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An Evening for Educators with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden!

Hello Connect K8 Families,

We were just made aware of an event for educators hosted by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, happening this afternoon at 3pm! We wanted to share with you, in case you’d like to sign up and attend as a Parent Educator. You can find more info about the event HERE

Have a Beautiful Day!

The Team at Da Vinci Connect

An Evening for Educators with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden!2021-01-21T20:10:16+00:00

Inauguration Day

Hello Connect K-8 Families,

If you plan to incorporate tomorrow’s historic Inauguration events into your Wellness Wednesday with your family, we wanted to share the official Inauguration schedule HERE.

Of particular note is a special curated livestream for kids, “Our White House: An Inaugural Celebration for Young Americans”, that is happening from 7am (10am EST) to 9:30am (12:30pm EST). There will even be a special segment on Presidential Pets, hosted by Nickelodeon.

Thank you to Core 1 teacher, Kelly Ann, for sharing this resource with us so that we can share with you!

With Gratitude,

Da Vinci Connect Team

Inauguration Day2021-01-19T22:23:55+00:00

FAN Meeting Tonight at 4:00pm!

Hello DV Connect K-8 Families!

Please join us at our FAN meeting THIS evening, Wednesday, January 13 @ 4:00pm HERE
We will review our FAN survey results, explore the idea of an annual rhythm marked by signature events, and plan more ways to connect virtually this semester!
We would love to have as many voices present as possible–We hope to see you there!
Have a Great Day,
Your Connect K-8 Team
FAN Meeting Tonight at 4:00pm!2021-01-13T17:43:43+00:00

FAN Meeting and Survey!

Hello DV Connect TK-8 Families!
We missed the opportunity to directly share the link to our FAN survey in the newsletter (also located in the slide deck), so here it is!
Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to let us know your hopes and dreams for FAN!
If you missed our meeting on the 2nd, you can watch the recorded meeting HERE (Passcode: @6fBkWE?) and you can view the slide deck on our parent resource site >FAN.
To access the Parent Resource site, visit www.dvconnectresources.org >site passcode is DVConnect2021
We look forward to continuing to build out our FAN experience and connecting our community with you! Thank you to everyone who attended and shared valuable ideas at our meeting on the 2nd!
Next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 13th @ 4:00pm HERE
FAN Meeting and Survey!2020-12-08T16:40:50+00:00

FAN meeting tonight!

FAN Meeting!
Wednesday, December 2nd @ 4:00pm
Our Family Action Network (FAN) is a crucial component of what makes our community so special, and it includes all of you! We will be meeting to provide an overview of FAN, introduce some new faces, and begin discussing ideas for our community for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year! We would love to have as many families present as possible, so that we can truly plan with our entire community in mind! If you cannot attend, a survey and a recording of the meeting will be sent after.
We hope to see you there!
FAN meeting tonight!2020-12-02T21:31:10+00:00

Winter Book Fair with Barefoot Books!

Hello Da Vinci Connect K-8 Families!

We are excited to share our virtual Book Fair with Barefoot Books this winter and holiday season! Barefoot Books are incredible additions to any library! They often feature diverse content, gorgeous illustrations, and magical stories sure to engage readers of all ages! Please see THIS FLYER for more details on how to take advantage of our virtual book fair and support DV Connect at the same time!

The Book Fair is open NOW and runs through December 18th! Visit the Book Fair at THIS LINK (do not click link in the flyer)

Happy Shopping,

The Team at Da Vinci Connect

Winter Book Fair with Barefoot Books!2020-12-01T03:16:41+00:00

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year are now live!

Hello DV Connect K-8 Families,

Our application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live! If you have family or friends that are interested in applying to our program for next school year, now is the time for them to apply! *If you plan to continue enrollment at Da Vinci Connect K-8 next year, you do NOT need to re-apply. The re-enrollment process for current students takes place in the Spring*

THIS LINK that has a recorded info session about the Connect HS, as well as Connect K-8. These are located on the top right hand side of the page.

For current 8th grade families specifically: there are several upcoming student chat dates, where prospective families and their students can ask current Da Vinci HS students questions about the student experience at each school. Please use the above link to access the zoom link for the HS student chats. The link is located on the right hand side of the page, about midway down. The dates for the HS student chats are:

December 2, 2020 | 4:00-5:00PM
January 20, 2021 | 4:00-5:00PM
February 3, 2021 | 4:00-5:00PM
March 3, 2021 | 4:00-5:00PM

The application for the 2021-2022 school year is now live! Click HERE to learn more, and share with others in your community!

