September 18, 2017
Greetings, DVIA Families!
From Our Principal

Greetings Families!

I enjoyed meeting with so many of you during "Pastries with the Principal" last week! Thank you for your time (and for your patience with our limited meeting space!). These meetings are a great opportunity to connect with other DVIA families, ask questions and share ideas. See you next month at Popcorn with the Principal (check davincik8.org calendar)!

This week, many of our 5th and 6th graders are heading to AstroCamp! We hope they have a great time. I'm looking forward to joining our 7th and 8th graders next week at Catalina Camp! I want to give a huge shout out and thank you to Kaitlin, who has spent countless hours arranging for these trips!

Lastly, I want to direct your attention to the "What's Cookin' in the Homeschool Kitchen" of the newsletter, below. We would love to feature more of your kiddos and their great learning at home!

Have a great week!
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From Our Dean of Students
Hello Families!

I had such a great time attending the Comedy and Magic Club on Wednesday! Thanks for sharing in many laughs.

Our 5th and 6th grade students are heading to Astro Camp this week! The bus will be leaving from campus by 9:00 am on Wednesday the 20th. This will impact traffic flow in our parking lot significantly. If possible, parking at Dana will greatly ease any traffic congestion that morning. Thanks for your support in this! Look out for photos and stories of their memorable trip :)

Also, if your student was in 3rd-8th grade at DVIA last year, we have received their SBAC scores from the spring. However, a small percentage of our students' scores contain a typo (made across the entire state), so we are waiting for re-printed scores to arrive before we send reports home to everybody. Thanks for your patience! If you have questions, don't hesitate to e-mail me!
What You Need to Know This Week

Autumn Festival Volunteer Meeting!
Tuesday, September 19, 1 pm
We would love your help with the Autumn Festival that will be held at DVIA October 13 after school! See blurb below for more info. Email us at DaVinciFanEvents@gmail.com with any questions and/or ideas! We are still looking for volunteers for other events; check out this link to learn how you can help!

Astro Camp for 5th and 6th Graders

Wednesday, Sept. 20 - Friday, Sept. 22
ThinkCERCA Support Session
Tuesday, Sept. 26, 1:30-3:00 am in the Innovation Station (art/makerspace)
Having trouble creating your ThinkCERCA accounts or getting started in the program? Or maybe you're new to DVIA and have recently requested ThinkCERCA as a resource. Join us to watch a recording of the training session held on August 28 with a ThinkCERCA trainer, and get the information and support you need to begin using the program. Please RSVP.


Catalina Camp for 7th and 8th Graders
Monday, Sept. 25 - Wednesday, Sept. 27

DVIA Apparel
Available Online Now Until Sept. 30!
Is your child outgrowing their polo shirts and DVIA t-shirts? Want to show some school spirit? Visit our Webstore today to check out the new colors and make your purchases; u
se the access code "davinci" to enter. Apparel will be delivered to DVIA approximately 2 weeks after the store closes. Happy shopping!
DVIA Family Directory
This year we will have a whole-school directory posted on the Parent Educator Resource site. If you have not yet filled out the google form to opt in to this directory and wish to be included, please use this link to find the form.
Save the Date
Pizza Day/Spirit Day
Thursday, Sept. 29 & Friday, Sept. 30
Show school spirit and support our FAN events held throughout the year!


Check the Calendar for Upcoming October Dates!
There are two ways to stay informed about DVIA events! Check out the Parent Educator Resource Site Calendar OR the new Da Vinci Schools website's Events calendar! You can subscribe to both/either calendar!
  • Work Journal deadline!
  • Fall Break (no school)
  • Picture Day (Hybrid and Collaborative Programs)
  • Autumn Festival
  • Hybrid Program Student Led Conferences (Homeschool day--No school on campus so teachers can be available to meet with families!)
  • Ice Skating Social and Fundraiser
FAN Autumn Festival
Friday, Oct. 13
Join DVIA families for an evening of cardboard carnival games, hot dogs and chili, desserts, and friends!

DV Winter Boutique
Saturday, Nov. 4
Details to come.
What's Cookin' in the Homeschool Kitchen?

Last year we began featuring some homeschool projects and ideas in this section of the newsletter. We need families to volunteer by sending Michelle a 3-5 sentence blurb and if desired, a photo, featuring a field trip, a project, a collaborative effort with other families...you choose! You can find examples in the newsletter archives by going to davincik8.org==>Resources==>Newsletter Archives (look at the May 22, April 30, April 23, March 19 and February 26th editions from 2016-2017).

Thank you for helping us celebrate your hard work and inspire others to share their learning!
Did You Know...
...there is a DVIA glossary available on the Parent Educator Resource website? Even if you've been around a while, you might be confused about which is the Innovation Station and which is the Collab Lab. :) Choose "DVIA 101" from the homepage "Resources" menu to go find out what all that DVIA lingo means!
Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team
Da Vinci Schools, 13500 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250