Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School February 18-21, 2020

This week's mindset quote: "Better than Good" Keith Hawkins

February’s Key of Excellence is Commitment

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Feb 17 NO SCHOOL -Presidents' Day

Feb 18-Feb 21 Spirit Week

Feb 18 Keith Hawkins - All student assembly 8:35-9:45 am

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Feb 19 Military Spouses Meeting Strand 8:30-9:30 Supporting Your Child Through Deployment

Feb 20 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30 pm

Feb 21" A Night at the Movies" Dance hosted by ASB Dance 6:00-7:30 pm

Feb 22 CoSA Auditions at CHS

Don't miss Coronado's Talent Show - more information below

Spirit Week!

Tuesday,February 18: College Day! – Rep your merch from your favorite college!

Wednesday, February 19: Disney Day!

Thursday, February 20: Crazy Hair Day!

Friday, February 21: Fandom Friday! Rep your favorite movie or TV show!

  • “A Night at The Movies”Dance: 6:0 0pm - 7:30 pm. Save time at the door and purchase tickets in advance. They are on sale in the quad next week during break and lunch.

Thank you, Parents. The Triton Staff appreciates the donated items for classrooms. Thank you for your support and your generosity.

Come see Performing Arts in "Thirteen":

Friday, March 6th 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 7th 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Sunday, March 8th 2:00 pm

Performances are at the CHS Theater. Buy your tickets at Click on Product Categories and then Performing Arts. Please print your tickets.

PowerSchool: 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.

Team and Club Photos: Photos will be taken throughout the school day on Wednesday, February 26th. Students wear club/team shirts with dark bottoms (i.e. jeans).

If there is no club/team shirt, students are encouraged to wear a white shirt and dark bottoms.

Lost or stolen items: Please be sure your child is not bringing valuables or large quantities of money to school. Personal property is a student’s responsibility, and CMS will not be held accountable for any lost or stolen items. Please review these important reminders with your child. More information can be found in the CMS student handbook.

Bicycle, Skateboard, and Scooter Safety: Students should be locking their bicycle, skateboard, or scooter each day. Additionally, students must remember to take their bicycles, skateboards and scooters home at the end of the school day. Do not leave these items at CMS overnight or throughout the weekend. CMS is not responsible for theft or damage to these items. More information regarding bicycle, skateboard, and scooter safety can be found on page 14 of the student handbook.

Attention 7th and 8th graders: Instrumental Music is looking for any string players that would like to join our class this spring. We are so fortunate have a great string coach and we a looking forward to build an string ensemble. If you have some experience playing violin, viola, or cello please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Mendoza at CHS CoSA office. We will be meeting every Friday from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, we still have space for more students.

Last day to join is February 28th.

8th Grade Information

CoSA Applications: CHS offers six conservatories. For more information go to Applications can be found at

Application materials are due on: Tuesday, February 18. 2020

Audition days are Saturday, February 22 and 29.

Knott's Berry Farms - 8th Grade Field Trip: Permission slips and payment are due Friday, March 6th . Payment should be made online at Click on Product Categories and the grade 8.

CHS counselors present to 8th graders: On February 24th and 27th students will start planning for high school. Registration appointments with students will be from March 2-26. Letters will be mailed home with your child’s 15-minute appointment time.

A Message from CHS Principal Schmeichel

Coronado High invites 8th grade students and parents to open house on

Tuesday, March 3rd 6:30 pm Granzer Hall

In order to maximize student achievement and minimize course and schedule changes, administrators, teachers, and counselors will be using data, performance, and evidence of effort and motivation to recommend students for honors and AP courses with prerequisites. We invite you to open dialogue with your child about planning a course schedule aligned with areas of career interest, passion, and motivation, while considering the importance of balancing challenges in the course load so that healthy life balance and time to pursue extracurricular and family and community activities are possible.

In general, we DO NOT RECOMMEND enrolling in summer online courses to accelerate or skip to a next level course at CHS in the fall.

Click on the link for more information about 9th grade courses:

We look forward to helping you start your transition to high school.

Mr. Schmeichel, Principal

Messages from PTO

Join us in the CMS Library for this month's meeting at 9:00 am on Thursday, Feb. 20th.

Thank you for your support last week! We know the CMS Staff appreciated the donated supplies!

Saturday School

Saturday School: Teachers provide fun, enriching experiences, and it's a great opportunity for students to make up any unexcused or excused absence. Please turn in all permission forms to the front office by Thursday, February 27th. Saturday School Form - Link

February 29, 2020 Class: Science experiments

Teacher: Mr. Ramirez

Time: 8 am-12 pm

Location: CMS Room 201

Description: Have you ever wondered how things glow in the dark or how to break down recycled items? Have you ever wondered how toothpaste is made? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, then Mr. Ramirez's Saturday School is for you! Science Saturday school will begin at 8 a.m. with a #Science discussion followed by five exciting experiments. This class fills up quickly, so sign up soon! Class is limited to 30 kids. Saturday School Form - Link

March 7, 2020

Annual Science Festival (All Grades)

Teacher: Ms. Byrd Time: 10:00am-2:00pm Location: Meet Ms. Byrd at the corner of Park Blvd. and Tony Gwynn at Petco. You’ll need to sign in when you arrive and sign out when you leave in order to receive credit. Description: Come to the 12th Annual Science Festival Expo Day at Petco Park on March 7th! It’s a FREE event with over 125 hands-on science activities and stage performances covering all fields of science. Students will be able to participate in discussions with local scientists, watch competitions, and view cool demonstrations.

