DaVinci Connection-November 8, 2019Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change-see online calendar)
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
11/19 PTO Meeting, 6:30 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:
- Date your student will be absent
- First and last name of your student
- Reason for the absence
- Name of the parent/guardian who is calling
If you know your child(ren) will be gone more than three 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
School-Based Mental Health Services at DaVinci Academy
DaVinci Academy is excited to announce a new partnership with the Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being. Lee Carlson Center’s School-Based Mental Health Program will provide onsite mental health services at DaVinci Academy beginning in November with Lindsey Moe, MA, LPCC. Lindsey will provide outpatient therapy to students and families as well as mental health education to school staff. School-Based Mental Health reduces barriers to mental health treatment by providing therapy onsite. Benefits of the program include collaboration between school staff and student’s therapist, reduced time spent out of school for appointments and year-round therapy services.
Families also have access to a wide variety of other mental health services offered by the Lee Carlson Center. School-Based Mental Health Programming is available to all students who may be struggling with behavioral or emotional needs. To learn more about how to refer your child to this program please talk to Melissa Derby or Courtney Rowe. To learn more about Lee Carlson Center’s School-Based Mental Health Program go to www.leecarlsoncenter.org.
Lindsey Moe is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Lindsey has experience working with children in residential treatment who struggled with issues regulating their emotions. Lindsey is trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) which focuses on teaching and implementing healthy coping skills. She also works with adults facilitating a DBT Skills group and doing individual therapy. She enjoys being interactive in sessions and believes in engaging clients using their strengths and interests.
Lindsey Moe, MS LPCC
School-linked Mental Health Therapist through Lee Carlson Center for Mental Health and Well-Being
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 go north on Jefferson after taking a right out of the parking lot, please try taking the SECOND left on 134th Ave NE and then drive 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.
Bonuses on Give to the Max Day: Each hour on November 15, one Golden Ticket of $1,000 will be awarded through a random drawing of all donations transacted during the previous hour. Be sure to visit our page and donate that day.
Babies abound at DaVinci right now, and we are still seeking teachers to fill long term sub positions. If you know anyone who might be interested, please direct them to our website.
NICE TO KNOW
Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS)
We are pleased to share that we are a testing site for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search (NUMATS). NUMATS is an above-grade level assessment intended for advanced learners currently in grades 3rd– 6th. Our test site will be at DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science on the following date(s):
School Payment Portal
Want to stay up to date on what your child is purchasing in the cafeteria? Log onto SchoolPaymentPortal.com to create an account. There you can view all transactions and add money.
Picture Retake Day
Retake day is Thursday, November 21. All students who missed picture day or would like retakes will have their pictures taken. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Falkowski.
Please remember to label your child’s belongings. Applied labels are a great way to label belongings and 20% goes back to our school.
Please remind your child to check the lost and found for his/her belongings. The lost and found will be donated Friday, November 22.
The character trait theme for November is Thankfulness. Research shows that as we focus on being thankful our body chemistry changes so that we are happier, have more energy, live longer, and can even offset some of the negative effects of depression. During our character assembly, we discussed these things, watched a video of Kid President talking about the importance of being thankful, and I shared with the students 25 things I am thankful for. I challenged the students to write out things they were thankful for, and if they got 25 they could bring in what they wrote to show me. Each day this week since the assembly I’ve been bombarded by students showing me what they are thankful for. This has made my week wonderful, and I hope they are also showing you so that you can see things they are thinking about. It is my hope that as we come upon the Thanksgiving holiday our students are well aware of things they should be thankful for and sharing those things with others.
High School Planning
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.
Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, November 19, at 6:30 pm.
Congratulations to Ms. Neis’ and Ms. Palecek’s classes for being the top earning classes for the Box Top contest.