Archive for March 8, 2016

Junior Family Meetings with the Counselors: Sign-Up Information and More

Dear Da Vinci Design Junior Families,

Beginning April 11th, counselors will be holding small group family meetings with junior families and students from their caseloads. It is expected that all junior families sign-up for a time and attend these meetings. If you were present at the Student Led Conference for your child last week, you should have received an informational letter then as well.

In these meetings, counselors will discuss:

  • Building your college list
  • College entrance exams
  • Naviance
  • Different College systems
  • Important dates
  • Important college admission requirements
  • And much more! Individual questions will also be answered during this time.

Families: Please sign-up to meet with your counselor via the provided link:

Karen Grace Baker, Last Names A-K

Erin Knott, Last Names L-Z

Nicole Cabalar, Specified Caseload

Sign-up days and times are first come, first served, so we recommend signing up early to get a time slot most convenient for you. These small group meetings are replacing junior specific night meetings and individual meetings.

Annual Giving Campaign–Double Your Donation Now Through 3/31

Annual Giving Campaign–Double Your Donation Now Through 3/31

Time is running out to double your donation! Thanks to a generous matching challenge by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop and Kinecta, every donation and pledge made to the Annual Giving Campaign by March 31 will be DOUBLED, up to $50,000.

We are so grateful to those families who have already donated, yet our Da Vinci Design giving participation stands at only 12% to date. We are seeking 100% family participation. Your contribution provides immediate support to Da Vinci’s top priorities. This year we have a $500 per student gap between what the state provides and what it really costs to deliver an outstanding Da Vinci education.

Every gift matters! Make a tax-deductible gift or pledge today by using this link.

We thank you!


Week 26 – Spirit Week!

Thank you to all of our families for another successful round of SLCs! We appreciate your involvement in this very important process.

Spirit Week is this week! Themes are as follows:

  • Monday – Pajama day
  • Tuesday – Halloween in March
  • Wednesday – Wacky Tacky Wednesday
  • Thursday – Sports
  • Friday – Colors (9th grade – green, 10th – red, 11th – blue, 12th – white)

Da Vinci Gala Spring Dance

  • Friday, March 11
  • 7-10 pm
  • Lawndale Community Center
  • Tickets on sale during lunch – $15

Have a wonderful weekend!

week 26 families 2015-16



Rock Around the Block – March 19th – Information for attendees and volunteers alike!

The 13th Annual Rock Around the Block event is coming up on Saturday, March 19th!

Wristbands may be purchased online at: Wristbands purchased the day of event are $35. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the event for food, beverages, games, rides and booths. Tickets are $1 each with items ranging from 1-4 tickets. No refunds on tickets.

The Wiseburn Ed Foundation are still looking for high school student volunteers to help out! There will be sign-ups on our campus next week on Thursday 3/10 during lunch, or you can contact Denise Sanchez directly to sign up at




Career Speaker Workshop Day – Looking for Speakers!

Parents and Community Members!

Da Vinci Design and Communications is hosting a Career Speaker Workshop on April 22nd from 11:45am – 1:00pm, and we are looking for speakers from a range of industries to come speak to students!  If you or anyone you know is interested, please sign up here:

You will speak to two groups of students for 25 minutes each (see flyer for more information and guiding questions).  Your participation will give students a great glimpse into your career, day to day tasks, and post high school trajectory.  Students would be thrilled to hear from you!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Natasha Morse at

Career Workshop Flyer

Reminder: Parking Restrictions on Isis Ave

Hello Da Vinci Families: We wanted to remind you of the parking restrictions on Isis Avenue to avoid anyone getting ticketed.  We’ve noticed that many parents are parking on Isis Ave for SLCs.  This is perfectly alright, but what you may not notice are all of the parking signs on the West side. They state that from 7:30 – 9:30 am & 3:00 – 5:30 pm, that part of Isis is for pick/drop off only and most importantly, today (Wednesday) between 1:00pm – 3:00pm is Street Sweeping, so parent will get a ticket if parked in front of the school on Isis Ave.  Also, the East side of Isis is a loading zone all day until 5:30, so you can also be ticketed there.   Just a heads up to avoid any inconvenience or ticketing!

Princeton Review ACT Prep Class

Princeton Review ACT prep Class

DVD and DVC are partnering with Princeton Review and holding an ACT Prep Class! The first session is on Saturday May 14th and ends on Thursday June 9th- and it aligns perfectly with sitting for the Saturday June 11th ACT exam! Dates and times are listed on the flyer. Course fee is a discounted rate of $299. Click on the link above to access the flyer for more information. See your counselor with any questions!

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