Upcoming Calendar Highlights
June 13 - Locker clean out, end of day, all lockers must be empty and left open (please send bags or something to carry items home in, adults welcome to come in and supervise/help out)
pm, see below for details
June 15 - Last day of school, short periods, talent show and yearbook distribution
Promotion for 8th Graders at Madison
School, 2735 NE 82nd Ave. Tickets are not necessary. Students should arrive by 4:30 pm and report to the cafeteria for instructions. Families can be seated in the auditorium at that time. A rehearsal will happen at da Vinci in the morning that day so 8th graders should be on time to receive important instructions. 8th-grade students are dismissed at lunch following the rehearsal to get ready for the evening. They are welcome to stay until 3 and attend classes if this is a hardship for families. A reception will follow in the cafeteria from approximately 6:30 -7:30 pm.
Promotion HELP Needed - Volunteers and Flowers
We have a few volunteers who have signed up but need more! Help make this a memorable and nice event for our departing families and 8th graders. A SignUp Genius volunteer signup is now ready with a list of jobs to make the reception possible. We could really use a family of 6th or 7th graders to be in the cafeteria during the ceremony. Our tradition is to decorate the reception with bouquets made from community flower donations. If you have flowers blooming in your garden that you can share, please bring them in on the morning of June 15th. You do not need to arrange bouquets or bring a vase- just cut a few stems of what is beautiful in your garden now and we’ll turn them into community bouquets.
Yearbooks will be distributed on last day of school. It is now too late to pre-order a yearbook. If you ordered one already, your student will receive it on the last day of school. There are about 50 left which will be sold on the last day of school on a first come basis. Books will be held until library and meal accounts are cleared. Please get these accounts cleared up in advance so the last day goes smoothly.
Important Library News
All library materials are due. If books are lost or missing, either the replacement cost needs to be paid or you need to speak with the library staff to discuss the situation. It is especially important for 8th graders to take care of lost/missing library items now as it may hinder their high school registration and receiving their books in high school. All students are able to access their library account through the Destiny link on the da Vinci Library page. They can easily see what materials are checked out to them. If you pay for a lost item on SchoolPay, you must bring the receipt to the library to have the fine cleared by library staff.
Thank you, Lori Lieberman, Da Vinci Library Media Specialist
Meal account balances due
Before the end of the year all meal accounts need to be taken care of. You can see if you have a balance due and pay online on the My School Bucks website. Please note this website is only for meal accounts and is different from the SchoolPay payment website.
Three da Vinci 3D art students are invited to have their ceramic pottery displayed and for sale at Mantel PDX.
- Lucas Bixby (grade 6)
- Nicolas Gueissaz-Daoust (grade 7)
- Olivia Petralia (grade 7)
Students will get to keep 100% of the proceeds if their work sells. If you haven't been to Mantel, be sure to stop by this summer. It's a GORGEOUS store/gallery that specializes in local and handmade ceramics, glass, wood, textiles, etc. See more info on the Mantel PDX website.
June 19-June 23, 2017 10:00 am-3:00 pm
(with ballet day ends at 4:15 pm)
There are still a few spaces in this dance camp at da Vinci but register now and don’t miss out. Teaching artists include Karida Griffith, Sekou Soumah, Kemba Shannon, Sarah Furhman, and Éowyn Emerald Barrett. We have added an optional ballet class at the end of the day. I would encourage any of those dancers preparing to audition for high school programs to consider adding this class. Space is limited and the camp always sells out. Registration forms will be processed on a first come, first served basis. This marks the 19th annual year of this incredible camp brought to you by Dancescape After School Dance & Summer Dance Program. We hope to see you there! Éowyn
Host a Summer Gathering to Welcome New Families
Lottery results have been announced for next year and planning is underway. One of our community-building traditions is gatherings offered by current families to welcome new da Vinci families. Usually, there are 6-8 different events in different parts of town so that folks can meet and get to know one another before school starts. These events are often co-hosted, so team up with a friend and make something happen. It’s entirely up to you whether to host a potluck meal, ice cream social, sit together at a community movie in the park, or whatever you choose! Please let Sheli know what you can offer and she will share the information with new families.Include date, time, type of event, RSVP details and anything else people need to know. Thank you!
Last call for photos of Dance Concert available for purchase
Photographer and former parent Teness Herman took amazing photographs of the recent concert which are now available for sale. The link will close on June 13th. View them and see directions for purchase at her website:
Free Summer Fun—Right In Your Neighborhood!
Portland Public Schools is proud to partner with Portland Parks & Recreation on Summer Free For All: movies, concerts, lunches + playgrounds, open swims, fitness and more. All FREE!
Summer Free for All includes FREE summer lunches and playground activities, this means lunch, sports, games and arts and crafts. Did we mention this is all free?
Find out all the details for free summer fun here.