CMS Principal Update: April 10-13, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 1 year ago

CMS Principal Update: April 10-13, 2017

April 9, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for –April 10-13, 2017

This week’s Growth Mindset quoteGreat minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."  Eleanor Roosevelt  

April 10-13       Week of the Military Child(WoMC)  -  Daily Lunch Activities

Apr 11-13         Auditions for APA & KCMS interviews at 3 pm

Apr 11              East Coast Trip Parent Presentation for 2018; 5:30-6:30 Granzer Hall

Apr 12               9:45-10:15 Band Choir Assembly for 5th graders in Granzer Hall

Apr 13              WoMC Purple Up Day – wear your purple to show your support

                         CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm  District Office

                        Young Art Exhibition at San Diego Art Museum Balboa Park 6:30-9pm

Apr 14-17          Local Holidays – No School

NOTE:             SWIM DATES have been changed to April 20, 24, 25


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April is Month of the Military Child: In celebration of our students, we will be holding several lunch time activities this week.  We’re asking for parents/guardians, family members, and community members, to write a letter or note of appreciation to a military dependent, and drop it off in the CMS office by Tuesday, March 11 at 3:30pm. Or, you can email your letter to our CMS Military Family Life Counselor at    We will be putting all of the letters out at lunch for the kids to enjoy.

2018 8th Grade East Coast Trip Parent Information Meeting: April 11, 2017 at 5:30 PM in Granzer Hall. Please join Ananda Dejarnette, East Coast Trip Program Leader and 8th grade history lead teacher, to hear about this fabulous opportunity which is planned for March 24-30, 2018.

CMS Spring Spirit Gear is here, and CMS is excited to debut some of our new spirit gear! Carry your books with Triton Spirit with our new CMS book bag! Celebrate our upcoming Pajama Day (Thursday April 20th) with our brand new Triton Pajama Pants! Or, enjoy our awesome city while wearing our new weatherproof windbreaker! This windbreaker features our embroidered new CMS Logo and stands out with our School Colors! All items are available now from our CMS Spirit Store!

Message from ASB: Our final ASB dance of the year will be on April 21st! We are looking for a few more parent chaperones to help us out with this special event from 5:00 - 7:30 pm in Granzer Hall. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Kevin Paiz-Ramirez at by April 12th. Thank you for your support!

Spirit Week is coming up!

Tuesday, April 18th: America Day! Wear your Red, White, and Blue!

Wednesday, April 19th: Blackout Day! Black goes with everything!

Thursday, April 20th: I Woke Up Like This Day! Wear your Pajamas! Show your Triton pride and purchase our new CMS Pajamas at

Friday, April 21st: 50’s Flashback Friday! 

Best Buddies Fundraiser: On April 28th, CMS Best Buddies and CMS PTO are holding a fundraiser for the Best Buddies CUSD chapters.  Join us for a fun and fabulous night at the Aaron Chang Ocean Art Gallery in downtown San Diego from 6-9.  There will be a band, silent auction, raffle, wine, beer and appetizers all amongst the setting of Aaron Chang’s amazing photography.  We are looking for donations for the auction as well as bottles of wine for the event.  If you’d like to make a donation, please drop it off in the CMS front office.  Click here for more information and the sponsor letter which includes our tax ID for your tax deductible donation.

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Statewide Testing is coming up: These exams provide information about individual students’ areas of strength and growth as well as our instructional program.  We appreciate your support in reminding our students to invest in each testing experience and demonstrate their best efforts and skills. Please mark your calendars with the following dates, and be mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8-10:30am.

Smarter Balanced Assessment:

8th grade: April 24- May 1, 2017

6th grade: May 5-9, 2017

7th grade: May11-17, 2017

8th grade Science: May 8-9, 2017

 Coronado Arts Education Foundation: Sign up here for classes

 Synergy Codes and 2017-2018 Registration: The registration process for 17-18 will require you to have an active Synergy ParentVUE login.  You will not be able to register your student without having an activated Synergy ParentVUE.

You should have received an email if your account has not been activated.  Please stop by the front office to pick up your Synergy parent account activation.  You will be asked to present a picture ID since Synergy houses personal and confidential information.  If you cannot stop by, please call Kimberley Junk at 619.522.8921 x 3096. 

NOTE: If you are in a two parent/guardian household, both of you have your own Synergy ParentVUE accounts.  Only one parent/guardian account is needed to login to register a student for school online.  You will, however, continue to receive reminder email messages to the email of the Synergy ParentVUE account that has not been activated due to the inactivated status in the system.     

Forgot your password? Click here to have Synergy ParentVUE password emailed to you.

Click here for instructions on how to Activate your Synergy ParentVUE Account

To login in to Synergy, Click Here

2017-2018 Student calendar click here   


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                    

Apr 19     Healthy Body Image presentation in Grade 8

                For the Love of Music Coffeehouse Night 5:30-8 pm Granzer Hall

Apr 20     Swim Day

                PTO Meeting Library 9 am    

Apr 21      ASB Dance 5:30-7:30                                    

Apr 24      Swim Day

                 CAASPP Testing begins  8th grade: April 24- May 1

Apr 25      Swim Day

                CMS FLIP DAY Schedule

               5th Grade Parent Orientation Granzer Hall 6:30-7:30

Apr 26    Administrative Professionals Day

               Chess Club

Apr 27     Intermediate Performing Arts Show 6:00pm

Apr 28     CMS FLIP DAY Schedule

                 Best Buddies Fundraiser at Aaron Chang Gallery 6-9pm


May 1-5    Staff Appreciation Week


                Late Start Thursday 10 am

             National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 3     Last Day of Choices

May 5      CMS FLIP DAY

                School Site Council Meeting 3:20-4:20

May 10     Spring Faire 5:30-7:30

              National School Nurses Day                                  

May 11     6th Grade Olympics

              ISF-End of Spring Season Ice Cream Social 5:30-7 pm

May 12     CMS FLIP DAY

             KCMS Night at the Oscars @ CHS Theater     


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal   


Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

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