CMS Principal Update Feb. 13-16, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 months, 2 weeks ago

CMS Principal Update Feb. 13-16, 2018

February 12, 2018

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for February 13, 2018

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Your days will always be better if you keep hope in your heart" Caleb Mazzarella CMS 8th grade

Remember the power of INTEGRITY



It’s Spirit Week!

Feb 5 - Feb 23       Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Feb 13- Mar 2        MAP Testing

Feb 13                 Twin Tuesday

                           CSF Golf Cart Raffle Tickets Due

                           Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Feb 14                Heart Day! Wear Red! Happy Valentine’s Day! 

                          PTO We Love Our Staff Supplies

                           Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

Feb 15                Throwback Thursday! Dress up from your favorite decade!

                          Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 16                  Formal Friday! See you at the dance!

                          Beyond the Velvet Rope Dance @ 5:30pm

Feb 19                  Washington Day No School


MAP Testing: Winter testing begins this week.  Please take a few minutes to sit down with your child to discuss the importance information.


Message from PTO: Let’s show our love for the CMS Staff this Valentine’s Day. Sign up to donate supplies. Click on the link CMS Valentine Donation Sign up

Feb. 16th at 5:30pm ASB Present’s “Beyond the Velvet Rope” Dance: Our Hollywood themed event will include pizza, ice cream bon bons, and fresh crepes!


6th Grade Camp Items for Pick Up: If you need to pick up medicine, please see the nurse between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Other items such as sleeping bags and clothing are in the lost and found in Granzer Hall which is open from 3:00 to 3:30pm.

Math Tutoring: All students are welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 4:15.  

Tuesdays: Room 205 with Mrs. Sadikeen

Thursdays: Room 209 with Mr. Schumeyer


Coronado Schools Foundation Update:

Win a Golf Cart!! Coronado Schools Foundation wants you to win! Get your tickets here


The Optimist Club of Coronado Presents their Oratorical Contest 2018 This is a great opportunity for students to practice their public speaking by writing and presenting their own speech. The speech topic is: Where are my roots in optimism?

Applications are attached and available in room 105 and the office. Applications must be completed and turned in to room 105 by Wednesday, February 21st.

Contest Attire: Pants or skirts other than jeans, collared shirts, or blouses, closed toed shoes.

Speeches must be memorized- no notecards may be used.

CMS Choir to Sing the National Anthem at the San Diego Gulls Game!  Congratulations on being selected to sing at the February 27, 2018 Gulls game.  We will have a reserved section for CMS! Get your Gulls tickets HERE  Puck drop is 7:00pm.  We hope to see you there.

My Learning Plan (MLP) Information: Read here about the implementation of the CMS MLP and be sure to check out your student’s MLP!  CMS My Learning Plan Info

For 8th grade parents: Message from CHS Principal, Jenny Moore: Believe it or not, 8th graders will be selecting their proposed courses for school year 2018-19 in less than a month.  Counselors will hold classroom presentations in CMS 8th grade science classes on February 27th , and registration appointments with students will be from March 2-9.  Be aware that in order to maximize student achievement and minimize course and schedule changes, administrators, teachers, and counselors will be using data, performance, and evidence of effort and motivation to recommend students for honors and AP courses with prerequisites.  We invite you to open dialogue with your child about planning a course schedule aligned with areas of career interest, passion, and motivation, while considering the importance of balancing challenges in the course load so that healthy life balance and time to pursue extracurricular and family and community activities are possible.  If you have questions about your child’s preparation for specific honors and AP courses, please contact your child’s current content teacher and/or counselor.   In general, we DO NOT RECOMMEND enrolling in summer online courses to accelerate or skip to a next level course at CHS in the fall.  Click on the link below for more information about 9th grade courses. gradecourseguide

The 15-minute registration appointments are from March 2-9. They are scheduled in alpha order by last name will be held on the CMS campus.  Karin Mellina and Mike Crooker will be contacting you with your specific date and time.

Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:   



Feb 20                  Choices Ends 3pm

                            Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Feb 21                  Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

Feb 22                  PTO Meeting 9:00 am Library

                            Monologue Competition 6-8 pm Granzer Hall

Feb 23                  Strategic LCAP Meeting Granzer Hall 7:30 am -12:00 pm

                            Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Feb 26                  8th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

Feb 27                  Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

                            8th grade - CHS counselors present in Science classes

                             Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Feb 28                  Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall



Mar 1                   Late Start Thursday students arrive at 9:45am

                            Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Mar 2-Mar 9          9th Grade Registration Meetings

Mar 2                   Tritons of the Month Luncheon

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

                           Band/Choir Booster’s Spaghetti Dinner Granzer Hall 3 pm – 9 pm

Mar 3                   Saturday School SD Science Festival Saturday School Science Fair Expo

Mar 6                   Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Mar 7                   Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

                           Clubs, Sports Photo day

                            8th Grade Photo 12:45-1:15

Mar 8                   30th Annual CSF Telethon 4-9pm @ CHS (Golf Cart Raffle Announcement)

Mar 9                   Fire Drill per. 7

Mar 10                 Miss Mariah’s Music 4 - 7 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 12-16            Bye Bye Birdie Tech Rehearsals @ CHS Theatre

Mar 13                 6th grade Drug Store Event 7:00-11:15am

                           Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Mar 14                 Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 15                 PTO Meeting 9:00 am Library

                          Advanced Band travels to Chula Vista HS

                           Bye Bye Birdie Assembly Double 7th per.

                           Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Mar 16                 Quarter 3 Grading period 3 ends

                          PTO Potato Bar Luncheon

                          Bye Bye Birdie VES & SSES 8 am – 3 pm;  

                           Bye Bye Birdie @ CHS 6 pm

Mar 17                 Bye Bye Birdie @ CHS 2 pm; 6 pm

Mar 18                 Bye Bye Birdie @ CHS 2 pm

Mar 19                 Quarter 4 grading period begins

                              Family Math Night Granzer Hall 6:00-7:00 pm

Mar 20                 Team SAFE both lunches, Room 125

                           Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Mar 21                 Chess Club 1:25-2:25 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 23                 Tritons of the Month Luncheon

                              Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Mar 24-Mar 30 8th Grade D.C./NY Trip

Mar 26-Apr 2     Spring Recess


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke


Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal