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Week 34 Update

DVD families, we are so grateful for all who appreciated teachers this week. Whether you donated a yummy treat or sent a note of appreciation, it truly brightened our staff’s week! We are thankful to have a such a wonderful school community.

Below is your week 34 update.  It’s hard to believe, but we only have 3 weeks until POLs begin and 5 weeks until school is out for summer!  Have a wonderful weekend.

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Teacher Appreciation Week is here!

This week (May 1-5) is Teacher Appreciation Week! Many of you may have already written a thoughtful note (or a few!) for your teachers in Advisory. If not, we encourage you to do so this week. Your notes of appreciation mean so much to our staff who work so hard to support students in their ongoing growth and success.

Parents, would you like a way to show your gratitude for staff but aren’t sure how? You can always drop off a note of appreciation, or you can donate breakfast items for our staff throughout the week in our front office! If you are interested, please sign up at the link below…

Breakfast Donations for Staff:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A8AC2FA13-davinci3

Any questions? Please contact Assistant Principal, Ms. Martin (mmartin@davincischools.org), and thank you in advance for your generosity!

Week 33 Update – Teacher Appreciation Week

Designers, can you believe it’s already May!? We have less than 6 weeks remaining in our 2016-2017 school year.

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week (May 1-5) is Teacher Appreciation Week! Many of you may have already written a thoughtful note (or a few!) for your teachers in advisory.  If not, we encourage you to do so this week.  Your notes of appreciation mean so much to our staff who care so much and work so hard to support students in their ongoing growth and success.

Parents, would you like a way to show your gratitude for staff but aren’t sure how? You can always drop off a note of appreciation, or you can donate Breakfast Items for our staff throughout the week in our front office!   If you are interested, please sign up at the link below…

Breakfast Donations for Staff:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0545A8AC2FA13-davinci3

Any questions? Please contact our Assistant Principal, Ms. Martin (mmartin@davincischools.org)

Parent Volunteers Desired for DV Hiring Symposiums on 5/4

Parents, we have a two more hiring symposiums for prospective Da Vinci teachers on Thursday, 5/4.  There are two sessions: morning (9:00-11:00 am) and afternoon (1:00-3:00 pm).

Please sign up HERE if you are interested in being part of the process and interviewing some of the candidates (or email Kate Parsons, Principal at kparsons@davincischools.org).

DVD 16-17 Week 33 Update - Families

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From last week…

Student Parking Permit Applications for 2017-18

Current Juniors may apply to be part of a lottery for a parking permit for the new campus next school year. There are limited spaces available so don’t delay!

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Graduation Speaker Application for Seniors

Seniors, applications for student graduation speakers are available now.  They are due by May 4th at 4:00 pm to the Principal’s office. We look forward to your submissions!

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Annual Giving Campaign

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!
Donate or Pledge by April 30 and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Belkin, Northrop, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Continental Development, all gifts to the Da Vinci Schools Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000.

Make your donation or pledge by April 30 and your gift will be DOUBLED.
Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link (http://www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml). We thank you!

 

Week 32 Update – Please read – Much information included!

Designers, below is your Week 32 update.  Check it out for information on this week’s events, a parent involvement opportunity, SBAC testing, a letter to parents regarding a recent Netflix series, parking permits for next year, graduation speaker applications and more!

Parent Volunteers Desired for DV Hiring Symposiums on 5/4

Parents, we have a two more hiring symposiums for prospective Da Vinci teachers on Thursday, 5/4.  There are two sessions: morning (9:00-11:00 am) and afternoon (1:00-3:00 pm).

Please sign up HERE if you are interested in being part of the process and interviewing some of the candidates (or email Kate Parsons, Principal at kparsons@davincischools.org).

SBAC Testing for Juniors next week

All juniors are scheduled to take the SBAC tests next Wednesday and Thursday (4/26 and 4/27).  Attendance is crucial!

Letter to Families Regarding new Netflix Series 13 Reasons Why

DVD Families, please read the letter from our counseling team below and reach out with any questions or concerns. Your student also should have received a copy of this in Advisory, so please ask for that when they come home today!

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School Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, April 25, 4:45-6:00 pm in Room 402

Agenda: SSC Agenda Meeting 4-25-17

Student Parking Permit Applications for 2017-18

Current Juniors may apply to be part of a lottery for a parking permit for the new campus next school year. There are limited spaces available so don’t delay!

