The ADV Book Fair is coming!
Each year, our school offers a great variety of Scholastic books and reading related novelties for an entire week! The school earns profits, last year totaling $4,000!
WHEN: March 2nd-6th, lunch and after school hours
WHERE: ADV Multipurpose Room
There will be more information coming home next week. On March 2nd, each student will make a wish list at the fair and bring home their wishlist so you can sneak a peek at what they are interested in reading!
Go to Scholastic's Website for more information and to begin previewing all the wonderful books!
As of March 2 2015, Academie Da Vinci will once again accept checks to pay for the PCS hot lunch AND we will also continue to allow families who have funds deposited with the My school bucks website to spend down those funds.
ADV will also monitor the My school bucks accounts. Please note that lunch order forms have to be completed and turned in on Mondays with either form of payment. If you order lunch and do not pay by check and your My school bucks account is empty you will be billed by Academie Da Vinci. Please do not order lunch for a day your child brings in a lunch and please do not order a lunch for pizza Fridays unless your child will eat both meals. Please monitor your My school bucks account to see when it's emptied and begin sending in checks for lunches once it empty.
Working toward Spring!
This month at Academie Da Vinci we are hosting tours, accepting many applications for our 2015-2016 school year and processing sibling registrations. Special thanks to Miss Ashleigh and Miss Paula for all their work. We have also been working on hiring new substitute teachers and an additional staff member - a part-time bookkeeper, who will help Miss Paula and Miss Ashleigh with their workload. We will welcome Ms. Pitman back in the middle of the month too. I will send out announcements about new staff when the hiring process is complete. I will also be doing a short presentation on the new Florida State Assessments at the PTA Meeting February 5.
The new lunch schedule is going very well – we have a somewhat quieter cafeteria, the children get their lunch served much more quickly and they get more staff attention because there are fewer of them and the same number of staff on duty. Don't forget to ask your child about their class earning the special table for lunch on Fridays (replaces Golden Tree, as previously announced) and earning Da Vinci dollars for classroom rewards. Also if a parent would like to come in and lead Academie Café during a lunch once in a while we would welcome that!
Regarding lunch, after a trial of 4 months, we regret to announce that we will no longer use www.myschoolbucks.com as the payment mechanism for the Pinellas County School hot lunch. We decided to try this system upon the recommendation of PCSB Food Services that it would be more efficient. Unfortunately, the system does not work well for charter schools. Please spend down your account with myschoolbucks, but please ensure that the account is paid through lunches served up to February 27. We will help parents figure out any concerns with changing back to our own system. Academie Da Vinci will begin accepting checks again for hot lunch as of March 2.
This week I gave out 168 certificates for perfect attendance for the month of January. We will celebrate more attendance awards as the year goes on and we will have a special recognition event for perfect attendance for the school year in June.
Finally, we are really looking forward to all the events coming up: hope to see you at the Bike Rodeo this Saturday (2/7)!
Sincerely, Ms. Foran, Principal
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