CMS Principal Update: April 9-13, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 11 months, 2 weeks ago

CMS Principal Update:  April 9-13, 2018

April 8, 2018


Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for April 9-13, 2018

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: "Never ruin an apology with an excuse.”

Remember the power of “OWNERSHIP”



April is Month of the Military Child

Apr 9-13           National Assistant Principal Week

Apr 9                Coronado Safe Coffee Talk:  Children are Changing, Are You? With Fred Becker

                                    8:30–10:00am For more information click here

                       CHS PTO Meeting on Monday, April 9 at 6:00pm: for incoming 9th grade parents

Apr 10             Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

                     Community Book Talk: iGen Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood 6:00 pm in the CHS Library

Apr 11             Military Spouses Mtg. 8:30-9:30am at CMS Life in Balance: Relaxation and Stress Relief

                        Band, Choir, Electives Assembly for 5th Graders 9:40-10:20 am

                       Safety Forum for CMS and CHS Students @ 3:00 pm in the CHS MPR

Apr 13              Triton Spirit Day.  Wear your gear or purchase it here  TritonStore

Apr 14             Saturday School with Ms. Noonan Earth Day Projects 8:00-12:00 Saturday School Form


It’s National Assistant Principal Week!  CMS is a lucky place to have Mrs. Brooke Falar serve as the AP.  Brooke is in her second year as an administrator, and I couldn’t be prouder of the outstanding work she does to support our students, staff, and Triton community. 


A message from Superintendent Mueller: Coronado Unified School District is committed to student and staff safety. To help us achieve this goal, we are creating the CUSD Safety Committee. The Safety Committee will be comprised of District and school staff, HS students, law enforcement, bargaining unit representatives, one school trustee, and parents. We invite you to join the CUSD Safety Committee. By participating on this committee, you will have an opportunity to guide in preparing, updating, and implementing safety measures.  Please respond to with your willingness to serve on this committee. The first three meetings are as follows:

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at 6:00 pm

Other important dates:

Safety Forum for Students April 11th at 3:00 pm in the CHS MPR: Representatives from the Coronado Police Department, Coronado SAFE, and CUSD will present information and facilitate a discussion with CHS and CMS students regarding safety at 3PM in the CHS MPR. This experience will afford opportunities for students to share concerns and present suggestions (from a student perspective) on how we can support the physical and emotional safety across our district.


Statewide Testing is coming up: 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


8th Grade Promotion Information

Correct name spelling forms are due now

Promotion events permission slips are due by April 16th

8th Gr. Group photo Purchase your PHOTO HERE

Purchase your FIELD LEVEL SEATS by April 27th

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

ISF is selling tickets for booth seating at promotion. For more information, click on the link:


Robotics:  CMS is excited to announce that we are bringing back our Robotics Club.  Interested students will need to sign up on the clipboard outside of Mr. Crooker’s office.  We are hoping to have two teams that will go to competition in Fall 2018; Team 1: 11-12 years old and Team 2: 13-14 years old. After school sessions will begin in May and meetings will run through the summer months. 


April is Month of the Military Child: In celebration of our students, we will be holding several lunch time activities during the week of April 17-21.  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.


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!



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!



CMS 25th Annual Sixth Grade Olympics: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 8:00 am on the Coronado High School Niedermeyer Football Field.  This is a fun and exciting day for students as they compete in a real life, simulated summer Olympic events while learning about Ancient Greece, physical fitness, teamwork, skill performance, and goal setting, Students will participate in an Olympic opening ceremony and then compete in three competitive athletic events throughout the day.

Parent volunteers are needed. The event is from 8:00am-3:00 pm, with set up before and clean up afterwards. If you would like to help out with this awesome event, please sign up for an a.m position and a p.m position. 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 16              Month of the Military Child Military Kids Club Party

Apr 17              Month of the Military Child Map Activity in the Quad at lunch

                       Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

                       APA Scene Study Night 6-8 pm Granzer Hall

Apr 18              CSF Behind the Scenes Tour 8 am- 11 am

                        Month of the Military Child Military Trivia Quad at Lunch

                        PTO Meeting Library 6 pm

Apr 19              Month of the Military Child Wear Purple

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

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

Apr 20            Month of the Military Child Teacher Thank You letters on display in

Quad at lunch  

Apr 23-27         CMS Spirit Week

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

Apr 24              FLIP SCHEDULE DAY

                        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

Apr 26              CHS Football Meeting for 18-19 Freshman 3:15 Granzer Hall

                       United We Stand Granzer Hall 6-8 pm

Apr 27              Bridging the Gap 8th Graders and CHS ASB Granzer Hall Lunch 2

                       Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

                      ASB Dance 5:30pm-7:00pm

                       8th grade 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               National School Principal’s Day

Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

May 4 – 11       Spring Book Faire

May 5               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 12             KCMS Film Festival CHS Theatre 6:30 pm

May 15             Team SAFE at lunch

Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

May 16             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