Triton News

Coronado Middle School - January 25-29, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb

January Key: Failure Leads to Success

Celebrate KINDNESS Week

Monday: Kick off Kindness Week on the CMS Triton’s Homepage

Tuesday: Team Kindness Day! Wear your favorite team’s jersey or CMS merch!

Wednesday: Brighten Up With Color! Wear a bright color shirt

Thursday: Wear Red for Kindness!

CMS Happenings

This Week: Schedule for Jan. 25-29, 2021

Jan 25 7th graders will take the CHKS in T3 (see info below)

Coronado SAFE Coffee Talk at 6:30pm (click here to register) more info below

Jan 26 Wear your favorite team jersey or CMS gear

Jan 27 Wear a bright color shirt

Jan 28 students attend all classes (see schedule)

Last day of semester 1

Wear Red for Kindness!

Jan 29 Teacher work day - non student day

Jan 29: Last Day to order your CMS Surfer Yearbook

Feb 5: Last Day to order your yearbook ad (don't miss it, 8th grade families)

End of Semester 1: Semester 1 ends on Thursday. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Semester 2: Phase 4 to begin February 1st: A detailed outline of information can be found at the link below:

CMS PHASE 4 Reopen Plan and Details

Phase 4 Schedule:
  • Please note the NEW schedule and start time of 8:05 am. (Schedule link below)
  • Phase 4 schedule will begin upon return to campus.

Important Reminders


CUSD is committed to creating safe, inclusive and respectful environments free from discrimination and harassment that promote the safety and affirmation of all students.*

CUSD recognizes the link between students’ social and cognitive development, and research has shown that a sense of belonging is core to academic success. CUSD views addressing students' need for belonging and value is central to successful teaching and learning.

CMS strives to foster social emotional learning, mindful self awareness and overall character in tandem with academic skills to support student’s ability to access learning. Within the context of the 8 Keys of Excellence and district wide character education events including Red Ribbon Week and the Great Kindness Challenge, the CMS T3 lessons provide opportunities for dialogue and connection. Within T3, students may encounter sensitive topics, and each T3 class has agreed upon ground rules for respectful discussions. T3 supports a culture of respect through encouraging student voice while celebrating each individual's identity.

This week's T3 lesson: T3 1/25/21 The Great Kindness Challenge

CMS is participating in the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), a health and well-being survey for 7th graders administered in partnership with the California Department of Education. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, evaluate programs that address student needs, and shape needed services. The survey is designed to gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment.

For more information, and to review the survey and see the frequently asked questions. Please email CMS counseling office at by 6:00am 1/25 only if you do NOT wish your child to participate in the survey. The survey will be administered to 7th graders during T3 on January 25, 2021.

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Attention 8th Grade Families - Yearbook Recognition Ads - Don't Miss Out

The last day to purchase an 8th grade recognition ad has been extended to Feb. 5th

For an Ad click HERE

Jan. 29th is the last day to personalize your yearbook purchase. Buy a book HERE

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

To purchase your ad, follow the ad content guidelines and instructions below. Yearbook publisher, Jostens, is managing all yearbook ad sales. Please do not contact or send materials to CMS.

All orders must be placed by February 5, 2021.


1/4 page = $90

1/8 page = $45

IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at

  1. Choose your ad size and layout.
  2. Enter your text and upload your photos.

Important information about Yearbook Recognition Ads

  • Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Ex. remove any explicit text, graphic photos or copyright-protected imagery or photos.
  • Color photographs uploaded for black-and-white ads will appear in black and white.
  • We will make every effort to use your layout and text as indicated. A proof will not be provided and no changes can be made after purchase.
  • For the ad to appear in the yearbook, your ad must be purchased by the order deadline.

More questions? Call Jostens at (800) 358-0800.

Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

Yearbook is looking for photos of YOU!! We are sponsoring a photo contest - the person who submits the photo selected by the yearbook staff as the most creative, fun or silly photo of an individual or group will win a gift card to a Coronado business. Be sure the photo is school appropriate

    The Surfer Yearbook Staff is currently looking for the following photos for the yearbook:

  • Doing a hobby that you have done your entire life or that you picked up because of the pandemic
  • Participating in an event that changed drastically due to COVID - like a virtual running race
  • New Year's Eve /Winter Break Photos (skiing, hiking, at the beach)
  • Playing sports/practicing sports
    1. 1. Photos of you THEN and NOW.

