CMS Principal Update: March 20-24, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 3 years, 11 months ago

CMS Principal Update:  March 20-24, 2017

March 20, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for -March 20-24, 2017

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Don’t be like most. Be like you.” Keith Hawkins


Mar 13-24         8th graders register for 9th grade - CHS Counselors at CMS

Mar 20              Grading period 4 begins           

Mar 22              Healthy Body Image presentation in Grade 6

                         Chess Club

Mar 23             CMS Choir presents  “Dig It” the Musical at 6:00-8:00 pm Granzer Hall

Mar 27-31        Spring Recess

Happy Spring:Our CMS Family wishes you a restful and enjoyable break. Thank you for your continued support of our Tritons!

Grading Period 3:  Final grades will be available on Synergy Friday, March 24th

Synergy Codes and 2017-2018 Registration: The registration process for 17-18 will require you to have an active Synergy ParentVUE login.  You will not be able to register your student without having an activated Synergy ParentVUE.

You should have received an email if your account has not been activated.  Please stop by the front office to pick up your Synergy parent account activation.  You will be asked to present a picture ID since Synergy houses personal and confidential information.  If you cannot stop by, please call Kimberley Junk at 619.522.8921 x 3096. 

NOTE: If you are in a two parent/guardian household, both of you have your own Synergy ParentVUE accounts.  Only one parent/guardian account is needed to login to register a student for school online.  You will, however, continue to receive reminder email messages to the email of the Synergy ParentVUE account that has not been activated due to the inactivated status in the system.     

Thank you, PTO!!  The staff enjoyed a delicious St/ Patty’s Day Luncheon.  Thank you to everyone who supports our staff and PTO.  You make a difference every day! JOIN PTO HERE

Thank you, SAFE Coalition, PTO and parents!! The 6th grade Drugstore event was a great opportunity for our students to learn about making healthy choices.  We appreciate your partnership.

Phones and earbuds: Please remind your children that phones and earbuds are not to be out on campus. Also, please refrain from texting your children during the school day.  Phones are to be turned off so as to not disrupt the instructional day. Phones and earbuds are only to be used during class time when approved by a teacher.


8th GRADE PROMOTION information and Field Level Seats: Please be sure to return the following forms:

*Correct name spelling for promotion

*Promotion and 8th grade breakfast permission and payment

If you’d like to purchase the 8th grade photo, click Purchase PHOTO

Click Here to purchase 8th grade field level seats

CLICK for ALL Promotion FORMS and INFO


Leadership/Application Electives: 6th and 7th grade students interested in leadership electives Completed applications are due to the office by 3:00pm on Tuesday, April 6.   Leadership offerings: ASB, KCMS, Advanced Performing Arts, Advanced Art, and Yearbook. 

Message from ASB: Our ASB will compile the names and create the bracket which will be on display outside of room 201! March Madness will take place on March 20th -24th lunches!

Saturday School: April 8, 2017

Earth Day Projects with Ms. Noonan

Time: 8am-12pm                      Location: Room 102

Part 1: Students will discuss Earth Day as well as make Earth Day projects.
Part 2: Study Hall: Students will bring work in order to complete make-up and/or current assignments.

Saturday School Form

Statewide Testing is coming up: Please mark your calendars with the following dates, and be mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8-10:30

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


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                    


Apr 3                Choices Begins

Apr 5                Application for Leadership Electives due

Apr 6-8             National Journalism Conference for Yearbook students

Apr 8                Saturday School

Apr 10              Swim Day

Apr 11-13         Auditions for APA & KCMS interviews at 3 pm

Apr 11              Swim Day

                        East Coast Trip Presentation for 2017-2018; 5:30-6:30 Granzer Hall

Apr 12                9:45-10:15 Band Choir Assembly for 5th graders in Granzer Hall

Apr 13              Purple Up Day

                        CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm  District Office

                        The Young Art Exhibition at Art Museum Balboa Park

Apr 14-17           Local Holidays

Apr 18               Swim Day

Apr 19               For the Love of Music Coffeehouse Night 5:30-8 pm Granzer Hall

Apr 20               PTO Meeting Library 9 am   

Apr 21               ASB Dance 5:30-7:30                                    

Apr 24              CAASPP Testing begins


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal   


Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

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