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


Each Friday a new edition of the Scroll will be posted to this page and you will get an email from Connie inviting you to come take a look. If you want a paper copy, you'll find them in the rack across from the da Vinci office.

If you would like a weekly email sent to you with a link to the newsletter contact Connie at conniec@pps.net Thanks for staying in touch!

Student Daily Bulletin link is on the main page

Head Lice Info:  MESD    FDA     
Tips for a Successful Parent-Teacher Conference
Volunteer Background Clearance

Scroll May 30, 2014 Capstone performance Line up Principal's Message

Scroll May 23, 2014      Spring Dance & Music DVD order forms and Music Ticket order form   Principal's Message

Scroll May 16, 2014 Inside this Issue: A Closer Look by Fred Locke; PTSA Meetin 5/20 7 pm; New Jr. Rose Parade guidelines; SLAM Rules; Music Concert Info; Scrip forms and more!

Scroll May 9, 2014 Inside this issue: The Opportunity of Change by Fred Locke; performance DVD order forms; Spirit Week; Music events; HS news-Jefferson, Grant & Cleveland; Summer Opportunities and more!;

Scroll May 2, 2014  In this issue: Honoring Ms. Kristen Brayson! by Fred Locke; Spring Dance Concert Help; Teacher Apprciation Week; Spirit Week; Jefferson HS Forecasting; Grant & Lincoln HS Dance teams; Spamalot on stage at Grant HS; Summer Workshops by Erin Savage; da Vinci Calendar Updates; Scrip forms & MORE! 

Scroll April 11, 2014 In this issue: Art & Accolades by Fred Locke; Auction Update, da Vinci Events end of year revisions; Run for the Arts Help; community opportunities for students; Scrip forms and more.

Scroll April 4, 2014 In this issue: Cue the Music & More by Fred Locke; Auction Update; Classes at Norse Hall and New da Vinci After School offerings; Auction Centerpiece help; Jefferson Dance ticket form; daVinci Literary Magazine; Madson Poetry SLAM; Run for the Arts; Community performaces of all types-music, drama, dance!; Scrip order forms and more

Scroll March 21, 2014 In this issue: Carnegie Hall & We The People by Fred Locke; Auction Update-Tickets, sponsorships & volunteering; PTA Clothing Center; Jefferson Tickets; Franklin HS production; Run for the Arts @ da Vinci; New Girl's Group 4/10th; SA Summer Camps; Scrip forms & more!

Scroll March 14, 2014 In this issue: Excellent Attendance Matters by Fred Locke; Auction Update; Food Drive; QSA; Chess Club; Pizzacato Night; Jefferson/Grant Overlap Discussion; Equity Work; Tickets to see Jefferson Dancers; Scrip forms and more!

Scroll March 7, 2014 In this issue:  Striving for Excellence by Fred Locke; Cue the Music-Auction News; Ski Team info; OMSI SUmmer Camo Info; Divergent Field Trip; PPS Diversity series; PPS-PAT Tentative Agreement; Food Week @ Madison HS; Scrip forms and more.

Scroll February 28, 2014 In this issue: Evidence & Detail by Fred Locke; Science Experiments; Ultimate Frisfee; New Photographer; 90 second film festival; Marimba Concert; Volunteers for drama; Souper Supper; Auction Update;African Culture Night;

Scroll February 21, 2014 In this issue: Appreciation & Book Battles by Fred Locke; Snowball student dance party; Student & Adult Swing Dance party; da Vinci drama The Man Who Came to Dinner; PTSA Auction committee forming; Cover oregon Info Fair; Conferencia Familiar Latina; Scrip forms & more

Scroll February 14, 2014 In this issue: King Lear & Salem Inspire by Fred Locke; Hear the PAT position from a teacher; Charter Arts HS meeting; Artist Reception-for da Vinci foundation benefit show; Reminder:Immunization clinic-Exclusion day Feb 19th; Scrip forms and more short news

Scroll February 7, 2014 In this issue: Snow, Spelling and Questions by Fred Locke; Free Immunization Clinic; Help Choose a Photographer; Foundation Benefit-Art Show; Donors Choose project at da Vinci; Community Forum re: teachers' contract issues; Volunteer Background check link; African Culture Night @ Madison; Wilson HS's winter play; Scrip forms and more!

Scroll January 31, 2014 In this issue: Take a Moment by Fred Locke; Important Foundation Updates; Hiking Opportunities; Help Choose a School Photographer; Cover Oregon; FM Rewards; Lead crochet?; Got an Inkjet?; Scholastic Awards; Scrip forms

Scroll January 24, 2014 In this issue: Mona's Smile by Fred Locke; 3 new after school classes starting soon; Theatre productions at Grant HS & Fertile Ground Festival; 90-Second Film Festival; Arts Charter HS?; da Vinci's Scholastic Art Award winners: 16 students win 40 awards!; Fred Meyer rewards program; destino dance team; Marimba Concert; Writing Contest; OBOB Update; Scrip forms and a few other tidbits.

