DaVinci Connection – February 2018

School Links

Important Dates

(subject to change – see online calendar)

2/19 – 2/23 – NO SCHOOL

2/26 – Enrollment Lottery, 5:00 p.m.

2/26 – Annual Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

3/5 – HR/Compensation Committee Meeting, 4:30 p.m.

3/7 – Last Day of Tri 2, Development Committee Meeting, 5:00 p.m.

3/8 & 3/9 – NO SCHOOL

3/12 – Curriculum/Technology Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

3/12 – Finance Committee Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

3/14 – Policy Committee Meeting, 3:30 p.m.

3/20 – PTO Meeting, 6:15 p.m.

3/26 – Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

3/29 – Parent Teacher Conferences

3/29 & 3/30 – NO SCHOOL

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 = $0.40;
  • 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.


To the left, you will find helpful links to important pages on our website (School Links).

February Break

There is no school Monday, February 19 through Friday, February 23.

Please remind your child to check the lost and found for any missing items and to clean out their lockers.

Have a safe break!


Monday, February 26 AND Tuesday, February 27, 3:15-4:15, PAC

Students should be prepared to learn a song with some choreography and will be given a monologue to practice overnight. Parents encouraged to attend auditions. Grades 3-8 may audition. Must attend both days.

Please contact Mrs. Severson with any questions.

Extracurricular Classes

(Mrs. Fischer)

This was the last week for extracurricular classes, except for the classes listed below. Remember to change your child’s Silent Dismissal.

The following classes will run for 1 extra day on Monday, February 26th, to make up for the weather cancellation on Monday, January 22.

  • Bend, Balance and Breathe
  • Mr. Kim’s Taekwondo
  • Magic School Bus Arts & Crafts
  • Keyboarding

Overdue Books

(Mrs. Brown)

What’s the tallest building in the world? The Library! Because it has the most stories.

All kidding aside… Late slips for overdue books will be going out this week. Over break, please check at home for any books that may belong to DaVinci Academy.

Judges Needed

Judges needed for the 4th Grade Inventors’ Fair on Thursday, March 1 between 8:15 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Anyone who does not have a 4th grade family member is invited to help judge. Contact Mrs. Thom for more information or sign up to be a judge here.

New Family Orientation

(Mrs. Fischer)

We are looking for Ambassador Families to help welcome new families to the New Family Orientation on Saturday, April 7th. Would you be willing to come and answer questions from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.?

There are lots of things we do “the Davinci way” that we can share with new families, for example, community bus stops, “Student of the Month” assemblies, middle school weekly agendas or lower school Bloomz pages, Silent Dismissal, and the list goes on.

If new parents know that there is someone they can call with questions, it will make their assimilation into our program that much easier.

Please contact Mrs. Fischer if you would like to volunteer as an Ambassador Family.

Sewing Project Volunteer Needed

(Mrs. Fischer)

We need some simple roll up shades to be sewn for the windows in the gym and a couple of other places. Traditional shades will not hold up in there, for obvious reasons, and we need window coverings for security purposes.

If you know how to cut and sew in a straight, line this is the opportunity for you. Contact Holly Fischer if you are interested.

2018-19 Academic Calendar

The 2018-19 academic calendar was approved at the last Board meeting. Click here to download the calendar. It’s also on our website.

Student Accomplishment

Congratulations to Elizabeth P, Karsyn B, and Gracie K for making Blaine Soccer Club’s January, Team of the Month. This month’s value was Consistency.

Way to go girls! Keep up the hard work.


Emergency school closings due to severe weather, or any other reason, are posted on the school’s website, major news station websites and emergency postings, and announced via School Messenger texts and/or phone calls.

On news channels and websites, we are listed as DaVinci Academy.

PLEASE NOTE THAT our schedule is SEPARATE from Anoka-Hennepin ISD or any other school district.

The decision to close school will usually be made before 6:00 a.m. Families will be contacted through School Messenger.

If you have any question as to whether the school is in session that day, check the school’s website, major news station websites and emergency listing before contacting the school office.

Lunch Account Balances

(Mrs. Anderson)

Parents can always view their child’s lunch balance at SchoolPaymentPortal.com. To keep the balance positive, one can pay by credit card on the website or bring cash or check to the school office. Please take the time to review your child’s account.

If you have any questions, contact Cassandra Anderson, Food Service Lead.

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