Let’s finish the Deck Fundraiser!
Coming Soon: Academie Da Vinci Wall Calendars
Students at Academie Da Vinci are creating a 2016 wall calendar customized with collaborative collages from each class. Parent Tina Malosky has organized this fundraiser to support completion of our deck project. Mrs. Stanziano will be working with all our students to create 13 collages – one for a front cover and one for each month of 2016. These beautiful calendars will be uniquely designed, affordable and useful – they will make great holiday gifts! For this project we will be working with Smartpress, a green printing company which works with digital images to quickly print and customize our calendars. Smartpress is known for planting tree seedlings and using environmentally sustainable paper.
We expect we will have the calendars ready for delivery right after Thanksgiving vacation. We’ll send out details, including how to order and how much they will cost as soon as we can. Smartpress has given us a great deal on these calendars so that we can earn as much as possible for the deck project. See their website at www.smartpress.com.
Give technology to a bunch of 9- and 10-year-olds who love to dance, draw, and sing and great things are bound to emerge.
Public schools across America are cutting arts programs, but at Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts (ADV) elementary school students enjoy art, music, and dance every week as part of their regular curriculum. Now, their 4th and 5th grade students will have the option of adding technology to the mix.
A new Technology Elective class will start in the fall, led by new-hire Katie Pacana. Students in the Technology Elective will learn about and use technology in a hands-on environment, and see how it can be applied to academics and productivity, as well as creating art.
Conner Gaines, a 10-year-old incoming 5th grader, is excited about the Technology Elective. “I signed up for it because it’s new and I like technology,” he says. “I’m interested in learning more about computers and websites.”
ADV is also purchasing iPad Air 2 tablets for 4th and 5th grade students to use in the new school year. “The art and music that people are creating with iPads is amazing. We’re really excited to have these iPads for our students this year, and will have them loaded up with both educational and arts-related apps,” says Lucy Foran, ADV’s principal.
The school does have seats open for 4th and 5th graders for the 2015/16 school year. Interested families can call the school at (727) 298-2778 to set up a tour.
Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts is a Kindergarten through 5th grade elementary school located in Dunedin, Florida. We are the first charter school to be established in Pinellas County. Our school is part of the Pinellas County Schools and complies with the Pinellas County Schools curriculum. As stipulated in our state charter, we enhance that curriculum with a program of the arts. We also follow the county's school-year calendar. (See the calendar for the schedule of events.)
The school's two buildings house the school offices, 13 classrooms for grades K through 5, a Multi-Purpose room, and Music, Visual Art, and Dance Studios.
Our school hours are 8:30 - 3:00 for Kindergarten, First and Second Grades, and 8:30am - 3:15pm for Third, Fourth, and Fifth Grade. The school office is open from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. Monday - Friday.
Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts
1060 Keene Road
Dunedin, Florida 34698
School Phone: (727) 298.2778
School Fax: (727) 502.6065
Principal: Lucy Foran