Principal Weekly Update February 1-5, 2016

Posted by: Karin Mellina 5 years, 2 months ago

Principal Weekly Update February 1-5, 2016

February 1, 2016

I hope you had a super weekend!

This week’s Mindset quote: “Take risks. If you win, you’ll be happy. If you lose, you’ll be wise.”

Information and Events:

February 1 – 19: Pasta for Pennies, Character Service Learning:  CMS joins schools across our nation in supporting the Olive Garden’s 20th-annual Pasta for Pennies program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.   Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among children and young adults under the age of 20.  Over 12,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year –equivalent to two classrooms of children diagnosed each day. Sadly, this disease will claim the lives of over 2,000 children every year.  There is an estimated 13 billion dollars of spare change lying about in America’s households, cars, etc.  Please help us support this important cause and donate today.  


Coronado School of the Arts: CoSA Application 2016-2017 Click Here In addition to the application, students will need to submit a transcript and attendance report. Students may request these documents from Mr. Crooker or Mrs. Joy, and they will be available the next day.

February 5, 2016

Application Deadline – Early Decision (Applications received after February 5 will be reviewed on a space-available basis.)     

February 27, 2016

Audition/Portfolio Review Day (specific time assigned to each student)            

March 11, 2016                                                                                         

CoSA sends notice of Acceptance status (on or around this date)                    

April 5, 2016                                                                                             

Due Date for Student Acceptance of Offer to Join CoSA                                   


Ceremony for the Re-Dedication of the Christa McAuliffe Space Shuttle Challenger Plaque

When and Where: February 1, 2016 at 3:30 in front of CMS.

On February 3, 1988, the plaque was dedicated and placed on the original CMS campus in memory of Christa McAuliffe, the aunt of a former CMS student. The plaque has recently been placed on our campus, and we’re looking forward to remembering this important historical day. Our special guests will be Mayor Casey Tanaka, Mr. William Burns, and Superintendent Jeffrey Felix. All are welcome.


Kindness Challenge: The Great Kindness Challenge was a school-wide success.  Let’s continue to encourage our students to reach out to others and act out with kindness!

Have a terrific week!

Kind regards,


Karin Mellina, M.Ed.

CMS Principal


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