Principal Update for September 25-29, 2017

Posted by: Karin Mellina 3 years ago

Principal Update for September 25-29, 2017

September 24, 2017

Dear Triton Families,


This week’s Growth Mindset quote: “Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.”

Oscar Wilde

This Week’s KEY: Failure Leads to Success

Sep 25                  8 KEYS of Excellence:  Failure Leads to Success Week

                           Jr. Optimist Meeting Room 201 3:05-3:20 pm

Sep 27                  Chess Club 1:25 pm - 1:55 Granzer Hall

Sep 28                  PTO Meeting 9-10 am Library

                            Magazine Drive Tornado of Cash at lunch

                            Cotillion 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Sep 29                  Yom Kippur at sundown


Things to Know!

The CMS Family is thrilled to welcome back Assistant Principal Falar this Tuesday.

PTO Meeting:  Did you know that the CMS PTO provides student scholarships for field trips?  This is just one of the many ways that your PTO involvement supports CMS students and staff! Please join PTO.  We need YOUR support!      Click Here to JOIN CMS PTO  The first meeting is this Thursday at 9:00am in the CMS Library.  We hope to see you there.

MAP Testing:  Students completed the math portion last week and will begin reading this week. This formative assessment is not part of your student’s grade.  The data is used to inform instruction and student growth.  To learn more about MAP, please visit our website. MAP Information Link

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!


Yearbook! This is the LAST WEEK to buy your child a yearbook with the back-to-school special price. Go to to order today! Prices go up October 1st!


Messages from ASB and President Luke Chisholm:

Magazine Drive: Now through Friday, September 22: It’s the last week for our Magazine Drive! Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming to an end. This Thursday ASB will be giving out a cash box for every student who has sold 3 more magazines! Every student who sells 7 more magazines will get to enjoy the Tornado of Cash! Visit  The school/group name is CORONADO MIDDLE SCHOOL.  Our school’s code is CORONADO.    For questions, please contact our ASB Adviser, Mr. Kevin Ramirez.

Our Fun Friday Limbo Luau was a great success! We are looking forward to bringing more Fun Friday games, music, and activities to our Tritons all year!


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                        


Oct 2                    8 KEYS of Excellence:  This is It!

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 Out to Students

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

                            School Photo Make Up Day/

 Oct 5                   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

Oct 10                  Islander Youth Theater Company 3:30-5:00 pm Granzer Hall

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

Learn more about The 8 Keys of Excellence Here

KCMS 8 Keys of Excellence Video


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal