This Week @ DATA

September 21 - 25

First Day Of Autumn - September 23

This Week at DATA

Now – Friday, October 9th

Yankee Candle Fundraiser (supports ASB)

Monday, September 25th

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

PTSA "Drop in the Bucket" campaign- Please turn money into the office, even if it is later in the week. We will never turn down money!

Tuesday, September 22nd

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

Wednesday, September 23rd

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

Picture Re-take day

Thursday, September 24th

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

Friday, September 25th

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

Monday, September 28th

NO SCHOOL - Certificated Teacher In-service Day

Navigator News


Box Top Competition - Prizes awarded to the top three 1st period classes who collect the most box tops. The contest will run from Sept 15 - Oct. 16. The winning class will be announced the week we return from fall break. Every 1000 box tops earns our school $100!

Yankee Candle Fundraiser - Encourage your child to sell Yankee Candle products for a chance to earn some great prizes like a limo ride or a $100 VISA gift card! A portion of the proceeds benefit DATA's ASB.

School Site Council (SSC) - This year DATA's SSC is in need of 3 parents and 3 students. SSC is a decision-making group that meets 6-7 times a year. Meetings are held on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. On the SSC, we review, monitor, and make suggestions about school achievement, programs and budgets. Our SSC is made up of 3 parents/community members, 3 students, and 6 school staff members, including the principal. Members are elected by their peers (school staff elect school staff, parents elect parents, students elect students, etc.). Members’ terms are usually 2 years. This is an important position, and we need your participation. Please consider joining the 2015-2016 SSC to discuss and give input about our school! If interested, contact the school at 641-5165 or email hector.guerrero@venturausd.org to be placed on the election ballot. Parent ballots will go home with students on Thursday, September 24.Tentative 2015-2016 SSC meeting dates: October 8, October 29, November 19, December 3, February 11, April 21, May TBD.

PTSA "Drop in the Bucket" campaign - Tired of Fundraising? So are we! That is why we have decided to do a donation drive instead. If every family at DATA contributed $10 to PTSA, we wouldn't have to do another fundraiser all year. Flyers are available on the office, or you can print one from at https://www.facebook.com/dataschool. Please have donations and completed flyers in the office as soon as possible.

PTSA's Student Representatives Needed - Now that DATA has a PTSA, we need students to let us know what interests them. We are looking for a student representative from each grade. PTSA meetings are the first Tuesday of every month. Applications are available in the office or at https://www.facebook.com/dataschool.

PTSA's Art Contest - All students are eligible to enter. This year's theme is "Let Your Imagination Fly". October 16th is the deadline for artwork (dance/choreography, literature, photography, film production, music composition and visual arts). October 29th is the award program that determines which projects will represent DATA in the Ventura Council PTA competition, which includes all VUSD. For more information, please go to www.pta.org/programs/ArtsinEducation.cfm


PTSA's Art Committee – Encourage your 6th, 7th and 8th grade student to be part of the PTSA Art Committee. Students interested in helping to organize the event should talk to Ms. Erin in the office.

BHS Jr. Cheer Camp – Camp for Jr. Bulldogs will be September 26th and 27th, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Camp attendees will perform during the Buena vs. Rio Mesa game on October 2nd. Applications are available in the front office. Registration form and fees due Friday, September 18th, at Buena High School.

Clubs - In case you are curious, here are some of the fun clubs your child can join: Builders Club, Garden Club, Photography Club, Dr. Who Club, Star Wars Club, Battle of the Books, Magic Club, Anime Club, Folklórico Club, Writers' Corner (on Edmodo, use code: v7fetd). Clubs are a great way for students to meet other students, create relationships with teachers, and build community spirit. For a complete list of DATA clubs, go to http://dataschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DATA-Club-Flyer-15-16-Website.pdf Please encourage your student to join in the fun!

Library News


Battle of the Books – If you missed last week's meeting, it's not too late to join. We will be meeting Wednesday, at lunch, in the library.

Parent Volunteer needed - On Mondays, 12:50 - 1:30, it would be helpful if a parent could help supervise the library. Please contact Ms. Johnson at cece.johnson@venturausd.org .

Sports

DATA Wrestling - Practice will be at 2:30 this Tuesday and Thursday due to Conference Week.

Intramural volleyball will begin next week. Anyone interested in playing needs to come in to the boys' P.E. office this week to sign up. You need to have a team of at least 8 people.

Community Service

Ventura County Libraries - Avenue, Saticoy, and E.P. Foster Libraries are looking for students 12+ years to volunteer and earn community service. For information, please contact the branches directly.

DATA Library - Student training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 8:15. Once trained, kids can sign up for shifts, and beginning earning community service. We are also looking for 1 or 2 Game Meisters to help us with our board game collection.

DATA Tech Mentors - We are seeking 7th and 8th graders interested in helping other students with Netbooks. Stop by the Library for details.

United Way Day of Caring – The United Way Day of Caring is coming Saturday, October 3rd. This event is a great way for students to earn community service hours at multiple locations throughout the county. To check out the opportunities and register for the event of your choice, go to http://www.volunteerventuracounty.org/volunteer/.

Kellogg Park Mulch Event on Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Parents and students can help spread mulch to get the lot ready for the new park that will be opening on Ventura Avenue. Participating students will receive community service hours. More information is available in the DATA library or on the Facebook event page.

Netbook News

Don't have a netbook? – If you don't have your computer because it's being repaired or because you haven't made obligation arrangements AND you don't have a green repair card or a red obligation card, please come and get one in the Library.

Netbook Case Straps – Straps are available in the library, and they make carrying the cases much easier. For the first time ever, students will be allowed to decorate their case straps.

Please remember to keep your case and ID tag free of stickers, writing, and other décor. Please do not put your IDs in the little card slot on the case. We have had many people lose their IDs that way.

Upcoming Events


Saturday, September 26th – Sunday, September 27th, 10:00 am- 2:00 pm

Buena Cheer Camp

Monday, September 28th

NO SCHOOL - Certificated Teacher In-service Day

Saturday, October 3rd

United Way Day of Caring (see Community Service section for more info)

Monday, October 5th, 7:30 pm, Balboa Middle School Cafeteria

Information Meeting about opportunity for 8th graders to go to Washington DC. THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL EVENT. For more info please go to http://www.traveled2dc.com/

Saturday, October 10th, 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Youth Stamp Fair, Dudley House Museum

Thursday, October 15th, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

VUSD NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Information night at the Trudy Tuttle-Arriaga Education Service Center**

Wednesday, October 15th, 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Dia de los Muertos, Buena High School, Foreign Language Hallway (sponsored by the BHS Foreign Language Department)

"Make it a Great Day!"