Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 02.11.2019

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Mighty Tritons


Just the facts. Please be mindful of the following:

A. Department Chairs. I realize that I may have left the impression that I want to create a common prep for future DCs so that I may meet with them and ask them to take on additional work. I apologize for the misunderstanding. My intention is for teacher leadership to have a voice when they needed to meet with me as a group. There will be no additional work assigned and at this point, we will not consider the mutual prep. Please let me know if you have any concerns on this issue. We hope many of you will consider this great leadership opportunity.

B. Common Syllabus. I have vetted the concept of the common syllabus with each department. In speaking with the FAC and DC representatives, a deadline of May 31st was set to complete this important work. We are interested in promoting equity. I realize how challenging this task might be. I have provided you with a revised template. I believe in your professionalism and I know that you will create a strong syllabus for your department that will foster stronger PLC work and a focus on equitable practices.

C. Assigned Parking. Please be mindful of parking in the Cafeteria Manager's assigned parking spot. Often, she will have to leave campus to pick up materials and transport it to our site.

D. Counselor Availability. There will be limited availability of counselors next week as they will be finishing the six-year plan as well as conducting incoming 7th grade presentation at the feeder schools.

E. FAC. Please let your representatives know of any pressing instructional issues for the FAC meeting next Tuesday.

Don't forget to check out the AP section about Disneyland and Sea World tickets.

Way to Go Teacher of the Year -- Melinda Degele!

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Purple Pride (Our Kids and Teachers in Action!)

Spelling Bee - Thanks to Rose, Lopez, Davis and Sagun for Helping Out.

The winning word was pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.

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Unified Sports! Nice Job ELM!

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Check out our STEM Students!

8th Grade 4.0 Assembly (240 Students!!)

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Enthusiasm (Triton Trait of the Month!)

Enthusiasm is putting your whole heart into what you do. Whatever the task, no matter how big or small, it will always turn out better if you put your whole heart into it! A great thing about enthusiasm is that it's contagious! Your spark of energy and excitement can ignite others to live their lives with enthusiasm.

Its also important to remember that enthusiasm is be more than just showing energy and excitement. It is also represented by a passion for a cause or project. One does not have to be the life of the party to build enthusiasm. By treating even the smallest, insignificant jobs as important, paying attention to details even when the newness wears off, and aiming to be an encourager to others, we build relationships and share enthusiasm with everyone around us.

In the weeks to come, be sure to nominate students for Triton of the Week who exemplify these traits of Enthusiasm.

Week At A Glance

Monday – February 11

  • Nutrition Supervision Team E (Zavala, Barr, McNamee, D Torres, Thacker, Rowen, Owen, Davis, Villegas, Cherry, A Torres)
  • Incoming 7th Grade Orientation - Counselors Visiting Feeder Elementaries (Camarena, Olympic View)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)
  • Girls' Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday – February 12

  • Incoming 7th Grade Orientation - Counselors Visiting Feeder Elementaries (Eastlake, Wolf Canyon)
  • Mrs. Fields Fundraising Kickoff Assemblies (TSP Class Schedule)
  • Coffee w/ Cooke (8:30 Library)
  • ELAC Meeting (9:30 Library)
  • FAC (3:15 Cooke's Conference Room)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 169)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15, Rm 418)
  • PTSO Meeting (6:00, Library)

Wednesday – February 13

  • Mrs. Fields Fundraising Kickoff Assemblies (TSP Class Schedule)
  • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 312)
  • Girls’ Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)
  • Personal Website Expo (6:00 Room 312)

Thursday – February 14

  • Valentine's Day
  • ASB Spirit Day: Wear Red & Pink for Valentine's Day
  • Mrs. Fields Fundraising Kickoff Assemblies (TSP Class Schedule)
  • Cheer Practice (3:30, Pavilion)
  • Robotics Team Practice (3:30, Rm 604)

Friday – February 15

  • No School - President's Day Weekend
  • Boys Basketball Championship (10:00 SUHI)
  • Girls Basketball Championship (9:00 SUHI)
  • Girls Soccer Championship (9:00 SUHI)

Monday - February 18

  • No School - President's Weekend

Tuesday - February 19

Down The Road

  • February 20-22 – ELPAC Testing – reading, writing
  • February 21 – Future DLI Titan Parent Night
  • February 23 - Ma'at African American Student Conference
  • February 26-27 – Incoming 7th Grade Parent Nights
  • February 27 – Teacher Deadline: Progress Report 1
  • March 4 – Progress Report 1 Distribution
  • April 17 - Olympian HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 OHS Multi Purpose Room)
  • April 23 - Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)
ELM Facility Calendar

The ELM Facilities Calendar will be ran on the linked Google Calendar. Please note that we will no longer be updating the outlook calendar from 1st semester.

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Shannon and Dean

SBAC schedule coming this week and TOMs registration as well.

We came across this awesome opportunities from Sea World and Disneyland. You might want to check them out! (Coincides nicely with our Spring Break!)

Vaping and Lean Drinks on the ELM Campus

Be aware that we suspended several students for bringing vaping devices on campus as well as drinking a concoction known as Lean. The drink contains cough syrup with a mixture of soda and different flavorings (gummy bears, juice, etc.). We need to be mindful about sending student out on passes during class. The vaping devices can be concealed as USB drives or even pencils/pens/cards. We will be sharing a vaping video with the students shortly.