August 2014


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.

I look forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher ! If you need to meet with me individually, please contact me for an appointment: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely, Lucy Foran, Principal



Academie Da Vinci Charter School for the Arts
1060 Keene Road
Dunedin, Florida 34698
P: (727) 298.2778

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