      · One NOW

      · One photo of you when you were in elementary school (at least 2 years in between)

      · Must be JPG photos

      · Submit via Replay it (see below)

      · In captions add: Student Name, Student Grade, and the DATE of photo

      2. Relative Photos

      · Twins, Triplets

      · Brothers and sisters

      · Cousins, parents, aunts, and uncles who go to CMS or who work here

      We are also planning a Tribute for Mr. Donnie and are looking for messages from students and staff to include on the page. Here is the Google Form:

      We are accepting photos through the submission site all year.

      Thank you for all of your support!

      2020-2021 Surfer Yearbook Staff


      LOG ON TO:

      Enter Login ID: 415467883

      • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
      • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
      • Click “Upload Chosen Images."
      • It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!
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Coronado SAFE

  • Coffee Talk: Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    (click here to register)

    Monday, January 25th 6:30-8:00pm

    Utilizing evidence-based strategies and research, Positive Discipline, sets the groundwork for communication and discipline with the understanding of child neuroscience.


    · Parenting Style that Helps Your Child into Adulthood

    · Understand Difference Between Discipline & Punishment

    · See Behavior as Communication

    · Tools and Strategies for Common Misbehaviors

  • Sign up for the monthly SAFE Parenting Tool Box at and take advantage of this great resource.
  • Game Club 3:30-4:30pm Coronado SAFE is providing a great place to take a break, connect with friends, and have fun! Link to info and Zoom: Virtual Game Club

Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

It’s Kindness Week!

Monday: Kick of Kindness Week on the CMS Triton’s Homepage

Tuesday: Team Kindness Day! Wear your favorite team’s jersey or merch!

Wednesday: Brighten Up With Color! Wear a bright color shirt

Thursday: Wear Red for Kindness!

Submit a photo of yourself participating in our dress up days on our CMS Tritons Page!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President



Our next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. CMS and VES will now swap times.

6:30-7:00PM Coronado Middle School PTO Meeting (published times for members (6:30-7:30PM)

7:00-7:30PM Community Partners: Superintendent Karl Mueller, School Board, Coronado SAFE, CSF, Coronado Community Center, Coronado Public Library, MFLAC, InclusioNADO, Crown Preschool.

7:30-8:00PM Village Elementary School PTO Meeting (published times 7:00-8:00PM)

Haven't joined PTO yet? Click on the link.


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

Messages from CMS Counselors

We're here for you! Students can visit our PowerSchool page to find resources and /or reach out to us!

No Place for Hate® committee is now formed, and meetings are underway and No Place for Hate student/parent/staff meetings continue consistently. In collaboration with administration and Coronado Unified School District, T3 lessons will support mission to build inclusivity and equity.

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a health and wellbeing survey administered online in partnership with the California Department of Education. CUSD participates in the survey every 2 years and this year the survey will be administered to 7th graders ONLY during T3 on January 25, 2021.. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment. If you do not want your child to participate, please email

CoSA Applications

8th Grade Students:

Applications are available here 2021-22 CoSA Applications

  • Application materials are due by February 8. 2021.

More information can be found at

East Coast Trip 2022

Hello 7th grade Coronado Middle School families!

Planning has already begun, and I am thrilled to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Next year’s trip will take place during the 2021-2022 school year over Spring Break. On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school-sponsored trip.

You can register now for our 2022 8th Grade East Coast Trip. Here's what you need to know:

Sign Up By 2/01/2021 – register now and SAVE!

Deposit Amount: $49 (non-refundable) – This is a special, reduced deposit amount for signing up prior to


How to Sign Up:

● Online at

(use Trip ID#192680 to sign up)

● By phone – call WorldStrides’ Customer Service

Team at 1-800-468-5899

●By mail - information in PDF linked above.

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions.


Ananda Dejarnette, M.Ed.

8th Grade History Teacher

History Department Lead Teacher

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

CMS Library


It’s easy to browse, check out, and hold books through Classlink! Once you sign in, click the Follett icon and you will have access to the CMS library catalog. Once a book is put on hold, Mrs. Pettit will bag your books for pick up. Book pickups and returns will be on Wednesdays, ONLY for safety purposes, and can be obtained between 8 am-3 pm at the F. Street entrance of the middle school.

