CMS Principal Update: April 24-28, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 years, 11 months ago

CMS Principal Update: April 24-28, 2017

April 23, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for April 24-28, 2017

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person” Paul Shane Spear


 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!!

                        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 5 CSF Pizza Party !!    

                       Intermediate Performing Arts Show 6:00pm

Apr 28               CMS FLIP DAY Schedule

Best Buddies Fundraiser at Aaron Chang Gallery 6-9pm


Statewide Testing starts 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


Thank you, CMS Families, for your donations to Coronado Schools Foundation! CMS won the first-place pizza party from all of the donations made the night of the Telethon!

Students will be given 2 slices of pizza during lunch on the following days:

Period 4 Lunch – Wednesday, April 26

Period 5 Lunch – Thursday, April 27


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!!!!  Please be sure to purchase your tickets in advance – we will need a head count to prepare accordingly.  Donations, items, and wine are still being accepted in the CMS front office.  We hope to see you at this impactful and exciting event.

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.


Leadership Electives: Class lists will be posted this Friday at 3:00pm.  We had a record breaking number of applications this year, and we are proud of each and every CMS student for their efforts and desire to be part of a leadership class.  Staff spends several weeks reviewing applications and interviewing and auditioning students in order to build the most equitable leadership class. Thank you for your support of this rigorous process.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Get your Triton gear here:

Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                    


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

                       Administrative Professionals Day

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

                       Administrative Professionals 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

May 16             8th grade Knottsberry Farms Trip

                        7th grade sexual health parent meeting 5:30 in Library

May 17             Spotlight/Thesbian Induction 6pm

May 18             PTO Meeting Library 9 am

                        CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm -6:00 pm District Office

May 19             9:00-11:00 am ASB Campus Tour for 5th Grade Visit

May 23             CMS Band and Choir Spring Concert at 6:00

May 29             Memorial Day, No School



June 1               Yearbook Distribution Party, 1:30-3pm

June 8               CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm -6:00 pm District Office

June 12              Awards Assembly 8th grade 8:15 am

June 14              7th Grade Beach Day

                         Promotion practice 9 am

                           8th Grade Promotion and Party 5-9 pm

June 15              8th  Grade Breakfast 9:00

                          Last Day of School, dismissal at 12:00


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal   


Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

CMS cares for and celebrates our connected and invested learners.