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Coronado Middle School - April 15-19, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - April Key: "Flexibility"

This week's mindset quote: "When you can’t change the direction of the wind,

adjust your sails.”

CMS Happenings

This Week

Apr 15 PE SWIM Day- all classes

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 16 PE SWIM Day - all classes

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:15

APA Cabaret Night Granzer Hall 6 pm

Apr 17 Fantasy Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM

Apr 18 PE SWIM Day - all classes

PTO Staff Pizza and Salad Luncheon

NO Homework Club Today

CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

Apr 19-22 April Recess (No School Fri. and Mon.)

Congratulations, Mrs.Ananda Dejarnette : Mrs. Dejarnette has been named the CMS Teacher of the Year AND Coronado Unified School District Teacher of the Year! Fondly known to her students as Mrs. DJ, she has served Coronado Schools for 17 years and currently teaches 8th grade history. Mrs. DJ is a dedicated and inspiring educator that truly makes a difference an everlasting impact on the lives of her students.

CUSD Board Meeting: Join us this Thursday at 4:00pm when we recognize and celebrate our Classified Employee of the Year, the amazing Dollyanne Hutchins. And, on May 16th at 4:00pm when we will celebrate the outstanding Mrs. DJ, Teacher of the Year!

Statewide Testing starts on April 23rd: Thank you for reminding your children to get a good night's sleep, eat breakfast, and put forth their 100%. Please be mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8:00am-10:30am

Smarter Balanced Assessment:

8th grade: April 23- April 30, 2019

7th grade: April 23- April 30, 2019

6th grade: May 2-9, 2019

8th grade Science: May 7-9, 2019

For all testing information and schedules, go to this link. CMS State Testing Information

2019-2020 School Year Registration: Closes on April 19th:

If you will not be returning to CMS due to a move, please contact our registrar , Mrs. Karnas, .

Reminders: Please keep in mind that teachers need optimal time to grade work and post grades. Grades are updated at least every 3 weeks. Also, we receive many emails every day, thank you for your patience as we get back to you as soon as possible.

8th grade Promotion Information

8th Grade Promotion Information:

Field Level Reserved Seating due by April 26th Seating Reservation Link

  • Proper Spelling of Name for Certificate is due NOW
  • Parent Permission Form for Promotion Events and payment are due NOW

  • 8th Grade Video: It’s a CMS tradition to showcase our 8th graders in an end of year video put together by our PTO. We need your photos by May 15th!! Please send no more than three photos to Thank you to Anita Lorr for putting all of this together!

    Types of photos: Middle school years- individual, with friends, sports/activities, out of school pics or in school.

    For more promotion information, and ALL FORMS, please visit the website:

    2019 Promotion Information Link

    Messages from PTO

    CMS Parents,

    This Thursday, April 18th, we are treating our wonderful teachers and staff to Village Pizzeria's delicious pizza and salad. We need your help with drinks and desserts! Please sign up here:

    The next meeting is Thursday, April 25th at 9am in the CMS Library. We hope you can join us!

    Upcoming Events

    From Ms. Kullmann and Advanced Performing Arts: Tuesday, 4/16 at 6:00pm in Granzer Hall

    Come to the "Cabaret”and see talented 7th and 8th graders who will perform Broadway shows such as Hamilton and Chicago. APA alumni will be making a special appearance. This is an evening to celebrate the Performing Arts and raise funds for the department. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. Cookies and a beverage will be given to each audience member.

    ASB presents "That 70's Dance" which is our final dance of the year! We are looking for parents who would be interested in chaperoning. The dance will be on April 26th from 5:00pm 7:00pm. Please email Kevin Ramirez at

    Get your Spirit Gear Ready for Spirit Week: April 23-26, 2019

    Tues: Lazy Day! (Pajama Day)

    Wed.: Workout Wednesday!

    Thurs: Music/Band Shirt Day!

    Fri: That 70’s Day

    See you at the dance!

    6th Grade Olympics!

    The 26th Annual 6th Grade Olympics is May 24th!! Mrs. McCann has been working with Mr. Roos to get plans underway, but we need your help to make it all happen! Please sign up to volunteer or support.!/showSignUp/8050d4aafa622a0fe3-6thgrade

    Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

    April: Key of Excellence “Flexibility"

    Apr 23-26 Spirit Week

    Apr 23 - 26 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing Week

    5th Grade Parent Orientation Granzer Hall 6:30-7:30

    Apr 24 National Administrative Professionals Day

    Application electives notification letters mailed home

    Apr 25-27 Yearbook to JEA/NSPA Competition in Anaheim

    Apr 25 FLIP DAY

    Apr 26 ASB Dance #3 5:30-7:00 pm

    Apr 29 - May 3 Screen Free Week

    Apr 29 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing

    Elective Form Distribution per 1, Grades 6 & 7

    Apr 30 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing


    May: “Balance”

    May 1 National School Principals Day

    Fantasy Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM

    May 2-3 6th Grade CAASPP Testing

    May 2 FLIP DAY

    SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

    May 4 Saturday School

    May 6-10 Staff Appreciation Week

    May 6 FLIP DAY

    6th Grade CAASPP

    May 7 National Day of the Teacher

    6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

    PTO Cinco de Mayo & Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

    May 8 National School Nurse Day

    6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

    7th gr. Sexual Health Parent Information Night at 5:30pm

    May 9 6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

    APA Spotlight Induction Granzer Hall 5-8 pm

    May 13-17 Book Fair

    May 15 CMS Spring Fair 5:30- 7:30

    May 16 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

    CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

    May 17 5th Grade Visit 9 am to 11 am Granzer Hall

    May 21 8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm

    Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM