Friday 4/20

Dear Parents and Guardians of DVS Students,

Tomorrow, Friday 4/20, is both the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, and also a day when many young people make poor decisions regarding marijuana use. For both these reasons, I ask that you have a conversation this evening with your children both about their feelings of safety at school, and to be aware of the specific details of where they will be and who they will be with both before and after school tomorrow.

We encourage all students to “see something, say something” to a DVS staff member if they are aware of something happening that could be harmful to our student safety and/or school community.

Please feel free to contact me at swallis@davincischools.org with and questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Steve

 

Next Week is Spring Break!

Thank you to all of you who attended Exhibition Night last night! It was a terrific evening and we are incredibly proud of our students for the excellent job they did presenting work they do here at DVS. Those of you who attended can register your attendance at tinyurl.com/DVSParentParticipation.

Next week is Spring Break, and classes will reconvene for DV Science on Monday 4/9.

DVS week 29 schedule Week29

 

Summer internship applications are now open! 

Applications are now open! Go to www.dvrealworldlearning.com/internship-opportunities.html to see the available opportunities and descriptions.

Students can also go to the Resources tab to get help with their Resumes and Cover Letters. All applications are due on Friday, April 13. 

Internships last for 6 weeks in the summer and students will receive course credit for the internship.

If you have any questions, email Tina Hannouche channouche@davincischools.org or Korey Hlaudy khlaudy@davincischools.org

Annual Giving Campaign – Matching Challenge – Donate Today!

There has never been a better time to support Da Vinci Schools!Donate or pledge by April 30, 2018 and your contribution will be doubled by our generous industry partners, up to $75,000. All pledge payments must be received by June 30, 2018 to be eligible for the match. Annual Giving dollars provide unrestricted funds and flexibility that allow us to address urgent needs and take advantage of special opportunities as they arise. They also provide funding for hands-on curriculum, a materials budget for every teacher, and much more.

Donate today and DOUBLE your impact. Every gift makes a difference! Give online at: https://davincischools.networkforgood.com or download a pledge card today! Thank you!

Important info regarding student pickup & dropoff

DVS students and parents, this is a reminder that the large gray building next to ours and its parking lot are private property, and our students should not be walking/riding/skating through it on their way to or from school. Also, students should not be dropped off or picked up by parents or Uber drivers in their parking lot or in front of their building. Please be respectful of their private property so that we can maintain the good reputation and relationship that we have with them! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 24th: PSAT, SAT, and Senior Beach Day

On Tuesday, April 24th, DVS will be administering the PSAT 9 to all 9th graders and the PSAT 10 to all 10th graders. These tests are age-appropriate and shorter versions of the SAT. The SAT is a college entrance exam that students will be expected to take if they plan to enroll in a 4-year college after graduation. Results from the PSAT 9 and PSAT 10 can help families prepare for the SAT exam in the 11th grade. All 9th and 10th grade students are expected to take the exams, and the cost of these exams is covered by DVS.

For the first time ever, DVS is offering 11th graders the chance to take the SAT here at school. The benefit to this is that students get to take the exam in their own classrooms with their own teachers as a part of the regular school day. The cost for this exam is $60 per student, and the only thing students need to do to register to take the test is pay the $60 to the front office between now and testing day. If a student is eligible for free or reduced lunch, the school will use a fee waiver to cover the cost of the testing.

While the 9th, 10th, and 11th graders are testing, the 12th graders will be enjoying the annual DVS tradition of Senior Beach Day. The buses for this event will leave the school at 9am, and DVS pays for the transportation cost of this special celebratory field trip.

If you have questions about any of these events, please email Erin D’Souza at edsouza@davincischools.org.

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