Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 3.11.19

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

By this point, you should have received your student's progress report. We advise that you check in with the teachers and counselors with any concerns. In two short weeks, Spring break will be upon us! Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday! Get your students ready for the change! We have a few items that you need to review for planning and reflective purposes:

A. Coffee with the Principal. We will see you this Tuesday the 12th at 8:30 AM in the library. If you are military personnel, please consider joining us at 9:15 for planning the kick-off for the Trident and Military Support Program.

B. Vaping Presentation. See information below. We hope you will attend this informative presentation. We are seeing an uptick in students vaping across the community and with teens in general. It has many hidden health dangers. There will be Spanish translation.

C. 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.

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.

D. MOMO. Unfortunately, there has been a serious and dangerous online challenge/dare called Momo. Please see this LINK for more information and talk to your students about this concern.

E. Registration. We will be sending out registration material shortly. We are tentatively planning for mid April for our first registration night for new parents. We are hoping to have a more efficient and effective process. If you are are a returning parent with no changes (medical, address, etc.), you simply have to go to the Online Registration Portal and click on update. No need to go to the school! Information forthcoming.

F. SBAC Testing. Our students will be participating in testing from April 15 to May 17. During this testing window students will display proficiency in English, math and science (8th grade only). The test is a good evaluation of our student's abilities. We utilize the data to inform practices and support systems

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

  • March 20 - Bonita Vista HS Parent/Student Information Night (5:00 BVHS Quad)
  • April 17 - Olympian HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 OHS Multi Purpose Room)
  • April 23 - Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)

I. 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!

Vaping Presentation

Please join the Eastlake Middle School Community, as we learn about the dangers of vaping. Our presenter will be from the American Lung Association. Gain valuable information and confidence to address this issue with your students. Education is our best opportunity to change behavior and prevent poor decisions. This event is sponsored by the PTSO. Please call Autumn Reid at 619-948-4729 with any questions.

When: March 12th

Time: 6:00 PM

Where: Eastlake Middle School Pavilion

Length of Presentation: Approximately 45 minutes.

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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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Interested in Wrestling?

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Take Care of This Place

ELM is our home and we should treat it with respect. Unfortunately, we have had a rough month of students not picking up their trash leading to our school looking dirty, custodians spending more time cleaning and seagulls returning in large groups. For the next two weeks, we will be on sit-down lunches to better monitor the students and to get these pesky seagulls out. Please join us in talking with your students about accountability. Here is an example of students simply hiding their trash under their seats during presentations in the pavilion.

Read Across America Partnership with Eastlake Elementary School

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Read Across America Partnership with Eastlake Elementary School

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Read Across America Partnership with Eastlake Elementary School

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The ELM Read Across America Team!

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Dangers of Vaping
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 (Resilience)


Resilience can be defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. We have all had major obstacles in our way to reaching our goals and dreams. Noted psychologist Angela Duckworth refers to resilience and the ability to bounce back as grit. She found in her studies that "One characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success. And it wasn't social intelligence. It wasn't good looks, physical health, and it wasn't IQ. It was grit."

Resilience or grit can be taught to our students to apply to their school and life goals. Whenever we encounter a difficult situation or did not achieve what we expected, we need to learn to fail forward. In other words, What did we learn from this experience and how will we improve from this situation? Let's highlight those students who bounce back from adversity and show true grit to be the best version of themselves they can be.

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Week At A Glance

Monday – March 11

  • WEB TSPs Meeting in Pavilion (Lunch)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday – March 12

  • Student Senate (TSPs, Library)
  • Coffee w/ Cooke (8:30 Library)
  • FAC (3:15 Cooke's Conference Room)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15, Rm 418)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • PTSO Meeting & Guest Speaker (6:00 Library)

Wednesday – March 13

  • Nature Walk: Barr's 7th Grade Science Class
  • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 312)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)
  • Girls Volleyball Tryouts Day 2 (3:30 ELH Gym)
  • Incoming 7th Grade Parent Night for Camarena, Olympic View, Salt Creek, Wolf Canyon, Non-Feeders (6:00 Pavilion)

Thursday – March 14

  • Nature Walk: Barr's 7th Grade Science Class
  • Bonita Vista High School Registration/Course Selection (Library)
  • Cheer Practice (3:30, Pavilion)
  • Robotics Team Practice (3:30, Rm 604)

Friday – March 15

  • Talent Show Sign-Up Deadline
  • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch, Rm 914)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
  • Robotics Team Practice (1:00, Rm 604)

Saturday - March 16

Down The Road

  • March 19 - Earthquake & Evacuation Drill (Period 4)
  • March 20 - Knowledge Bowl Competition (Granger Jr. High School)
  • March 22 - Staff Craft/Trade Show (Email Ms. MacNamee for details)
  • March 25 - April 5 - Spring Break
  • April 11 - ELM Talent Show (Pavilion)
  • April 17 - Olympian HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 OHS Multi Purpose Room)
  • April 23 - Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)
  • April 22 - May 24 - CAASPP Testing Schedule

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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Mission Statement

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Core Beliefs

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PTSO - We need your help!

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