Principal Update May 15-20, 2016

Posted by: Karin Mellina 3 years, 9 months ago

Principal Update May 15-20, 2016

May 15, 2016


Dear Triton Families,

Growth Mindset quote for the week: “Remember the power of YET. When you say, “I don’t get it,” I don’t know,” or “I can’t do this,” take a deep breath, and remind yourself to say:

“I don’t get it, YET,” “I don’t know, YET,” and “I can’t do it, YET”

Honoring a Hero: Last Friday was an extremely moving and powerful experience for our CMS and Coronado Community. As the motorcade for Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer Charles Keating, IV made its way down 6th Street, CMS students and staff stood with VES, SSES, CHS students and community members waving flags and holding signs to honor him and his family. As I watched my students stand in silence with their hands over their hearts and with unwavering attention, I was filled with pride and gratitude for the incredible respect they exhibited.  Thank you for teaching your children the importance of compassion and empathy. Please take a moment to have them share their feelings and thoughts with you, as I know many of them were deeply impacted by the event. 

Thank you to all of our military men and women who serve our great nation.

Online/Hybrid PE: If you’re interested in  CMS Hybrid PE 2016-2017, please click on the link for more information.

SEPAC: Click here for information about the May 17th panel discussion on special education inclusionSpecial Education Parent Advisory Committee


Library: Book check out ends this week.  Be sure to turn in any overdue books.


ATTENTION 6th and 7th Grade Parents:

8th Grade Promotion Dance Chaperones Needed: The planning for the 8th grade promotion is well underway, and we need chaperones for the promotion dance on June 9th from 6-9pm in the CMS quad. In the name of tradition, 8th grade parents may not attend the dance, therefore chaperone spots are available to 6th and 7th grade parents only. If you are an 8th grade parent, we may have some donation needs, as well as volunteer opportunities specific for 8th grade parents. Please contact Heather White: or Condra Mullins:  


ATTENTION 8th Grade Parents:

Knott’s Berry Farm trip is Thursday, May 19th.  Students must arrive at school no later than 7:15.  The buses will return around 6:00pm.

Promotion Information for PARENTS

Promotion Guidelines for STUDENTS

Purchase your 8th grade all class photo here

For any and all information about promotion click here: 8th-grade-promotion information

Please take a few minutes to talk with your child/children about appropriate use of social media and text/chat groups

Enjoy your week! 


Kind regards,


Karin Mellina, M.Ed.

CMS Principal

Perseverance, Patience, and Practice lead to Progress, not Perfection.

Upcoming Events


May 18                Library Book Check-out Ends

                         CMS Spotlight/Thespian Induction 6pm Granzer Hall

May 19                BYOD commitment forms due to the office

                         8th Grade Trip to Knott’s            

                         PTO Meeting 9-10 am Library

                        CUSD Board Meeting 4 PM at District Office

May 20                5th grade visit to CMS 9:15-11:00am

May 21                Newsies PA/APA 11-9pm

May 26                Band/Choir Spring Concert at 6pm Granzer Hall

May 30                Memorial Day – No School

May 31                Homework Club Ends

                              CMS Library closes



June 1                  Yearbook Distribution Party, 1:30-3pm in CMS Quad

June 7                  8th Grade Awards Assembly at 8:15 am in the CMS Quad

June 8                  8th Grade Promotion practice 9:00 am

                           7th grade beach day,

                           8th Grade Promotion and Party 5:00 pm-9:00 pm

June 9                  8th Grade Breakfast at 9:00am Granzer Hall

                          Last Day of School: student day ends at 12:00pm