Archive for September 29, 2013

Important Request – Meal Applications

Dear Design Families,

This afternoon, every Da Vinci high school student received a meal application with instructions to turn it in on Monday in their first period class.

It is crucial that we receive a meal application from each and every family regardless of your family’s income or whether your student eats lunch at school.

The funding formula for schools has changed dramatically this year and is now closely tied to our number of free and reduced lunch applications. Literally, hundreds of thousands of state and federal dollars are at stake. We cannot impress upon you the importance that every family complete a meal application by Monday, September 30. You may complete the application online or turn in the print application. Only one application per family is needed.

Apply Online
Download a print application

Da Vinci team members will be calling, sending notes and e-mail blasts until we get every family to complete this application. If you have any questions about the application, please contact Sara Deulofeu at

Have a great weekend!

SENIORS: Mattel Internship Opportunity!

Seniors Only: You have an opportunity to apply for an internship at Mattel!

Some of you may have attended the lunch meeting today; if not, there are extra applications in the Front Office.

Applications are due by FRIDAY MORNING 9/27 to the front office as interviews are Tuesday 10/1 if you are selected.

For more detailed information, check the flyer below or contact Melanie Franko, Director of Real World Learning at

2013 Mattel HS Intern Flyer


Coming Up…

•  Progress Reports were mailed out yesterday (9/23)
•  Make-up Picture Day is this Monday, 9/30
•  Student Led Conferences: 10/7-10/10 from 1:30-4 pm
•  10th and 11th grade: PSAT on 10/16
•  Da Vinci football is off and running!
Please feel free to contact us any time:
•  Megan Anderson, Assistant Principal:
•  Denise Colwell, Parent Association President:

Da Vinci Schools: Crime Alert

Da Vinci Schools: Crime Alert
Attempted Robbery / 8:20 am
September 24, 2013

This email is being sent so our community remains informed and watchful.

Today at approximately 8:20 am, a Da Vinci Design High School student was approached while walking to school on 120th Street and La Cienega. The person who approached him told the student to hand over his cell phone. No weapon was used or brandished. Before anything could happen, the student left the scene and went immediately to the nearest safe location. The perpetrator was seen getting out of a black Mercedes Benz with black rims. He was accompanied by three other men in the car.  This same vehicle was seen driving slowly around the surrounding neighborhood and was possibly following students on nearby streets as they walked to school. The perpetrator also was reportedly seen to be standing in front of Da Vinci Design High School near the Del Aire Park tennis courts this morning.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department has been alerted and is working with us at this time.  If you have any information to share about this incident, please contact the L.A. County Sheriff at 323-820-6700.

Let us all take the time to speak with our students about being safe when coming to and from school. We encourage students to walk with a friend and be aware of their surroundings. Together as a community we can help each other and continue to keep this area safe for our students.