CMS Principal Update: Sept.17-21, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 1 year, 2 months ago

CMS Principal Update: Sept.17-21, 2018

Dear Triton Families,


This week’s Growth Mindset quote: Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.”


This Week:

Sep 17     Live the 8 Keys of Excellence:  THIS IS IT

                Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

                PE Swim day

               Coronado SAFE Coffee Talk: Help your Kids Start the School Year Strong: Executive Functioning Skills with Mark Katz  8:30-9:30 am at the CUSD District Office 201 6th Street

               Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Sep 18     PE Swim day

               Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Sep 19     Student Photo Make Up Day     

                Yom Kippur

Sep 20      PTO Meeting 9 am CMS Library

                PE Swim day

                CMS Club Day at lunch

               Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Sep 21      Coronado 92118 Day


Welcome Mr. Shawn, CMS Campus Security Assistant: We’re happy to announce that Mr. Shawn will begin his duties on Monday, September 17th.  He comes to CMS with several years of experience in providing campus security at schools in San Diego County.  He will be maintaining the security of the campus and providing support to students and staff throughout the day.


Triton Time (TT):  This Monday marks our second Triton Time.  Period 1 will be extended so students and staff can take part in connection activities that strengthen our school community.  This week, we will revisit our team definitions of respect, discuss the importance of living the 8 Keys of Excellence, and connecting our Triton community through circle discussions!


Swim Week:  We’re excited for the return of our PE aquatics unit. Please see specific information below.


Student Photo Make Up Day: We know if your child did not have his/her photo taken at registration and will be sending them a reminder on Wednesday morning.


Parent Teacher Organization: Join us for our first meeting on Thursday at 9:00am in the beautiful CMS library.  Click here to JOIN  Password: CoronadoMS


Take a Veteran to School Day Committee: We need you! Volunteers are needed for our outstanding annual event! Please contact me at if you’re interested.


8th Grade East Coast Trip: Is your 8th grader interested in the Washington, D.C. and New York, NY Trip over Spring Break? (March 24-30, 2018) There are only 12 spots left .Come to the parent and student information meeting on Sept. 20, 2018 at 5:00pm in the CMS Library  Click here for more information


Garden Club – We’re looking for a couple of parents to run our Garden Club. Please let us know if you’re interested.


Coronado Schools Foundation: Get involved and help us continue to provide our students with incredible learning opportunities. Join the Hive 365.  Click here:  Don’t forget to purchase your tickets to the CSF Havana Nights Gala at the Hotel Del on October 20th, and/or make a donation to the auction!


YEARBOOK! There are ONLY 13 DAYS LEFT to buy a yearbook using the Back to School DISCOUNT!


8th Grade Yearbook Baby and Friendship Ads: are on sale.  This year, they MUST be purchased online and parents may create their own special messages. Space is limited and ads are sold on a first come first served basis.  click on the link “Recognition Ads”

Student Pick up: Please remember that if you need to pick up your child early, call the office in the morning so we can get a pass to him/her. This helps out office staff and will save you time!

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Sep 24                  8 Keys:  COMMITMENT

Sep 25                  6th Grade Camp Assembly 10:30-11:15 am Granzer Hall – Parents welcome

                            Thielman period 6 swim day

Sep 26                  Bus Evacuation training in PE Classes

Sep 27                  Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall


Oct 1                    8 Keys of Excellence focus for the month:  Student Photo Make Up Day

                           Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

                           PE Swim day

Oct 2                    PE Swim day

Oct 3                    Annual Presentation on Understanding and Recognizing Harassment: in science classes

Oct 4                    Thielman period 6 swim day

Oct 5                    Thielman period 6 swim day

                           Lockdown Drill per 6

Oct 6                    Coronado Fire Department Performance 10am- Performing Arts and Choir

Oct 9                    Thielman period 6 swim day

Oct 11                  PTO Meeting CMS Library 9 am

                              Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall

Oct 14                  CoSA Fall Into the Arts Event

Oct 18                  LATE START THURSDAY – students arrive at 9:45

                          The Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill 10:19 am

                         CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm at the District Office

Oct 22                  Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

Oct 25                  Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall

Oct 26                  Grading Quarter 1 Ends


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

Dear Parents: 

All PE classes (except Mr. Thielman’s 6th pd. class) will swim on the following days:

Monday 9/17, Tuesday 9/18, Thursday 9/20, Monday 10/1 , Tuesday 10/2.

Mr. Thielman’s 6th pd. class will swim on the following dates due to pool availability:

Monday 9/24, Tuesday 9/25. Thursday 10/4, Friday 10/5, & Tuesday 10/9

Students are responsible for bringing their swim suit and a towel in a plastic bag, daily. There is no locker space dedicated for wet clothing.  

Since we are swimming during school time, students must be modestly covered.  Swimsuit requirements:

  • Students must wear actual swimsuits.  No cotton clothing is allowed as cotton clogs the pool filters.  
  • Girls need to wear a one piece bathing suit.  A two piece suit can be worn, but must be covered by a rash guard.  Girls may wear board shorts over their suits, if they wish.
  • Boys need to wear swim trunks or board shorts. Boys may also wear rash guards.
  • Students are encouraged to bring goggles.
  • Students with shoulder length or longer hair need to wear it tied back or wear a swim cap.
  • Please label all towels, clothes and items!  

Students will be working on Aquatic Safety Skills, improvement of basic swimming strokes, as well as cardiovascular fitness. The pool is fully staffed with qualified lifeguards and water safety instructors on deck.

Students unable to swim due to illness or injury must bring a parent note to be excused.

*Students missing swim days will be expected to makeup swim days.


Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.