​The daVinci Academy PTO


TdVA PTO exists to improve the learning environment for the students of the The da Vinci Academy (TdVA) by raising funds to purchase instructional materials and provide experiences which expand the potential of learning, assisting teachers so they may maximize the time they spend with the students, and promoting parents involvement through hosting events that build the community among families. 

Welcome to the PTO.  To receive volunteer opportunities via e-mail, please register! It doesn’t commit you to any activity!

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We hope you had a groovy time at our annual Dancing through the Decades Family Dance and Silent Auction. Thanks to your participation, we were able to have fun and raise much needed funds for our school. We earned over $5,000 from dance sales and auction purchases! We want to especially mention that our terrific dance chairperson, Tanya Wheeler, and her team did a superb job planning and working the dance. In addition, your PTO Executive Board Members Courtney Barr and Traci Merriman worked hard finessing their way through state-wide sponsors to bring you quality products and services you could take home with you. Kudos to them and their army of volunteers! Below are the GRACIOUS sponsors who donated to our educational cause. We really couldn't have done it without their generosity. We know you have a lot of choices out there but when you can, please look to these businesses for your needs. Support businesses that support us! You can click on the logos/links to learn more about them. Spread the word, too!

Thank you to these businesses for being our partners in education. Please support these businesses that support us! Please click link below for direct links to all sponsor's webpages.

2018 Silent Auction Sponors Logos.pptx

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Dragon Tales Newsletter

Dragon Tales_V1_Iss22_6 Mar.pdf

Dragon Tales_V1_Iss21_27 Feb_V2.pdf

Upcoming Events​
General PTO Meeting March 14 at 9:00AM

Special AnnouncementsIt's hard to believe, but we are coming to the end of another school year. There will be a lot of turnover in our PTO Board. If you would like to take the help of this incredible organization, please send in your nomination for any of the positions we have available: President, Director of Programming, Director of Fundraising, Director of Communications, Secretary, Treasurer, Volunteer Coordinator, Parent Sounding Board, Box Tops for Education Coordinator and Co-Coordinator. Please see the nomination sheet for more information (attached and on the bulletin board).

​PTO Contacts/ Board Members

All members can be reached at the following e-mail:

President: Julie Ketsdever

Director of Programming: Debbi Sullivan

Directors of Fundraising: Courtney Barr and Traci Merriman

Director Communications: Joy Kiefer

Treasurer: Melissa LeGree

Secretary: Gretel Reich

Volunteer Coordinator: Krysta Whedon

Restaurant Night Coordinator: Laura McLaughlin

Parent Sounding Board Rep: Morganstarr Brienza

Box Top Representatives: Morganstarr Brienza and Jami Bachicha



Anytime you shop online with Smile.Amazon, a portion of your purchase will go towards our PTO! The goods are the same as on the regular Amazon store, and you don't have to purchase anything specific. Please share the link with friends and family as anyone can contribute!  When you shop, make sure you use 

King Soopers

Purchase and use a re-loadable King Soopers shopping card. Anytime you re-charge it, you are giving back to our school. There are no extra fees every time you shop (just a one-time purchase fee of $5.00 which goes towards your purchase).  It can be used nationwide at any Kroger- brand store and Loaf and Jug for food/gas and make excellent presents! If you need one, please contact

TdVA Spiritwear

Show your school spirit with Spiritwear!  From decals to water bottles to clothing, we have it all! Order yours anytime you want!

North Gate Car Wash

Visit the car wash and touch on our TDVA fundraiser option, enter code 5400, and TDVA gets $3 of EVERY $10 or more car wash. 

Box Tops Status: 
We appreciate your participation in our Box Tops collection dates. Although the contests are over, we encourage to continue collecting the box tops, paste/tape them onto a sheet, and send them in! Thank you!

What PTO has done for TdVA

Garden Mulch, Free Movie Night, Makerspace Materials, Playground Equipment, community events, support to International Day, computer software, learning kits, teaching aids, books, electric piano, electronics, support to “Dot Day” and rock river project, paid for learning conferences for teachers, scripts for plays, classroom supplies, teacher start-up checks, support equipment, and much more!



PTO Bylaws 2016.pdf

Amendment to Bylaws Oct 2017.docx

Meeting Minutes

Gen Mtg Jan 2018 minutes.docx

PTO Meeting Agenda