DaVinci Connection – April 21, 2023

Dollars-for-DaVinci Update

Our Dollars-for-DaVinci fundraiser is off to a great start. We have raised almost $11,000 towards our goal of $50,000.

How are funds raised?

  • Doing extra chores around the house
  • Asking family, friends, and neighbors for donations
  • Helping neighbors or grandparents with chores at their house
  • Parent-employer corporate matching

Keys to Success!

  1. Have your student(s) set a goal for themselves! How much do you want to raise?
  2. Help them set a plan to reach that goal! How will you accomplish this?
  3. Track and celebrate your progress. Keep up the great work!
  4. Victory! You did it! 

Consider donating today at: https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1713886

Corporate donor matching is a great way to help us reach our goal. Parents, be sure to check with your employer to see if they offer a donation matching program.

Thank you for your support!

Register Now for the Spring Scramble

Save the Date – Friday, June 9, 2023

This annual event is a great day of golf, laughs, and community building. Whether you’re a golfer or not, come join the fun!

Majestic Oaks Golf Club
701 Bunker Lake Blvd NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304 Get directions

12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start

  • 11:00 a.m. Registration
  • 12:30 p.m. Shotgun Start
  • 5:30 p.m. Social Hour
  • 6:00 p.m. Dinner
  • Silent Auction/Program

Interested in a Business Sponsorship?

Do you own a business or work for a company that would be interested in helping to sponsor this event? Click on this link to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Celebrate Children’s Book Week

April 24 – April 28 

Throughout the week students will enjoy book-related activities (see Flyer for details) as we spend extra time reading in our classrooms and celebrating all the things we love about reading and books! 

Red Balloon Book Fair will be set up in the library for the whole week.  Elementary students will be able to purchase books during their library specials time; middle school will come with an advisory class. Families can also purchase books via an online virtual fair or during Thursday’s Literacy Night. 

During the school day on Thursday, April 27, K-5 will have “Dress like a Book Character” while Middle School will be able to have “Read My Shirt” dress-up day. If students are not dressed up as book characters or have a shirt with text, they should wear their uniform instead.

Book week fun extends to after school on Thursday with Family Literacy Night and the annual Talent Show. There will be outside events happening at DaVinci from 4-6 p.m., as well as some indoor activities for families starting at 5 p.m. The Talent show for students in grades 4-8 p.m. in the PAC starts at 6 p.m. The Red Balloon Book Fair will be open in the Library as well! 

We are excited to celebrate Book Week at school! Please reach out with any questions. Thank you! 

Family Night In; Family Puzzle Competition

We are so excited to have another awesome community event this spring. At our first Family Night In we had over 400 people in attendance! On May 4, from 6-8 p.m., we will be having another community night. The equity committee will be hosting another Family Night In and this time it will be a movie edition. We are partnering with the PTO sponsored Family Puzzle Competition. Look for more information on Bloomz coming soon which will include the movie title.

We hope to see you there!

Teacher Appreciation Week

photo of Jack ShieldsWe will honor our teachers and staff at DaVinci during the week of May 15-19, 2023. Teacher and staff appreciation week is a great opportunity to send cards, letters, and emails to the staff members who work with your children to express your gratitude for the work they are doing to partner with you in the education of your child. 

As a school leadership team, we are planning a few things to honor our teachers and staff, and we could use your help. If you would be willing to volunteer your time to assist please reach out to Lindsey Gable, our volunteer coordinator. If you are willing to donate items towards a coffee bar and make-your-own trail mix stations, please see the attached signup genius link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4AADAC22AAFEC61-teacher


Volunteer Updates/Requests

volunteerWe are still in need of volunteers for the Book Fair during the week of April 24-28.  If you can help out, please sign up using the signup genius link:


We are also still looking for volunteers to help with our community build playground project on May 25. If you can help in any of the following ways, please email Lindsey Gable so she can add you to the list of volunteers. 

  • Site Prep Skills – Equipment Operators/Excavation (Bobcat, Dump Truck, Trailer, etc.) Are there any families who own or have access to a skid steer?
  • Construction/Installation Skills – Experience working with concrete, concrete footers, etc.
  • Basic Construction – Use of socket/ratchet, impact drivers, drills, and basic tools.
  • Landscape or general work – Install plastic curbing, landscape fabric, moving mulch, etc.
  • Workers for clean-up & Unpacking/Staging Equipment – Unpacking pallets, and keeping the site clean/safe. Organize and assemble “kits”, etc.


Pre-Order Your Yearbook

Yearbooks for the 2022-23 school year are available for pre-order now through Infinite Campus.

Log in to your Infinite Campus parent portal and navigate to School Store / DaVinci Academy / Yearbook

Yearbooks are available to pre-order through May 5, 2023.

Price: $32.00 each.


If your family has plans to move on from DaVinci at the end of this school year, please reach out to enrollment@davincicharterschool.org to let us know.  Filling vacancies is easier if we are aware of these in advance of the summer.

We understand that life happens, and moves are sometimes unpredictable, and we appreciate you sharing any enrollment change detail as soon as possible.

Thank you.

Pam Carlson

DaVinci Academy Enrollment Coordinator

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