DaVinci Connection-October 25, 2019Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change-see online calendar)
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
11/11 Finance Committee Meeting, 4:30 pm
11/13 Policy Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm
11/13 School Development Committee, 4:30 pm
11/14 Information Night, 6:00 pm
11/18 Board Meeting, 6:00 pm
11/21 Retake Picture Day
11/22 Last Day of Trimester 1
11/25-11/29 No School
12/23-1/3 No School
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.
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.
To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website.
NEED TO KNOW
High School Planning
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)
Would your student like to travel to Costa Rica for Intersession? This trip is offered to current seventh graders for next year’s intersession. Sixth grade families are welcome to join us so they can learn more about the possible opportunity they may have to travel in eighth grade.
- Canopy adventure
- Cooking class
- Thermal Springs
- La Fortuna Waterfall
- Coffee Plantation
For more information, join us in the PAC Tuesday, October 29, at 5:30 pm.
School Photo Schedule
- 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.
No Ski Club This Year
Due to the expense, and the abundance of logistical programming that is required, we will not be offering ski club for our students this winter. We know that there were many students who enjoyed this program, and hope that they will be able to find another way to hit the slopes.
Outdoor Learning Space
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.
NICE TO KNOW
Bus Families – We Need Your Help
Kottke’s Bus Company has asked us to address an ongoing issue. Eating and drinking on the bus is not allowed and yet every day the bus drivers are cleaning wrappers and food up off the floors of the buses. Please remind your buser that showing SPARK on the bus includes keeping it clean for the next bus riders and not leaving a food mess. Thank you for your help.
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.
Also, there has been an increase in fast driving and crabby horn honking in the morning parking lot. This is especially dangerous as the lot can be rather dark before 8:00 am. Please remember that if the parking lot is a source of frustration for you, there are 9 buses that your child could catch instead. Everyone likes to start the day off with a smile.
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. 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.
Thank you so much to our DaVinci Academy families and PTO for providing the teachers and staff with a delicious meal during conferences. It was greatly appreciated.
Join us on tonight, October 25 at 6:00 pm. The winner of our Facebook poll was Secret Life of Pets 2.
A few volunteers are still needed for tonight.