April 12th
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 trust you#39;ve had a lovely Spring Break with a chance for rejuvenation. The staff enjoyed spending Exhibition with you and is looking forward to greeting your kiddos again this week!

I want to let you know that I will be hosting a LCAP (Local Control and Accountability Plan) meeting for all interested families next Monday and Tuesday, April 20th and 21st from 9:30-10:30am. At this time we will review our progress this year and look toward revisions for 2015-2016. Please RSVP to me if you plan to attend so that I can have enough materials ready. Thanks!

I also want to ask you to keep an eye out for an update coming in the next few days with some information about next year. This is the time of year when we begin to reflect and revise and plan for any staffing, enrollment and facilities needs. I shared the information with families who attended "Donuts with the Director" before break and will also be visiting Cores 3 and 4 early this week, as those students will be most affected. The feedback from parents so far has been positive so I feel confident about the beneficial impact this will have on our students' experience at DVIA.

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

I sincerely hope that everyone had a restful and enjoyable Spring Break. After four years of service to DVIA, I wanted to let you all know that my family and I have made the decision to leave DVIA after this school year. With a third child on the way (any day now), we have decided that we will be relocating to Temecula (where I grew up) in June. It has truly been an honor to get to know you and your families througout the years, and I am extremely humbled by having had the opportunity to teach and supervise your kids. I wanted to let everyone know with a few months left in school, so that I will get the opportunity to say goodbye to many of you. Thank you for the many kind words throughout the years; it has truly been an honor!

Have a great week!






What you need to know this week:

Can you help us spice up lunchtime play?

We are looking for volunteers who can donate time or materials to make lunchtime play more fun for our kiddos. This is the time of year when kids need a change. We have some ideas but would love your help! Can you donate materials such as board games, play dough (store bought or home made), scrapbook materials, beads or jewelry making materials, coloring books, crayons/markers, spin art or other craft materials? Can you volunteer to work a game or craft table? Can you volunteer to teach a new game (physical activity or tabletop game)? Can you volunteer to wash our picnic blankets? If so, please contact Michelle. Thank you!


Parenting Workshop Series -
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Tues, 4/14 | 6-8 pm
Please join Rita and Janette for the final workshop in this series based on the popular book by Stephen Covey. Everyone is welcome - you do not need to have read the book or attended previous workshops to participate in this event. Please bring a dish to share for our celebratory potluck.


State of Da Vinci PPT on Resource Site
Matt Wunder, CEO of the Da Vinci Schools, gave a presentation on March 24th outlining program successes, a facilities update and updates for each of the four schools. His presentation slides have been uploaded to the Parent Resource Website and can be found at this link.

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)!

Yearbook Order Deadline!
April 22nd
The last day to order your DVIA yearbook (created by DVIA students and led by Infinite Learning staff) is coming soon! Use this form and pay at DVIA's front office or scan/email to Infinite Learning.

Year-End Social & Cultural Fair
June 2nd
FAN is in the planning stages for our Year-End Cultural Fair. Expect information and ideas soon on how you can incorporate this celebration into your homeschool curriculum. Email Karen Mack if you can help the committee.

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 soon! Mark your calendar:


FUNdraiser at CPK
Thurs, 4/23 | 11am - 10 pm
Bring friends and family, gather your DVIA friends and chow down at California Pizza Kitchen in the Manhattan Village Mall for our next DVIA Restaurant FUNdraiser. Click and print the flyer to the right and present it to your waiter/waitress, and 20% of your purchase will come back to DVIA!

Sharefest
Sat, 5/2, 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!

Scholastic Book Fair
May 27th to June 2nd
Plan to stock up on summer reading material when you're on campus for POLs and our Year-End Social & Cultural Fair!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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