There is always always something to be thankful for

DaVinci Connection-November 22, 2019

School Links


Important Dates

(subject to change-see online calendar)

11/22  Last Day of Trimester 1

11/25-11/29  No School

12/6 Fall Play: Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit, 6:00 pm

12/7 Fall Play: Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit, 12:00 pm

12/10  6-8 Band Concert

12/11  Finance Committee Meeting, 3:30 pm

12/11  School Development Meeting, 3:30 pm

12/12  6-8 Orchestra Concert

12/16  Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

12/17  5-8 Choir Concert

12/17  Pizza Delivery Day, 4:00-7:00 pm

12/19  Dance Recital, 6:00 pm

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

Vegetarian Lunch:

  • 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.

Greetings!

To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website.


NEED TO KNOW


There is always always something to be thankful forA Parking Lot Full of Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, the parking lot staff would like to express our gratitude to the families who help make our pick up and drop off times safe and joy filled.
Thank you to the drivers who:
  • Leave for school early so they are not rushed and impatient.
  • Follow the car line and drop their children off on the curb and not in the middle of the parking lot to walk through vehicles – The parking lot really runs smoothly when there are fewer cars moving in and out of spots.
  • Use turn signals in the lot so that drivers behind them know what they are doing.
  • Safely take a right out of the parking lot.
  • Do not pull into neighbor’s driveways to turn around.
  • Take turns and are courteous.
  • Stay off their phones while driving through the lot.
  • Display their family number clearly for dismissal.
  • Download the Silent Dismissal app and dismiss their children from their car.
  • And, smile and wave to the people who are working hard to keep everyone safe in the parking lot.
You are appreciated!

Lost and Found – Emptied Next Week

In the 15 minutes we were outside for afternoon car line, 3 articles of clothing were dropped on the sidewalk and 10 more pieces were dropped in the hallways. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING.
If your child is missing something, come in to the school to check out the lost and found. All discarded items will be donated Wednesday of next week.

Report Cards- Infinite Campus

Report cards will be mailed out next week.  Please make sure your information in Infinite Campus is up to date.  Don’t want to wait for the mailing?  You can view your child’s grades on your parent campus.  Can’t remember your username or password? Click the links on the screen or call the office at 763-754-6577.

Here are two documents that can help you navigate Infinite Campus.


Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities start Monday, December 2.  Please remember to set your child’s Silent Dismissal accordingly.

Activities end at 4:30 pm and, unless otherwise noted, will last the entire trimester, December 2 – March 12. There will not be classes on Dec. 23-Jan. 3, Jan. 17-20, Feb. 14-18.

NOTE: DaVinci Academy DOES NOT offer bus transportation after clubs and activities. All children must be picked up from school promptly after their activity or club has ended. 


Poster for the fall play: Law & Order Fairy Tale Unit

 


Closings/ Weather Or Emergency  

Emergency school closings due to severe weather, or any other reason, are posted on the school’s website, major news station websites and emergency postings, and announced via School Messenger texts and/or phone calls.  The decision to close school will usually be made before 6:00 a.m. on the day in question. PLEASE NOTE that our schedule is SEPARATE from Anoka-Hennepin ISD or any other school district.

FUNDRAISING



Heggies Pizza LogoHeggies Pizza Fundraiser

Order forms are due back Monday, December 2. The pizza delivery date is set for Tuesday, December 17, 4:00 pm-7:30 pm.  If you have a pick up conflict on that date, please contact Crystal Higgins.  Families who do not make alternative arrangements run the risk of forfeiting their pizzas.

This year’s pizza sale funds will be put towards paving the walkway around our pond and for the exercise stations that will be placed along the path.


NICE TO KNOW


Need Ideas for the Kids Over Break?

Check out Jam Hops Camptastic. They have camps at both campuses during school release days and during summer break.


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):

  • 1/18/2020
  • 2/8/2020
  • 2/9/2020


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.


Applied Labels

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.


ONGOING


2020-21 Enrollment is Now Open

We are now accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year for new students who would like to attend DaVinci Academy in grades Kindergarten through 8. To complete an application for the next school year click here.  Sign up through our online enrollment system and then 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, to be included in the enrollment lottery taking place Monday, February 10.
Our next Information Session for prospective families is Thursday, January 23, at 6:00 pm.  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.

High School Planning

As we are nearing the end of the first trimester, we know that a lot of parents of our eighth graders are starting to think about high school.  Very few school districts offer open enrollment, but for those that do, the deadline to submit applications is between December 1 and January 31.  This includes the application process for the CEMS program at Blaine High School.  If you are interested in continuing at a charter school, there are a few options but most involve some travel time.
If you would like to know more about specific programs or schools or just want to discuss what might be best for your child, please feel free to contact either Terry Moffatt or Melissa Derby.

Full or Part time School Nurse Needed

We are in need of a school nurse.   This has previously been a full time position, but it could be shared with another person as a part time position.  If you know of any nurses who would be a good fit for our students please ask them to check out our employment page.

PTO News


Book Donations Needed

The PTO is hosting a Family Bingo Night February 7th.  Since February is love to read month, we thought it would be a great idea for books to be part of the bingo prizes.  If you would like to donate new or gently used books, please make arrangements with Nicole Hartfield to drop them off at school by Friday, January 24.
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