Archive for 10 Grade

Announcement: Move to the New Building

Designers, we are thrilled to announce that we will be moving into the new building located at 201 N. Douglas St. in just a few short weeks!  There will be more details in the coming weeks for drop-off, pick up, etc.

A message with details from our CEO, Dr. Matt Wunder, can be found at the Da Vinci Schools website, or you can access it directly by clicking HERE. It is available in both English and Spanish.

What do I need to know?

To ensure a smooth transition, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees has approved a modification to the academic calendar to create a 5-day window for packing, moving, and reconfiguring technology. Details below:

  •  We will be adding two professional development days (Nov. 6 and 7) to our schedule. Nov. 3 was previously scheduled as a PD Day (no school for students).
  • The last day of classes at the current campuses for DVC, DVD and DVS will be Nov. 2.
  • Students will begin at the new campus on Wednesday, November 8th.

We ask that all students, families and community members please remain off of all campuses (old or new) during the transition unless specifically authorized to be there.

To celebrate our new beginning in this amazing new facility, there will be a Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Students, families and community members are invited to attend the opening celebration of Phase 1 of construction. (Phase 2: pool, gym and soccer field is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2018.)

Please reach out with any questions or concerns. We are so excited to get into our new home!

Week 9 Update

Design students and families, thank you for attending SLCs. We appreciate and value your involvement in your child’s education here at DVD!

If you were unable to take the parent survey during your SLC time, please feel free to do so here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dvdparent

Great California Shake Out – 10/19

On Thursday, October 19th at 10:19 am, we will be participating in the statewide earthquake drill deemed the Great California Shake out.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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Week 8 Update – SLCs, PSAT/Practice ACT and more!

Designers, week 8 is SLC week.

Monday through Thursday, we run a minimum day schedule from 9:00-1:30, with Student Led Conferences (SLCs) running from 1:45-4:00.

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Check out this post for information regarding your students’ SLC: http://dvd.davincischools.org/2017/10/student-led-conferences-next-week-information-grade-level

PSAT/Practice ACT – Wed 10/11

  • 10th and 11th graders will be taking practice college entrance exams on Wednesday 10/11
  • They will be on a different bell schedule within the 9-1:30 timeframe than 9th and 12th graders.
  • Please remind students to eat breakfast, get plenty of sleep and to bring a snack and a pencil.

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Fall Semi-Formal – A Night to Dismember on Friday 10/13

We invite all students to join us at the Fall Semi-Formal on Friday, October 13th from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Lawndale Community Center (14700 Burin Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260).

The theme is “A Night to Dismember” and students are encouraged to dress in red and black semi-formal attire for a night of fun with their friends.

Tickets are on sale for $15 at lunch and after school starting Monday, October 9. Thanks again to all of our parent volunteers who are helping to make this a special night for our students!

  • All student outfits and costumes must meet normal school dress code policies. Students out of dress code will not be allowed to enter the dance.
  • Halloween make up is ok, no masks allowed.
  • All students must arrive at the dance by 8:00 PM. If a student does not arrive before 8:00 PM, they will not be permitted to enter the venue.
  • All students must stay until the dance is over at 10:00 PM unless a parent/guardian arrives and personally picks up the student before 10:00 PM.
  • All students must be picked up no later than 10:15 PM. There will be no student supervision after 10:15 pm.
  • If students would like to bring a non-Da Vinci student as a guest, they must complete a guest application and get approval before the event.

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Have a wonderful week!

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Fall Semi-Formal, SSC Interest, Weekly Updates

School Site Council Interest

  • Students, parents and teachers: Would you like to be part of Da Vinci Design’s School Site Council? If you would like to nominate someone, or nominate yourself, for a seat on the Da Vinci Design School Site Council, we have more open slots this year! The council meets 4 times a year in the evenings to discuss, vote on, and provide feedback on various school programs and topics.  We are looking for parent and student nominees. If you are interested in being nominated for the council or would like to nominate another individual, please fill out this FORM by Friday, October 6th.  Voting for the council will take place via the survey during Student Led Conferences week (Oct 9-13) and new members will be announced once voting has closed.

 

Fall Semi-Formal

We invite all students to join us at the Fall Semi-Formal on Friday, October 13th from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Lawndale Community Center (14700 Burin Ave, Lawndale, CA 90260).

The theme is “A Night to Dismember” and students are encouraged to dress in red and black semi-formal attire for a night of fun with their friends.

Tickets are on sale for $15 at lunch and after school starting Monday, October 9. Thanks again to all of our parent volunteers who are helping to make this a special night for our students!

  • All student outfits and costumes must meet normal school dress code policies. Students out of dress code will not be allowed to enter the dance.
  • Halloween make up is ok, no masks allowed.
  • All students must arrive at the dance by 8:00 PM. If a student does not arrive before 8:00 PM, they will not be permitted to enter the venue.
  • All students must stay until the dance is over at 10:00 PM unless a parent/guardian arrives and personally picks up the student before 10:00 PM.
  • All students must be picked up no later than 10:15 PM. There will be no student supervision after 10:15 pm.
  • If students would like to bring a non-Da Vinci student as a guest, they must complete a guest application and get approval before the event.

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Weekly Announcements

Want to keep up with our weekly updates?  Students see these every Wednesday in advisory! http://dvd.davincischools.org/weekly-announcements/

Student Led Conferences Next Week – Information by Grade Level

Families, next week we are holding our SLCs – Student Led Conferences, from Monday, October 9 to Thursday, October 12 from 1:45-4:00 daily. As such, students will have a minimum school day Mon-Thurs (9:00-1:30) next week.

