Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 4.29.19

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

Thanks everyone for a great first week of testing. Keep reminding your students to have their iPads charged! I sent a message earlier this week asking that you consider helping the PTSO with a teacher appreciation event.We are partnering with our awesome PTSO to celebrate our teachers from May 6th to the 10th. Please consider participating in the following request from the PTSO (here is the message again):

We love our staff here at Eastlake Middle School!!! They help our students each and every day. To pay back a small token of our appreciation we will be holding a supply drive for
our staff.

How you can help : We are collecting supply's such as Glue Sticks, Pencils,

Pens, Tissues, Hand sanitizer, Notebooks, Clorox wipes and anything else your teachers use in the classroom. We will also be collecting gift cards to raffle off to our staff.

When : April 29th from 7:30am-8:30am and April 30th from 7:30am-8:30am. You may drop off supplies in the bins in front of school. We will leave the circle in front of school open on these days.

Also, nominate teachers on the link at the end of this letter. Teacher appreciation week is May 6th - 10th. Don't hesitate to reach out to our teachers to say thank you right now!

Also, we have a lot of great information opportunities coming up. Please see the flyers below. Tomorrow there is a great guest speaker that I highly advise that you see! If you have a student with special needs, the district will be holding a community forum for you. Again... check the flyers below! Please be mindful of the following...

A. 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

B. 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.

C. 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

D. 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.

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!

Special Education Forum

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LCAP Community Event

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Official District Promotion Letter

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Awesome Job DLI Student-led Conferences!

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

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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 29

  • Progress Report 2 Distribution
  • CAASPP Testing - English PT Session 1
  • ELHS Color Guard Visit (Lunch)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday, April 30

  • CAASPP Testing - English PT Session 1
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 418)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

    Wednesday, May 1

    • CAASPP Testing - English PT Session 2
    • Spanish 1/2 Parent Days w/ Marquez's Class (Pavilion)
    • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting 3:15 Rm 312)
    • Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30)

    Thursday, May 2

    • CAASPP Testing - English PT Session 2
    • Spanish 1/2 Parent Days w/ Marquez's Class (Pavilion)
    • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)
    • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Rm 604)

    Friday, May 3

    • May 3 - STEM in your Backyard
    • CAASPP Testing - Make Up
    • Mrs. Fields Fundraiser Prize Day: Limo Ride (Lunch)
    • 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, May 4

    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. MOM (8:00 ORH)
    • Mountain Bike Club Meet (8:15 Salt Creek Park)
    • 8th Girls' Volleyball vs. CVM (10:00 ORH)
    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. NCM (10:00 ORH)
    • 7th Girls' Volleyball vs. VDM (12:00 ORH)
    • Boys Volleyball vs. NCM (1:00 SOH)

    Down The Road

    • 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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