COLOR, the da Vinci Arts 8th Grade Capstone visual arts exhibit is on display in the Connie Cheifetz Gallery through May 31st.
Pizzicato for the da Vinci Foundation Tuesday, May 17th
Plan to dine out at the Laurelhurst Pizzicato on Tuesday, May 17th and the da Vinci Foundation will receive 20% of profits for the day. Enjoy lunch or dinner or send the kids for a snack after school. Take out counts as well, so you can call ahead, then go pick up dinner on your way home from work. You can even pick up some gift cards to use another day and we still benefit from the sale. Pizzicato has been a great neighborhood business partner. Be sure to thank their crew for their efforts and generosity.http://www.pizzicatopizza.com/#!home
Music Concert May 19th
All are welcome to attend the Spring Music Concert at 7pm in the Auditorium. Tickets sold at door for $5. Performing are Choir, Trogdor, the Jazz Band, Beginning and Advanced Band and African Drumming. Volunteers are still needed to help with supervision and house management. Please use this Spring Music Concert Signupgenius if you can help out. As there is just one performance, it is greatly appreciated if parents without kids in the show can help out.
Dance Party May 20th, 3:30 to 5:00! Volunteers and Snacks needed
To top off a spirit week there will be a dance party after school for students in the cafeteria. Volunteers and snacks are needed and welcome. Sign up on the Dance Party SignUpGenius to help out, or send in items on Friday morning. Easy finger food snacks are best (chips, cheese, veggie/fruit trays, cookies). Drinks will be provided. The dance is free for students. Students need to be picked up at 5:00pm.
POETRY SLAM CONGRATULATIONS & RESULTS
Thank you poets for having the courage to speak your truths at this year's Poetry SLAM competition. Your words inspired all who were there to witness your bravery. Huge, heartfelt thanks also to: Ms. DesCamp, Ms. Shumway, Ms. Accuardi, Sheli Bryan, our custodial staff, all staff and students who attended the event, Rami Holmes, Gabe Rosenfield & Julian Geary (my stellar MC's), Phoebe Kearney, Haley James, the entire ELA staff, and to our PTSA. This year competitors included: Dashiell Rucka, Mikey Kempter, Stevie Pendleton, Ella Yeigh, Zadie Jones, Izzy Saracco, Alexander Hernandez, Sunshine Westfall, Aspen Hansen, Sonia Johnson, Lucas Carroll, Maeve Kelly, Yukpa Sophie Wright, Amber McConnell, Sophie Morris, Ty Shadburne, Lindsay Faust, Zelda Carrico-Glover. The prize of GRAND SLAM CHAMPION went to Alexander Hernandez. Second place went to Ella Yeigh, and third place went to Benjamin Dunfee-Hall. Special thanks to Emiel Miller & family for design and printing of the SLAM posters. ~ Shannon Wasson
May 24th at 7pm is the final PTSA Meeting in the Library
We need new leaders to step up for next year! All positions are open. The PTSA at da Vinci manages a budget of approximately $40,000 each year and provides funds for every teacher and student. The parent-led group organizes community events and programs and more. If you are interested in any leadership position for next year, contact Sheli or current President, Howard Freedman. All are welcome at the final meeting as we review the year and plan for the year ahead.
Teacher led educational tour to Washington DC and New York City, June 2017
Teachers Ann Fournier and Shannon Wasson are leading a trip next June through an independent travel group and are hosting an information session June 1st in the da Vinci library to share details. If your current 7th or 8th grader is interested, plan to attend the meeting at 6:00pm and learn more.
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Advance seats are sold out for the May 6th, 7:00 pm show and the May 7th, 7:00 pm show.
There are just a few general admission seats available online for the May 7th, 3:00 pm show.
$20 premium seating section, $10 general admission. Please print your ticket for entrance to the performance
Be courteous when parking in the neighborhood and park in the lot East of the school if possible.
Doors open approximately 30 minutes before show time.
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