Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 04.22.2019

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Mighty Tritons


Just the facts this time. Please be mindful of the following:

A. FAC Notes. Please click here for the agenda notes.

B. 8th Grade Awards Ceremony. The award ceremony is on May 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm. Please nominate two top Tritons per department and submit names on this form. In efforts to spread the love, you may refer to this spreadsheet with all submissions.

Also consider nominating students for the Top Triton Award to Dr. Cooke. Recipients of this award embody all 8 Triton Traits and truly exemplify what it means to be a Triton. Please submit names and a description as to why each student should receive the Top Triton Award directly to Dr. Cooke by May 1.

Please keep in mind that it means a lot to the students when their nominating teacher presents the award.

C. Dress Code Discussion. We need some clarification on our dress code moving forward for next year. Please fill out this google form so your voice can be heard moving forward for our next FAC meeting.

D. Common Syllabus and Yubbler. In the spirit of collegiality and creating equitable practices, please make sure you use these last few PLC meetings to focus on creating those shared practices and beliefs. The syllabus is due May 31st. Let me know if you need support at one of your PLC meetings. Also, I want to us to consider Yubbler for a fundraiser. It will require our departments to have similar beliefs about material necessary for their classes. This can be a tremendous opportunity for us!

E. Day of Silence. Thank you Cindy Reynoso and Andrea Arroyo for helping create an informative and inclusive environment for LGBTQA youth. We appreciate your work in organizing the Day of Silence event.

F. LCAP District Meeting. I sent a mass email about this opportunity. I hope you will consider attending the LCAP meeting on May 8th. Your voice is important.

Let's have a great ending to the school year. As always, let me know of your concerns, questions and/or suggestions. Go Tritons!

A Message from our Assistant Principals!

We are working on implementing Restorative Practice (RP) strategies to our school policies and practices next year. If you want to familiarize yourself with the practice, please check out this short video. For more detailed information, please see this link for what it is considered to be the defining organization for this practice. I want to be clear about this one point: Students will still receive disciplinary action according to their behavior and school guidelines. However, the key to RP is what we do next to make sure the student learns from this behavior and how they return to the classroom with a new perspective and a sense of responsibility to the community. It is about teaching on the importance of relationships and it should be pro-active. We will be developing a series of professional development opportunities around this topic. Thank you to the culture and climate team for helping out!

Safety Tip of the Week: Have a hard copy of your attendance ready at all times—this will help in the event of an evacuation.

We came across these awesome opportunities from Sea World and Disneyland. You might want to check them out!

Talented Tritons!

Talent Night

Way to go ASB and Mr. Almero for organizing this great event.
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Civil Rights Gallery Walk in Davis' Class

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Teamwork (Triton Trait of the Month!)

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!

Check out our library of resources that we can use to discuss the Triton Traits with our students. Please feel free to add links to any documents you have created (upload to google drive and copy link) or links to videos, articles, and images you have found online that we can all use to share with our students.

Also, consider nominating students for Triton of the Week who exemplify the Triton Trait of Teamwork.

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Week At A Glance

Monday April 22
  • Start CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
  • Spring Pictures (All PE Class Periods, Pavilion)
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)

Tuesday, April 23

  • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
  • Spring Pictures (All PE Class Periods, Pavilion)
  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 418
  • Mountain Bike Club Meet (4:15 Salt Creek Park)
  • Eastlake HS 9th Grade Parent Orientation (6:00 ELH Pavilion)

    Wednesday, April 24

    • Teacher Grade Deadline: Progress Report 2
    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • Mrs. Fields Fundraiser Prize Day (7th/8th Lunch & TSP)
    • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Rm 206)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting 3:15 Rm 312)
    • Compacted Math Test (3:30 Pavilion)
    • Girls Volleyball Practice (3:30)

    Thursday, April 25

    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • DLI Student Led Conference (3:30 Pavilion)
    • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)
    • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Rm 604)

    Friday, April 26

    • Teacher Deadline: Report on Student Progress (D/F Grades)
    • CAASPP Testing (April 22 - May 24)
    • ASB/Yearbook/Cyber Security/TNT Field Trip: Disney California Adventures
    • Impact 7/8 Bible Study (Lunch Rm 914)
    • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00 Rm 312)
    • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Rm 604)
    • Boys Volleyball Practice (1:30)
    • DLI Family Picnic (4:30 Mountain Hawk Park)

    Saturday, April 27

    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. HTM (8:00 ORH)
    • Boys' Volleyball vs. MOM (8:00 SOH)
    • Mountain Bike Club Meet (8:15 Salt Creek Park)
    • 8th Girls' Volleyball vs. ARR (9:00 ORH)
    • Boys' Volleyball vs. VDM (9:00 SOH)
    • 8th Girls' Volleyball vs. RDR (10:00 ORH)
    • Girls' Field Hockey vs. BVM (10:00 ORH)
    • 7th Girls' Volleyball vs. NCM (1:00 SOH)

    Down The Road

    • April 29 - Progress Report 2 Distribution
    • May 3 - Mrs. Fields Fundraiser Prize Day: Limo Ride to In N Out
    • May 3 - STEM in your Backyard
    • May 7 - Noche De Emilio
    • May 8 - LCAP Community Meeting
    • 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)
    ELM Facility Calendar

    The ELM Facilities Calendar will be ran on the linked Google Calendar. Please note that we will no longer be updating the outlook calendar from 1st semester.

    Hyperdoc Link

    Click here to access the Hyperdoc for ELM.

    Nominate a Sweetwater Star!

    Do you know a Triton Staff member doing great things? Let's recognize them at the district level by clicking on this button.