This Week@ DATA

February 16-19, 2016


February 15th


February 18th

6th Grade reading deadline to qualify for free ticket to Magic Mountain*

February 19th, 2:00 pm

Scholastic Book orders due

Accelerated Reader’s Party, during and after lunch*

All 7th grade students taking the HEAL zone survey in PE.


Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts – Spring tryouts will be held in the DATA gym. Seventh and eighth graders will tryout from 5:30-7:30 pm, Monday, February 22nd through Thursday, February 25th. Sixth graders will tryout from 3:30-5:00 pm, Monday, February 29th through Thursday, March 3rd.

PTSA “Drop in the Bucket” Campaign – PTSA still has not met the goal to cover the costs of the many activities and events that we support at DATA throughout the year. This is the only fundraiser that we will have all year, saving you from the annoying fundraisers that most schools rely on. If all DATA families contributed $10, we would exceed our goal. Plus, tax donation receipts are available, meaning that you can write the donation off of your taxes! To contribute, please complete the flyer and turn it in with your money to the office. Flyers are available in the DATA office or you can print the attachment from this email.

Saturday School - The Saturday School Academy is offered to students who currently have absences in their attendance record this school year. Classes will be held at DATA from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, on February 27th (invitations for this date were sent out Monday, February 8th – don’t forget to RSVP!), March 19th, April 16th, and May 28th.

Important Notice for Parent/Guardian(s) of 6th Graders - If your student has not had their Tdap vaccine yet, they must do so as soon as possible. Students without the vaccine will not be allowed to start 7th grade in August. There will be a Tdap clinic February 25th at DATA from 7:30-9:30 am for students who need to be vaccinated (parent must be present). More details available in the DATA Health Office.

Yearbook - Yearbooks on sale now for $40. We even have a layaway programs that starts at $5. Many new items will be added this year including an online version of the yearbook and opportunity for the community to upload photos that the yearbook staff could add to the book. See Ms. Bandringa for details. See you in this year’s yearbook!

8th Graders . . . Have your baby picture in the yearbook for only $5 dollars! Don’t be left out. There are only 70 spots. Photos and signs up are due by March 1st. If interested, please see Ms. Erin in the office for all yearbook business.


Read to Succeed!!! – Sixth graders, time is running out. You have only a few days to earn your FREE ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain by reading for 6 hours. Reading logs are due in the Library by February 18th, and the long weekend will be a great time to get your hours done. Congratulations to our most recent qualifiers, Danielle Del Angel, Molly Greene, and someone who forgot to put his/her name on the paper (if that was you, come in and tell us what you read). Info on Read to Succeed is in the Library.

Poetry PageantApril is Poetry Month. If you'd like to submit your poem for publication, go to the DATA Library web site ( You can claim it or be anonymous.

Library Quiet Time – The Library is hosting Quiet Time every day from 8:15-8:35 am. Anyone using the Library during those hours will need to do so quietly.

Movie Squad - Are you an aspiring movie-maker? Do you have moviemaking or writing skills? Do you want to learn how to make movies? If you answered, "Yes," To any of those questions, then you need to be part of our new Movie Squad. Come to the Library to sign up.

Scholastic Book OrdersFebruary's a short month, but we have lots of new catalogs. Stop by and see what's available to order. Forms and money will be due in the library on Friday, February 19th at 2:00 pm. (The Library will be closed the following Friday, February 26th, for Battle of the Books.)


Monday, February 22nd - Thursday, February 25th

5:30-7:30 pm – 7th and 8th Grade Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts*

February 25th

7:30-9:30 am - Tdap Clinic, at DATA (parent must be present)*

Renaissance Celebration/Assembly during 6th period

Friday, February 26th

Battle of the Books (Library Closed - only open from 7:50-8:20 am)

February 27th

7:00 pm Festival of Talent at VHS

Monday, February 29th - Thursday, March 3rd

3:30-5:00 pm – 6th Grade Girls’ Volleyball Tryouts*

Wedesday, March 16

5:30pm - PTA meeting at DATA Cafeteria

6:00-7:30pm - IMPACT Teen Drivers Presentation

March 25th


March 28th - April 1st


*See above for more details

Make It A Great Day!

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