CMS Principal Update: April 16-20, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 11 months, 1 week ago

CMS Principal Update:  April 16-20, 2018

April 15, 2018


Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for April 16-20, 2018

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: "Courage doesn’t mean you don’t get afraid.  Courage means you don’t let fear stop you.” Bethany Hamilton



Apr 16              8th Grade Promotion Permission Slips and Payment DUE 8th PromoPermLink

Apr 17              Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

                       APA Scene Study Night 6-8 pm Granzer Hall

Apr 18              PTO Meeting 6:00 pm in CMS Library

Apr 19              Purple UP! Wear your purple for our military youth

                       CSF Telethon Moo Time Ice Cream Party!! Thank you to all who donate to CSF

                      2019 East Coast Trip Information Meeting at 6:00pm in CMS Library   

                       On the Shoulders of Giants Musical 6-8 pm Granzer Hall          

Apr 23-27         CMS Spirit Week

Apr 23-30         Smarter Balance Assessment Testing 7th & 8th Grade (SBAC)

April is the Month of the Military Child! This is a special time for families, schools, and the community to recognize our unique military youth population. At CMS we will PURPLE UP this Thursday, April 19th. Purple symbolizes the combination of Army green, Navy blue, Air Force blue, Coast Guard blue, and Marine red. Remember to thank your military youth for their adaptability, bravery, and sacrifice; kids serve too! Don’t forget to wear your purple next Thursday and help us flood Coronado with appreciation for our military students.  

Month of the Military Child MMOC lunch time activities all week

Apr 16              Kids Club Party

Apr 17              Map Activity

Apr 18              Trivia

Apr 19              Wear Purple     

Apr 20              Thank You letters on display


Congratulations, Mrs. Amy Steward:  Mrs. Steward has been named the CMS Teacher of the Year! She has served Coronado Schools for over 20 years and has made an impact on . Mrs. Steward currently teaches digital media/intro to film, an award winning yearbook class, and KCMS which provides a live broadcast and outstanding news packages every day.  Mrs. Steward is a dedicated and inspiring educator that truly makes a difference in the lives of her students.


Statewide Testing starts April 23rd: Please mark your calendars with the following dates, and be mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8-10:30am

Smarter Balanced Assessment:

7th and 8th grade: April 23-April 30, 2018

6th grade: May 1-8, 2018

8th grade Science: May 7-8, 2018


PTO Meeting: This month’s meeting will be on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00pm in the CMS Library.  We hope you can join us!


ATTENTION 8th GRADE PARENTS: 8th Grade Promotion Information

Promotion events permission slips are due MONDAY Promotion Permission Slip

Purchase your FIELD LEVEL SEATS by April 27th

For more information, and ALL FORMS, please visit the website 2018 Promotion Information Link

8th Gr. Group photo Purchase your PHOTO HERE

8th Grade Video:  It’s a CMS tradition to showcase our 8th graders in an end of year video put together by  PTO and Amy Steward.  The video is shown at the 8th grade breakfast on the last day of school and will be available to all 8th grade students.  We need your photos!! Please send no more than two photos to

CMS Safety: Our district’s Safety Committee, with student, staff, parent, and community member representation, met for the first time this week and work coordinating safety plans, implementing new safety protocols, and updating facilities is already underway.  At CMS, for example, some doors and windows have been frosted to decrease visibility from the outside and new office protocols have been put into place.  We will continue to update you.


CMS Garden: Our beautiful CMS garden has been awarded 1st place for school gardens.  Thank you, Cole Mullins, Amy Youngblood, and the Eagles Scouts, for this beautiful space.

ASB Hosts the Last Dance of the Year: ASB’s final dance The Wiki Wiki Luau will be April 27th. Our dance will be Hawaiian Themed, and we are looking for 6 staff members to help with our event. We are looking for 10 parent chaperones to help with our event. If you are interested, please email Mr. Ramirez at by April 20th. Chaperones will be chosen selected through a lottery. Hope to see you there!


Upcoming Events for Military Youth:
Free outdoor movies on the NASNI Navy Lodge lawn Fri. April 27th at sunset.
Youth Paint Night at the Silver Strand Teen Center Thurs. April 19th 4pm $25 call 619-437-3190 to register.
Operation Megaphone (teen lock-in on NASNI) Fri. April 27th - Sat. April 28th 7:30pm - 7:30am call 619-435-5056 for more information.


CMS 25th Annual Sixth Grade Olympics: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 8:00 am

Parent volunteers are needed, and you don’t have to be a 6th grade parent! All volunteers are invited to lunch that will be served from 11:20-11:50. Please read through the entire list of events as they are in alphabetical order not in order of the day’s events.

Here's how works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact 6th Grade PE Teacher, Bonnie McCann.

Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:    


Apr 23-27         CMS Spirit Week

Apr 23-30         CAASPP/SBAC Testing 7th & 8th Grade

Apr 23              Spirit Week: College Day

Apr 24              FLIP SCHEDULE DAY

                        Spirit Day: Tacky Tourist Tuesday

                       SSC meeting 3:20

                       5th Grade Parent Night 6:30-7:30 pm Granzer Hall

                       Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Apr 25              Administrative Professionals Day

                        Spirit Week: Workout Wednesday

Apr 26              Spirit Week:  Spirit Week: Super Casual vs. Super Classy

                        CHS Football Meeting for 18-19 Freshman 3:15 Granzer Hall

                        United We Stand Granzer Hall 6-8 pm

Apr 27              FLIP SCHEDULE DAY

                       Spirit Day: Aloha Friday

                         Bridging the Gap 8th Graders and CHS ASB Granzer Hall Lunch 2

                        Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

                      ASB Wiki Wiki Dance 5:30pm-7:00pm

                       Promotion Reserved Seating forms due

Apr 30- May 4  Staff Appreciation Week

Apr 30              Choices Ends, 3pm



May 1 - May 8  CAASPP/SBAC 6th Grade

May 1               FLIP SCHEDULE DAY

                    National School Principal’s Day

                    Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

                     Parent Information Night for 7th Grade Sexual Health Unit in Science CMS Library 5:00 pm

May 4               FLIP SCHEDULE DAY

May 4               PTO Cinco de Mayo luncheon

                      Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

May 7-11          Staff Appreciation Week

May 7               SBAC Science 8th Grade Only

May 8               National Teacher Appreciation Day

                        SBAC Science 8th Grade Only

May 9               National School Nurses Day

                        Spring Faire 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

May 11             KCMS Film Festival CHS Theatre 6:30 pm

May 15             Team SAFE at lunch

                        Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

May 16             LCAP Community Forum Meeting 9:30am-11:00am at the CUSD District Office

                        Spotlight/Induction Granzer Hall 5-8 pm

May 17             6th Grade Olympics

                        Islander Sports Foundation Spring Ice Cream Social 5:30 - 7 pm

May 18             5th Grade Visit to CMS 9:00-11:00 am

                        Fire Drill per. 6                                                                  

Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal