January 15th
2017

Da Vinci  
Innovation  
Academy
  
13500 Aviation Blvd. 
Hawthorne, CA  90250 
Michelle Rainey, 
Principal 
Kaitlin O'Melveny
Toon, 
Dean of Students
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Greetings, DVIA Families!
A Few Words from Our Principal

Greetings Families, 

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. I always appreciate hearing about the thoughtful ways DVIA families spend during days off such as today so do share! 

Enjoy the week to come! 
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From Our Dean of Students   
 
It was so great to see the smiling faces of so many of you during our first week back! I heard repeatedly from staff members how they've enjoyed witnessing and experiencing the many ways your children had grown over the break, and what that growth adds to their learning experiences, especially in the new projects and workshops that are beginning in classrooms! Thank you for sharing your kiddos with us so that we can enjoy their journey with you. :)
What You Need to Know This Week

 
Who: All DVIA Families
When: Tuesday, January 24th from 5 to 7 PM 
What: Join DaVinci families for an evening of fun as we play board games, chat with friends - new and old, sip hot chocolate, & enjoy yummy food.
Please RSVP here. If you want to donate supplies, please click here.  


Book Club
Thursday, Jan 19 and Friday, Jan 20 
9:15-10:15am, Collab Lab 
A Whole New Mind, the final 3 chapters. Join Michelle and DVIA parent educators for a discussion of strategies to help your child engage in right-brained thinking.


Save the Date! 

Interested in what the future of DV High Schools looks like? An Open House will be held at the new High School Building on Saturday, January 21st! See the flyer at right for more information. 


Enrichment Classes Begin!
Monday, Jan 23

P.E.C. #3 is coming soon! 
Wednesday, February 15th 9:15am-2:15pm
Our focus is math and we can't wait to spend time with you and share what we know! As a reminder, PEC is mandatory for Hybrid parent educators in order to fulfill work journal requirements and Collaborative families are highly encouraged to attend as there is always so much to learn! (Also, PEC #4 is April 26th and will have a Social Emotional Learning focus). 

Vaccination Reminder  
In accordance with California law, please make sure that all of your child(ren)'s vaccinations are up to date for their age and grade. Click here for more details.     Questions or concerns? Call (310)725-5800 x1905.

DVIA Apparel 
DVIA has a few extra apparel items in adult sizes:
*    "I <3 DVIA" (blue heart) t-Shirt $10.00
*    Embroidered Da Vinci Innovation Academy feece with Da Vinci logo $40.00
*    Embroidered Da Vinci Innovation Academy zip-up hoodie with Da Vinci logo $35.00
These will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by the front office if you are interested!
Curriculum Corner
If you're looking for ways to incorporate the Martin Luther King holiday into your homeschooling, check out these resources:
o    Grades K-2 Read, Write, Think Lesson
o    Grades 3-5 Read, Write, Think Lesson
o    Grades 6-8 Read, Write, Think Lesson 
o    All grades:
Did You Know...
...the curriculum for both Reader's Workshop and Writer's Workshop is available on the parent educator resource website? From the home page, click on "Instructional Support" at the top of the page, then choose "Readers/Writer's Workshop Handbooks" from the drop-down menu.

Have a great week!
~ Your DVIA Team
Da Vinci Schools, 13500 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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