November 16
2014 
 




Da Vinci
Innovation Academy
 
 

13500 Aviation Blvd.
Hawthorne, CA  90250

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!

It was great to see so many of you at Movie Night!  Thank you for joining us. Our community events are always such a great reminder of the amazing family we have here at DVIA.  Thank you for sharing your family with us and thank you to so many volunteers who made the event possible...from organizing, to running games, crafts and face painting, to selling pizza and goodies, to coordinating the donated big screen...you all did so much to make the event possible.  Thank you!  

It was also a pleasure spending time with so many of you (170 students and parents) at the Core 3 Wishtoyo Chumash Village overnight and day trip on Thursday/Friday.  Again, an amazing example of how awesome our community is.  Thank you Ceci for your tireless efforts coordinating such a huge event!  

That time of year has arrived when time slips between our fingers!  Exhibition is here and we are so excited to see your learners sharing what they know!  Please have your child on campus just before 5:00 and ready to present or visit classes (per the schedule your teachers provided).  We ask that families, friends and students visit multiple classrooms (not just their own) so that students can have an audience of various people they do and do not know. Thank you and have a great week! 
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

Who is ready for a new DVIA T-shirt!?

One of our talented art teachers, Cordula Allen, has created a design for a new DVIA shirt and we need your help to pick a shirt color for this new design!  

During Exhibition this week, pictures of prospective colors will be displayed on our marble run (near the center of campus). Please stop by and vote for your preferred shirt color. We will tally the votes after Exhibition and have T-shirts available for purchase at the start of 2nd semester.

Thanks and have a great week!





What you need to know this week:

Exhibition is here!  
11/17 and 11/18, 5:00-6:30
We look forward to hearing your learner(s) share what they know! 

Please Support DVIA's Young Entrepreneurs This Week
Look for their table at Exhibition
During Exhibition blue and white beach towels will be sold for $15. These towels were created and designed by the Young Entrepreneurs enrichment class. All proceeds go back to DVIA. Please buy a towel and support our students!

Annual Giving Campaign
Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign! 

A $50,000 matching has been sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DirecTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! For more information or to make a gift online, click here.

PEC #3 Has Moved To February
Wed, 2/11 | 9 am - 2:30 pm | Hawthorne Memorial Center
See you there!

A Parent Educator Workshop - Developing a Growth Mindset
Tues, 11/18 | 9:15 - 10:15 am
A growth mindset can be viewed as "a belief system that one's intelligence can be grown or developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning. Join us to discuss this and get some practical "take away" strategies to use at home.

Acclaimed Psychologist To Speak - Teach Your Children Well
Tues, 11/18 | 7 pm | The Willows Community School
The Willows welcomes New York Times bestselling author, psychologist, educator, and founder of Stanford University's Challenge Success Program Madeline Levine to The Willows to speak on the topic of her book "Teach Your Children Well." Click here for more info and to RSVP.

Activate! A Parent Educator Workshop
Wed, 11/19 | 6 pm
Did you know that you have access to a growing bank of resources and lessons on ActivateInstruction.org? You can specifically access lessons created by DVIA's teachers and home educators, as well as other lessons. Join Parent Educator Lisa Mathis on 11/19 as she guides you through this invaluable tool.

Box Tops 4 Education
We are now enrolled with Boxtops 4 Education. Click here and search for DVIA using our zip code 90250. Eligible products include everything from  popular food items to apparel and office supplies so be on the lookout and start snipping! A collection box will be available on the brick wall across from the lost and found during drop off/pick up and just outside the office during school hours. We earn 10 cents per box top! Please email our coordinator Tina Brogi with questions.

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar!

Save the date! Barnes & Noble FUNdraiser
Mon, 12/1 & Tues, 12/2
Details to follow.

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. 

On tap for this session - progress on Family Mission Statements and Habit #1: Be Proactive. This is the 2nd session in the series, but you do not need to have attended the 1st to join us!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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