DaVinci Connection – September 9, 2022

School Links


Important Dates

Subject to change-see online calendar

September 12 – Student Council Picnic Lunches

September 19-21 – Middle School Environmental Learning Trips

September 26 – School Board meeting

September 30 – Picture retake day

October 11 – Special Education Advisory Council meeting

October 17-18 – No School / Student Conferences

October 19-21 – No School, Office Closed


22-23 Safe Return to Learning Plan

DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science faculty and staff are excited to welcome students and families back into the building for the 22-23 school year. Because we have been following COVID guidance from the Minnesota Department of Health, and that guidance has changed, we would like to highlight the various protocols that we have in place to continue to prioritize a safe and healthy learning environment for all.

Please take a few minutes to review our Safe Return to Learning Plan for the 22/23 school year, which is linked below.


Fun Run Recap!

Davinci Academy Families!

Today, our students had a blast running, dancing, moving, and grooving during our indoor Glow-Run event!

Please hear us say a HUGE “Thank you!” to our students, staff, volunteers, business sponsors, and donors for this incredible Davinci Academy fundraiser.

We are so close to our goal of $30,000, having raised nearly $27,000!!! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Final results will be announced as soon as all donations are tallied.

P.S. Giving will remain open for one more week. If you’d like to continue to give and share, head to MYBOOSTER.COM today.


Better Breakfast Month!

Hello DaVinci Families!

September is Better Breakfast Month! It’s a great time to learn about healthy food options, to set us up for success all day long. 

Some people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is because of the many  health benefits that come from it. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast have higher test scores, retain information better and tend to have more focus than those who do not. It’s also a great way to replenish our energy, and when eaten together, connect with loved ones and talk about the upcoming day. 

Kara Gann, Clinical Dietitian at Children’s Health, says that smart breakfast choices are carbohydrate-rich foods like fruits, whole grains and low-fat dairy. Since these foods are digested more slowly, they provide a steady supply of glucose. Adding protein to the mix helps maintain the energy supply even longer, ensuring the brain has enough go-power to last until lunch.  Even though mornings can be rushed, make sure you set your child up for a day of success with a healthy, balanced breakfast.

Here are some yummy ideas!

  • Fruit
  • Eggs
  • Cereal and milk (with little processed sugar)
  • Oatmeal, sweetened with honey or fruit
  • Egg muffin cups
  • Overnight oats
  • French toast, waffles, or pancakes (try wheat of whole-grain)
  • Whole-grain toast, bagel, or English muffin with cheese
  • Yogurt with fruit or nuts
  • Fruit smoothie, such as a strawberry smoothie

Follow this link for great kid-friendly breakfast ideas!

If you need further support, information or would like to discuss any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at any time! If your family is faced with new or ongoing needs and challenges, please let us know by filling out this survey  and someone from our team will reach out to further assist your family!

Mindfully Yours,

DaVinci Academy Mental Health Team

Phoenix Hathaway (K-4 Counselor) www.calendly.com/mshathaway (763) 754-6577 ext. 1203

Courtney Ferderer (K-8 School Social Worker) www.calendly.com/mrsferderer (763) 754-6577 ext. 1217


School Lunch Picnic - September 12

Hello DaVinci Families,

Our awesome student council is excited to be hosting an all school picnic on Monday, September 12. Lunches (hot or cold) next Monday will take place outside on the soccer field, and the weather looks perfect! Students are welcome to bring a blanket or towel to sit on.

Have a great weekend!


COVID-19 Hub

A new COVID-19 information hub is now available. The new page link can be found within the “STUDENTS & PARENTS” drop-down menu, located in our primary menu navigation. Please view the image below for reference.


Community Member Board Seat

We are seeking a community member to join our school board.  Do you know of someone who has a passion for education and would like to benefit the DaVinci Academy community by serving on the school board?  Have them reach out to Melanie Persellin, School Board Chair at mpersellin@davincicharterschool.org.


Please Do Not Turn Around in Neighborhood Streets or Driveways

Please remember to be a kind citizen and not use our fellow neighbors’ driveways or streets for U-turns. Our parents should be showing SPARK and following the highlighted path. This ensures safety for our neighbors who have children that may be outside at that time.

Thank you!


Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program

Skip Virtual Reality. Do Life For Real.
Experience The Adventure of Civil Air Patrol.

Tues Sept 13 is Join CAP Info Night. Visit the Anoka County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol to learn more about this youth leadership program, its focus on STEM, Aerospace, and Leadership. View the flyer here.

Learn more at anokacap.com


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Important Busing Update

Please review the linked PDF for updated busing information. Be sure to confirm your route color, time, and stop locations.

These changes are effective Tuesday, 9/27/22. 

9/26/22 Bus Route Updates

Contact Cassandra Anderson by email or phone with questions.

canderson1@davincicharterschool.org // 763-754-6577