May 17th
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 to all the families who came out today to do some final work on our front yard! Your time and enthusiasm is appreciated!

I also want to celebrate this year's Talent Show & Art Walk as well as the Full Time Independent Study program's Art Walk & Film Festival. So much talent and great work presented by our students! Thank you as well to the volunteers who spent countless hours preparing, organizing, setting up, working the booths and cleaning up afterwards! Thank you to the Glasser family for your amazing work envisioning the show. Thank you to student Kian S for your hard work on the DVIA app!

I also want to take a moment to ask families to please make sure that your children are actively engaged in our community events, particularly when our students are performing. It takes so much courage to step on stage or prepare a table representing their work. At the talent show there was a lot of running around, shouting and "disengaged" activity within earshot of the performances. Please help prepare your children to be engaged and supportive audience members. It really makes a difference!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

It's graduation time! If your 8th grade son or daughter is interested in speaking during 8th grade graduation, please fill out this form and return it to Tyler's desk by 3:30 pm on Friday, May 22nd.

It is truly our desire to make graduation a special culminating event at DVIA to honor our parents and students, so please take the time to see if your son or daughter would be interested in participating in a more formal way for this amazing event.

Have a great week!






What you need to know this week:

DVIA Welcomes Happily Family To Campus
Mon, 5/18 | 6:30 - 8 pm
Happily Family is coming to DVIA for the LAST Compassionate Communication Practice Session. Cecilia and Jason will cover creating family agreements and how to set limits. This is one of the few times to hang out with them in person and answer your personal questions. Child care will be provided!

FAN Says THANK YOU!!!
FAN would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered, participated in and supported DVIA's Talent Showcase! A special shout out goes to the Glasser family for leading this wonderful event!

Coming Soon! Mark your calendars:

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!

Curriculum Collection
Mon, 6/1 & Tues, 6/2 | Before & After School
Some curriculum materials that families received at the beginning of the school year must be returned to school. If you have any of the following, this message is for you: Write Source textbooks, GUM student books, Spelling Connections student books and CPM textbooks. If you have questions or need to make alternate arrangements, please email Janette.

Year-End Social & Cultural Fair
Tues, 6/2
For ideas on how you can incorporate this celebration into your homeschool curriculum, click here. Please email Karen Mack if you can help with this event!

8th Grade Graduation
Wed, 6/3 | 10 am-12 pm | Hawthorne Memorial Ctr
Save the date!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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