Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School Oct. 14-18, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

October - Key of the Month: Integrity

This week's mindset quote: “Integrity is not something you show others. It’s how you

behave behind their back”

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Oct 14 No School

Oct 15 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Oct 16

Oct 17 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Earthquake Drill The Great Shakeout 10:17 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm @ District Office

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Art Club 3:15-4:15

Oct 18 CHS Homecoming Parade 3:30 pm and Game 7:00 pm

Oct 19 Saturday School 8 am-12 pm

CMS School Site Council (SSC): Thank you to all of the candidates for your support of our school! The 2019-2021 elected parent representatives are Heidi Iverson, Roelof Roos and Peter Jost.

Take A Vet to School Day - Speakers Needed: November 8, 2019 7:30 am – 10:00 am

CMS is looking for speakers for our 11th Annual Take a Veteran to School Day. We love all veterans -- those who serve or have served. A veteran will be assigned to a classroom to speak for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q and A. Veterans may bring photographs or artifacts. Active duty is asked to wear their uniform. Speakers are invited to join us for breakfast and a presentation at 7:30am in Granzer Hall. Please email if you or someone you know would like to speak in a classroom. Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address.

Great California Shake Out: 10/17/2019 at 10:17 a.m. On Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 a.m. our school, along with thousands of others, will participate in “The Great California Shake-Out” drill. This practice drill will give our students & staff an opportunity to practice how to protect themselves during an earthquake. When the alarm sounds on Oct. 17th, teachers will give directions to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On,” an action that can save lives and reduce the risk of injury. After the drill, teachers may follow-up with their individual classrooms about earthquake safety. Please discuss your earthquake readiness plans at home as well. Please visit: for more information.

Grading Period 1 ends on Friday, October 25: Please remember that although the grading period ends on Friday 10/25, teachers are still in the process of scoring work until Thursday, Oct 31st. Final/official progress report grades will be available for viewing on Synergy on Friday, November 1st.

The CMS Book Fair is Nov.1st - 8th and online sales have begun. Checkout our home page for hours, daily activities, and online shopping opportunities. The book fair is a major source of income for our CMS Library. Scholastic offers up to 55% back from profits! You can also purchase books for the library and classrooms. Volunteers make a difference, and we need your help to pull off the best book fair ever! Please sign up via the link above, or email if you have any questions.

Coronado Schools Foundation Online Auction Is LIVE!

This year’s Online Auction which features more than 250 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at

All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

Volunteers Needed:

If you’d like to volunteer for the Oct 19th Gala, please sign up here! Job descriptions and times are listed.

Messages from PTO

Coronado Middle School Wreath Fundraiser

Would you like a live, fresh, and gorgeous, Wreath for your home this Winter Holiday season? Are you looking for a great Holiday gift for loved ones that don’t live here? Are you looking for a unique and valued gift for your clients or employees, (this is a great idea for all the Realtors or business owners out there)? Gift friends, loved ones, and clients with a Holiday wreath, tabletop tree, or candlelit centerpiece all while supporting Coronado Middle School PTO. CMS PTO volunteers will personally deliver items ordered to Coronado and Imperial Beach the week of December 2-6. Local orders need to be placed by October 31. Place local orders with a CMS student. Fliers will go home this week.

For orders to be gifted, outside of Coronado, please order from the website: - ENTER FUNDRAISING CODE: CORONACA004.

For questions, email

ISF Winter Sports

Winter sports registration will open on October 11th and close on November 8th!

Sports offered will be:

  • Boys Basketball (cap of 36 athletes)
  • Boys Soccer (cap of 32 athletes)
  • Girls Soccer (cap of 32 athletes)
  • Coed Golf
  • Coed Strength and Speed
  • Coed Yoga
  • Girls Softball
  • Coed Rugby (pending enough sing ups)

To register:

1. Log on or create an account at

2. Select Coronado Middle School in the drop down menu (selecting Coronado CIF will register you for High School and can not be transferred over)

3. Turn in all paperwork, TOGETHER, to the CMS front office. Please do not submit documents individually, they will not be accepted for registration.

Paperwork includes:

  1. signed online confirmation page
  2. sports physical, if not already submitted for the 2019/20 school year,
  3. payment online or by check(made out to ISF) or cash.

Practice and Game days have not been scheduled as of yet. Updates will be posted as soon as those days and coaching is solidified.

Please join our Facebook group Coronado Middle School Sports for the most up to date information!

Meredith Hinz, ISF Athletic Director

T3 News: October's Key is Integrity

This month, students have been focusing on integrity - matching their actions with their values. T3 teachers have led activities and discussions on the importance of demonstrating positive values in the way we talk, act, and treat others and doing what we believe is right, even though it may sometimes be difficult. Students have also been learning about the brain and the development of the prefrontal cortex or "thinking brain" which doesn't fully develop until the age of 25. Therefore, in middle school, while the prefrontal cortex or "thinking brain" is developing/growing, one can be easily sidetracked by emotions ultimately making it challenging to make choices based on values rather than instinct or emotion.

ASB News: Pink Out

ASB hosted a letter writing station in the quad last Friday. Many students took a moment to write a kind note which our ASB Historian, Taryn, will deliver to survivors of breast cancer at our local hospital.

6th Grade Camp

6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. Camp registration and health forms are due to the office.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

October - Key of the Month: Integrity

Oct 21-25 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 21 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Boy Scouts Troop 801 5:30-8:30PM Granzer Hall

Oct 22 Fall concert - Band and Choir 6:00 pm Granzer Hall

Oct 23 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Oct 24 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Oct 25 End of grading period 1

ASB Disney Leadership Retreat

Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Oct 29 SSC Meeting CMS Conference Room 3:20-4:20

Islander Youth Theater 4:00-5:30PM Granzer Hall

Oct 31 PTO School Supplies at Break