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Week 28 & 29 Preview: Exhibition Next Week!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Welcome back! Hope you all had a restful and enjoyable three day weekend from school. This week, we are gearing up to get ready for Spring Exhibition Night! On Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm our 9th, 10th and 11th grade students will be presenting projects that they have been working hard on for weeks – and all are invited!

Thank you to all of our parents/guardians for joining us during SLC week. It was great to have you on campus! And, thank you for taking the time to fill out our biannual survey while you were here.

If you have not yet filled out the biannual Parent/Guardian survey, please do so! It is crucial that we hear from all of our families; this survey helps us know how to keep doing our best to make DVD an amazing place to be. Do it now!

This week is a regular schedule – see below for upcoming dates as well:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm: Exhibition Night! (9th, 10th and 11th grade)
  • Friday, March 31st: NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Holiday
  • April 3rd – April 7th: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!
  • April 10th: School resumes!

Drug Prevention and Awareness Information for Parents/Guardians

Dear DV Parents and Guardians,

Da Vinci Schools is aware and concerned about an increase of substance use and risky behavior in our community. This mirrors trends that are being recognized across Los Angeles County and the nation. As part of our ongoing efforts to keep the health and well-being of your child and our school community a top priority, we are providing this notification with information both online and in-person during SLC week. Students will also be hearing information on drug awareness and prevention strategies in classes and in Advisory in the next two weeks.

Click here for information handed out to parents/guardians during SLCs.

Click here for information that will be shared with students in class.

Parents and guardians should use honest language that emphasizes their family values and concerns around drug use. Parents and guardians should also be prepared, get informed, and have some background knowledge on substance use and abuse related to vaping (THC and tobacco), fentanyl, and other substance use before starting the conversation with their child(ren). We are here to help! Use the resources here to be “in the know” and get ready to have an informed conversation with your child(ren).

For additional resources, visit us at https://www.davincischools.org/health-services/  

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En Da Vinci estamos conscientes y preocupados por el aumento de consumo de sustancias en nuestra comunidad. Este problema se ve reflejado en el condado de Los Ángeles y a través de toda la nación. Mandamos este aviso informativo porque la salud y el bienestar de nuestros alumnos es nuestra prioridad. Este aviso está disponible en línea y en un panfleto que se distribuirá esta semana durante las reuniones SLC. Los estudiantes también recibirán información y estrategias contra el consumo de sustancias durante las próximas dos semanas. 

Oprima aquí para la información que se les entregará a los padres durante las reuniones SLC (en Espanol)

Oprima aquí para la información que se compartirá con los alumnos en clase (en Ingles)

Padres de familia deben tener conversaciones honestas para enfatizar sus valores y comunicar sus preocupaciones con respecto al consumo de sustancias. También deben mantenerse preparados e informados sobre el abuso de cigarrillos electrónicos (THC y tabaco) y fentanilo, entre otras sustancias. ¡Estamos aquí para ayudar! Utilice los enlaces para más información y prepárese para platicar con sus hijos. 

 

Para recursos adicionales, visítenos en https://www.davincischools.org/health-services/

Diversity CD Celebration & Week 27 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

Today, we wrapped up the week with another amazing Community Dialogue at DVD! Our assembly today, hosted by our Diversity Council, was all about celebrating the diversity of our school community. The program included a fashion show of different cultural garments, dances from different cultures, displays of foreign language, and of course some culturally themed art work from our very own Design students. A huge shout out and thank you goes to our student-led Diversity Council and their counselor advisor Pam Baker! See below for pictures!

Next week, Student Led Conferences begin! Every student and parent is expected to participate in leading an SLC this semester. SLCs will happen in-person and on campus unless a Zoom meeting is requested. See below for SLC schedules and details.

Student Led Conferences (SLCs): Grade Level Resources

Please click links below to access SLC materials and read carefully:

Week 27 Bell Schedule: Student Led Conferences

Reminder: We have minimum days Mon-Thurs (3/13-3/16) next week. Students will be released at 1:45pm. Friday (3/17) will be a staff development day and classes will not be in session.

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development
  • Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm: Exhibition Night! (9th, 10th and 11th grade)
  • Friday, March 31st: NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Holiday
  • April 3rd – April 7th: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!
  • April 10th: School resumes!

Week 26 Highlight: Diversity Community Dialogue

Student Led Conferences Next Week!

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

We are getting ready for Student Led Conferences (aka: SLCs) next week! SLCs are an important time when parents and teachers come together for a meeting led by the student. It is a time to highlight a student’s strengths and hard work, to encourage students to set new goals, and to ask guiding questions so students can take ownership of their learning.

Every student and parent is expected to participate in leading an SLC this semester. SLCs will happen in-person and on campus unless a Zoom meeting is requested. See below for SLC schedules and details.

Student Led Conferences (SLCs): Grade Level Resources

Please click links below to access SLC materials and read carefully:

Week 27 Bell Schedule: Student Led Conferences

Reminder: We have minimum days Mon-Thurs (3/13-3/16) next week. Students will be released at 1:45pm. Friday (3/17) will be a staff development day and classes will not be in session.

