This Week @ DATA

February 1 - 5, 2016


Monday, February 1st

Last day to purchase a yearbook for $35


DATA Breakfast Awards – The ‘DATA Breakfast Awards’ is a monthly program where teachers are given the opportunity to recognize one of their students for outstanding academic performance/improvement or good citizenship. Parents are invited to join their students for a light breakfast where these students are honored by their teachers, counselors and principal. The awardees (and the teachers who nominated them) for January are:

  • Alan Villalobos - Ms. Lukins

  • Michael Krivobarski - Ms. Rivara

  • Molly Greene - Mrs. Cherrie

  • Samantha Prehn - Mr. Ornelas

  • Taylor Nichols - Mr. Strong

  • Yesenia Agabo - Ms. Johnson

  • Elizabeth Martinez - Ms. Cook

PTSA Board - Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016-17 PTSA Board. Please e-mail Lori at with your name, e-mail and phone number or somebody you would like to nominate. All positions are open every year. They include: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Auditor, Historian and Parliamentarian. No experience is necessary. The Board meets the 1st Tuesday each month from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the DATA campus. The training for board positions is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Ventura County Office of Education. All costs are paid for by the PTA. Breakfast and lunch are included. There is also training at the PTA State Convention, May 4-7, in San Diego. There is a budget to cover most of these costs as well. Nominations close on Friday, February 12th, 2016.

PTSA Committee Positions - There are also committee positions that are NOT elected but need to be filled. Committee chairs may attend the monthly meetings but are not required to attend all of them. They attend when their topic is being discussed at meetings. The Committee Chairs include: Communications, ELAC Representative, Fundraising, Membership, Restaurant Night, Reflections, and Volunteers. For more information, contact Lori at Nominations close on Friday, February 12th, 2016.

Saturday School - (Please note that the first Saturday school scheduled for 2/20 has been moved to 2/27) The Saturday School Academy is offered to students who currently have absences in their attendance record this school year. Students will receive an invitation to participate based on their attendance history during Homeroom 3-4 weeks prior to a Saturday School Academy. Parents and students may also pick-up applications 2-3 weeks prior to any Saturday school date. These Saturday School Academies enable students to re-capture “lost learning” due to absences by engaging in a range of activities such as, tutorials, test prep sessions, enrichment activities, and/or gain project assistance while helping the school earn back lost attendance-related school funding. Classes will be held at DATA from 8:00 am - 12:30 pm, on February 27th, March 19th, April 16th, and May 28th.

Yearbook - Students can purchase a yearbook now through February 1st for $35 with a price increase of $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. 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.


Valentine’s Day Sale - February 10th and 11th, before school, nutrition, lunch, and after school. We will have lots of Valentine’s Day goodies to buy for your friends and family. School supplies and other interesting merchandise will also be for sale. Volunteers will be needed to help – sign up in the library.

Read to Succeed!!!Sixth graders, you have until February 18th to earn your FREE ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain by reading for 6 hours. Get more info in the library if you want to earn your ticket.

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Optimist Student of the Month - January

Congratulations to DATA 8th grade student, Emmie Johnston, for having been selected as the East Ventura Optimist Student of the Month. Emmie was honored at a special luncheon where she received a special certificate and gift card. Emmie was selected because of her exemplary leadership and kindness. Congratulations Emmie!


February 9th

6 pm – ELAC meeting in the DATA library (all families welcome)

February 10th

Valentine's Day Sale

February 11th

Valentine's Day Sale

4 pm – SSC meeting in the DATA library

February 12th and 14th


February 18th

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

February 19th

2:00 pm Scholastic Book orders due

February 27th, 7:00 pm

Festival of Talent at VHS

*For more details, see Library News section.

Make It A Great Day!

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