This Week @ DATA

January 18 - 22, 2016


January 18th - NO SCHOOL

January 21st, 6:00 pm - ELAC meeting, in the DATA library


Electronic Devices: Cell Phones, Music Players (iPods, etc), and Portable Gaming (PSP, DS, etc.):

We recommend that you leave your devices at home. DATA is not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken cell phones, iPods and music players, gaming devices such as PSP’s, etc.

  1. Electronic devices, especially phones, should never be out during class time unless the teacher gives permission. It’s okay for instructional purposes.
  2. Playing music out-loud on your phone or through a speaker is not allowed at DATA.

    If you want to listen to music, you must use headphones.

The first time a staff member will ask you to put it away as a warning. A second violation means that it will be sent to the office and your parents will have to pick it up.


Instructional minutes – In order to assure students are receiving equal instructional minutes for all classes during these 4-day weeks, the block schedule will be modified for the coming week:

  • Tuesday, January 19 – Blocks 0, 1, 3, 5

  • Wednesday, January 20 – Blocks 0, 2, 4, 6

  • Thursday, January 21 - Blocks 0, 1, 3, 5

  • Friday, January – All classes, normal schedule


Yearbook – Yearbooks on sale now for $35 until February 1st. The price will go up to $40 from February 2nd through June 1st. 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. Also, 8th graders can add their 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.

Winter Dance - The winter dance is coming on January 29th and the theme is HOLLYWOOD! There will be great food, dancing, contests and a photo booth.

  • VIP ticket, $7 = unlimited photos from the photo booth, food, drink, dance ticket and a priority VIP entrance.

  • Dance only ticket, $4 = photo booth, food and drinks extra.

Ticket sales will start next week.

Winter Dance: Volunteers & Donations Needed

Friday, January 29th - Theme: "Hollywood”

Hosted by DATA ASB (1:45 pm - 3:30 pm in Cafeteria)

***Volunteers and donations needed***.

To volunteer,click:

To give donations click here:

Schools of Choice

To enter the SOC lottery, a family needs to complete and submit the application during the “Schools of Choice” window:

January 8 - January 22, 2016 (4 PM)

Applications (Elementary/Secondary) available starting on January 8, 2016

1. District website:

2. VUSD school sites

3. Education Service Center:

255 W. Stanley Avenue Suite 100

Ventura, CA 93001

4. On-line application

Watch Superintendent, Dr. Babb presentation with information about the SOC process at:

DATA Parents, do you have a child interested in coming to DATA next school year?

In order to participate in SOC, submission of SOC application is required. This requirement applies to those students with a sibling who is already in attendance and will continue their enrollment at DATA.

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Library Closed The library will be closed Wednesday, January 20th, BEFORE SCHOOL. Ms. Foreman's room, B3, will be open at 7:50 am.

Accelerated Reader Party – Happy New Year!! Keep up the quizzing and reading! You're up to 27,000,000 words as of Wednesday of last week. Less than 3,000,000 to go. You're almost there, so get your books finished and your quizzes done by this Friday at 2:30 pm. If you pass a quiz at 85%, you qualify for a reward party after the end of the quarter.

Read to Succeed!!!Sixth graders, you have until March to earn your FREE ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain by reading for 6 hours. Congratulations to Sofia Mikelatos and Leila Velasquez who have earned their tickets. Get more info in the library if you want to earn your ticket.

Scholastic Book OrdersBook orders are due in the library the last Friday of each month. If you want to place an order, get a catalog in the library and get your order form and money back in to us by 2:00 pm on Friday, January 29th.


January 25th – NO SCHOOL

January 29th - 1:45-3:45 pm - Winter Dance in the cafeteria

Scholastic book orders due

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"Make It A Great Day!"

If you would like more information about what is happening on campus, you can check out the web site at . Here you can find the Bulletin, which is updated weekly with relevant student information, such as club meetings and community service opportunities. Also, you can view teacher web sites, Netbook News, the school calendar, the district calendar, plus much more.