Triton News

Coronado Middle School - April 1-5, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - April Key: "Flexibility"

This week's mindset quote: "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” John Wooden

CMS Happenings

This Week

Apr 1 Begin Quarter 4

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 2 Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Apr 3 Paraprofessional Appreciation Day

Elective Applications due by 1:30 pm

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

Apr 4 Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 5 PE SWIM Day - all classes

ASB to Disneyland

Welcome Back, Tritons! We hope you had a fantastic and restful break!

2019-2020 School Year Registration opens on April 1 and closes on April 19th:

The registration link below will not be available until APRIL 1st.

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

Celebrating our Instructional Aides: Wednesday is National Paraprofessionals Day. We so fortunate to have the support of these dedicated and caring teammates. Thank you to Mrs. Paula, Mrs. Yvonne, Coach Eddie, Mrs. Jones, Mr. James, Mrs. Careyann, Miss Kara, Mr. Donahue, and Mrs. Adams!

Grading period 3 : Official final grades will be posted in Synergy and available to view on Friday, April 5th. Reminder: this is a progress report, so a report card is not mailed home.

Application Electives for 2019-2020: The following electives require an application:

ASB, APA (Advanced Performing Arts), KCMS Broadcasting, Advanced Art, and Yearbook.

Applications: Download from the Counseling PowerSchool page or CMS website or pick up in the front office.

Timeline information:

  • April 3rd by 1:30 pm: Applications are due and should be submitted to the teacher or the front office.
  • April 8-12: Auditions and interviews will be held. Students will be notified.
  • April 24: Final notification letters sent home.
  • April 29: General Electives Form distributed in period 1 classes

East Coast Trip: 48 8th graders enjoyed their fun filled experience over break. Thank you to Mrs. Dejarnette for organizing and chaperoning this memorable trip along with Mr. Keller, Ms. Byrd and Mrs. Karnas! If your 2019-2020 8th grader is interested in attending the trip during Spring Break 2020, come to the informational meeting on April 11th at 5:00 pm in the CMS Library. More information below.

PE Swim Days: 4/5, 4/8, 4/15, 4/16 and 4/18. Please below for more specific information from the PE Department.

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

Saturday School with Mrs. Bouwman on April 13, 2019 8am-12pm

Class: Create Your Own Board Game!

Click on the link for information about April 13th Saturday School

CMS Garden: Shout out and thank you to Luan Troxel, Amy Youngblood, Jana Monroe and our Triton Garden Club for continuing to make the CMS Garden so beautiful!

Statewide Testing is coming up: Please mark your calendars with the following dates, and 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

April is Month of the Military Child

April is the Month of the Military Child. In celebration of our students, we’re asking for parents/guardians, family members, and community members, to write a letter or note of appreciation acknowledging unique challenges related to military lifestyle and strengths developed from overcoming such challenges. Let's recognize their personal sacrifices, because Kids Serve Too! Please drop off letters at CMS by the end of the day on Wednesday, April 17th.Or, you can email your letter to our CMS Military Family Life Counselor at We will be putting all of the letters out at lunch for the kids to enjoy.

Spirit Week:

Monday, April 15: “Proud to be an American” Day – wear red, white, and blue
Tuesday, April 16: “Crazy Camo” Day – wear your camouflage clothes
Wednesday, April 17: “Military Parents are our Superheroes” – wear your favorite superhero look
Thursday, April 18: “Our Troops Allow America to Shine Bright & Sparkle” – wear stars or shiny sparkles
Friday, April 19: “Purple Up! for Military Kids” – wear purple

6th grade Drug Store Program - April 9th

Tuesday, April 9th is the 6th Grade "Drug Store Program" which is put together by Coronado SAFE and held at the Coronado Middle School.

Volunteers are still needed to make this event a success!