***Visit this link for more information and a permission slip Science Expo 2020

Science class extra credit will be given to all who attend!

Coronado Schools Foundation

Coronado’s Talent Show: Feb 22nd at CHS Theater

Don't miss this exciting event that benefits CSF and CoSA. Tickets are on sale now and will sell out! Purchase tickets today at Coronado's Talent Show Link

Win a 6-passenger Golf Cart! CSF Opportunity Drawing Link

CSF Telethon March 18th 5:00 pm-9:00 pm at the CHS Theater CSF Telethon Link

Message from President Pate and CMS ASB:

“A Night at The Movies”Dance: ASB is excited to announce our CMS dance which will be on February 21st from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm. Save time and purchase tickets in the quad next week during break and lunch. Please email for more information.

  • Pre-sale tickets $10 includes a free froyo
  • At the door $12

It's Spirit Week! We're happy to host a fun filled week!

Tuesday,February 18: College Day! – Rep your merch from your favorite college!

Wednesday, February 19: Disney Day!

Thursday, February 20: Crazy Hair Day!

Friday, February 21: Fandom Friday! Rep your favorite movie or TV show!

Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser: It was a great success. Thank you for your participation and support of our Tritons.

Messages from CMS Junior Optimists

The Junior Optimists Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser Update:The Junior Optimists are excited to report that CMS raised a total of $4764.92 in donations going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation! We want to thank you for your incredibly generous support. We couldn't have done it without you!

6th Grade Parents

On Tuesday, March 24th, your child will be taking part in a program called "Drug Store," which is put together by Coronado SAFE and held at the Coronado Middle School.

The role of parents in drug and alcohol education is very important. The goal of the Drug Store Program is to engage our children to critically think about making positive, healthy lifestyle choices. The Drug Store is a dramatic, experiential program that takes students on a journey through the natural consequences of poor choices with regard to drugs and alcohol. More than 300 local sixth grade students from Coronado Middle School, Sacred Heart Parish School and Christ Church Day School go through this program. This community-wide event involves more than 100 volunteers including parents, DEA agents, police officers, EMTs, lawyers, judges, therapists, ministers, and more!

There are volunteer opportunities that take place the evening before the event, as well as throughout the event the following day. Please understand that you may be reassigned to a different role depending upon the needs of the program. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding.

We need your help to make this event a success!

  • Follow this Sign Up Genius link: Drug Store Volunteer
  • Feel free to contact us if you have questions about the volunteer roles.

Liz Riebe and Abby Lund

To learn more, click here to see Coronado SAFE's site about the Drug Store event.

Thank you for your support.

Liz and Abby

Parent Coordinators

Tech Tips

Miss the movie screening of "Like" Check out these great resources about smartphones and social media.

For parents of teenagers and soon to be college-bound...

1. The Coddling of the American Mind - Greg Lukianoff and Jonathon Haidt

2. iGen – Dr. Jean Twenge.

3. Generation Z Unfiltered - Dr. Tim Elmore

4. Alone Together – Sherry Turkle

5. 10 Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Today– Dr. Jaron Lanier

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

February: Commitment

Feb 18-Feb 21 Spirit Week

Feb 22 CoSA Auditions at CHS

Feb 24 CHS Counselors speak to Grade 8 in Science Classes

Feb 25 Choices Ends

IPA Monologue Competition 5:30-7:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 26 Team photo day in Granzer and 8th grade photo in CHS gym at 1:00pm

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

Feb 27 CHS Counselors speak to Grade 8 Science Classes

Feb 28 Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00pm

Feb 29 APA “13” Mega Rehearsal 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday School 8-12 pm

March - This Is It!

Mar 2-5 Thirteen Tech Week 3:30-7:00pm at CHS

Mar 2-27 9th grade registration with CHS Counselors - appointment day and time will be sent home in advance

Mar 5 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30pm

Mar 6 Advanced Art to Getty Museum 7:45 am to 7:00 pm

"Thirteen" Musical 6:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 7 Saturday School 8-12

"Thirteen" Musical 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 8 "Thirteen" Musical 2:00 pm at CHS Theater

Mar 9 8th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening by Rady’s Hospital nurses

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

March 10 SAFE Outreach 11:45-1:15pm Granzer Hall

Mar 11 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Mar 12 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00-5:00 @ DO

Mar 13 Lockdown Drill per 2

Band and Choir Spaghetti Dinner 5pm-8pm Granzer Hall

Mar 16-20 ELPAC testing

Mar 17 Spanish 1B to Latin Film Festival 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Mar 18 CSF Telethon CHS Theatre


Mar 20 Swim Day - all grades

PTO Baked Potato & Salad Bar

Mar 23- 27 Swim Week - all grades

Mar 23- 27 ASB March Madness

Mar 23 SAFE Outreach at lunch

Mar 24 6th Grade Drug Store Program 8:00- 11:30

NO swim for grade 6

Drug Store Parent Night Granzer (time TBD)

Mar 25 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Mar 26 All Band concert at CHS 6:00pm

Mar 27 End of the 3rd grading period

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00pm

Mar 30-Apr 3 Spring Recess NO SCHOOL

Parent Appointments: We are committed to supporting student accessibility and the daily instructional program. Therefore, administration is not able to take walk in appointments. Please contact Dollyanne Hutchins to schedule appointments with Principal Mellina , Assistant Principal Falar, or Program Specialist, Mrs. Keehan so we can provide you and your child with dedicated time to answer your questions and discuss concerns. You can schedule appointments with counselors, Ms. Vu at or Ms. Kint at

We appreciate your support.