March 29
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 hope you are as excited about Exhibition as we are! Students have been working very hard and it has been fun seeing their excitement and pride in their products mount. I look forward to seeing you on Monday or Tuesday from 5:00-6:30. Please remember that Exhibition is a time to focus our attention completely on our students. Please remember to:
  • Have a great time!
  • Visit all Exhibits (or as many as you can)
  • Listen to and engage with student presenters
  • Circulate with your children to model the quality engagement we want for them
  • Silence your phones so that you can be available and visibly engaged in the experience (We understand that emergencies arise. If you need to use your phone, please come back out to the Cell Phone Zone in front of campus)
  • Please avoid side conversations in the exhibits/classrooms/learning spaces as they make it difficult for students to be heard and are received by some as disrespectful of their work
Please remember there is no enrichment after school on Monday and Tuesday so that final preparations can be done before Exhibition.

Also, please consider enjoying lunch or 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!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

I wanted to let you know we will be having one of our very own parents, Officer Andrew Enriquez, visit campus this Thursday and Friday to speak with our students during Community Dialogue at lunch.

The focus of Officer Andrew's talk will be on school safety and the importance of drills for non-emergency lockdowns. We realize that we have students of younger ages and Officer Andrew will not be addressing any aspects of school safety that would not be developmentally appropriate for our younger students.


If you have any concerns about the content that will be discussed during Community Dialogue, feel free to email me with questions.

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.

Exhibition This Week!
Mon, 3/30 & Tues, 3/31 | 5:00-6:30 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.

Work Journals Due
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.

Donuts With Our Director
Tues, 3/31 & Thurs, 4/2 | 9:15 am
During this week's Donuts with the Director, Michelle is going to share and discuss current plans for 2015-2016's "bubble up" in enrollment, particularly as it pertains to Cores 4 and 5.

Talent Show: DVIA Kids Got Talent 2015!
5/13 | 3-6 pm | Sign Ups are now OPEN!!!

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. Use this link to 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.


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)!

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!

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.

Coming soon! Mark your calendar:


Sharefest
Sat, May 2nd, 9am-3pm
We need parent and student volunteers to help give our front yard a complete makeover, give campus a spring clean and a few other projects. Please save the date!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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