CMS Principal Update: April 18-21, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 years, 11 months ago

CMS Principal Update: April 18-21, 2017

April 16, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for April 18-21, 2017

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Strong people stand up for themselves, but the strongest people stand up for others.”


It’s Spirit Week!!

Apr 18              America Day! Wear your Red, White, and Blue!

Apr 19              Blackout Day! Black goes with everything!

                         Healthy Body Image presentation in Grade 8

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

Apr 20               I Woke Up Like This Day! Wear your Pajamas! Show your Triton pride and purchase our

                        new CMS Pajamas at

                        Swim Day

                        PTO Meeting Library 9 am    

Apr 21              50’s Flashback Friday!

                       ASB Dance 5:30-7:30                          


Message from PTO: CMS is grateful for the generosity of our PTO Hospitality who provides a luncheon and/or monthly appreciation event for the CMS Staff. In lieu of the staff monthly event, PTO is asking for your support with our Best Buddies Fundraiser. Please sign up to donate a gift card or drop off a bottle of wine for the event.

We look forward to seeing you at the PTO Meeting this Thursday at 9:00am in the CMS Library.


Best Buddies Fundraiser Event is April 28th from 6-9pm at the Aaron Chang Gallery in San Diego.  Join us for live music, auction items, drinks, and food sponsored by Fish 101. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!!!


Attention 8th Grade Girl Tennis Players: CHS girls’ Tennis Team pre-season meeting is Thursday, April 18th at 3:15 pm in the CHS PE classroom. CHS tennis players will be waiting for interested CMS students outside of the stadium and direct them to the classroom.


Message from ASB: We hope to see all of our Tritons at our 50’s Bash of the Past Dance on April 21st from 5:30-7:30! Every ticket purchased will include and entrée, drink, and a salty snack! Desserts and other food items will be available to purchase!

Get you CMS Triton Spirit Gear Click here for CMS Spirit Store

Statewide Testing starts next week for 8th graders:

These assessments 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:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Have a healthy breakfast
  • Be on time – testing starts each day at 8:00am
  • Invest in each testing experience and demonstrate their best efforts and skills. 

Thank you for marking your calendars with testing dates and being 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


Saturday School with Mr. Ramirez and Coronado Rotary: April 29, 2017 8am-12pm. Students will join the Rotarians at Work and spend time in the garden, beautifying the campus, and doing some fun science activities with Mr. Ramirez.   Pick up your Saturday School form in the office or on the website.

Great resources: /

Bystander Revolution - What One Person Can Do!

Ways To Be An Upstander
*Choose not to join in when people are picking on or laughing at someone.
*Speak out against unkind words or actions.
*Say something helpful to the person who's being picked on or laughed at.
*Ask people who are teasing how it would feel if they were the ones being teased.
*Ask the person who's being left out or picked on to join you in an activity.
*Let an adult know what's going on.

Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                              

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        Period 4 CSF Pizza Party  - CMS was the Telethon winner!!

                  Administrative Professionals Day

                  Chess Club

                  District English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting 5:30-6:30p.m. at CUSD District

                         Office – Student Presentations and Awards

Apr 27       Period 5CSF Pizza Party  - CMS was the Telethon winner!!      

                  Intermediate Performing Arts Show 6:00pm

Apr 28       CMS FLIP DAY Schedule

                  Best Buddies Fundraiser at Aaron Chang Gallery 6-9pm



May1-31     Mental Health Awareness Month

May 1-5      Staff Appreciation Week

May 2          CMS FLIP DAY

                   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                  

May 15     Local Control and Accountability Plan input 9:15-10:15a.m. –

District Office, Board Room, 201 6th Street, Coronado, CA 92118


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal   


Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

CMS cares for and celebrates our connected and invested learners.