May 24th
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!

Can you believe summer is almost here! We hope you and your kiddos enjoy the final weeks of school including POLs and end-of-year celebrations. Congratulations to all who have completed their POLs already!

Please sign up for summer camp ASAP! We want to secure staffing and we also want to give teachers a chance to make other summer plans if we don't need their services. If your child is already signed up, please encourage DVIA friends to join. A few of the camps have low enrollment and we want to make sure we don't need to cancel any sessions. Thank you!

Have you noticed the awesome banners on campus this year? We are so grateful to Olson Visuals (a DVIA family!) for all their support this year, including our cool compost-o-meter and the rockin' talent show banner. The banner is in the photo to the right and you can see it up close and in person in our entryway on the bamboo fence. Thank you, Olsons!!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

'Tis the season for POLs. I hope that all of you are having a good time reflecting with your kids about areas that they've grown in this year and goals they have for the future.


I'd like to share with you all a need that has come about in our Innovation Station (Maker's/Art Space). Balfour Beatty generously provided a shed to help us store the many student projects that happen in our Maker's/Art space, but we need your help to provide shelving for this area. If you are interested in helping us purchase either one 4 stack KALLAX shelving unit from IKEA ($34.99) or one 8 stack KALLAX shelving unit from IKEA ($64.99). We need 6 in total so any donations would be helpful! Thanks for considering!
If you are interested in helping fill this need, please email me.

Have a great week!






What you need to know this week:

Curriculum Fair for Next Year
Deadline for choosing materials is Tues, 6/2
RETURNING FAMILIES--Next year, DVIA will provide some universal resources to all students based on grade-level bands. Your child's teacher(s) will support the use of these resources and will help you connect them to projects and learning goals. Also, families will have the opportunity to select resources from a list of additional options. You will soon receive an email with information about both the universal and additional resources.

Our annual Curriculum Resource Fair will be held in the DVIA Collab Lab. You will be able to view the resources and ask questions. Please plan on attending during one of the following sessions:
Fair dates & times:
Wed, 5/27 | 3-7 pm
Thurs, 5/28 | 8:30-9:30 am & 2:15-3:15 pm
Fri, 5/29 | 8:30-10:30 am
Sat, 5/30 | 8:30-10:30 am
Mon, 6/1 | 9:15-10:30 am & 2:15-3:15 pm
Tues, 6/2 | 9:15-10:30 am & 2:15-3:15 pm

Yearbooks Available For Sale
Thurs, 5/28 & Fri, 5/29 after school
Did your student pick up his/her yearbook this past week? Yearbooks were distributed late in the week to students who previously ordered them. A few extra copies are available for purchase for $25 by the Infinite Learning staff after school this Thursday and Friday.

Beach Towels Too!
We have six DVIA beach towels for sale, too. $15. Available with the Yearbooks after school this week.

Scholastic Book Fair
May 28th to June 2nd
DVIA's Scholastic Book Fair kicks off THIS WEEK! Plan to shop the fair for value-priced summer reading and to help support DVIA! The fair is open Th/Fr May 28th/29th and M/Tu June 1st/2nd during the day and also during the Year End Social and Cultural Fair on June 2nd! If you can help with the fair, please signup on SignUp Genius.

You can also shop online until June 7th! Online orders will be delivered to school about a week after the online fair ends and we'll notify you to come pick up the order at the office. Use this link. Happy shopping!

Coming up soon! Mark your calendars:

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 | 5-7 pm
Our Year End Social and Cultural Fair is almost here! Don't miss out on this fun opportunity to learn about different heritages, share delicious food and enjoy hanging with our wonderful community! Let us know what heritage your family will share by RSVP'g on SignUp Genius. We also need support with the event. You can volunteer using this SignUp Genius link. Email Karen Mack or Flora White with questions!

8th Grade Graduation
Wed, 6/3 | 10 am-12 pm | Hawthorne Memorial Ctr - Venus Room
Everybody is welcome!!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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