January 24th
2016




Da Vinci
Innovation Academy


13500 Aviation Blvd.
Michelle Rainey,
Principal


Kaitlin O'Melveny Toon,
Dean of Students




Email the office!
ia@davincischools.org





Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Principal

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend and for those of you with family and friends in the path of the East Coast storm, I hope they are all safe and staying warm.

We still have Scooter's Jungle tickets left for Tuesday night's event and we really hope to see your family there! Please purchase tickets on Monday so we can receive the maximum fundraising dollars! Thank you to those of you who have signed up to donate food and drinks or to work the bake sale booth! We appreciate your help. We could use some additional goodies...sign up HERE. Don't forget to bring socks and cash for pizza and bake sale items! Thanks and see you there!

Thank you for being part of our DVIA family and enjoy your week!
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A Message From Our Dean of Students

Hi Families!
This will be our first Pizza Day with the new changes in how we order/pay for pizza. Your student should have received a pizza order form at school (if not, don't worry! There is a link to download the form below). If you plan to order pizza lunch, please make sure to fill out the form and place it with exact change (preferred) or a check made out to Da Vinci Schools (if necesssary) in an envelope and return it on Mon/Tues. We appreciate you trying this change with us, and we realize that it may take a few rounds of pizza lunch for this change to become a habit :)

Hooray for pizza, and for eating it in pajamas! Happy Pizza and Spirit Day on TH/F :)

Have a great week!
What you need to know this week:

Enrichment Begins On Monday!
Please talk to your student(s) about their enrichment schedule (days and classes) to help them get to the right place. Also, please remember to pick up your kiddos promptly when classes end. Thank you!

Annual Giving Campaign--Double Your Impact
The Annual Giving Campaign has officially kicked off! Please consider joining Da Vinci families and staff in pledging your support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign! Make an online tax-deductible gift at:

Submit Your Pizza Day Orders
Mon, 1/25 & Tues, 1/26
Don't forget that FAN is trying some changes in the way we facilitate Pizza Day. Your student(s) should have received an order form from school. If not, use this link to download an order form. Orders with cash (exact amount please) or checks should be turned in on Monday & Tuesday for Pizza Days on Thursday & Friday. We are hoping that this method will allow us to order and deliver pizza more efficiently, so that Pizza Days remain cost effective and a good fundraiser. Thank you for trying this change with us!


Scooters Jungle Fundraiser
Tues, Jan 26th | 5-8 pm | All Cores!
The ever-popular Scooter's Jungle Fundraiser is back! All Cores are welcome to purchase tickets in the front office using cash, checks or credit cards. This is a sell-out event so please purchase ASAP! Click the flyer to enlarge for more details. Don't forget to bring socks!

Pizza & Spirit Day
Thurs, Jan 28th & Fri, Jan 29th
This month's Spirit Day is Pajama Day (day we say, Pajamuary!?). Join us in a cozy day on campus in your best school/weather appropriate PJs! Kelly Ann's families are asked to host pizza day this month. Core 1 Families, please use this link to volunteer time and/or supplies.

Got An Extra Coffee Machine At Home?
If you have an old Keurig or coffee machine that you're not using, DVIA's front office will take it off your hands! The more access to coffee, the better. ;) Thank You!

Mark your calendar! Coming up soon:

Time To Apply For High School!
Application deadline is 2/29/16
Attention 8th grade families! If you plan on applying to one of our Da Vinci High Schools, the priority application deadline is coming up on 2/29/2016. Apply online using this link.
Please note that you must make a formal application for priority enrollment.
Not sure which program is right for your student? Shadow Days are still available. for more information.

Parent Educator Conference (PEC #3)
Weds, Feb 10th | 9:15-2:15 | Hawthorne Mem Ctr

Please be reminded that PEC's are mandatory work journal meetings for all 2-day families.

There are a number of changes planned for PEC 3 that we think you'll find interesting:

* A math focus with emphasis on developing mathematical fluency and creating engaging problems and challenges
* Raffle prizes from local vendors (along the lines of dance lessons, art lessons, etc.)
* Supervised kid care for DVIA students and DVIA-aged siblings
* More surprises to be announced in coming weeks!

If you're interested in kid care, reservations are required for morning and/or afternoon sessions ($5/session). Kid care is first come, first served through this link. Kids are asked to bring quiet, independent assignments/activities to work on.

Stargazing Event
Fri, Feb 19th | 6-9 pm
You are invited to the Wiseburn Ed Foundation's Stargazing Night at Dana Middle School (behind DVIA). There will be stargazing, episodes of the hit show COSMOS, food trucks, and more for the whole family. Click the flyer for more details.

Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team

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