October 12
2014




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
(please note that the title of "Principal" was changed to "School Director" for all of the Da Vinci Schools)

Greetings Families!

Thank you for participating in Student Led Conferences this past week! Campus was abuzz for two days straight with students sharing their learning with their families. Education research shows time and again that a parent's involvement in their child's education is the most influential factor in a child's success. Thank you for all that you do.

It was great to see so many of you at The Cardboard Challenge yesterday! Thank you for contributing to this awesome event. It took many families to coordinate and support the set-up, maintenance, food sales, clean-up and so much more, so thank you for your support! If you weren't able to be there, check out the pictures on DVIA's Facebook page.

Thank you for your support and enjoy your week!

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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

Thank you to all the families that made the Cardboard Challenge happen yesterday. Who knew that cardboard, glue, some markers, and a lot of hard work could be so fun?? Not only was it super fun, I was taken aback yet again by your kids' creativity, enthusiasm, and ingenuity. A huge shout out to students Xavier, Tensaye, Millennium, Faith, Veronica and Lily for bringing The Cardboard Challenge to DVIA!

Have a great week!





What you need to know this week:

Order 2014-2015 Yearbooks!
Early bird pricing ends 12/19
Our enrichment students are busy creating the 2014/15 yearbook masterpiece and it's not too early to order to show your support. Use this link to get to the order form.

Picture Day!
Thurs, 10/16 & Fri, 10/17
To streamline photo day and help students get back to class quickly, we are inviting everyone to pass on polo shirts for the day and wear professional photograph attire instead, if desired. No need to bring that change of clothes required in years past. Please support your students in being mindful of dress code elements when selecting their picture day outfit. Students in clothing which are too short, tight, revealing or otherwise inappropriate will receive a phone call home for a change of clothes. If your child wishes to change back into his/her polo, that is fine.

Rubio's FAN FUNdraiser
Fri, 10/17 | 2 - 9 pm | Manhattan Beach Store
The only thing better than a good cause? A good cause with a side of fish tacos. And we got both! Pop into Rubio's on Friday, Oct. 17th and enjoy fish tacos (and lots of other goodies) and DVIA gets 20%. Click the photo to download the flyer or pick one up in the office.

Is Your Family Listed In Our Directory?
If you have not registered to be included in our family directory yet please visit this link for inclusion and access. Once you enter your family name, Brianne will confirm your status and a password will be sent to you. Once you have access, you can search for kids and print class lists from the site. This is the only way to access family contact information and only families who opt in will be visible on the class lists. If you are having trouble connecting or need support email Brianne.

We Need Potting Soil Please!
We have five beautiful wooden planters custom made for us by Eagle Scout and Minecraft teacher Travis. Can you help us out with a donation of potting soil, please? We need lots of soil to get our planting going.

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar

STEAM Carnival
10/25 & 10/26 | 11 am - 7 pm | Port of LA
Billed as a unique, high-energy event featuring tech-infused game attractions and carnival-inspired entertainment to thrill, amuse and reimagine the way we learn. More information here.

SoCalMakerCon
Sat., 11/8 | 9 am - 5 pm | LA Fairplex
Calling all tinkerers! We have a convention for you! Called the largest event celebrating inventiveness, innovation and ideas in Southern California, SoCalMakerCon is coming the LA Fairplex. Get more information here and ticket information here.

Save The Date!!
Fri, Nov. 14th
DVIA & FAN present Fall Movie Night! Details to follow.

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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