June 1



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Da Vinci  

Innovation Academy



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!



Well, it's June already.  Hard to believe we are entering the final two weeks of the year!  There's still so much going on...


8th grade graduation is coming up!  See Tyler's blurb below. 


I will send out a staffing update as soon as positions are officially filled and we have a complete team.  We have some excellent candidates to choose from! 


On a less exciting but necessary note, I'd like to ask that all families check their kiddos for lice.  While we haven't had a large-scale outbreak, unfortunately, a few cases here and there are going around and I want to encourage you to check early and often.  We recommend that all families examine their kiddos particularly at the nape of the neck and around the ears, looking for tiny light brown/gray eggs (nits) attached to the hair itself.  Adult and baby lice are hard to find/see, so it is recommended that you make a weekly routine of combing through your child's hair with a lice comb in order to find them before they start laying eggs.  Once your child starts itching, a full infestation has usually occurred and it has likely spread to others.  Thank you for your continued diligence with this pesky problem! 


Enjoy your week!  

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Tyler's Two Cents


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DVIA Families,


I would like to formally invite you to our 8th grade graduation at the Hawthorne Memorial Center.  This event will take place from 10am-12pm on Wednesday, June 11th.  If you would like to come, please help send off our 8th grade class in style!  A reception is being hosted by our 7th grade class. 


Thank you!


What you need to know this week:


Is Your Student Coming Back To DVIA Next Year? Fill Out This Survey

Deadline: TODAY | 10 pm

If your family is returning to DVIA next year, we need you to fill out a four question survey here. Anybody who doesn't fill out the survey will be assumed to be leaving. Please take a minute now to fill out the survey.


8th Grade Celebration Field Trip

Wed, 6/4 | 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Kaye C. and Kristin B. are organizing a family-facilitated field trip for 8th graders to Knott's Berry Farm. Use this link for more information and to RSVP. 

Please RSVP by May 28th.


Return Your Textbooks!

Thurs, 6/5 | 8:55 - 9:30 am & 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Fri, 6/6 | 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Mon, 6/9 | 8:45 - 9:30 am & 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Tues, 6/10 | 8:55 - 9:30 am & 3:00 - 3:30 pm

Please remember to turn in your CPM and Write Source Textbooks. Janette will have a table set up in front of school to take returns. Email Janette with questions.



Continuing through Tues, 6/10


Last Day of School!

Mon, 6/9 and Tues, 6/10

(M/Th students homeschool on 6/10)


Work Journal #7 Due

Tues, 6/10


8th Grade Graduation

Wed, 6/11 | 10 am - 12 pm

Hawthorne Memorial Center

Everyone is welcome to attend!


Good To Know!


eScrip:  Help DVIA for FREE!!! 

Did you know that you can help Da Vinci Innovation Academy earn money, without spending any of your own ? It's true! 

eScrip is a way to earn money on the things you already buy at the places you already shop! There are no member cards, numbers to remember or fees... A percentage of all eligible purchases go to the school!  Sign-up by going here.  Contact Annette Owens with questions.  Thank you! 


Unused or Gently Used Curriculum Materials Wanted

Do you have gently used curriculum materials that another family might appreciate next year? We will be reorganizing PERC over the summer and would love to incorporate your materials. We plan to include a lending library as well as a resource swapping zone. Please drop off your items to Janette.


Fun & Free Summer Learning Resources
Edutopia has compiled a few resources to help your student keep his or her skills sharp over the summer. Get the list here.

Coming Up Soon! Mark Your Calendars


Young Scholars Program At UCLA - Young Mathematicians

July 7th - July 25th



This program is for students entering grades K-6 who want to engage in hands-on, problem solving mathematics. Students will work independently and collaboratively, combining conceptual understanding with basic skills to solve problems and to think critically. This constructivist, activities-based approach to mathematics is enriching, motivating, fun, and challenging. Many other courses focusing on reading, writing, science, and social studies are also offered.

Get more information


Have a great week!

Your DVIA Team


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