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

Volunteering

If you want to volunteer in the library, in the classroom or other areas that will put you in unsupervised contact with students, please complete this online background check. Volunteer Check THANKS!

Want to work with students? The first stop is to check with your child's teacher. Core teachers in particular can use parents to lead reading groups and prep materials, but other teachers need a hand, too. Teacher email are on the Staff Page List.
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Like Books? We also use parent volunteers in the da Vinci library, both for special projects and a regular shift. Check with Daniel for special projects (dmenche@pps.net) or Anne (littleanne@hotmail.com) to fill a shift or be on call.
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Want to help in the office? You can set up a regular day or be on call for miscellaneous tasks! Just get in touch with Liz (erobbins@pps.net) or Connie (conniec@pps.net)

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Locker Painting
Students painting their lockers is an annual tradition at da Vinci! This ritual takes place in early October on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. We need parent helpers both the Monday & Tuesday before to lay drop cloths, pre and prime lockers, plus on the day of to help supervise! This year's dates are Prep: October  7th & 8th 3-6 pm and Student Painting: October 8th & 90th. To help either contact your child's core teacher or email Connie conniec@pps.net
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da Vinci Arts Fair
December 6th & 7th are the dates for this year's 10th annual da Vinci Arts Fair. Helpers are needed from set up on Friday through take-down Sunday evening. We are also welcoming planning committee members. Just email davinciartsfair@yahoo.com  NO BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED TO WORK HERE

  • Volunteer: Mark the date now and make your plans to be part of our team. From set up to cashiering to greeting http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054cacac29a31-davinci1
  • Arts Fair Café: Your food needed! We like to sell sweet and savory foods to keep everyone’s tummy full and increase our bottom line. Do you have a food business that can donate a specialty for us to serve on Saturday or Sunday? If so, contact Beverlee Tuyub tuyubfamily@msn.com
  • Help us spread the word, too. Share our Facebook event with all your local friends.  https://www.facebook.com/events/731268836945652/
  • Put up posters around town. We have posters ready and could use help getting them up in windows around town. Pick up a couple from the office if you can do this in your neighborhood.
  • Invite 5 Friends! We have postcards to mail or an electronic postcard to send out to your friends and neighbors. Help us bring in some shoppers.
  • Music? We would also welcome musicians to play background acoustic music in the hall. Contact Sheli at bryans@spiritone.com if you are interested.

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Concessions Whenever there's a show at da Vinci, there is need for help with concessions. This is one of the ways the PTSA raises money to help support student productions, and other things. If you can smile, make change keep and your cool with a hungry line this is the job for you! Let Connie know if you want to help conniec@pps.net
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Lunchtime Club or Outdoor Supervision help If you enjoy chatting with students and seeing what kids are up to, this is for you. Contact Connie conniec@pps.net
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Usher & Box Office Supervisor Parent help is needed to supervise student ushers & other 'front of house' tasks for da Vinci Student performances. If leading this team interests you contact Connie conniec@pps.net . You will get to see the show for free and if you have a responsible student that can serve as an usher, they too can see the show. 
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Rose Garden Gardeners
da Vinci has 8 rose beds that grace the front of the building. Parent Kristina Day has agreed to be our lead gardener. She did the 'hard pruning' that comes at the end of winter, organized watering and deadheading over the summer and is working cornmeal into the surface to combat blackspot. If you can doante some cornmeal, or help scratch it into the surface (it needs to be done monthly), you can contact her at kmday@comcast.net  
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After School Club or Class Once a week lead students in an activity. Although many things have started we can add more selections for students at any time. This can be something you do as a volunteer or a fee can be charges to students. Contact Connie for more information conniec@pps.net
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$crip - The simplest of fundraisers that doesn't ask parents to change their buying habits or buy things they don't need. The donation comes from the businesses involved. All we need to do is process orders each week. If you can you tally orders on Tuesday mornings or help package orders Thursday afternoons or sell at the end of the day on Thursdays, contact the Scrip team davinciartsscrip@gmail.com
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da Vinci Auction
The da Vinci PTSA Auction is set for April 18, 2015. We have a venue: Body Vox. We have a chair:Melissa Gaddis melissalsgaddis@yahoo.com Contact her if you want to help!

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If there is something you want to offer, but it is not on the list, contact Connie in the main office and she will get you hooked up!

It takes a village and at da Vinci the village includes YOU!