Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School February 10-14, 2020

This week's mindset quote: “If you’re interested, you’ll do what’s convenient.

If you’re committed, you’ll do whatever it takes.”

February’s Key of Excellence is Commitment

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

ASB Valentine Gram Fundraiser

Feb 10 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Feb 11 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Band/Choir Boosters Meeting 5 pm Granzer

Feb 12 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Feb 13 PTO -School Supplies for staff

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00-5:00 @ D.O.


Feb 14 Happy Valentine's Day

Feb 14 and 17 - NO SCHOOL -Presidents' Day

PowerSchool: Please remember to periodically check your child’s grades on PowerSchool. Reminder: Teachers have between 100 and 160 students, therefore it takes time to grade assignments and post grades. We appreciate your partnership.

Team and Club Photos: Photos will be taken throughout the school day on Wednesday, February 26th. Students wear club/team shirts with dark bottoms (i.e. jeans).

If there is no club/team shirt, students are encouraged to wear a white shirt and dark bottoms.

Lost or stolen items: Please be sure your child is not bringing valuables or large quantities of money to school. Personal property is a student’s responsibility, and CMS will not be held accountable for any lost or stolen items. Please review these important reminders with your child. More information can be found in the CMS student handbook.

PE lockers: Remind your child to lock any valuables in their lockers when they are at PE class.

Bicycle, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety: Students should be locking their bicycle, skateboard, or scooter each day. Additionally, students must remember to take their bicycles, skateboards and scooters home at the end of the school day. Do not leave these items at CMS overnight or throughout the weekend. CMS is not responsible for theft or damage to these items. More information regarding bicycle, skateboard, and scooter safety can be found on page 14 of the student handbook.

MAP Testing continues: Students will wrap up MAP testing this week. This CUSD local assessment provides helpful data on student growth and needs.

Messages from PTO

Valentine's Day School Supplies: Let's show our wonderful CMS teachers and staff some Valentine's Day love by helping them restock their classrooms. All generously donated supplies will be arranged in the staff lounge for teachers/staff to come by and pick up what they need. Tissues, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, sharpies, dry erase markers, post-it notes, copy paper, etc are listed in the sign-up. Any brand, any size, any amount is greatly appreciated!

Sign up here: Valentine's Day Link Sign Up

Please drop the supplies off in the CMS office anytime between now and Thursday, February 13th.

Congratulations, CMS Robotics!!! Our four robotics teams competed in one of the largest robotics competitions in the nation this past weekend. Out of 52 team, the RoboTritons, Robo Royalty, Triton Tribe, and Nado Bots stayed within the top 11 and brought home two trophies in Core Values and robot performance. Thank you to Coach Roberta for her incredible leadership and all of the coaches and parents that have supported our teams throughout the year.

Thank you, Coronado Schools Foundation, for making this possible for our Tritons!

Check out the video by Spencer Williams.

8th Grade Information

CoSA Applications: CHS offers six conservatories. For more information go to Applications can be found at

Application materials are due on: Tuesday, February 18. (new extended deadline)

Audition days are Saturday, February 22 and 29.

Yearbook Ads: The last day to purchase an ad is Thursday, February 13th. Don't miss out on sharing photos and words of congratulations to your Triton! See the link below.

CHS counselors present to 8th graders: On February 24th students will start planning for high school. Registration appointments with students will be from March 2-26. Letters will be mailed home with your child’s 15-minute appointment time.

CHS Parent and Student Night - Tuesday, March 3rd 6:30 pm Granzer Hall

6th Grade Parents:

On Tuesday, March 24th, your child will be taking part in a program called "Drug Store," which is put together by Coronado SAFE and held at the Coronado Middle School.

The role of parents in drug and alcohol education is very important. The goal of the Drug Store Program is to engage our children to critically think about making positive, healthy lifestyle choices. The Drug Store is a dramatic, experiential program that takes students on a journey through the natural consequences of poor choices with regard to drugs and alcohol. More than 300 local sixth grade students from Coronado Middle School, Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School go through this program. This community-wide event involves more than 100 volunteers including parents, DEA agents, police officers, EMTs, lawyers, judges, therapists, ministers, and more!

There are volunteer opportunities that take place the evening before the event, as well as throughout the event the following day. Please understand that you may be reassigned to a different role depending upon the needs of the program. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

We need your help to make this event a success!

  • Follow this Sign Up Genius link: Drug Store Volunteer
  • Feel free to contact us if you have questions about the volunteer roles.

Liz Riebe and Abby Lund

To learn more, click here to see Coronado SAFE's site about the Drug Store event.

Thank you for your support.

Liz and Abby

Parent Coordinators

Congratulations, Advanced Performing Arts! Thank you to APA Director, Ms. Kullmann, parent chaperones, and all of the parents who have encouraged and supported our Tritons!

