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Coronado Middle School -January 28 February 1, 2019

8 Keys of Excellence - January Key: "Speak with Good Purpose"

“You are not only responsible for what you say, but also for what you

do not say.” Martin Luther King Jr.

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Jan 28-Feb 15 Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser

Jan 28 Choices begins

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Jan 29 Disneyland field trip Advanced Band and Performing Arts 7:00 am-7:00 pm

Homework Club 3:00-4:15

Garden Club 3:00-4:00

Jan 30

Jan 31 LATE START THURSDAY - students arrive at 9:45

8th grade assembly at 10:10 in CHS Theater “I Choose My Future” presented by Rocky Herron

Parent presentation 6:30 pm at CHS Theater

APA Weekend Retreat

Homework Club 3:00-4:15


8th Grade Yearbook & Baby and Friendship Ads: Yearbook sales end on Feb. 15th, and there are only a few 8th grade baby/friendship ads left! Ad sales will end Feb. 1. Click on the links below!


16th Annual Pasta for Pennies Fundraiser Jan. 28- Feb. 15: The CMS Junior Optimist Club is excited to kick off our annual event to support The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. On Monday, students will receive an informational letter and a personal coin box for donations. This year, donations can also be made online at: CMS.fundraiser.for.LLS

Help us reach our goal of $4,000 dollars. The homeroom that collects the most money per person will be awarded a pasta party from The Olive Garden!


Saturday School: Feb. 9th 8:00am-12:00pm with Mr. Ramirez

Description: Mr. Ramirez is hosting another Saturday school! We will be repeating experiments from a previous Saturday School for students who were not able to attend the first one of the year. Click here for more information https://goo.gl/6LwbFW


Coronado's Talent is Feb. 23rd: Don't miss the show! Get your tickets now All proceeds go to Coronado Schools Foundation to support our students and schools! https://goo.gl/kRCKfc


Coronado Schools Foundation: See your Donations at Work! Go Behind the Scenes! Check out this video https://csfkids.org/behind-the-scenes-tours/


Chaperones Needed “An Evening in Roma” ASB will be hosting a dance on February 8th. Please email Kevin.Paiz-Ramirez@coronadousd.net if you are interested in chaperoning..


8th Graders: Coronado School of the Arts (CoSA)Prospective students: Early Application deadine is February 8, 2019. Students who apply by this deadline will have their audition or interview in early March and be notified of their acceptance status by approximately March 15. Applications may be submitted after February 8 until May 31, 2019; these applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis. https://cosasandiego.studentsadmission


The Lively Family: Thank you for your continued support of this wonderful family while 4 year old, Joshy, fights neuroblastoma. mealtrainfortheLivelys

District Information

Jan. 31st 8th Grade Assembly: DEA Partners with Education present I Chose My Future to address prevention and discuss the reality of drug abuse. This special assembly will be presented to our 8th-12th grade students. There will also be a community presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Coronado High School. Drug Enforcement Agent (DEA), Rocky Herron will speak about the reality and dangers of drug use with a focus on marijuana and prescription drugs.

Rocky Herron is a DEA agent with over 28 years of experience. He has presented to schools since 2007 and has spoken to over 80,000 young people across seven countries. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Government, and a Masters in Education and was awarded the US Attorney's "Excellence in Pursuit of Justice" Award in 2018.


Important Notification Information: On January 23, 2019, CUSD conducted a test of the emergency notification system. You should have received an email/call/text notifying you of the TEST. If you did NOT receive the test notification via email/phone/text, please contact the registrar at your school site to update your contact information in the Synergy system.


CUSD Wellness Policy: Learn more here https://goo.gl/o7Y8R8

The Surfer Yearbook 2019

YEARBOOK: Be sure to order yours!

8th Grade Yearbook Baby/Friendship Ads

Space is limited and ads are sold on a first come first served basis.

Coronado SAFE presents: The Life of Kids Online-What Parents Need to Know

Monday, Feb. 11th, 6:30pm

650 D Avenue

Coronado, CA

Join Dr. Rienzi Haytasingh

  • Learn about positive and negative implications of social media and teenagers
  • Parents will learn how to maximize the positives and minimize the negatives
  • Work towards minimizing harmful and dangerous consequences

TARDY POLICY: Students are to report to each of their classes on time. If you arrive to school after the final tardy bell (7:58 a.m.) you must report to the office to receive a tardy pass before going to class. Note: Students are considered truant when they have any combination of 3 unexcused absences or tardies over 30 minutes (EC 48260).

Tardy Consequences: (per grading period)

1) First Tardy – Warning

2) Second Tardy – Second warning

3) Third Tardy – Teacher contact to parents

4) Fourth Tardy – Referral to Assistant Principal, lunch detention, and citizenship grade reduction

Students will receive a referral and lunch detention for every tardy after the 4th.

Parents will be notified of cumulative tardies of 10, 15, 20, 25, and 30, which will result in a MANDATORY Friday detention.

Note: Persistent tardies will result in further disciplinary action

Our attendance policy (in accordance with Ed. Code 48205) stipulates that tardies can only be excused for limited reasons. Therefore, an unexcused tardy is the same as an unexcused absence. Please review our attendance policy on pages 10-12, in the CMS handbook, for the definition of an excused absence.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:


February Key of Excellence “Ownership”

Feb 3 APA Retreat return at 1:00pm

Feb 4-8 Spirit Week

National School Counseling Week

Feb 4 Triton Time

Feb 5 ISF Ice Cream Social Granzer Hall 5:30

Feb 7 SAFE outreach activities at lunch

CMS Annual Spelling Bee 3:30 pm in Granzer Hall

Cotillion 7:30-8:30 pm Granzer Hall

Feb 8 8th Grade Vision and Hearing Screening

CoSA Early Application Deadline

CMS Dance hosted by ASB 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Feb 11 Coronado SAFE presents The Life of Kids Online What Parents Need to Know With Dr. Rienzi Haytasingh 6:30pm at CHS Theater

Feb 15 Lincoln Day No School

Feb 16 Come From Away Costa Mesa Kullmann Kultural Event

Feb 18 President’s Day No School

Feb 20 ISF Ice Cream Social 1:30 - 2:00

APA/Choir @ SD Gulls Game singing National Anthem 5-9 pm

Feb 21 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9 am

Feb 23 CoSA Auditions (music, theater, dance) @ CHS

Feb 25 Triton Time

Feb 27 CHS Information Night for 8th gr. Parents and Students at CHS - 6:30pm - info on electives, ROTC, sports, and more. Presentation and Q&A

Team/Club Photo Day

Feb 28 SAFE outreach lunch activities