November 02
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

Hello Everyone!

I am super excited about two things this week! First, I hope you've checked out the Happily Family DVIA website! A voicemail and email went out earlier this week with information about how we are teaming up with Cecilia and Jason Hilkey of Happily Family to support compassionate communication in your family. As a mom I'm so excited about all of the resources Cecilia and Jason have already provided and we're just beginning. Yay! If you missed the webinar this morning, the replay will be available soon on the website.

If you are hoping to join us at Scooter's Jungle on Wednesday, please reserve your spot by tomorrow (Monday). We anticipate this event selling out.

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

It's that time of year to start thinking about your high school choice for your 8th grader next year. With three distinct choices for high school within the Da Vinci system, many families find it beneficial to have their student visit the schools for a day. Information for these Da Vinci Shadow Days at all three of the DV high schools can be found on the DV Schools website. Please make sure to follow the instructions on that page for RSVP's and good luck in your decisions!

Thanks and have a great week!





What you need to know this week:

Safety Reminders!
As a reminder, please do not park in the handicap spaces at DVIA and DVS unless you are legally permitted to do so. We have had individuals unable to access these spots when they need to and need to ask that you please be mindful of needs and traffic laws when choosing a parking space.

When dropping off or picking up your children via DVIA's curbside service, please make sure that your children ALWAYS exit the vehicle to the right facing northbound (exit toward the school only).
Thank you!

Family Photo Shoots with Stacee Lianna Available
Sun, 11/9 (sign up by Wednesday!)
Just in time for the holidays, Stacee Lianna (our Da Vinci photographer) is offering the opportunity for an intimate photo session for DVIA families. Two sessions have already taken place with 3 Da Vinci families getting some awesome shots of their families! The final session will take place next Sunday. Families will get 3 digital files. The cost is $200 and half of the funds will go back to DVIA. Please email Stacee directly with questions and to book a slot.

How to Structure and Lead Productive Mathematical Discussions - a parent educator workshop with Janette based on the book "Intentional Talk."
Nov. 4th and 6th 9:15-10:15 in the Innovation Lab
From the Foreward (Megan Franke): "We know that students who explain the details of their mathematical ideas, engage with the details of others' mathematical ideas, and have others engage with their own mathematical ideas achieve mathematically. We also know that engaging in mathematical conversations in productive ways can help students see themselves as smart and competent in mathematics. We have seen that students who take part in mathematical conversations also learn to listen to others, ask insightful and respectful questions, and reflect on their own understandings."

Limited Participation Math Opportunity
Nov. 4th and 6th 2:45-3:15
Interested in having access to an online program to support your child in developing addition/subtraction or multiplication/division fluency and fact recall? Janette has received a grant which provides access for a limited number of students to Reflex Math. Information sessions will be provide more information about the program and the commitment needed to participate.

Scooter's Jungle FUNdraiser
Wed, 11/5 | 5 - 8 pm (deadline to pre-order is 11/3)
Please make plans to join us for our 2nd Annual Scooter's Jungle FUNdraiser. This event sold out last year! Tickets are $10/child and $5/adult. Pizza, baked goods and water will be available for purchase. Please click on the flyer or this link for more details.

We need volunteers and donations of baked goods to make this event a success! Can you help? Please use this Sign-Up Genius link to volunteer.

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.

Thank You To Our FANtastic Families!
A big shout out and thank you to the families who supported Pizza Day last week. We couldn't have done it without you!

REMINDER: PEC #3 is cancelled
Parent Educator Conference #3 is cancelled on November 12th. It will be rescheduled in second semester with details to follow.

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar:

No School!
Mon, 11/10 & Tues, 11/11
We are honoring Veteran's Day on Nov 10 and have a professional development day on Nov 11.

Movie Night!! Screening Dolphin Tale
Fri, Nov. 14th
DVIA & FAN present Fall Movie Night! We will be screening Dolphin Tale! Use this link to RSVP and use this link if you can help out with supplies or support. Got questions? Please email Aishah Muhammad-Flissinger or Bethany Hunter.

Parenting Workshop Series - The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families
Wed, 12/3 | 6 - 7:30 pm
Join Rita and Janette on a journey of exploration based on Stephen Covey's book of the same name. This series of workshops will focus on supporting parents in developing a thriving family culture. This is the 2nd session, but you do not need to have attended the 1st to join us!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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