Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 5.6.19

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Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:

Thanks for encouraging your students to do their best these past few weeks with testing. We are about to shift over to math. Keep reminding your students to get plenty of rest and charge those iPads. We have a lot going on, so let's get to it...

A. District LCAP Meetings. We are requesting that parents please consider attending this event to be able to advocate for our schools. Please see the flyer below. We would like to have at least ten parents, students and staff members represent us! . We areTrustee Area 3 and the event will take place- May 8 (Eastlake High, EastLake Middle, Otay Ranch High, Olympian High, Rancho Del Rey Middle, East Hills Academy) at Olympian High Gymnasium. Please let me know if you can attend. It's important that we get your input!

B. Spirit Week and Special Needs Awareness. We are trying to raise awareness for students with specials needs. We hope your children will get involved in this campaign.

Monday: Discover the Impact of Kindness(Tacky) Tourist / TravelPledge to be kind + include othersStudents sign names: Pavilion Windows

Tuesday: Show the Magic of KindnessDisney Day: Wear Disney inspired clothesKaraoke Disney SongsPavilion

Wednesday: Play for AwarenessSports: Wear your favorite sports team’s gearSports games on lawn (Frisbees, hula hoops, dodgeball pong (in trash buckets), Corn hole.Lawn passed safety line

Thursday: Be Someone’s HeroSuperhero day: wear superhero inspired clothesStrikeout hate: bowling against a collection of villains (on the bowling pins)Lawn passed safety line

Friday: Blue + Yellow

Colors for awareness

(Blue = autism, yellow = down syndrome)

Pinky Promise to Include + be kind.

Blue or yellow nail polish on pinkies.

At the top of the stairs

C. Teacher Appreciation. This whole week we will be celebrating teachers! Please fill out one of the forms below to recognize a teacher or simply send them a note. We have amazing teachers! Send them some love and appreciation!

D. Coffee/Pizza with the Principal. The PTSO will be holding its last meeting of the year on May 13th at Blaze Pizza (see flyer below.. please print and bring). It will also be a fundraiser. Please stop by for some pizza. I will be there as well to address any questions or concerns you might have. We will then have our last Coffee with the Principal on Tuesday the 14th at 8:30 AM in the library.

E. Student Behavior. As we get to the end of the school year, students tend to challenge boundaries. Let's work together to keep our students safe and focused on the ending the school year on a good note. 8th graders can be withheld from school events including promotion and the school picnic if serious discipline issues arise.

F. NO TUTORING. There will be no formal tutoring sessions for the next three weeks as seniors at the high school prepare for their AP tests. The library will remain open however after school.

G. Promotion. Due to lack of credit recovery opportunities, for this year the Board will allow for a validation process whereas students who pass their second semester classes will receive credit for any past classes in that subject area(s) in which they did not pass. They will be allowed to participate in this year's ceremony. It's a great opportunity for our 8th grade students to buckle down and keep moving forward. We do not know the process for next year's class. I do have the right to review case by case situations that are unique. Please contact me with any concerns. (SEE FLYER BELOW)

We will have several meetings from now until June 5th about promotion. Our promotion will take place on June 5th at 5:00 PM at Otay Ranch High School. Attendance is limited by fire code and expect that each family will receive five tickets to the event. There will be a streaming video of the event. We are trying to secure shuttle services and creating special drop-off spots for Uber/Lyft. We will send more information home in the next few months.

There will also be several 8th grade events at the end of the year and school will still be open to 8th graders on the 6th and 7th. Be on the look out for material being sent home.

H. Help (AP Testing ELH). If you have some time, ELH could use some help in administering AP exams. Please contact Johana Bielma ( if you are willing and able. Please note that you cannot proctor for a class you teach or a test that your own child will be taking.

-Tuesday, May 7th / Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Wednesday, May 8th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30 am

-Friday, May 10th /morning exam 7:00-11:30 am

-Monday, May 13th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30

-Tuesday, May 14th/Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Wednesday, May 15th / Both morning & afternoon exams-all day

-Thursday, May 16th/morning exam 7:00-11:30

-Friday, May 17th/ morning exam 7:00-11:30

H. Recognition. If you have a moment, please recognize our awesome teachers with the link below.

J. Student Concern? If you feel that your student might be a victim of bullying or your student knows of another student being bullied, please use this LINK to report your concerns and we will follow up.

We are lucky to have amazing parents and guardians at ELM. Keep shining and let us know what we can do to support your student.

Follow us on Twitter @EastLakeTritons!

As always, Go Tritons!

LCAP Community Event

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Blaze Pizza Event (Pizza with the Principal) May 13th!

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Official District Promotion Letter

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STEM Event at ELM!

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Awesome Door Art by Arroyo's Classes

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Day of the Parents with Mrs. Marquez

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Awesome Athletes!

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Recognize an Awesome Triton Staff Member!

Please take the time to recognize our great staff. I will share your kind note as well as a small token of appreciation. Our staff loves good news!

How Can We Serve You Better?

Do you have concerns that you would like to share with the administration team? Please let us know.

Triton Trait of the Month (Teamwork)


We have all heard many of the inspiring words or belief systems around the concept of Teamwork -- Teamwork makes the dream work, There is no "I" in team, We > Me, If you want to go faster, go alone. If you want to go farther, go as a team, Together Everyone Achieves More. Indeed, many of us have been part of great teams through work, athletics, band and community organizations. At the heart of any team is the belief that everyone can contribute their own talents in a positive manner to better achieve goals. The most difficult part of being a great team member is surrendering the ego for a bigger cause. This month we celebrate those teachers and students who exemplify the concept of teamwork. Let's recognize those special individuals who do everything possible to help everyone succeed and is a great team member. They are selfless and promote others. Team Triton!

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Week At A Glance

Monday, May 6

  • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 1
  • ELD Department Pullout (Library)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday, May 7

  • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 1
  • Orchestra Field Trip (8:00-8:00 Knott's Berry Farm)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 418)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • Noche De Emilio (5:00 Pavilion)

    Wednesday, May 8

    • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 2
    • Waking Up Courage Assembly (Pavilion)
    • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting 3:15 Rm 312)
    • Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30)
    • LCAP Area 3 Meeting (6:00 OHS Gymnasium)

    Thursday, May 9

    • CAASPP Testing - Math Session 2
    • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)
    • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Rm 604)
    • Art Show (5:00 Pavilion)

    Friday, May 10

    • CAASPP Testing - Make Up
    • Achieve 3000 Cut-Off Day for prizes
    • Most Improved Breakfast (8:30 Pavilion)
    • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch Rm 914)
    • PTSO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon (1:00 Pavilion)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
    • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Rm 604)
    • Boys Volleyball Practice (1:30)
    • Track & Field Meet (3:30 EHS)

    Saturday, May 11

    • Mountain Bike Club Meet (8:15 Salt Creek Park)
    • Girls' Field Hockey Playoffs TBD
    • Girls' Volleyball Playoffs TBD
    • Boys Volleyball Playoffs TBD

    Down The Road

    • May 14 - Spring Choir Concert
    • May 15 - 8th Grade Awards Ceremony
    • May 16 - Spring Band Concert
    • May 16 - DLI Recognition Ceremony
    • May 21 - Spring Orchestra Concert
    • May 27 - No School in observance of Memorial Day
    • June 5 - 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony (5:00 ORH)

    A Message from our Assistant Principals!

    Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

    Let us know how we can serve you. We are to support your student and family. If you have questions about the school's programs or how to get additional help for your student, please contact us at your convenience.

    Please be aware that we will be utilizing an app called P3 so that students may report directly to the police station any concerns about possible violence, bullying or other areas of concern. It's an anonymous program.

    Mission Statement

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    Core Beliefs

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    PTSO - We need your help!

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