Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 10.5.2018

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I hope you had a great break full of memories and relaxing moments. As turn our focus to the new quarter, here are some key items to consider for this upcoming week:

A. District PD. Please report to your designated areas on Monday (10/8) for certificated and ELH for designated classified staff on Tuesday (10/9).

For certificated folks... please click on this LINK.

For classified folks ... please see below...

Employees serving in the following positions will be participating in the SUHSD Classified Professional Development Day on October 9, 2018 at Eastlake High School.

Campus Assistant Community Relation Facilitator Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs)

Instructional Assistant Instructional Assistant – Bilingual

Instructional Assistant – Special Ed Instructional Assistant – SPED Vis Impaired

Instructional Health Care Assistant Student Program Facilitator

Please inform employees to report to Eastlake High School at 7:30 a.m. They will released for lunch and travel back to sites/departments by 1:00 p.m. (WE WILL HAVE LUNCH AT ELM at 11:30 and will have food set aside for you. You will need to use your afternoon time to complete online training).

B. Site PD. Tuesday October 9th in the Pavilion. We will start at 8:00 with some light snacks and coffee. We will have Luna Grill for lunch! PLEASE BRING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE LIKE AN IPAD! Also, make sure you know your strengths (bring your lanyard card that we created for you).

C. Rise Up. Change in venue!!! Please refer the students to Room 907 for periods 2 and 3 and Room 704 for periods 5 and 6.

D. Detention. ATTENTION! Mr. Diosa will be taking over detention in Room 403 during both lunches. Please send students to this room.

E. Triton Awards! Start recognizing those great students of yours. Give them the shell award and have them find me at lunch or in my office for a treat. I always call their parents and it makes for great community building with your classroom. It is the Growth Mindset Month! Go to the Hyperdoc to fill out a form and recognize an awesome kid for having a Growth Mindset.

As always, Go Tritons! If you have something that you would like me to share in the Triton Times, please let me know.

Technology Opportunity


Please consider this great PD opportunity. CUE puts together an awesome experience.

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Self-Control (Triton Trait of the Month!)

For the month of October, we will be focusing on Self-control. Don't worry, Kindness Mondays will continue all year long (If you have a kindness challenge, be sure to forward it to Mrs. Rose and the TNT crew).

With Halloween just around the corner, we know the impact of self-control (try making kids eat only one piece of candy!). As we know in working with young individuals, self-control can be one of the hardest traits for a student to master. Let's explore the impact of self-control on students' ability to influence their own future during this month. We know that students who can defer instant gratification will be better off in the long run in many different areas of their lives. Our definition of self-control will be the ability to exercise restraint in light of impulses, desires and emotions.

Consider sharing the following 8 minute YouTube video with your TSP to introduce the Triton Trait of having Self-control. The link the the video is also posted on the Triton Trait Curriculum link on our Systems Hyperdoc. Feel free to add to the list of resources. Here is a video of the marshmallow experiment as well.

In the weeks to come, be sure to nominate students for Triton of the Week who exemplify having a growth mindset.

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Hyperdoc Link

Click here to access the Hyperdoc for ELM.

Nominate a Sweetwater Star!

Do you know a Triton Staff member doing great things? Let's recognize them at the district level by clicking on this button.

Mandatory Online Training

Please make sure you complete these trainings!

Week At A Glance

October 8-12

Monday, October 8

Tuesday, October 9

  • ELM All Staff Professional Development (8:00, Pavilion)

Wednesday, October 10

  • Students Report (Block A Schedule, Periods 1-3, 3:15 Dismissal)
  • Cheer Practice (3:45 Pavilion)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)

Thursday, October 11

  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)

Friday, October 12

  • Flag Football Practice (1:30 ELM Field)

Saturday, October 13

  • Cross Country Meet (Times Vary, ORH)
  • Baseball vs. RDR (8:00 OLH Field)
  • Baseball vs. BVM (1:15 OLH Field)
  • Softball vs. BVM (1:15 OLH Field)

October 15-17

Monday, October 15

  • Cheer Practice (3:45 Pavilion)

Tuesday, October 16

  • Coffee With Cooke (8:30, Library)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:30 Room 169)
  • Softball Practice (3:45 ELM Field)
  • PTSO Meeting (6:00 Library)

Wednesday, October 17

  • Art Club Meeting (3:30 Room 206)
  • Cheer Practice (3:45 Pavilion)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)

Thursday, October 18

  • ASB Spirit Day: Western Day
  • DLI Student Led Conference (3:30 Pavilion)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Baseball Practice (4:30 ELH Fields)
  • Let’s Talk College (Times TBD, Library)

Friday, October 19

  • El Dia De Los Muertos Festivities (All Periods, Pavilion)
  • Flag Football Practice (1:30 ELM Field)

Down the Road

October 23-31 - National Red Ribbon Week

October 27 – Compact for Success Field Trip

November 1 – Mod/Sever Fall Festival Dance

November 3 – 8th Grade Disneyland Trip

November 3 – SUHSD Pumpkin Toss Event

November 10-11 – SUHSD Robotics Competition

Purple Pride!

DLI and Fiestas Patrias!

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Awesome Parent Volunteers at the Luau

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Getting on the Same Page. Go Team!

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Rooting on the Team

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Flag Football Rocked It!

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

Team... Don't forget about the e-referral system. We are here to help!

You can use the new google form in lieu of a paper referral. The AP referral can be found here: There are also e-forms for RISE-Up and Counselor Referrals. All three forms can be found on our Triton Systems Hyperdoc. You can save a copy of the hyperdoc to your desktop for quick access. Simply follow this link to the hyperdoc and then download a copy to your desktop. You need to be logged in to your google drive to access all documents. (ex.