Cavalier Newsflash

Work HARD! Dream BIG! Believe in YOURSELF! Never GIVE UP!

Volume 2 - Issue 18 - December 9, 2019

Message from the Principal

Good evening Cavaliers,

I hope you all had a good weekend and enjoyed the rain. Winter is here and we only have two more weeks of school before Winter break. This week will be our last "full" week of classes before we begin our End of Course Exams (Finals). Please make sure to talk to your students about their current grades and if they are struggling, reach out to their teachers for help. The week of 12/16 through 12/20 we will have a modified schedule with minimum days on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday to accommodate for finals.

As we approach the Winter Holidays, it is important to keep in mind that this can be a very stressful time for many families. It's during these times that people may experience grief and sorrow as they remember a loved one who has passed away. Families might feel added financial stress due to the Holidays and not being able to provide. The National Alliance on Mental Illness recommends using Mindfulness activities to help with the added stress and anxiety of the holidays. Check out the following link for resources on Mindfulness from the University of Southern California, and also check out the short video below on what Mindfulness is:

Thank you for your hard work, dedication and remember;

At CVM we work HARD, we dream BIG, we believe in OURSELVES and we never, ever , GIVE UP!

Julio C. Alcalá


Chula Vista Middle School

What is Mindfulness?

Assistant Principal's Corner

Nutrition Break Supervision - TEAM 2!

Team 2 please be at your supervision posts this week during nutrition break.

Thank you!

Mr. Casas

Safety Drill - Clear Room!

Awesome job last week during our clear room drills! Due to the rain, we did have to reschedule some of the buildings. We have rescheduled the clear room drills for the R's, 1100's and 2500's for this upcoming Thursday during the last five minutes of period 1.

Thank you!

Mr. Casas

Holiday Sing and Winter Orchestra Concert!

Come out and enjoy the sounds of the Holidays performed by our very own SCPA students. This Tuesday at 6:30 pm, our Choir students will be performing at the Holiday Sing Concert at Olympian High School. On Wednesday evening, our Orchestra students will be performing at Chula Vist High School at 6:30 pm. Hopefully you can come out and enjoy the shows!

School Site Council Meeting

We will have our last School Site Council meeting of the semester this Tuesday December 10th at 3;30 pm. We will meet in the Parent Center (403).

Turkey Trot

We will have our annual Turkey Trot this Wednesday! Don't be a turkey and miss this great event.

SCPA Winter Band Concert!

Congratulations to Mr. Llamas and our amazing Beginning and Advanced Band students for putting on a great concert this past Friday. It's awesome to see all the time and effort come together and turn into a great show!

Go Cavaliers!

End of Course Exam Scheddule

As we near the end of the semester, please take note that the week of December 16 through December 20 we will have a special schedule due to End of Course Exams (Finals).

12/16 Monday - Minimum Day - Finals Period 1 & 4

12/17 Tuesday - Minimum Day - Finals Period 2 & 5

12/18 Wednesday - Minimum Day - Finals Period 2 & 6

12/19 Thursday - Regular Day

12/20 Friday - Minimum Day - Last Day of Fall Semester


Monday 12/9
  • MS Principal's PLC @ CPM

Tuesday 12/10

  • RP Advisory - Circles
  • SSC Meeting in the Parent Center @ 3:30pm
  • Holiday Sing Concert at Olympian HS @ 6:30pm

Wednesday 12/11

  • Turkey Trot
  • Winter Orchestra Concert at CVHS @ 6:30pm

Thursday 12/12

  • RP Advisory - Achieve 3000
  • Clear Room Drill - R's, 1100's & 2500's

Friday 12/13

  • Early Release - Students out at 1:25pm
  • PLC Meetings (Math, Science, Social Science, ELA, Electives)

Saturday 12/14

  • Saturday Academy

Focus on our Mission

The mission of Chula Vista Middle School (CVM) is to ensure that each student is provided with the skills to be college and/or career ready. Therefore, it is important that our students fulfill their potential towards success. We expect students at CVM to be active learners and we encourage them to participate in our special academic support and after-school programs.

Three Pillars to Support Success

This year we will COMMIT to maintaining a school-wide focus on the following three pillars to achieve our mission:

  1. Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
  2. ELD Strategies Across the Curriculum
  3. Purposeful PLC Collaboration

For the Common Good

We Are CVM!

Chula Vista Middle Cavaliers