After School and Summer Activities
Several of the below extra-curricular options are fee-based and generally not run by da Vinci staff. They are often offered by community organizations, parents, neighbors, and alumni! Fees are paid to the instructor or the organization, not to da Vinci, so a separate check is needed for each class/activity.
Student Resource Room 106 Computers are available for homework, internet research, etc. There is a printer for when a student cannot print elsewhere. Printer toner and paper cost the school precious dollars, so please be thoughtful before printing. Shantel is available for after school homework help.
The Library is usually open until 4:00 pm for students to read or work on homework independently.
Pacific Watermark Printmaking Workshop A printmaking workshop (taught by da Vinci alumna) Eleanor Larsen will be offered at da Vinci June 26th - 30th. See the details on Pacific Watermark's website.
The first week of summer vacation there will be an all day dance camp at da Vinci Arts Middle School. The week-long camp from June 19-June 23 will be five full days of Jazz, Tap, West African, Hip Hop and dance conditioning classes. The camp is open to anyone who has taken one school year of dance. If your child loves to dance and would like to take advantage of the dance camp, registration forms will be available in April. Space is limited and the camp always sells out. Registration forms will be processed on a first come, first served basis. This marks the 19th annual year of this incredible camp brought to you by Dancescape After School Dance & Summer Dance Program. We hope to see you there! If you get any questions about the dance camp email Dancescape.
Spanish will be offered by Kids Like Languages on Mondays from 3:10 to 4:00 pm. See the Kids Like Languages flyer for information and registration.
Chess Club is in room 302 on Wednesdays from 3:00 - 4:30. This club is free and open to students of all levels of chess!
Clay Club will be in the 3D art studio at da Vinci Middle School. 3D art students or da Vinci students who have taken at least one term of 3D art and want more time to work with clay. Students should be self driven to work on their own clay projects and explore in clay. Pieces will be fired and glazed to take home. $10-$30 donations are accepted to help pay for clay and glazing materials that are used. Da Vinci parents and clay artists, Alison Hardin and Jeffery Pettit will keep the clay studio open for up to 15 clay students interested in extending their time with clay. 3:15 - 4:30 Mondays starting January 23 through March 20. Sign Up Required and this class is limited to the first 15 students. Sign up with Alison Hardin (503) 830-3079 firstname.lastname@example.org
Audition-only after school activities:
DATES AND TIMES TO BE ANNOUNCED
What is it? Trogdor is da Vinci's after-school rock band!
What does Trogdor do? Trogdor will learn a few songs to rock da Vinci's stage at the music concert and a few talent shows. Gigs outside the da Vinci universe are also possible. How do students join? Audition times will be announced through the morning bulletin during school. Students who are interested in auditioning should prepare a song to perform and bring all necessary equipment to perform to your audition (we have a drum set and a piano available).
- Destino Dance Team
One of the many amazing opportunities our school provides is the Destino Dance Team. We are a competitive dance team which has ranked in the top 4 in the state for the past 2 years. We encourage dancers of all ages and skill levels to come try out. Bring your LOVE for dance and join our fun Dance Team family. No experience necessary. Hope to see you all there! Application packets are available in the school office or by email. Questions or concerns - Coach BeverLee Destinodanceteam@gmail.com (503)349-5015 You can also find us on Facebook. Destino Dance Team
Student Organizations - FREE
- Chess Club is offered by parents Paula Belcher and Mike Wilcox Wednesdays in room 302 starting November 15.
- Computer Coding is offered by da Vinci parent, Richard Ames in the computer lab 106 on Mondays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. Check out the da Vinci Coders website! During Computer Coding you can also learn Web Development with Jack Dahl!
- Black Student Union (BSU) Meeting time TBA A supportive place for our African American students to bond with each other, explore who they are and the world around them. We are in need of parent support to help organize this group this year! Contact Sheli if you can do this.
- Queer-Straight Alliance (QSA) Meeting time TBA All are welcome to attend. Staff Sponsors: Katie Loewen (email@example.com) and Erin Savage (firstname.lastname@example.org)