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da Vinci Arts Middle School

Creative minds
for challenging times.

2508 NE Everett StreetPortland, OR 97232Ph (503) 916-5356Fx (503) 916-2721

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  • da Vinci Locker Painting Tradition Needs Parent Volunteers

    This event contributes greatly to our school culture, and is coming right up!  
     
    Locker prep-help is needed.
    Before students can paint their lockers, we need help in completing two critical preparation tasks: priming and tarping.
     
     It is only with your help that our tradition continues and over 400 students are able to enjoy this creative and community building learning experience. Please sign up on this Sign-Up Genius link.  We will start after school on October 5th and continue on the 6th, 7th, and Saturday the 8th as needed until we are done! Volunteer times are on the sign-up. We recently dropped some names of people who had signed up when we made changes to the event site so please take a look and sign up again if you can help.

     

     
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  • Run for the Arts Coming October 7th

    As we turn the corner into October, we are gearing up for Run for the Arts through Young Audiences. Young Audiences is a non-profit arts organization that works to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts. All students will either walk or run for 30 minutes on October 7th.
    Please help your child by:  
    1. Reading the Run for the Arts Sponsor Sheet that your child brings home.  
    2. Authorizing your child’s participation by signing the “Parent/Guardian Agreement”.
    4. Fill out the t-shirt size if you wish to get a t-shirt. Shirts are awarded as a prize to students who earn at least 30 points according to the formula on the form. The fully completed form, lap card and funds must be returned by the due date of October 21st in order to receive a shirt. We do pay $9.00 for the cost of each shirt.  
    3. Assisting your child in collecting sponsorships from family, friends, and neighbors by sharing the online link or by collecting in person donations. Online donations can be given at runforthearts.ya-or.org
    If you can sign up to help, use this Sign Up Genius Link.  
  • Supporting da Vinci Arts through shopping on Amazon

    da Vinci Arts Middle School can earn up to 10% of your sale proceeds if you simply start all of your Amazon shopping experiences from this link 

    There is no additional cost to you.  Please share this link with friends and family.  This fundraiser will run throughout the school year and applies to all purchases made which start by using this link.

  • Nut Allergies and Students

    We have several students with severe nut allergies this year.  Please be cautious with food you bring into the school for shared events.  On the ingredients label, please look for warnings such as "contains nuts" or "made on equipment that may have had contact with nuts".  Help us support all our students by being conscientious as you purchase donations.

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Principal's
Message

  • September 29, 2016

     

    Dear da Vinci Families,

    Last night at our first PTSA meeting, we elected new officers, adopted our 2016-17 budget and generated excitement about how we best continue to serve and support our wonderfully special da Vinci Arts learning community.

    Our students are extremely fortunate to attend school in such a generous community and benefit greatly from your many contributions of time and money. Our exceptional arts-infused program is not possible without support beyond what Portland Public School District provides.

    Our PTSA and our Foundation coordinate fundraising, and we want to share with you their unique roles. Here is an overview of fundraising for the 2016-17 school year:

     

    da Vinci PTSA

    Purpose: The da Vinci PTSA raises funds to supply arts materials and academic enrichment for students. This includes staff classroom budgets, planners, library books and special events. Additionally, we hope to focus on increasing our da Vinci technology.

    Goal: $50,000

    2016-2017 Fundraising:

    ·         Scrip: on-going throughout the year

    ·         Fred Meyer Rewards: link your card one time and a portion of everything you buy at Fred Meyer             will be donated back to the school.  Easy!

    ·         Chinook Books: Fall 2016

    ·         Arts Fair: February 11, 2016

    ·         da Vinci School Auction (Spring date TBA, shared event with Foundation)

     

    da Vinci Foundation

    Purpose: da Vinci Foundation funds are the only way to provide additional staff (PEOPLE) for our school, above and beyond what the district allocates each year.  For this year, Foundation funds have afforded us with three essential staff positions. 

     $60,000 is our fundraising goal. To meet our goal, we need 100% participation. 

     

    2016-2017 Fundraising:

    ·         One-time donations and/or monthly contributions can be received at any time through All                   Hands Raised  http://allhandsraised.org/  Click the DONATE button and be sure to pick da Vinci in           the recipient menu

    ·         Restaurant/community partnerships: Pizzicato Night, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016

    ·         Fall campaign (November/December)

    ·         Selling roses at major school performances

    ·         Shopping at Amazon.com When you use our Amazon.com link on da Vinci’s homepage. A portion           of your sales will be donated back to the school!

    ·         Raffle (three winners at $500, $250, & $100)

    ·         da Vinci School Auction (Spring date TBA, shared event with PTSA)

     

    Run for the Arts Next FRIDAY, October 7th!

    Purpose: Run for the Arts is an annual fundraiser that allows da Vinci students to fundraise directly for staff & supplies to further our arts education goals at the school. Students solicit contributions from sponsors for each lap they complete on Friday, October 7th.   

    Goal: $12,000 

    Ø  Pledge Forms went home on Tuesday, 9/27; the amazing ONLINE Enroll a Runner page is here AND IF EVERYONE uses this, we can easily collect pledges from family and friends far and wide ONLINE!

    Ø  Completed forms with collected funds are due Monday, Oct. 24th.

     

    There are many ways to contribute, and we NEED and value your SUPPORT FOR EVERY da Vinci student!

     We hope you will add your voice to our PTSA as a voting member, and stay tuned to the Scroll for our next meeting. Sheli or Liz have PTSA envelopes in the main office.

    Our first da Vinci Foundation meeting will be Monday, October 3rd from 7:00 pm to 8:30 at Migration Brewery, 2828 NE Glisan. If you are unable to make it but would like to join our Foundation Team, please email Foundation Chair Brian Schaeperkoetter at davincischoolfoundation@gmail.com or Principal Fred Locke at fwlocke@pps.net.

     Sincerely,

     

    Don Gavitte & Howard Freedman, PTSA Co-Presidents

    Brian Schaeperkoetter, Foundation Chair

    Fred Locke, Principal

     

     

     

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