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

Special Evening Coffee Talk

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 6:00-7:30 pm

CMS Granzer Hall 550 F Ave

Click here to Register

Join us for Round Table Discussions on How To Talk To Your Kids About Drugs

This presentation will have a brief overview of what students learned at the Drug Store Program, however, it will primarily focus on how to talk to your kids about drugs..

· Myths, Reality, & Warning Signs

· Dealers, Online Ordering, “Kid” Friendly Dispensaries

· Recognizing Paraphernalia

· Addressing the Issue Without Breaking or Losing Trust

· Risk Taking and Developmentally Appropriate Behavior Among Pre-Teens and Teens Today

For additional information and resources click here.

We appreciate your support in providing our students with significant and impactful lifelong learning opportunities. I encourage you to attend this important evening event and to continue to talk with your children about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol.

6th Grade Olympics!

The 26th Annual 6th Grade Olympics is coming!! 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

8th grade Promotion Information

8th Grade Promotion Information:

Correct name spelling forms are due NOW

Promotion events permission slips and payment are due by April 12th

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

2019 Promotion Information Link

PE Swim Information

Triton Families,

All PE classes will swim on the following days:

Friday 4/5, Monday 4/8, Monday 4/15, Tuesday 4/16, and Thursday 4/18.

Students are responsible for bringing their swim suit and a towel in a plastic bag, daily. There is no locker space dedicated for wet clothing.

Since we are swimming during school time, students must be modestly covered. Swimsuit requirements:

  • Students must wear actual swimsuits. No cotton clothing is allowed as cotton clogs the pool filters.
  • Girls need to wear a one piece bathing suit. A two piece suit can be worn, but must be covered by a rash guard. Girls may wear board shorts over their suits, if they wish.
  • Boys need to wear swim trunks or board shorts. Boys may also wear rash guards.
  • Students are encouraged to bring goggles.
  • Students with shoulder length or longer hair need to wear it tied back or wear a swim cap.
  • Please label all towels, clothes and items!

Students will be working on Aquatic Safety Skills, improvement of basic swimming strokes, as well as cardiovascular fitness. The pool is fully staffed with qualified lifeguards and water safety instructors on deck.

Students unable to swim due to illness or injury must bring a parent note to be excused.

*Students missing swim days will be expected to makeup swim days.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.



Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

April: Key of Excellence “Flexibility"

Apr 8-Apr 12 Elective Auditions/Interviews

National Assistant Principal’s Week

Apr 8 PE SWIM Day - all classes

Grading Period 3 Choices begins

Triton Time 10:58-11:33 am

Apr 9 National School Librarians Day

6th Grade Drug Store Program 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Apr 10 5th Grade Visit with Band/Choir Assembly 9:30-10:15 Granzer Hall

Apr 11 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

2019-2020 East Coast Trip Parent Meeting 5 pm Library

Apr 12 Fire Drill per 3

Apr 13 Saturday School

Apr 15- Apr 19 Yearbook interviews 3:15 - 5:00 pm

Apr 15 PE SWIM Day- all classes

Apr 16 PE SWIM Day - all classes

APA Scene Study Night Granzer Hall 6 pm

Apr 17 Dept 2:00-3:15

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

Apr 18 PE SWIM Day - all classes

PTO Staff Pizza and Salad Luncheon

CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

Apr 19-22 April Recess

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

Apr 29 - May 3 Screen Free Week

Apr 29 Elective Form Distribution per 1, Grades 6 & 7

7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing

Apr 30 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP

Annie, Jr. -Islander Youth Theater Granzer 3:30-5:00 PM

2019-2020 8th Grade East Coast Trip Information Night

April 11, 2019 at 5:00pm in CMS Library

The Trip is Spring Break 2020

Dear 7th Grade Parents and Students,

I am excited to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., and New York, NY. This year’s trip will take place during the 2019-2020 school year over Spring Break . On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school sponsored trip.

There will be a trip information meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity and provide time for you to ask questions on April 11, 2019 at 5:00 PM at CMS in the library.


Ananda Dejarnette

East Coast Trip Program Leader