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Welcome to Coronado Middle School Nov. 11-15, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

November- Key of the Month: OWNERSHIP

This week's mindset quote: “Don’t wait for people to be friendly…show them how.”

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Nov 11 No School Veteran’s Day

Nov 12 Tacky Tourist Day

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club Today

Nov 13 Pajama Day

Nov 14 VSCO Day

PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Nov 15 6th Gr. CAMP all medications to Nurse McMahon DUE TODAY (see info below)

Neon Day

CMS Dance 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

Nov 16 Saturday School 8:00 am -12:00 pm

School Closed in Observance of Veterans Day - Monday November 12th: On behalf of the entire CMS faculty and staff, we salute our brave military service men and women, past and present, who continue to support the freedom we value so dearly.

It's Spirit Week! Dress Up and Celebrate

Nov. 12 : Tacky Tourist Tuesday (Dress as your favorite tacky tourists)

Nov. 13: Pajama Day (Comfort is a must)

Nov. 14: VSCO Day (Represent a cause you love! Save the turtles!)

Nov. 15: Neon Day (See you at the dance!)

Pizza Lunch: CUSD has arranged for all students to receive a slice of pizza at lunch on Wednesday to say thank you for turning in all federal survey cards in a timely manner. Regular lunch will still be available in the cafeteria.

Grading Period 2: Please remember to periodically check your child’s grades on PowerSchool. Reminder: Teachers have between 100 and 160 students, therefore it takes time to grade assignments and post grades. We appreciate your partnership.

School Resource Officers: CUSD is fortunate to have two SRO's, Officer Grace DelBagno and Officer Megan Nankivel. SRO's support our CUSD students both on and off campus.

It's Paraprofessionals Week: We are so proud to work with our amazing team of paraprofessionals who support our students at CMS. (photo below) If your child has benefited from the services of a paraprofessional, please consider writing a note of gratitude this week!

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Take a Vet to School Day: Special thanks to all of the veterans who joined us for the heartwarming event last Friday, as well as Kathy Cotten for coordinating and all of the parents, staff and students that helped to make it a beautiful and memorable day.

6th Grade Camp is December 2-6, 2019

DUE no later than Nov. 15th: All medications to CMS Nurse

  • Any student who requires medications, nutritional supplements, including vitamins, that are not included on the pink health form, MUST complete and turn in the medical authorization form signed by a doctor by Friday, November 8, 2019. All medications must be labeled with student name and school and placed in a Ziploc bag. This bag must be turned in to CMS Nurse McMahon no later than November 15, 2019. Students may not pack any medications in their luggage. Link to Camp Medical Authorization Form
  • If your child will not be attending camp, please email
  • For all information on 6th Grade Camp visit

Messages from PTO

Thanksgiving Teacher & Staff Soup-n-Salad Luncheon

Friday, November 22nd at 11:00 am: .Let's show our gratitude to CMS teachers and staff this month with a crock pot soup-n-salad luncheon. Please help us by donating/making a delicious soup or chili, a large salad, bread, dessert, and drinks. This is a wonderful way to say thanks before the week long break!

Click on the link for more information and to sign up:

Holiday Wreath Sale

Wreaths are still available to purchase online until December 15th:

Order online at:


CSF Welcomes Jeanmarie Bond

Coronado Schools Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeanmarie Bond as President and CEO effective November 11, 2019.

Jeanmarie has ten years experience working for the University of California San Diego Foundation and University Advancement in various roles. Most recently, she worked with the UCSD Foundation Board of Trustees, the CFO, the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors and Deans of various academic areas as well as high-level donors.

Prior to her roles at UCSD Jeanmarie was Education Director for the San Diego County Bar Association; a substitute teacher at Coronado High School (Sophomore Honors and Freshman English) and Director of Junior Achievement at Coronado Middle School; Director of Public Relations at Grey Advertising and Assistant to the Dean of Development and Alumni Relations at Linfield College.

Jeanmarie has lived in Coronado for more than 20 years. Her two adult sons, Phil and Christian Bond, both graduated from Coronado High School. Jeanmarie finds it truly exciting and inspiring to serve her own Coronado community by leading CSF. Learn more at

Messages from ASB

Level Up! Dance:The first dance of the year is this Friday, November 15th! The theme will be classic video games, and every student’s ticket will include an entrée from the food truck and fresh fries!

Students must have a signed parent permission slip to purchase a ticket.

Download ASB Dance Permission Slip

Tickets will be on sale every day at lunch this week.

  • Pre-sale $10.00
  • At the door $12.00

Thank you from Girl Scout Troop 5548

Halloween Costume Drive update! We delivered over 265 costumes to Monarch this year! Thank you for your donations and support!

The Monarch School sent us the message below:

Sending out a quick email this morning to say THANK YOU for your help at Monarch this week! On Tuesday, every Monarch student had the opportunity to come through the Halloween pop up shop and pick out a costume to wear. On Friday, elementary school students paraded around campus to trick or treat, middle and high school students each enjoyed a Halloween party, and all families were invited to participate in an after-school Trunk-or-Treat! It was a week full of festivities and we are so grateful that you were able to be apart of it!

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

November: Key of the Month: Ownership

Nov 18 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Nov 20 Military Spouses Meeting @ Village 8:30-9:30 Building Resiliency in Children

Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Nov 21 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Nov 22 PTO sponsored Soup & Salad Luncheon for CMS Staff

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Recess - No School

Dec 2-6 6th Grade Camp

Dec 3 SAFE outreach at lunch

Dec 4 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Dec 6 Coronado Holiday Parade

Performing Arts Holiday Bake Sale at Parade Uptown 4:30-9:30

Dec 7 Artisan's Alley 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Dec 9-19 ASB Canned Food Drive

Dec 9 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Dec 10 Band and Choir Winter concert 5:30-7:30 Granzer Hall

Dec 11 Choir sings at Holiday Festival @ Hotel Del 4pm

Dec 12 CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Dec 13 Fire Drill per 2

Dec 14 Saturday School 8 am-12 pm

Dec 16-19 Spirit Week

Dec 16 Boy Scouts Troop 801 5:30-8:30PM Granzer Hall

Dec 17 Band Choir concert 7th period

IPA Performance Granzer at 6:00

CHS Band at 5:30-7:30 pm CHS Theater

Dec 18 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Dec 19 PTO Holiday Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30pm

Dec 20- Jan 03 Winter Recess No School