November 8th
2015




Da Vinci
Innovation Academy


13500 Aviation Blvd.
Michelle Rainey,
Principal


Kaitlin O'Melveny Toon,
Dean of Students




Email the office!
ia@davincischools.org





Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Director

Hello Everyone!

I had the pleasure of representing our school at this year's California Consortium for Independent Study conference. It's truly inspiring to be among hundreds of educators who are collaborating to improve schooling options for students in California. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent all of you!

I hope to see your family at this Friday's movie night! We always have a great time together. I do need to ask that you please keep your kiddos with you and engaged throughout the entirety of the movie. If they are reaching their limit and need to leave, that's okay! Last year some of our evening events (Movie Night, Talent Show) unraveled when lots of kiddos began playing tag across campus and while the action was still happening. It was hard for others to stay engaged and in the darkness, safety was a concern. Please make sure to directly supervise your kiddos throughout the event. Thanks!

Thank you for all you do and enjoy your week!
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A Message From Our Dean of Students

Hi Families!
Thank you to each family who donated clothing to the Malala Fund, and thank you to those families who donated boxes because we had more clothes than containers! We were able to donate over two cars full of clothing (29 boxes). THANK YOU!!

We hope you didn't give away too many sweaters, though, with cooler weather finally here! Hooray! With rain coming (hopefully) and construction on local roads (especially Aviation Blvd.), please make a plan to get your students to school safely and on time. :)

Have a great week!
What you need to know this week:

Veterans' Day Is Wednesday!
No school. No enrichment. Campus is closed.
Thank you to all our Veterans for their dedication to our community and country. We appreciate you!



Family Movie Night Is Here!
Fri, Nov 13 | 5:30 - 8 pm
Thanks to a donation by the Wollwage family, we've got a 12-ft outdoor screen and awesome sound system. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, buy a slice of pizza and some bake sale items, and enjoy watching Big Hero 6 with us! If you can donate snacks, or volunteer to help, let us know at this link. Don't forget to dress warmly!

Femineers Meeting
Sat, Nov 14 | 3-5 pm
Femineers is a girls club designed to introduce 1st - 8th grade girls to science and engineering. This month's event is dedicated to Physics and Engineering & Design. Please RSVP using this link. To be reminded about upcoming meetings, use the instructions on this document to receive text or email notifications.

Help Support Lava Mae
Core 3 student Milissa Sutton is collecting donations for Lava Mae, a San Francisco-based organization that brings showers to homeless people. Click on the photo above to learn more about the organization

Milissa is gathering travel-sized toiletries during Drop-Off and Pick-Up leading up to Thanksgiving Break. There will also be a donation station at Movie Night on Friday. Milissa is asking for travel-sized shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, kleenex, nail brushes and Magic Gloves.

Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team

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