March 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!

Thank you for participating in DVIA's Veggie Grill fundraiser! We raised $250! If you missed this one but want to help with our next restaurant fundraiser, please consider enjoying dinner at Pizza Rev in El Segundo on March 30th or 31st. Enjoy a post-Exhibition dinner with family and friends or attend on the night your kiddo(s) don't present! Thanks for supporting our program!

Also, please take 10 minutes to fill out our Spring survey. I read every response and share your feedback with Da Vinci's Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Matt Wunder as well as the DVIA staff. I reflect on your ideas and determine improvements to be made and celebrate your acknowledgements with the staff, so please do share your thoughts!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

Spring is finally in the air! The long dark days of winter are over, flowers are blooming and rich colors are all around us. In honor of this joyous occasion, we are titling this month's Spirit/Pizza Day (Thursday and Friday of this week) "Spring Fling."

On Thursday and Friday this week, send your son or daughter to school wearing as many colors as possible to represent the many colors of Spring. Dig up those plaid shorts, iron that rainbow dress and wear your mismatched socks to school to honor the many colors of Spring. Let's set our school afire in a sea of color to help promote spirit and community across our campus.

Have a great week!






What you need to know this week:

LAST CHANCE FOR MATCHING - Annual Giving Campaign
Matching Deadline Extended - March 31st
Can you pledge $20? $50? $100? No amount is too small!
We want to know that 100% of DVIA families support the auxiliary programs in our school. Your generous donations ensure that our teachers have project budgets, we have art and maker classes and teachers, and so much more!
For more information or to make a gift online, click here. Please donate by March 31st to help us take advantage of the matching program.

Talent Show:
DVIA Kids Got Talent 2015!
5/13 | 3-6 pm

Each student's talent is as unique as their fingerprint! DVIA's Kids Got Talent is a community gathering to share all students' talents and abilities. Students may sign up in the following areas: Performance Art, Visual Art, Digital Art, Creative Art Sale, Culinary Art Sale. Students may create submissions for more than one area, but are limited to one stage performance. Sign-ups close on April 15th.


State of Da Vinci Address
Tues, 3/24 | 6 pm | DV Forum
Please mark your calendars for a State of the Schools Address with Da Vinci CEO Dr. Matthew Wunder. This is an all-schools event for any interested parents/guardians. We hope to see you there!

It's Pizza Day This Week!
And we still need help!
Thurs, 3/36 & Fri, 3/27
Sign up here to volunteer time and/or supplies.

Cans for Composter Campaign
Please bring your cans and bottles to school to help us raise money for a composter! We are trying to raise enough money by Earth Day on April 22nd to buy our composter. Please drop your cans and bottles in the garbage bins under the fundraising thermometer by the chalkboard door. A big thank you to parents Johanna Mytko (parent coordinator for this event) and Rick Olson (parent who created our fundraising thermometer)!

Exhibition Next Week!
Mon, 3/30 & Tues, 3/31 | 5-6:30 pm
It's time again to celebrate our students' learning with Exhibition. Please help us honor our students and their work by visiting as many classrooms as possible and engaging with our students about their learning. Please also help us make the students the center of attention by keeping the volume of unrelated conversations to a lower volume both inside and outside the classrooms.

Pizza Rev FUNdraiser
Mon, 3/30 & Tues, 3/31 | 11am-10pm
And what goes better with Exhibition than a little pizza? Stop by Pizza Rev in El Segundo with the flyer and 20% of your purchase comes back to support DVIA. Yum! Click the flyer for a printable version.

Core 4 Handmade Books On Display
Core 4 has created books and they're on display at several local libraries, including Hermosa Beach, Wiseburn and Hawthorne libraries. Check in with Kaitlin (Core 4-5 humanities teacher) if you have questions.

DVIA Summer Camp Sign-Ups
Did you know that DVIA runs its own summer camp for DVIA students? We do and it is fun, fun fun! Sign-ups are now available. Check out our flyer, gather your friends and join the fun!

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar:

Work Journals Due
Mon, 3/30 & Tues, 3/31
Work journals are due to teachers by 4:15 on March 31st. Please DO NOT turn in your work journals during Exhibition! Teachers cannot be responsible for their safe delivery during such a hectic time. Thank you!

No Enrichment Classes
Mon, 3/30 & Tues, 3/31
Due to Exhibition, there will be no enrichment classes on these days.

DaVinci High School Exhibitions
Science | Wed, 4/1 | 6-8 pm
Design/Communications | Thurs, 4/2 | 6-8 pm
Starting to think about High School? Come out and see what our HS students are working on.

Sharefest
Sat, May 2nd, 9am-3pm
Details to come soon. We need volunteers to help us with some projects and do some spring cleaning.

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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