If you have not yet received information from your student, or would like to sign up/double check your time, please see grade-level specific information below:

GRADE 9

See SLC info on Grade 9 Weebly: http://dvdgrade9.weebly.com/announcements1/student-led-conferences-slc

Start in Room 102 – Maconochie

GRADE 10

Please sign-up via SignUpGenius here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa4ab2fab9-fall2

See other SLC info here: www.dvdteam10.weebly.com/SLCs

Start in Room 206 – Buckner

GRADE 11

See SLC info on Grade 11 Weebly: http://dvdgrade11.weebly.com/

Room 105 – Hlaudy

GRADE 12

See link on Stoll’s weebly for SLC RSVP and Schedule: http://dvdesignrstoll.weebly.com/fresh-posts-2017-2018/slcs-rsvp-link

Room 404 – Anderson

Make Up Picture Day – 10/4

Designers, if you were absent, or unable to have your photo taken a few weeks ago on Picture Day, make up Picture Day will be this Wednesday, October 4.

You will receive a slip tomorrow with the time you are to report to have your photo taken.

Please contact Korey Hlaudy, khlaudy@davincischools.org, with any questions.

DACA Resources for Families/Recursos de DACA para Familias

Dear parents/guardians and students,

As many of you know, significant changes have been made to the DACA program. This Thursday, October 5th is the deadline to renew permits that will expire on or before March 5th, 2018. The Department of Homeland Security is not accepting any submissions from new applicants.

If you, your child, or any friends or family need information or resources for filing the renewal, please check out these resources from the California Department of Social Services.

For more information about the DACA update, please see the flyer below or contact your school counselor or Ms. Parsons.

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DACA APPLICATION & USCIS FILING FEE ASSISTANCE

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) funds qualified non-profits to provide free legal services for low-income individuals. The following organizations provide DACA renewal assistance. Assistance with USCIS DACA renewal filing fees may also be available. Services are not guaranteed.

You must contact the organization directly to inquire about service availability.

Ayuda Financiera para la Solicitud de DACA

El Departamento de Servicios Sociales de California (CDSS) aporta ayuda financiera a organizaciones no-lucrativas para servicios legales a personas con pocos recursos. Estas organizaciones proveen asistencia para las renovaciones de solicitudes de DACA. Ayuda financiera para los costos de renovación también pueden ser disponible. Estos servicios no son garantizados sin embargo, usted tiene que contactar la organización de forma directa para preguntar sobre este servicio.  

 

Los Angeles

Catholic Charities of California Los Angeles

1531 James M Wood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90015

(213) 251-3400

www.CatholicCharitiesLA.org

Central American Resource Center of Los Angeles

2845 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

(213) 385-7800

www.carecen-la.org

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA)

2533 W. 3rd St Suite 101, Los Angeles, CA 90057

(213) 353-1333

www.chirla.org

International Institute of Los Angeles

435 S. Boyle Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033

(323) 264-6217

www.iilosangeles.org

Korean Resource Center

540 S Kingsley Dr #B, Los Angeles, CA, 90020

(323) 937-3718

www.krcla.org

Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic

919 South Albany Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

(213) 736-8136

www.lls.edu/lijc

UFW Foundation – Los Angeles

3002 Whittier Boulevard. Los Angeles, CA 90023

(323) 264-2700

www.ufwfoundation.org

Week 7 Update

Designers, we had such a great showing at the kickback – thank you for coming. It was awesome to see so many students there! We hope you had a great time.

Week 7 update is here – can you believe it’s already October?!

Fall Semi-Formal Dance

This year’s fall semi-formal dance is hosted by Da Vinci Communications. Tickets will be on sale starting this coming week. More information below:

  • DATE: Friday, October 13
  • TIME: 7-10pm
  • LOCATION: Lawndale Community Center
  • COST: $15
  • TITLE: A Night to Dismember
  • THEME: Living Dead (Día de Los Muertos, zombies, Halloween, etc.)
  • DRESS CODE: Semi-Formal Attire
  • Please note – NO MASKS OR WEAPONS/WEAPON-LIKE ITEMS PERMITTED

Ivy Prep ACT Classes

If you are enrolled in any of the Ivy Prep ACT classes, below are a few reminders:

  • Full length practice test this Saturday 9/30 at DVD, starting at 8:00 am in rooms 205 and 207
  • Classes begin this week and run from 4:15-5:45.
  • Monday/Wednesday classes will be held in room 110 at DVC
  • Tuesday/Thursday classes will be held in room 105 at DVD

FAFSA Workshop

  • Senior families – don’t miss out on this FAFSA workshop. We only have a few available and spots fill up quickly!
  • Coordinate with your student’s counselor regarding attendance

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Coming Soon – PSAT and Practice ACT testing for 10th and 11th graders

10th and 11th grade families – students will be taking practice College Entrance Exams in less than two weeks on Wednesday, October 11 during the school day.

  • 10th Graders will take the Practice ACT
  • 11th Graders will take the PSAT

Students will be receiving a letter during advisory today (also below) with detailed information.

Please make sure students eat breakfast in the morning and bring a snack for the morning as well. They will also need a pencil and a scientific calculator.

Should you have any questions, please contact Tina Hannouche at channouche@davincischools.org

 

For 11th grade Families…

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For 10th Grade Families…

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