Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 03.11.2019

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Mighty Tritons


We are in the stretch run to Spring Break. Hang in there! We recognize that some of our students are testing boundaries around this time of the year, so be proactive and involve counselors and APs as needed. We have few reminders for this week. We be planning for a Social Luncheon before we go on the break (possibly the 21st). Be on the lookout. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour this Sunday! Please be mindful of the following:

A. Allocation Meeting. I will have a short meeting after school on Thursday to discuss our current allocations for FTEs next year. It will be a short ten minute meeting so that you are aware of the process. Please plan to be at the pavilion by 3:25.

B. FAC. Please discuss any instructional concerns for the FAC in your upcoming PLC meeting for the March 12th meeting.

C. SBAC Affidavits. Please sign them and return to Dean's office.

D. SLT. There will be a meeting on March 20th for SLT. If you are an SLT Member, please check with Karina.

E. Next Faculty Meeting. We will have our next meeting on March 20th at 3:30 (please note that is a Wednesday).

F. Promotion. Students who pass all 8th grade classes will have all other classes validated and make them eligible to participate in the promotion ceremony. There will be special cases for students who passed all of their classes but failed one this semester. We shall talk more about this issue in March.

G. Summer Opportunities. Be on the lookout for some great teaching and learning opportunities. Below are some of my favorites!

Don't forget to check out the AP section below. Go Tritons.

A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Next Safety Drill: March 19th (Earthquake and Evacuation) . Details forthcoming.

Safety Tip of the Week: To help with a safe and secure campus before and after school, staff members outside their doors to welcome students when they arrive and to wish them a wonderful rest of the day when they leave will help create a positive presence on campus.

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

Read Across America with Eastlake Elementary and Middle School Students

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Read Across America with Eastlake Elementary and Middle School Students

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Read Across America with Eastlake Elementary and Middle School Students

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The ELM Read Across America Team!

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Resilience(Triton Trait of the Month!)

Adversity is a fact of life. Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back at least as strong as before. Rather than letting difficulties or failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make a person resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Research shows that optimism helps blunt the impact of stress on the mind and body in the wake of disturbing experiences. And that gives people access to their own cognitive resources, enabling cool-headed analysis of what might have gone wrong and consideration of behavioral paths that might be more productive. Resilience is not some magical quality; it takes real mental work to transcend hardship. But even after misfortune, resilient people are able to change course and move toward achieving their goals. There's growing evidence that the the elements of resilience can be cultivated.

This month we want to highlight this trait of Resilience. We encourage you to meet life’s challenges head on! And for the days where it seems life is winning and you can’t catch a break, power through the pain and disappointment with a positive attitude. Accept the roller coaster of wins and losses and turn them all into learning experiences that make you a better person.

Check out our library of resources that we can use to discuss the Triton Traits with our students. Please feel free to add links to any documents you have created (upload to google drive and copy link) or links to videos, articles, and images you have found online that we can all use to share with our students.

Also, consider nominating students for Triton of the Week who exemplify the Triton Trait of Resilience.

Week At A Glance

Monday – March 11

  • WEB TSPs Meeting in Pavilion (Lunch)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday – March 12

  • Student Senate (TSPs, Library)
  • Coffee w/ Cooke (8:30 Library)
  • FAC (3:15 Cooke's Conference Room)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15, Rm 418)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • PTSO Meeting & Guest Speaker (6:00 Library)

Wednesday – March 13

  • Nature Walk: Barr's 7th Grade Science Class
  • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 312)

Thursday – March 14

  • ASB Spirit Day: Western Day
  • Nature Walk: Barr's 7th Grade Science Class
  • Bonita Vista High School Registration/Course Selection (Library)
  • Cheer Practice (3:30, Pavilion)
  • Robotics Team Practice (3:30, Rm 604)

Friday – March 15

  • Talent Show Sign-Up Deadline
  • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch, Rm 914)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
  • Robotics Team Practice (1:00, Rm 604)

Saturday - March 16

Down The Road

  • March 19 - Earthquake & Evacuation Drill (Period 4)
  • March 20 - Knowledge Bowl Competition (Granger Jr. High School)
  • March 22 - Staff Craft/Trade Show (Email Ms. MacNamee for details)
  • March 25 - April 5 - Spring Break
  • April 11 - ELM Talent Show (Pavilion)
  • 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)
  • April 22 - May 24 - CAASPP Testing Schedule
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.

Hyperdoc Link

Click here to access the Hyperdoc for ELM.

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