Van Nuys Middle School




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Friday Is Halloween!

<font color = red>Friday Is Halloween! Students may dress in costume on Friday, October 31st. Our Leadership Students are sponsoring a costume contest at lunch and hosting a dance from 3:15 to 4:30 in the gym.

Here are the basic guidelines for wearing a costume:

What not to wear:

• No sexy outfits, tube tops, boxers, or spandex.
• No sprays, scents, or trick substances that will interfere with classes and learning. Example: fake blood.
• No objects having to do with violence, for example, weapons (real or fake), claws.
• No gangster apparel; baggy pants, oversized shirts, bandanas, etc.
• No masks or items that cover your face.
• No high heels or open toed sandals.

Recommended costumes:

Costumes exemplifying positive acts or characters, for example:

• Literary characters
• Animal characters
• Sports figures (must have t-shirt under tank tops)
• Historical figures
• Creative costumes with positive meanings
• Career costumes (teacher, doctor, chef, etc.)
Buy Your 2014-15 Yearbook Now! (Click Here)

<font color=blue><a href="http://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=159703&pfid=2013082704152349352">Buy Your 2014-15 Yearbook Now! (Click Here)</a> It's time to pre order your 2014-15 VNMS Yearbook! The pre-sale cost is now $35.00. Yearbooks may be purchased online by clicking on the link. If you would like to order your yearbook the old fashioned way, go to our Student Store with cash or check. Make checks payable to Van Nuys Middle School.


Go Mustangs!
YS Plus Application • After-School Program

YS Plus Application • After-School Program To apply for the YS Plus Program, return a completed application to our site coordinator, Darlene Ku.
Online Meal Application-LAUSD (Click Here)

<font color = green><a href="https://www.applyforlunch.com/Application"_blank"><font color = red>Online Meal Application-LAUSD (Click Here)</a> Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is critical to the instructional budget of VNMS that all families complete a meal application. Whether a family qualifies for a free or reduced cost meal is not important. What is important is that the meal application is completed. VNMS lost close to $200,000 due to the fact that a low percentage of families completed meal applications last year.

Thank you in advance,

Manuel Diaz, Principal
Student Emergency Information Form (Click Here)

Student Emergency Information Form (Click Here) All students need to have a Student Emergency Information Form on file at school. This form provides the school with the required contact information for your child. It must be completed at the beginning of each school year (or whenever there is a change in information) and provided to the school.
Locker Agreement Forms (Click Here)

Locker Agreement Forms (Click Here) Please download a Locker Agreement Form if needed and return to your homeroom teacher in the first week of school.
• Email News From VNMS- Sign Up Today! (click here)

<font color=blue><a href= https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDBYRmxuZHptMEs0SUgzWFpyel92Z2c6MQ#gid=0">• Email News From VNMS- Sign Up Today! (click here)</a> Sign up today to receive "Email News From VNMS." Parents and Guardians will receive weekly updates of current events and important meetings. Click on the headline above to access the online form.

Please, only sign up one time for this weekly email.
Tdap Booster for 7th-Grade Students (Click Here For Immunization Clinics)

<font color=blue>Tdap Booster for 7th-Grade Students (Click Here For Immunization Clinics) State law requires all students entering or advancing to the 7th grade to provide proof of a Tdap booster before the start of the school year. Students who do not have proof of Tdap immunization on file at school will not be allowed to attend school.

It is strongly recommended that 6th-grade students bring proof of their Tdap immunization to the school now to avoid exclusion next school year.
• Apply Today For The Valley Environmental Academy (VEA) 2014-15 (Click Here To Fill Out An Application)

<a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1py98jSUiAb5NCxe_vf5A2kouTjps6KiKXccvuGZ5HlE/viewform"><font color = blue>• Apply Today For The Valley Environmental Academy (VEA)  2014-15     (Click Here To Fill Out An Application)</a> We are currently taking applications!


Eligibility for the Valley Environmental Academy is based upon student achievement as measured by the California Standards Tests (CST). To qualify, students must score Proficient or Advanced on both the English Language Arts and Mathematics portion of the CST in the previous school year.

The Valley Environmental Academy is open to students outside and within our attendance area.

If you live outside of the VNMS attendance area, you will also need to fill out an Open Enrollment form for the Valley Environmental Academy.
The Mustang Newsletter - Journalism (Click Here)

<font color=purple>The Mustang Newsletter - Journalism  (Click Here) Please click on the mustang to view current and past editions of The Mustang Newsletter, published by our journalism class.
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Calendar of Events

Math-Fall Interim Assessment 1 Due
Date: 10/31/2014
Coffee With The Principal>Diaz
Date: 10/31/2014, 8:30 AM 9:30 AM
Location: Auditorium
Haloween Dance>Leadership
Date: 10/31/2014, 3:15 PM 4:45 PM
Gifted Conference>Hatcher, Khvu
Date: 11/1/2014, 8 AM 12:30 PM
Location: Pasadena Convention Center
Food Drive>Leadership
Date: 11/3/2014
History PD>6th-Grade Core
Date: 11/3/2014
TGDC Meeting>Clemmensen
Date: 11/3/2014, 2 PM 4 PM
15-Week Progress Report Due
Date: 11/4/2014
Food Drive>Leadership
Date: 11/4/2014
PD Tuesday
Date: 11/4/2014
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