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Da Vinci Schools Families Connected: Health & Wellness Resources at Your Fingertips


Did you know that Da Vinci Schools and South Bay Families Connected have joined forces to bring health and wellness resources to our Da Vinci students and families?

We invite students, families, caregivers and anyone committed to helping youth thrive to check out the Da Vinci Schools Families Connected website where there is an abundance of free articles, resources, blog posts, and videos on a wide range of topics, including Social-Emotional Wellness, Mindful Parenting, Substance Abuse Prevention, Depression & Mental Health Challenges, College Admissions Stress, Grief, Suicide Prevention, and more. (The Da Vinci Schools Families Connected website can be accessed on our Da Vinci Schools website under the Resources tab.)

Families Connected also hosts a popular speaker series in the South Bay, free parenting workshops, support groups, and weekly parent chats. Some recent topics have included How to Be a Good Friend: Helping Your Child Develop Healthy Peer Relationships; Under Pressure: Stress Resilience When the Stakes Are High; and Secrets for Raising Kids Who Become Thriving Adults.

Get health and wellness resources and support delivered right to your inbox by signing up here to receive the Families Connected monthly e-newsletter. We are grateful for our partnership with South Bay Families Connected. Together, we are committed to helping youth thrive and stay on a healthy path to maturity.

Kayne Destination College

Hey Juniors!

Reminder – this information was presented to you during advisory.

See link below to submit your interest form.

If you have questions, please see Pam Baker.






Last/KPCC’s Open House

Juniors and Seniors,

LAist/KPCC’s annual open house (read: free daytime hang) is Sunday, Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a great way to see the inner workings of a news operation, get some goodies, meet the team of actual human people who write articles for you and your community, and ask us questions IRL.

Spend the afternoon touring the newsroom, participating in a mock-editorial meeting, indulging in food truck gluttony, and being thanked for supporting local journalism. To RSVP you can click on the link provided.

Cal State LA Early Entrance Program (EEP) Open House

Hello Students and Parents,

The Early Entrance Program at Cal State LA is the only program of its kind in the nation that matriculates qualified students as young as 11 years of age as full-time college students, enabling students to skip their remains years of secondary school and graduate with their baccalaureate degrees within 4 to 5 years.

EEP Admission: Students interested in applying for Fall 2019 must complete two steps:

  1. Complete an EEP Interest Form:
  2. Take an official SAT or ACT exam, and submit qualifying test scores to the EEP by May 1, 2020. To register for this exam, visit:, and select “REGISTER.”


Don’t Miss This Private Basketball Clinic for DV Students Tomorrow!!


Looking for something to do tomorrow during the PD day when school is not in session?

There is an exciting private Basketball Clinic for Da Vinci students scheduled for tomorrow in connection with the L.A. Street Festival hosted by the LA Times. Don’t miss this opportunity to play some ball with friends and develop your skills. The free clinic is for Da Vinci students in grades 6-12 of all skill levels.

What: Free Private Basketball Clinic for Da Vinci Students in grades 6-12
When: Friday, Sept. 20 from 12:00-2:00 PM (arrive at 11:30 with your permission slip in hand)
Where: On Douglas Street between Imperial Highway and Atwood Way — meet in the white tented area at 11:30

There will be giveaways to make the day extra special. If we obtain 150 student participants, all students will be entered into a raffle for the following prizes:

* Prize 1: Apple AirPods or Samsung Galaxy Buds
* Prize 2: $100 gift card to Amazon, Best Buy or Dick’s Sporting Goods
* Prize 3: $50 gift card to Amazon, Best Buy or Dick’s Sporting Goods

The private clinic is part of the first-ever L.A. Street Festival with 3×3 games, e-sports, live music, food and more!

Hope to see you there!

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