ATLAS Info Meeting – Tuesday 5/16 at 6:00 pm

Want to go on an ATLAS trip or do service in LA?

COME TO OUR NEXT ATLAS CLUB INFORMATION MEETING!

Be one of the first ones there and get a free EF backpack!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

WHERE: Da Vinci Design Room 205

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College Knowledge Night Update: Presentations

Thank you to all the parents and students who attended Da Vinci’s College Knowledge Night on April 27th. We hope Da Vinci families learned more about college applications, college types, and other information about finding the right college.

We had a great turnout from families, colleges, and organizations. College Knowledge Night 2017

College Knowledge Night 2017

 

Below you can find the presentations from some of the organizations and colleges that presented at our event:

Year Up Presentation 2017

What Art Colleges are Looking For (Otis Presentation 2017)

Helpful College Knowledge Books (Finding the Right College Fit Presentation)

Northern Arizona University (Out of State Colleges)

Transcript of the College Essay Prezi

Compass Testing Presentation

For more information on the SAT vs. ACT presentation, please visit: http://www.compassprep.com/compass-guide/

If you are interested in learning more about the Community College Pathway presentation, contact: outreach@wlac.edu.

Thank you again to the families that came to the event!

 

 

Da Vinci’s Spring Musical – Grease! May 11 (5:30 pm) and May 12 (7:00 pm)

Designers – it’s that time of year again… Da Vinci’s Spring Musical! This year we’re going back in time to rock out in “Grease”! Performances will be on Thursday, May 11th at 5:30 PM and Friday, May 12th at 7:00 PM at the Forum at Da Vinci Science (13500 Aviation Blvd.). 

Tickets are $5 in advance and can be purchased at Da Vinci Design – Room 301 (Kalma) or $8 on the day of the show at the Forum. Get ready to toe-tap, hand-jive, & a wop bam boom! We hope to see you there.

Grease Promo

 

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!

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!

 

College Commitment date is Monday, May 1st

Students/parents,

Don’t forget that Monday, May 1st at midnight is the date that you have to say ‘yes’ to a four year college in order for them to hold your spot for you.  Most colleges usually want you to complete an online form and pay a deposit as well. Here are a few things to remember:

  • You must ONLY commit to one college. If you commit to more than one college, and the other one finds out that you have, each of them has the right to rescind your offer as they consider this ‘dishonest’.
  • Before you say ‘yes’, please be sure to look at your financial aid award letter to make sure that you have been granted enough money to attend
    • If you don’t understand what it says, please see your counselor. You want to know what your grants and scholarships are (free money) and what your loans are (have to be repaid) before you say yes
  • Just because you have been accepted and have committed, it doesn’t mean that the student’s job is done.  Students must keep up their grades. Why?
    • Counselors send a final transcript to the colleges in June. If a college that has accepted you, sees a big drop in grades, they can take back your offer of acceptance (and it does happen)
  • Attached is a list of some other decisions and questions that students and parents need to think about after you’ve made your decision.
  • Although not necessary, you should contact the colleges that you won’t be attending to let them know that you will not be attending. Why?
    • There are students who are ‘waitlisted’ at a college where you have been accepted, and if you let the college know now, they can release those slots to the other students.  It’s out of consideration for other students

Link to ” You’ve Made Your College Choice: What’s Next ?

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