Archive for February 28, 2015

9th Grade Spring Family College Meeting signup is open!

Dear Parents of 9th grade students: it is time to sign up for your spring family college meeting! Erin and/or I will facilitate these with you and your child, and the topics will include a review of students’ transcripts & the 4-year graduation plan, an overview of the different types of colleges and degrees offered, information about careers & earnings associated with different degrees, and summer college prep opportunities.

We hope to have every family attend, so please email or message me if none of the time slots in this signup work for you!

http://tinyurl.com/DVS9SpringFamilyCollege

Week 25 Schedule (National Engineering Week)

Next week is National Engineering Week and a regular schedule for DVS, with a student-staff soccer game at the DV Design field on Wednesday after school!

DVS week 25 schedule Week25

 

This is the last week of the Da Vinci Annual Giving Campaign! Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools- a $50,000 matching challenge is being sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DIRECTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! For more information or to make a gift online, visit http://www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml . Please donate or pledge by February 28th to help us take advantage of the matching program. All pledge payments must be received by June 1, 2015 to be eligible for the match. We thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Potluck Sign Ups

Hi DVS Families!

We have three dates when we’d love to show our hard-working teachers some appreciation, and our teachers love nothing more than eating your delicious food! The dates are Friday, March 6th (lunch), Friday, May 8th (breakfast), and Monday, June 8th (lunch). If you’re willing to participate in any one of three upcoming potlucks, please sign up using this link:http://tinyurl.com/DVSteacherpotlucks

Thank you in advance for your generous support and appreciation of our teachers!

DV Schools’ Annual Giving Campaign

Please join Da Vinci families and staff in pledging their support to Da Vinci Schools by joining our Annual Giving Campaign!

A $50,000 matching challenge is being sponsored by Chevron, Belkin, Northrop Grumman, DIRECTV and Gensler. This generous corporate sponsorship means any amount you contribute will be doubled! For more information or to make a gift online, visit http://www.davincischools.org/makeagift.shtml . Please donate or pledge by February 28th to help us take advantage of the matching program. All pledge payments must be received by June 1, 2015 to be eligible for the match. We thank you!

Happy President’s Day Weekend!

I hope your family enjoys this 3-day weekend, and I also encourage you to talk with your kids about the critical incident drill we ran yesterday and the debrief of the drill we did today. Your kids did a phenomenal job and I am very, very proud of how seriously they took the drill.

I also encourage you to have a conversation this weekend about your own family’s emergency plan, such as where you would meet if you couldn’t get to your home and couldn’t call each other.

Here’s your week 24 schedule…See you on Tuesday!

DVS week 24 schedule

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Critical Incident Exercise tomorrow (Thursday 2/12)

Dear DVS Families: Tomorrow, Thursday, February 12th, we have planned a critical incident exercise in conjunction with the Hawthorne Police Department. The purpose of this exercise is to help students think through the ways they can protect themselves and each other in case of an intruder on campus. We have designed the exercise such that there will not be any actual use of weapons, and the goal is to minimize students’ anxiety while raising their awareness and preparation for this type of situation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at swallis@davincischools.org.

Thank you!