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Week 18 Update

Week 18 Bell Schedule

  • POLs run from 12/17-12/20
  • 12/20 is the last day of Semester 1
  • Report cards will be mailed after 12/21
  • First day of Semester 2 is Monday, January 14

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Parent & Student Surveys – it’s not too late!

Parents – if you have yet to complete our Fall Parent Survey, please do so here.

Students – this link will be shared with you during POLs, but you can also fill out the student survey at home using THIS LINK.

Feedback Requested from Gensler Architects

The architects of our beautiful school building at Gensler are asking for our feedback about our experience with our building. If you have about 5 minutes, would you mind reading the message below and taking the survey?
 
” Greetings from Gensler architecture and design! We hope you’re enjoying your new school building. We worked long and hard with DaVinci management team to designed the new facility that you moved into last year!
 
We are proud to have worked with DaVinci as a progressive school and we’re looking to learn more about modern education. We’re conducting a post-occupancy research survey to gather insights about how you are using the different spaces in DaVinci and what you think about them.
 
Thank you for your time!”

You’re Invited: Sports Complex Ribbon Cutting & Open House – December 20

You’re Invited: Sports Complex Ribbon Cutting & Open House – December 20

We’re excited to announce that there will be a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House Celebration at the new Wiseburn Sports Complex on Thursday, December 20.

Ribbon Cutting & Open House Celebration

Thursday, December 20, 2018
5:30-6:00PM – Speeches & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
6:00-7:00PM – Open House

201 N. Douglas Street
El Segundo, CA

Stop by for a walk-thru and take a look at the new facilities! All families, staff and community members are welcome to attend. > READ MORE
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Week 17 Update

Designers, POLs begin at the end of this week; bell schedule for the last two weeks of school is below.

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POL schedule begins on Friday 12/14 and runs through Thursday 12/20, which is also the last day of the semester.

Should you have a question or request regarding your student’s POL schedule, please contact their teacher(s) via email. You can reference this post about general POL information posted earlier this week.

Grade-level newsletters and Google Classrooms also contain POL information that families can access.

Donations for POL Week

Families – this year for POLs, we are asking for parent donations for snacks and/or breakfast items for teachers and staff. This energizes teachers throughout a long week of POLs! Link to the Sign Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0549a8a82faafa7-breakfast

Ideally, snacks would be brought in before POLs begin to be able to disperse the first day of POLs. Breakfast would be dropped of the morning of (between 8 AM – 815 AM). Accommodations are possible upon request. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Architecture Pathway College Classes – Parent Info

11th and 12th grade Architecture classes will be offered as dual enrollment classes via El Camino College this spring. Students had support from an El Camino representative on December 5th and December 6th at Da Vinci Design during class, but can still turn in the paperwork by this Friday 12/14 and enroll online if they missed it!

The following packets were sent home with students on Friday 11/30 to prep students for enrollment.  Again, the concurrent enrollment form must be turned in and registration complete by no later than December 14th (this is El Camino College’s deadline).

GRADE 12 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

GRADE 11 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

Senior Cap & Gown Portraits

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MATH AND SCIENCE TUTORING AVAILABLE

See flyer regarding tutors and their availability, especially with POLs approaching!

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Holiday Movie Night

HOLIDAY MOVIE NIGHT

Hosted by DVD Junior Committee.

  • Theme: Winter Wonderland
  • Bring Your Own Blanket (BYOB)
  • Friday, December 7th
  • Starting @ 5pm
  • In Black Box Theater
  • Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas and A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Food: Nachos, Popcorn, Hot Chocolate for sale

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Reminder – Architecture Pathway College Class Enrollment TOMORROW

Architecture Pathway College Classes – Parent Info

11th and 12th grade Architecture classes will be offered as dual enrollment classes via El Camino College this spring. Students will have support from an El Camino representative on December 5th and December 6th at Da Vinci Design during class.

The following packets were sent home with students on 11/30 to prep students for enrollment.  The concurrent enrollment form must be turned in and registration complete by no later than December 14th (this is El Camino College’s deadline).

GRADE 12 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

GRADE 11 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

Week 16 Update

Week 16 Bell Schedule

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Next week is the last week of seminars (12/5 and 12/6).

POLs being on Friday 12/14 and run through Thursday 12/20, which is also the last day of the semester.

Teachers will be supplying (or may have already supplied) POL prep materials.

Architecture Pathway College Classes – Parent Info

11th and 12th grade Architecture classes will be offered as dual enrollment classes via El Camino College this spring. Students will have support from an El Camino representative on December 5th and December 6th at Da Vinci Design during class.

The following packets were sent home with students today to prep students for enrollment.  The concurrent enrollment form must be turned in and registration complete by no later than December 14th (this is El Camino College’s deadline).

GRADE 12 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

GRADE 11 PARENT INFO PACKET – ECC ARCHITECTURE

9th Graders Participating in the MakerFaire – this Saturday!

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Senior Cap & Gown Portraits

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MATH AND SCIENCE TUTORING AVAILABLE

See flyer regarding tutors and their availability, especially with POLs approaching!

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ACT Test Prep – Winter Break Offering

Da Vinci is once again offering a winter ACT Prep course to its students through PJ Test Prep, a small Test Prep and Tutoring company based in the south bay. The course, open to students from all DV high schools, will be 5 days over winter break from Monday January 7th to Friday January 11th, 2.5 hours per day. Students can sign up for either the AM session (10:00-12:30) or the PM session (1:15-3:45) and are expected to attend the same session for all 5 days. The cost is only $50 per student (partial scholarships are available, so please don’t let the cost stop you from signing up!)

After signing up here, students pay the $50 course fee to their school’s office. Please make checks out to “Da Vinci Schools” and write “Winter ACT Test Prep” on the memo line.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45AFAF28A64-winter2

Week 15

Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! We hope you all had a restful week and were able to recharge for the last 4 weeks of semester 1.

Congratulations to all of our students on another successful Exhibition evening. We are continually impressed with the commitment to your work and depth of your learning through projects. Thank you to all of the DVD families, friends and community members who attended the event as well. We are so appreciative for your support.

A few reminders for the weeks ahead:

  • December 5th and 6th are the last days of seminar for semester 1
  • December 14-20 are POL days (half day schedule, see below)
  • December 20 is the last day of the semester, no school on 12/21 (this is a staff development day)
  • Bell schedules for the next 4 weeks are below for your preference and planning

POL Schedules

From December 14-20, students attend only half days; they are scheduled in the morning or afternoon group and will receive this information from their grade-level teachers. We will be sending out more detailed correspondence regarding the schedule for those days soon.

Have a great week!

 

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