Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School March 16-20, 2020

This week's mindset quote:

March Key of Excellence is "This Is It!"

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Dear Parents,

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I'm happy to announce that Assistant Principal Falar and her husband are expecting their second child later this month. Mrs. Falar's last day for the school year will be March 25th. We wish her and the Falar family all the best, and we look forward to seeing her back at CMS in August 2020.

I'm please to announce that Mr. Ryan Keller, CMS Teacher and Administrative Designee, will step in as interim assistant principal during Mrs. Falar's leave. Mr. Keller has been teaching at CMS for eight years and serves in several leadership roles on campus and in CUSD. He holds an administrative services credential, and therefore, will function in the same capacity as the CMS administrative team. Mr. Keller will begin his interim transition on March 18th and his duties will officially begin on March 26th. Mr. Keller can be reached at

As always, I thank you for your ongoing support. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.


Karin Mellina


CMS Happenings

This Week:

March 16 8th Grade Registration meetings continue

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

March 17 S

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

March 18 CSf Telethon

March 19

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Mar 20

CUSD is continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 CUSD Information Link

Application Electives for 2020-2021: The following electives require an application: ASB (Associated Student Body), APA (Advanced Performing Arts), KCMS Broadcasting, Advanced Art, and Yearbook. There is an informational meeting on March 18th during both lunches. Students who plan to apply for an application elective must attend the meeting and submit the application by April 9th.

Applications will be available on Monday, March 18th:

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

If you're unable to volunteer but want to help out, click here Drug Store Food Contributions Sign Up Drug Store Food Contribution Sign Up

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

Military Families Information

Silver Strand Youth Center March Information:

Teen Nights 7:00-9:00 PM

March 20th-Challenge Game

Field Trips

March 21st-SDSU Tour from 10:00-2:00 PM

March 21st- San Diego Gulls Hockey from 6:00-10:00 PM

Stop by the Youth Center for more information, located at 1302 Leyte Rd., Coronado, CA 92118.

8th Grade Information

CHS counselors present to 8th graders: Registration appointments continue this week. If you didn't recieve your date and time, please contact the front office.

Knott's Berry Farms - 8th Grade Field Trip: Permission slips and payment are due NOW

Permission slips were sent home but can also be found on teachers PowerSchool pages. Payment should be made online at

8th Grade Promotion:

8th Grade Video: It’s a CMS tradition to showcase our 8th graders in an end of year video. We plan to create a video slideshow that includes the whole class and will be shown at CMS 8th Grade Promotion Breakfast. As we enter into these exciting times for our young students, let's not forget how they started their middle school years: campus orientation, 6th Grade Olympics, 6th Grade Camp, Cotillion, Drug Store, Medieval Times etc. To help complete this project, please email 3 JPEG pictures of your student to us. Please ensure they are clear, edited and ready for inclusion in our CMS 8th Grade Promotion end-of-year video. Thank you to Kimberly Schulrud & Doug Grossmann for putting this together!!

The absolute deadline will be May 15, 2020. There will be reminders, but the deadline to produce this quality video of 200+ students is May 15, 2020. We are excited to be a part of this fun production. Send photos and/or questions to: (copy and paste this email address)

Message from President Pate and CMS ASB:

CMS March Madness- March 23-27: Teams will be formed by student representatives from each T3 class. Games will take place during both lunches, and we will track the bracket to determine which T3 becomes the CMS March Madness Winner! The winning team will earn a Donut party!

New Triton Gear! Buy your new CMS Visors! ASB is selling CMS Visors every Thursday at our Pop-Up Shop in the quad. Visors are $15 . We also have Keith Hawkin’s "Better than Good" T-Shirts on sale for $20.

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Messages from PTO

CHS - Every 15 Minutes - Community Event

CHS presents "Every 15 Minutes." A two-day program, March 10th and 11th, focusing on high school juniors and seniors which challenges them to think about drinking, driving, personal safety, the responsibility of making mature decisions and the impact their decisions have on family, friends, their community, and many others.

CHS ASB would like to invite all parents of CUSD students to attend this free session where you will hear from a victim speaker about the impact an alcohol related car crash had on his life. CHS Every 15 Minutes Program Register here

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

March - This Is It!

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

Mar 16-20 ELPAC testing

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

Mar 18 Application electives student information meeting at lunch

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

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Coronado SAFE was in Granzer Hall for lunchtime outreach Monday 3/9 for first and second lunch. This week, we focused on positive self affirmations. Our activity included creating affirmation stones, so that students are able to constantly remind themselves of their positive traits and identified strengths. Additionally, we practiced self love, positive self talk, and encouraging self worth through mindfulness, and self affirming, breathing techniques and conversations.

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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.