Principal Update for October 23-27, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 2 years, 5 months ago

Principal Update for October 23-27, 2017

October 22, 2017

Dear Triton Families,

This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Remember that triumph is just a little ‘umph’ added to a lot of try.” 

Things to Know:

Oct 23-27            Red Ribbon Wellness Week (RRWW)

                            Mon: Science classes present –“What’s your Natural High” program

                            Tues: Wear Red and National Mix It Up Day at lunch and Wellness Assembly

                            Wed:  Wellness activities/stations in quad

                            Thurs:   8 Keys of Excellence Day

                            Fri: Upstander Friday Wear Purple to stand up to bullying and cyberbullying

Oct 23                  Quarter 2 grading period begins

Take a Veteran to School Day Committee Meeting: 2:00pm in the GoMac Lab

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

                           Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Oct 27                  Kona Ice 2:00-4:00 pm

Oct 29                  Fall for the Arts at CHS 2:00pm-5:00pm Get your tickets Fall for the Arts

Nov. 1-3              Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.  Student day will end at 12:00pm on Nov. 2 & 3.

                              Modified Bell Schedule for November 2 and 3


It’s Red Ribbon Wellness Week:  Staff and ASB have organized fun and engaging lessons, activities, and an assembly to highlight the importance of making healthy choices, connecting with others, living the 8 Keys, and being an upstander. Thank you for continuing these conversations at home!

Parent Teacher Student Conferences are November 1-3:  Quarter 1 progress report final grades will be posted in SYNERGY later this week.  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. Please click the links for more information and to sign up for a conference. The online sign up link will also be posted on each teacher PowerSchool pages this week.

Parent Teacher Conference Information         Conference Sign Up Link


Take A Veteran to School Day| November 8th 7:20am – 10:00am: We are still looking for a few more Veterans and/or active duty men and women to join us for this celebration and speak in classrooms on November 8h CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS AND INFORMATION   Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address to Amy.


Veterans’ Breakfast. Students are invited to bring a veteran to breakfast on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:20am. You must RSVP to Rachel by November  IF YOU ARE A SPEAKER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RSVP for breakfast. Please volunteer or donate breakfast items.  We appreciate your help in making the year’s event a success! Donation/Volunteer Sign Up HERE


Messages from PTO:

       PTO Halloween Treats for Staff:  Please donate SIGN UP LINK "teacher supplies" such as tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes, etc. in lieu of candy for Halloween. Please drop off the items in the CMS front office.

        Join PTO!!!! We need your support to provide scholarships, activities and more to our students and staff.  Please Join this important and supportive group JOIN CMS PTO HERE


Messages from ASB:

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

        Triton Gear – Hats:  We’re excited to add our new CMS hat to our Triton gear! This hat may be worn on campus during break, lunch, and PE. Get yours NOW at  Triton Gear Store

We need your help! – If you’re interested in helping out teachers once a week by making copies in the CMS workroom, we would appreciate your support.  We will create a schedule that works for you! Please email me at


Saturday School: November 4, 2017 8am-12pm   

Class: Mixed Media Portraiture Activity

Teacher: Ms. Barto

Click here for Nov. 4th Saturday School Info


Girl Scout Troop 5548 is collecting gently used HALLOWEEN COSTUMES: READ More Here about the girls’ project, and support of the Monarch School. Drop off your costumes in the CMS front office until November 10th.

 SF Winter Sports, Register until Nov. 6thISF Registration Link

The CMS Wild West Book Fair continues until Oct. 27thSHOP online HERE


KCMS News Team is pleased to announce that their documentary, The Awful Truth, has been accepted into the Coronado Island Film Festival. The film will screen on Thursday, November 9, at 3:00pm. In the Black Box Theater at Coronado High School. See the Official Trailer here:

Fall for the Arts on October 29, 2017 2:00pm-5:00pm Come out and support the arts in our schools.  See the CMS Band, Choir, Performing Arts and more. Click on the link for more information Fall for the Arts

Coronado SAFE is offering a terrific Parent Support Group and a new Coffee Talk on Nov. 13th.  Click on the link for more information Coronado SAFE Events and Information


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:

Oct 30                  Choices begins

                              8 KEYS of Excellence:  Ownership

Oct 31                  Halloween treats provided by PTO



Nov 1- Nov 3      Parent Teacher Conferences

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

Nov 2                   Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Nov 3                   ASB Dance #1  5:30-7:00

Nov 4                   Saturday School

Nov 5                   Daylight Savings- Fall Back

Nov 8                   Take a Veteran to School Day

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

Nov 9-Nov 12     Coronado Island Film Festival Granzer Hall                            

Nov 10                 Veteran’s Day No School

Nov 13                 8 KEYS of Excellence: Flexibility

Nov 15                 Military Spouses Meeting at Silver Strand 8:30-9:30

Islander Sports Foundation Fall Ice Cream Social 5:30 - 7 pm

Nov 16                 PTO Meeting 9:00am

                              CUSD Board Mtg @4:00 District Office

Nov 20-24           Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 27                 8 KEYS:  Balance

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

Nov 30                 Late Start Thursday

Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall



Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke


Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal