Come join the fun at any of these 47 locations for the free lunch program! Children and youth ages 18 and under receive a free, nutritious lunch and snack that include vegetables, fruits, seeds and healthy dairy products like milk, string cheese and yogurt.
June 13 – August 5
Monday to Friday
Lunch is served from 12 to 1 p.m.
Snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.
Meals are available for dine-in only at the enclosed designated areas. Lunch and snack are for youth participants only.
*Please note that there will be no lunch and snack on June 20 and July 4.
¡Únase a la diversión en cualquiera de estos 47 lugares para el programa de almuerzo gratis! Los niños y jóvenes de 18 años y menores reciben un almuerzo y una merienda gratis y nutritivos que incluyen vegetales, frutas, semillas y productos lácteos saludables como leche, queso en tiras y yogur.
13 de junio – 5 de agosto
Lunes a viernes
El almuerzo se sirve de 12 a 1 p.m.
La merienda se sirve de 3 a 4 p.m.
Las comidas están disponibles para cenar solo en las áreas designadas adjuntas. Solo son para participantes jóvenes.
*Tenga en cuenta que no habrá almuerzo ni merienda el 20 de junio y el 4 de julio.
As a school community today, we joined in a moment of silence for the students and staff lost in the tragic shooting yesterday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. We felt it was important to take a moment this morning to recognize the hurt and fear being felt across the nation as a result of the violence that happened. For educators, parents, and students, school violence is something we all feel deeply. We encourage all students, and families too, check in with yourself today, to recognize how you are feeling affected by this, and to reach out to those around you if you need support today. For students, this means reaching our their counselors for support.
Here are some resources that may be helpful as you navigate your classrooms in the wake of this violence:
As principal, I want reassure all of you that these events, while too common, are rare, and that our school is safe. I join you in feelings of sadness today, but am encouraged by the collective strength of our school community.
Da Vinci Schools is thrilled to announce the long-awaited soccer field project at 201 N. Douglas Street is moving forward this summer. On March 8, 2022, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees approved $1.5 million in reserve funds designated to complete the soccer field.
“Both Da Vinci Schools and Wiseburn Unified share a mutually beneficial goal and desire to complete the soccer field project for our students, families and community. It’s been four and a half years since the campus opened. As a long-term user of the facility, Da Vinci decided to assume financial responsibility for the completion of the soccer field,” said Dr. Don Brann, Da Vinci’s Board President.
A formal Facilities Use Agreement (FUA) between the Wiseburn Unified School District and Da Vinci Schools calls for the construction of playing fields at the high schools campus for the benefit of Da Vinci students, the Wiseburn District, and the Wiseburn community. With enough reserve funding on hand, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees voted to fund and complete the project with the District’s cooperation.
The soccer field project is projected to begin in Summer 2022. The project scope includes removal of a large amount of existing dirt (estimated at 3,600 yards), grading, installation of new synthetic turf, bleachers and a scoreboard, among other work. The soccer field project is anticipated to be completed in time for use during the 2022-23 soccer season.
This week, we are getting ready for POLs. This is a reminder that starting next week, Da Vinci Design will follow a minimum day schedule. From Tuesday, May 31st through the last day of school on Wednesday, June 8th, start time will be at 8:55am and end time will be at 1:55pm. See the bell schedule below.
Join us at South Bay Customs for the Senior Project Showcase on Thursday, May 26th!
The Senior Showcase is a free event, open to the public, hosted by Da Vinci Design each year! This student led event is created to showcase dozens of senior projects. Senior projects use the skills students learned in their respective pathways to research and address an issue or interest in their communities. This Showcase is a Da Vinci Design tradition that every graduating class gets to complete leading up to graduation. There will be food, live music, and all of Design’s student’s final projects! Funds from sales will go to the cost of the venue, food, invitations, etc. We hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, May 26th
Time: 5pm to 7pm
Location: 115 Penn St, El Segundo, CA 90245
Key Events & Upcoming Dates:
May 23rd, Monday: POL Prep Week begins (No Seminars)
May 26th, Thursday: Senior Showcase Event @ South Bay Customs (free event!)
May 27th, Friday: 10th Grade On-Campus Activity Day w/ Fulcrum
It’s hard to believe that there are only four more weeks of school before summer break! And of course, with the end of the semester, comes POLs! See below for key upcoming dates, and some classroom highlights from our 9th grade Fundamentals of Design class as students get ready for POLs!
Upcoming Dates & Events:
May 11th, Wednesday (5:30pm-6:30pm): Senior Awards Night
Agenda: 1) ELPAC Testing Updates, 2) Review of Year 1 LCAP
May 19th, Thursday: 9th Grade Camp Retreat
May 19th, Thursday: Last day of Seminars
May 20th, Friday: 9th Grade On-Campus Activity Day
May 21st, Saturday: Senior Grad Nite
May 23rd, Monday: POL Prep Week (No Seminars)
May 27th, Friday: 9th Grade On-Campus Activity Day
May 30th, Monday: NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day Holiday
May 31st – June 7th: POL Schedules (minimum days – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 8th, Wednesday: Last Day of School (minimum day – school ends at 1:55pm)
June 9th: Graduation Ceremony, 5:00pm *Time Corrected* – at 201 N. Douglas St. Campus
Week 34 Classroom Highlight: 9th Grade Art POL Prep!
For this POL, students have multiple options to choose from. They can choose to revisit a skill taught previously in the year, or, they can work on a passion project! Here are just a few of the work samples from our 9th graders as they sculpt, stitch, draw, screen print, photoshop, and more!
What a great week! Shout outs to all of our college-bound Seniors who we celebrated on Decision Day on Monday, 5/2. Thanks to our counseling team for making this fun and exciting event happen. Click here to see all of the photos for the post earlier in the week!
Next week, we will be having a Multicultural Fair on Monday and Tuesday, during an extended advisory period, hosted by Diversity Council. And, we will be celebrating our Seniors once again during Senior Awards Night on Wed, 5/11. Seniors who are receiving recognition will be notified, but all are welcome.
Upcoming Dates & Events:
May 11th, Wednesday (5:30pm-6:30pm): Senior Awards Night
Happy Friday! We are looking forward to some great things happening at DVD next week. Our Seniors will be having a “Decision Day” celebration during Advisory on Monday where they will declare which colleges they are going to in the Fall! We can’t wait to share the celebration in a post next week.
Next week is also TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK! Thank you in advance for the outpouring of support for our amazing, dedicated teaching staff here at DVD. Parents/Families: please check your email inboxes for opportunities to celebrate teachers this week and to support DVD. Here are a few ways to celebrate our teachers this week:
Calling all thinkers, tinkers, creative problem solvers and leaders!
Kick off your summer fun with three exciting in-person camps at Da Vinci Schools in beautiful El Segundo.
This summer, we are proudly offering Robotics, Graphic Design and L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Determination) Camps at our campus, located at 201 N. Douglas St., El Segundo, CA 90245. Choose from two separate weeks with AM & PM sessions available. >> Register here: Da Vinci Summer Camp 2022
Week 1: June 21-24, 2022 (4 days)
Week 2: June 28-July 1, 2022 (4 days)
Schedule for both 4-day weeks:
Robotics Camp | 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (entering grades 4-9)
Graphic Design Camp | 9:00AM to 12:00PM (entering grades 6-9)
L.E.A.D. Camp (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Determination)| 12:30-3:30PM (entering grades 6-9)
COST: $200 per 4-day week/per AM or PM session
ROBOTICS CAMP: Campers will learn basic engineering concepts using LEGO Mindstorms, while designing, building, and programming their robots to complete a challenge based on the 2021-22 FIRST Robotics Challenge. Mentored by students on the World Champion Da Vinci Robotics Team, campers will complete a wide-range of robot objectives based on each student’s skill level and interest!
GRAPHIC DESIGN CAMP: Campers will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop and develop professional graphic design skills! Each day, students will learn how to use a new Photoshop tool or technique in response to a fun or interesting design challenge. At the end of the camp, students will create a final piece that shows off all their skills.
L.E.A.D. CAMP (Leadership, Empowerment, Accountability, Determination): Campers will develop valuable life skills – leadership, communication, teamwork, goal setting, problem-solving and time management to become great students and people through various team-building activities, games, workshops, and more!
Da Vinci Summer Camp 2022 is open to the general public. Morning campers may be dropped off as early as 8:30AM. All campers must be picked up within 15 minutes of camp ending. Lunch supervision is provided for campers participating in both the AM and PM sessions. **Please complete a separate registration for each child.**
COVID Protocols: Please note that Da Vinci Schools actively follows all federal, state and county guidelines related to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, masks will be strongly recommended.
I want to start this week by celebrating all of the students, staff, and student leaders who braved the snow and joined us in the mountains for our 10th Grade Retreat Camp! We were not expecting snow in April, but if this year has taught us anything, it is to expect the unexpected! It was truly a great bonding experience for our 10th graders and will be a camp retreat we won’t ever forget. See pictures below!
Also, we want to celebrate our 12th graders for starting their Senior Project journeys this week! Students who complete their Pitch POL and have their ideas approved will begin field work on their projects next week. For more details, reach out to the teachers on Team 12.
This week, we have a normal bell schedule week. 12th graders will be taking the CA Science Test (CAST) on Monday and Tuesday. 11th graders will be taking the CAST in their Biology classes on Wednesday and Thursday. See the Week 32 bell schedule here:
Parent Hiring Panel Interest Survey (Spring 2022)
Parents/Guardians: we need YOU! It is this time of year when we begin the process of hiring and interviewing potential teaching candidates for the 2022-2023 school year. It has traditionally been part of Da Vinci’s hiring practice that all school stakeholders participate in our hiring events (called symposiums) to help us find the next great DVD teachers. If you would like to participate, complete the Parent Hiring Panel Interest Survey here to learn more and to sign up!
Upcoming Dates & Events:
Friday, April 29th: Senior Beach Day Field Trip
Wednesday, May 4th: Spanish 3 Field Trip
Friday, May 6th: Staff Professional Development Day (No School)
Friday, May 6th (6pm-10pm): Prom! (@ Proud Bird in El Segundo)