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March 2-6, 2020



DATA Pennies for Patients

DATA is partnering with LLS (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society) to collect pennies (or coins and bills) to help raise money for childhood blood cancer patients and research. Each student will be receiving coin boxes to take home to put their donations in.

Students can use the box to collect spare change, donations from family/friends, etc. They are to bring in what they can, because everything helps. Our goal is to raise $2,000. The donation drive starts on: Monday March 2nd and ends on March 13th, 2 weeks - to raise $$ for a great cause! The top 2 Classes earn a Pizza Party!!

Mariachi Club

Monday, March 2nd, 6-7:30pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

Mariachi classes have begun. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. All instruments are provided for FREE.

Mariachi Classes will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00-7:30pm in Room C3.

PIQE Class 3

Wednesday, March 4th, 6-8pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

PIQE Classes will take place in the cafeteria.

PIQE is a program based out of Los Angeles that provides parents the opportunity to learn various skills to help their student be successful. A nine-week program that will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm. The topics will include learning about the connection between academic success and positive self-esteem, overcoming obstacles to school success, motivating teenagers to read, creating an atmosphere of success for adolescents and learning about resources to support your middle school student. If we have more than 50 parents participate, participating parents will receive special workshops regarding strategies to support their student in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) classes.

PIQE es un programa basado en Los Ángeles que dan la oportunidad que padres aprendan varias estrategias sobre cómo ayudar a su hijo a ser exitoso. PIQE es un programa de 9 semanas que se reunirá cada miércoles de 6-7:30pm. Los temas de los que hablaran incluyen la conexión entre el éxito académico y la auto estima, como superar obstáculos al éxito académico, como motivar a su estudiante para que lea, como crear un ambiente de éxito para su estudiante, y recursos para apoyar a su estudiante en la secundaria. Este año si tenemos 50 padres que se escriban PIQE ofrecerá clases sobre STEM- ciencias, tecnología, ingeniería, y matemáticas y como apoyar a su estudiante.


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DATA Announcements

A message for 8th grade parents with students interested in AVID

If your 8th grade student would like to apply for the AVID program at Ventura High School or Foothill High School please direct them to collect an application with Mr. Gennaro in Room B2.

Please note for Ventura High School AVID-ALL application requirements need to be given to Mr. Gennaro by 9am on MARCH 13!

A little bit about AVID and what makes up an AVID student:

AVID is an academic elective for which “determined” 6th – 12th graders must apply, interview and be admitted before enrolling. The program is for students who have the “individual determination” to attend college, and…

· behave appropriately in class,

· attend school on a regular basis, possess a 2.0 – 3.5 grade point average,

· will enroll in college preparatory classes,

· will work hard to meet academic goals, and

· will actively participate in AVID events.

In addition, the program is for students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

· Will be the first in their family to attend college

· Are from a population traditionally under-served in 4-year colleges

· Have special circumstances

DATA 8th Grade Activities and Requirements-Click below if you missed our special newsletter

DATA Yearbooks for Sale-Yearbooks have now gone up to 45 dollars!

Capture the memories with your 2019-2020 yearbook. Get your student a yearbook so they can cherish their memories from this school year. Link to order online is below.
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Please call the Health Office if you have any questions or need clarification.

All BoxTops can be turned into the front office.


Important message for parents from VUSD

The District is updating parent information in Q Parent Connection in advance of an upgrade to its mass notification system.

We are encouraging all parents/guardians to do the following:

Log into Q before Friday, March 6, 2020 and do the following:

  1. Click on your student
  2. Click on My Information in the upper right-hand corner
  3. Click on the plus sign next to each contact. Please review the information for each person
  4. Ensure emails are spelled correctly.
  5. Ensure that the correct type of phone is selected (cellular vs. work vs. residence) and make sure that the box for Text Msg is clicked if you can accept text messages to that phone.
  6. If you need to change anything, click edit.
  7. If you change anything, click the submit button and it will then update the system.

If you do not have a Q pin and password, please reach out to your school’s front office for assistance. If you are having issues with a Q pin and password that had already been set up, please contact Technology Services at 805-641-5000 x1340.

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VUSD News and Updates

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District Wide-"Early Literacy Family Reading Project Series"

Friday, March 6th, 12:15-2:15pm

255 West Stanley Avenue

Ventura, CA

McAuliffe Room
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De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts

Anza Academy of Technology & 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.