PLEASE NOTE: Books that are catalogued as YA (Young Adult), will require a guardian signed permission slip. If you are a returning CMS student and already had one of these filled out last year, you are good to go! However, all incoming 6th graders and new students will need this form completed at the time of pick up. Permission forms can be printed or emailed to Mrs. Pettit.

If you have any questions concerning the YA form, or how to access books through our Follett system, please email Mrs. Pettit at:

Megan Pettit

CMS Library Technician

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

CMS Military Student Lunch Bunch: Please Join us every Monday from 11:30 am-12:00 pm for some fun games and to meet military students like yourself!

Zoom Link:

Password: &7uG%2

I look forward to seeing all of you!

Warmly, Kristina Clancy MFLC

Kristina Clancy for Lisa F. Poli

MFLC- Military & Family Life Counselor for Coronado Middle School
Cell Phone: (619) 592-0821


MFLC's available to support our military students and families who may benefit from counseling services. We are here to support you during these challenging times!

Military Families Resources


Calling all artists! MWR Community Rec and Child & Youth Programs are partnering to create MOTMC Activity Bundles for programming in April and we need your input NOW! The bundles will be packaged in a reusable fabric storage container. Here’s the fun part…that container is going to be personalized with a patch that could feature YOUR CHILD’S ARTWORK! To enter, use the “Month of the Military Child” Word doc attached. All entries MUST be submitted using the attached document. Entries may be submitted in-person to the NAB Community Recreation Center or by email to Deadline to enter is January 29.


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Programs is offering a new series of Parent Education Virtual Workshops for military-connected parents and professionals who work in support of military-connected children.


  • Reading in Middle School: January 27, 9 am


Not available to attend the live webinar? Register at the links above to receive the recording.


Wednesday, January 27, 5-6 pm

The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Life.



Wednesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, & March 10, 4-5:30 pm

Outside the Lens has partnered with the FOCUS Project, to run a photography workshop for military-connected families. Workshops are open to veterans and active military families and couples.

  • Participants will need access to a phone camera, tablet camera or digital camera.
  • There will be a second virtual photography workshop series in April.
  • There will be a virtual gallery of the work available online after the exhibition.



Applications due February 17, 2021

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2021-22 with at least one recipient selected from every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Apply:


As of April 2020, all DoD service members, civilian personnel, and all dependent family members (kindergarten-college/adult) are eligible to use at no cost. If you've heard of but aren't sure how to create an account, or exactly how it works, here is a video to get you started: Have additional questions? Email at

Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado



Is your teen looking for a means to earn spending money? Do they enjoy mentoring younger children? Then, the Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Babysitter Training Camp is the perfect opportunity for them. Offered on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 9:30a.m.-1:30p.m., this program will train participants on the care and safety required to supervise infants and young children. This four-hour hands-on seminar, trains teens ages 11-15 on feeding and diapering babies and toddlers. Also they will learn how to recognize an emergency, how to handle choking and will be introduced to infant and child CPR. This course is taught in- person at the Coronado Community Center in a safe, socially distant manner. Masks are required to be worn throughout the course and separate training equipment is provided for each participant.

Friday, January 29th is a school vacation day for CMS students, so come learn a new skill on the path to starting your own babysitting business Contact the Coronado Recreation and Golf Services Department at 619-522-7342 to register by phone or check out the city’s website at to register online.

Stacy Berman

City of Coronado

Recreation Programs Supervisor

(619) 522-2458

Coronado Schools Foundation



The Coronado Locals App offers exclusive savings and special deals from over 60 businesses in Coronado and beyond to CSF donors. Get instant access to all the Coronado Locals Card deals on your phone with your $100+ donation!

Visit Donate $100+ to CSF or sign up to be a recurring donor. Email with questions.

For a list of ALL participating businesses CLICK HERE (

Triton Shout Outs

Student to student, staff to student, student to staff. We love celebrating our Tritons!! To view all of the shout outs, click on the link. Triton Shout Outs on PowerSchool

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

January: Key of Excellence: Failure Leads to Success

Jan 25 Jan 29 Kindness Week

Jan 25 CA Healthy Kids Survey -7th grade T3

Jan 28 End of Semester 1

Jan 29 Non student day

Feb 1 Semester 2

Tentative Phase 4

Feb 3 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm See website for Zoom

Feb 5 Report cards mailed home

Feb 8 Lincoln Day No School

CoSA Apps Due

Feb 15 Presidents' Day No School

Feb 16-19 Spirit Week

Feb 18 CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm (Zoom)