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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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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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Da Vinci Designers Explore Their Personal Passions Through Digital Media Projects

Da Vinci Design seniors are cultivating their personal interests and passions into a marketable brand for their first semester exhibition project, Innovating Success.

The questions driving this real-world project are “What am I passionate about and how can I use media to share my passions with others?”

Our Designers have a wide variety of personal interests and passions, ranging from animation to car design to Latinx culture and teaching. Students are interviewing outside experts in the their field of interest, taking photos and video for inspiration, and creating final digital media deliverables such as a blog, podcast, or vlog that can be shared across multiple social media platforms such as Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook. > READ MORE 

You can see this project, and those from other grade levels at Exhibition this Wednesday!

Week 14 Update – Exhibition Week

Exhibition Night is this Wednesday, 11/14 from 6:00-8:00 pm. We look forward to seeing family, friends and community members at the event where our students will be displaying their projects from first semester.

*No School Monday 11/12 (observation of Veteran’s Day holiday)

*Minimum Day Friday 11/16, 9:00-1:30 pm

Week 14 Bell Schedule

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Being Good Neighbors: Reminders regarding Drop Off and Pick Up

We have been notified by businesses in the area that some of our students and families have not been good neighbors.

Several students have been trespassing on private property (ignoring posted signs) at the Elevon complex north of Da Vinci Schools on Douglas Street.  This has been a recurrent problem since late last school year, and the business owners are within their rights to call for El Segundo law enforcement the next time they see students trespassing on private property.  Please respect our neighbors in the community and conduct yourselves accordingly:  if certain behaviors are inappropriate on campus, they are also inappropriate off-campus at neighboring businesses.

In addition, surrounding businesses have notified us that some families are using their parking lots for drop off and pick up of students.  Please do NOT use any parking lot or street location for dropping off or picking up your students other than the Da Vinci parking lot.  This also applies to students using ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.

We thank those of our students and families who have been respectful of our neighbors; we expect all our students and families to behave appropriately in our community, as we all represent Da Vinci Schools.

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