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Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying. The District’s Policy on Bullying can be
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Senior Associate Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Susan Astarita Retires
Newport-Mesa Unified School District Joins the Orange County Department of Education on One Billion Acts of Kindness Initiative!
Important Fall Dates
Davis families want to make sure the following dates are on their calendars for the fall.
Kinder Play Date – August 31 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at TeWinkle Park.
Kinder students and parents will have the opportunity to meet other new families.
Teacher Meet and Greet – Friday, September 2 from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. on the Davis blacktop.
Come meet your new teacher for the year!
First Day of School – Tuesday, September 6 at 8:15 a.m.
The 2016-17 school year kicks off right at 8:15 a.m.! We look forward to seeing you then!
Summer Learning Opportunities
Davis Magnet School students have accomplished so much during the 2015-16 school year. It is critical for your child’s on-going success to continue to practice the important skills learned this past school year. Below are some suggested learning opportunities parents may provide for their young scholar.
READ! Your child should read EVERY single day. No matter how old or young, it is really important for every student to read. Our local libraries are an excellent resource for free reading materials and fun events motivating students to get involved. The Newport Beach Library Summer Reading program begins June 25 and the Costa Mesa/Mesa Verde Library Reading program kicks off June 20. Scholastic and Barnes and Noble both have fun reading challenges for students.
Practice those math facts. Use flash cards, tens frames, Cheerios for counters, or the countless apps that are available. Whatever tool your child finds most interesting, utilize it to reinforce the foundational math skills.
Go exploring. We live in a beautiful place with countless resources for science exploration. Back Bay Science Center, Muth Interpretive Center, Newport Beach Sea Base, and the Corona Del Mar Tide Pools are just a few outdoor areas to explore. In addition, the Long Beach Aquarium, Discovery Cube, ExplorOcean, and Lyon Air Museum are all only a short drive away.
Invent. For those students who are interested in coding, inventing, and technology there are summer learning opportunities with coding, robotics, and makerspace through makewonder, Scratch, and Maker Camp.
Write. Designate time for your children to write. Many students struggle with writing. Summer is a wonderful opportunity for them to write letters to family members, keep a journal during summer camps or while traveling, write creative stories about animals or people at the beach, or research animals, various summer climates, other countries or people of interest. All of these ideas may be enhanced with technology too. Use a tablet to take pictures and then write about the pictures.
Have fun! Make sure children are given that equally important free time to play outside, make new friends, run around, and have fun being a kid! Keep learning fun and build upon their passions.
Stay healthy, apply sunscreen, check out the program links above and have a great summer!
Davis Magnet School Receives Gold Ribbon School Award
Back-to-Back Boys 5th/6th Gold Pilot Cup Soccer Tournament Champions!
Two Time Anaheim Ducks S.C.O.R.E. Street Hockey Shootout Tournament Champions! 2014 and 2016 Champions!
RoboDucks Win Inaugural NMUSD Robotics Competition
Davis Magnet School Represents NMUSD at the Orange County Science and Engineering Fair
Computer Coding Opportunities for Students
Davis Magnet School students in grades kindergarten through 6th grade participated in “Hour of Code.” Hour of Code is a part of Computer Science Education Week. This is a national initiative to promote computer science education across the country. Computer science education promotes logic, problem-solving and creativity, all skills that are valued by today’s businesses. It is important to provide our children with the opportunity to learn computer science early on, especially with the increase in technology focused careers.
Below are two websites that provide additional coding opportunities for students of all ages. With the holidays around the corner, I encourage you to share these websites with your children during downtime or while traveling.
Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope you will consider promoting these additional opportunities in computer science.
The Davis Ducks are Full 'STEAM' Ahead!
Our Mission is Learning!
At Davis Magnet School, our mission is learning. In order for students to learn, they have to be at school ALL day long. Our school day is scheduled from 8:15 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On Wednesdays, all boys and girls attend school from 8:15 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Please plan accordingly and make sure that your child is in their classroom line at 8:15 a.m., promptly when flag deck will begin. Any student not in their line at the ringing of the 8:15 a.m. bell will be marked tardy. Also, it is very disruptive to student learning when students leave for a portion of time in the middle of the day or at anytime prior to the final bell. Every minute of learning is precious and we want our students at Davis Magnet School learning during the school day. Please schedule appointments before or after the school day. With your support and help, we can work together as a team towards our mission.
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Recycle! Help the Environment and Help our School!
Every Wednesday Davis Magnet School community members are invited to bring their recycled goods to our Ecology Center. From 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. family members can drop off aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and newspapers in separate bags. The door to Room 28, our Ecology Center, will be open by the black top every Wednesday morning. All proceeds from the recyclables will benefit our school green team and learning garden.
Every Wednesday is Yogurtland Day for Davis Families!
Every Wednesday Davis Magnet School families can help our school while enjoying a cool, tasty treat at Yogurtland! When you go to the Yogurtland located on Baker and Harbor in Costa Mesa anytime on Wednesday, be sure to tell them that you are with Davis Magnet School. Our school then receives 20% back from your purchase to help our school. Last year our school received just over $900 just from our Yogurtland proceeds! Thank you for your continued support of our school!
Read and Study your Math Facts Every Night!
Our students work really hard during the school day studying and learning. We want them to find balance and to enjoy playing and being kids. Therefore, we only want our students to read and practice their math facts as their daily homework practice. Periodically, students will receive a few various assignments to support their in-class instruction or will need to complete specific projects. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher. Thank you for your support and designating a quiet place and time for them to successfully complete their reading and math facts.
Flag salute starts promptly at 8:15 a.m.
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Common Core State Standards Resources
CCSS Parent Resources
Optional Daily Dress Codes
Every day we strongly encourage Davis Magnet School students to wear tennis shoes. Students are busy and active, and in order to stay safe and participate, we feel it is important to wear proper shoes to protect themselves. In addition to our tennis shoe suggestion, we have an optional daily dress code that students and staff members may follow. On each of the following days, feel free to wear the suggested shirt listed below:
Monday - Favorite Jersey Day
Tuesday - College Day
Wednesday - Green Team/Eco Club Day (wear green)
Thursday - CMHS/CMMS Spirit Wear Day
Friday - Davis Magnet School Spirit Wear Day
Davis Magnet School
Mission: Our mission is learning.
Vision: To be recognized as one of the finest elementary schools in the United States of America.
Goal: 100% of our students demonstrate proficiency or above in everything we teach.
1. Do your very best
2. Do what is right
3. Treat others the way you want to be treated
4. Take personal responsibility for everything you do
5. Take personal responsibility for everything you say
The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall immediately intervene to stop the incident when it is safe to do so. Compliance Officer Contact Information: Russell Lee-Sung, Associate Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer, 2985 Bear St. Costa Mesa, CA 92626, 714-424-5041