February 15

Da Vinci
Innovation Academy

13500 Aviation Blvd.
Michelle Rainey

Tyler Phipps
Dean of Students

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Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Director

Hello Everyone!

I hope you enjoyed the long weekend! I spent much of the weekend visiting DVIA's founding principal, Nicole Tempel Assisi, in San Diego. We always have fun reflecting on how far the school has grown in the past four years! San Diego has a great children's museum by the way...check it out if you're ever down there.

I want to acknowledge and appreciate how many of you were able to attend our Parent Educator Conference last week. I know it takes some schedule arranging and homeschool flexibility to attend. Thank you! Please help us make your experience better each time by taking this survey!

Lastly, there are several workshops and events listed below. Please check them out!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

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It was great to see so many of you at PEC #3. For those of you who were not able to attend my workshop, I'd like to extend the invitiation to have you participate in a pilot of DVIA's new app. Directions for logging in can be found here.

The purpose of this pilot is to get feedback from families about their experience with this app and whether or not this can help streamline some of the communication systems we currently have in place. If you would like to participate in the feedback process, please email me.

Thanks and have a great week!

What you need to know this week:

Annual Giving Campaign
Matching Deadline Coming Up - February 28th
Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign!

A $50,000 donation matching program is being 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. Please donate by February 28th to help us take advantage of the matching program.

Online Math Course For Parent Educators
Starts Monday - 8 weeks
Introduction to Mathematical Thinking - get more info here.

Parent Educator Conference #3
Follow-Up Survey
Thanks again to our amazing DVIA parent educators whose participation makes each PEC such a valuable event. Please take 2 minutes to respond to this survey about your experience. We appreciate your feedback and will use it in planning future events.

Parenting Workshop Series - The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective Families
Tues, 2/17 | 6 - 7:30pm @ DVIA
Habit 4: Think Win-Win...a workshop for families. We hope to see you at our next 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families Workshop! You do not need to have read the book or attended previous workshops to participate in this one.

Childcare will be available for DVIA students and K-8 age siblings. Please RSVP here so that we can plan effectively.

Family Movie Night???
FAN would like to host a family movie night on Friday, March 6th, but we need one or two people to chair the event. Please email Nancy Slupski if you can help.

Big Chill Winter Jubilee
Tues, Feb 24 | 6-8 pm
"The Big Chill Jubilee" is a chance for families to connect and to once again celebrate the love and warmth of the winter season with food and activities that will help you "chill out" and "warm up" as we enjoy the last few days of winter. Wear snow clothes and/or bring a crock pot of steaming food to be entered into a drawing for a door prize! Use this link to voluteer and use this link to RSVP.

Our Friends At Thrive Public Schools - San Diego
Do you have friends in the San Diego area? Are they looking for an awesome school for their kids? Have them check out Thrive Public Schools! DVIA's founding principal, Nicole Tempel Assisi, is the CEO of Thrive. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015-16 school year. Learn more about Thrive's vision here.

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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