DaVinci Connection-June 3, 2022

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Important Dates

Subject to change-see online calendar

June 3, No School

June 3, 8th Grade Send Off 5:00-7:00PM

June 10, No School

June 10, Tenth Annual Golf Tournament, Majestic Oaks Golf Club

June 15, Last Day of School for 8th Grade

June 15, 8th Grade Celebration 6:00PM

June 16, Last Day of School K-7


If your student will be late or absent please call the attendance line 763-252-6130 before 9:00 a.m. Please include:

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

An Extended Absence Form is needed for more than five consecutive absences and is due four to six weeks in advance of the absence.


Use the information below and to the left to find helpful links to important pages on our website.

Last Chance to Register for the Golf Tournament

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Registration for the Golf Tournament closes today at 4:00pm.

Click Here and Register to Play or Sponsor the Event!

This is a great day of community building… and not being at work!  

Silent Auction Donations Needed!

Please consider donating some silent auction items. Here are some ideas:
  • Gift cards to local stores, restaurants, attractions (example: Target, Pizza Ranch, Sky Zone, Fun Lab, etc.)
  • Merchandise and Products from businesses
  • Event Tickets (example: Wild’s tickets, Twins Tickets, MN Orchestra Tickets, etc.)
  • Services from businesses or companies (example: family photo shoot, lawn services, etc. )
  • Get together with other families and create a gift basket
Basket Ideas
Family Night Board games, movie tickets, fuzzy blankets, popcorn and treats
Minnesota Sports Hats, tickets to a game, sports memorabilia
The Baker’s Basket A wicker basket of baking mixes for cakes, brownies, pancakes, pie crust, pie fillings, rolling pin, glass pie pan, wax paper, cookie cutters, olive oil, cut cupcake liners, and a baking cookbook. Delicious motivation for getting original in the kitchen.
Barbeque Time Basket Use a barbecue as the actual basket and include tools, sauces, spices, tongs, recipe books, and vouchers for meats.
Gourmet Coffee lovers Basket A coffee machine, a variety of filter coffee packs, espresso coffee packs, milk frother, coffee plunger, and gourmet or rare coffees, as well as, gift certificates to Starbucks or a favorite local coffee shop.
Wine Lover’s Night Basket Choose a selection of red and white wines, wine glasses, plus snacks to go with the wines, like cheese and crackers, and meats.
Date Night Basket Gift cards for restaurants, movie tickets, popcorn, bowling, go-carts (or any activity that could be used for a date), and flowers, a babysitting service!
Weekend Getaway Basket Voucher for a hotel, or bed and breakfast. Includes champagne, wine, cheese, and other romantic snacks. Also, toss in some vouchers for activities near the hotel such as tour guides, spa treatments, and hiking/riding/cycling.


Thank you to those who have already donated to support our school and golf tournament! If you are able to donate or willing to volunteer time to collect donations, PLEASE reach out to school_development@davincicharterschool.org

Lost and Found

Missing any items?  Glasses? Water Bottles? Lunch Coolers?

Be sure to check out both lost and found areas before the last day of school.  Cork board in the main off reception area, and the area in the cafeteria.

Free Summer Meal Sites

Hunger Impact Partners

Hunger Impact Partners, a non-profit organization working with the Minnesota Department of Education to promote free summer meals for kids across the state.

The Free Meals for Kids mobile app will help families and kids find free meals at schools and other sites across Minnesota.

For more information, please visit: https://hungerimpactpartners.org/meals-for-kids/mobile-app/

Notes from Nurse Julie

Nurse Julie


The state of Minnesota requires children enrolled in school to be immunized against certain diseases depending on age OR to provide documentation of conscientious objection or medical exemption.  Here are the requirements:

Age 5-11 years (Entering grades K-6):

DTaP/DT:  5 doses 

Polio (IPV/OPV):  4 doses

Hep B:  3 doses

MMR:  2 doses

Varicella (Chicken Pox):  2 doses

Age 12+ (Entering 7th and 8th grade):

All of the above vaccinations



Immunization/Exemption forms can be found on the school website under the health forms tab in the Students & Parents section.  

Please make sure your student is current on immunizations and that the updated immunization record or exemption form is given to the school as soon as possible so that enrollment status is not affected.  

COVID Vaccinations and Quarantine Guidelines

The MDH COVID-19 Quarantine Guide states that children ages 5-17 will need to quarantine if they are not “up to date” with their COVID vaccinations or they are not vaccinated.  “Fully vaccinated” is considered to be 2 weeks after the second Pfizer dose.  “Up to date” is defined by the CDC as having their primary series of doses as well as receiving a booster if it has been at least 5 months since their second primary series dose.  

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, if your student is not up to date with the needed vaccines and boosters, they will need to quarantine if the situation arises.  Please think ahead for the next school year and update your vaccine/booster status if needed.  

Please send any vaccination records or exemption forms to Nurse Julie at jswanson@davincicharterschool.org

Medication Return

Medication return forms were sent home with your student, so please check their backpacks for these forms if your child has a medication in the nurse’s office.  If you do not find the form, please email Nurse Julie for a new form at jswanson@davincicharterschool.org

All medication forms will need to be renewed for the 2022-2023 school year. 


COVID Reporting

If your child tests positive, please fill out the COVID Reporting Form and Nurse Julie will get back to you as soon as she can with the details of your student’s return to school.

