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Upcoming Events



through Friday 04/11

Penny Wars continues! Bring your pennies to your 5th period class to support the Free the Children project to build schools in Nicaragua.

Or bring other coins/bills to sabotage other 5th period collection boxes!

It all goes toward the good cause.


Minimum Day Schedule 12:45 dismissal

Elective Course Selections Due (See Registration Page)
Field Trip Permission Forms and Payments Due (See details below)
Open House Dinner Order Forms Due
Deadline for PTSA Direct Fund Drive Donations (See details below and on PTSA page)
MSP Whale Watching Boat Tour 12:45-7:00 PM


Spring Break -- No school



City of Irvine Middle School Program

Spring Break Teen Camp, 8:30-5:30 PM daily

To register online, go to www.irvinequickreg.org (Class #137907)


Classes Resume

No Zero Period PE

Deadline for turning in gift basket donations (See details below)
8th Grade Parent Night at Irvine High School
School Site Council Meeting 3:15 PM
Venado / Irvine High Choral Concert at Irvine High School 7:00 PM


News and Announcements

Field Trip Permission Forms & Payments Due April 11

School Service Trip on June 6

Disneyland Field Trip Permission Form

8th Grade Trip to Knott's Berry Farm on June 24

Registration Now Open for 3rd Trimester ACE Programs

Please click on the links below for details and registration:

Homework Club

Study Skills

New ACE Class just added!

App & Game Design

PTSA Direct Donation Drive

In lieu of the spring fundraiser, Mile Challenge, a middle school version of a jog-a-thon, PTSA will be sponsoring a Direct Donation Drive. Your contributions to the PTSA, enhance your child’s educational experience, enjoyment, and overall safety here at Venado Middle School. With a typical fundraiser (such as wrapping paper, magazines and cookie dough sales) only a small percentage of what you spend (typically 20%-40%) benefits your child. With a Direct Donation fundraiser, 100% of the money you donate will go towards the programs at Venado and will directly benefit your child. Contributions are 100% tax deductible.

To meet our goal, we are asking families to make direct donations to the PTSA in one of the following ways:

  • Complete and print the online form and return it to Venado with your check/cash donation


  • Make a donation through PayPal (the link is also embedded in the online form)

Donation fundraising deadline: Friday, April 11, 2014

The Venado PTSA appreciates your support of our school.

Gift BasketGift Basket Donations Needed

This spring, Venado will be participating in two events for which we have been asked to contribute gift baskets for silent auctions. We are seeking donations of items, gift cards, or funds to purchase items for each of the two themed baskets.

The first event, Irvine Junior Games, is on Sunday, May 18 at Irvine High School. The theme of our basket is going to be “Man’s Best Friends” – all about dogs. Money raised from this silent auction goes to support the Irvine Children’s Fund.

The second event is the Irvine Relay for Life, on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Venado will have a team which will consist of staff members, students and families – we hope you can join us. The theme for this basket is “Walk to Hawaii” – it’s all tropical and about the beach. Money raised from this silent auction goes to support the American Cancer Society and their fight against cancer.

If you would like to donate towards either or both of these gift baskets, please send your donations to Venado by Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

Thank you for supporting our school and these two events.

For further questions, contact Dawn Baranski

Irvine Junior Games and Irvine Relay for Life Coordinator

Venado Middle School



Please Recycle Your Plastic Bags!

The City of Irvine MSP Youth Action Team is partnering with Albertson’s & TREX to collect 500 POUNDS of Plastic Bags!!! These plastic bags will be recycled & repurposed and turned into a bench…that will be placed at the Rancho Senior Center Garden. Each middle school is involved. This is a district wide competition and Venado is currently in the lead with 100lbs collected!!! There are 2 boxes in the Venado Commons/MPR specifically for plastic bags. We are looking forward to collaborating with you to reach our goal.

Click here for details on what can be recycled

Residency Verification

Each year, all IUSD students need to complete the Residency Verification process. Residency Verification for the 2014/2015 school year is to be completed and turned in to the school that your child is currently attending. For required documentation click on the following link: Residency Verification and Affidavit Form.

Once all documentation is completed, please bring it into the Venado office. Questions regarding this process can be directed to T. Laughlin at Venado

949-936-6803 or TaritaLaughlin@iusd.org.

CST Science and Smarter Balance Field Testing

There will be no California Standards Testing (CST) this year with the exception of Science 8. New this year: the Smarter Balance Assessment – testing the new Common Core Standards--which will be implemented as a field test. Testing for both CST and Smarter Balance will be in May. See the principal's newsletter, Knightline, for further details

Students and families are encouraged to review and/or take the Smarter Balance Practice Test

"Walk to Hawaii"

Join the Venado Knights Middle School Team in our fight to end cancer

by walking with us at our Relay for Life event.

Palm tree

Date: Saturday, June 7-Sunday, June 8

Time: Anytime between 9 am Saturday and 9 am Sunday

Where: Orange County Great Park -- Picnic Meadow

Cost: $10

(Additional donations welcome. $100 includes T-shirt)

We can't wait for you to join our team!

Click here for registration instructions

IUSD Family Resource Center

Parenting Support Classes Offered

Spring Sessions Begin in April

Please see our Counseling Page for Further Information

City of Irvine logoCity of Irvine Middle School Program

The goal of the Middle School Program is to engage youth in positive social-recreational activities during non-school hours.Services are provided in cooperation with the Irvine Unified School District.

v Sport Sessions v Youth Action Team vTeen Camps v

v Special Events v Dances v

See the Irvine Middle School Program web site for further details.

New Spring events just announced!

Click here for details

Site Coordinator: Stacy Martin

smartin@cityofirvine.org v 949.724.7190

Printer Cartridge

Recycling Program


Help our school & Our planet!

Go green

We are collecting and recycling ink and toner cartridges. All major brands are accepted and may be turned in daily to the school office.

Proceeds will benefit the Venado Yearbook Program