Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School February 3-7, 2020

This week's mindset quote: “Motivation is what gets you started.

Commitment is what keeps you going."

February’s Key of Excellence is Commitment:

Make your Dreams Happen. Take positive action.

Follow your vision without wavering!

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Feb 3 SAFE presents “Like” film 6:30 pm at CHS Theater

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Feb Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Feb 5

Feb 6 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30 pm

Feb 7 Fire Drill per 7

Feb 7-9 MTCA for APA

It’s National School Counselor Week: Please join us in recognizing our terrific CMS counseling team. We appreciate their care and commitment to our students.

Parent Appointments: We are committed to supporting student accessibility and the daily instructional program. Therefore, administration is not able to take walk in appointments. Please contact Dollyanne Hutchins to schedule appointments with Principal Mellina , Assistant Principal Falar, or Program Specialist, Mrs. Keehan so we can provide you and your child with dedicated time to answer your questions and discuss concerns. You can schedule appointments with counselors, Ms. Vu at or Ms. Kint at

We appreciate your support.

CMS Spelling Bee: Congratulations to 2020 CMS Spelling Bee champion, Gabe Langevin, and all of the student participants. Gabe will represent CMS at the San Diego County Bee in March.

MAP Testing continues: All students will take math and reading MAP assessments. The CUSD local assessments provide helpful data on student growth and needs. Scores will be documented in student MLP's.

Yearbook Ads: The last day to purchase an ad is Thursday, February 13th. Don't miss out on sharing photos and words of congratulations to your Triton! See the link below.

Keith Hawkins is coming!! We're excited to welcome Keith back for his fourth visit to CMS.

On Tuesday morning, February 18th, Keith will speak to CMS students in a school-wide assembly. He is a national youth speaker to over 400,000 students, educators, business owners, and parents each year. Keith has addressed the United Nations Global Summit, has been interviewed by Time Magazine, and was featured in a national communication book called Between One and Many. He also co-authored two books; Teen Power and Beyond and Go M.A.D.

We're looking forward to his inspirational message that encourages and supports the importance of integrity, kindness, and commitment to one self and others.

Saturday School

Teachers provide fun, enriching learning experiences, and it's a great opportunity for students to make up any unexcused or excused absence.

Please turn in all permission forms to the front office by Thursday, February 27th. Saturday School Form - Link

February 29, 2020 Class: Science experiments

Teacher: Mr. Ramirez Time: 8 am-12 pm Location: CMS Room 201

Description: Have you ever wondered how things glow in the dark or how to break down recycled items? Have you ever wondered how toothpaste is made? If you’ve ever pondered these questions, then Mr. Ramirez's Saturday School is for you! Science Saturday school will begin at 8 a.m. with a #Science discussion followed by five exciting experiments. This class fills up quickly, so sign up soon! Class is limited to 30 kids. Saturday School Form - Link

Coronado SAFE presents "Like" movie screening:

February 3rd, 6:30pm at CHS Theater. Don't miss this! Movie Screening of "LIKE" with Panel Discussion (How technology and social media impact our lives)

Watch the trailer here:

Buy Tickets by clicking here

Link to event on Facebook

Messages from PTO

Valentine's Day School Supplies: Let's show our wonderful CMS teachers and staff some Valentine's Day love by helping them restock their classrooms. All generously donated supplies will be arranged in the staff lounge for teachers/staff to come by and pick up what they need. Tissues, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, sharpies, dry erase markers, post-it notes, copy paper, etc are listed in the sign-up. Any brand, any size, any amount is greatly appreciated!

Sign up here: Valentine's Day Link Sign Up

Please drop the supplies off in the CMS office anytime between now and Thursday, February 13th.

Coronado Schools Foundation

Coronado’s Talent Show: Feb 22nd at CHS Theater

Don't miss this exciting event that benefits CSF and CoSA. Tickets are on sale now and will sell out! Purchase tickets today at Coronado's Talent Show Link

Win a 6-passenger Golf Cart! CSF Opportunity Drawing Link

CSF Telethon March 18th 5:00 pm-9:00 pm at the CHS Theater CSF Telethon Link

Message from President Pate and CMS ASB:

“A Night at The Movies”Dance: ASB is excited to announce our CMS dance which will be on February 21st from 6:00pm - 7:30 pm. We are looking for parent chaperones! If you’re interested, please email for more information.

Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! ASB is holding a Valentine’s Gram Fundraiser. Students may purchase a Valentine at our ASB Pop up Shops in the quad on Thursdays or online anytime at

ASB Representatives will be delivering Valentine’s on February 10th – 13th in T3 classes.

Messages from CMS Junior Optimists

The Junior Optimists Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser Update: Our first week brought in over $1000 in donations! The fundraiser continues until February 13th. Our goal is to raise $4,000 dollars for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The T3 that collects the most money per person will be awarded a pasta party from The Olive Garden restaurant!

To help with the collecting of donations, we have created a Pasta for Pennies page on the Counseling and Support page on PowerSchool. All T3's have a content block with the T3's own personal link added to the page. It can be found at this link: Parents and students can donate via this link without needing to be signed into PowerSchool. To encourage online donations, any single donation of 150$ will receive a free ticket to Knotts Berry Farms. If you have questions, contact Kevin Ramirez or Matt Smith, Junior Optimist Advisers.

Emerald Keepers is a group of volunteers leading a growing grassroots effort to care for our coastal community, ensure Coronado’s sustainability for generations to come, and serve as a model for other communities. CMS is looking forward to starting an Emerald Green Club.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

February: Commitment

Feb 10-14 Valentine gram sales

Feb 10-14 Pasta for Pennies

Feb 10 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Feb 11 Band/Choir Boosters Meeting 5 pm Granzer

Feb 12 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Feb 13 PTO -School Supplies for staff

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00-5:00 @ D.O.

Feb 14 No School Presidents Day

Feb 17 No School Presidents Day

Feb 18-Feb 21 Spirit Week

Feb 18 Keith Hawkins - All student assembly 8:25-9:40 am

Feb 19 Military Spouses Meeting Strand 8:30-9:30 Supporting Your Child Through Deployment

Feb 20 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30pm

Feb 21 ASB Dance 5:30-7:00 pm

Feb 22 CoSA Auditions at CHS

Feb 25 Choices Ends

IPA Monologue Competition 5:30-7:30 Granzer Hall

Feb 26 Team photo day in Granzer and 8th grade photo in CHS gym at 1:00pm

Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Feb 28 Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00pm

Feb 29 APA “13” Mega Rehearsal 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Saturday School 8-12 pm