Triton News

Coronado Middle School - January 18-22, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: "The time is always right to do what's right." Martin Luther King, Jr.

January Key: Failure Leads to Success

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Jan 18 MLK, Jr. Day - No School

Jan 19 CHS and CoSA Preview Night for 2021-2022 9th Graders CoSA Preview Night 6:00pm

Jan 20: Inauguration Day

Lunch activity for students and staff One of a Kind zoom Password: CMSNNCW

Jan 21

Jan 22: Lunch activity for students and staff Fishing for Kindness zoom Password: CMSNNCW

It's No Name Calling Week

This goal of this week is to promote dialogue and activities to stop bullying, social cruelty and name-calling in our school and community. Please encourage your students to join us for the lunch activities this week. (links above)

End of Semester 1: Thursday, January 28, 2021 is the last day of the semester. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Semester 2: Phase 4 targeted to begin February 1st: A detailed outline of information will be provided later this week in a special Triton News update.

Phase 4 Schedule:
  • Please note the NEW schedule and start time of 8:05 am. (Schedule link below)
  • Phase 4 schedule will begin upon return to campus.

Link: Superintendent Mueller's Message Jan. 15, 2021

Important Reminders

CMS is participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a health and well-being survey for 7th graders administered in partnership with the California Department of Education. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, evaluate programs that address student needs, and shape needed services. The survey is designed to gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment.

For further information, you are also encouraged to visit the California Healthy Kids Survey website at and to review the survey and see the frequently asked questions. Please email CMS counseling office at only if you do NOT wish your child to participate in the survey. The survey will be administered to 7th graders during T3 on January 25, 2021.

CoSA- CHS Coronado School of the Arts

Attention 8th Grade Parents/Guardians:

CoSA is hosting two Zoom events in the new year.

  1. CoSA Preview Night on January 19 at 6:00 PM for all prospective applicants and families.

Applications are available here 2021-22 CoSA Applications

  • Application materials are due by February 8. 2021.

More information can be found at

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Attention 8th Grade Families - Yearbook Recognition Ads are Available

The last day to purchase an 8th grade recognition ad is Jan. 29. For an Ad click HERE

Jan. 29 is also the last day to personalize your yearbook purchase. Buy a book HERE

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

To purchase your ad, follow the ad content guidelines and instructions below. Yearbook publisher, Jostens, is managing all yearbook ad sales. Please do not contact or send materials to CMS.

All orders must be placed by January 29, 2021.


1/4 page = $90

1/8 page = $45

IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at

  1. Choose your ad size and layout.
  2. Enter your text and upload your photos.

Important information about Yearbook Recognition Ads

  • Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Ex. remove any explicit text, graphic photos or copyright-protected imagery or photos.
  • Color photographs uploaded for black-and-white ads will appear in black and white.
  • We will make every effort to use your layout and text as indicated. A proof will not be provided and no changes can be made after purchase.
  • For the ad to appear in the yearbook, your ad must be purchased by the order deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How are the ad prices determined and what is the money used for? Ad prices are determined by school. The revenue from recognition ads helps support our yearbook and keep it affordable for everyone.
  2. How is the ad deadline determined? The ad deadline is set by our school based on the production schedule for the yearbook.
  3. Can I create my student’s ad on my mobile device? Yes, you can design your recognition ad on a mobile device using the free ReplayIt app. Available for download from the Google Play and Apple App store.
  4. Can I send my materials to the school? No, please do not send your materials to our school. Our school has selected Jostens to assist with our ad program.
  5. Please call the customer service number (800-358-0800) if you have questions or need assistance in creating your ad.

More questions? Call Jostens at (800) 358-0800.

Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

Yearbook is looking for photos of YOU!! We are sponsoring a photo contest - the person who submits the photo selected by the yearbook staff as the most creative, fun or silly photo of an individual or group will win a gift card to a Coronado business. Be sure the photo is school appropriate

    The Surfer Yearbook Staff is currently looking for the following photos for the yearbook:

  • Doing a hobby that you have done your entire life or that you picked up because of the pandemic
  • Participating in an event that changed drastically due to COVID - like a virtual running race
  • New Year's Eve /Winter Break Photos (skiing, hiking, at the beach)
  • Playing sports/practicing sports
    1. 1. Photos of you THEN and NOW.

      · One NOW

      · One photo of you when you were in elementary school (at least 2 years in between)

      · Must be JPG photos

      · Submit via Replay it (see below)

      · In captions add: Student Name, Student Grade, and the DATE of photo

      2. Relative Photos

      · Twins, Triplets

      · Brothers and sisters

      · Cousins, parents, aunts, and uncles who go to CMS or who work here

      We are also planning a Tribute for Mr. Donnie and are looking for messages from students and staff to include on the page. Here is the Google Form:

      We are accepting photos through the submission site all year.

      Thank you for all of your support!

      2020-2021 Surfer Yearbook Staff


      LOG ON TO:

      Enter Login ID: 415467883

      • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
      • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
      • Click “Upload Chosen Images."
      • It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!


Haven't joined PTO yet? Click on the link.


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!


All links and more information can be found on our CMS Triton’s Page:

Tuesday: Check out the CMS Triton’s Page for an Intro to NNCW

Wednesday: One of a Kind Lunch Station with our Counselors

Thursday: Share out how to be an Upstander on our CMS Triton’s Page Discussion Board

Friday: Fishing for Kindness Lunchtime Activity

Kindness Week is January 25th-28th!

Monday Jan 25th- Kick off Kindness Week on the CMS Triton’s Homepage

Tuesday Jan 26th- Team Kindness Day! Wear your favorite team’s jersey or merch!

Wednesday Jan 27th- Brighten Up with Color! Wear a bright color shirt!

