Principal Update for October 2-6, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 years, 6 months ago

Principal Update for October 2-6, 2017

October 1, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

This week’s Growth Mindset quote:  “Someday is not a day of the week. Make the most of every moment”

This week’s Key:  This is it!

This Is It! is about focusing on NOW instead of later, or next week, or next month, or next year, or yesterday, etc., and making the most of it. A positive This Is It! attitude can make everything we do and every day productive, fulfilling, and fun.

Things to Know!

Oct 2                    8 KEYS of Excellence:  This is It!

                            Take a Veteran to School Day Planning Meeting CMS GoMac Lab at 2:00pm.  

Oct 2 -3                Performing Arts classes: Bye Bye Birdie auditions per 7 to 4 pm Granzer Hall            

Oct 4                    National Walk to School Day

                            Federal Survey Cards sent home

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

Oct 5                    Federal Survey Cards returned

                           Magazine Drive Final Prize Carnival at Lunch

Oct 6                    Lockdown Drill @ 2:45 pm

October 7-8           San Diego Maker Faire

Oct 8                    Fire Department Choir Performance 10 am – 2 pm

Oct 9                    Fall Holiday No School


Federal Survey Cards: They will be sent home on Wednesday, October 4th, and we need your support in filling it out and returning it with your child on Thursday, October 5th.  If you’d like more information on Federal Impact Aid and how these cards qualify our school to collect funding that supports educational programs for your child, please click on the link. Federal Impact Aid  Thank you for your timely support.


Take a Veteran to School Day Committee Volunteers needed for our outstanding annual event taking place on November 8th! There is a planning meeting on Monday, October 2nd in the CMS GoMac Lab at 2:00pm.  Everyone is welcome!


Lockdown Drill:  We will have our first lockdown drill on Friday at 2:45.  Throughout the school year we hold fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills to ensure the safety of our students and staff.  Students and families will be notified in advance about some of the upcoming drills, but please know that we will not give advanced notice for all.  CMS will send a message immediately following unannounced drills.


Save the Date! The CMS Wild West Book Fair is coming to the library on Friday, Oct. 20th -  Friday, Oct. 27th.  Checkout our home page for hours, daily activities, and online shopping opportunities.  The book fair is a major source of income for our CMS Library.  Scholastic offers up to 55% back from profits!  You can also purchase books for the library and classrooms.  Online sales begin October 14th.

Volunteers make a difference, and we need your help to pull off the best book fair ever!  Visit the Book Fair Page in PowerSchool Learning to sign up online.  The CMS Library page in Power School Learning has all the details.  Our librarian, Ms. Lefever, can be reached at 619-522-8921 ext. 3088 or email if you have any questions.  


ISF Winter Sports Registration will be opening on Friday, Oct. 6th, and close on Monday, Nov. 6th.  We offer several sports for the Winter Season.  Boys Basketball (48 students, 3 competition teams and one team intramural), Girls Soccer (36 students, two teams), and Boys Soccer (36 students, two teams) have registration caps due to limited gym and field space.  Team assignments are assessed and based on skill level of the participant.  Online registration will not hold your spot in these capped sports, you must complete and turn in the following to be confirmed in the sport:

1.  $200 participation fee 

2.  Signed confirmation page

3.  Sports Physical if you have not participated in a 2017 CMS Sport

These sports will be first come, first served.  Once all paperwork, fees and registration are received, your student will be confirmed. Please see our full list of sports offered for the Winter Season:  Co-Ed Golf, Boys Basketball, Girls Softball, Yoga, Strength and Speed, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Boys Rugby (24 minimum to run sport) ISF Registration Link

Messages from ASB:

ASB would like to thank everyone who helped to promote and participate in our Magazine Drive! This Thursday, during lunch, we will have our Carnival Games in Granzer Hall for every student who sold at least 5 magazines throughout the month of September! Thanks again for the support!

We are looking for chaperones for our first dance of the year! The dance will be on November 3rd from 5:30-7:00.  The theme will be 80’s Retro Rewind. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Chaperones will be selected by lottery. Thanks again!

October 13th is Pink Out Day! Let’s all show solidarity and wear Pink for cancer awareness!

Messages from Yearbook:

8TH Grade Parents! Eighth grade yearbook and baby ads are now on sale through December 15th. Please Click here to create your ad: CMS Yearbook AD   Ads are $45 for 1/8th page and $90 for 1/4 page. You must create your ad online this year. This is different from past years. Ads are sold on a first come first serve basis. Ads are a wonderful way to celebrate your child’s final year in middle school and passage into high school.


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:

Oct 11           Understanding and Avoiding Harassment Presentation in Science

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

Oct 12           Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Oct 13            PINK OUT Day

                     ASB @ Village Fall Festival 3:30-6 pm

Oct 14            Coronado Schools Foundation Dinner Auction at the Hotel Del Coronado

Oct 16             8 KEYS: Commitment

Oct 18            School Photo Make Up Day

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

Oct 19            Great Shakeout Drill @ 10:19 am

                      CUSD Board Mtg @4:00 District Office

Oct 20             Quarter 1 grading period ends

                       ASB Disney Youth Education Series Camp

Oct 23-27         Red Ribbon Wellness Week

Oct 23               Quarter 2 grading period begins

Oct 20-Oct 27     Fall Book Fair 7:45 am- 3:30 pm

Oct 24                Book Fair Event:  Wild West Dress Up Day-Photo Booth

Oct 25                Book Fair Event:  Bring Your Parent to Lunch Day

Oct 26                Book Fair Event: Wild West Pumpkins both lunches

                        Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Oct 27                Wear Purple to Stand up to Bullying

                        Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Oct 30               Choices begins

                        8 KEYS:  Ownership

Oct 31               Halloween treats provided by PTO

Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal 


Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal