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March 9-13, 2020


Mariachi Club

Mariachi classes are being offered at DATA. All are welcome and no experience is necessary. Instruments are loaned for FREE. Come join us!!!

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

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!!

PIQE Class 4

Wednesday, March 11th, 6-8pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

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.


DATA Basketball vs Cabrillo Middle School

Thursday, March 12th, 4-6pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

Girls Basketball at 4pm

Boys Basketball at 5pm

DATA Basketball vs Anacapa Middle School

Friday, March 13th, 3-5pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

Girls Basketball at 3pm

Boys Basketball at 4pm

DATA Announcements

Congratulations to our DATA students who participated in the Migrant Education Speech and Debate Regional Tournament

We are proud of our students and their accomplishments!

Daisy (7) - Spanish- Placed 1st in prepared speeches and 3rd in the extemporaneous rounds.

Angel (7) - English - Placed 2nd in both prepared and extemporaneous rounds.

Juan (6) English- Placed 3rd in the extemporaneous rounds.

Jan (7) - English - 4th in overall scores.

We would also like to highlight our very own teacher Mrs. Manriquez for her commitment, time, and support to our students during this competition. Thank you!

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Congratulations to our students who participated in Battle of the Books on Friday!

DATA’s Battle of the Books team competed all day last Friday at Sunset Elementary. The fun filled day included meeting with a featured author, Alane Adams, who charmed all the middle schoolers with her energy and tales of how she came up with her book series. There were many activities geared towards reviewing the twenty books featured in the competition. DATA had the only team with all students reaching Imperial Reader Status – meaning they read all twenty of the books and passed quizzes on each book. At the final stage of the day was the competition, a combination of short answer, multiple choice, pictures clues, and so on that was fiercely answered by the thirteen teams. It is always very exciting when the final team is announced as the winner and prizes awarded, even though everyone there behaved like a champ.

Community Service Opportunity

There will be several opportunities to earn service hours in the garden after school over the next few weeks. Students can earn 1.5 hours per session. We need help laying mulch, trimming plants, irrigation tubes, and weeding. Work sessions are scheduled for the dates below with fourth quarter dates to be announced later this month.

Tuesday 3/10 – 3:30-5:00

Tuesday 3/17 – 3:30-5:00

Friday 3/20 – 1:35-3:35

Students can also earn service hours in the garden Wednesdays at lunch.

DATA March Arts Academy Saturday School

Saturday, March 21st, 8am-12:30pm

2060 Cameron Street

Ventura, CA

If your student has one or more days of absences we encourage you to have your student participate in our upcoming Saturday School. Form to register is attached below. Your student will also be receiving a Saturday School form to take home today (it is printed on a green paper).

Important information for 8th Grade Parents

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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

Message for 8th grade parents from Buena High School Culinary Arts and Fine Arts

Greetings Parents/Guardians of Current 8th Grade Students,

Buena High School Culinary Arts and Fine Arts Teachers, Ms. Mastroianni and Ms. Rapattoni, are offering the first ever Spring Break Culinary and Arts Course Camp. This mini-course will be an amazing experience blending and teaching art and cooking for three days, Monday through Wednesday on April 6th-8th from 9:00 AM–2:00 PM at Buena High School, with lunch provided. The course can hold a total of 56 8th grade students. If more students apply than there are spots, there will be a lottery with priority given to BHS-boundary 8th grade students. Registration will be open until March 20th and confirmations of enrollment will be given to families/students by March 24th. To register for this Spring Break mini-course, please see your middle school counselor ASAP! For more information, please contact Frank Davis, Assistant Principal of Buena High School at. Please note that no transportation will be provided.

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

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Please call the Health Office if you have any questions or need clarification.


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VUSD News and Updates

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District Wide-"Early Literacy Family Reading Project Series"

Friday, March 13th, 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.