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In This Issue
Updates From Your Principal
Important Info & News
FAN News
Outside Learning Opportunities
Get Involved!
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Updates From Your Principal


NicoleAssisi Hello Da Vinci Families,   


As always, excitement is high here at Da Vinci. As you may have read earlier today, the Da Vinci Schools Board of Trustees approved Michelle Rainey as the incoming Principal of DVIA. I could not be more excited about their selection! I have worked with Michelle for the past 5 years and know her to be a person with great vision, follow through and passion. She is the perfect person to build upon the work that has already been taking place. As a parent and current staff member, she knows you and your children and cares deeply about the work happening already.  


I would be lying if I said it is easy to leave here, but knowing that my trusted colleague and friend is taking over this labor of love makes the journey much easier.


Baby Assisi will be born near his grandparents in San Diego  and I will do my best to connect with all of you over the next month as Michelle and I complete our transitions. 


During my last month here at Da Vinci, I am excited for recent events and amazing opportunities still to come!  We enjoyed an inspiring Poetry Jam this week and we will experience the amazing things our students have learned during the upcoming end-of-year POLs.  Make sure to read on to learn about other fun events happening here! 


With much gratitude,



In this issue of our newsletter:

  • Important Information & News:
    • POLs Coming Soon! 
    • Online Learning Subscriptions Expiring
    • 8th Grade Graduation! 
    • 7th Grade Support at Graduation! 
  • Reminders
    • Summer Camp with Kaitlin and Melissa -
      Registration and refund deadline, 6/1
    • Health & Wellness Workshop, 5/22
  • FAN News
    • Scholastic Book Fair, last week of May
    • Year-End Social, 5/29
    • Cores 4 & 5 End of Year Parties - 6/7
  • Outside Learning Opportunities
    • Camp VIP:  July Enrichment Opportunities
  • Get Involved!
  • Stay Connected!


End of Year Presentations of Learning! 

All across campus we are revving up for POLs.  Please check in with your students' teacher for details.  We can't wait to see all that our students have learned this year! 


Online Learning Resource Subscriptions Are Expiring - Please be advised

Please take note of the following expiration dates for online resource subscriptions. If you chose any of the these resources at the curriculum fair for next school
year, your subscription will continue.
  • Study Island - 5/24
  • Reading Eggs & Reading EggsPress - 5/24
  • IXL - 6/13
  • Dreambox - 6/13
  • BrainPoP - No interruption for anybody


8th Grade Graduation!  Wednesday, June 5th, 10am-noon

We are excitedly planning for our second 8th grade graduating class to walk the stage!  The event will take place in the DVIA/DVS Forum.  Additional information: 

  • Parents, please email a scanned photo of your 8th grader as a baby or toddler to Brianne Allen (ballen@davincischools.org).  Due no later than May 28th. 
  • Graduation practice will take place during the normal school day on June 3rd and 4th. 
  • Formal, Exhibition/POL style clothing are required for graduates! 
  • If your 8th grade student would like to be a featured speaker during the graduation ceremony, please have him/her return the Graduation Speaker Application found here to Brianne Allen no later than May 28th.   
  • Please be sure to arrive no later than 9:30am on graduation day so that we can begin promptly at 10:00.  Thank you! 
7th Grade Help at Graduation!
Last year we started a tradition of 7th grade students and families supporting the 8th grade graduation.  Please use this sign-up genius link to support this year's event!  Thank you in advance for making graduation yet another memorable and special DVIA tradition! 





DVIA Summer Camp - Sign Up Today!

Noon - 3 pm | M-Th | 4 weeks available ($100 each)

Been thinking about how much fun it might be for your students to hang out this summer with Kaitlin and Melissa? It's time to stop thinking and grab your spot! Sign up in the front office. Need more information? Click here. The deadline to register or receive a refund is June 1st.


Health & Wellness Workshop - NEW DATE

Tuesday, 5/22 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | The Forum

Join us in welcoming holistic wellness practitioner Allisson Griesedieck. Allisson will share her knowledge about how "The Six Essentials for Health" support our minds, bodies and ability to learn. Click here for more information and to reserve your seats.


Family Action Network (FAN) News

Scholastic Book Fair
May 28 - May 31
We are once again hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on campus right after the Memorial Day holiday. More information to follow.

Year-End All School Social
Wednesday, 5/29 | 5-7pm
Please join us for our year-end social in the evening on May 29th. If you're interested in helping to plan or help with this event, please email Lisa Mathis.


Cores 4 & 5 End of Year Parties

Friday, 6/7 | Core 4 is 4-6pm | Core 5 is 7-9pm | Forum

Bring your yearbook for signing, see photos from camp and visit with friends from the opposite cohort. It's time to party and celebrate completion of the school year! Please RSVP on SignUp Genius.

Outside Learning Opportunities

Camp VIP: Exciting Enrichment Opportunities during July


Did your student enjoy learning the game of chess from Coach Rasheme in the elective class this year, or participate in one of Coach Rich's athletic classes? Both of these popular instructors are offering activites at Camp VIP, a summer enrichment program during July held at Pacific School in Manhattan Beach. This program, in it's 11th year, attracts families from the entire south bay for students entering grades K-8. Why not consider a week or more for your student's summer schedule? All information is available at psmanhattan.org, and flhyers are available in the DVIA office. Please feel free to contact Nancy Rosenburg, Program Director at nsrosenb@aol.com or 301-503-1771 for any questions or to help choose an appropriate option.

Do You Have Great Outside Learning Resources To Share?
Some terrific learning resources have been shared on our Yahoo Group Listserv. In addition to posting your resources to the group, please email Lisa Grady so that she can add them to our Parent Resource Website and make your hard work available to families for years to come.

Get Involved! 


If you have any questions about volunteering for events, reach out to Nancy Slupski.


If you would like to help out regularly on campus, please email Laura Glasser in the DVIA office. 

Stay Connected!

To make sure you don't miss any news or opportunities, please join us through these following social media avenues:


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