September 15, 2019
From Our Assistant Principal
Hello Families!

I hope you enjoyed the week. We hope to see many of you at one of the FAN Meet and Greets this week! I'm looking forward to connecting with you and collaborating around the many ways that FAN supports our DV Connect community!

We are looking forward to sending our 5th and 6th grade students off to Astro Camp this week! They are bound to have an incredible time making memories with their peers and teachers in the Idyllwild mountains! The buses for Astro Camp will be leaving from campus on Wednesday morning. If you are in the Collaborative Program or have a student who attends Learning Center/Middle School Wednesday classes, please plan for the front of our parking lot to be unavailable between 8:30am-9:30am. You are always welcome to park in the North parking lot or park at Dana Middle School and walk over. Thank you for your understanding as we load our campers onto buses!

We hope you had a fantastic weekend!

Things You Need to Know This Week!
FAN Meet and Greet!
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept 16/17/18, 9:30-10:30 am
Join Michelle, Kaitlin and our FANtastic parents (YOU!) as we reacquaint ourselves with what DV Connect's Family Action Network (FAN) is, how you can be involved, and what exciting events are already in store for this year. Nine years ago, we very intentionally created FAN over a PTA. Our family events are by you, for you! There's no "in group" or "out group"--there are just families wanting to getting involved in different ways and many opportunities to do so!
No School - Professional Development Day
Friday, Sept 20
No school or homeschool. Enjoy a long weekend!
Kindness Movement Annual Start-of-School Shoe Drive!
Welcome back to school, everyone! It's a new school year with new school gear! Are you wondering what to do with those shoes that don't quite fit anymore? The Kindness Movement annual shoe drive continues on through October! There is a turquoise bin in the office to collect your new or gently worn adult and children's shoes! These shoes will be donated to a school in Guatemala, where many children walk to school on unpaved roads without shoes! Time for some "fall cleaning" for an awesome cause, and a wonderful opportunity to practice empathy (this month’s Habit of Heart and Mind) with our kiddos! Thank you so much!
Seventh Annual Cultural Fair
Thursday, Sept 26, 4-7 pm
Don't miss our 7th Annual Cultural Fair! Sign up to participate now, and take advantage of this great opportunity to incorporate some project-based learning into your homeschooling and then share it with others! Find more information and sign up here.
Coming Up...
Spirit Days Are Back!
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept 30/Oct 1/Oct 2
Our first theme is "Favorite Sports Team Days!" Gear up in your favorite sports team jersey or dress to show your school spirit!

To view this year's spirit days dates and themes, go to the FAN menu on the Parent Educator Resource Website.
We are looking forward to spending time with you at our first PEC of the year!
Work Journal #1 Ends
Friday, Oct 4, 11:59 pm
Don't procrastinate! Please be sure to enter your homeschooling daily and if applicable, record the various things you do nearly every homeschool day--this will save you time entering the same things daily!
The Parent Center @ DV Connect

One-on-one parent educator support meetings are available for September! If you'd like support in your homeschooling or help with any of the resources available through Da Vinci Connect, reserve your slot here! I look forward to collaborating with you!

Homeschooling 101 Workshop
September 17th and 19th, 2:00-3:15

Have a great week!
~ Your DV Connect Team