Triton News

Coronado Middle School - April 29-May 3, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - May Key: "Balance"

This week's mindset quote: "Watch the little things; a small leak can sink a great ship." Benjamin Frankin

CMS Happenings

This Week: National Screen Free Week

Apr 29-30 7th & 8th Grade CAASPP Testing

May 2-3 6th Grade CAASPP Testing Begins

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

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Apr 30 FLIP DAY (due to testing) Flip Day Schedule Link

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:15

May 1 National School Principals Day

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


SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

CHS Freshman Football meeting at 3:15 in room 125

May 4 Saturday School

Statewide Testing starts Thursday for 6th graders:

These assessments provide information about individual students’ areas of strength and growth. We appreciate your support in reminding our students to:

· Get a good night’s sleep

· Have a healthy breakfast

· Be on time – testing starts each day at 8:00 am

· Invest in each testing experience and demonstrate their best efforts and skills.

Thank you for marking your calendars with testing dates and being mindful of scheduling appointments during testing hours of 8-10:30 am.

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

For all testing information and schedules, go to this link. CMS State Testing Information

CHS Freshman Football Meeting: On Thursday, May 2nd at 3:15 in Granzer Hall, Coach Hines, along with several other coaches and team captains, will be holding an informational meeting on the Coronado Islander Football Program for interested incoming freshman.

2019-2020 Electives: Forms will be distributed to current 6th and 7th grade students on Monday and must be returned by Friday. Students who will be taking an application elective do not fill out the form.

Saturday School: It's Greek to Me: Greek Mythology with Mrs. Loiselle

Date: May 4, 2019 Time: 8am-12pm

May 4th Saturday School Info

Coronado Schools Foundation Summer Enrichment Sign Up NOW :

Summer Arts:

It's Screen Free Week: Disconnect to Connect!

CUSD and CMS will be celebrating Screen-Free Week, and we hope that all parents and families will join in the challenge, too!


At CMS, students are required to always have their cell phones off and stored in their backpacks. During screen free week, students will be using computers during testing and for instructional purposes, but we will be providing fun lunch time activities that students can even do outside of school rather than spending time on their phones. We hope you'll choose to join your children in forgoing screen-based entertainment, as this kind of support is the best thing you can do to ensure that your child will have a successful and beneficial experience.

A few things to try out during screen free week:

  • Turn off and put away your cell phones during family dinner.
  • Set up a plug in station in a common space in your home - have all family members turn off and plug in their phones at the same time in the evening.
  • Set up a challenge for your children to be social media free for the week - have conversations about how this has impacted them throughout the week.

If your child doesn't have a smartphone and your considering getting one for him/her, there's an excellent book I recommend you read. It's a very quick read with only 50 pages - $10 on Amazon Can Your Teen Survive and Thrive Without a Smartphone

Smartphones provide your child with access to a tremendous amount of information including the social media world via apps such as Snapchat, Instagram and more. Over the past several years, the number of student issues directly related social media use has steadily and rapidly increased. Unfortunately, some of these issues result in significant consequences.

A few considerations:

  • Set the parental controls - the iPhone X has controls that you can set from your phone. Another way to do this is through an app call Qustodio.
  • An iTunes account is needed for downloading any and all apps. When you set up the iTunes account, YOU set the password and don't give it to your child. In order for him/her to download any app - even the free ones - you have to put in the password - so he'll have to show it to you to do that
  • No social media
  • Monitor texting, and monitor often. You may be surprised by some of the texting exchanges.
  • Don't allow the phone in their bedroom at night. This is huge! Set a specific time for your child to give you their phone at night.
  • Most importantly, if you purchased and pay for the phone, remind your child that you are the owner. Therefore, it's yours and you can take it, look at it, etc. whenever you want.

Studies show that American children spend more time in front of a screen than they do in school! Let's challenge our kids, and ourselves, to forgo screen-based entertainment and be as screen free as we can be!

8th grade Promotion Information

8th Grade Promotion Information: Thank you to our parent promotion coordinators, Inge Cornejo and Annette Symon, for their time, creativity, and support. They are still looking for help with event set up and break down. If you’re available, please email Inge Gonzales at: . If you’re unable to give a hand but would like to help, you can always make a donation. All monies go directly to the promotion party/dinner and the CHS freshman class account.

