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Coronado Middle School - April 23-26, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - April Key: "Flexibility"

This week's mindset quote: "Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.”

It's Spirit Week:

Tues: Lazy Day! (Pajama Day)

Wed.: Workout Wednesday!

Thurs: Music/Band Shirt Day!

Fri: That 70’s Day

See you at the dance!

CMS Happenings

This Week

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

Apr 23 5th Grade Parent Orientation Granzer Hall 6:30-7:30pm

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 24 National Administrative Professionals Day

Apr 25 PTO Meeting at 9:00 am

Application electives notification letters mailed home

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:15

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

Apr 25 FLIP DAY (due to testing) Flip Day Schedule Link

Apr 26 ASB presents That 70's Dance 5:30-7:00 pm

Statewide Testing starts Tuesday for 7th and 8th graders:

These assessments provide information about individual students’ areas of strength and growth. We appreciate your support in reminding our students to:

· Get a good night’s sleep

· Have a healthy breakfast

· Be on time – testing starts each day at 8:00 am

· Invest in each testing experience and demonstrate their best efforts and skills.

Thank you for marking your calendars with testing dates and being mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8-10:30 am.

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

Wednesday is Administrative Professionals Day: We’re excited to celebrate two incredible ladies, Dollyanne and Lamarshell, who support CMS in being a welcoming and caring environment.

Application Electives: Letters will be mailed on Thursday afternoon. We had a record breaking number of applications this year, and we are proud of each and every CMS student for their efforts and desire to be part of an application elective class. Staff spent several weeks reviewing applications and interviewing and auditioning students in order to build the most equitable classes. Thank you for your support of this rigorous process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Saturday School: It's Greek to Me: Greek Mythology with Mrs. Loiselle

Date: May 4, 2019 Time: 8am-12pm

May 4th Saturday School Info

CMS Spring Book Fair: May 10th- 17th. Our CMS Scholastic website can be found here, which includes information about online shopping dates, book fair hours of operation, how to access classroom wish lists, and how parents can sign up to volunteer.

Coronado Schools Foundation Summer Enrichment Sign Up NOW :

Summer Arts:

8th grade Promotion Information

8th Grade Promotion Information:

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

  • 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

    PTO Meeting: Thursday, April 25th at 9am in the CMS Library. We hope you can join us!

    Thank you to all of the parents who donated to the staff luncheon.

    Upcoming Events

    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

    Screen Free Week is April 29-May 3, 2019

    CUSD and CMS will be celebrating Screen-Free Week, and we hope that all parents and families will join in the challenge, too!


    At CMS, students are required to always have their cell phones off and stored in their backpacks. During screen free week, students will be using computers during testing and for instructional purposes, but we will be providing fun lunch time activities that students can even do outside of school rather than spending time on their phones. We hope you'll choose to join your children in forgoing screen-based entertainment as this kind of support is the best thing you can do to ensure that your child will have a successful and beneficial experience.

    A few things to try out during screen free week:

    • Turn off and put away your cell phones during family dinner.
    • Set up a plug in station in a common space in your home - have all family members turn off and plug in their phones at the same time in the evening.
    • Set up a challenge for your children to be social media free for the week - have conversations about how this has impacted them throughout the week.

    If your child doesn't have a smartphone and your considering getting one for him/her, there's an excellent book I recommend you read. It's a very quick read with only 50 pages - $10 on Amazon Can Your Teen Survive and Thrive Without a Smartphone

    Smartphones provide your child with access to a tremendous amount of information including the social media world via apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and more. Over the past several years, the number of student issues directly related social media use has steadily and rapidly increased. Unfortunately, some of these issues result in significant consequences.

    A few considerations:

    • Set the parental controls - the iPhone X has controls that you can set from your phone. Another way to do this is through an app call Qustodio.
    • An iTunes account is needed for downloading any and all apps. When you set up the iTunes account, YOU set the password and don't give it to your child. In order for him/her to download any app - even the free ones - you have to put in the password - so he'll have to show it to you to do that
    • No social media
    • Monitor texting, and monitor often. You may be surprised by some of the texting exchanges.
    • Don't allow the phone in their bedroom at night. This is huge! Set a specific time for your child to give you their phone at night.
    • Most importantly, if you purchased and pay for the phone, remind your child that you are the owner. Therefore, it's yours and you can take it, look at it, etc. whenever you want.

    Studies show that American children spend more time in front of a screen than they do in school! Let's challenge our kids, and ourselves, to forgo screen-based entertainment and be as screen free as we can be!

    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 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 is Mental Health Awareness month

    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

    Message from CSF

    Summer Enrichment is back!

    Registration is now open for Coronado Schools Foundation's 2019 Summer Enrichment Program featuring hands-on STEAM-inspired classes for students, grades TK-12.
    This educationally focused program offers two, one-week sessions with some classes offered over both weeks. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12:00 to 3:00 pm with most classes at Village Elementary School. There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00 for students taking both morning and afternoon classes.
    Most classes are taught by credentialed Coronado Unified teachers with Steve Reiss, a local expert, teaching SAT/ACT and Excelsior Chess offering Chess Camp. Class sizes are small with experienced teachers at the helm, planning and executing the curriculum.
    Registration is now open! Register by May 15th to save $20 off each class! to register now!