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Welcome to Coronado Middle School Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

October- Key of the Month: Integrity

This week's mindset quote: “It's always the right time to do what's right.” MLK

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Oct 28 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Oct 29 SSC Meeting CMS Conference Room 3:20-4:20

PTO Wreath Sales in front of CMS 2:45 - 3:30 pm

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Oct 30 PTO Wreath Sales in front of CMS 1:20 - 2:15 pm

Oct 31 NO Halloween costumes

Unity Day - Wear ORANGE

PTO-Staff Halloween treats for the classroom

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Art Club 3:15-4:15

November: Key of the Month: Ownership

Nov 1 - Nov 8 Book Fair

Nov 1 Progress Reports on ParentVUE

Grading Period 1: Please remember that although the grading period ended on Friday 10/25, teachers are still in the process of scoring work until Thursday, Oct 31st. Final/official progress report grades will be available for viewing on Synergy on Friday, November 1st.

Parent Teacher Student Conferences are November 5-7: We look forward to meeting with parents and students during this time. Because teachers have 100+ students, we request you only schedule conferences with classroom teachers where your child is struggling academically. Students are asked to attend the conference.

How to sign up: You can sign up online only. Please do not contact the front office. They do not have access to teacher schedules. Note: Same day scheduling is not available. You will not be able to sign up for a conference that will occur within a 12 hour window.

The online sign up link is below and will go live on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at noon. You will receive an additional email on Wednesday morning, and the link will also be posted on our website and on each teacher’s PowerSchool page.

Conferences Dates:

Nov. 5: Modified student day 8:20 am-12:15 pm

Nov. 6 Regular student day 8:20 am- 1:41 pm

Nov. 7: Modified student day 8:20 am-12:15 pm

Grading Period 2: Please remember to periodically check your child’s grades on PowerSchool.

Lost and Found: Items will be set out in the quad for students to look through each day this week during lunch. Please encourage your student to check the lost and found to claim their missing items. We currently have a lot of swim gear!! All unclaimed items will be donated this Friday, November 1st.

Take a Veteran to School Day

November 8th 7:30am – 10:00am

SPEAKERS: We are still looking for veterans and/or active duty men and women to join us for this celebration and speak in classrooms on November 8th Click here for more details

Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address to Kathy Cotten at

BREAKFAST: Students are invited to bring a veteran to breakfast on Friday, November 8th at 7:30am. You must RSVP to Rachael by November 1st. IF YOU ARE A SPEAKER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RSVP for breakfast.

Please volunteer or donate breakfast items. We appreciate your help in making the year’s event a success! Donation/Volunteer Sign Up HERE

Messages from PTO


Get a beautiful live, fresh, gorgeous holiday wreath. Gift friends, loved ones, and clients with a wreath, tabletop tree, or candlelit centerpiece all while supporting Coronado Middle School PTO.

Why? Help subsidize fieldtrips for all grades, fund 6th grade Olympics, 6th grade Drug Store, 8th grade Promotion, Library books, scholarships for field trips, and more.

When? Order forms and payment are due back to school by October 31, 2019.

Delivery of wreaths will be the week of December 2-6, 2019.



  • Local orders for Coronado and Imperial Beach will be hand delivered by PTO volunteers.
  • Make Checks payable to CMS PTO.
  • Order forms are also available at CMS.
  • PTO members will have a table set up in front of CMS on October 29th from 2:45-3:20pm and October 30th from 1:20-2:00pm.

For questions email

PTO Halloween Treats for Staff:

This Halloween let's give CMS teachers and staff "treats" they truly need! Please donate "teacher supplies!" Items such as tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes, etc. in lieu of candy for Halloween.

Use the SIGN UP LINK, and please drop off the items in the CMS front office anytime between now and October 31st at 9:00am.

Messages from ASB

Dear CMS Parents and Guardians,

Popcornopolis fundraiser: We are excited that the popcorn orders have arrived! Students with the last names A-M will pick up their popcorn on Monday, October 28th and students with last names N-Z will pick up on Wednesday, October 30th. Students will receive a ticket in their 7th-period class as a reminder to pick up their order after school in Granzer Hall on their assigned day.

Once more thanks again for all the support, ASB is excited to use these funds for many things for the school!

Level Up! Dance: ASB is looking for chaperones for the first dance of the year: The dance is on November 15th from 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Please email if you’re interested!



6th Grade Camp

6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. Camp registration/health forms are DUE MONDAY, Oct. 28th

  • If your child will not be attending camp, please email
  • 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

  • For all information on 6th Grade Camp visit

CSF Online Auction

Hurry up!! It ends Monday, Oct 28th at 11:59 pm! Get your bids in now!

This year’s Online Auction which features more than 250 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! At . All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

A few items to highlight:

#351 6 seats to 8th Grade promotion

#359 CMS Principal for the Day

# 416 CMS A Day at the races Gift Basket

ISF Winter Sports

Winter sports registration is open until November 8th!

Please direct all questions and inquiries about sports to Mereditih Hinz, Athletic Director, at

To register:

1. Log on or create an account at

2. Select Coronado Middle School in the drop down menu (selecting Coronado CIF will register you for High School and can not be transferred over)

3. Turn in all paperwork, TOGETHER, to the CMS front office. Please do not submit documents individually, they will not be accepted for registration.

Paperwork includes:

  1. signed online confirmation page
  2. sports physical, if not already submitted for the 2019/20 school year,
  3. payment online or by check(made out to ISF) or cash.

Practice and Game days have not been scheduled as of yet. Updates will be posted as soon as those days and coaching is solidified.

Please join the Facebook group Coronado Middle School Sports for the most up to date information!

Meredith Hinz, ISF Athletic Director

SAFE Coffee Talk-Alternative Treatment to Mental Health

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8:30-9:30am

CUSD Board Room 201 6th Street

Come hear from our expert Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather St. Jean-Garcia, PsyD, LMFT

Register HERE for Coffee Talk

  • Transform your family through an interactive presentation on:
  • Understanding self care and its impact on your kids
  • Going beyond therapy and medication
  • Utilizing the whole-body approach to treatment
  • Challenging negative thought cycles
  • Bringing your best self to the challenges of parenting

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

November: Key of the Month: Ownership

Nov 4 Choices Begins

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

Nov 5-7 Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 5 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:05 pm

Band/Choir Boosters Meeting 5 pm Granzer Hall

Nov 6 Parent Teacher Conferences 2:15 -3:20 pm

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

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30 pm

Nov 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:05 pm

Nov 8 Veteran’s Day Celebration 7:30 -10:00 am

Nov 11 No School Veteran’s Day

Nov 14 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Nov 15 CMS Dance 5:30-7:00

Nov 16 Saturday School 8-12

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