DaVinci Connection-October 9, 2018Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change – see online calendar)
10/12 Last Day of Session Extracurricular Activities
10/15 – 10/19 No School
10/15 Parent Teachers Conferences, 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
10/15 Curriculum/Technology Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m.
10/16 Parent Teacher Conferences, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
10/26 Family Movie Night, 6:00 p.m.
10/29 Finance Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
10/29 Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Food Service Program
Current Lunch prices – including milk
Hot, Alt. or Emergency Lunch:
- Full Pay = $3.50;
- Free/Reduced = $0.00
- Full-pay = $4.50;
- Reduced-price = $0.40;
- Free = $0.00
A La Carte Items -charged to ALL students:
- Milk-only = $0.50;
- Emergency meals = $3.50
- Extra Entree (Grade 6-8 only) = $1.50
Current Breakfast Price:
- Full-pay = $1.75
- Kindergarten = $0.00
- Reduced-price = $0.00
- Free = $0.00
Go here to apply for free or reduced-price meals or to find out more about the food service program.
To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website (School Links).
NEED TO KNOW
On behalf of the Color Run Committee, I want to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the families who participated in the Second Annual DaVinci Academy Color Run. Your efforts and energy will have a tremendous impact on our students.
One of the many things that makes DaVinci Academy such an incredible place is our community. As I peered across the field on Saturday and saw all of our families bouncing around in the cold together – smiling, laughing, covered in color and enjoying every second of it, I felt so privileged to be part of the DaVinci Academy family.
Please feel free to download your color run pictures using this link.
Thanks again and see you next year,
My name is Melissa Derby, and I’m the school counselor at DaVinci Academy. I recently re-introduced myself and my role to your children, and I would like to take this opportunity to do the same with you. I am one of the student support staff and my role includes helping kids with their academic, college and career, and social-emotional development. I provide counseling services, and I help all students improve their self-awareness, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills among other things.
Throughout the year, I will work with students in classroom lessons, individually, and in small groups to develop positive social-emotional skills and identify areas for personal growth and positive change. I will be in contact with parents and teachers as I work with kids and hope to collaborate on the best ways to support all of our students’ growth.
2019-2020 Enrollment is Now Open
We are now accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year for students who would like to attend DaVinci Academy for grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. To complete an application for the next school year click here and click “Online Enrollment”. Sign up through our new online enrollment system to complete and submit the application.
All new students who are interested and not currently enrolled at DaVinci Academy, including siblings, must complete an application. Applications are due by January 31, 2019, to be included in the enrollment lottery for the 2019-2020 school year.
Our next Information Session for prospective families is Tuesday, October 23, 6:00 p.m. Information Sessions are for those who may be interested in attending DaVinci Academy.
Please feel free to share this information with your family or friends.
Conferences will be Monday, October 15 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Kindergarten – 5th grade families will be able to sign up for a 15 minute conference time via Bloomz.
Middle School teachers will host drop-in conferences from Monday, 12:00-7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and will be contacting parents directly to schedule group conferences.
Mark Your Calendars!
The Book Fair will be here in a flutter of a fairy’s wings! It will be open during conferences on Monday, October 15 from 12:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, October 16 from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Classroom Snacks are a great way for our students to stay energized and full throughout their day. We are starting to see more and more unhealthy snack choices that do not fit our Wellness Policy. Chips, Cookies, Candy, and Takis are examples of snacks that should not be in the classroom.
Please make sure your child is bringing healthy snack options that will fuel not only their bodies, but their minds. To see a list of Healthy snack ideas, please click on the link. Healthy Snack Ideas
Music Performances and Informances
The DaVinci Academy Music Department is excited to share our 2018-2019 school year performance dates. This year, performances fall into two categories: evening concerts and daytime informances, both of which families are invited to watch. An informance gives students the opportunity to demonstrate the foundations of music by covering multiple state standards and showcases how music connects to other subjects. Along with evening concerts, informances will give students a well-rounded and meaningful learning experience.
- Penguin Party – Wednesday, December 19, 2018 time TBA (during the school day)
- Graduation – Wednesday, June 19, 2019 time TBA (during the school day)
- Winter Concert – Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
- Informance at the Fiesta – Tuesday, June 18, 2019 time TBA (during the school day)
- Winter Concert – Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 6:45 p.m.
- Olympic Event – more information coming soon (during the school day)
- Fall Concert – Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.
- Spring Concert – Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 5:30 p.m.
4th Grade (along with 5th Grade Choir)
- Fall Concert – Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.
- Spring Concert – Thursday, April 11, 2019 at 6:4 5 p.m.
Middle School Ensembles – Winter
- 6-8 Band Winter Concert – Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
- 5th Band Informance – Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 10:27-11:12 a.m.
- 5th Orchestra Informance – Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:27-11:12 a.m.
- 6-8 Orchestra Winter Concert – Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
- 6-8 Choir Winter Concert – Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Sincerely, DaVinci Academy Music Department
Please contact Holly Fischer ASAP if any of this is up your alley.
Landscaping – Going Out For Bids
Community Representative Wanted
DaVinci Academy is looking for a community representative, who is not a DaVinci Academy employee, to serve on our Continuing Education Committee for teacher relicensure. This committee meets 2-3 times/year with minimal prep work. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested, please contact Jenelle Moehn by Monday, October 15, 2018.
NICE TO KNOW
PTO Providing Teacher/Staff Meals During Conferences
Box Tops Contest-Ends Friday!
- label the bag/sheet with your teacher’s name
- check the expiration date
- place box tops in the box tops drawer in the mezzanine by the library drawer (do not turn them into the office)
The top 3 classes will receive a popcorn party courtesy of the PTO!
Free Family Movie Night
The PTO is hosting a movie night Friday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m. There is no charge for the movie, only a small fee for concessions.
During intermission we will raffle off 2 family movie night prize buckets with copies of the movie and snacks for your family to enjoy at home. Come enjoy a fun night with your family and meet some other DaVinci families!! We will be showing Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation in the gym and will be serving:
- Pepperoni, Sausage or Cheese Pizza: $1/slice or $6/pizza
- 50¢ Popcorn
- 50¢ Goldfish packs
- 25¢ Fruit snacks
- 50¢ Candy bars
- 25¢ Mini water bottles
Bring blankets and pillows to snuggle on. (We will be in the gym using bleachers and the floor.) Get your pj’s and slippers ready for a fun family night out.
**All children must have an adult present to be allowed into the movie night. Please no outside snacks or beverages, other than personal water bottles.
- 60 degrees or higher-short/long sleeve shirts
- 46 to 59 degrees-light jacket/hooded sweatshirts
- 45 degrees or lower-winter coat, hats and gloves
- Snow pants and boots required when there is snow
This is also the beginning of the lost and found season. Please label everything your child wears to school.
Silent Dismissal – New, Earlier Deadline for Changes
To ensure that any middle school student transportation changes get to your child by the beginning of their last class, any same day changes must be made earlier than previous years. From either the Silent Dismissal site or the app, you may make changes to your child’s dismissal method for the current day until 1:30 p.m. After that time, changes will not be accepted into the system. Please call the office with any changes after 1:30 p.m.
Sweets are not allowed as birthday treats. Consider alternatives such as donating a book to your classroom, bringing in bookmarks for classmates, coming to read to the class, or joining your child for lunch.
If you’re considering a healthy snack, please contact your child’s teacher regarding food allergies in the classroom.