Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 1.28.2019

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Mighty Tritons

Team:


Thank you for a fairly smooth opening for the second semester. Believe it or not, we are already planning for next year. The administration team will be speaking with each department about the master schedule and various data around LTEL. Lots of great things happening next week. Please be mindful of the following:


A. FAC. We will be meeting this Tuesday. Please make sure that you speak with your department representatives with any concerns, questions and/or comments.


B. Budget Update and Master Schedule. We are meeting with the department chairs over the next two weeks to give updates on our budgets. We will also call you in as a department to review some of the expectations for 2019-20 master schedule. We are looking good in some places and in other places for expenditures, but we need to consider all options for being more financially prudent.


C. Safe School Ambassadors. Training will take place on January 28th and 29th. Almero emailed the roster of participating students on 01.25.2019. All students are expected to report directly to the Pavilion on Monday. Please be sure to mark all of these students present on your roster.


D. Extended Lunch. Enjoy your time this Thursday with your colleagues in the library. I will be making announcements to the student.


E. Social Emotional Learning Survey. If you did not have the opportunity to administer the survey, please make sure you do it this week. Thank you.


F. Safety Drills. Dean will send you a list of the sequence of drills with times and expectations next Monday. Let's hold the students to high expectations.


G. Student Recognition. The 7th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony is on Friday, February 1 at 8:30am in the pavilion. There are 180 students being recognized for having a 4.0 Scholarship GPA during first semester. Parents are invited to attend, which will affect the traffic in the morning. Please plan accordingly. The 8th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony will be the following Friday, February 8.


Don't forget to check out the AP section about Disneyland and Sea World tickets.

Congrats Mrs. Niboli and the Tritonbots Teams! First Place!

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Curiosity (Triton Trait of the Month!)

“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

—Albert Einstein


Why does curiosity matter? From Character Lab

When you’re curious about something, you process it deeply, rather than superficially. You also voluntarily spend more time learning about things that spark your curiosity. As a result, you more readily remember what you learn. In general, people who are more curious are happier and better liked.


In the weeks to come, be sure to nominate students for Triton of the Week who exemplify these traits of Curiosity.

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Week At A Glance

Team C Nutrition Break Supervion


Monday, January 28

  • 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Scheduled through February 4 through World Cultures Classes)
  • Safe School Ambassador Training (All Periods in Pavilion)
  • Boys Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Girls Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)
  • Girls Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)


Tuesday, January 29

  • 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Scheduled through World Cultures Classes)

  • Safe School Ambassador Training (All Periods, Pavilion)

  • Student Senate (7th & 8th TSP, Library)

  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:15 Room 169)

  • Dungeons & Dragons Club Meeting (3:15 Room 418)

  • FAC (3:30 Cooke's Conference Room)


Wednesday, January 30

  • 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Scheduled through World Cultures Classes)
  • Safety Drills (All Periods)
  • Science Fair (3:30 Pavilion)
  • Art Club Meeting (3:15 Room 206)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15 Room 312)
  • Boys Soccer Practice (3:30 ELM Field)
  • Girls Basketball Practice (3:30 Pavilion Courts)


Thursday, January 31

  • 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Scheduled through World Cultures Classes)
  • Safety Drills (All Periods)
  • Combined Lunch/Staff Social Lunch (Library)
  • Robotics Team Practice (3:30 Room 604)
  • Cheer Practice (3:15 Pavilion)


Friday, February 1

  • 7th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony (8:30 Pavilion)
  • 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Scheduled through World Cultures Classes)
  • Safe Schools Ambassador Meeting (Lunch Pavilion)
  • Impact 7/8 Bible Study Club Meeting (Lunch Rm. 914)
  • Cyber Security Team Competition (Check w/ Mrs. Taylor for Details)
  • Robotics Team Practice (1:00 Room 604)


Saturday, February 2

  • Girls' Basketball vs. RDR (8:00 SOH)
  • Boys' Basketball vs. RDR (9:00 SOH)
  • Boys' Soccer vs. HTM (12:00 SOH)
  • Girls' Soccer vs. HTM (1:00 SOH)


Down the Road

  • January 28-February 8 - 6 Year Plan/8th Grade Course Selections (Library)
  • February 6 - Spelling Bee (3:30 Pavilion - Sign Up with your English teacher)
  • February 7 - 8th Grade Panoramic Picture (modified schedule)
  • February 8 - 8th Grade Academic Awards Ceremony (8:30 Pavilion)
  • February 11-13 - Spring Fundraiser Kickoff (TSP class schedule to follow)
  • February 11, 12, 19, 21, 27 - Incoming 7th Grade Presentations (Counselor visits to feeder schools)
  • February 15 - No School - President's Day Observed
  • February 18 - No School - President's Day Observed (Full Menu Day on February 19
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

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Shannon and Dean

Welcome back everyone. We look forward to supporting you in your classrooms and making a difference on campus. We came across this awesome opportunities from Sea World and Disneyland. You might want to check them out!


https://seaworld.com/san-diego/tickets/teacher-free-admission/


https://disneyland.disney.go.com/offers-discounts/southern-california-tickets/?CMP=ILC-DPFY19Q2wo0103190009G (Coincides nicely with our Spring Break!)

Vaping and Lean Drinks on the ELM Campus

Be aware that we suspended several students for bringing vaping devices on campus as well as drinking a concoction known as Lean. The drink contains cough syrup with a mixture of soda and different flavorings (gummy bears, juice, etc.). We need to be mindful about sending student out on passes during class. The vaping devices can be concealed as USB drives or even pencils/pens/cards. We will be sharing a vaping video with the students shortly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYuyS1Oq8gY&feature=youtu.be