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Welcome to Coronado Middle School September 9-13, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote:“You cannot conquer what you are not committed to.”

Get to Know the 8 Keys!

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Sep 3-27 ASB Popcornopolis fundraiser

Sep 9 Homework Club 3:15-4:15pm

Sep 10 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:15pm

Sep 11 Patriots Day

Sep 12 Homework Club 3:15-4:15pm

CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Sep 13 Fire Drill period 1

Club Day during Lunch

Computers: We welcome students with personal computing devices to bring them to school to use throughout the day. Thank you for reminding your child to come to school prepared with all of the items they need for the day.

Club Day is Friday Sept 13! Club Day will be held during both lunches on Friday Sept. 13 for all students to learn and sign up for school sponsored clubs at CMS. 11 of our CMS clubs will have stations in the quad for information and sign ups!

CMS PTO: Join our awesome PTO. Meetings are every third Thursday of the month at 9am in the CMS Library. Sign up here:

Use Join Code: CoronadoMS

Synergy and PowerSchool: Be sure to set up your accounts and check PowerSchool often to track your child's progress and growth. PowerSchool and Synergy Instructions

Messages from Brooke Falar, Assistant Principal

Bus Routes: Due to new protocol provided by our bus company, there is a strong possibility that there will be 2 bus routes in the afternoon. This is a change from the past several years. In order to be equitable, students will be divided between the early and late return on alternating days. The 2 bus routes will be used only if needed. The early/late placements will be reversed second semester. Students who take the late bus will be at CMS until approximately 4:00pm (M,T,Th,F) and 2:35pm (W), under the care of a CUSD employee.

All students must have their bus pass in order to ride the bus. If you have not filled out a bus permission form, you must do so before your child may ride the bus.

Please see the bus schedule for more details on the routes.

CELL PHONES: As stated in the handbook, students are to keep their phones off and in their backpacks during school hours. Student cell phones will be taken and stored in the office till the end of the day, if they are seen out on campus. Please be aware that some teachers will be collecting cell phones at the beginning of the period, will then store them in a pocket chart, and will give them back at the end of the period. Also, please refrain from texting your child during the school day. You may call the office if it’s important you get a message to your child.

Coronado SAFE Coffee Talk

Surviving the School Year: Conquering Chaos in the Family

With Dr. Colleen Mullen, Psy.D., LMFT

Monday, September 9th


201 6th Street (CUSD Board Room)

Register On-line at

Or call us at 619-522-6884 ext. 1#

Transform your family by...

· Mastering family transitions

· Learning tips & tricks destressing the whole family

· Recognizing red flags: When to be concerned for your child

· Brushing up on time management strategies

Dr. Colleen Mullen, PsyD, LMFT is the founder of the Coaching Through Chaos private practice and the host of the podcast of the same name. She is also the co-host of the Shrin2Shrink Podcast and a columnist for The B Quarterly Magazine. She is the Author of, "Stop Bitching, Just Lead! The 60-Day Plan for Embracing Your Inner Leader". Her work and writing has been featured on over 150 websites/podcasts/radio and tv shows including NY Post, Martha Stewart Weddings, PsychCentral and the Huffington Post.

Coronado SAFE provides Coffee Talks, youth programs, workshops, counseling and support groups to help Coronado families thrive. Call for more information at 619-522-6884 or stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter at

PE Swim Days

Dear Parents and Students,

All CMS students will swim during their Physical Education class on the following six days:

Monday, 9/16, Tuesday. 9/17, Thursday, 9/19, Monday 9/23, Tuesday, 9/24, & Friday, 9/27.

Students will be responsible for bringing their swimsuit and a towel in a plastic bag daily as there is no locker space dedicated for wet clothing.

Since we are swimming during school time, students must be modestly covered. Swimsuit requirements are as follows:

  • Students must wear actual swimsuits. No cotton clothing is allowed as cotton clogs the pool filters.

  • Boys should wear swim trunks or board shorts, Speedo or Jammers. Boys may also wear rash guards.

  • Girls should be adequately covered. Recommended: a one piece suit or a two piece suit and rash guard. Girls may wear board shorts over their suits.

  • Students may bring goggles.

  • Students with shoulder length or longer hair must wear it tied back or wear a swim cap.

  • Please label all towels!

Students will be working on Aquatic Safety Skills, improvement of basic swimming strokes, as well as cardio-vascular fitness.

The pool is fully staffed with plenty of Red Cross Certified Lifeguards on deck and Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructors.

Students unable to swim due to illness or injury must bring a parent note to be excused. ALL missed swim days must be made up. Make up days and times and procedures will be announced.