Week 26 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design families!

SLCs are just around the corner! Keep your eye out for messaging from teachers and our front office about Student Led Conferences coming up soon.

Student Led Conferences (SLCs) are happening in-person at the DVD campus from March 13th-16th (Week 27).

See below for the Week 26 Bell Schedule, as well as upcoming key events:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development
  • Tuesday, March 28th: 5:30pm-7:30pm: Exhibition Night! (9th, 10th and 11th grade)
  • Friday, March 31st: NO SCHOOL – Cesar Chavez Holiday
  • April 3rd – April 7th: NO SCHOOL – Spring Break!
  • April 10th: School resumes!

Coffee w/ Admin Parent Info Sessions Tomorrow!

Greetings Design Parents/Guardians,

Mr. Stoll and Mr. Takeyama will be hosting our March “Coffee with Admin” parent info sessions tomorrow! We invite you to join us to hear about updates from the school, to ask us any questions you have, or to share your feedback and ideas about the school.

Wednesday, March 1st: Coffee w/ Admin Parent Info Session

  • Agenda: 1) School Updates, 2) Fentanyl & Youth Drug Abuse Resources, 3) Community Schools Grant Updates, 4) Q&A w/ Admin
  • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96454378803
  • Two Sessions: 8am & 5pm, via Zoom – all parents/guardians welcome!

Hope to see you there!

—DVD Admin

Week 25 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

This week, for our campus highlight, we are celebrating the incredible mural work done by our designers that is currently featured in the center atrium. A new semi-permanent installation in the atrium is a credit to our Ethnic Studies class. The murals were hand painted by our DVD Seniors and presented for their POLs last semester, and represent varied and diverse stories of cultural representation and finding joy in overcoming oppression. Our current installation in the glass display case was produced by our Black Student Union in commemoration of Black History Month. We are so proud of our DVD artists and achieving such beautiful, meaningful artwork.

See below for key upcoming dates and the Week 25 Bell Schedule:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Tuesday, February 28th @4:30pm: School Site Council Meeting #4
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96326418680
    • Agenda: 1) EL / Title 1 Updates, 2) School Stakeholder Survey Review pt. 2, 3) CCSPP Community Schools Grant Wish List
  • Wednesday, March 1st: Coffee w/ Admin Parent Info Session
    • Agenda: Fentanyl & Youth Drug Abuse Resources
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96454378803
    • Two Sessions: 8am & 5pm, via Zoom – all parents welcome!
  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development

Week 24 Highlights: DVD Atrium Murals – Ethnic Studies Fall 2022 POLs and Black History Month 2023

 

BHM CD, Spirit Week and Week 24 Preview

Greetings Designers and Design Families!

We are wrapping up a fantastic and fun week at DVD! We handed out roses to each student on Valentine’s Day, we showed out with our Spirit Week dress up days, and we culminated it all with an amazing community dialogue assembly celebrating Black History Month. CD, hosted by our awesome Black Student Union and their advisors, had the whole school community sharing in the joy as we had games, dancing, awards, and even a Soul Train style fashion show, all backed by a live DJ. See below for photos!

Next week, we have a short schedule due to the President’s Day holiday. See the Week 24 schedule here:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Monday, February 20th: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Holiday
  • Wednesday, February 22nd @4:30pm: School Site Council Meeting #4
    • Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/96326418680
    • Agenda: 1) EL / Title 1 Updates, 2) School Stakeholder Survey Review pt. 2, 3) CCSPP Community Schools Grant Wish List
  • Wednesday, March 1st: Coffee w/ Admin Parent Session
    • Agenda: Fentanyl & Youth Drug Abuse Resources
    • (Two Sessions: 8am & 5pm, via Zoom – all parents welcome!)
  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development

Week 23 Highlights: Black History Month CD & Valentine’s Day Rose Welcome

9th Grade Food Truck Field Trip & Week 23 Preview: Spirit Week

Greetings Designers and Design Families,

The classroom highlight from this week might make you hungry! Today, our 9th graders got to go on a walking field trip to Del Aire park and celebrate the kick off for their Spring  exhibition projects by visiting some food trucks. For this upcoming project, students will model their ideal food truck and even conceptualize what recipes they would put on the menu. They got to spend the day outside at the park, sampling some of the food, hearing directly from food truck owners, and brainstorming what their food truck might be like. See photos below!

Next week is Spirit Week! See below for the spirit week days, and the Week 23 Bell Schedule:

Key Dates and Upcoming Events:

  • Week 23 (2/13 – 2/17): !Spirit Week!
    • Mon, 2/13: Pajama Day
    • Tues, 2/14: Valentine’s Day Monochrome
    • Wed, 2/15: Despicable Me
    • Thurs, 2/16: Sports Day
    • Fri, 2/17: Black Out Friday
  • Friday, February 17th: Black History Month Community Dialogue
  • Monday, February 20th: NO SCHOOL – President’s Day Holiday
  • Week 27 (3/13 – 3/16): Student Led Conferences (minimum days)
  • Friday, March 17th: NO SCHOOL – Staff Development

Week 22 Highlight: 9th Grade Food Truck Field Trip

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