March 1

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!

Thank you to so many families for attending the Jubilee "Big Chill" this past week. It was a cool event...hehe.

A shout out to FAN parents Lisa Mathis Allen and Laura Glasser for their hard work organizing the event. Additionally, thank you to all the families who helped set up, clean up, took photos and contributed chili and other goodies to the event!

It was also so much fun seeing all the wacky hats and hair dos this week! Your kiddos were more creative than ever this time!

Lastly, please note below that this week's Movie Night has unfortunately been cancelled. We need parent co-chairs and chairs to run these awesome community events and didn't get the volunteers needed for this one.

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

I sent an email out earlier this week outlining the various tests that we will be administering at DVIA this semester (PFT, CAASPP, and CST for Science).

If you didn't receive the email or it went to your junkmail box, you can see a copy here. If you have specific questions or would like to talk further about any aspects of these tests, I will be holding Q & A sessions about the testing season on March 10th and 11th at 9:00-9:30am and 3:00-3:30pm.

We value the instructional time we have with your students and have created a testing schedule that we believe will have the least impact your student's learning time given the state's requirements.

Thanks and have a great week!

What you need to know this week:

Annual Giving Campaign
Matching Deadline Extended - March 31st
Thank you for participating! Nearly half of DVIA's families have contributed this year. There's still time to double your donation if you can amount is too small!

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.

PE Testing This Week For 5th & 7th Graders
Just a reminder to send your 5th or 7th grader to school this week (Mon/Thurs or Tues/Fri) with a water bottle, comfortable clothing, and athletic shoes as they will be participating in California's Physical Fitness test.

Lost & Found - Time To Purge
Please stop by the lost and found and check for jackets, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc as we will be donating leftover items to the Goodwill at the end of the week.

Movie Night Canceled
Fri, 3/6
We weren't able to find a parent to take on this event and FAN had to cancel. Bummer.

DVIA Talent Show & Art Walk 2015

Wed. May 13th 3-6PM

Celebrating Student Achievements in the Arts: Performing, Visual, Digital, Culinary, & Creative Arts!

More info coming soon! Student sign-ups begin March 1. The Talent Show Committee is looking for 5 committed adults to help coordinate the activities this year. If you would like to Volunteer please sign up here.

Coming up soon! Mark your calendar

State of Da Vinci Address
Tues, Mar 24th | 6 pm | DV Forum
Please mark your calendars for a State of the Schools Address with Da Vinci CEO Dr. Matthew Wunder. This is an all-schools event for any interested parents/guardians. We hope to see you there!

Sat, May 2nd, 9am-3pm
Details to come soon. We need volunteers to help us with some projects and do some spring cleaning.

FREE FOR PARENTS!!! Implementing Common Core Together - A Math Mini-Conference
Sat, Mar 14th | Whittier
The Greater Los Angeles Mathematics Council (GLAMC) invites you to attend a special session FOR PARENTS on understanding the Common Core State Standards in mathematics during the first session and then attend the workshop of your choice in the second session. Get more information here and/or email Janette with questions.

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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