Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 8.20.18

Dear Parents and Community Members:


It's hard to believe, but we are one month into the school year. Our students and staff have been amazing. As we quickly approach our first six-week progress report cards, now is a good time to check in with teachers about your student's progress. Here are some highlights and points to consider:


A. Safety! Some of our students have been engaging in risky behavior playing the passout game. We are doing our best to supervise students. Please check in with them about the dangers of this game. In addition, I am sending out a message this week to our students about doing the right thing. I will also include a form that they can fill out anonymously to report issues of bullying. Here is an example of the Bullying Form we call Tritons Helping Tritons.


B. Military Families. We are still looking for families who are interested in creating a support group for our military personnel. Please contact me directly at ricardo.cooke@sweetwaterschools.org. We met with several parents and are hoping to have our first meeting by the end of the month.


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.


FROM COFFEE with the PRINCIPAL.


D. Books and Backpacks. I have been asked if each class has a class set of books as to avoid students having to carry books to classes. Unfortunately, not all classes have a class set. I will remind teachers to please alert students when they need the books. We will explore other options as well.


E. Traffic. I will once again reach out to the City for support as well as our representatives.


F. PTSO! Our parent organization is looking for amazing parent leaders. We can use your help. Please nominate yourself or other great parents. Please visit the PTSO website.


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.

Kindness Month!

We are still expressing the Triton Trait of Kindness this month! Every Monday, we have a Kindness challenge and we share a quotation about kindness. A good conversation starter with your student might be:

1. How were you kind to another person today?

2. What can ELM do to be a kinder place?


Share these ideas with us and we will share with the staff!

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PTSO Contest

Help Our Student and Our School

We are having a great contest through our TSP classes. We have some great incentives for the classes. We also have some surprises coming up for parents! At this point we have raised about $6,000! Not bad... I know we can do better. Let's aim for our goal of $20,000! Remember: All monies go back to our school for our staff! If you cannot donate fiscally, we ask that you invest your time when you can into some of our great PTSO events.
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Week At A Glance

  • August 21 – Cross Country Team Practice (3:30pm ELM Field)
  • August 23 – Cross Country Team Practice (3:30pm ELM Field)
  • August 23 – DLI Parent Night (6:00pm Pavilion)
  • August 24 – ASB Lunch Activity



Down the Road ….

  • August 31 – DLI Family Picnic (Mountain Hawk Park, 4:00pm)
  • September 7 - End Grading Period 1
  • September 10 - Progress Report 1 Distribution
  • September 14 - Annual Luau (Pavilion, 4:00-7:00pm)

Purple Pride!

Twin Day!

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Awesome Exchange Students

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Orchestra Playing Star Wars Theme Song... The Force is strong with this class.

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Science comes alive in Mr. Winczsowski's class!

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Dr. Shannon Chamberlin and Mendel Nafarrete

Please be aware that several students were found participating in a game called Passout where they hyperventilate for 30 seconds and then hold their breath in attempt to faint. It's a dangerous game that can cause serious damage to the students. We will be discussing this game with the students. Please consider how you might broach this topic with your student.

Mission Statement

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Core Beliefs

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PTSO - We need your help!

The PTSO is an important part of our success at ELM. They provide much needed resources in terms of financial support and human resources. This year, we have set a lofty goal of raising $20,000 to support our school. Please see the important items below regarding becoming involved in this important parent/guardian group! We need you to complete the nomination form and if you are shopping at Office Depot... please see the flyer below and give our information! We get 5% back.
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