CMS Principal Update: October 17-21, 2016

Posted by: Karin Mellina 4 years, 4 months ago

CMS Principal Update: October 17-21, 2016

October 16, 2016

Dear Triton Families,

This week’s Growth Mindset quote:  “Do not underestimate yourself by comparing yourself to others.  It’s our differences that make us unique and beautiful.”

We are all uniquely abled

Things to Know!

Oct 17-21         Abilities Awareness Week Learn more HERE

                              Teddy Bear Collection Drive for Rady Children’s Hospital

Oct 20             PTO Meeting Library 9 am in the CMS Library

                     National Shakeout Earthquake Drill at 10:19 am

                            CUSD Board Meeting 4 PM at District Office

                      Cotillion, 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Oct 21             CMS United Day - Wear Blue

                     Grading period ends quarter 1                           

Oct 24 – 28      6th Grade Camp

Grading Period 1 ends on Friday, October 21: Please remember that although the grading period ends on Friday, teachers are still in the process of scoring work until Thursday, Oct 27th. Final/official progress report grades will be available for viewing on Synergy on Friday October 28th.

Parent Teacher Conferences are November 2-4: We look forward to meeting with parents and students during this time and encourage your child to attend this important meeting.   Because teachers have 100+ students, we request you only schedule conferences with specific teachers in classes where your child is struggling academically.  This year, parents will sign up online through a link that will be posted on our website as well as on each teacher’s PowerSchool/Haiku page.  I will be providing you with this link information later this week.

6th Grade Camp is Next Week! Monday morning, 10/17/16, 6th grade parents will receive a final email with important camp information.  You can also view it along with the packing list and other information by clicking on this link.

Attendance Policy and Saturday School:Please take a few minutes to look over the revised attendance policy and Saturday School opportunities at

 Butter Braid Breads are Back! </>Students will be bringing home information and order forms for this PTO sponsored fundraiser.  If you've never had Butter Braid, you don't want to miss out! Order these delicious breads just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!

Winter Sports registration is now open for the following sports: Girls Softball, Girls Cheer, Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, Coed Golf, Coed Yoga (register under Fitness), Coed Strength and Speed (register under Fitness). Basketball and Soccer have limited numbers, so please register early! All sports require online registration, participation fees and signed online confirmation page. Fall sport participants do not need to resubmit sports physicals, all new participants must submit a sports physical. Visit to register. Please be sure to select Coronado Middle School as your school in the registration process.


Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - SEPAC: Tuesday, October 18th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at ECDC Multipurpose Room.  Read more HERE and RSVP to hear from clinical counselors about students stress and strategies to support your child.   



CMS BOOK FAIR is October 27-November 4: Connie LeFever is looking for some volunteers.  Please click on the link to sign up. Book Fair VOLUNTEERThe book fair is open from 7:45 to 3:30 SHOP ONLINE HEREScholastic returns 50% of the sales for purchasing books for teachers and the library.


Girl Scout Troop 5548 is collecting gently used HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: Drop off your costumes in the CMS front office until November 4th.



Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:



Oct 27                          Cotillion, 7:30-8:30pm

Oct 28                          Butter Braid Order forms due for 7th and 8th grades

Oct 27-Nov 4                  Book Fair

Oct 31                          CMS Swim Day

                                   Butter Braid Order forms due for 6th grade

                                  Choices Begins



Nov 1               CMS Swim Day

Nov 2               Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15

Nov 2                 Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

Nov 3               Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15

Nov 3               CMS Swim Day

Nov 4               CMS Swim Day

Nov 4               Parent Teacher Conferences 1:45-3:15

CMS Dance 5:30-7:30

Nov 5                 Saturday School 8:00-12:00

CSF Benefit Auction @ Hotel Del

Nov 8               Bike Rodeo/Skills Course Both Lunches

                       Butter Braid delivery

Nov 9                 Bike Safety during PE classes

Military Spouses Meeting  8:30-9:30 am Conference Room

                           Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

Nov 10                         Take A Vet to School Day

                          Cotillion, 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Nov  11                        Veteran’s Day No School

Nov 16                         Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

For the Love of Music Granzer Hall 6-8 pm

Nov 17                         PTO Meeting Library 9 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4 PM at DO

ISF-End of Fall Season Ice Cream Social 5:30-7pm

Nov 21-25         Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 30                         Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal


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