LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT START TO THE SCHOOL YEAR !
The summer has just sped by here at Academie Da Vinci! I imagine it might be the same for you as you and your child are getting ready for school. Lots of work has been accomplished and much work is on- going on to make sure that we are ready to start the new school year. Here is a sample of what’s been happening:
All of the floors in both buildings have been thoroughly cleaned and the new Gifted and ESE classroom is ready. Several teachers have changed classrooms and they are excitedly preparing for the children to arrive. We are in the installation process for 2 new water coolers – 1 in the north building and 1 bubbler outside for PE and recess. We are also installing a security system for the whole school and a new intercom/door buzzer system at the front door of the south building to improve your child’s safety.
Our technology continues to improve thanks to Chris Reichert, our IT Coordinator. Chris is busy updating new laptops and installing projectors in each classroom ceiling. This work is on-going into the start of the new school year. These items will support your child’s teacher by giving them quick access to internet based information and source material. Most of our supplies have been delivered and new textbooks should be here shortly.
Steve Cerniglia, along with members of the PTA Board, has worked with me on revisions to the Parent Manual- please see the website for the newest version.
This week, all staff are participating in professional development, including a review of the Multi Tiered System of Support, also known as RTI, CPR and First Aid Training, and Safety Training. Speaking of staff, we have hired new teachers for all grades where needed and are delighted to announce that we are fully staffed.
Sincerely, Lucy 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) 298.2780
Principal: Lucy Foran