Principal Weekly Update: October 31-November 4, 2016

Posted by: Karin Mellina 4 years, 4 months ago

Principal Weekly Update: October 31-November 4, 2016

October 30, 2016

Dear Triton Families,

This week’s Growth Mindset quote:  “When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a thousand wishes.  Perspective is everything” 

Oct 31-Nov 4    It’s Spirit Week!

                          Book Fair

                          Halloween Costume Collection for Girl Scouts


Oct 31              CMS Swim Day

                        Butter Braid form due for 6th grade

                        Choices Begins

Nov 1               CMS Swim Day

                        Line 6th St. for Chief Petty Officer Jason Finan

Nov 2               Parent Teacher Conferences 1:45-3:15

                        Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

Nov 3               Student School Day ends at 12:00pm

                        Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15

Nov 4               Student School Day ends at 12:00pm

                        Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:15

                        Kickoff Carnival Dance 5:30-7:30

Nov 5               Saturday School 8:00-12:00

                        CSF Benefit Auction @ Hotel Del


Oct. 27-Nov. 4: CMS Book Fair Shop Online Here.

 Oct 31              PTO Butter Braid Fundraiser form due for 6th grade Order Form

 Now thru Nov. 11: ISF Winter Sports Registration Register HERE

                                Now thru Nov.5: CSF Auction    Online Auction

It’s Spirit Week, and Friday is the first dance of the year - Kickoff Carnival!                

                               Help us celebrate by dressing up on the following days!

Monday: Orange and Black Day in Honor of Halloween! No Costumes

Tuesday: Wear Red, White and Blue

Wednesday: Western Wednesday! Yee Ha! 

Thursday: Music Shirt Mixer Day! Wear a shirt from your favorite band or artist

Friday: Disney Day! Celebrate the spirit of Walt Disney!

              5:30PM to 7:30PM   Kickoff Carnival Dance! Click here for info and Permission Slip


Kickoff Carnival Dance Chaperones: We are looking to have 6 parent chaperones for this special event!  5:00 pm check in for information - Granzer Hall. Dance ends at 7:30 pm. If you are interested in chaperoning, please email Kevin Paiz-Ramirez at by Tuesday November 1st at 3:00 PM.  Parents will be chosen through a lottery system. Thank you for the support! 

Parent Teacher Conferences are November 2-4: Please click here for more information and to sign up for a conference. Parent Teacher Conference Information  Reminder: Thursday and Friday are modified student days:  8:00am-12:00pm

Coronado Schools Foundation Auction and Gala: Tickets are still available for this fabulous event. Get your tickets online and join us in supporting our Coronado kids! The online Auction is now open for bidding. Check out all of the incredible items at


Grading Period 2: Please remember to periodically check your child’s grades on Haiku.


Chief Petty Officer Finan: We extend our deepest condolences and gratitude for his service and sacrifice to the family and command of Explosive Ordinance Disposal Chief (EODC) Jason Finan. CMS students and staff will line 6th Street at approximately 12:10pm on Nov. 1 to show our respect as the motorcade makes its way to Miramar National Cemetery for final interment.

Take A Veteran to School Day:Parents needed to volunteer and donate breakfast items  

Girl Scout Troop: Thank you for your Halloween costumes donations. Their goal is 100 costumes to make 100 kids happy this and next Halloween.  They are halfway there.  Help them reach their goal by November 4th when the costume drive ends.


KCMS is hosting a Halloween pumpkin contest on Monday.   Students may bring their carved pumpkins to be on KCMS on Monday, Halloween.  All pumpkins will be displayed in the library, and students may vote for the funniest, scariest, and most creative. Students must pick up their pumpkins after school to take them home for Halloween.   Winners will be announced on KCMS on Tuesday!


Lost and Found: Items have been out for the students to claim, and we still have lots left.  Stop by this week between 7:45a and 8:00m or after 3:00pm.  All unclaimed items will be donated to a needy cause on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm


Attention 8th graders: The deadline to sign up for the Washington D.C./New York trip has been extended to November 4th! We hope you can join us for this incredible, life-changing experience! There’s only a $99 deposit to sign up:

  • Online at
  • By phone – call the WorldStrides Customer Service Team at 800-468-5899
  • By mail – use the return envelope in your student invitation.

As a reminder, your trip dates are March 25 - 31, 2017 and your Trip ID # is 140705.

Contact Ananda Dejarnette at or (619) 522-8921 for more information.


Mark your calendars for upcoming dates:                                                                            

Nov 5              Saturday School 8:00-12:00

                       CSF Benefit Auction @ Hotel Del

Nov 7               Swim Day

Nov 8               Swim Day

                         Bike Rodeo/Skills Course at lunch

                         Butter Braid Pick up

Nov 9                Bike Safety during PE classes

                         Military Spouses Meeting  8:30-9:30 am Conference Room

                         Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

Nov 10              Take A Vet to School Day

                          Cotillion, 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Nov  11              Veteran’s Day No School

Nov 16              Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

                          For the Love of Music Granzer Hall 6-8 pm

Nov 17               PTO Meeting Library 9 am

                         CUSD Board Meeting 4 PM at DO

                         ISF-End of Fall Season Awards and Ice Cream Social 5:30-7pm

Nov 21-25         Thanksgiving Recess

Nov 30              Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer



Dec 1                 Cotillion, 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Dec 2                 Last day of Choices

Dec 3                Artisan’s Alley 9-3 pm

Dec 7                 Chess Club 1:20-2:00 Granzer

                          Band/Choir to sing at Hotel Del Coronado 4pm

Dec 8                 Performing Arts:  Pantomime Show Granzer Hall 6-8 pm

Dec 10               Saturday School                 

Dec 13                Band/Choir Winter Concert Granzer Hall 6-7 pm

Dec 15               PTO Meeting Library 9 am

                          CUSD  Board Meeting

                          Cotillion, 7:30-8:30 Granzer Hall

Dec 19-Jan 2     Winter Recess


Kind regards,

Karin and Brooke

Karin Mellina, M.Ed., Principal                                            

Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

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