May 28, 2017



Greetings, DVIA Families!




From Our Principal

Greeting families,

It's hard to believe this is our last week of school! I hope you enjoyed your year with us as much as we enjoyed being part of your journey! While most of you are returning in the fall, we know that for some of you, this week means goodbye. We are grateful for our time with every DVIA family and we wish you the best!

This time of year also inevitably means that we say goodbye to some of our staff as well. Dan Katz and Jennifer Laferriere have given our kiddos so much over the past two years. I am grateful for all they have given to our students, families and staff. Thank you both! 

Please be sure to read each item in this newsletter. There are still a lot of events, deadlines and need-to-knows! 

I will reach out next week with a final newsletter for the year. Please remember to stop by and make sure your kiddo didn't leave anything in the lost and found. Everything left on Friday will be donated. Thanks! 

One last reminder--DVIA is offering 3 summer camps that are guaranteed to be good times! We still have spots in each so if your kiddo can't get enough of DVIA and wants to spend time with friends (or making new friends!) playing and learning with Minecraft/Pokemon, Flight, Fright and Might science madness or Mythical Creatures, sign up at the front desk this week! DVIA teacher Darlene will be coordinating camp this year and teaching all three weeks and teacher Megan will be teaching weeks 1 and 2. This is a great way for your kiddo to connect with these two awesome teachers as well! 

I hope to see your family at the End-of-Year Cultural Fair this Thursday (details below) and at the FAN Breakfast (details below)--we can't believe you are already thinking about next year's events! 



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From Our Dean of Students 


Hello Families!

As you may have read in Michelle's e-mail last week, change is afoot at DVIA! We appreciate your dedication and support of a community that continually reflects and makes changes to improve our program--we know that change can be difficult, and that an ever-changing environment can feel unsteady...we appreciate the trust you have in us as the adults who help care for and teach your children to make decisions that are in their best interest!

Also, thank you to FAN parent Lisa Mathis, for supporting Janette in facilitating a BEAUTIFUL Poetry Jam at Le Poem Cafe this past Wednesday! The ambiance truly supported and inspired our kiddos to share their favorite poems with a packed house! It's events like these that remind us how thankful we are for our FAN community! Speaking of FAN, we hope to see you at our End of Year FAN Appreciation Breakfast and planning meeting next week! See below for more info. :)




What You Need to Know This Week

End-of-Year Cultural Fair
Thursday, June 1, 5-7pm

DVIA families are invited to our 4th annual Cultural Fair on June 1st! Please bring an international dish to share and enjoy delicious food from other parts of the globe! We are looking for volunteers to help plan, donate, and participate. Please click here to sign-up! Are you looking for ideas on writing, art, or history for the cultural fair? Check out this site.

Pizza and Spirit Day!
Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2
This Thursday and Friday will be our last Pizza and Spirit Day of the year! Our Spirit Day is "Crazy Everything!" Day, so show us your crazy outfits, socks, hair, and more!

TakePART Festival
Saturday, June 3, 10am-2pm
Five local school districts (including Wiseburn and Da Vinci!) will come together to celebrate art and music in our schools! See flyer at right for more details. :)

FAN End of Year Appreciation Breakfast!
Monday, June 5, 9-11am

Attention FAN members! Please join us for a FAN Appreciation Breakfast and planning meeting! We will celebrate a FANtastic year, break bread together, and spend some time reflecting and planning for the future. Please RSVP here.

5th-6th Grade Astro Camp Commitment Form Deadline Extended!
If you have not yet turned in your commitment form for your 5th-6th-grade Astro Camper, you can now do so until
4:00pm on Wednesday, May 31st! Click here for more information and here for the commitment form.

Don't Forget

Work Journal 5 Due
Monday, June 5 by 4:15 pm

New Wiseburn-Da Vinci Athletics Shirts
If your kiddo would like to add another "Da-Vinci-approved" shirt to his/her school wardrobe, check out our new athletic shirts here!

Basketball Hoop Donation

With more outdoor space next year, we are looking to create a larger basketball space for kids. We currently have one portable, adjustable hoop but are looking for another. Do you have something like this collecting dust in your yard or garage? If it's in good condition, we'll take it!



Have a great week!
~Your DVIA Team