Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School January 27-31, 2020

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted” Aesop

It’s Kindness Week!

Monday: Random Acts of Kindness Challenge in T3

Tuesday: Fishing for Kindness

Wednesday: Speak with Good Purpose Day

Thursday:Take the Kindness Pledge

Friday: Wear Red for Kindness

Take the Kindness Challenge with your family!

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Jan 27 Academic and Citizenship Choices Begins

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Jan 28 Disneyland Trip -Advanced Band and APA 6:30 am return at 7:00 pm

SSC Meeting 3:20-4:20

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Jan 29 Fantasy Book Club 1:45-2:45 pm

Jan 30 LATE START THURSDAY school opens at 9:45 am period 1 begins at 10 am

CMS Spelling Bee 3:15 Granzer Hall

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Jan 31

MAP Testing begins : All students will take math and reading MAP assessments. The CUSD local assessments provide helpful data on student growth and needs. Scores will be documented in student MLP's.

CMS Annual Spelling Bee: Join us on Thursday at 3:15 in Granzer Hall to cheer on our Tritons!

Academic and Citizenship Choices: Students who earn less than a 2.0 grade point average will be placed on academic choices. Students who earn two or more N's or a U in citizenship will be placed on citizenship choices. Students placed on Choices have lost the privilege to participate in some extracurricular activities for 20 school days (January 27-February 25). These school activities include school dances, sports-team games (not practices.) Choices letters were mailed home with reports cards last Friday. Counselors will meet with the students to discuss next steps to support student growth.

Disneyland Field Trips: Jan. 28, 2020: Advanced Band will meet in Granzer Hall on Tuesday morning at 6:30 am - buses depart at 6:45 am and will return by 7:00 pm.

Late Start Thursday: Staff will be participating in professional learning opportunities in the morning. Campus will open to students at 9:45 am and period 1 will begin at 10:00 am.

School Recommendations: If you would like CMS staff to complete a student’s school recommendation, please email the staff member to ensure he/she has received the information, provide ample time to complete the document, and provide an addressed, stamped envelope, if needed.

Military Families: Be sure to take a look at the CUSD School Liaison Newsletter which addresses educational issues that affect military children in Navy Region Southwest Link: Academic Anchor, January-March 2020

Coronado SAFE presents "Like" movie screening:

February 3rd, 6:30pm at CHS Theater. Don't miss this! Movie Screening of "LIKE" with Panel Discussion (How technology and social media impact our lives)

Watch the trailer here:

Buy Tickets by clicking here

Link to event on Facebook

Coronado Schools Foundation

The Henry Community Give Back Event- Jan 29 & Jan 30

Mention CSF when dining at The Henry at the Community Give back events on Jan 29th from 5-9pm and Jan 30th from 7-10am (late start day for CUSD.) 15% of The Henry's proceeds will be given back to CSF when you tell the server or the coffee bar window server you are ordering to support CSF during these events. Reservations encouraged for dinner on Jan 29th. Remember to say "CSF" when ordering!

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 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. We are looking for parent chaperones! If you’re interested, please email for more information.

Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! ASB is holding a Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser. Students may purchase a Valentine at our ASB Pop up Shops in the quad on Thursdays or online anytime at

ASB Representatives will be delivering Valentine’s on February 10th – 13th in T3 classes.

Messages from CMS Junior Optimists

The Junior Optimists kick off our 17th annual Pasta for Pennies fundraiser: The fundraiser will take place from January 27- February 13th. On Monday the 27th, students will receive their personal coin box to collect donations! They will then turn in their collections weekly to track their progress! Our goal is to raise $4,000 dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as a school. 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.

Islander Sports Foundation

CHS Boys Varsity Basketball Games: CMS students are invited to attend "Middle School Night" to show their spirit and support of the CHS Islanders on Friday, February 7 at 7:30 pm at CHS. CMS students that wear their CMS sports shirt or CMS PE shirt will enter for free (regular admission $5) and sit in a reserved seating section.

Spring Registration:

Emerald Keepers is a group of volunteers leading a growing grassroots effort to care for our coastal community, ensure Coronado’s sustainability for generations to come, and serve as a model for other communities. CMS is looking forward to starting an Emerald Green Club.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

February: Commitment

Feb 1 APA Mega rehearsal in Granzer 10-2

Feb 3 SAFE and CMS present “Like” film

Feb 6 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30PM

Feb 7 Fire Drill per 7

Feb 7-9 MTCA for APA Leave at 10:00am return 5:00pm

Feb 10-14 Valentine gram sales

Feb 10-14 Pasta for Pennies

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

Feb 11 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 No School Presidents Day

Feb 17 No School Presidents Day

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 5:30-7:00 pm

Feb 22 CoSA Auditions at CHS

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 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