Triton News

Coronado Middle School - January 11-15, 2021

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

This week's mindset quote :"Always remember that you are absolutely unique.

Just like everybody else." -Margaret Mead


Learn from your mistakes. View failures as opportunities to learn and grow.

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Jan 11 CHS Coronado School of the Arts CoSA Preview for 8th Grade 10 am via Zoom


Meeting ID: 871 8891 5870

Passcode: CHS

Jan 12

Jan 13 PTO Meeting 6:30 pm -7:30 pm See below for Zoom

Jan 14 ASB hosting a Kahoot Game at 11:45 am Zoom link HERE and on Tritons Page! CMS TRITONS PAGE

Jan 15

Jan 18 MLK, Jr. Day No School

End of Semester 1: Thursday, January 28, 2021 is the last day of the semester. Report cards will be mailed home on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Semester 2: Phase 4 to begin February 1st: If you did not complete the survey, your student will default to his/her semester 1 learning option. Therefore, if your child is on BRIDGE for semester 1, he/she will be on BRIDGE semester 2. If your child had on campus experiences semester 1, he/she will have HYBRID semester 2.

If you selected BRIDGE and later in the year you request to return to in person learning, your request will be contingent on space available. Requests should only be made in extreme circumstances. We cannot guarantee a change of program, but we will place your child on a waiting list and make changes if space becomes available.

  • Semester 2: Phase 4 class time changes: Please note the NEW schedule and start time of 8:05 am. See Hybrid and Bridge schedule link: Note: Phase 4 schedule will begin upon return to campus. CMS Semester 2/Phase 4 Class Schedule 2021

  • Hybrid will have 2 groups:
  1. Group A - Tuesday and Wednesday Last Names A-L
  2. Group B - Thursday and Friday Last Names M-Z

Link: Superintendent Mueller's Message Jan. 8, 2021

Important Reminders

Science workbook distribution: If you have not yet picked up the segment 2 science workbook, you can still pick them up January 11th- 15th.

Workbooks will be available in the front of the school between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.

**Face coverings and physical distancing are required during pick-up.

Please contact Amanda Ellison with any questions.

CoSA- CHS Coronado School of the Arts

Attention 8th Graders:

CoSA is hosting two Zoom events in the new year.

  1. CoSA - CMS Preview for 8th graders on January 11 at 10:00 AM.(students only)
  2. CoSA Preview Night on January 19 at 6:00 PM for all prospective applicants and families.

Applications are available here 2021-22 CoSA Applications

  • Application materials are due by February 8. 2021.

More information can be found at

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Happy New Year,

Our next PTO meeting is this week on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. CMS and VES will now swap times.

6:30-7:00PM Coronado Middle School PTO Meeting (published times for members (6:30-7:30PM)

7:00-7:30PM Community Partners: Superintendent Karl Mueller, School Board, Coronado SAFE, CSF, Coronado Community Center, Coronado Public Library, MFLAC, InclusioNADO, Crown Preschool.

7:30-8:00PM Village Elementary School PTO Meeting (published times 7:00-8:00PM)

Please note that for security reasons, your first and last names must appear in your Zoom account.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 823 7357 2423

Passcode: PTO

Haven't joined PTO yet? Click on the link.


Megan Parma

CMS PTO President

Attention 8th Grade Families - Yearbook Recognition Ads are Available

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families, and friends to commemorate student achievements and important milestones.

To purchase your ad, follow the ad content guidelines and instructions below. Yearbook publisher, Jostens, is managing all yearbook ad sales. Please do not contact or send materials to CMS.

All orders must be placed by January 29, 2021.


1/4 page = $90

1/8 page = $45

IT’S EASY! Create your ad online at

  1. Choose your ad size and layout.
  2. Enter your text and upload your photos.

Important information about Yearbook Recognition Ads

  • Our school reserves the right to edit ads per our guidelines. Ex. remove any explicit text, graphic photos or copyright-protected imagery or photos.
  • Color photographs uploaded for black-and-white ads will appear in black and white.
  • We will make every effort to use your layout and text as indicated. A proof will not be provided and no changes can be made after purchase.
  • For the ad to appear in the yearbook, your ad must be purchased by the order deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How are the ad prices determined and what is the money used for? Ad prices are determined by school. The revenue from recognition ads helps support our yearbook and keep it affordable for everyone.
  2. How is the ad deadline determined? The ad deadline is set by our school based on the production schedule for the yearbook.
  3. Can I create my student’s ad on my mobile device? Yes, you can design your recognition ad on a mobile device using the free ReplayIt app. Available for download from the Google Play and Apple App store.
  4. Can I send my materials to the school? No, please do not send your materials to our school. Our school has selected Jostens to assist with our ad program.
  5. Please call the customer service number (800-358-0800) if you have questions or need assistance in creating your ad.

