This Week @ DATA

September 7 -11

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend. It is nice to see students back on campus, refreshed and ready to go.

This Week at DATA


Wednesday, September 9th

6pm - DATA Music Informational Parent Meeting

Thursday, September 10th

3:30 pm - Girls Volleyball Team vs.Teachers ($1 entry fee includes a mile pass; pizza & drinks for sale)

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm - First wrestling practice (open to boys and girls)*

* See more detail below



Parent Reminder: Students are not permitted to loiter in front of the school, parking lots, park, or bike racks. Also, students are not permitted to leave campus once they have been dropped off. This includes going to the local stores, coffee shop, and homes. Defiance of these safety rules will result in disciplinary action.

Remember to sign up for the PTSA! - Membership is only $7 per person, and it is open to all parents, students and faculty. The money collected directly impacts the events at our school. Please return the blue and white envelope that came with your child's Back to School Packet, or pick up a new one in the front office.

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

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.

HOTspot (Help Our Teachers) - Parents interested in volunteering to help DATA teachers can click: to sign up to help with specific jobs or for a brief training on how to operate the machines in the office. Teachers will post new jobs regularly to this link. You can sign up for the jobs that most interest you, and for times that work best for your schedule. Some tasks, like cutting and collating, can even be done at home.

Kellogg Park Mulch Event on Saturday, September 26th, 9:00 am - 1:00pm. 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.


DATA Wrestling team open to both boys and girls. Sign up with Mr. Gaeta, or just show up to the first practice on Thursday, September 10th from 3:45 – 5:15 in the cafeteria. Regular practice is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 - 5:15. Tournaments on Wednesdays from 4:00 - 7:30.


Battle of the Books – We will be having our first meeting Wednesday, September 16th during lunch in the Library. Your child can start reading and quizzing now. Lists are available 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

Library Hours - We're open every day at 7:50 am, during lunch Monday-Thursday, and for 30 minutes every day after school.

DATA Library Instagram is up and running for the year. Check out Sock Monkey's "Pick of the Week" for reading ideas. See what's going on in the library. We are @MizJDATALib


6th graders - Cases have arrived. Students will take them home empty for a few nights this week. Computers will be available for check out next week.

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. (They still have to keep their computer and the rest of their case free of decoration).

Do not remove your ID card from your netbook case - ID cards/ computer cases are being misplaced, especially when students are going through the lunch line. Students whose netbooks are returned to the office without ID cards will need to speak with Ms. Vega before getting their netbooks back.


Monday, September 14th

Non-Student Contact Day – NO SCHOOL

Monday, September 21st – 25th

Parent Conference Week, 1:35 dismissal

Monday, September 28th

Certificated Teacher In-service Day – NO SCHOOL

Thursday, September 17th – Friday, October 9th

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Saturday, October 10th

Youth Stamp Fair, Dudley House Museum

Thursday, October 15th, 7 – 8 pm

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

** For more information, check home page

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.

"Make It A Great Day!"