February 22
2015




Da Vinci
Innovation Academy


13500 Aviation Blvd.
Michelle Rainey
Principal


Tyler Phipps
Dean of Students




Email the office!
ia@davincischools.org





Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Director

Hello Everyone!

I look forward to seeing you all at the Jubilee this Tuesday! Don't forget to sign up to volunteer and RSVP so we know you're coming! See blurb below.

I also want to thank so many of you for participating in the Annual Giving Campaign. So much of what we have for students (art and maker teachers, the makerspace, academic coach support, fun new spaces on campus, the enrichment program) is funded by your contribution. If you haven't donated, please consider joining my family in pledging. Any amount you can give is sincerely appreciated. The percentage of families who participate, regardless of their contribution, is very important for when we seek funding from foundations and other support systems. It shows that all DVIA families support our mission and are willing to take action. Thank you in advance!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

This Thursday and Friday are our next Pizza/Spirit Days. The theme for this Spirit Day will be Crazy Hair/Hat Day.


So whip out the gel, blast out the hairspray (sorry environment), dust off that old cowboy hat or braid away! The only thing more fun than eating pizza without a hat is......eating pizza with a hat!!

Help spread DVIA throughout our community by encouraging your kids to participate in this month's Spirit Day. We look forward to "hairing" what you come up with.

Thanks and have a great week!






What you need to know this week:

Annual Giving Campaign
Matching Deadline Coming Up - February 28th
Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign!

A $50,000 donation matching program is being sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DirecTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! For more information or to make a gift online, click here. Please donate by February 28th to help us take advantage of the matching program.

Big Chill Winter Jubilee
Tues, Feb 24 | 6-8 pm
"The Big Chill Jubilee" is a chance for families to connect and to once again celebrate the love and warmth of the winter season with food and activities that will help you "chill out" and "warm up" as we enjoy the last few days of winter. Wear snow clothes and/or bring a crock pot of steaming food to be entered into a drawing for a door prize! Use this link to volunteer and use this link to RSVP.

Donuts With Our Director
Tues, 2/24 & Thurs, 2/26 | 9:15 am - 10 am
You bring discussion topics and we'll bring the donuts! Hang out with Michelle and other parents.

Pizza Day! Attention Core 5
Thurs, 2/26 & Fri, 2/27
It's pizza time again, but we don't have enough volunteers. Can you help? This is Core 5's month, but anybody can help. Use this SignUp Genius Link.

Please Bring In Your Box Tops This Week
Our deadline for submitting box tops is almost here! Every box top is worth $.10 for us. To help us win bonus box tops, please use this link or click the photo to enter online for a chance to win 1M bonus box tops for DVIA!

Student Lunches
Please remember to pack water bottles, napkins and utensils in your student's lunches. We've seen an increase in requests for supplies from the office. Thank you!!

Got Tennis Balls??
Have any extra tennis balls laying around? The Innovation Station is looking for 20-30 tennis balls to place on the legs of the tables in that space to help them slide around easier. Please email Tyler if you have some that you are willing to donate.

DVIA Talent Show & Art Walk 2015

Wed. May 13th 3-6PM

Celebrating Student Achievements in the Arts: Performing, Visual, Digital, Culinary, & Creative Arts!

More info coming soon! Student sign-ups begin March 1. The Talent Show Committee is looking for 5 committed adults to help coordinate the activities this year. If you would like to Volunteer please sign up here.


Coming up soon! Mark your calendar

Sharefest
Sat, May 2nd
Details to follow.

Implementing Common Core Together - A Math Mini-Conference
Sat, Mar 14th | Whittier
The Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council (GLAMC) invites you to attend a special session on understanding the Common Core State Standards in mathematics during the first session and then attend the workshop of your choice in the second session. Get more information here and/or email Janette with questions.

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team