Archive for November 22, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope your families have a terrific, restful Thanksgiving break together! All of us at DVS are grateful that you trust us with the education of your children in these critical four years and for the support you give to them and to our school!

Our Exhibition night – our 21st Exhibition – was a terrific success thanks to the hard work of our students and teachers, and we are thankful to all of you who came to see their work! Here is a link to the photo album of the evening, courtesy of our magnificent photographer Stacee LiannaDa Vinci Science Fall 2019 Exhibition

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As we prepare for the last weeks of the semester, I’d like to give you the opportunity to say “thank you” to the DVS staff by participating in helping provide them with a special salad bar lunch on Friday, December 20th. If you’re able to participate by providing something, please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/holidayluncheonDVS

The last day for students to turn in work for first semester is Friday, December 13th. The final week of the semester, when students do their Presentations of Learning, will look different than it has in years past at DVS. Rather than attending for a half-day as they did in years past, all DVS students will come to school from 8:30am-2:25pm. In addition to their Presentation of Learning (POL), students will take End-Of-Course assessments (EOCs) for each of their classes – so it is critical that all students attend school on all of these days. Students will be given the details of these assessments in the coming weeks. Here are the schedules for the last 3 weeks of the first semester when students return from Thanksgiving break: DVS week 15 schedule (S11)

Weeks 15-17

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Finally, in preparation for our winter professional development work we are gathering opinions from students, parents and staff about the following 4 aspects of DVS culture: Advisory, Dress code, Attendance & Punctuality, and Campus Care. It’s quick! Would you mind taking a couple minutes to fill it out for us? https://tinyurl.com/DVS2019CultureSurvey

Thank you! Have a terrific and restful Thanksgiving break!

-Steve

Thank you for attending Exhibition Night!

Thank you to all of you who attended our Exhibition Night tonight! We are so proud of our students’ work and learning and creativity, and we are grateful to all of you who came out to see them!

As we prepare for the last weeks of the semester, I’d like to give you the opportunity to say “thank you” to the DVS staff by participating in helping provide them with a special salad bar lunch on Friday, December 20th. If you’re able to participate by providing something, please sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/holidayluncheonDVS

Thank you!

DVS Holiday Luncheon

 

DVS Exhibition Night is Tonight!

Our students have been working hard to prepare for tonight’s Exhibition night! We hope all of our families will come out to hear the 10th and 12th grade students share what they have been learning in their classes, as well as (for the first time ever!) students of all grades sharing what they have been doing in some of our seminars and student clubs.

The DVS families have organized a catered pasta dinner before Exhibition, so please bring your whole family at 5:00 for dinner followed by Exhibition from 6:00 until 7:30pm! The cost of dinner is $10 per person, with all proceeds going to DVS advisory classes.

This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet our new assistant principal, Grace Long, who will be there this evening and who will officially begin with us when we return from Thanksgiving break. Come say hello and help welcome her to the DVS family!

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I look forward to seeing you all tonight!

-Steve

Come to DVS tomorrow night for dinner & the Exhibition show!

Dear DVS Families,

Tomorrow night is our Exhibition night, when DVS students showcase the work they’ve been doing this semester to their families and to the community! I hope that you will all make arrangements to join us that evening – in addition to 10th and 12th grade students showcasing their core classes, for the first time DVS students of all grade levels will be showcasing their seminar classes and their student-led clubs!

The DVS Families are hosting a pasta dinner before Exhibition beginning at 5:00pm in the downstairs cafeteria. There will be salad, fettuccine, veggies, lasagne and bread available for only $10 per plate, with all proceeds going to support the DVS advisory classes. Please bring your families, neighbors, and friends to enjoy a meal together before going to see what the students have been up to at DVS this year!

-Steve

DVS Exhibition Night is this Thursday!

Dear DVS Families,

The Exhibition countdown is on – just 3 more days until Thursday’s Exhibition night, when DVS students showcase the work they’ve been doing this semester to their families and to the community! I hope that you will all make arrangements to join us that evening – in addition to 10th and 12th grade students showcasing their core classes, for the first time DVS students of all grade levels will be showcasing their seminar classes and their student-led clubs!

The DVS Families are hosting a pasta dinner before Exhibition beginning at 5:00pm in the downstairs cafeteria. There will be salad, fettuccine, veggies, lasagne and bread available for only $10 per plate, with all proceeds going to support the DVS advisory classes. Please bring your families, neighbors, and friends to enjoy a meal together before going to see what the students have been up to at DVS this year!

Following this Exhibition week will be a well-deserved week of Thanksgiving rest and then we return to wrap up the first semester, with the final day for students to turn in work for first semester on Friday, December 13th. These schedules for the last weeks of the first semester are below.

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The final week of first semester, when students do their Presentations of Learning, will look different than it has in years past at DVS. Rather than attending for a half-day as they did in years past, all DVS students will come to school from 8:30am-2:25pm. In addition to their Presentation of Learning (POL), students will take End-Of-Course assessments (EOCs) for each of their classes – so it is critical that all students attend school on all of these days. Students will be given the details of these assessments in the coming weeks. The schedule for these exams is shown in the schedule below.

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I look forward to seeing you all on Thursday night for Exhibition!

-Steve

DVS Week 14 Schedule & Due Dates

Happy Friday, DVS Families!

We have had a great week at DVS and are looking forward to next week with our Exhibition Night on Thursday, November 21st from 6 – 7:30pm – please mark your calendars for this special event! All are welcome to come and see what your students have been working on here at school. In preparation for Exhibition, we will be doing Exhibition prep in place of seminars next week (see schedule below).

On Exhibition night, there will also be a pasta dinner beginning at 5:00pm in our downstairs multipurpose room for $10 per person. Proceeds from this dinner will go toward supporting the advisory classes at DVS, so please feel free to bring the whole family for dinner and the show!

Please see details below and the full week 14 schedule and due dates here: DVS week 14 schedule (S11) Week14 Week14DueDates

I hope you have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

Steve

Senior Families-College Application Review

Hello Senior Parents & Guardians,

The CSU and UC application deadline is November 30th, just a little over 2 weeks away. We are asking that all seniors have their application completed by Sunday, November 17th so that students can have their CSU and/or UC application reviewed by their respective counselor prior to submission. Please encourage your senior to have their application completed by November 17th and to connect with their counselor to have their application thoroughly reviewed prior to the November 30th.

Thank you,

DVS Counselors

Reunión de planificación universitaria

Las consejeras están emocionadas de organizar una reunión de planificación universitaria para nuestras familias de habla hispana el miércoles 13 de noviembre a las 5 de la tarde en el salón Galileo. Esta presentación será totalmente en español y es para familias con estudiantes en grados 9, 10 y 11. Aprenderán lo que los estudiantes y las familias pueden estar haciendo para prepararse para sus planes después de su graduación de DVS.

-Las consejeras de DVS

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