Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 05.06.2019

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Dress Code Survey

Mighty Tritons


It's Teacher Appreciation Week! See the schedule of events below. Math CAASPP starts Monday as well as English make-ups. I will be meeting with individuals interested in the extra-pay opportunities and teacher leadership positions. We will then update the transparency project and send out. Please be mindful of the following:

A. Spirit Week and the R Word Campaign. Let's all get involved in this great opportunity to show that ELM is a safe and inclusive school!

Monday: Discover the Impact of Kindness(Tacky) Tourist / TravelPledge to be kind + include othersStudents sign names: Pavilion Windows

Tuesday: Show the Magic of KindnessDisney Day: Wear Disney inspired clothesKaraoke Disney SongsPavilion

Wednesday: Play for AwarenessSports: Wear your favorite sports team’s gearSports games on lawn (Frisbees, hula hoops, dodgeball pong (in trash buckets), Corn hole.Lawn passed safety line

Thursday: Be Someone’s HeroSuperhero day: wear superhero inspired clothesStrikeout hate: bowling against a collection of villains (on the bowling pins)Lawn passed safety line

Friday: Blue + Yellow

Colors for awareness

(Blue = autism, yellow = down syndrome)

Pinky Promise to Include + be kind.

Blue or yellow nail polish on pinkies.

At the top of the stairs

B. Teacher Week! Thanks for being our heroes!

Monday -- Breakfast Burritos in the lounge.

Tuesday -- Coffee and Donuts in the lounge.

Wednesday -- Nacho Bar at lunch in the lounge.

Thursday -- Ice Cream Bar at lunch in the lounge.

Friday -- Taquero after school... tacos!! and special gifts from the PTSO

Freebies and Discounts:

C. Social Luncheon. We will have our final social luncheon on either May 16th or 17th. I am still confirming times with our restaurant. Great sandwiches from the Teriyaki Grill.

D. FAC. We will meet on the 14th. Please discuss FAC items that your want brought with your PLC rep.

E. End of the Year Events Letter. Thank you for passing out the End of the Year Events Letter to students during 6th period on Friday. The letter will also be sent electronically to parents, but contact Derrick Almero if you did not receive enough copies for your 6th period 8th graders.

F. ASB Officer Elections. We have 5 current 7th grade Tritons who have turned in a petition to run for ASB Office for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to sign petitions and conversed with each student as they asked for your signature. Our candidates for each office are as follows:

  • President - Mikhaela Hayden & Maya Muchison
  • Treasurer - Hailey Devera
  • Spirit Master - Cassandra Garcia & Brooklyn Warner

Each student will be announcing their candidacy on the video morning announcements on Monday and Tuesday. They will be allowed to campaign during the week of May 6-10. They will be allowed to hang posters and flyers around campus, but they are not allowed to post anything inside classrooms. Speeches will be aired during TSP the following week, followed by student voting and confirmation interviews.

G. 8th Grade Awards Ceremony. The award ceremony is on May 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please nominate two top Tritons per department and submit names on this form by this Wednesday, May 1. In efforts to spread the love, you may refer to this spreadsheet with all submissions.

Please keep in mind that it means a lot to the students when their nominating teacher presents the award.

H. Dress Code Discussion. We will have our final discussion on this topic at our last faculty meeting of the year on May 17th. Come with solutions. I attached a picture below. We will need to discuss issues of clarity around what exactly is a violation.

I. Common Syllabus and Yubbler. In the spirit of collegiality and creating equitable practices, please make sure you use these last few PLC meetings to focus on creating those shared practices and beliefs. The syllabus is due May 31st. Let me know if you need support at one of your PLC meetings. Also, I want to us to consider Yubbler for a fundraiser. It will require our departments to have similar beliefs about material necessary for their classes. This can be a tremendous opportunity for us!

J. LCAP District Meeting. I sent a mass email about this opportunity. I hope you will consider attending the LCAP meeting on May 8th. Your voice is important.

K. Master Schedule and Calendar. We are getting closer and closer to our next iteration of the master schedule. We will get this out in the next week or two. Our goal is to have the master schedule and master calendar for next year done before Memorial Weekend.

Let's have a great ending to the school year. As always, let me know of your concerns, questions and/or suggestions. Go Tritons!

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

We are working on implementing Restorative Practice (RP) strategies to our school policies and practices next year. If you want to familiarize yourself with the practice, please check out this short video. For more detailed information, please see this link for what it is considered to be the defining organization for this practice. I want to be clear about this one point: Students will still receive disciplinary action according to their behavior and school guidelines. However, the key to RP is what we do next to make sure the student learns from this behavior and how they return to the classroom with a new perspective and a sense of responsibility to the community. It is about teaching on the importance of relationships and it should be pro-active. We will be developing a series of professional development opportunities around this topic. Thank you to the culture and climate team for helping out!

Safety Tip of the Week: Have a hard copy of your attendance ready at all times—this will help in the event of an evacuation.

We came across these awesome opportunities from Sea World and Disneyland. You might want to check them out!

Talented Tritons!

Spoken Word Poetry Session

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Awesome Athletes!

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Awesome STEM Event!

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Door Art by Arroyo's Classes!

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Day of the Parents with Marquez

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Triton Traits

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Week At A Glance

Monday, May 6

  • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 1
  • ELD Department Pullout (Library)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday, May 7

  • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 1
  • Orchestra Field Trip (8:00-8:00 Knott's Berry Farm)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 418)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • Noche De Emilio (5:00 Pavilion)

    Wednesday, May 8

    • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 2
    • Waking Up Courage Assembly (Pavilion)
    • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting 3:15 Rm 312)
    • Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30)
    • LCAP Area 3 Meeting (6:00 OHS Gymnasium)

    Thursday, May 9

    • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 2
    • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)
    • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Rm 604)
    • Art Show (5:00 Pavilion)

    Friday, May 10

    • CAASPP Testing - Make Up
    • Achieve 3000 Cut-Off Day for prizes
    • Most Improved Breakfast (8:30 Pavilion)
    • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch Rm 914)
    • PTSO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (1:00 Pavilion)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
    • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Rm 604)
    • Boys Volleyball Practice (1:30)
    • Track & Field Meet (3:30 EHS)

    Saturday, May 11

    • Mountain Bike Club Meet (8:15 Salt Creek Park)
    • Girls' Field Hockey Playoffs TBD
    • Girls' Volleyball Playoffs TBD
    • Boys Volleyball Playoffs TBD

    Down The Road

    • May 14 - Spring Choir Concert
    • May 15 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
    • May 16 - Spring Band Concert
    • May 16 - DLI Recognition Ceremony
    • May 21 - Spring Orchestra Concert
    • May 27 - No School in observance of Memorial Day
    • June 5 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (5:00 ORH)
    ELM Facility Calendar

    The ELM Facilities Calendar will be ran on the linked Google Calendar. Please note that we will no longer be updating the outlook calendar from 1st semester.

    Hyperdoc Link

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