Upcoming Calendar Highlights
March 22 - 24, Ashland Trip
March 24 - All-school field trip to see “Hidden Figures”
March 24 - Spring Talent Show, 2 - 3:00pm
March 27 - 31- Spring Break, no school
May 5 & 6 - Spring Dance Concert
June 15 - Last day of school
Congratulations to the Shrek the Musical Jr. cast, crew and directors!
It was a wonderful show! Many thanks go to the parent volunteers who signed up to help out with supervision backstage, running house management and selling concessions and roses.
Special thank you goes to Lara Raban who cleaned up and organized the lost and found area last week.
Lost and found and locker clean out this week.
There are many nice coats, water bottles, lunch boxes and assorted dance clothes in the lost and found, located in the cafeteria. Please encourage your student to go look and claim any items belonging to them. Adults are also more than welcome to come in and help retrieve items. Before the end of the week, it would be ideal to have all items claimed. Encourage your student to clean out their locker of any clothing, food/food containers, garbage or recycling before the break. Parents/guardians are also encouraged to come in and help with locker clean out at the end of any day this week.
And more special thanks
Thank you to the textiles families (parents and students) who came out on Saturday afternoon, March 18th, to help Kelda and Jessica organize and clean the textiles studio. We could not have done it without you!! So grateful to have such a supportive community.
“Hidden Figures” Field Trip
On March 24, all students will walk to the Lloyd Center for a special viewing of “Hidden Figures”, departing at 8:35 am. Please ensure your child will arrive ON TIME for school on Friday, the 24th. At 8:30 am, attendance will be taken and then we will start lining up and preparing to leave for the walking trip. If your child will not be at school, let us know before 8:30 am so groups are not held up. Students will have lunch upon return. From 2:00 - 3:00 pm, students will be in the talent show assembly. If you need to pick up your student early, please make prior arrangements. We cannot easily find them and pull them out of the assembly for early dismissal.
Before/After school reminder
Before school, until 8:15 am, students can wait outside or in the cafeteria. After school ends at 3:00 pm, students need to be in a scheduled and supervised activity or they need to leave the campus. The library is usually open until 4:00 pm and there is a homework space in the lower level computer lab supervised by a paraeducator Monday - Thursdays until 4:00 pm but increasingly we have a large number of kids wandering the halls and hanging out after school. Please help by arranging transportation for your student promptly after the school day ends.
Join the Auction volunteer team
Helping with the auction is a fantastic way to meet fellow da Vinci parents, support the school and have fun doing it! Visit the SignUp Genius to see how you can help.
da Vinci's annual auction raises important funds to support teachers to help fund special guest instructors and lessons. Whether you have just an hour or two to help or can take on a larger project, we would love your help! We appreciate any time you are able to give. Thank you! Auction Date: April 23, 2017, 5pm-8pm Location: Body Vox, 1201 NW 17th Ave., Portland 97209 Format: Silent and Live Auctions; Dinner & Drinks; Paddle Raise & Student Performances
Recycle/Reuse Opportunity The 3D art classes need newspaper for paper mache. If you read the newspaper, we would love to re-use it! Thanks so much
Congratulations to the following four students who won National Silver Medals in the Scholastic Art Awards!
--Evan Grosse, 8th grade, photograph, "RIP DIY"
--Athene Marston, 8th grade, photograph, "Flower"
--Daniel Duyvestein, 8th grade, mixed media weaving, "Stuffed Woolly Blanket"
--Raya Vinar, 7th grade, Ceramic bowl, "Native Art Bowl"
Spring Break SCRIP and See's Chocolate Sale
If anyone would like to stock up on SCRIP before Spring Break, please send your order into the office by 9 am on 3/21.
We will also be taking orders for See's Spring candy sale until 3/24. da Vinci earns 20% of all sales. All chocolate orders will be delivered by April 6th. Choose from 4 different Varieties (see attached order form)
Bordeaux 3 oz - Milk Chocolate brown sugar butter cream - no nuts $5
Peanut Butter 3 oz Milk Chocolate $5
Chocolate Butter - 3 oz. Milk Chocolate $5
Scotchmallow/Marshmallow - 2 dark/2 milk $5
Bunny Delight Assorted - 4oz $6 (small box assortment)
To order, please send in the attached order form with a check payable to da Vinci Scrip.
Madison Youth Track information is attached and was sent out via Peachjar.
Order your Yearbook now! Yearbooks are $20 and can be purchased on SchoolPay.