Archive for October 31, 2014

Week 13 Update

Happy Halloween Designers!  We saw such great spirit this week and some awesome costumes today. Have fun tonight trick-or-treating, but most importantly be safe! Below is your Week 13 update…

dvd week 13 families

Coming in the next few weeks (also see calendar at a glance)…

  • Black and White Dance
    • November 14th, 7-10 pm
    • Lawndale Community Center
    • Tickets are $15 on sale at lunch
  • Exhibition Night @ DVD/DVC
    • November 19th, 6-8 pm
  • Thanksgiving Break
    • November 24-28

Fiesta Tomorrow Night!

Design students – tomorrow night is the Dia de los Muertos themed Fiesta being put on by Senior Committee and Spanish Club!  A few details:

  • TIME:  5-7 pm (parents/guardians: please pick up your student no later than 7:30 pm)
  • Pre-sale ticket sales have ended, but you can still buy a ticket at the door for $3!
  • Dia de los Muertos face painting will be available in the morning, at lunch and at the fiesta with prices ranging from $2-$5.
  • Food and drink will be sold at the fiesta
  • There will be a pinata, games, and fiesta music!

Hope to see you there!

There is also a Black & White Dance for ALL DA VINCI SCHOOLS from 7-10 pm on Friday, November 14th at the Lawndale Community Center.  Tickets will be on sale starting tomorrow (10/30) at lunch for $15.

Junior Committee Presents Fright Night out at DVD

Students can come to a haunted house and participate in a few fall activities!  There will be snacks and drinks for purchase, as well as festive flower crowns!  Music, fun, games and more!  Tickets can still be purchased at the door!

Parents/Guardians: If your student is attending tonight’s event Fright Night Out, doors will open at 6:00 pm.  The event will END at 8:00 pm.  Students cannot leave the event before 8:00 pm without a parent physically coming onto campus to get them. Pick up from the school event should be no later than 8:30 pm.  Please call the school with any further questions.  Thank you!

Old Navy – Paid Work Opportunity for DV students!

Old Navy in Manhattan Beach wants to hire Da Vinci students for paid positions over the holidays.

To learn more about it, plan to attend an Information Session this Friday, October 24th at 9:00 a.m. in the Fab Lab. An Old Navy recruiter will be there to explain how to apply. Applicants must be 16 years of age.

This is a great opportunity to have real work experience and to work with a great management team!

Soccer and Basketball Sign Up Info

Students: See information below regarding basketball and soccer team sign-ups.  Contact Coach Curry at with any questions!

Basketball sign-ups
Date: Thursday, October 23rd
Time: 4:15 – 4:45
Location: DVD/DVC campus (lunch benches near the back field)
Try-out Dates: November 6th & 7th
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 (gym will be open at 4:00)
Location: Del Aire Gym
Practice will begin November 11th 4/4:30 – 6:00pm

Soccer sign-ups
Date: Friday, October 24th
Time: 4:15 – 4:45
Location: DVD/DVC campus (lunch benches near the back field)
Try-out dates: TBD (Coaches will advise at sign-ups)
Time: 4:30 – 6:00
Location: DVD/DVC Field
Practice Start Date: Coaches will advise at sign-ups
Time: 4:30 – 6:00
Location: DVD/DVC Field

Week 11 Update

Hello Designers!  Thank you for supporting ASL’s Martha’s Vineyard Exhibition and our Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration this week!  Excellent work was done by all staff and students involved.  Below is your Week 11 Update.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Week 11 families


PSAT Payment Due

The PSAT takes places tomorrow for all 10th and 11th grade students. Please remember to pay $14 for your student (unless he/she is in 11th grade and qualifies for free and reduced lunch). You can pay via this link or to Maria Beltran in the front office:

This Week’s Events

Hello Design families!  We wanted to send a few reminders about this week’s events. See below!

American Sign Language: Martha’s Vineyard Exhibition

Tuesday October 14th, 5:30-7:00 pm

marthas vineyard flyer

Hispanic Heritage Month Exhibition

Wednesday, October 15th, 5:30-7:30 pm

Come see, hear and learn about various cultures and countries! There will be food, music, dancing and many booths to learn from!

School Site Council Meeting

Members, this is also taking place Wednesday, October 15th at 5:30 pm in room 103 (Ms. Vance’s room)

Agenda: SSC Agenda Meeting 10-15-14

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