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Week 24 Update

Designers, below is your Week 24 update!

No School on Monday, February 18 for the President’s Day Holiday.

Counselor Chat – Wednesday 2/20 from 8:00-9:00 am – join us on the first floor!

Have a nice weekend.

Bell Schedule 

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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program


The 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, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the U.S. We also provide a need-based summer stipend to cover transportation and living costs for students who qualify.

The application closes on March 15,2019.

For requirements and details click the attached link.

Girls Who Code flyer


Week 23 Update – Spirit Week!

Designers, Week 23 is Spirit Week! Your update is below.

Regular Week Bell Schedule 18-19

There is no school Monday 2/18 (President’s Day Holiday).

Spirit Week Themes!

Show your school spirit this week and participate in the week planned by DVD Leadership. Please note that dress code is still in effect for Spirit Week.

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Have a great weekend!


Week 22 Update + Newsletters

Hello Designers – below you will find our bell schedule for next week, newsletters from each grade level team and a few other notes for the week to come. Have a nice weekend!


9th Grade Newsletter

10th Grade Newsletter

11th Grade Newsletter

12th Grade Newsletter


PD Week Bell Schedule

No School on Friday 2/8 – Staff Development Day


Week 21 Update

Happy Friday, Designers! Your Week 21 Update is below.

Bell Schedule for 1/28-2/1

Regular Week Bell Schedule 18-19

DVD School Site Council Meeting #2

Tuesday 1/29 @ 4:15 pm (DVD Room 4303)


11th Grade Family Meetings continue over the next few weeks! Make sure to sign up.

Have a wonderful weekend.



Railroad Safety

DVD families, please read this letter from Vince Bravo, the Chief Administrative Officer at Da Vinci Schools.


Greetings Da Vinci Parents and Students:


Earlier today, I was informed about a situation that occurred yesterday that we would like to inform our parents about in order to ensure that our students are not putting themselves in danger when dealing with the train crossing located on Douglas.


At this time, there is a train that is scheduled to come through that area between 3:00 and 5:00 pm, which coincides with our dismissal times.  Yesterday, while a train was stopped at the crossing blocking traffic on Douglas, several of our students crawled over and under the connectors between the train cars to get to the other side. A couple of them also carried their bikes over with them.  One of our students was even called over by her parent to cross over, and while doing so, the train started to move.  Some students walked along the railroad tracks all the way to the last car and then went around it.  This is also very dangerous because there is no way of knowing which way the train will be going when it is time for it to move on.

Union Pacific Police will be out there today and a few other days to educate our students (and several adults who also crossed through the stopped train) on the dangers that they are putting themselves in by crossing through or around a stopped train.  For now, they will not be issuing the $400 citation that a person can receive for doing this.  They just want to educate as many people as possible to avoid a possible tragedy in the future.  We have also committed our collaboration and assistance in the form of communication to all of our parents and students, and providing supervision at the crossing when needed through grounds, security, or other DV staff.

Thank you for your assistance with this matter and please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about this matter.

Vicente Bravo

Chief Administrative Officer

Da Vinci Schools


Attention Students – Young Global Scholars Program

Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS) is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that brings together students from around the world for two-week sessions on Yale’s campus in New Haven.

YYGS offers need-based financial aid packages to students. In addition, they offer Young Leaders (YL) Scholarships each year to a limited number of students. YL Scholarships are need-based financial packages that cover tuition AND all travel costs.

Current 10th and 11th grade students are eligible to apply. You must complete the online application by February 6, 2019. 

For more information about this scholarship see the attached flyer.



Week 20 Update

Hello Designers, it was great having everyone back on campus this week! A few reminders and announcements for the week ahead:

  • No School Monday, 1/21 (MLK Holiday)
  • Bell Schedule for the week below

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Breakfast Now Being Served!

Reminder: Da Vinci Schools/Chartwells is now serving breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 in the morning in the cafeteria. Price is $3.50 for paid students, .30 cents for reduced students and those students that qualify for free lunch are also free for breakfast. No reapplying is needed.
Information about the program can be found here:
The menu for the week can be found here:

After School Theater Program

Design students, are you interested in learning more about the theater?

We are excited to share about the DV Theater program. This program will focus on performance, culminating in a fully staged production at the end of the semester. Any and all students are welcome. If you’re passionate about performance, or just looking to learn something new and challenge yourself, this is a program for you!

Da Vinci Theater will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:30 starting Tuesday, January 22nd. If interested, report to the BlackBox Theatre by 4:00 pm on this date to get started!

Senior Activities info can be found on this previous post.

Students in Integrated Math 3 – Announcement

Dear DVD IM3 Families,

We are writing to inform you that there will be a student teacher in your child’s Integrated Math 3 classroom this semester. Da Vinci Schools strongly believes in sharing our best practices with others in education and taking the opportunity, whenever possible, to provide excellent mentorship experiences for aspiring educators.  Mr. Korey Hlaudy will be the mentor teacher to our student teacher, Mr. Andrew Ojeda for the semester. Mr. Ojeda is a student in Pepperdine’s Education program and will take on a variety of roles and responsibilities in the classroom throughout the semester under the guidance of Mr. Hlaudy for the remainder of the year. Mr. Ojeda will attend all Da Vinci Design professional development alongside our staff, be present for Student Led Conferences, and participate in small group instruction, classroom observations and other teaching experiences around campus.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Ojeda to the DVD community!


Kate Parsons


Da Vinci Design




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