Archive for May 28, 2016

Week 37 Update – POLs begin!

Designers – POLs have arrived. Wishing you the best of luck this week in your presentations! Practice and preparation will get you far.

  • As a reminder, POL days are still school days and we expect that all students attend their respective sessions every day. Attendance matters!
  • If you have any questions about POL schedules, please contact the school.
  • Parents – we would love to see you at POLs if you are able to attend.

Sneak Peak to the last week of school…

Monday 6/6: POL schedule (just like this week)

Tuesday 6/7: Minimum day for all students due to graduation that evening (9:00-1:30)

Wednesday 6/8: Last Day, full day! 9:00-3:55

Enjoy your 3 day weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

Week 37 families 15-16

School Site Council Meeting (last of this year) is on Wednesday 6/1 at 5:00 pm in Room 103.

Senior Checkout begins on Friday 6/3. It is available from 9:00-11:00 am  Day 2 is on Monday 6/6 during the same time frame. Students must complete their senior check out form, the Naviance senior survey, and have no remaining balances in order to pick up their cap, gown and tickets on those days.

Senior Project Showcase Tonight!

Just a reminder that tonight is the Senior Project Showcase! Please come out and support the seniors as they show off their senior projects. The event will be held at The Lakes at El Segundo and will run from 4:30-7:30 pm. Soft drinks and snacks will be provided while the students display their work, so come on down! Parking is available on site. Location information is below:

The Lakes at El Segundo 

400 Sepulveda Blvd

El Segundo, CA 90245


Week 36 Update – POL Prep Week

Congratulations to the cast and crew of our Spring Musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown on two amazing performances this week! It was a phenomenal show!

We also want to thank all of our current Da Vinci students, staff and families who attended the incoming student BBQ yesterday.  Our incoming families love to hear from you and meet you!

Designers – can you believe we have less than 3 weeks of school left? POL prep week has arrived.  Remember to use your time effectively this week: ask questions, get feedback from teachers and peers, and use prep time wisely!   No advisory or CD this week.

Reminder that Monday 5/30 is Memorial Day and there will be no school.  POLs begin on Tuesday 5/31.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and we will see you Monday.

Week 36 15-16 families


Attention Junior Families! Posse Foundation Application deadline extended!

Junior Families and Students:

The deadline to apply to the Posse Foundation had been extended until Monday May 23rd!

Don’t know what the Posse Foundation is? Its a wonderful organization that identifies and trains young leaders from urban areas in LA and sends them in multicultural and diverse teams of 10, or in a “Posse”, to top colleges and universities across the US. Posse Scholars receive a full tuition ride scholarship.

For more info, please see the attached flyer.

The application is attached below, as well. Turn completed applications into Erin Knott.

As always, if you have any questions at all about the Posse Foundation Program, see your counselor!

Posse Info Sheet

The Posse Foundation Application Nomination Form 2017

Senior Awards Night is tonight!

Seniors, if you received an invitation, we look forward to seeing you and your families there! Light refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday, 5/18 from 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Juan de Anza Elementary School

Ryman Arts Program-Deadline extended

The Ryman Arts Program has extended the application deadline to May 31, 2016.  Details are attached below. This free arts program is available to students in Grades 8-11 and meets on Saturdays at either Cal State Fullerton or on Sundays at the Otis College of Art and Design. The application submission requires an application, teacher recommendation, essay and 2 pieces of artwork.



“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” – Performances this week!

Thanks to Charles Schultz, everyone knows and loves the timeless PEANUTS crew. Come see Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang sing, dance, and perform in Da Vinci’s spring musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”!

There will be 2 performances: Thursday at 5:30 PM and Friday at 7:30 PM. Both will be at the Forum at Da Vinci Science (13500 Aviation Blvd.). Tickets are on pre-sale for $5 and at-the-door for $8.

We hope you can make it!

YAGMCB Cover (2)

Week 35 Update

Designers – there is a lot happening in Week 35! We have the spring musical, senior awards night, the incoming freshman BBQ and the last meetings of seminars. We’ll see you there – you won’t want to miss any of these events!

Spring Musical – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

When: Thursday 5/19 (5:30 pm) AND Friday 5/20 (7:30 pm)

Where: DVS Forum, 13500 Aviation Blvd

Cost: $5 ahead of time (purchase in Kalma’s room) or $8 at the door


Senior Awards Night 

Seniors, if you received an invitation, we’ll see you there! Light refreshments will be served.

When: Wednesday, 5/18 from 5:30-7:00 pm

Where: Juan de Anza Elementary School


Incoming Freshman BBQ

All current students are invited to come welcome our newest DVD family members!

When: Friday 5/20 from 4:00-6:00

Where: Back of DVD/DVC Campus

*Food will be served – no cost!


Student Parking Issue has been resolved. Students may park in the Del Aire Park lot again beginning Monday 5/16.  Students, please play music at a reasonable level, do not leave trash and overall, please be respectful of the space.  Thank you!

week 35 families 15-16

Student Parking Update

Designers – it has come to our attention that the park is no longer allowing students and staff to park in its spots. We are working to correct this issue, but in the meantime, please park in our lot or the surrounding neighborhood streets.

We ask that you are respectful of our neighbors, obey all parking signs, and for all drivers, whether parents or students, please watch your speed.  There have been many reports of high speed traffic through the neighborhood and we want to ensure safe arrival to and departure from school for our students.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Student Volunteer Opportunity

Students – are you looking for a way to get service hours by the end of the semester?  Sign up to volunteer at the King Harbor Sea Fair in Redondo Beach on Sunday, May 22nd from 12pm-5pm.

You can volunteer in the following ways:

  1. Participating in the Sand Sculpture Contest – You can participate in a  small scale contest from 12pm-4pm where teams can create a sculpture together in a 10′ by 10′ plot. If you are interested in this, please contact Brittney Olaes at
  2. Running the Sand Sculpture Contest – Do you and your friends or your school club want to actually run the Sand Sculpture Contest? Your roles would include signing the kids in, telling them the rules, judging the sculptures, etc.  If you are interested in this, please contact Brittney Olaes at
  3. General Volunteers – Assist with all parts of the event. Please sign up here if you are interested: RSVP HERE


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