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.
WE NEED YOU!
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,
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
Our annual collection of creative writing and selected visual artworks.
Our Eighth Graders had beautiful weather for their trip to Oaks Park
Yearbooks, Medications, Charging Cords, Lost and Found ...
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!
HELP WANTED- WE NEED TO FILL PTSA LEADERSHIP ROLES
HELP WANTED: THE PTSA AND DA VINCI COMMUNITY NEED YOU! CONSIDER JOINING THE BOARD FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com if you are interested in any of the roles, or helping to get things rolling in the fall.
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.
Sign up to help with summer garden care and or community-building events.
PPS Sponsored Family Resources
- PPS Summer Enrichment Opportunities (multilingual)
- Arleta Triangle Square Community Survey
- VIBE of Portland Lift Youth Voices Summer Mural Project
- Bustin’ Barriers Summer Camps for Kids Experiencing Disability
- Saturday Academy Summer STEAM Camps & Classes
- Portland Metro Fire Summer Camp
- Benson Tech Youth United Multi-Sport Summer Camp (FLIER UPDATED)
- Adapted PE Field Day (K-8 flier) (9-12 flier)
- Cognizart 360 Arts Summer Camp
- VIBE of Portland Art Camps, Classes, No-School Workshops
- VIBE of Portland East Winds Summer Camp
- OSU Summer Reading Program
- Multnomah Early Childhood Program (English) (Spanish) (Vietnamese)
- Portland Parks & Recreation Preschool 2022-2023 Registration