This Week @ DATA

February 8 - 12, 2016


February 9th

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

February 10th

Valentine's Day Sale

February 11th

Spirit Day! Opposite Day!

Valentine's Day Sale

4 pm – SSC meeting in the DATA library

February 12th and 14th



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 pm 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 4th-7th, in San Diego. There is a budget to cover most of these costs as well. Nominations close on Friday, February 12th.

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.

Saturday School - 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 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 (invitations for this date to be sent out Monday, February 8th), March 19th, April 16th, and May 28th.

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. There will be a Tdap clinic February 25th at DATA from 7:30-9:30 am for students who need to be vaccinated (parent must be present). More details available in the DATA Health Office.

Renaissance - Our renaissance celebration has been changed to Thursday, February 25th. We will be having a special assembly to celebrate our student’s accomplishments!

Yearbook - Yearbooks on sale now for $40. 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 – It's almost here! This Wednesday and Thursday (February 10th and 11th) before school, during nutrition and lunch, and after school the Valentine’s Day sale is happening! Come by the Library courtyard to check out our selection of Valentine’s Day goodies to buy for your friends and family. School supplies, Star Wars stuff and other interesting merchandise will also be for sale. If you volunteered, don't forget to come by for your shift.

Read to Succeed!!!Sixth graders, time is running out. You have 11 days to earn your FREE ticket to Six Flags Magic Mountain by reading for 6 hours. Reading logs are due in the Library by February 18th, and the long weekend will be a great time to get your hours done. Congratulations to Charles Davis and Kamille Kada, our most recent qualifiers. Info on Read to Succeed is in the Library.

Scholastic Book OrdersFebruary's a short month, but we have lots of new catalogs. Stop by and see what's available to order. Forms and money will be due in the library on Friday, February 19th at 2:00 pm. (The Library will be closed the following Friday, February 26th, for Battle of the Books.)

Make It A Great Day!

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