September 23



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(310) 725-5800 




Michelle Rainey,



Tyler Phipps,
Dean of Students




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Greetings DVIA Families! 


A Few Words From Our Principal

Michelle It's officially fall!  Cooler weather and pumpkin-flavored everything are soon to come!  This is my favorite time of about you? 


The DVIA staff is excited for our Core 4 and 5 students as we send them off to Astrocamp this week.  We know they will have so much fun and make new friends as they bond over adventures and away-from-home-learning. 


Want to know what I love about DVIA?  Here's a little scenario overheard in Core 1 while students were playing a math game: 

Student A to Student B:  "Hey, let's put our pieces together, that way we both win!"

Student B:  "Okay."

Student C:  "We all win because we're all playing the game!" 


It's simple moments like this that make our hearts sing! 


Lastly, congratulations everyone on successfully completing Work Journal #1 and for your attendance at last week's Jumpstart 2 parent educator conference.  We've heard you're already implementing strategies at home.  Yay!  Keep your calendars open for more workshops to come, listed below.  


Tyler's Two Cents! 

tyler two cents


I am away at Core 4 and 5 camp this week!  I'll miss all of you on campus but can't wait to share about our adventures when I return next week!   



Here's what you need to know this week: 


It's Science Camp Week!

Core 4 kids headed out to Science Camp today and will return Wednesday; Core 5 kids head out Wednesday and will return Friday. Please have your Core 5 students in the parking lot and ready to go by 8:30 on Wednesday. Our goal is get the bus on the road by 9:00 to avoid conflicting with morning drop-off. Students should bring a lunch from home for their first day out. For more details, check out Tyler's DP.

Jumpstart Survey and Resources Posted
Thank you for attending Jumpstart 2!  We loved collaborating with you.  Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey:  It will help us plan future events and know how best to serve you. 
Jumpstart 2 materials are being posted on the K8 resource website.  Please check back regularly for more documents. 

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday, Sept. 25th | 6:30-8:00pm

Fine Motor Skills and Handwriting Strategies for School-Aged Children with Aishah Muhammed-Flissinger


Wednesday, Oct. 2 | 6 pm

Writing Through The Lens of Science with Chris Miko


For future workshops, please consult the Resource Website's Calendar.  


Meet Bonnie! 

If you haven't already met her, stop on by the front office and meet Bonnie, our new Office Clerk.  She has an extensive background working with families, conducting research and organizing systems.  She has already brought so much to our team and would love to meet each of you.  Thanks for making Bonnie feel welcome at DVIA! 

News From Our Family Action Network ("FAN"):
Pizza Lunch Fundraisers This Week
Thursday, Sept. 26th | Friday, Sept. 27th
Just like last year, pizza is $3/slice or $5 for two slices. Drinks are $1. We apologize to Core 5 students who are away at camp this round.
We are asking for parents from Darlene's Core 3 classroom to act as hosts this month. Please go to Sign-Up Genius to sign up for supplies and/or a shift.
The next lunches are scheduled for:
  • 10/31 & 11/1 (Core 4 families to host)
  • November (no lunch due to holidays)
  • 12/19 & 12/20 (Core 5 families to host)

FAN Needs You!!

FAN needs your support this year! Please answer a quick survey to tell us how you'd like to help.


Family Directory

The DVIA family directory was emailed recently. If you did not receive it, please contact Lynne in the office at


Heal Our School, Heal The Bay

A big Thank You!! to Dulce Stein, her son Sawyer and all the volunteers who spent Saturday cleaning our campus as part of the Heal The Bay campaign! Everybody enjoys a clean campus, and a clean campus means less toxic water runoff heading to the Bay.


Have a great week!

Your DVIA Team

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