Archive for March 31, 2015

Exhibition Sneak Peek!

Hello Designers! Below are images of the Exhibition Booklet for this Thursday’s event.  Take a look in advance to see what students will be presenting in all of the grade levels! These will also be available at the door.

Also, don’t forget to download the QR Reader on your phone to sign in!  Go to the following link for more details: Booklet Spring 2015_Page_1 Exhibition Booklet Spring 2015_Page_2

New and Improved Online Sign-in for Exhibition! Try a practice run now!

Design families – Are you tired of keeping track of those pesky slips of paper that document your attendance at school events?

We will have QR codes you can scan (similar to the one below) to record parent/family attendance at Exhibition so you can quickly sign in online!  We will keep these for our records so you don’t need to track tiny paper slips. It is quick and simple – just 3 responses and you are good to go in less than a minute!

Want to practice?  Scan the QR code below and take the practice sign-in survey.  It will take less than a minute!


Don’t have a QR Reader app on your phone? No problem! Follow these easy steps to prepare for Thursday:


  1. Go to the App Store on your smartphone
  2. Search for “QR Reader”
  3. Download “QR Reader for iPhone” if you have an Apple device, or “QR Code Reader” for an Android device (Samsung, etc.)
  4. Once downloaded: open QR Reader app, hold phone over the code above to scan, and it will send you to the sign in link!

We look forward to seeing you at Exhibition this week.  Thank you in advance for your participation and support!

Week 30 Update – Exhibition Week!

Designers, Exhibition Night is this Thursday, 4/2, from 6:00-8:00 pm for Da Vinci Design and Communications.  Please join us as students present their most recent and innovative projects from the semester!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Parking is available in our parking lot as well as at Del Aire Park.  Please be mindful of our neighbors if you need to park on the adjacent residential streets.  Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.

If your family would like to eat dinner during Exhibition, the following food will be for sale. Please bring cash.


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Exhibition Week Spring 2015 Option 2

State of the Schools – Today

State of the Schools – Today

Matt Wunder, CEO of Da Vinci Schools, will be presenting the yearly State of the Schools address this evening at the Forum at the Da Vinci Science campus. Come join other Da Vinci community members to hear about the present and future of Da Vinci, including future facilities and curriculum plans.

State of the Schools
Tuesday, March 24th 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Da Vinci Science Forum
13500 Aviation Blvd, Hawthorne CA 90250

Exhibition – April 2nd

Spring Exhibition night is next Thursday, April 2nd from 6pm to 8pm, and all students are expected to be present and present. Come support the students as they show off the great projects they have created this semester and spend some time exploring classes across campus!

Spring Break – April 4th to 13th

Spring Break is just around the corner. There will be no school April 4th through April 13th. Students’ first day back in school will be Tuesday April 14th.

Traffic Advisory during Pick Up Time Thurs. 3/19

Attention all Design families – the LA County Sheriff has informed us that there will be much more traffic than usual on Isis Avenue tomorrow, Thursday 3/19, at pick-up time (3:55 pm) due to filming that is taking place on the street. There will be many large trucks/trailers on Isis Avenue. Please plan accordingly and drive safely!

ATLAS Domestic Travel Meeting: Thursday, 3/19

On Thursday, March 19th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 206 (Ms. Buckner’s room), the ATLAS team will be holding an Informational Meeting for domestic trips to San Francisco and Washington D.C.  The team is trying to get large enough groups so that they can customize the tour to see some colleges while visiting.  If parents/students enroll by March 30th, they will receive a $50 discount.  The other benefit of securing your spot now is that monthly payments will be lower since there will be a longer runway! Still have questions?  Contact Maigon Buckner  at

Domestic Travel Flyer Domestic Traveler Info

From our Counseling Team…

Dear DVD parents,

This is an especially relevant article for current seniors, but is also a worthwhile read for all grade levels to read concerning college admissions decisions. This weekend, UC Davis, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz will be releasing their admissions decisions with other UCs as well as California state and out of state colleges in the upcoming weeks. It’s especially important for our all of us to remember what this college process is all about and to support our students in any way that we can so that they know that their entire self worth should not be tied into their acceptance or denial by any one college. This recent NY Times article highlights some important things to consider and can act as a great guide to discuss what is important about college with your students.

As always, your counseling team is here to assist you and your students as they navigate this important life decision.

Click on the link below to access the article:

Week 28 Update

Hello Designers! Thank you to all who participated in SLCs. We appreciate your attendance at these school-wide events!

A few reminders for the week:

  • 10th graders will be taking the CAHSEE on Tues and Wed (3/17 and 3/18)
  • The DVX program Info meeting is on Wednesday 3/18 at 6 pm.
  • Last week to donate to Pasta for Pennies! Ends Thursday 3/19.

If you could not attend SLCs, or did not have a chance to take the parent survey while on campus, please use the link below to fill out a quick parent survey.  We value your feedback and it helps our programs grow.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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School Site Council Meeting is on Wednesday 3/18 at 5:00 pm in Room 203.  The agenda is below!

SSC Agenda Meeting 3-18-15

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