Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

da Vinci Logo imageda Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds for
challenging times.

2508 NE Everett Street | Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 916-5356 | Fax: (503) 916-2721

No School Friday for Most Schools

Friday, Jan. 30: Schools are closed Friday for a teacher planning day. Exceptions are: Metropolitan Learning Center, Rosa Parks Elementary and most charter and alternative schools, which will have a regular school day. If you are uncertain, please call your school.

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

School News & Announcements

Traffic & Parking at da Vinci
Please help us be a good neighbor, by traveling EAST on Everett when dropping off/picking up your student. If planning to stay awhile, please park in the lot behind the school. For special events, please use the blacktop. And be sure that even at pick-up or drop off time that you are not blocking a neighbor's driveway. THANKS!

Daily Bulletins

1/26/15   1/27/15   1/28/15   1/29/15   No School

da Vinci Foundation Raffle now taking place
$10 tickets on sale in the office
January 20th-February 20th
Just 1,000 tickets available.
Win $500, $250 or $100!

This year da Vinci is stepping up to a hardcover yearbook! It will have everyone's school picture plus classroom pictures. Cost $20. ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 29th. Click above link, attach cash or check and have your student bring it in to the main office.

Dance 3 & Dance 4  Showcase
Thursday, January 29th
7:00 pm
Tickets are $5 general admission / $10 reserved seats
Reserved tickets are sold out, but there are plenty of general admission tickets available at the door.

Scholastic Art Awards

This year da Vinci visual art students earned 109 Gold, Silver and Honorable mention awards! Each Gold Key award winner will have a piece on display at PNCA (724 NW Davis St) from February 2nd-26th.  Special first Thursday reception, February 5th at 5:00 pm. For the names of all the award winners see Mr. Locke's article from 1/29/15.

Chess Club News
For the first time ever da Vinci's Chess Club competed regionally. The team placed 4th and two members qualified for state level competition: Hadyn Bocian and Ashton Fuller!

Young Playwrights for Change
Each year Oregon Children's Theater sponsors a play writing competition for students. From submitted plays 6 finalists are chosen. Four of the six are da Vinci students: Anjali King, Ainsley Leof,  Annie Dynes & Uma Frost-Hausman. They will get to work with a professional playwright to polish their pieces and their plays will receive a staged reading. Stay tuned for details.

destino Dance Team
destino went to a qualifying regional competition over the weekend and performed the first section of their dance, placing third.  On Saturday, February 28th they will perform their entire piece at the PIL Middle and High School Dance Team Championships. Go destino!

Interested in your child attending da Vinci
for the 2015-16 school year

Applications & PPS School Choice forms  are being accepted February 9th- March 6th. Make sure you know what is required to be included in the lottery for acceptance into da Vinci by visiting our Admissions page.

Saturday, April 18th  6 p.m. at BodyVox.
You won’t want to miss it!

Volunteer: Click here to sign up for jobs now & day-of-event jobs.
Click here to Make a Donation online or
  Click here to download a donation form
Contact auction chair, Melissa Gaddis, directly at melissalsgaddis@yahoo.com or 503-333-5783.

Upcoming Events

January 19th NO SCHOOL-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 20th Foundation Fundraiser @ McMenamins Kennedy School

January 21st LATE OPENING 10:30 AM

January 21st QSA Gathering 3:00-4:00 room #207

January 21st PTSA Meeeting 7:00 pm in the Library

January 23rd Black Student Union (BSU) meets
3:15-4:15 rm #302

January 29th Last Day of Quarter 2

January 30th NO SCHOOL-Grading Day

da Vinci Calendar

Important Information

PPS 2014-15 Quarter Calendar


da Vinci Foundation 
Amazon link

Due Tuesdays at 9:00 am for delivery on Thursday

How to arrange to visit your favorite teachers & friends!


www.mylunchmoney.com Add funds to your child's meal account here

PPS News

Thousands take survey to improve schools

January 29, 2015

In less just a week, more than 2,300 parents and guardians took the PPS Successful Schools Survey to guide school improvement. Take the survey through Feb. 28 at Oregon's Kitchen Table or download a hard copy survey at www.pps.net and return it to your school.


Special Education PTA, Community Forum

January 29, 2015

Families of students in Special Education are invited to attend a PTA meeting Feb. 4 and a community forum Feb. 18.


Weigh in on language arts

January 29, 2015

Get involved in the adoption process for new Language Arts and English Language Development curriculum for grades 6-12. Attend a meeting Feb. 18.


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