Field Level Reserved Seating: Seats are going fast. The last day to purchase seats is May 3rd. Seating Reservation Link

8th Grade Video: It’s a CMS tradition to showcase our 8th graders in an end of year video put together by our PTO. We need your photos by May 15th!! Please send no more than three photos to Types of photos: Middle school years- individual, with friends, sports/activities, out of school pics or in school. Thank you to Anita Lorr for putting this together!

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

2019 Promotion Information Link

Upcoming Events

May 8 at 5:30pm 7th gr. Sexual Health Parent Information Night :Our 7th grade science team will be presenting the standards-based CUSD Board approved content that will be taught in 7th grade science classes for the last three weeks of the school year. Parents are invited to attend the meeting to learn more.

May 10-17 CMS Spring Book Fair: Our CMS Scholastic website can be found here, which includes information about online shopping dates, book fair hours of operation, how to access classroom wish lists, and how parents can sign up to volunteer.

May 15 CMS Spring Fair 5:30- 7:00: Come by to see student projects, the art show, meet our community partners, stop into the book fair, and enjoy performances from the Triton Band, Choir, and Performing Arts students. ASB will also have Triton spirit gear for sale in the quad. Let’s get our Tritons ready for next year!

6th Grade Olympics!

The 26th Annual 6th Grade Olympics is May 24th!! 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

Message from CSF- Summer Enrichment is back!

Registration is now open for Coronado Schools Foundation's 2019 Summer Enrichment Program featuring hands-on STEAM-inspired classes for students, grades TK-12.

This educationally focused program offers two, one-week sessions with some classes offered over both weeks. Classes are held from 8:30 to 11:30 am and 12:00 to 3:00 pm with most classes at Village Elementary School. There will be a supervised lunch period from 11:30-12:00 for students taking both morning and afternoon classes.
Most classes are taught by credentialed Coronado Unified teachers with Steve Reiss, a local expert, teaching SAT/ACT and Excelsior Chess offering Chess Camp. Class sizes are small with experienced teachers at the helm, planning and executing the curriculum.
Registration is now open! Register by May 15th to save $20 off each class! to register now!


Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

May: Key of Excellence “Balance”

May is Mental Health Awareness month

May 6-10 Staff Appreciation Week


6th Grade CAASPP

May 7 National Day of the Teacher

6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

PTO Cinco de Mayo & Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

May 8 National School Nurse Day

6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

7th gr. Sexual Health Parent Information Night at 5:30pm

May 9 6th Gr. HUM/8th Gr. SCI - CAASPP

APA Spotlight Induction Granzer Hall 5-8 pm

May 13-17 Book Fair

May 15 CMS Spring Fair 5:30- 7:00

May 16 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

May 17 5th Grade Visit 9 am to 11 am Granzer Hall

May 21 8th Grade Knott’s Berry Farm

Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM

May 22 ISF Ice Cream Social Granzer Hall 1:30-2:00

May 23 PTO Meeting/ Parent & Volunteer Appreciation

Spring Choir Concert Granzer Hall 6 pm

May 24 6th Grade Olympics

May 27 Memorial Day No School

May 29 Advanced Art to Getty Museum Field Trip

APA Airband Granzer Hall 6 - 7 pm

May 30 Triton Medic Ball Tournament ASB Fundraiser CHS 3:30 6:00pm


Jun 3 Triton Time 7:58 am - 8:38 am

Band/Choir Banquet Granzer Hall 5 pm to 7 pm

Jun 4 All Band Concert @ CHS 6 pm

Jun 5 Yearbook Distribution Party 1:20-3:00 Granzer Hall

Book Club Library 1:30-2:30PM

Jun 6 SAFE lunch activities Granzer Hall

CUSD Board Meeting at DO 4:00pm

Jun 11 8th Grade Awards 8:15 - 10:00 Quad

Jun 12 7th Grade Beach Day

8th gr. Promotion 5:00 Niedermeyer Field

Jun 13 Last Day of School Noon Dismissal