CMS Principal Update March 5-9, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 years ago

CMS Principal Update March 5-9, 2018

March 4, 2018


Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for March 5-9, 2018

It’s Coronado Schools Foundation Telethon Week!!!!

Please join us at CHS on Thursday, March 8th from 4:30-9:00pm

Support our students and STEAM programs!


This week’s Growth Mindset quote: "Don’t be sorry. Be Better” Keith Hawkins

Remember the power of INTEGRITY



Mar5-9                9th grade registration meetings continue

Mar 5                   CUSD and Community Safety Forum 6:00pm-7:30pm at CHS Library

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                   Coronado Schools Foundation Annual Telethon 4-9pm @ CHS  

Mar 9                   Lockdown Drill per. 6


Lockdown Drill: Friday, March 9 at 1:00pm: CMS continues to be committed to holding monthly safety drills, and we will have our second lockdown drill of the year this Friday. Students will be informed via KCMS broadcast on Friday morning, and teachers will review the procedures and information that students have been trained to put into action if needed. Law enforcement will be present to support us and provide feedback. I will be contacting you via email following the drill.  We encourage you to reach out to us should you have questions or concerns.



Students are asked to wear a white shirt and long dark pants or jeans. BRING sports jerseys to wear for team photos and any club shirts needed for the group photo (band, choir, APA, KCMS, Yearbook and any

others that may have shirts). There will be no picture make-ups.  


8th GRADE: The photo will be taken 7th pd. (12:50pm at CHS).  Eighth grade students with Hybrid PE will need to go to the CHS gym.  Purchasing information to come.


Math Tutoring:  CMS is happy to add an additional day for tutoring.  All students are welcome, however each day will have a specific grade level focus.

Mondays: room 204 Ms. Grimes 8th grade focus

Tuesdays: room 205 Mrs. Sadikeen 6th grade focus

Thursdays: room 209 Mr. Schumeyer: 7th grade focus


CMS Performing Arts Presents Bye-Bye Birdie: Tickets are on sale now!  You can purchase them at  Cost is $10 plus service fee.  Seating is General Admission.

Performance dates: CHS Theater 650 D Avenue

Friday, March 16 6:00pm Cast B
Saturday, March 17 2:00pm Cast B

Saturday, March 17  6:00pm Cast A

Sunday, March 18 2:00pm Cast A


8th Grade Promotion:  8th grade promotion events permission slips will be sent home on Wednesday.  For more information, please visit the website 2018 Promotion Information Link


6th Grade Parents: On Tuesday, March 13, your child will be taking part in a program called "Drug Store," which is put together by Coronado SAFE and held at the Coronado Middle School.

Drug Store is a dramatic, experiential program that takes students on a journey through the natural consequences of poor choices with regards to drugs and alcohol. This community-wide event involves more than 100 volunteers including parents, DEA agents, police officers, EMTs, lawyers, judges, therapists, ministers, and more! Watch this powerful KCMS produced video which gives you a firsthand look into the program


5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Tuesday, March 13th  Drug Store Debrief & Round Table Discussion (Parents only)

CMS Granzer Hall

Join us for discussion & to receive tips and tools to continue the conversation at home. You'll learn:

  • Reasons Why Kids Engage in Drug & Alcohol Use
  • Excuses & Empowering Your Kids to Say No
  • How to Encourage Your Kids to Talk About Drugs & Alcohol: Get the Conversation Going & Keep it Going
  • Risk Factors & How to Recognize Drug Use in Kids
  • Your Child Was Caught: Now What?

Join the Green Club: Join Amy Youngblood in the garden on Tuesdays from 3:15-4:00.  Whether you want to learn more about gardening, tend to the beautiful CMS garden, or just drop in!


Jazz Band:  CMS is excited to start an after-school jazz band after Spring Recess.  Rehearsal will be twice a week (days TBD) More information to come from Mr. Heinecke, VES,CMS and CHS Band teacher.


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:    


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

                            6th grade Drug Store Parent Event 6:00-7:00pm

Mar 14                 Jazz Band performs at lunch

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

Mar 15                 Electives forms for 18-19 go home - due on March 22

                              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 19-24              March Madness during lunch

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 22                 Elective Forms due to period 1 teacher

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



Apr 3                    Choices Begins

                              6th Grade Pool Day in PE

                             Green Team Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Apr 4                    National School Librarian Day, Paraprofessional Day

Apr 5                    6th Grade Pool Day in PE

Apr 6                    Application electives application due to teachers by 3:00pm

                             6th Grade Pool Day in PE

Apr 9-13              National Assistant Principals Week

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

Apr 11                  Military Spouses Meeting 8:30-9:30 Life in Balance: Relaxation and Stress Relief

                            Band and Choir Assembly for 5th Grade 9:45-10:15 am Granzer Hall

Apr 14                  Saturday School


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke


Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal