, there will be more opportunities in the coming months.

STUDENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AT ANZA

The Anza Craft Fair will be on Friday, 2/24 from 6pm-8pm.  Please sign up to volunteer in 3 easy steps: 

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on SignUp.comhttp://signup.com/go/aWVBA1
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on SignUp.com)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – SignUp.com will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!

The following companies are contributing $75,000 to Da Vinci Schools and are challenging Da Vinci families and friends to join them in supporting innovative, real-world education: Belkin International, Northrop Grumman, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, and Kinecta Federal Credit Union. Your gift or pledge must be received by April 30, 2017 to count toward this year’s challenge. Your contribution will provide immediate funds to support Da Vinci’s top priorities. Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link (www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml). We thank you!

SPIRITWEEK

WDV Girls Softball – Looking for Players!

Message from WDV Athletics:

Wiseburn – Da Vinci’s first CIF Girls Softball team is looking for players, no experience necessary.  The last day to join the Softball team for this year will be Thursday, February 16th.

Practice takes place at 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. Meet at the baseball diamond at Del Aire Park with cleats and a glove. We need both experienced and no experience players. If you do not have a glove or cleats, but want to play, just show up and check it out.

Contact Doug Cowgill dvcoachdoug@gmail.com and/or Ms. Liang jliang@davincischools.org if you have further questions.

Note:  All 3 Da Vinci high schools play as one team for CIF sports as Wiseburn – Da Vinci.

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