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Coronado Middle School - March 18-22, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - March Key: "Failure Leads to Success"

This week's mindset quote: "If you focus on everything that could go wrong, you might miss a chance to do something right.”

Voltron the Legendary Defender

quote provided by 7th grader Lance McKenzie

CMS Happenings

This Week

Mar 18 March Madness Week - Homeroom basketball tournaments during lunch

Coronado SAFE presents: Hidden in Plain Sight: Our Kids are Struggling (see flyer)

Triton Time

Application Electives Student Meeting for 2019-2020 school year

East Coast Trip - Final Parent Meeting Library @4:30 pm

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Mar 19 SAFE lunch activities in Granzer Hall

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Mar 20 Fantasy Book Club Library 1:30-2:30 pm

Mar 21 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9 am

SAFE outreach lunch activities

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Coronado Band Performance @ CHS Theater 6:30 pm

Mar 22 End Quarter 3

Mar 25-29 Spring Recess

Coronado Schools Foundation: Thank you to all of the CSF donors and everyone who attended and supported last week's Telethon! If you haven't donated, please consider doing so today! CUSD wants to continue providing innovative and exciting STEAM programs for our students!

Grading period 3 ends March 22nd: Official final grades will be posted in Synergy and available to view on Friday, April 5th. Reminder: this is a progress report, so a report card is not mailed home.

Application Electives for 2019-2020: The following electives require an application:

ASB, APA (Advanced Performing Arts), KCMS Broadcasting, Advanced Art, and Yearbook.

Timeline information:

  • March 18th during both lunches: 6th and 7th graders must attend this informational meeting in Granzer Hall.
  • April 3rd by 1:30 pm: Applications are due and should be submitted to the teacher or the front office.
  • April 8-12: Auditions and interviews will be held. Students will be notified.
  • April 26: Final notification letters sent home.
Applications will be available on Monday, March 18: Download from the Counseling PowerSchool page or CMS website or pick up in the front office. (This website link is not available until Monday afternoon

Thank you to all of the parents who contributed to the amazing PTO sponsored staff luncheon. It was wonderful!

Lost and Found: This week, lost and found will be out in the quad for students to claim lost items. All unclaimed items will be donated on Friday. Please encourage your child to stop by and take a look for their missing items!

Jazz Band: CMS is excited to bring back our after-school jazz band starting April 8th. Click on the link for more information

Statewide Testing is coming up: Please mark your calendars with the following dates, and be mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8:00am-10:30am

Smarter Balanced Assessment:

8th grade: April 23- April 30, 2019

7th grade: April 23- April 30, 2019

6th grade: May 2-9, 2019

8th grade Science: May 7-9, 2019

8th graders, Rylie and Reagan, will conclude their fundraiser for the San Diego Make a Wish Foundation this week. Their goal is to raise $1000 to help make a child's wish come true. There will be coin bins in your child's homeroom as well as one in the office. Every penny helps!

Coronado Summer Arts Programs:

Messages from PTO

PTO Meeting: Thursday, March 21st at 9:00 am in the library

Info for 8th grade parents

East Coast Trip: Students attending the trip, there is a mandatory parent and student meeting on March 18th at 4:30 pm in the CMS Library.

8th Grade Promotion Information:

Correct name spelling forms are due Friday, March 22nd

Promotion events permission slips and payment are due by April 12th

For more information, and ALL FORMS, please visit the website:

2019 Promotion Information Link

Coronado SAFE

Do you know what to do and/or say to someone who is struggling?

Monday, March 18, 2019 8:30 am - 10:30 am

CUSD Board Room 201 6th Street

Hidden in Plain Sight: Our Kids are Struggling

Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-24.

Especially for: Parents & Caregivers, Coaches & Troop Leaders, Ministers& Youth Leaders, Teachers & School Staff, Open to the Whole Community (recommended age 16+)


Could YOU recognize symptoms in someone else?

Would YOU know what to do or say?

Learn 3 Simple Steps to Help Save a Life:

  • Recognize Suicide Warning Signs
  • Learn ways to Initiate Conversation
  • Gain methods of Providing Help and Hope

QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer - Training for Suicide Prevention. Learn to recognize the warning signs and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Like CPR, people trained in QPR help save lives. YOU can save a friend or family member!

Coronado High School Students are getting trained, YOU should too.

Info for 6th grade parents

On Tuesday, April 9th, 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 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!

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

We need your help to make this event a success! There are two ways to get involved:

We realize April 9th is a long way out, but we want to prepare early to make this the best day possible for our kids!

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

April: Key of Excellence “Flexibility"

April “Flexibility”

Apr 1 Thielman per 6 SWIM Day

Begin Quarter 4

Apr 2 Thielman per 6 SWIM Day

Apr 3 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Elective Applications due by 1:30 pm

Fantasy Book Club in Library 1:30-2:30 PM

Apr 5 PE SWIM Day

ASB to Disneyland

Apr 8-Apr 12 Elective Auditions/Interviews

National Assistant Principal’s Week

Apr 8 PE SWIM Day

Grading Period 3 Choices begins

Triton Time 10:58-11:33 am

Apr 9 National School Librarians Day

6th Grade Drug Store Program 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Apr 10 5th Grade Visit with Band/Choir Assembly 9:30-10:15 Granzer Hall

Apr 11 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

2019-2020 East Coast Trip Parent Meeting 5 pm Library

Apr 12 Fire Drill per 3

Apr 13 Saturday School

Apr 15- Apr 19 Yearbook interviews 3:15 - 5:00 pm

Apr 15 PE SWIM Day

Apr 16 PE SWIM Day

APA Scene Study Night Granzer Hall 6 pm

Apr 17 Dept 2:00-3:15

Fantasy Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM

Apr 18 PE SWIM Day

PTO Staff Pizza and Salad Luncheon

CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

Apr 19-22 April Recess

Apr 23-26 Spirit Week

Apr 23 Thielman per 6 SWIM Day

7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing Begins

5th Grade Parent Orientation Granzer Hall 6:30-7:30

Apr 24 National Admin Professionals Day

Apr 25-27 Yearbook to JEA/NSPA Competition in Anaheim

Apr 25 Elective Form Distribution per 1, Grades 6 & 7

Thielman per 6 SWIM

7th & 8th Grade CAASPP

Apr 26 Elective Announcement letters mailed home

Thielman per 6 SWIM

7th & 8th Grade CAASPP

ASB Dance #3 5:30-7:00 pm

Apr 29 Screen Free Week

7th & 8th Grade CAASPP

Triton Time

Apr 30 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP

Annie, Jr. -Islander Youth Theater Granzer 3:30-5:00 PM