Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 4.22.19

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

We are about to hit the testing season. Please make sure your child gets a good night rest, charges his/her Ipad and eats a good breakfast. We encourage students to bring their earbuds or headphones that has a cord for the testing period. We will test in Math and English. 8th graders will also test in Science. If you have any questions about testing, please contact Mr. Naferrete. Please be mindful of the following...

A. Do you golf? We are in desperate need of a foursome for the EEF golf tournament on April 26th. Please consider joining this great opportunity! The flyer is below.

B. California Health Kids Survey (7th Grade). This anonymous survey will be administered to students during PE on Monday/Tuesday. Students were given an opt out form in PE on Friday. If you do not wish for your student to take the survey then please fill out the form and return it with your student on Monday/Tuesday. For more information on the contents of the survey, please visit: This data will give us insight on our school culture and climate from a student perspective.

C. District LCAP Meetings. We are requesting that parents please consider attending this event to be able to advocate for our schools. Please see the flyer below. We would like to have at least ten parents, students and staff members represent us! . We areTrustee Area 3 and the event will take place- May 8 (Eastlake High, EastLake Middle, Otay Ranch High, Olympian High, Rancho Del Rey Middle, East Hills Academy) at Olympian High Gymnasium

D. Promotion. Due to lack of credit recovery opportunities, for this year the Board will allow for a validation process whereas students who pass their second semester classes will receive credit for any past classes in that subject area(s) in which they did not pass. They will be allowed to participate in this year's ceremony. It's a great opportunity for our 8th grade students to buckle down and keep moving forward. We do not know the process for next year's class. I do have the right to review case by case situations that are unique. Please contact me with any concerns. (SEE FLYER BELOW)

We will have several meetings from now until June 5th about promotion. Our promotion will take place on June 5th at 5:00 PM at Otay Ranch High School. Attendance is limited by fire code and expect that each family will receive five tickets to the event. There will be a streaming video of the event. We are trying to secure shuttle services and creating special drop-off spots for Uber/Lyft. We will send more information home in the next few months.

There will also be several 8th grade events at the end of the year and school will still be open to 8th graders on the 6th and 7th.

E. Help (AP Testing ELH). If you have some time, ELH could use some help in administering AP exams. Please contact Johana Bielma ( if you are willing and able. Please note that you cannot proctor for a class you teach or a test that your own child will be taking.

-Tuesday, May 7th / Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Wednesday, May 8th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30 am

-Friday, May 10th /morning exam 7:00-11:30 am

-Monday, May 13th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30

-Tuesday, May 14th/Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Wednesday, May 15th / Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Thursday, May 16th/morning exam 7:00-11:30

-Friday, May 17th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30

F. Library and Tutoring. We are going to continue keeping our library open Monday through Thursday from 3:20 to 4:20. Tutoring will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday by our ELH tutoring program.

G. Lots Going On! Please see the calendar below for all of the great activities happening at our school site. Especially note the following...

  • April 23 - Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)

H. Recognition. If you have a moment, please recognize our awesome teachers with the link below.

J. Student Concern? If you feel that your student might be a victim of bullying or your student knows of another student being bullied, please use this LINK to report your concerns and we will follow up.

We are lucky to have amazing parents and guardians at ELM. Keep shining and let us know what we can do to support your student.

Follow us on Twitter @EastLakeTritons!

As always, Go Tritons!

Spring Picture Day is April 22/23.

All pictures will be taken during PE Class periods on April 22/23. Students are expected to abide by all dress code guidelines as outlined in the student hand book. Also note that students will not be permitted to wear a hat while their picture is being taken.

*** There are a few parents who have notified us that they received emails asking them the "return the completed flyer to picture day". Please disregard this email as this is an automated message generated in past years and has not been turned off. All students who wish to take their picture will receive order forms after their pictures are taken.

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LCAP Community Event

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Official District Promotion Letter

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EEF Golf Tournament!

Please consider participating in the great event for the EEF. All monies collected go back to our students!

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Talented Tritons -- Talent Show!

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Mrs. Marquez Showing the Students How to Dance for Day of the Parents!

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Proud of Reclassified Students -- They are BILINGUAL!

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Recognize an Awesome Triton Staff Member!

Please take the time to recognize our great staff. I will share your kind note as well as a small token of appreciation. Our staff loves good news!

How Can We Serve You Better?

Do you have concerns that you would like to share with the administration team? Please let us know.

Triton Trait of the Month (Teamwork)


We have all heard many of the inspiring words or belief systems around the concept of Teamwork -- Teamwork makes the dream work, There is no "I" in team, We > Me, If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go farther, go as a team, Together Everyone Achieves More. Indeed, many of us have been part of great teams through work, athletics, band and community organizations. At the heart of any team is the belief that everyone can contribute their own talents in a positive manner to better achieve goals. The most difficult part of being a great team member is surrendering the ego for a bigger cause. This month we celebrate those teachers and students who exemplify the concept of teamwork. Let's recognize those special individuals who do everything possible to help everyone succeed and is a great team member. They are selfless and promote others. Team Triton!

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Week At A Glance

Monday April 22

  • Start CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
  • Spring Pictures (All PE Class Periods, Pavilion)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday, April 23

  • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
  • Spring Pictures (All PE Class Periods, Pavilion)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 418
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)

    Wednesday, April 24

    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • Mrs. Fields Fundraiser Prize Day (7th/8th Lunch & TSP)
    • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting 3:15 Rm 312)
    • Compacted Math Test (3:30 Pavilion)
    • Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30)

    Thursday, April 25

    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • DLI Student Led Conference (3:30 Pavilion)
    • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)
    • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Rm 604)

    Friday, April 26

    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • ASB/Yearbook/Cyber Security/TNT Field Trip: Disney California Adventures
    • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch Rm 914)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
    • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Rm 604)
    • Boys Volleyball Practice (1:30)
    • DLI Family Picnic (4:30 Mountain Hawk Park)

    Saturday, April 27

    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. HTM (8:00 ORH)
    • Boys' Volleyball vs. MOM (8:00 SOH)
    • Mountain Bike Club Meet (8:15 Salt Creek Park)
    • 8th Girls' Volleyball vs. ARR (9:00 ORH)
    • Boys' Volleyball vs. VDM (9:00 SOH)
    • 8th Girls' Volleyball vs. RDR (10:00 ORH)
    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. BVM (10:00 ORH)
    • 7th Girls' Volleyball vs. NCM (1:00 SOH)

    Down The Road

    • May 3 - Mrs. Fields Fundraiser Prize Day: Limo Ride to In N Out
    • May 3 - STEM in your Backyard
    • May 7 - Noche De Emilio
    • May 8 - LCAP Community Meeting
    • 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)

    A Message from our Assistant Principals!

    Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

    Let us know how we can serve you. We are to support your student and family. If you have questions about the school's programs or how to get additional help for your student, please contact us at your convenience.

    Please be aware that we will be utilizing an app called P3 so that students may report directly to the police station any concerns about possible violence, bullying or other areas of concern. It's an anonymous program.


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    PTSO - We need your help!

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