The Team at Da Vinci Connect

Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year are now live!2020-11-13T22:40:08+00:00

Free Virtual Screening of the film Starting at Zero!

Hello Connect K-8 Families,

We have been invited to a special, free, virtual screening of the new documentary, Starting at Zero. The film explores the power of investing high-quality early childhood education. The screening link will be live beginning next week on November 9th, and it will run for 48 hours. You can find all the info you need to stream the documentary HERE

Thank you to our friends at Sand Tots preschool for the generous invitation!

Enjoy the Weekend,

The Team at Da Vinci Connect

Free Virtual Screening of the film Starting at Zero!2020-11-06T16:47:14+00:00

Headset Pick Up Make-Up Date

Hello DV Connect K-8 Families,

For those of you who were unable to stop by last week to pick up a headset with microphone for your student(s), we will be having another distribution take place this weekend on Saturday.  No RSVP is necessary.  Additional dates and times will be scheduled in the weeks to come in an effort to continue to provide opportunities for pickup as needed. This week, the headsets will be distributed on the following date and time this weekend in the parking lot of the school campus located at 201 N. Douglas Street, El Segundo CA, 90045:


  • Saturday, November 7 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


To best expedite this process, please bring a letter-sized paper with the following information clearly written on it:  Student(s)’ school(s), Student(s)’ grade level, and Student(s)’ last and first name.  The student or parent/guardian will be asked to display that paper to the Da Vinci staff member distributing the headsets to facilitate the distribution. The headsets will be distributed under a canopy which will be set-up in Lane 1 of the parking lot, the lane closest to the gym.


Please feel free to contact the school’s front office if you have any questions about this.  Thank you!

The Team at Da Vinci Connect

Headset Pick Up Make-Up Date2020-11-04T18:25:36+00:00

FAN’s Kindness Movement presents: Halloween Movie Night!

Hello Da Vinci Connect K-8 Families,

Lights…Camera…Action…and fun, spooky times ahead!  Please join DV Connect’s FAN’s Kindness Movement for a night at the movies presenting the sweet, animated films, Room on the Broom and Spookley, The Square Pumpkin for our younger kiddos, and the action-packed movie, Goosebumps 2 for our older kiddos!🎃👻🍿

*Room on the Broom is based on Julia Donaldson’s picture book, telling the story of a kind witch who invites a collection of animals to join her on her broom, though her cat thinks it will be too crowded.  Her new friends make themselves useful, however, when the witch is threatened by a fearsome dragon.

*Spookley, The Square Pumpkin is about a friendly scarecrow and a spider trio who help an odd-shaped pumpkin overcome his feelings of feeling different from everyone else!  Dare to be square!🎃

*Goosebumps 2 is rated PG and is about two best friends named Sonny and Sam.  One day, they meet, Slappy, a mischievous talking dummy from an unpublished “Goosebumps” book by R.L. Stine.  Slappy kidnaps Sonny’s mother and brings all of his ghoulish friends back to life – just in time for Halloween.

The shows and Netflix parties will start on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm!  Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4EABA92FA4FB6-dvconnects

We’ll start the night on a Zoom Call on Friday, October 30th at 6:00 pm where we will have a Halloween sing-a-long with some favorite Halloween songs: “This Is Halloween” and “Ghostbusters” in this Zoom Room:

Netflix Halloween Party Movie Night Zoom Room:

Zoom ID: 739 1118 8084

Passcode: VT4HCF

The Netflix Halloween Party Movie Night Zoom Room will start at 6:00 pm, and then we will send everyone out to their movies and Netflix parties.

*You will ONLY be able to join the Netflix parties and watch the movies together on your desktop computers or laptops.  Unfortunately, the school chrome books will not allow access to the Netflix website.

Grab your popcorn, get dressed in your Halloween costumes, and cozy up with our DV Connect community for this fun and interactive movie night for the whole family!

Hope to see and sing with you all there, and have a very happy and safe Halloween!🎃👻🍿

FAN’s Kindness Movement presents: Halloween Movie Night!2020-10-28T22:59:32+00:00
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