Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School Oct. 7-11, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

October - Key of the Month: Integrity

This week's mindset quote:“Integrity is choosing courage over comfort; choosing what is right over what is fun, fast, or easy; and choosing to practice our values rather than simply professing them.” Brene Brown

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Oct 7 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Boy Scouts Troop 801 5:30-8:30 PM Granzer Hall

Oct 8 Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Oct 9 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

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

Art Club 3:15-4:15

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Oct 11 ASB hosted Pink Out

Oct 14 No School - Local Holiday

Federal Survey Cards: Thank you for returning these important cards as soon as possible. If you’d like more information on Federal Impact Aid and how these cards qualify our school to collect funding that supports educational programs for your child, please click on the link. Federal Impact Aid

Message from Superintendent Mueller: We need your input on future programs, experiences, and opportunities for students across CUSD. To gather your feedback, we’re using a tool called Thoughtexchange. All of our voices matter, so your participation is crucial and valued.

Click here to participate.

You’ll be asked to respond to one open-ended question, consider and assign stars to some of the ideas shared by others (20 to 30 is ideal), and learn what’s important to the group.

Your thoughts and stars are anonymous. You can come back as often as you’d like to participate and, in fact, we ask that you do come back to star some of the new ideas shared since you first participated. The ratings will help us understand the most important areas to focus on for future programs, experiences, and opportunities.

Participation will be open until October 14, 2019. Please encourage your child to participate in this Thoughtexchange.

The CMS Book Fair is coming to the library Nov.1st - 8th. Checkout our home page for hours, daily activities, and online shopping opportunities. The book fair is a major source of income for our CMS Library. Scholastic offers up to 55% back from profits! You can also purchase books for the library and classrooms. Online sales begin in October. Volunteers make a difference, and we need your help to pull off the best book fair ever! Please sign up via the link above, or email if you have any questions.

Take A Vet to School Day - Speakers Needed

November 8, 2019 7:40 am – 10:00 am

CMS is looking for speaker for our 11th Annual Take a Veteran to School Day. We love all veterans -- those who serve or have served. A veteran will be assigned to a classroom to speak for 20 minutes followed by a 10 minute Q and A. Veterans may bring photographs or artifacts. Active duty is asked to wear their uniform. Speakers are invited to join us for breakfast and a presentation at 7:40am in Granzer Hall. Please email if you or someone you know would like to speak in a classroom. Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address.

Lost and Found: Items are kept in Granzer Hall and are available for students to look through every Friday at lunch when they're set out in the quad. At the end of each 9-week grading period, all unclaimed items will be donated. Please encourage your student to check the lost and found when one of their items has gone missing. We currently have a lot of swim gear!!

Saturday School: Saturday School is a great opportunity for students to make up any unexcused or excused absence. Teachers provide a fun, enriching experience during Saturday School. See below for details.

CMS School Site Council (SSC)

Please vote for three parent representatives to serve a two-year term. Click on the link below.

Thank you to the parent nominees for their support.

The School Site Council (SSC) is a 12 person group that serves as an advisory committee for Coronado Middle School. The main responsibility of the SSC is to provide feedback and approve the SPSA (School Plan for Student Achievement). The SSC will also review and approve our school safety plan. Members include four teachers, one classified staff member, three parents, three students, and the principal (non-voting member). Learn more about SPSA here

Coronado SAFE Coffee Talk: Navigating the Smart Phone Era

Get a FRESH Perspective with a NEW Speaker: Matthew Bishop, LMFT

Monday, October 7th


201 6th Street (CUSD Board Room)

Register On-line at

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

Coronado Schools Foundation

CSF Online Auction Leaves the Gate October 10th and Gala Guests Call to Post October 19th!

The CSF Online Auction launches Thursday, October 10th at noon and will remain open for bidding until Monday, October 28th.. This year’s Online Auction which features more than 200 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

The Benefit Gala A Day at the Races will be held on Saturday, October 19th in the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel del Coronado with limited seating still available. This year’s Live Auction and Raise your Paddle portion of the evening will generate funds to “Stock the iLabs” at all 4 CUSD campuses. The new iLabs, short for Innovation Lab, are creative spaces that provide students the opportunity to solve real world problems and watch their projects come to life through collaboration and innovation.

Volunteers, Tickets, and Donations

To reserve a ticket or table, to volunteer, make a donation to the auctions (Live or Online) or make a donation to sponsor a Coronado Unified staff member, please visit or call Development Coordinator Jennifer Stein at 619-437-8059, ext. 5. For those who can’t attend, donations of $500+ will have their names read aloud at the event. Find out more at

Messages from PTO

Coronado Middle School Wreath Fundraiser

Would you like a live, fresh, and gorgeous, Wreath for your home this Winter Holiday season? Are you looking for a great Holiday gift for loved ones that don’t live here? Are you looking for a unique and valued gift for your clients or employees, (this is a great idea for all the Realtors or business owners out there)? Gift friends, loved ones, and clients with a Holiday wreath, tabletop tree, or candlelit centerpiece all while supporting Coronado Middle School PTO. CMS PTO volunteers will personally deliver items ordered to Coronado and Imperial Beach the week of December 2-6. Local orders need to be placed by October 31. Place local orders with a CMS student. Fliers will go home this week.

For orders to be gifted, outside of Coronado, please order from the website: - ENTER FUNDRAISING CODE: CORONACA004.

For questions, email

6th Grade Camp

6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. Please return the camp student registration and health form to the office.

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

October - Key of the Month: Integrity

Oct 17 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

Earthquake Drill The Great Shakeout 10:19 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4:00 pm @ District Office

Oct 18 CHS Homecoming Parade 3:30 pm and Game 7:00 pm

Oct 19 Saturday School 8-12

Oct 21-25 Red Ribbon Week

Oct 21 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Boy Scouts Troop 801 5:30-8:30PM Granzer Hall

Oct 22 Fall concert - Band and Choir 6:00 pm Granzer Hall

Oct 23 Fantasy Book Club CMS Library 1:45-2:45 pm

Oct 24 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Oct 25 End of grading period 1

ASB Disney Leadership Retreat

Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Oct 29 SSC Meeting CMS Conference Room 3:20-4:20

Islander Youth Theater 4:00-5:30PM Granzer Hall

Oct 31 PTO School Supplies at Break