Thursday Jan 28th- Wear Red for Kindness!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President


Messages from CMS Counselors

We're here for you! Students can visit our PowerSchool page to find resources and /or reach out to us!

Jan 18-22, 2021 is No Name Calling Week

This goal of this week is promote dialogue and activities to stop bullying, social cruelty and name-calling in our school and community. This year’s #KindnessInAction is geared at promoting positive change in school climates students and educators across the country are encouraged to create artwork using the theme of #KindessInAction. The art contest deadline is 2/15/21 and is called Creative Expressions: more info at

Zoom lunch activities this week include the following:

Wednesday. 1/20/21: One of a Kind zoom Meeting ID: 860 8198 0571 Passcode: CMSNNCW

Friday 1/22/21: Fishing for Kindness zoom Meeting ID: 849 9377 4600 Passcode: CMSNNCW

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a health and wellbeing survey administered online in partnership with the California Department of Education. CUSD participates in the survey every 2 years and this year the survey will be administered to 7th graders ONLY during T3 on January 25, 2021.. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment. If you do not want your child to participate, please email

East Coast Trip 2022

Hello 7th grade Coronado Middle School families!

Planning has already begun, and I am thrilled to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Next year’s trip will take place during the 2021-2022 school year over Spring Break. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school-sponsored trip.

You can register now for our 2022 8th Grade East Coast Trip. Here's what you need to know:

Sign Up By 2/01/2021 – register now and SAVE!

Deposit Amount: $49 (non-refundable) – This is a special, reduced deposit amount for signing up prior to


How to Sign Up:

● Online at

(use Trip ID#192680 to sign up)

● By phone – call WorldStrides’ Customer Service

Team at 1-800-468-5899

●By mail - information in PDF linked above.

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions.


Ananda Dejarnette, M.Ed.

8th Grade History Teacher

History Department Lead Teacher

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

CMS Library


It’s easy to browse, check out, and hold books through Classlink! Once you sign in, click the Follett icon and you will have access to the CMS library catalog. Once a book is put on hold, Mrs. Pettit will bag your books for pick up. Book pickups and returns will be on Wednesdays, ONLY for safety purposes, and can be obtained between 8 am-3 pm at the F. Street entrance of the middle school.

PLEASE NOTE: Books that are catalogued as YA (Young Adult), will require a guardian signed permission slip. If you are a returning CMS student and already had one of these filled out last year, you are good to go! However, all incoming 6th graders and new students will need this form completed at the time of pick up. Permission forms can be printed or emailed to Mrs. Pettit.

If you have any questions concerning the YA form, or how to access books through our Follett system, please email Mrs. Pettit at:

Megan Pettit

CMS Library Technician

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Coronado SAFE

  • Coffee Talk: Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    (click here to register)

    Monday, January 25th 6:30-8:00pm

    Utilizing evidence-based strategies and research, Positive Discipline, sets the groundwork for communication and discipline with the understanding of child neuroscience.


    · Parenting Style that Helps Your Child into Adulthood

    · Understand Difference Between Discipline & Punishment

    · See Behavior as Communication

    · Tools and Strategies for Common Misbehaviors

  • Sign up for the monthly SAFE Parenting Tool Box at and take advantage of this great resource.
  • Game Club 3:30-4:30pm Coronado SAFE is providing a great place to take a break, connect with friends, and have fun! Link to info and Zoom: Virtual Game Club

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

CMS Military Student Lunch Bunch: Please Join us every Monday from 11:30 am-12:00 pm for some fun games and to meet military students like yourself!

Zoom Link:

Password: &7uG%2

I look forward to seeing all of you!

Warmly, Kristina Clancy MFLC

Kristina Clancy for Lisa F. Poli

MFLC- Military & Family Life Counselor for Coronado Middle School
Cell Phone: (619) 592-0821


MFLC's available to support our military students and families who may benefit from counseling services. We are here to support you during these challenging times!

Military Families Resources


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Programs is offering a new series of Parent Education Virtual Workshops for military-connected parents and professionals who work in support of military-connected children.

  • Math Activities at Home for Elementary Students: January 19, 9 am


  • Fostering a Love of Learning: January 20, 9 am


  • Strategies for Reluctant Readers and Children with Reading Difficulties: January 26, 9 am


  • Reading in Middle School: January 27, 9 am


Not available to attend the live webinar? Register at the links above to receive the recording.


Wednesday, January 27, 5-6 pm

The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Life.



Wednesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, & March 10, 4-5:30 pm

Outside the Lens has partnered with the FOCUS Project, to run a photography workshop for military-connected families. Workshops are open to veterans and active military families and couples.

  • Participants will need access to a phone camera, tablet camera or digital camera.
  • There will be a second virtual photography workshop series in April.
  • There will be a virtual gallery of the work available online after the exhibition.



As of April 2020, all DoD service members, civilian personnel, and all dependent family members (kindergarten-college/adult) are eligible to use at no cost. If you've heard of but aren't sure how to create an account, or exactly how it works, here is a video to get you started: Have additional questions? Email at

Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


Coronado Schools Foundation



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Triton Shout Outs

Student to student, staff to student, student to staff. We love celebrating our Tritons!! To view all of the shout outs, click on the link. Triton Shout Outs on PowerSchool

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

January: Key of Excellence: Failure Leads to Success

Jan 25 Jan 29 Kindness Week

Jan 25 CA Healthy Kids Survey -7th grade T3

Jan 28 End of Semester 1

Jan 29 Non student day

Feb 1 Semester 2

Tentative Phase 4

Feb 3 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm See website for Zoom

Feb 5 Report cards mailed home

Feb 8 Lincoln Day No School

CoSA Apps Due

Feb 15 Presidents' Day No School

Feb 16-19 Spirit Week

Feb 18 CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm (Zoom)