April 26th

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 wanted to send a few reminders this week:
1) The Scooter's Jungle Whole Brain Child Workshop is this Tuesday at 5pm. We need to report numbers for tickets and pizza count tomorrow (Monday!). Please buy your tickets tomorrow at the front office. We also need supervision in the play rooms so if possible, collaborate with others to swap out! Thank you!
2) If your family can join us for Sharefest Family Work Day next Saturday, May 2nd, please sign up! Info below. We need to make sure we have enough volunteers, food and t-shirts. Thanks!
3) Reminder to sign up for summer camp! Students in grades K-4 can sign up for all four camps and 5th-7th graders can sign up for Storyteller Cafe and DVIAmazing Race. Also, summer school invitations will be given in approximately one week.
4) The last day of this work journal period is May 6th. Please be sure to turn in your work journal(s) no later than Friday, May 8th at 4:15pm.
5) Infinite Learning enrichment (after school and Wednesdays) ends Friday, May 8th. Please make sure to mark your calendars and arrange for after-school and Wednesday care! Thank you!

Have a great week!
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Tyler's Two Cents

tyler two cents Families,

I wanted to thank so many of you who supported our family with the birth of our child, Frank, last week. The meals, rides to school, kind words, diapers, etc., have been a huge help as we get back into the swing of things with a newborn. We are feeling very well supported!

I'll be back to school on Monday (tomorrow), so grab me at carpool or around campus if you want more baby details!

Have a great week!

What you need to know this week:

Campus Improvements With Sharefest
We Need 50 Volunteers ASAP!
Sat, 5/2, 9am-3pm (lunch served)
A whole-day commitment is not necessary and this is a family friendly event! We have a makeover planned for our front yard and other areas on campus and we've got awesome resources lined up, but we can't make this happen without volunteers!! Please sign up using this link. Also, we need gardening tools. Can you loan or donate any of the following: (if so, contact Tyler)

-Shovels, Flat and Spade

-Small Garden Tools

-Wheel Barrows


-Pruning Shears

-Hoes, weeding spades

Whole Brain Workshop at Scooter's Jungle!
RSVP by Monday | Event is Tuesday, April 28, 5-8 pm
We're trying something new! Something fun for kids and adults! Attend a workshop about the Whole Brain Child while your children have a blast at Scooter's Jungle! Cost is $10/child and $5/adult. Please reserve your spot by paying at the DVIA front office by Monday. Don't forget socks! See flyer here.

Donuts With The Director
Tues, 4/28 & Thurs, 4/30 After Drop Off
Did you miss last week's LCAP meeting? Michelle can fill you in. Or bring other questions. Or just come and hang with Michelle and other parents.

Talent Show & Art Walk
Please Note The New Time!!
Wed, 5/13 | 5-7 pm

To accommodate working families, the Talent Show & Art Walk time has been changed. Due to this change, the sign-up link will remain open one more week. Use this link to sign up in the following areas: Performance Art, Visual Art, Digital Art, Creative Art Sale, Culinary Art Sale. Students may create submissions for more than one area, but are limited to one stage performance.

Year-End Social & Cultural Fair
Tues, 6/2 - FAN Needs You!
Our Year-End Cultural Fair is right around the corner. For ideas on how you can incorporate this celebration into your homeschool curriculum, click here. Please email Karen Mack if you can help with this event!

Handwriting Without Tears Webinar - Top 10 Questions About Handwriting
Thurs, 4/30 | 5-6 pm
In this introductory webinar recommended for grades K-5, you'll learn why handwriting is still important, strategies for making handwriting fun and easy and more. To learn more about the webinar and to reserve your spot, use this link.

Summer Reading Programs at El Camino College
Programs start in mid-June and class size is limited
Programs for all grades are presented by El Camino in partnership with the Institute of Reading Development. For details and class schedule, click this link.

Coming soon! Please mark your calendar:

Curriculum Resource Planning Meeting
Mon, 5/4 & Tues, 5/5 | 9:15 am | Innovation Lab
As we move into planning for 2015-16, we want to hear from you about the supplemental curriculum items we provide for home use. What works for you and what doesn't? Do you have ideas or suggestions for next year? Please join Janette for coffee and conversation or email your ideas to Janette.

Da Vinci Femineers
2nd Saturday of Every Mo.
First Meeting, 5/9 @ 3-5 pm
Girls-only engineering activities with students from Da Vinci Science Society of Women Engineers.

Parents are welcome to observe. Email DVS teacher Jamie Larson with questions. Registration appreciated but not required - use this link.

Scholastic Book Fair
May 27th to June 2nd
Plan to stock up on summer reading material when you're on campus for POLs and our Year-End Social & Cultural Fair!

Have a great week!
Your DVIA Team
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