DV Parking Permit Application -Students

Graduation Speaker Application for Seniors

Seniors, applications for student graduation speakers are available now.  They are due by May 4th at 4:00 pm to the Principal’s office. We look forward to your submissions!

DVD Graduation Speaker Application 2016-17

Annual Giving Campaign

The 2017 Annual Giving Challenge Is On!
Donate or Pledge by April 30 and Your Gift Will Be Doubled!

There’s never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools! Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Belkin, Northrop, Chevron, Gensler, 72andSunny, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, and Continental Development, all gifts to the Da Vinci Schools Annual Fund will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $75,000.

Make your donation or pledge by April 30 and your gift will be DOUBLED.
Every gift makes a difference. Please consider making a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by clicking this link (http://www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml). We thank you!

DVD 16-17 Week 32 Update - Families

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Parking Permit Applications for Next Year Available Now!

DVD Juniors, did you plan on driving to school next year? As you may have heard in your Advisory class today, parking permit applications for next year at the new campus are now available in the front office.  There are a limited number of spaces and applicants will therefore be placed in a lottery in order to receive a spot. Please turn applications into the front office upon completion.

At this time, CURRENT JUNIORS ONLY may pick up an application in the office or download it HERE.

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Save the date–Thursday April 27, 2017

College Knowledge Night – Thursday-April 27
Parents and students of all grades! Reminder that our annual College Knowledge Night event (sponsored by Da Vinci Design and Communications) will take place Thursday, April 27  from 5:30-7:30pm.

Parents: Have any burning questions about what it takes to get into a California State University? University of California? Out of state college? Community college? Are you wondering how much college really costs and how are you going to be able to pay for it?

Students: Wondering how to create the best college essay that will get the attention of your dream college? Not sure if you should take the SAT or ACT? Or how important is it to take these tests and how much does it count for admissions?

College admissions representatives, test prep companies, college access organizations (Year Up, Riordan Scholars) and recently graduated students will be here to present on all of these topics and more!

There will also be two special workshops for seniors only 

  • What I wish I had known before I went to college (presented by a DVD Class of 2013 graduate)
  • Tips for students and parents on getting ready for college (presented by a DV college counselor)

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 5:30-7:30pm (choice of four 25 minute rotating workshops) – Come when you can and take one, two or four workshops!
Location: Da Vinci Design/Communications Campus, 12501 Isis Ave, Hawthorne,Ca 90250

Please RSVP your attendance here: http://bit.ly/1P2qkCZ

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Apply for the Summer Coding Camp for Young Men of Color!

Teens Exploring Technology (http://exploringtech.org) has a FREE, 12-week computer science and entrepreneurship program that teaches young men of color how to use code and entrepreneurship to solve community problems and develop into new leaders.  Students will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet tech leaders in Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach.

 

Apply by Saturday, April 29th

 

DETAILS:

  • Open to current 9th and 10th graders who identify as males of color
  • Runs from June 3rd-August 5th

 

TO APPLY:

Email the following to info@urbantxt.com and cc Natasha Morse (nmorse@davincischools.org)

  • Complete application
  • Completed short answer responses
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts (you can get them from the office manager)

 

DVD + KidWiseMan Mural Event Today! All are welcome from 1:30-3:00 to join!

Today, KidWiseman, renown Los Angeles Street Artist, will be painting a mural with our students, designed entirely by our DVD seniors! The mural will be located on the first 80 feet of the Da Vinci Design School parking lot.

Painting will begin at 10:30AM and will continue until around 3:00PM. While students get off of school at 1:30, we encourage any other students and/or family members of any age to stop by and spend some time painting with the students until the completion of the mural around 3:00PM.

We know that our seniors are incredibly proud of the work they are doing and the mural they are leaving to inspire the younger generations of Da Vinci students as DVIA moves to the campus in just over a years time! Pizza and water will be provided for all who attend.

Here is an image of the design that will be executed by the students (they had still been working on the final colors which you can now see if you come by!):

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We hope to see you there this afternoon Friday, April 7th, from 1:30-3:00PM to celebrate the amazing work created by students and to participate yourself.

 

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