This Week @ DATA

May 2 - 6, 2016 Vol 1 - 32


May 5th and 6th

**Minimum Days, 1:35 dismissal**

Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th

Mother’s Day Sale at DATA

SBAC Week 3 Math

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High School Sports – Ventura High School and Buena High School have released their parent meeting dates and try-out schedules for their sports programs. Detailed letters are available for pick-up in the front office.

The Bottle/Can Drive Lives On!!!!! The PE department is collecting bottles and cans to raise funds to complete the courtyard just outside the boys’ locker room. Starting Monday, May 2nd, DeAnza students can bring their aluminum cans or plastic bottles (please no milk or juice bottles) to the Boys’ PE office. A mile pass and a coupon from “Golf N Stuff” will be awarded for each 55 gallon bag of recyclables. The first 50 students will also receive a coupon from “In & Out” for a free hamburger or cheeseburger. We are also accepting $20 cash donations. Students donating cash will also receive a mile pass and coupon from “Golf N Stuff”.

Spring Pictures - If you haven’t turned in your spring pictures yet, please bring them to the office ASAP!

Compass Mentor Interviews - If we received your online application and your signed agreement form, we will be setting up an interview with you soon. If you are willing and able to join us for an interview after school, please let Ms. Johnson know via email or by coming into the Library.

SummerFest Coming May 21st! From 9-12 pm at the ESC enjoy live music, fun zone, sports clinic, walk-in physicals and more! More information available at 641-5000 x1550.

SummerFest 3K – Summerfest 3K is happening May 21st at 8 am. This is a FREE event to students. How far is a 3K? Just under 2 miles. Cross Country team this is a MUST for you plus ANY student who wants to test their abilities, come join us! Sign up at

Yankee Candle Fundraiser – The Yankee Candle fundraiser will be ending this week. Please return your materials (and sales!) ASAP.

Buena High School – The Buena High School drama department is presenting “Legally Blond Jr.” May 5th and 7th at 7:30 in the BHS auditorium. Tickets are $5 for children, $7 for students and $10 for all others.

Ventura High Dance Showcase - The Ventura High School Dance Team will be presenting their Invitational Showcase May 14th at 7 pm in the VHS auditorium. Ten different genres of dance will be represented! Tickets available at the door, $5 with student ID and $10 for all others.

Ventura High School Dance Tryouts - Hip-hop tryouts coming May 3rd, 4th and 6th from 3:45-4:45 pm at the VHS gym. Dance Team tryouts May 23rd, 24th and 27th from 3:45-4:45 pm at the VHS gym. Boys and girls welcome - wear comfortable clothes!

‘Boutique’ Donations Requested - Our final Library sale of the year will be a Mother’s Day theme. Our thrift store table has become one of our students’ favorite places to see what we have to offer. So, we would love to have any “treasures” that you might want to donate to our sale such as jewelry, trinkets, accessories, décor, etc. The idea is that we “kid” price them and then offer attractive wrapping so that they can give them as gifts to their loved ones. Please have them to the library any time before May 3rd. The sale will be held May 5th and 6th before and after school, and during nutrition and lunch. Parents are welcome to shop also. Questions? Contact Kimberly Cook at extension 2045. We use the proceeds from the sales for our prize box, contests, supplies, and various other fun stuff for our students.

Cate Sports Academy – Cate School in Santa Barbara offers day, extended day and overnight camp options for current 6th through 11th grade students, placing an emphasis on both athletic advancement and personal development. Financial aid and group rates available. For more information go to

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. Please bring proof of the vaccine to the Health Office.

Yearbook - Yearbooks on sale now for $40. To order, please see Ms. Erin, in the front office. We have a layaway programs that starts at $5.


Ms. Montelongo will be picking up community service hours Thursday, May 5th during your 2nd period class.

Ms. Johnson will be offering community service hours on Friday, May 13th after school to 8th graders who have less than 20 hours. If you are interested, please stop by the library to sign-up. You will be helping her pack books.


Overdue Books and Fines – Did you know you have the option to replace lost text and library books with rather than pay for them. If you'd like more details, please see the DATA library web site ( This quarter you can also get up to $2 in LIBRARY fines excused by reading a book and passing an AR quiz at 80% or more. To get fines excused, you'll need to come into the Library to let us know.

AR Reward Party – If you qualified for our Accelerated Reader party by passing 2 quizzes with 80% or better last quarter, you will be invited to join us for our lunch Play Day event the week after testing is over. Stay tuned for more details.

Scholastic Books – The last Scholastic book orders for the year are due in the Library Friday, 5/20 by 2:00. Pick up the latest catalogs in the Library.

Mother's Day Sale – It's almost here! The Mother's Day sale is on for this Thursday and Friday, May 5th and 6th. We'll have school supplies, trinkets and our popular thrift store table where you can buy something nice for your mom, aunt, grandma, sister, or whomever you'd like to honor on Mother's Day and even get it beautifully gift wrapped. You can also come in to buy card making supplies and create a handmade card. If you want to help and earn community service hours, please come in and sign up. All proceeds go to the Library for prizes and other fun activities.

Imagination Station – We'll still be working on recycled gift and card projects this week.

Garden Party – We will continue the Tuesday afternoon garden party for the next 2 weeks, 5/3, and 5/10. If you need hours, we need you. Work in the garden to help us get things in shape and earn up to 2 hours of community service. Please sign up in the Library, so we can be sure to have enough snacks and water for you.


Come help make Citrus Glen Elementary School's carnival great! We are looking for students to help with carnival games and field activities on Friday, May 6th, from 4:30-7:30 pm. If you are able to help please contact, Andrea Buck, at or sign-up on Signup Genius at

DATA Ballet Folklorico at the Oxnard College Ballet Folklorico Mestizo performance


May 12th and 13th

**Minimum Days, 1:35 dismissal**

May 19th

Magic Mountain Honor Roll trip

Saturday, May 21st

8:00 am SummerFest 3K at the ESC

9-12 pm SummerFest Activities at the ESC

Make It A Great Day

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De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA) is a high achieving and innovative magnet school where students, community, and staff collaborate in authentic learning experiences. Together, we support an inclusive environment focused on relationships in order to develop skills for a global society.
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