January 22th

Da Vinci  
13500 Aviation Blvd. 
Hawthorne, CA  90250 
Michelle Rainey, 
Kaitlin O'Melveny
Dean of Students
Email the office: ia@davincischools.org

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Greetings, DVIA Families!
A Few Words from Our Principal

Greetings Families, 

I want to make a public shout out and thank you to DVIA's maintenance team for helping us weather (hehe) the storms in the past week. They worked tirelessly to pump water from our walkways, repair leaks and make sure heaters kept working. 

Additionally, given the emotional climate that adults find themselves facing in our world today, Kaitlin and I ask that our families please continue to support each other with kindness and empathy in every way we communicate with each other, whether online or in person.

Thank you and enjoy your week. 
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From Our Dean of Students   
Hello Families!

We have an incredibly busy week ahead of us!

Baby Lylah and I are SO excited for the Winter Jubilee on Tuesday! I am looking forward to connecting with all of you over hot dogs and chili. :) A huge shout out to FAN parent Lachmi Malhotra for spearheading this awesome event, and for our other FAN families who are helping out! See info below for details about this fun event. :)

Also, Thursday and Friday are Pizza/Spirit Day! Show your spirit by dressing in your coziest (and school appropriate) PJs! While slippers are a tempting addition to any PJ ensemble, please wear regular, closed-toe shoes with those jammies!
What You Need to Know This Week

Enrichment Classes Begin THIS WEEK
Monday, Jan 23

Pastries with the Principal 
Monday, Jan 23, and Friday, Jan 27, 9:15-10:15am, Collab Lab 
Bring your questions, and come chat!

Winter Jubilee!
THIS Tuesday, Jan 24, 5 to 7pm
When: THIS Tuesday, January 24th from 5 to 7 PM
What: Join Da Vinci families for an evening of fun as we play board games, chat with friends-new and old, sip hot chocolate, & enjoy yummy food.
Want to donate supplies, please click HERE
Make sure to bundle up & bring your labelled water bottle!

Pizza Day/Spirit Day! 
Thursday, Jan 26, and Friday, Jan 27 
Enjoy some great pizza in your cozy jammies!

Save the Date!

P.E.C. #3 (Math Mash) Is Coming Soon! 
Wednesday, February 15th 9:15am-2:15pm
You can look forward to:
  • Keynote Speaker: Caline Khavarani Smith (UCLA Curtis Center High School Math Specialist and former teacher at Da Vinci Science)
  • Break-out sessions developed with an eye toward topics that support all families in their math instruction
  • Time with your teacher(s)
  • Unconference time when you can meet up with other home educators to discuss common interests
  • Michelle's "Did You Know?" session
  • DVIA-provided lunch for all parents attending
  • The Raffle...and more
Do you have a raffle prize to contribute? Please contact Janette.

Change is Afoot at PEC...IMPORTANT!
As you begin making arrangements to attend PEC 3, there are 2 important changes to be aware of:
  1. We ask that school-age children no longer attend PEC. We love your kids; however, space constraints have become an issue, and we have heard that parents' comfort in being able to speak freely has been impacted. If you need to bring younger siblings to PEC with you, please do. We know this change might create a logistics challenge for you, but we have a solution! See change #2.
  2. PEC 3 Kid Care will be provided on the DVIA campus, NOT at the Memorial Center.
Morning and afternoon childcare sessions for DVIA students and their DVIA-age siblings will be offered ON-CAMPUS AT DVIA, IN THE COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM. This change will allow us to offer a better experience for the kids.
  • The cost is only $5 per session per child.
  • Age-appropriate activities will be provided, and you are also welcome to send games or independent work for your child.
  • We are able to support transition from Kid Care into Enrichment or from Enrichment into Kid Care.
  • Please go to the Signup Genius for more details and to hold a spot for your child, then confirm your reservation by paying at the DVIA front office by Feb. 14th.
If you have any questions, please contact Theresa.
See you on the 15th at PEC #3!

Makeup Picture Day 
Wednesday, Feb 1, 8:15-8:45am 
Stacee Lianna will be taking makeup pictures in front of the school.

Free LA Opera Event at El Camino! 
Wednesday, Feb 1 at 10:30 am 
Attend a free showing of  "Figaro's Adventure" at El Camino College! Advanced reservations are required. See website for details. 
Curriculum Corner
Are you looking to refresh your math work at home? Here are a few websites to check out:
Did You Know...
...if you're looking for some field trip ideas, the parent educator resource website can help! Choose "Resources" from the top menu, then click on "Field Trip Ideas.

Have a great week!
~ Your DVIA Team
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