December 7, 2017
Greetings, DVIA Families!
From Your Principal

Greetings Families!

I need to ask a big favor! Our staff wants to know more about our families and why they choose DVIA. This helps us not only understand the students we are supporting, but reflect and make revisions to what we do and how we do it. I would like to ask that every one of you take 15 minutes and by Sunday evening, fill out this suvey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YR6TLP7. Your time is truly appreciated! 

Thank you to all the families who contributed to our Holiday Boutique on Saturday! We had so many amazing booths featuring the crafts, goods, goodies and creations of more than 30 DVIA families. Thank you to the FAN families who organized the event. Thank you to the craftsmen and women who contributed their talents. Thank you to the supportive parents of those young entrepreneurs. And thank you to those of you who visited the boutique. I hope to see this become an annual tradition! 

You should have received an email from Brianne with informaiton and a link to your child's school photo. If you enjoyed your child's photo as much as I enjoyed mine, please purchase it! Your purchases ensure we are able to continually have a high quality photographer (rather than the typical school photo companies) taking amazing school photos and candid photos. Did you know that if you see a candid photo of your child that you like, you can also purpose those? Feel free to order prints or high resolution downloads, which you can print anywhere! Direct questions to Brianne and enjoy your child's pictures! 

Enjoy your week! 
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What You Need to Know This Week

Work Journal #2 Ends
Friday, December 8
Work Journal #2 will be due by 4:15 pm on Tuesday, December 12.

Wiseburn High School Campus Grand Opening Celebration and Open House
Saturday, December 9, 10 am - 1 pm
Come check out the new home of Da Vinci Science, Da Vinci Design, and Da Vinci Communications High Schools! Click here for more information.

DVIA CARES! Bake sale, card making and donations for California fire victims
Next week @ pick-up
Please join us next week at the front of school on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at pick-up for a bake sale/holiday card printing workshop! All proceeds will go to help benefit the families affected by the fires!  We will also be accepting any clothing items and toiletries that you can spare.  Thank you!

Da Vinci High School Tours for Incoming 9th Graders

Eighth grade students are invited to participate in student-led tours of Da Vinci Science, Da Vinci Design, and Da Vinci Communications! If your 8th grader is interested in this opportunity before he/she applies to our high schools, please reserve your space ASAP! Reservations are limited. Visit the Da Vinci Schools website for more info.
 
School Photos Are Here! 
Student school photos are ready to view and purchase! Please look for an e-mail with info on how to access your student's online photo gallery. We are very lucky to have Stacee Lianna as our school photographer, and we believe the quality of our student school photos far exceeds that of a typical "school photo"! Purchasing your student's photo allows us to keep offering this high quality service!
   
 
Parent Educator IDs 
As mentioned in an earlier newsletter, we will not be issuing Parent Educator Photo IDs this year! If you would like an official letter of "Parent Educator" status to use for discounts on educational items/events, etc., please stop by the front office to request a letter! 
 
Lost and Found! 
Dear parents,
The items pictured here and many other quality items are waiting to find their way home at the Da Vinci lost and found!  Please come and shop for (your own) items and return them to their kids. The front office
also has a list of lost and found items that have names on them.
Thank you,
FAN Parents Cara and Lisa  
 
Save the Date
Don't Forget
 
Exhibition! 
Thursday and Friday, December 14 and 15, 5:00-6:30pm*
Note: Rita and Darlene's families--check with your teacher 
Exhibition is a mandatory event for all DVIA students! It is an opportunity for them to "show what they know" to families, classmates, and visitors. 
 
Be Active in FAN!
Volunteer
FAN events help support our
students and our school with connection and learning. Now is a great time to get involved and sign up to help a support team for one of the amazing FAN events being planned for the year. There are opportunities that can match your availability and the amount of time you have to give. Go to Year-Round FAN Volunteers for a list of upcoming events and opportunities to share your ideas and talents!  
 
DVIA Winter Break
Thursday, December 21 - Tuesday, January 16
Enjoy a long, relaxing break! 
Did You Know...
...the Parent Educator Resource website can help you incorporate project-based learning at home? From the homepage "Resources" menu, choose "Project Based Learning." You'll find a wealth of ideas to help you "do things differently" at home!
Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team
Da Vinci Schools, 13500 Aviation Boulevard, Hawthorne, CA 90250
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