CMS Principal Update: Nov.27-Dec.1, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 3 years, 4 months ago

CMS Principal Update:  Nov.27-Dec.1, 2017

November 26, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

Principal Update for November 27- December 1, 2017

This week’s Growth Mindset quote:  “Things turn out the best for people who make the best of how things turn out.” John Wooden


This Week’s Key: Flexibility

Be willing to do things differently. Recognize what’s not working and be open to change what you’re doing to achieve your goal.

8 KEYS of Excellence: Flexibility 

Nov. 27-Dec. 1     Annual  Rady's Children's Hospital Teddy Bear Drive.  

Nov 29                 Chess Club 1:25 pm - 1:55 Granzer Hall

Nov 30                 Late Start Thursday -10:00am School opens at 9:45am

                           Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Dec 2                    Artisan’s Alley 9am – 3pm

Dec 5                    6th Grade Camp Info assembly 10:20-11:15 Granzer Hall

Dec 9                    Dec.9 Saturday School with Mr. Ramirez link

Holiday Performances

Dec 6                    Choir performs @ The Hotel Del Coronado at 4:15pm

Dec 13                  Band and Choir Holiday Concert 6 – 8 pm


Thank you, PTO,  for the beautiful and delicious Thanksgiving staff luncheon.  The Triton staff always enjoy spending time together, and we thank you for giving us another opportunity to do so.

Message from CMS PTO: You can still order a Victorian Christmas Wreath for our PTO fundraiser.  Online sales are open until December 15 at - Use COUPON CODE: CORONACA004.

If you haven’t joined, we need your support.  PTO sponsors: field trips, 8th grade promotion, 6th grade Olympics, staff appreciation, student scholarships, and more.  Please click on the link and join today     I'M JOINING PTO


6th Grade Camp is January 29-February 2, 2018

  • There will be an information assembly about Camp on December 5, 2018 at 10:30a.m.-11:15a.m. in Granzer Hall. Parents are welcome to attend.
  • The registration and health forms will be sent home on November 28th and are due back on December 8th.
  •  Camp is $380 – if you would like to make a donation for student scholarships, please drop it off at the CMS front office.  We appreciate your support.  All Camp information can be found at this link.
  • Which Wich has generously supported 6th Grade Camp for many years with their annual Adopt-A-Camper Fundraiser.  On January 10, 2018, 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.


Annual Holiday Festival at Hotel Del Coronado: Don’t miss the CMS Choir Performance on

Wednesday, Dec. 6th 4:00-5:00pm. After the performance, guests are invited to get photos with Santa, dine, ice skate, and watch the ice show and fireworks display.

Saturday School on December 9, 2017 8:00am-12:00pm: Science Fun with Mr. Ramirez CMS_MASTER_AGREEMENT_FOR_SATURDAY_SCHOOL.pdf


Messages from ASB: *We will be selling spirit gear in our Pop Up Shop every Wednesday until winter break! We have awesome new shirts, joggers, and hats for sale! Or you can always order online at CMS SPIRIT GEAR


ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN Order your yearbook online, now through November 27, and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $250 Amazon gift card* - very handy for that holiday shopping.  Prices go up December 31st , and the last day to order a book is January 31st.


8TH GRADE YEARBOOK BABY AND FRIENDSHIP ADS ON SALE NOW! Yearbook baby and friendship ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones. This year, all ads are being sold online. They are less expensive than last year and provide more space.  Space is limited!

1/8 Page          $45

1/4 Page          $90                           Order here

Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                                                  


Dec 5                    6th Grade Camp info assembly 10:20-11:15 Granzer Hall

Dec 6                    Chess Club 1:25 pm - 1:55 Granzer Hall

                              Choir performs @ The Hotel Del Coronado 4:00pm Call, 4:45 pm Performance

Dec 7                    Intermediate Performing Arts Performance at 6pm in Granzer Hall

Dec 8                    6th Grade Camp Registration forms due

Dec 9                    Saturday School with Mr. Ramirez

                              Miss Mariah’s Music Recital 2 - 5 pm Granzer Hall

Dec 13                  Chess Club 1:25 pm - 1:55 Granzer Hall (Instructor Make-Up Day)

                          Band and Choir Holiday Concert 6 – 8 pm

Dec 14                  Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

                             CUSD Board Mtg @4:00 District Office

Dec 15                  PTO Holiday luncheon

                           Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Dec 18-Jan 2       Winter Recess



Jan 4                     Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Jan 8                     6th Grade Camp Medical forms due

Jan 10                   Which Wich Adopt A Camper Fundraiser

Jan 11                   Quarter 2 Grading Period Ends End of Semester 1

Jan 12                   No School for students – Teacher work day

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

Jan 22                   Choices Begins

                              6th Grade Camp medications due to school nurse

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


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke


Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal