Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 10.29.18

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members:


It has been a tremendous two weeks. There is always somethings awesome happening at ELM. From playoffs to Dia de Los Muertos, our students and staff shine! As always, thanks for sending us awesome students. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns and/or comments about the following items:


A. Grades! Our grades are coming up this Friday and you should receive the progress report next Monday.


B. Disneyland Trip Postponed. It is with great regret that we have to announce the postponement of this event. We are exploring options to ensure a future opportunity exists for our students. If you have questions, please contact the ASB. If you purchased tickets, you should be receiving a refund shortly.


C. Parent Handbook. In case you have not seen this handbook, I am reminding you that it is on our website. Or you can click on this LINK. We should have the Spanish version up shortly. Students will be asked to sign an acknowledgement of the expectations this week. We had our meeting last Friday where we reviewed our expectations in a positive manner. I know our kids want to do the right thing!


D. Library and Tutoring. We are going to continue keeping our library open Monday through Thursday from 3:20 to 4:20. Tutoring will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday. We will also announce morning library times shortly. Please note that on November 6th, the library will be closed for voting.


E. Halloween. While we encourage students to dress up, we are also asking that they be mindful of the dress code. We have reviewed these expectations with the students.


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


G. Compact for Success Field Trip. For those of you who signed up, we will see you at SDSU tomorrow (10/27) for a tour of SDSU and how to make college an option for your student!


H. Free and Reduced Lunch. If you think you might qualify for assistance, please make sure consider filling out an application. We encourage you to consider it. Here is the LINK from the district regarding qualifications.


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!

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 (Self-control)

For the month of October, we will be focusing on Self-control. With Halloween just around the corner, we know the impact of self-control (try making kids eat only one piece of candy!). As we know in working with young individuals, self-control can be one of the hardest traits for a student to master. Let's explore the impact of self-control on students' ability to influence their own future during this month. We know that students who can defer instant gratification will be better off in the long run in many different areas of their lives. Our definition of self-control will be the ability to exercise restraint in light of impulses, desires and emotions.


We will be reviewing the following 8 minute YouTube video with your child's TSP to introduce the Triton Trait of having Self-control.

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Week At A Glance

Tuesday, October 30

  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:30 Room 169 – Keogh/Lopez)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field – Villegas/Johnston)



Wednesday, October 31 (Halloween)

  • ASB Lunch Activity: Costume Competition & TSP Pumpkin Voting
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15-4:00 room 312)
  • Art Club Meeting (3:30 Room 206)



Thursday, November 1 (Dia de los Muertos)

  • Mod/Sever Fall Festival Dance (10:15-1:30 Pavilion - Legg/Arias/Almero)
  • Robotics Practice (3:30, Room 604 - Niboli)
  • Cross Country Practice (3:30 ELM Field – Villegas/Johnston)


Friday, November 2

  • Cheer Practice (1:00 Pavilion - Villegas)
  • Robotics Practice (1:00, Room 604 - Niboli)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00-3:00 room 312)


November 3



Down the Road

  • November 5-9 – 8th Grade Career Guidance Lessons (Science Classes – Counseling Department)
  • November 6 – Library Closed for General Elections
  • November 10-11 – Labrats Robotics Competition (ELM)
  • November 12 – Veteran’s Day (Full Menu Day 11.13.18)
  • November 14-15 - ELM's Annual Turkey Trot (PE Department)
  • November 19-23 – Thanksgiving Break
  • November 28-29 – Lets Talk College (Library – Rindone)

Purple Pride!

Awesome Dia De Los Muertos Event!

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Doing Awesome Work in Mr. Arias' Class

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Awesome Parent Support at the Luau

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.

Tutoring On Hold Until Further Notice

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Mission Statement

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Core Beliefs

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PTSO - We need your help!

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