DaVinci Connection-October 4, 2019Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change-see online calendar)
10/9 Policy Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm
10/10 School Development Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
10/14 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 12:00 pm-8:00 pm
10/15 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8:00 am-4:00 pm
10/14-10/18 No School
10/21 Finance Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
10/24 PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
10/25 Make Up Picture Day (for any student not present the first picture day)
10/25 PTO Family Movie Night, 6:00 pm
10/28 Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
11/4 No School, Teacher Workshop Day
11/21 Retake Picture Day
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 = $0.00;
- 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.
NEED TO KNOW
Parent Teacher Conferences
We will be holding parent/teacher conferences on Monday, October 14 from 12:00-8:00 pm and Tuesday, October 15 from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is no school for students those days. Here is what you need to know:
Teachers in grades K-5 have posted their conference schedule on Bloomz. They will be 15 minute conferences with a 5 minute break in between.
Teachers in grades 6-8 and specialist teachers will be holding drop in conferences. For specialist teachers, you can come in any time on either day. For middle school teachers, you will want to avoid the hours of 5:00-6:00 pm on Monday and 12:00-1:00 pm on Tuesday. Those hours are reserved for teacher requested, group conferences. If teachers would like to meet with you specifically, Stephanie Severson will send out an invite.
DaVinci Basketball Apparel
Show your school spirit and order your DaVinci apparel today! Easy online ordering. Online store closes Tuesday, October 22 at 11:59 pm. We have a lot of new items this year. Check out some options below.
Our 3rd and 4th grade music concerts are coming up in November. We are excited to share our musical talent and knowledge with you. Please mark your calendar for the following concert(s):
3rd Grade – Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm
● Meet in classroom at 5:10 pm
4th Grade (and 3/4 Renaissance) – Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 6:45 pm
● Meet in classroom at 6:25 pm
It is important that all students meet in their classrooms 20 minutes before the concert to line up and get ready. Concerts will begin promptly at 5:30 pm and 6:45 pm.
Concert attire is nice dress clothing (any color) and dress shoes in which your student can walk and stand comfortably. All concerts take place in the Performing Arts Center.
See you the evening of the concert!
Mrs. Ashley Fohrman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mr. Ben Hanson (email@example.com)
School Photo Schedule
- October 25: Make-up Picture day, 7th and 8th grade students who were away on Environmental Learning Trips and anyone else who was not here for picture day.
- November 21: Picture Re-Take day for all students wanting a retake done.
Uniforms must be worn.
We will not be offering non-uniform photos during the school day this year as we have in the past. Valuable educational time was spent moving all students through the photographer’s line and the benefit to the school was limited. However, non-uniform photos through LifeTouch will be offered to families on the Spring Conference Day scheduled on April 9. If you would like to take advantage of that opportunity, you can bring your child to the school that day for pictures.
Safe Driving Reminder
It is dangerous to make a U turn on Jefferson after leaving our parking lot and there are so many people who do it every day. We know that this has become the new option because you have been asked not to turn around in people’s driveways – but it is not safe. If you must get north on Jefferson after taking a right out of the parking lot please try taking the SECOND left on 134th Ave NE then driving around and back to Jefferson. Increased traffic in the neighborhoods surrounding a school is a given; but, it should be safe. Please make safe driving decisions so that we can be good neighbors.
Family Numbers at Pick Up – You Need Them
Increasingly there are families in the pick up line who do not have a family number posted on the dash. Yelling your number out the window to the staff members does not ensure that our safety protocols are being followed. Beginning next week, cars without a number posted will need to park and enter the school to receive a replacement number. Contact the office if you need a new number sent home with your child.
Additionally, parents are encouraged to download the Silent Dismissal app and use it during the winter months. Teacher phones and hands often freeze up out there and families who are dismissing from cars increase the likelihood that their number will be received into the system. Contact the office in order to activate the app on your phone and you will make a teacher’s day.
Now Hiring Lunch/Recess Monitors – Do You Know Anyone Interested in this Opportunity?
Babies abound at DaVinci right now and we are still seeking teachers to fill long term positions. If you know anyone who might be interested please send them to our website.
We are looking for a nurse to sub when Ms. Brunette needs to be out. Interested? Apply online
NICE TO KNOW
On behalf of the Color Run Committee, I want to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to all the families who participated and/or volunteered in the Third Annual DaVinci Color Run. Your efforts, energy and dedication to our school will have a tremendous impact on our students.
What a gift it was to gather here on our beautiful school grounds, meet new faces and connect with other caring individuals who recognize the importance these community-building events. We are so fortunate to have this incredible DaVinci community made up of families like yours!
Thank you all and see you again next year!
Robyn Creary, Fun Run Chair
Attendance Line: 763-252-6130
Parents should call the attendance line at 763-252-6130 before 9:00 a.m. of the day a student will be absent. This phone number is available 24 hours a day to leave a message. Please leave the following information on the recording:
- The date your student will be absent
- The first and last name of your student
- The reason for the absence
- The name of the parent/guardian who is calling
If you know your child(ren) will be gone more than 3 consecutive days, you will need to fill out an extended absence form four to six weeks in advance. Please send the Extended Absence Form to Ms. Moffatt.
Media Release-Opt Out Option
We no longer require families to do the Back to School Registration each year. However, if you do NOT give your permission for your child’s image to be used in the different media, both internally and externally, you will need to complete the Media Release form to opt out. This includes, but is not limited to, articles and photographs in a school newsletter, video of a student program shown in school or published to families via an online program, a news story by local media, or something on our web site. Click here for the Media Release Form.
PTO Providing Teacher/Staff Meals During Conferences
If you are available and willing to help provide a meal for the teachers and staff during Parent/Teacher Conferences, please sign up using the link below. Let’s keep our teachers well fed! Don’t have the time to make food but still want to contribute? You can drop off a money donation at the front office.
The PTO is running a box top contest September 30-October 11. The top two classrooms will each receive a popcorn party! The box top bin is located in the mezzanine just outside the library. Please remember that General Mills will not accept box top that are expired or missing the code and or expiration date.
Have you heard that box tops are now digital? General Mills will continue to accept the clip tops until they expire. No more clipping box tops. The new box top app is easy and convenient. Three easy steps once you download the app from your app store:
Click here to learn more.