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Emerson/DaVinci Bulletin - Thursday, March 8th, 2018

New and Timely Information:

  • Galapagos! Tonight at 6 pm come to DaVinci Junior High to see the 9th graders’ signature event, Galapagos. See animals that have faced environmental adversity and evolved to better survive, and learn how the different factors affect the environment. It starts at 6pm and runs until 7:30. If you’d like to see the culmination of a Progress-Based Learning project, this is a great opportunity.
  • The City of Davis presents Teen Glow Party! Friday, March 16th -9:00pm. Grades 7-9 at the Davis High School Community Gym.  Purchase tickets in advance to receive the discounted price.  Tickets available at City Hall Parks and Community Service Department or online at www.cityofdavis.org.  Questions? (530)757-5626 or rlarson@cityofdavis.org
  • Leadership Class Applications Are you a current 7th or 8th grader looking for a great elective class to take next year? Do you like the idea of creating, planning and putting on school events/activities? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills in a fun, spirited and positive environment? Then Leadership may be just the class you’re looking for! Come to the Emerson or Da Vinci office and grab an application for next year’s Leadership class. Applications can be turned in with your Emerson or Da Vinci Course Planning sheets or they can be turned in to room B-4 on or before Wednesday, March 14th. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Lagunes in room B-2 or Ms. Kimmel in room B-4.
  • 7th and 8th graders: Has this school year gone the way you hoped? Are you earning the grades you dream of? Do you wish you had a group of people who were around every day to help you be more SUCCESSFUL? You should learn more about Emerson’s AVID program! AVID helps students become more successful in school, work together, learn about and discuss current events and important teen issues, discover different college and careers, go on field trips, do school service projects, participate in UCD student-led tutorials,  improve writing and reading skills, learn to study, take notes, and so much more! Talk to your teachers, your counselor, or Mrs. Wolfe in room A-1 for more information. You can apply for AVID online by March 13 at http://bit.ly/EmersonAVID18 - hurry, the class fills up fast!
  • Attention all 7th and 8th graders looking for an amazing elective class.Peer Helping Leadership Class Applications are available in both the Emerson and Da Vinci offices. The applications are due by Wednesday, March 14th to one of the offices or Ms. Terra. Description: Peer Helping is an elective class where we get to help create a positive, more inclusive, healthy, fun, safe and caring environment at Emerson and Da Vinci. Some of the ways we do this is by helping facilitate the Diversity Trainings, host new student breakfast, present about healthy friendships at the elementary schools, prepare food and feed homeless guest, offer one-on-one peer support, offer peer restorative practice/conflict mediation, attend Wellness and Substance abuse conference in Berkeley and support the 7th grade health classes with substance abuse prevention, stress management, anti-bullying presentations.
  • The Publications class’ January Newsletter is live! Find out about the resolutions some of your friends and teachers have made! Link: https://sites.google.com/a/djusdk12ca.org/emerson-da-vinci-newsletter/second-issue
  • After School Assistance Program (ASAP) Monday – Thursday, 3:30pm – 5:00pm Emerson and Da Vinci Students: Need some help with homework? Looking to do better on that next math test? Want some help with that essay? Come to the After School Assistance Program (ASAP)! We’ll have teachers and staff there to assist you with all of the above. With progress reports coming home soon, this is an opportunity to get some assistance and make a plan for success. ASAP is free and available to all students. Drop by ASAP and get the help you need!

This Day in History

On this day in 1948 the US Supreme Court ruled that religious education in public schools was unconstitutional; today is the birthday of Anne Bonny, famous pirate of the Caribbean in the 18th century.



  • Lunch: Pokemon Cards in IDC-1; SAGA in B3; Tabletop Games in B2; NO Anime club today
  • After School:  Art club in the art room; Music club in the Music room
  • Sports
  • Blue Devil Spirit Wear! Royal blue or black hooded sweatshirts are available for $25; white or royal blue athletic socks are $12; royal blue cinch bags are $10. Available in the DHS Finance Office. Coming soon to the DHS webstore!
  • New this school year! DSHS Sports Passes! The Athletics Department is selling sports passes on the webstore on the DSHS website. Passes currently for sale:  All Sports Family Pass; All Sports Individual Pass; Freshman All Sports Pass. NOW AVAILABLE...basketball & soccer! Thank you for supporting DSHS Athletics! See you at the game!
  • SAVE THE DATE! Annual Sports Physical Clinic: Saturday, June 2nd - 8:30am-12noon, Sutter Davis Family Practice, 2030 Sutter Pl Cost: $20, which benefits Davis High Athletics


Lunch Menu

Daily: Charbroiled style cheese burger w/ oven roasted potatoes; House made turkey or ham sandwich with chips; Housemade tuna sandwich; Housemade Vegetable sandwich; Spicy chicken sandwich with oven roasted potatoes; House made bean and cheese burrito; Big Daddy’s pizza (choice of cheese or pepperoni);



  • Monday:  Popcorn chicken and oven roasted potatoes
  • Tuesday: Housemade chicken burrito
  • Wednesday: Housemade orange chicken with brown rice and veggies
  • Thursday: House made beef and cheesy nachos
  • Friday: Turkey corn dog and oven roasted potatoes

Breakfast Menu

Daily: fruit juice or milk; fresh fruit, whole grain cereal and graham cracker; breakfast pizza; various breakfast sandwiches; pancakes and sausage; assorted muffins and scones

Posted by: Diane Zablotsky Published:3/8/18
Audience: DVJH