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March 9
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Da Vinci  

13500 Aviation Blvd.  
Hawthorne, CA  90250 
(310) 725-5800

Michelle Rainey, 

Tyler Phipps, 
Dean of Students

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Greetings DVIA Families!

A Few Words From Our Principal

Hello Everyone!

I am looking forward to the Talent Show this week and hope your family will be there as well!  We have kiddos with amazing talents of all kinds and thanks to the Glasser Family, this year's Talent Show will truly embody the spirit of DVIA by providing venues for all types of talents and ways to show those!  Thank you to everyone participating and a huge thanks to F.A.N. and Laura, John and Jacob Glasser! 
I'd also like to personally invite you to attend the workshop Understanding your Adolescent Child, which will take place this coming Wednesday from 12:30-2:00.  Our own DVIA parent, Karen D'Emilia, will be sharing her expertise as a pediatric nurse.  Whether you have adolescents in your home currently (or adults who act like adolescents...does that counts too?) or young children who will someday become adolescents, this workshop is for all of us!  Thank you for attending and thank you to Karen! 
Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

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This month's Habits of Heart and Mind focus is Collaboration!

At DVIA, we define collaboration as the ability to work with others, provide support, and accept that someone else may have an idea that better serves the project or group. Effective collaboration requires compromise, a listening ear, communicating ideas effectively, and accepting constructive criticism.

Due to the project-based nature of our program, we emphasize the skills necessary to be effective collaborators throughout the year, but we are asking families to spend extra time working on this habit during family time, on play dates, and during homeschooling time throughout this month. Please email me pictures of your students demonstrating what collaboration means to them by Friday, March 14th.  

As always, thank you for your continued support in collaborating with us (pun intended) to help our kids grow in these valuable Habits of Heart and Mind.
What you need to know this week: 

Help Us Help You (Next
Year's Supplemental Curriculum)

Survey closes Tues, 3/11

Please take three minutes to participate in a quick survey



FANtastic Happenings:  DVIA Talent Show

Tues, 3/11 | 5-7 pm


It's here! This week is our DVIA Talent Show, Art Walk, & Exploration!


Can you help out at the event?
We only  have 2 hours to set up for the Talent Show! We need volunteers to help decorate, hang lights, set up the bake sale and more! Please join us from 3 pm to 5 pm. Students, staff, and families are welcome to help! Email Laura Glasser with questions.  Please note, if you are bringing bake sale items, make sure they are "single serving" sizes that are easy to distribute.  Thank you!  
Bring a picnic or purchase pizza and baked goods in support of DVIA to enjoy while you watch the show! If you plan on having pizza, please RSVP here
so that  we have an estimate of how much pizza we need to purchase.
Understanding Your Adolescent Child: A Workshop for Parents with Karen D'Emilia
Wednesday, March 12 12:30-2:00
Join DVIA parent and pediatric nurse Karen D'Emilia as she helps us to understand the changes that arise as our children move into and through adolescence. We will discuss the physiological and emotional shifts that occur, as well as the parent/child relationship aspect and how to support our children in this developmental phase.
Good To Know

Free Yoga Class for DVIA Parents! 

Every Wednesday, 9am @ DVIA
DVIA mom and certified yoga teacher, Carolina Paredes, is offering a free yoga class for DVIA parents! All levels welcome, from beginner to advanced. Come sweat and de-stress with fellow parents. All you need is a mat (if you don't have one please let Carolina know), bottle of water, a towel and YOU. Please remember that children must be supervised at all times while on campus.
Scholastic Books Reminder
Scholastic has great prices for books and educational resources. Use this link and activation code MPBKY.
Coming Up Soon! Mark Your Calendars!

No School - Student-Led Conferences
Tues, 3/18 & Wed, 3/19
Please note that Enrichment classes (after school on Tuesday 3/18 and at the Hawthorne Memorial Center on Wednesday 3/19) are NOT cancelled due to SLCs. 
Da Vinci Family Association Meeting
Tues, March 18th | 6 pm | Location: DVIA/DVS Forum
Please join Da Vinci families from all four schools in a meeting hosted by Da Vinci Schools' Executive Director, Dr. Matt Wunder.  Matt will share important information about the Da Vinci organization, the Local Control Funding Formula and Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Save the Date! Hair Cut-a-thon to Support DVIA!  
Sun, 3/23 | 10am-2pm 
@ True Beauty Parlor in Redondo Beach
More details coming soon!
Pastries With The Principal
Tues, 3/25 & Thurs, 3/27 | After Drop-Off in PERC
Come hang out with Michelle and other parents to discuss topics of interest. Bring questions and ideas!
Spirit Day & Pizza Lunch
Thurs, 3/27 & Fri, 3/28
It's time again for Spirit & Pizza Day!
Each month we've been rotating to a different core for help and supplies. This month, it's Melissa's Core 3 families. Please use this SignUp Genius link to sign up. Next month is Robin's Core 2 families.

Have a great week!
~ Your DVIA Team 
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