DaVinci Connection-April 6, 2020Nicole Hartfield
(subject to change-see online calendar)
4/6 March School Board Meeting, 6:00 pm Participants can tune in by following this Zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/580009616
4/9-13 No School
4/9 Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
4/14 Virtual SEAC Meeting
4/30 Online PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm
4/30 Online Talent Show, 6:00 pm
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 your child 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 child will be absent
- First and last name of your child
- 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
Dear DaVinci Academy Families:
This newsletter comes to you following our first week of distance learning! We are so proud of our faculty, staff, students, and families for this incredible week of engagement, fun, learning, and connecting. This week demonstrated just how #davincistrong we are!
As we move into week two of distance learning and your children get settled into their new routines, please continue to reach out if you need support or experience a change in need.
A reminder that we will be following our school calendar during this time of distance learning. Our first non-student days are Thursday, April 9- Monday, April 13. Thursday, April 9 is reserved for conferences. To arrange a virtual conference with your child’s teacher please reach out to teachers directly. DaVinci Academy will be closed, and there will be no childcare, on April 9, April 10, and April 13.
We are thinking of you, missing you, and looking forward to when we can all be together again!
No School Reminder
We do not have school or childcare Thursday, April 9-Monday, April 13, due to pre-established non-instructional days. Thursday is Parent Teacher Conferences, please email your child’s teacher if you would like a conference. Classes and childcare will resume of Tuesday, April 14.
Support for Parents
Hello DaVinci Academy Families,
We hope you had a great first week of Distance Learning!! As everyone is working hard to get settled into new routines, we have heard that it’s been a bit challenging for some families to keep their children busy, on task and focused during this time of Distance Learning. We are always here to help assist, share ideas and problem solve alongside you!
Here is one sample schedule you may like and a great article that we wanted to share with you that shows a variety of schedule layout ideas that other families have tried. We hope this helps:
(email us for a pdf copy) Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions, concerns or need further support.
Ms. Rowe (School Social Worker) www.calendly.com/msrowe
Ms. Derby (School Counselor) www.calendly.com/msderby
Courtney Rowe + Melissa Derby
If your family is in need of breakfast or lunch. In order for us to have an accurate meal count to avoid waste and make sure all families get fed, please fill out the provided form.
Grab and Go breakfast and lunch pickups are available on Monday and Wednesdays from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Due to having Monday, April 13, off we will be having Wednesday, April 15, be our only pick up day next week. This will include Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday meals.
NICE TO KNOW
Beginning in the 2020-2021 school year, we will be offering honors courses in grades 6 – 8 ELA, 6 – 7 Social Studies and 6 – 8 Science. Students may also test into advanced math courses as appropriate. All students may apply for entrance into the honors courses. Students may choose to apply for an honors course in just one area or all three. Please read through the entrance criteria carefully and be sure to complete all steps of the process. All materials must be submitted by April 8, to be considered for placement. Please contact Ms. Moffatt (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions regarding the honors program.
The Bowser family could really use some love and support right now. Carmen passed away on March 17, after a six year battle with cancer. A meal train has been set up for the family. Please do what you can to help the family and share the link with family and friends. Thank you in advance. Your help is greatly appreciated.
- Special Education Teacher
The next public meeting is the April 30. The meeting will be virtual and a link will be posted on the PTO website. Key items for discussion will be:
- Teacher Appreciation week – May 4-8
- Elections – May
- Carnival – June 5
CEAP NEEDS YOU!
Since we were not able to host our annual food drive this year, the PTO has decide to give a monetary donation to CEAP of $1,000. If you would like to give a donation as well, please click here.