Scroll January 17, 2014 In this issue: Black History 101: Mobile Museum by Fred Locke; After School-Song Writing, ASL, New Girls group & Clubs; Ski Bus in Feb; Foundation Updates including Winter Raffle; Community Sports sign-ups; Report of the Geography Bee; Writing contest; Battle of the Books; StudetVue password rest instructions;Scrip forms and more!

Scroll January 10, 2014 In this issue: Laugh for Art by Fred Locke; New After School Classes; PTSA Meeting H.S. transition; Scrip Winner; Jewish Museum Exhibit; Foundation News + Fundraisers; Da Vinci Culture; Marshall Campus Tours; ESL Classes; Jefferson Dance Fundraiser; Scrip Order Forms

Scroll December 20, 2013 In this issue: Performing Arts & Holiday Cheer by Fred Locke; High School Transition Information Night; New after school classes; a play writing contest; da Vinci Foundation News and more.

Scroll December 13, 2013 In this issue: Gratitude by Fred Locke; Buy your gift cards in the Scrip program; Dance 1 & Dance 2 Showcase; notice of 2 community performances; Teach an after school class at da Vinci; Foundation Fundraisers and more.

Scroll December 6, 2013  In this issue: Non-Fiction by Fred Locke; Arts Fair Foundation Fundraisers; YMCA Winterbreak Camps; da VBinci Winter Music Concert; Dance 1 & Dance 2 Showcase;  and much more!

Scroll November 22, 2013 In this issue: Foundation News; 6 grade basketball; Conference Tips; Arts Fair News; Clothing Center; Fee Dental Clinic; Diversity series at BESC; OCT Playwriting competition; Scrip forms & more

Scroll November 15, 2013  In this issue: I Ain't Got No Home by Fred Locke; 6th grade da Vinci basketball teams; Dance workshops at 2 high schools; community performances; free day at the Portland Art Museum ; Internet Safety Resources; Free Dental Clinic; BSU Meeting time & other events; Sweatpants order form; Diversity Series at BESC; Scrip forms and more!

Scroll November 8, 2013 In this issue: Authentic Learning by Fred Locke; Arts Fair Update; PLay ticket order form; 2 HS Information Nights; PTSA focuses on Internet Safety; Lost & Found & Laundry; 2 HS plays; Sweatpants Order Form; Conference Updates; Scrip; Chinook Book; Leak Sweeper days;

Scroll November 1, 2013 In this issue: How to Make the most of Conferences; OBOB Booklist & news; News about our fall play including how to order tickets, buy a program ad and more; After School Math Help; Updated Conference information and announcement about many more things that are happenig at da Vinci.

Scroll October 25, 2013 In this issue: Earning Beads & Measuring Up by Fred Locke; ParentVue Tip-Current Grades; Destino Dance Team Tryouts; Arts Fair Meeting; Oregon Battle of the Books; The Bully Project: Play Writing Contest; Ski Swap; Arts Charter HS?; Halloween Costumes @ da Vinci; a few notices about HS events; Conferencing @ da Vinci and Scrip forms!

Scroll October 18, 2013  In this issue Conferencing at da Vinci new details; Penninsula Park classes; Oregon Battle of the Books; Arts Fair needs you; Scrip forms and more. Mr. Locke's weekly article is coming to you in as a separate email.

Scroll October 11, 2013  In this issue At the Heart by Fred Locke; Outdoor School participation chart;Courageous Conversation about Race; Conference dates, times and sign up opportunities; Arts Fair Planning; Scrip forms and other important announcements.

Scroll October 4, 2013 In this issue: Safety at da Vinci by Fred Locke; Locker Painting Info; Outdoor School; Meal Application announcement; Sweatpant order form; After school Classes;Arts Fair planning; Site Council Ballot & Scrip order forms

Scroll September 27, 2013  In this issue:  Out to Learn by Fred Locke; da Vinci Foundation News; Scrip News & forms; Spirit Week News; After School activities; Jefferson Dance workshop; Girls Basketball at Cleveland and more updates and announcements.

Scroll September 20, 2013 In this issue: Back to School Night by Fred Locke; da Vinci BSU; Site Council Nominations due; Conference Sign Up; da Vinci sweat pants; Spiri Week Info; Tishirts order form; True Body Project and more!

Scroll September 13, 2013 In this issue: Art & Community by Fred Locke; Paren to Parent Column; Basketball News; da Vinci pants & sweat pants T-shirts; lots of updates; a Scrip form and the afterschool class registration form.

Scroll September 6, 2013 In this issue:  Inspiration & Grit; Outdoor School; Back to School Night; Kerns Yard; Picture Day; Student Safety; Scrip Form; After School Options (REVISED)