Saturday School

Saturday School: Teachers provide fun, enriching experiences, and it's a great opportunity for students to make up any unexcused or excused absence. Please turn in all permission forms to the front office by Thursday, February 27th. Saturday School Form - Link

February 29, 2020 Class: Science experiments

Teacher: Mr. Ramirez

Time: 8 am-12 pm

Location: CMS Room 201

Description: Have you ever wondered how things glow in the dark or how to break down recycled items? Have you ever wondered how toothpaste is made? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, then Mr. Ramirez's Saturday School is for you! Science Saturday school will begin at 8 a.m. with a #Science discussion followed by five exciting experiments. This class fills up quickly, so sign up soon! Class is limited to 30 kids. Saturday School Form - Link

Coronado Schools Foundation

Coronado’s Talent Show: Feb 22nd at CHS Theater

Don't miss this exciting event that benefits CSF and CoSA. Tickets are on sale now and will sell out! Purchase tickets today at Coronado's Talent Show Link

Win a 6-passenger Golf Cart! CSF Opportunity Drawing Link

CSF Telethon March 18th 5:00 pm-9:00 pm at the CHS Theater CSF Telethon Link

Message from President Pate and CMS ASB:

“A Night at The Movies”Dance: ASB is excited to announce our CMS dance which will be on February 21st from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm. Save time and purchase tickets in the quad next week. Please email for more information.

Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser: Valentine’s Day is this week. ASB is holding a Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser. Students may purchase a Valentine at our ASB Pop up Shops in the quad s or online anytime at ASB Representatives will be delivering Valentine’s on February 10th – 13th in T3 classes.

Spirit Week is coming!

Tuesday,February 18: College Day! – Rep your merch from your favorite college!

Wednesday, February 19: Disney Day!

Thursday, February 20: Crazy Hair Day!

Friday, February 21: Fandom Friday! Rep your favorite movie or TV show!

  • 6:00 - 7:30 pm “A Night at the Movies” Dance

Messages from CMS Junior Optimists

The Junior Optimists Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser Update: OWe completed the second week, and our school has already raised over $3000! We’re looking to finish strong with our final week ending February 13th. Our goal is to raise $4,000 dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The T3 that collects the most money per person will be awarded a pasta party from The Olive Garden restaurant!

To help with the collecting of donations, we have created a Pasta for Pennies page on the Counseling and Support page on PowerSchool. All T3's have a content block with the T3's own personal link added to the page. It can be found at this link: Parents and students can donate via this link without needing to be signed into PowerSchool. To encourage online donations, any single donation of 150$ will receive a free ticket to Knotts Berry Farms. If you have questions, contact Kevin Ramirez or Matt Smith, Junior Optimist Advisers.

Junior Optimists participated in a nation-wide event called “The Souper Bowl of Caring” this last weekend. The kids went door to door asking for nonperishable food donations. This year we were able to collect 1480 items for the local food bank.

Tech Tips

Miss the movie screening of "Like" Check out these great resources about smartphones and social media.

For parents of teenagers and soon to be college-bound...

1. The Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt

2. iGen – Dr. Jean Twenge.

3. Generation Z Unfiltered - Dr. Tim Elmore

4. Alone Together – Sherry Turkle

5. 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Today– Dr. Jaron Lanier

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

February: Commitment

Feb 18-Feb 21 Spirit Week

Feb 18 Keith Hawkins - All student assembly 8:25-9:40 am

Feb 19 Military Spouses Meeting Strand 8:30-9:30 Supporting Your Child Through Deployment

Feb 20 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30pm

Feb 21 ASB Dance 6:00-7:30 pm

Feb 22 CoSA Auditions at CHS

Feb 24 CHS Counselors speak to Grade 8 in Science Classes

Feb 25 Choices Ends

IPA Monologue Competition 5:30-7:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 26 Team photo day in Granzer and 8th grade photo in CHS gym at 1:00pm

Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Feb 27 CHS Counselors speak to Grade 8 Science Classes

Feb 28 Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00pm

Feb 29 APA “13” Mega Rehearsal 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday School 8-12 pm

March - This Is It!

Mar 2-5 Thirteen Tech Week 3:30-7:00pm at CHS

Mar 2-27 9th grade registration with CHS Counselors - appointment day and time will be sent home in advance

Mar 5 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30pm

Mar 6 Advanced Art to Getty Museum 7:45 am to 7:00 pm

"Thirteen" Musical 6:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 7 Saturday School 8-12

"Thirteen" Musical 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 8 "Thirteen" Musical 2:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 9 8th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening by Rady’s Hospital nurses

Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

March 10 SAFE Outreach 11:45-1:15pm Granzer Hall

Mar 11 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Mar 12 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00-5:00 @ DO

Mar 13 Lockdown Drill per 2

Band and Choir Spaghetti Dinner 5pm-8pm Granzer Hall

Mar 16-20 ELPAC testing

Mar 17 Spanish 1B to Latin Film Festival 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mar 18 CSF Telethon CHS Theatre


Mar 20 Swim Day - all grades

PTO Baked Potato & Salad Bar

Mar 23- 27 Swim Week - all grades

Mar 23- 27 ASB March Madness

Mar 23 SAFE Outreach at lunch

Mar 24 6th Grade Drug Store Program 8:00- 11:30

NO swim for grade 6

Drug Store Parent Night Granzer (time TBD)

Mar 25 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Mar 26 All Band concert at CHS 6:00pm

Mar 27 End of the 3rd grading period

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00pm

Mar 30-Apr 3 Spring Recess NO SCHOOL

Parent Appointments: We are committed to supporting student accessibility and the daily instructional program. Therefore, administration is not able to take walk in appointments. Please contact Dollyanne Hutchins to schedule appointments with Principal Mellina , Assistant Principal Falar, or Program Specialist, Mrs. Keehan so we can provide you and your child with dedicated time to answer your questions and discuss concerns. You can schedule appointments with counselors, Ms. Vu at or Ms. Kint at

We appreciate your support.