DaVinci Connection-May 15, 2020

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Important Dates

(subject to change-see online calendar)

All in-person spring events at DaVinci Academy have been canceled. Select events have been moved to virtual platforms. Check the calendar for specific details on how to participate in those events remotely.

5/25  No School

5/26  Board Meeting, 6:00 pm

5/26  PTO Meeting, 6:30 pm

5/29  Last Day of School

6/1  Chromebook/Material Return

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 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.


DaVinci Staff Talent Show

Next Thursday, May 21, is the first ever virtual DaVinci Staff Talent Show!  There will be music.  There will be art.  There will be silliness.  There will be animal tricks. And we hope you are ready to see it all!

So, put it on your calendar for next Thursday and get excited to see DaVinci staff showing off what they can do!

#DaVinciStrong T-Shirts Deadline May 17

These teacher t-shirts are now being sold to the community as a fund raiser and we have raised just over $1,400 in sales.   The deadline for ordering is Sunday, May 17 so get your order in today!

Chromebook Return + DaVinci Materials Drop Off, Monday, June 1

Many of you are using DaVinci learning materials including Chromebooks, workbooks, reading books, and other items for accommodations.  Those things will need to be returned to the school before the summer begins.  Monday, June 1 is the day that we will be accepting those supplies back to the school.   You will need 2 things to return your Chromebook:

  1. Reserve a time using this link.
  2. This Chromebook Return Form will need to be completed and returned with the computer. 

All other DaVinci learning materials can be dropped at the east door on Monday, June 1.  There will be collection bins and carts for you to place items on.   Please return these things in a sealed Ziploc bag with your child’s name clearly marked on the bag.

Message From a Parent – “Our Kids Were Set Up For Success”

A few of us parents would like to compile a video in appreciations for all of the teachers and staff.  If you would like to participate, please send me a photo of your child(ren) holding a #DaVinciStrong sign with a note of encouragement or whatever message you’d like to add.

As a community, I think this kind of support will keep us connected & we love our teachers to be appreciated!   Participation is optional, but it would be fun if we had many submissions.  The school will post it as a private link on a YouTube channel.

Thank you for your help!

Parent of Vivian S
Katie Hutton Sundgren

Support Space

Hey families!

What we’ve heard from many kids and families throughout Distance Learning is issues around SLEEP. Due to the changes in our lifestyles right now, many students are struggling with routines, sometimes getting too much sleep and sometimes not enough. We wanted to share some sleep hygiene tips that can help you get your kids’ sleep habits back on track and set them up for success going forward. To see the full article, click here.

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

Food Service End of the Year Reminders

Our final  grab and go meal pick up day for the school year will be on Monday, June 1.   

Cafeteria negative balances must be paid no later then Tuesday, June 30, 2020. If you need to set up payment arrangements, please email Cassandra Anderson. If you have a positive cafeteria balance the remaining balance will roll over for the following school year. To receive a credit or transfer funds to another account, please fill out the form below.

Grab and Go Meal pickup is available on Mondays 10:00 am-12:30 pm.

So our food orders are accurate, please fill out this form.

YMCAs are now a food pickup site as well.  Click this link for more information.  Loaves and Fishes Food Distribution

Help Wanted

Employment Opportunities  2020-21 Employment Opportunities join our team at DaVinci Academy

If you know someone who might be interested, please ask them to check out our employment page.
Licensed Positions:
  • Elementary Teacher (K-5)
  • Elementary Gifted and Talented Teacher
  • Middle School Math Teacher
  • Middle School Science Teacher

PTO News

PTO Meeting

Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 pm is our next PTO meeting.  Please join us via Zoom.  New families for the 2020-21 school year are welcome to join us as well.

  • Board elections – Vice President and Treasurer seats are open
  • Meeting and event dates for next year
  • Finance update
  • Teacher fund requests

PTO Board Elections

The Executive Board shall consist of the DVA PTO Officers. The duties of the Executive Board shall be to transact necessary business between DVA PTO meetings, to approve the plans of work of the standing committees, appoint appropriate committees and to conduct such other business as may be referred to it. Meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the President or a majority of the Board.
The Executive Board, by the beginning of the school year, shall establish a list of goals to be accomplished during the school year, in conjunction with a budget, and present it at the first DVA PTO public meeting for approval.

The Executive Board shall meet monthly to review financials per insurance guidelines.


Vice President – Duties

a. Aid the president.
b. Perform the duties of the president in the event of that officer's absence or inability to serve.
c. Act as liaison between committee and project chairs with the Executive Board.
d. Deliver to the successor in office, all records in his/her possession by fiscal year end.
e. Submit a written report detailing responsibility and recommendations to the future board by fiscal year end.

Treasurer – Duties
a. Be custodian of all organization funds, and shall be authorized to disburse funds on behalf of the DVA PTO.
b. Give written monthly financial reports for approval at General Membership meetings.
c. Provide a monthly cash-flow report at Executive Board Meetings.
d. Prepare a year-end financial report by fiscal year end.
e. Deliver to the successor in office, all records in his/her possession by fiscal year end.
f. Submit a written report detailing responsibility and recommendations to the future board by fiscal year end.

Contact the current board at davincimnpto@gmail.com for more information.  Check out the PTO website.

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