CMS Principal Update: September 4-7, 2018

Posted by: Karin Mellina 1 year, 9 months ago

CMS Principal Update: September 4-7, 2018

September 3, 2018

Dear Triton Families,

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Conversation is an exercise of the mind. Gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue.”


Things to Know!

This week’s focus: 8 Keys of Excellence:  SPEAK WITH GOOD PURPOSE

      Learn more about The 8 Keys of Excellence Here

Sep 3                    Labor Day No School

Sep 4                    Homework Club Begins at 3:15

                            CMS Garden Club 3:00-4:00  open to all students

Sep 5                    Robotics Club 1:30-3:30

Sep 6                    Military Spouse Meeting 8:30-9:30 Children and Moving: Challenges of changing schools                                                              Click here for more information

                             APA (Advanced Performing Arts) Parent Night 5:00-7:00 Granzer Hall

Sep 7                    Fire Drill at 8:10am

Sep 8                    6th Grade Camp Open House @ Camp Cuyamaca 10 am- 2 pm


Homework Club Starts on Tuesday, September 5th:  Homework Club takes place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the CMS Library. A certificated teacher is present to provide support, as needed. Students may come any or all days, but once they arrive, they must stay until 4:15. If a student needs to leave before 4:15, parents may pick up their student, provide a note in advance, or the supervising teacher and student may call parents for permission to leave.


Triton Time (TT):  We’re excited to have our first Triton Time of the year.  Period 1 will be extended so students and staff can take part in connection activities.  Tuesday’s TT will focus on defining respect and connecting our Tritons!


Parent Teacher Organization: Our wonderful PTO is dedicated to supporting the students and staff all throughout the year. We’re so grateful for all that they do to support field trips, scholarships, student activities, staff luncheons and much more! Please join PTO!

Click here to Join PTO  Click here to JOIN  Password: CoronadoMS For meeting information  PTO Info here 


Military Kids Club (MKC) The CMS Military Kids Club will meet on Mondays and Fridays during lunch. MKC is open to all military student. Students may bring a non-military friend to meetings if they wish. It's a great place to eat lunch together, meet some new people, engage in some activities, and check in with each other with our MFLC, Leslie Ray.


Student Pick up: If you need to pick up your child early, please call the office in the morning. This helps out office staff and will save you time!

Item Drop off: Homework/Classwork will be delivered to classrooms, when needed. All other items such as lunches, PE uniforms, and personal items will not be delivered during instructional time.  Students may come to the office to pick them up.


YEARBOOK! There are ONLY 27 DAYS LEFT to buy a yearbook using the Back to School DISCOUNT! Go to to order today!


ATTENTION: 6th Grade Parents:  6th GRADE CAMP is December 10-14, 2018.  Don't miss Camp Cuyamaca’s Open House on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018 from - 2:00 p.m. For all information on 6th grade camp visit

Coronado Schools Foundation: Get involved and help us continue to provide our students with incredible learning opportunities. Join the Hive 365.  Click here:


Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Sep 10                  8 Keys:  FAILURE LEADS TO SUCCESS

Sep 12                  World Character Day

Sep 13                  CUSD Board Meeting - CMS Site Update presentation 4:00pm

Sep 17                  8 Keys:  THIS IS IT

                            Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

                          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

Sep 19                  Photo Make Up Day; Staff Photo @ 1:45 pm         

Sep 20                  PTO Meeting 9 am CMS Library

                              CMS Club Day at lunch

Sep 21                  Coronado 92118 Day

Sep 24                  8 Keys:  COMMITMENT

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

Sep 26                  Bus Evacuation training in PE Classes

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


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal