Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 10.5.18

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:


Congratulations! We finished our first quarter. Now is the time to make sure you check in with teachers and counselors if your student needs support. This next quarter always seems to zip by! We have so much going on at our great school. We will see you next Wednesday the 10th. I hope you had a great break with the students. Thanks for being great partners. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns and/or comments about the following items:


A. Coffee with the Principal! Please join us October 16th for Coffee with the Principal at 8:30 in the library. Share your thoughts for becoming an even better school!


B. Military Parents! We would like to meet with you after Coffee with the Principal for a special announcement. I hope you can join us during Coffee with the Principal or at approximately 9:15 AM.


C. Parent Handbook. In case you have not seen this handbook, I am reminding you that it is on our website. Or you can click on this LINK. We should have the Spanish version up shortly. Students will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the expectations when we report back this week. We want to review our expectations in a positive manner.



D. Math Passthrough and Credit Recovery. Students who need extra support in math have been identified and given notifications to attend special tutorial sessions during their advisory classes. Please check in with your student's math teachers if you see that your child is in need of help.


E. Annual 8th Grade Trip to Disneyland. The annual 8th Grade Trip to Disneyland is scheduled for Saturday November 3. As of now there are still 80 spots available on the trip. In order to reserve a space on the field trip, students are to bring the following to the ASB Student Store during nutrition break or lunch.


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!

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 (Self-control)

For the month of October, we will be focusing on Self-control. With Halloween just around the corner, we know the impact of self-control (try making kids eat only one piece of candy!). As we know in working with young individuals, self-control can be one of the hardest traits for a student to master. Let's explore the impact of self-control on students' ability to influence their own future during this month. We know that students who can defer instant gratification will be better off in the long run in many different areas of their lives. Our definition of self-control will be the ability to exercise restraint in light of impulses, desires and emotions.


We will be reviewing the following 8 minute YouTube video with your child's TSP to introduce the Triton Trait of having Self-control.

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Week At A Glance

Monday, October 15

  • Cheer Practice (3:45 Pavilion)


Tuesday, October 16

  • Coffee With Cooke (8:30, Library)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:30 Room 169)
  • Softball Practice (3:45 ELM Field)
  • PTSO Meeting (6:00 Library)


Wednesday, October 17

  • Art Club Meeting (3:30 Room 206)
  • Cheer Practice (3:45 Pavilion)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)


Thursday, October 18

  • ASB Spirit Day: Wear Pink in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • DLI Student Led Conference (3:30 Pavilion)
  • Robotics Practice (3:30, Room 604)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)


Friday, October 19

  • El Dia De Los Muertos Festivities (All Periods, Pavilion)
  • Flag Football Practice (1:30 ELM Field)
  • Robotics Practice (1:00, Room 604)



Down the Road

October 23-31 - National Red Ribbon Week (ASB Spirit Week)


  • Monday – Lunch Activity: Take the Pledge
  • Tuesday – Wear Red to kick off National Red Ribbon Week
  • Wednesday – Wear Orange for National Unity Day
  • Thursday – Lunch Activity: Cigarette Knock Down
  • Friday – Sock-it to Drugs and Tobacco (Crazy Socks Day)


October 27 – Compact for Success Field Trip

October 31 - Halloween

November 1- El Dia De Los Muertos

November 1 – Mod/Sever Fall Festival Dance

November 3 – 8th Grade Disneyland Trip

November 3 – SUHSD Game of Throws Competition and Faire


November 10-11 – SUHSD Robotics Competition

Purple Pride!

Our Awesome Softball Team

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Rooting the Team On!

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Flag Football in Action

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DLI and Fiesta Patrias

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Awesome Parent Support at the Luau

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

We have had a great first six-weeks. Please check in with us or your child's counselor if you have any concerns about grades. We do have tutorials with ELH students every Wednesday and Thursday in the library from 3:20 to 4:20 if your child needs extra assistance.


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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Mission Statement

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Core Beliefs

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PTSO - We need your help!

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