Please let us know if you have questions or concerns.



Messages from CMS ASB (Associated Student Body)

Popcornopolis Fundraiser: We're excited to have kicked off our Popcornoplois fundraiser last week! We appreciate your support sow we can continue to provide the many fun and exciting events put on by our terrific ASB leaders. This year, we'll host CMS dances, school sports tournaments, scholarships for field trips, Spring Fair events, and many more events that support our school.

If every student sells 4 Popcornopolis orders, we will reach a school goal of $4000!

1st place will earn a Pizza Party!

2nd place will earn a Donut Party

2019-2020 ASB Officers

Congratulations to our new CMS Associated Student Body Leaders

President: Susanna Pate

Vice President: Hannah Cohen

Treasurer: Charlotte d’Arabian

Historian: Taryn O’Halloran

Secretary: Jasmine Lo

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Attention 8th Grade Parents

Information Night for 2019-2020 8th Grade East Coast Trip March 28 - April 3, 2020

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at 5:00pm in the CMS library

Dear Parents and Students,

I am excited to again be leading a group of Coronado Middle School students on an exciting WorldStrides program to Williamsburg, VA, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. This year’s trip will take place during the 2018-2019 school year over Spring Break . On this once-in-a-lifetime adventure, students will explore our nation's most important historical sites and experience incomparable learning moments. This trip will enrich the learning experience of students, however, it is not a school activity nor a school sponsored trip.

If your child is not yet registered, there will be a trip information meeting to discuss this wonderful opportunity and provide time for you to ask questions on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 5:00 PM at CMS in the library. The trip is already half full, so if you are interested, attendance is strongly encouraged.


Ananda Dejarnette

East Coast Trip Program Leader

The Surfer Yearbook


PERSONALIZATION options (personalization is an extra fee)

Receive 1 free icon If you order online before Sept. 30

NOTE: Be sure to select the Coronado, CA school – there are at least two Coronado schools in the U.S.


BEFORE SEPT. 30th $50.00

OCT. 1 – JAN. 31st $55.00

AFTER JAN. 31st $60.00


Girls on the Run is a life-changing program that encourages girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running! Using an experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running, GOTR inspires girls to achieve their limitless potential. We are excited to announce that the Girls on the Run middle school program called HEART AND SOLE will be offered this season starting Sept 24 at Coronado Middle School!

To learn more, visit

WHO: Girls in 6th-8th grade

WHEN: Tues. and Weds. 3:15-4:30; First practice is Sept. 24 (3:15- 4:30pm)

WHERE: Coronado Middle School

TO REGISTER: Please visit Registration is open from NOW thru Oct. 1 (or until a team fills). Girls on the Run is a non-profit that works to ensure all interested girls participate. Financial Aid is available: please call (619) 813-9020 with questions on financial aid or to learn more visit


CMS Reminders:

  • Lunch drop off: Lunch bins are in the front foyer. Please leave in the correct lunch period. Lunches are not delivered to classroom.
  • Homework and/or medical items will be delivered to the classroom. All other items will remain in the office for your child to pick up.
  • If your child has a scheduled appointment, please call the front office, in advance, to let us know.If pick up time is during PE, it will take longer for students to get to the office.
  • If you're picking up your child, you will need to come in to sign him/her out.
  • Cell phone use is not permitted on campus. Please refrain from texting your child during the school day. If a student needs to make a call, he/she may use the office phone.
  • Please use the CMS website for all information and events.

Student and Campus Safety: Your children’s safety is our priority! We're happy to now have crossing guards at the corner of 6th Street and G Avenue in addition to 6th Street and F Avenue. Please remind your children be mindful of following his/her instructions so we can ensure their safety.

We appreciate you following safety policies and protocols and encourage you to read notifications regarding new systems that may be put into place. Please remember to always check in at the front office when visiting the school. ALL visitors must present their identification in order to receive a visitor badge.

Important Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


Sep 12 CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Sep 13 Fire Drill

Sep 16 PE Swim Day

Sep 17 PE Swim Day

Sep 18 Bus Evacuation Drill during PE

Military Spouses Meeting 8:30-9:30am at CMS Topic: Children and Moving/Challenges of Changing Schools

Sep 19 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

PE Swim Day

Band Booster Meeting - Granzer 5:00pm

Sep 23 PE Swim Day

Sep 24 PE Swim Day

6th Grade Camp Parent Information Presentation 2:15-3:00 pm Granzer Hall

Sep 25 School Photo Make Up Day

Sep 26 10:00 AM LATE START THURSDAY - students start school at 10am - campus opens at 9:45am

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Sep 27 PE Swim Day