Triton News

Coronado Middle School - April 8-12, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - April Key: "Flexibility"

This week's mindset quote: " Bend, don't break."

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 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 notes at CMS by Wednesday morning, April 10, 0r, you can email one 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 Dress Days:

Monday, April 8: “Proud to be an American” Day – wear red, white, and blue

Tuesday, April 9: “Crazy Camo” Day – wear your camouflage clothes

Wednesday, April 10: “Military Parents are our Superheroes” – wear your favorite superhero look

Thursday, April 11: “Our Troops Allow America to Shine Bright & Sparkle” – wear stars or shiny sparkles. Notes will be out for the kids to read.

Friday, April 12: “Purple Up! for Military Kids” – wear purple

CMS Happenings

This Week

Apr 8-Apr 12 Elective Auditions/Interviews

Apr 8 PE SWIM Day - all classes

Grading Period 3 Choices begins

Triton Time 10:58-11:33 am

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 9 6th Grade Drug Store Program (students - 7:58- 11:15 am)

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:00

SAFE Coffee Talk -How to Talk to your Kids About Drugs 6:00 pm

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

Apr 11 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

2019-2020 East Coast Trip Parent Meeting 5:00 pm Library

Apr 12 PE SWIM Day - all classes

Apr 13 Saturday School

It’s National Assistant Principal Week! CMS is so fortunate to have Mrs. Brooke Falar serve as the AP. Brooke provides our students and school community with a caring and safe environment, and I couldn’t be prouder to work alongside an outstanding leader and committed educator. Please join me in celebrating Brooke this week!

2019-2020 School Year Registration: Closes on April 19th:

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

CMS Garden: Congratulations Eagle Scout Cole Mullins and Troop 801 for creating a beautiful space that we will treasure for years! Thank you Amy Youngblood, Luan Troxel, Jana Monroe and the CMS Triton Garden Club for all of your work and love that you continually put into this special gem on our campus.

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

East Coast Trip: 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.

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

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

Drug Store Program for 6th Grade is Tuesday!

Thank you to Coronado SAFE, Sally Harvey and Janet Thoms for coordinating this important student event that will take place during periods 1-3 on Tuesday morning. We appreciate all of the supportive volunteers who will make this a memorable experience for our students.

If possible, we would appreciate your contribution of food items to provide those working the event with a light breakfast and snacks. Please sign up here Drug Store Items

Tuesday, April 9th Drug Store Debrief & Round Table Discussion

6:00pm-7:30 pm

Open to ALL Coronado Parents/Guardians (NO students, please)

CMS Granzer Hall 550 F Ave

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:

Field Level Reserved Seating due by April 26th Seating Reservation Link

  • Proper Spelling of Name for Certificate is due NOW
  • Parent Permission Form for Promotion Events and payment are due by April 12th

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

    2019 Promotion Information Link


    The next meeting is Thursday, April 25th at 9am in the CMS Library. We hope you can join us!

    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

    PE Swim Information

    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 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