More questions? Call Jostens at (800) 358-0800.

Messages from the Surfer Yearbook

    The Surfer Yearbook Staff is currently looking for the following photos for the yearbook:

      1. Photos of you THEN and NOW.

      · One NOW

      · One photo of you when you were in elementary school (at least 2 years in between)

      · Must be JPG photos

      · Submit via Replay it (see below)

      · In captions add: Student Name, Student Grade, and the DATE of photo

      2. Relative Photos

      · Twins, Triplets

      · Brothers and sisters

      · Cousins, parents, aunts, and uncles who go to CMS or who work here

      We are also planning a Tribute for Mr. Donnie Walton and are looking for messages from students and staff to include on the page. Here is the Google Form:

      We are accepting photos through the submission site all year.

      Thank you for all of your support!

      2020-2021 Surfer Yearbook Staff


      LOG ON TO:

      Enter Login ID: 415467883

      • Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload, click on “Select My Images.”
      • Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
      • Click “Upload Chosen Images."
      • It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!

Messages from ASB and President Shoemaker

Hello Triton Families!

Happy New Year!

ASB will be hosting a Kahoot Game on Thursday, Jan 14th at 11:45 am (during lunch) We encourage all our students to come by and have some fun!

The Zoom link can be found HERE as well as our CMS Tritons Page!


Charlotte Shoemaker

ASB President


East Coast Trip 2022

Hello 7th grade Coronado Middle School families!

Planning has already begun, and I am thrilled 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. Next year’s trip will take place during the 2021-2022 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.

You can register now for our 2022 8th Grade East Coast Trip. Here's what you need to know:

Sign Up By 2/01/2021 – register now and SAVE!

Deposit Amount: $49 (non-refundable) – This is a special, reduced deposit amount for signing up prior to


How to Sign Up:

● Online at

(use Trip ID#192680 to sign up)

● By phone – call WorldStrides’ Customer Service

Team at 1-800-468-5899

●By mail - information in PDF linked above.

Please don’t hesitate to send me an email if you have any questions.


Ananda Dejarnette, M.Ed.

8th Grade History Teacher

History Department Lead Teacher

Program Leader – 8th grade East Coast Trip

Contact email:

CMS Library


It’s easy to browse, check out, and hold books through Classlink! Once you sign in, click the Follett icon and you will have access to the CMS library catalog. Once a book is put on hold, Mrs. Pettit will bag your books for pick up. Book pickups and returns will be on Wednesdays, ONLY for safety purposes, and can be obtained between 8 am-3 pm at the F. Street entrance of the middle school.

PLEASE NOTE: Books that are catalogued as YA (Young Adult), will require a guardian signed permission slip. If you are a returning CMS student and already had one of these filled out last year, you are good to go! However, all incoming 6th graders and new students will need this form completed at the time of pick up. Permission forms can be printed or emailed to Mrs. Pettit.

If you have any questions concerning the YA form, or how to access books through our Follett system, please email Mrs. Pettit at:

Megan Pettit

CMS Library Technician

Messages from CMS Counselors

We're here for you! Students can visit our PowerSchool page to find resources and /or reach out to us!

No Place for Hate® committee is now formed, and meetings are underway. No Place for Hate student/parent/staff meeting is scheduled for Monday 1/11/21 @ 1:30pm.

