Archive for December 17, 2014

Make a Year-End Contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign and Double Your Impact!

Make a Year-End Contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign and Double Your Impact!

Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging your support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign!

A $50,000 matching challenge has been sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DIRECTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! Gifts to the Annual Giving Campaign are used to fund current operating expenses and benefit every K-12 student.

For more information or to make a gift online, click here. Link to:

Every gift makes a difference! Thank you!

Permission Slips due this Thursday!

Permission slips were sent home last week for the Sex Education Advisory lessons that will be presented during the first 2 weeks when students return to school in January. Grades 9 and 10 need to return 2 permission forms, one for the Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre Presentation and one giving permission to participate in the Sex Education Advisory lessons. Students in grades 11 and 12 need to return 1 permission slip to participate in the Sex Education Advisory lessons. All permission slips are due this Thursday December 18, 2014. Students will not be able to participate without a signed permission slip.

Week 18 – Last Week of Semester 1

Hello Designers!  Can you believe we are already at the end of first semester? How time flies.  Remember than Thursday is a regular day and has a 9:00 am start, and it is the last day of the semester.  Friday there are no classes, just staff development.  Report cards will be printed and sent out Saturday 12/20.  Please allow at least 2-3 business days for arrival. We hope your POLs are going well and wish you luck on the remaining ones!

dvd 2014-15 week 18

After community dialogue, DVD Drama will be performing a shortened version of their play, Almost Maine! Get excited!

Seminar sign-ups will be available early this week.  A separate post will go out with descriptions and the sign up link.

There is also a School Site Council Meeting (members, an email was sent your way) on Wednesday 12/17 at 5 pm in Ms. Vance’s room.

Week 17 Update – POL week!

Hello Designers!  This week is the first of 2 POL weeks at DVD.  Check out your weekly update below for basic details.  A letter was also sent out to each family in the mail over the holidays outlining specific POL policies and procedures, seminar sign-ups for Semester 2, as well as important reminders and upcoming dates.  If for some reason you did not receive this letter or would like to review it, scroll to the bottom of this message for images, or please click on the link below:

POL info Letter for Families 2014-15

We also have auditions for Little Shop of Horrors this week beginning on Monday, December 8th!  This will be DVD Drama’s Spring Musical production.  Interested or have questions? Contact Adam Kalma ( or Liz Adabale ( for more info!

Have a great week and best of luck on your POLs!

week 17 update families

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Tomorrow night…

…there are 2 presentations taking place on campus!

Senior Financial Aid Night
Tomorrow – Tuesday Dec. 2
Classroom TBD

Parent Speaker Series – Study Skills
Tomorrow – Tuesday Dec. 2
Classroom: Rey Vance, Room 103

We hope to see you there!