May 1, 2018
Greetings, DVIA Families!
From Our Principal
Greetings Families,

I wish to cordially invite you to spend some time connecting with fellow parents educators at next Monday and Tuesday's Parent Education Conference. Our gift to you during staff appreciation week is a "good vibes only" series of workshops by an amazing group of professionals that want to support you! I hope you will be there! More information is available on the flyer in the blurb below.

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From Our Dean of Students
Hello Families,

Our first middle school dance was a success! Our students had a great time, all thanks to our student planning committee and the parent volunteers who supported them! I'm already looking forward to the next one :)

If your student missed one or more of the state tests, please sign up for a make-up session with me, either on Monday 5/14 or Tuesday 5/15 in the Makerspace. Details can be found in this Sign up Genius! E-mail me with any questions you might have.

Finally, I am SO excited for next week's Parent Educator conferences on Monday and Tuesday! Our guest speakers are eager to share their gifts with you :) Don't forget to order lunch after the conference--this is also the first Parent Educator Conference that we've made available to friends and family of DVIA, as well as to new families who will begin in the fall! If you see a new or unfamiliar face, be sure to introduce yourself!

Enjoy Your Week!

What You Need to Know This Week

Yearbook Deadline!!
TOMORROW Wednesday, May 2nd, 10pm!!!
Last chance to order yearbooks! We have extended the deadline once more (and for a final time!)--you may create custom pages and order you yearbooks NO LATER than Wednesday May 2nd at 10:00pm. Refer to Kaitlin's e-mail (sent last week) for more info.

Save the Date
Spring Parent Educator Conference!

Monday, May 7, 8:45 am-1:15 pm
Tuesday, May 8, 8:45 am-1:15 pm
Reference the flyer for more information! While this is not a mandatory event, we hope you'll attend to connect with other parents and support your growth as a parent and parent educator :)

Chumash Village Family Field Trip
Thursday-Saturday, May 10-12
Join Da Vinci families on a parent-led field trip to Wishtoyo's Chumash Village - a unique and authentic re-creation of a working Native American village! Visit this link to get more information. This is a family sponsored trip and completely optional to attend, but it's always a good way to connect with fellow Da Vincians!

Poetry Jam! All DVIA students are invited to participate!
Weds., May 16th 12:00-1:30pm in Room 13 (the Collaborative Classroom)
There once was a kid with a poem
Who said, "I am ready to show 'em!
Haiku and Free Verse
Some fun and some terse
Will be heard at the Jam when we crow 'em!"

Calling all poets and lovers of poetry! Please join us at le café de la poésie (The Poetry Cafe) on Wednesday, May 16th from noon until 1:30pm. Room 13 will be transformed into a cozy French coffee house where students and their families can enjoy tasty treats and beverages while enjoying poetry. Students are invited to read their own original poems, as well as recite favorite favorites from other poets.

Please RSVP so that we know how many guests to expect. We will gratefully accept any contributions to the food and beverage offerings.

Questions? Contact Janette at

Hawthorne STEAM Carnival!
Saturday, May 19
The STEAM Carnival is coming to Hawthorne! Click this link for more info.

The Amazing Food Detective: Game On A Play by Kaiser Permanente Educational Theatre
Tuesday, May 19, 9:30 am
All 3rd through 5th graders are invited to come enjoy this performance, which aims to educate children about the benefits of good nutrition and an active lifestyle. Click here for more information.

Book Fair
Tuesday, May 29 to Tuesday, June 5
The Book Fair is coming, presented by Barefoot Books! Get ready to find some awesome summer reading to prevent that "summer slide!"

DVIA Cultural Fair
Thursday, May 31, 4:30-7pm
Mark your calendars and plan to join us! Get more information, sign up to help, and RSVP here!
Summer Camp
Online Registration is Open!
We are excited to announce DVIA's Summer Camp and hope your child(ren) will join us! Keep the learning and fun going even after school is out. We've created 8 different themes--a little something for everyone! A special note about the musical theater camp in July: the final performance will be on the morning of August 1st and students in both camps will perform for their own families, any other DVIA friends and families who want to attend, and it will be a "welcome back" performance for the staff, who will begin their professional development for the 2018-2019 school year that day! So much fun! Also, to make the registration process easy and convenient, we've created an Eventbrite for online sign up and payment! Thanks for joining us!

8th Grade Graduation!
Congratulations 8th graders and families! Save the Date!
Wednesday, June 6th @ 10:00 am
201 N. Douglas St. El Segundo, 90245
Tickets limited to 5 guests per graduate. More details from Kaitlin to come!
Did You Know...
...that we have all of the past newsletters archived on the Parent Educator Resource website? Choose "Resources" at the top of the homepage, then "Newsletter Archives."
Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team