Jan 18-22, 2021 is No Name Calling Week

This goal of this week is promote dialogue and activities to stop bullying, social cruelty and name-calling in our school and community. This year’s #KindnessInAction is geared at promoting positive change in school climates students and educators across the country are encouraged to create artwork using the theme of #KindessInAction. The art contest deadline is 2/15/21 and is called Creative Expressions: more info at

Zoom lunch stations this week include the following:

Weds. 1/20/21: One of a Kind zoom Meeting ID: 860 8198 0571 Passcode: CMSNNCW

Friday 1/22/21: Fishing for Kindness zoom Meeting ID: 849 9377 4600 Passcode: CMSNNCW

California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a health and wellbeing survey administered online in partnership with the California Department of Education. CUSD participates in the survey every 2 years and this year the survey will be administered to 7th graders ONLY during T3 on January 25, 2021.. The aim of the survey is to compile data about the student population to best understand the make-up and experience of the student body, gather trend data on key areas of health and behavioral risks, including alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and gain an understanding of individual student perceptions of their health & wellbeing, school safety and the learning environment. If you do not want your child to participate, please email
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Coronado SAFE

  • Coffee Talk: Parenting The Positive Discipline Way

    (click here to register)

    Monday, January 25th 6:30-8:00pm

    Utilizing evidence-based strategies and research, Positive Discipline, sets the groundwork for communication and discipline with the understanding of child neuroscience.


    · Parenting Style that Helps Your Child into Adulthood

    · Understand Difference Between Discipline & Punishment

    · See Behavior as Communication

    · Tools and Strategies for Common Misbehaviors

  • Sign up for the monthly SAFE Parenting Tool Box at and take advantage of this great resource.
  • Game Club 3:30-4:30pm Coronado SAFE is providing a great place to take a break, connect with friends, and have fun! Link to info and Zoom: Virtual Game Club

CMS Military Family Life Counselor Supports

CMS Military Student Lunch Bunch: Please Join us every Monday from 11:45 am-12:15 pm for some fun games and to meet military students like yourself!

Zoom Link:

Password: &7uG%2

I look forward to seeing all of you!

Warmly, Kristina Clancy MFLC

Kristina Clancy for Lisa F. Poli

MFLC- Military & Family Life Counselor for Coronado Middle School
Cell Phone: (619) 592-0821


MFLC's available to support our military students and families who may benefit from counseling services. We are here to support you during these challenging times!

Military Families Resources


Applications due February 17, 2021

The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. A total of 500 scholarship grants, each for $2,000, will be awarded for school year 2021-22 with at least one recipient selected from every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Apply:


Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) Parent Programs is offering a new series of Parent Education Virtual Workshops for military-connected parents and professionals who work in support of military-connected children.

  • Time Management for Elementary School Age Students: January 12, 9 am


  • Time Management for Middle and High School Students: January 13, 9 am


  • Math Activities at Home for Elementary Students: January 19, 9 am


  • Fostering a Love of Learning: January 20, 9 am


  • Strategies for Reluctant Readers and Children with Reading Difficulties: January 26, 9 am


  • Reading in Middle School: January 27, 9 am


Not available to attend the live webinar? Register at the links above to receive the recording.


Wednesday, January 27, 5-6 pm

The webinar is provided in partnership with the California Department of Education, the Directing Change Program, and Teen Life.



Wednesdays, February 3, February 10, February 17, February 24, & March 10, 4-5:30 pm

Outside the Lens has partnered with the FOCUS Project, to run a photography workshop for military-connected families. Workshops are open to veterans and active military families and couples.

  • Participants will need access to a phone camera, tablet camera or digital camera.
  • There will be a second virtual photography workshop series in April.
  • There will be a virtual gallery of the work available online after the exhibition.



As of April 2020, all DoD service members, civilian personnel, and all dependent family members (kindergarten-college/adult) are eligible to use at no cost. If you've heard of but aren't sure how to create an account, or exactly how it works, here is a video to get you started: Have additional questions? Email at

Take care,

Mindy Hayes

School Liaison Officer

Naval Base Coronado


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Coronado Schools Foundation



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Visit Donate $100+ to CSF or sign up to be a recurring donor. Email with questions.

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Triton Shout Outs

Student to student, staff to student, student to staff. We love celebrating our Tritons!! To view all of the shout outs, click on the link. Triton Shout Outs on PowerSchool

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

January: Key of Excellence: Failure Leads to Success

Jan 19 Jan 22 No Name Calling Week

Jan 25 Jan 29 Kindness Week

Jan 25 CA Healthy Kids Survey -7th grade T3

Jan 28 End of Semester 1

Jan 29 Non student day