CMS Principal Update: Jan. 8-12, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 months, 1 week ago

CMS Principal Update:  Jan. 8-12, 2018

January 7, 2018

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for January 8-12, 2018

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.”    Zen Shin

Be Excellent! Live the 8 Keys


Jan 8                     6th Grade Camp Medical Authorization forms due (see all CAMP info below)

Jan 10                  Which Wich Adopt A Camper Fundraiser The Hollands have generously supported 6th Grade Camp for many years! So, grab your lunch and /or dinner at Which Wich on Orange Ave.  50% of their daily proceeds will be donated to our 6th Grade Camp scholarships.

                              Coronado Military Spouses' meeting at VES

Jan 11                   CMS Spirit Day – Wear your Triton Gear or Blue and White!

                              End of Semester 1

Jan 12                  No School for students – Teacher work day

Jan 15                  Dr. MLK, Jr. Day No School

Jan 16                   6th Grade Camp payment due

                              Quarter 3 Grading period begins

End of Semester 1: Thursday, January 11, 2018 is the last day of the semester. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, January 19, 2018.

Email Communication: In an effort to streamline communication with teachers and lessen the likelihood of emails getting lost in clutter and junk inboxes, please contact teachers through PowerSchool, only.  All other staff members should be contacted through Outlook. Please use this link to learn more about PowerSchool PowerSchool Email Communication with Teachers


Coronado Military Spouses' meeting: Wednesday, January 10th at Village Elementary.  Please join fellow parents to discuss, Coping with Transition and meet your Military Family Life Counseling (MFLC) team and Naval Base Coronado School Liaison Officer. 

Message from ASB President Luke Chisholm: ASB will be celebrating the end of our first semester with a Spirit Thursday on Thursday January 11th. Let’s all come together and represent CMS by wearing your spirit gear or our school colors blue and white! You can always purchase spirit wear online at


My Learning Plan (MLP) Information: Read here about the implementation of the CMS MLP!!


Semester 2 Bus: 2018 Semester 2 Bus Schedule


ATTENTION: 6th Grade Parents – 6th Grade CAMP:

Due Now: All Registration and Health Forms should be in to the CMS Office

Due January 8, 2018: Medical Authorization Forms signed by doctor due to CMS office Med Authorization Form Link  If your child requires any supplements/vitamins, etc. which are not already authorized by the camp (ex. Tylenol), you must have a medical authorization form signed by your doctor.

Due January 16, 2018: $350 Payment Due to CMS office: cash payment or check made payable to Coronado Middle School 

Due January 22, 2018: The medication, regardless of the type and number of pills, must be in the original, labeled bottle. All medications must be placed in a Ziploc bag and labeled with student name and school. This bag must be turned in to CMS Nurse McMahon no later than January 22nd.  Note: Students may not pack medication in their own luggage - it must go to camp through our CMS nurse.

If you have questions about medication, please contact CMS Nurse at  619.522.8921 ext. 3094

*All Camp information can be found at this link. 6th Grade Camp Information

* Need cold weather gear??? Have gear to loan or donate?? Check out this Facebook page:



Order at  The last day to order a book is January 31st.

8th grade yearbook baby and friendship ads. The last day to order an ad is January 15th.

Order yours at

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2)      Choose your ad size and layout.

3)      Enter your text and upload your photos.


Jan. 20th is Science Saturday School with Ms. Byrd from 8-12

Description:  Students will complete artwork about themselves and act as archaeologists and anthropologists to determine how to find lost materials and then interpret what they find. Students will then make presentations to share what they think about these 'past' civilizations.

Click here for the Saturday School document


CUSD Workshop Tuesday, January 16th from 9:00am – 11:00am in the CUSD Board Room: The Coronado Unified School District will be holding a workshop to learn more about the newly released California School Dashboard.  We hope to see you there as we dive into California’s new state accountability system. 


Coronado SAFE 5th Annual Parenting Conference on January, 27th Conference Sign Up HERE


Attention 8th Grade parents - January 23 from 2 to 3 pm in the CHS Theatre: Students will attend a special one-hour look at CHS programs, and you are invited to join us.

To make the choices that are best for your freshman, you need to know what’s available.  At this one-hour event, you’ll find out about: For more information, see attachment.

  • CoSA – Coronado School of the Arts
  • CHS Elective Classes
  • CTE – Career Technical Education


On Friday, we learned the devastating news that CHS alumnus, inspiring community member and parent, and CMS and CHS Surf Team Coach Stan Searfus passed away while surfing this morning.  Stan was an incredibly influential mentor to many in Coronado and beyond, and our thoughts and condolences are with his family.  Students in need have access to our counselors and resources, and CMS and CHS Surf teammates are actively supporting one another.  We are grateful for Coach Searfus’ enduring investment in the lives of Coronado youth.  Thank you to Coronado SAFE for providing this link with resources for helping teens with grief:



Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                                                  


Jan 13                   Aladdin Kullmann Cultural Event

Jan 15-19             No Name Calling Week – activities during lunch

Jan 15                   Dr. MLK, Jr. Day No School

Jan 16                   Quarter 3 Grading period begins

                             6th Grade Camp payment due

                            Team SAFE during lunch

Jan 18                   PTO Meeting 9:00 am Library

                            7th Grade Medieval Times Field Trip

                            Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Jan 19                   Fire Drill per. 6

Jan 20                   Saturday School with Ms. Byrd

Jan 22                   Choices Begins

                              6th Grade Camp medications due to school nurse

Jan 23                   COSA/CHS electives Preview for 8th graders 2-3 pm @CHS – parents welcome

Jan 25                   IPA/Choir Disneyland Field Trip

Jan 26                   Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Jan 27                   MTCA Mega Rehearsal

Jan 29- Feb 2         6th Grade Camp

Jan 29-Feb 16         Pasta for Pennies Drive

Jan 30                   Semester Awards presented in period 1



Feb 2 – Feb 4      APA attends MTCA Fullerton College

Feb 3                    Saturday School

Feb 5 - Feb 23     Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Feb 5                    Family Math Night Granzer Hall 6:00-7:00 pm

Feb 6                    CMS Spelling Bee at 3:15 in Granzer Hall

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

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

Feb 8                    Keith Hawkins Assembly @ CHS Theater - Double Period 1

                           Keith Hawkins Parent Event at 5:30-6:30 in Granzer Hall

                            Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 12                  Lincoln Day No School

Feb 14                  PTO We Love Our Staff Supplies

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

Feb 15                  Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 16                  Fire Drill per. 2

                            ASB Dance

Feb 19                  Washington Day No School

Feb 20                  Choices Ends 3pm

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


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke


Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal