Dragon Tales

June 13, 2022

Spoiler Alert: Final letter of 2021-2022 School Year

Happy day, da Vinci Families,

It is a bittersweet moment, as we say our farewells and "see you later" to our students. This year has presented itself with a few twists and turns, with the adjustment back to in person schooling and all things covid. However, there were many opportunities to weave in meaningful instruction and arts based activities for our students. Our students are so talented and being back together in person to make sure our students continue to have access to the arts has been so worth it.

Through it all, I am amazed at the way our community pulls together to make attending da Vinci a reality for so many of our kiddos - from organizing carpools or neighborhood bus routes/transportation to showing up to performances and supporting our young artists. As we continue to pull together to support our students, please take an opportunity to join our PTSA. Joining PTSA is a great way to provide tangible support that can be so impactful on the educational experience of our students.


In order to sustain the PTSA and all of the support they provide da Vinci students and staff, we really need PTSA Board Members for the 2022-23 school year. If interested, see the PTSA section of the newsletter.

It has truly been an honor being principal of da Vinci and leading our school. I can't wait to welcome you all back in the fall.

Have a lovely summer break,

Principal Davis

PS -

In case you missed the Junior Rose Festival Parade, check out these photos:

Jr. Rose Festival Parade, Oregonian photos: https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/2022/06/unipiper-led-fred-meyer-junior-parade-winds-its-way-through-northeast-portlands-hollywood-district.html

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Dragons' Fire Literary Magazine

Our annual collection of creative writing and selected visual artworks.

Spring Music Concert

Music Concert, 5/26/2022

Spring Dance Concert Video

Enjoy this video from the Spring Dance Concert on May 20 and 21, 2022!

It: The Musical

Check out this short film produced by da Vinci Master's Drama students!

Winter Dance Showcase

Winter Dance Concert, January 21, 2022

Spring Musical Revue

Spring Drama Musical, "As for the Last Two Years", March 11, 2022

Fall Drama "Collective Works Festival"

A virtual production from December of 2021

Our Eighth Graders had beautiful weather for their trip to Oaks Park

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Yearbooks, Medications, Charging Cords, Lost and Found ...

The office will be open during regular school hours for one more week if you need to pick up medications, artwork from the gallery, check the lost and found, etc.

If your student was absent on Friday and did not get their yearbook, you can pick one up this coming week. We had one for each student and handed them out on Friday.

If your student returned their computer but left their charging cord at home, we would love to get those back. Return it this week or take good care of it over the summer so you have one for next year. We will also happily take library books.

Lost and Found!

Are you missing keys or earbuds or glasses? A cute little wallet with "Collage" gift cards? Did your student work hard on a ceramic piece of art and forget to bring it home? The office will be open through this week if you want to come by and claim your things. We are trying to clean up!
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Do you have experience on a non-profit board? Are you looking for ways to get involved? We are still seeking a President or Co-President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer! Please contact davinciptsa@gmail.com or sbryan@pps.net if you are interested in any of the roles, or helping to get things rolling in the fall.

22-23 Carpool List and Family Directory

Fill out this form if you want to add your name to the family directory. Your information is only shared with other folks who opt-in.

Summer Rose Care and Community Gatherings

Sign up to help with summer garden care and or community-building events.

PPS Sponsored Family Resources