Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 8.03.18

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Week 2 is in the books. All classes have been balanced and there should be minimal changes moving forward. If you still have concerns, please schedule an appointment with the counselors. Students have been assigned iPads. Our students have been great models for our Chinese and Japanese Delegates. Here are some highlights and points to consider:

A. Open House! Open House is August 9th. Classroom visits will begin at 6:00 PM in your student's first period class. They will bring home a schedule by August 8th. Please see our website for more information.

B. Military Families. We are looking for families who are interested in creating a support group for our military personnel. Please contact me directly at

C. Safety Drills. We will conduct seven drills on August 8th and 9th. These drills will happen druing the first five to ten minutes of each class with minimal disruption to the class learning environment. We want our campus to be safe and secure which requires students and staff to be prepared for a variety of situations. We will be conducting these drills in coordination with local law enforcement and the fire department. Contact Mr. Nafarrete at

D. Expectations Assembly. This past week we talked with students about the Triton Way via an Expectations Assembly. We covered key points from the Parent and Student Handbook. Please preview this handbook as we will ask you to sign off indicating that you understand the expectations as well. The handbook can be viewed on our website.

E. Shade and the Heat. We are doing out best to add a shaded structure to our campus. It has been vetted with the district and is awaiting architectural approval and the bid process. In the meantime, we do have shade opportunities on the south lawn and the pavilion. Starting August 13th, we will open the auditorium for students as well.

F. Open House. Come meet our staff on August 9th. We will send out a flyer with additional information this week. Please circle the date in the meantime!

G. PTSO! Our parent organization is looking for amazing parent leaders. We can use your help. Please nominate yourself or other great parents. Please visit the PTSO website.

H. Interested in Athletics? Check out the flyer below! Information for Fall Sports tryouts will be announced shortly on the website.

I. Follow us on Twitter @EastLakeTritons!

As always, Go Tritons!

PTSO Contest

Help Our Student and Our School

We are having a great contest through our TSP classes. We have some great incentives for the classes. We also have some surprises coming up for parents!
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Week At A Glance

  • August 6 – PTSO Membership Drive Kickoff
  • August 6 - Triton Time Start (Schedule)
  • August 6 – Library Open to Students Nutrition/Lunch/TSP
  • August 6-7 – 7th Grade Library Orientations
  • August 6-10 – EduAbroad Visit Week 2
  • August 6-10 – DLI Election Campaign
  • August 7 – Softball Tryouts, Day 1 (ELM Field, 3:45pm)
  • August 8 – All Students Suit Up for PE
  • August 8 – Softball Tryouts, Day 2 (ELMField, 3:45pm)
  • August 8 – Cheerleading Tryouts, Day 1 (Pavilion, 4:00pm)
  • August 8-9 – Safety Drills (1 drill each period)
  • August 9 – Open House (First Class Visit 6:00pm)
  • August 10 – Cheerleading Tryouts, Day 2(Pavilion, 1:30 pm)
  • August 11 – Baseball Tryouts (ELH, 8:30am)

Down the Road ….

  • August 14 – Coffee w/ Dr. Cooke (8:30am in Library)
  • August 14 - Cross Country Team’s First Practice (ELM Field, 3:30)
  • August 14 – PTSO Meeting (Library, 6:00pm)
  • August 23 – DLI Parent Night (Pavilion, 6:00pm)
  • August 31 – DLI Family Picnic (Mountain Hawk Park, 4:00pm)
  • September 14 - Annual Luau (Pavilion, 4:00-7:00pm)

EastLake Parent Group Announcement

Good Afternoon Parents,

I would like to invite you to join one of our Parent Groups at Eastlake Middle School. We are in need of parents representatives for District Parent Advisory Committee (DPAC), School Site Council (SSC), and District English Learner Advisory Committee (DELAC).

DPAC meetings are at the Parent Center located at 458 Moss St. from 9am to 11:30am. As a member of DPAC you will represent Eastlake Middle School in organizing parent meetings regarding increasing all student academic achievement. DELAC meetings are also at the Parent Center both have a total of 10 meetings. The focus is to increase student academic achievement for English Learners.

SSC meetings are at Eastlake Middle School from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. There are 6 meetings with other stakeholders to learn about and vote on the use of funds for improving student academic achievement.

Please download the document below and fill out a short statement about yourself and email it back to or you can drop it off to the front desk to the attention of Beethoven Diosa. Please complete this by Tuesday, August 7th.

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Athletic Clearance

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Purple Pride!

Welcome EduAbroad

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

We are here to help out our parents whenever possible. If you have concerns about programs on the campus, please refer to this link about roles and responsibilities and contact the appropriate person. Also, we ask that for safety reasons that you please present an ID to pick up your child. If you need to drop off your child's iPad or lunch, please be aware that it might take several minutes for you to personally give the items to the student. We appreciate your cooperation in these matters. Go Tritons!

Mission Statement

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Core Beliefs

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PTSO - We need your help!

The PTSO is an important part of our success at ELM. They provide much needed resources in terms of financial support and human resources. This year, we have set a lofty goal of raising $20,000 to support our school. Please see the important items below regarding becoming involved in this important parent/guardian group! We need you to complete the nomination form and if you are shopping at Office Depot... please see the flyer below and give our information! We get 5% back.
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