Link to Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZOfV_mBozzNrainbpQPZ61i-sGBPRbOOL-8WZ_YC4mpDM8w/viewform?usp=sf_link

Looking for Summer Camps?

St. Thomas Soccer Logo

University of St. Thomas Boys Soccer Camps

Come experience what it’s like to be a University of St. Thomas NCAA D1 student-athlete!

Train on-campus at our facilities with the UST soccer coaching staff and players, have lunch at the cafeteria, and tour the beautiful St. Thomas campus. Develop, experience and have fun!

The University of St. Thomas soccer program will host THREE summer camps for interested players of all skill levels.

Tommie Soccer Summer Camp Information

STEM Builders

Summer camp:  June 15- August 29.  Options for grades K-8. Click here: Summer Camp Information

Lyric Arts


The Lyric Arts Education Department is a warm and supportive home for young artists to build self-confidence, develop skills, and make new friends—all in a positive, professional, and non-competitive environment. Whether a first-time student or a seasoned veteran, Lyric Arts Education hopes to inspire, nurture, and challenge participants.

K-12 Summer Workshops and Classes:  Multiple start dates.  Options for grades K–12. Click here: Summer @ Lyric Arts


No more electronics! No more hearing “I’m Bored!” Keep everyone entertained and active this summer with Conquer Ninja Warrior Summer Camps. A positive and fun environment where we build strength and confidence while improving the health of your family.

For Ages 6-13, these 4 day camps are perfect for the Ninjas in your family to come and play around on obstacles, while learning technique and staying active!

Camps are Monday – Thursday, from 9:00am – 11:00am.  Select location also have afternoon summer camps available.

Camps run weekly all summer long!!

To learn more and register, click here: https://www.conquerninja.com/summercamp

COVID-19 Updates

The school moved into Phase 1 in the new mitigation matrix. Please follow our dashboard here.

For updated vaccination stats for students and staff at DaVinci Academy click HERE

‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ Vaccine Incentive Program for Minnesotans 5-11 Years Old

Vaccines are the strongest tool we have to prevent serious disease and death from COVID-19. Vaccines are now available for Minnesotans ages 5 and older at no cost. On January 11, Governor Tim Walz announced the launch of the next phase of the ‘Kids Deserve a Shot’ vaccine incentive program to encourage Minnesota families to get their kids 5- to 11-years-old fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

$100,000 Minnesota College Scholarship Drawings

Later this spring, there will be drawings for five $100,000 Minnesota college scholarship drawings for all Minnesotans 5-11 years old who are fully vaccinated. All Minnesotans 5-11 years old who completed their first and second doses at any point up to the registration deadline will be eligible to be entered for a chance to win a $100,000 college scholarship. Details on the drawings will be announced in the coming months.

How families can find a shot for their child:

  • Visit gov/vaxforkids to find clinic locations near you.
  • Check with their pediatrician, family medicine clinic, or local pharmacy about appointments.
  • Watch for vaccination clinics being offered at schools or other community locations around Minnesota.

Boosters Recommended for People Aged 12 and Older

As a reminder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced  now recommend booster shots for those aged 12 and older five months after the completion of the primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, for some immunocompromised children aged 5-11 years old, CDC also recommends an additional dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to complete the primary series – a total of three doses.

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.


How Minnesotans can get a COVID-19 test:

Find a COVID Vaccine: The COVID-19 vaccine is widely available. There are many options for places to get a vaccine. Here are some different
ways to find a COVID-19 vaccine:

For more on the COVID Vaccine click here:

Families must fill out this form regardless of their or their students’ vaccination status if one of more of the following is true:

1. Student or household member has tested positive for COVID-19
2. Student or household member has symptoms related to COVID-19
3. Student or household member has had close contact with someone who has tested positive for or has symptoms relating to COVID-19

Covid-19 Reporting Form

MDH Decision Tree Update

Find out more about vaccine availability in Anoka County by visiting the county website: https://www.anokacounty.us/4047/COVID-19-Vaccination

Minnesotans with questions about the COVID vaccine can call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The hotline is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

For unique ways of talking to your kids visit The ABC’s of the Covid-19 Vaccine hosted by Sesame Street

All Minnesotans age 12 -17 are recommended to get a booster shot at least 5 months after their primary series of vaccine.  To find where to get your booster shot, refer to Find Vaccine Locations.

Minnesotans looking to start the vaccination series their child can:

  • Visit mn.gov/vaxforkids to find clinic locations near you.
  • Check with their pediatrician, family medicine clinic or pharmacy about appointments.
  • Go to a community vaccination clinic at Mall of America. For more details and to register click here: Mall of America Community Vaccination

Minnesotans with questions about the vaccine can also call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Public Hotline at 1-833-431-2053. The hotline is available Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Licensed positions for 2022-2023 School Year

  • Special Education Director
  • Special Education Coordinator
  • Two Positions: Special Education Teacher (ABS, ASD, SLD)
  • Two Positions: Special Education Teacher (DCD and/or ASD)
  • Library Media Specialist
  • Fifth Grade Teacher
  • ELL Teacher
  • K-5 STEM Teacher
  • Response to Intervention Teacher – Middle School
  • Health Education Teacher – Middle School (.4 FTE)

Non-Licensed positions for 2022-2023 School Year

DaVinci Den Assistant

Non-Licensed Positions for the 2021-2022 School Year

Special Education Paraprofessional – On Call Substitute

Visit DaVinci Academy’s Employment Portal to learn more about open positions and apply online.

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