This Week @ DATA

January 4 - 8, 2016

EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, January 5th, 4:00 pm AND 6:00 pm (2 sessions) – El Camino High School information night


Thursday, January 7th, 5:30-6:30 pm

School of Choice Night, Ventura Adult and Continuing Education (VACE), 5200 Valentine Rd.


January 8th - January 22nd - SOC application window (applications due by 4 pm, January 22nd)

NAVIGATOR NEWS

Graciela's Dream: One Family's Journey to College: A college awareness program for parents and students - Wednesday, January 13th, from 3:30-5:30 pm, at DATA in room H2, we invite you to participate in our family reading program for parents and students. The main goal of the program is for you, as a parent, to learn how to support your child in school and to understand what it takes to go to college. You will be introduced to the college preparation and application process and learn how to use the resources at your school. Space is limited. Please contact Mrs. Vega-Manriquez with any questions via email mayra.vega@venturausd.org or by calling the school at (805)641-5165.


Festival of Talent - The 2016 Festival of Talent is coming February 27th! Auditions will be held Friday, January 15th from 4:00-7:30 pm and Saturday, January 16th from 10:00-5:00 pm in the Ventura High School auditorium. Information regarding audition instructions available in the office.


MIT Women’s Initiative - The MIT Women’s Initiative is a program designed to inform and inspire female students interested in STEM career opportunities. This year, female VUSD Middle and High School students are invited to hear speakers from the MIT Women’s Initiative group at Foothill Technology High School on Tuesday, January 19th, from 3:30-4:30 pm in Spirito Hall. Please see Ms. Erin in the office if you are interested in attending.


6th and 7th Grade Parents: BoxTop Coordinator Needed for Next Year - The current BoxTop Coordinator's student is in 8th grade, so she would like to train a replacement for her position. The position entails bringing the collection box to the front office, tallying the tops and submitting the claim. Our last BoxTop collection brought in over $400 for DATA. Please contact Ms. Erin, in the front office, if you are interested.


Childcare Toys and Board Games - We need your help! DATA is gearing up to host a few parent programs and we are in need of toy and board game donations for our childcare programs. If you would like to donate an item, please deliver any donations to the front office. Thank you!


Yearbook – Yearbooks on sale for $35 until February 1st. The yearbook price will go up to $40 after February 1st so lock in the lower price now! Layaway program starts at $5. This year, there will be an online version of the yearbook and opportunity for the community to upload photos directly to the yearbook staff.

LIBRARY NEWS

Obligations - Many books are overdue. Notices will be going home to let families know what is owed. If payments are not made or a payment plan isn't established, kids will miss out on activities and their grades could be withheld. This also applies to books or money owed to other schools.


Help Wanted – Students! Earn community service and help us create our new, winter-themed door design and weather bulletin board. If interested, please sign up in the library.


Accelerated Reader Party - 21,000,000 words were read by the end of the year, and we have only 9,000,000 to reach our goal! Anyone who passes a quiz at 85% or more qualifies for the reward party at the end of the quarter.


Read to Succeed! - Sixth graders, you have until March to earn a FREE ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain by reading. All you have to do is read 6 hours and complete a reading log. Stop by the library for details.

UPCOMING EVENTS

January 12th, 6:30-8:30 pm – Ventura High School information night

January 13th, 3:30-5:30 pm - Graciela's Dream: One Family's Journey to College: A college awareness program for parents and students, DATA Room H-2*

January 13th, 5:30-7:30 pm - Buena High School information night

January 13th, 6:00 pm - DATA Information Night for new families, DATA Gym

January 14th, 5:30 pm AND 7:30 pm (2 sessions) – Foothill Technology High School information night

January 15th, 7:00-8:00 pm - DATA Beginners Concert, DATA Gym

January 15th, 4:00-7:30 pm and January 16th, 10:00-5:00 pm – Festival of Talent auditions at VHS*

January 19th, 3:30-4:30 pm – MIT Women’s Initiative group at FTHS*

*See Navigator News for more info