Triton News

Welcome to Coronado Middle School Oct. 21-25, 2019

Live the 8 Keys of Excellence

October - Key of the Month: Integrity

This week's mindset quote: “Integrity: the choice between what’s convenient

and what’s right.”

CMS Happenings

This Week:

Oct 21-25 Red Ribbon Week (RRW)

Oct 21 RRW healthy, fun lunchtime field activities

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

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

Oct 22 Band and Choir Concert 6:00 pm Granzer Hall

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Garden Club 3:05-4:00 pm

Oct 23 Lunchtime yoga for RRW

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

Oct 24 Sign the Red Ribbon Week Banner

Homework Club 3:15- 4:15 pm

Art Club 3:15-4:15

Oct 25 Wear Red for Red Ribbon Week

End of grading period 1

ASB - Disney Leadership Retreat

Triton of the Month Luncheon

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

It’s Red Ribbon Wellness Week: Staff and ASB have organized fun and engaging lessons, activities to highlight the importance of making healthy choices, connecting with others, living the 8 Keys, and being an upstander. Thank you for continuing these conversations at home!

Grading Period 1 ends on Friday, October 25: Please remember that although the grading period ends on Friday 10/25, teachers are still in the process of scoring work until Thursday, Oct 31st. Final/official progress report grades will be available for viewing on Synergy on Friday, November 1st.

Parent Teacher Student Conferences are Nov. 5-7

Nov. 5: Modified student day 8:20 am-12:15 pm

Nov.6: Regular student day 8:20 am-1:41 pm

Nov. 7: Modified student day 8:20 am-12:pm

Progress Report: Final/official progress report grades will be available for viewing on Synergy on Friday, November 1st.

Parent Teacher Student Conferences are November 5-7: We look forward to meeting with parents and students during this time. Because teachers have 100+ students, we request you only schedule conferences with classroom teachers where your child is struggling academically. Students are asked to attend the conference.

How to sign up: You can sign up online only. Please do not contact the front office. They do not have access to teacher schedules. Note: Same day scheduling is not available. You will not be able to sign up for a conference that will occur within a 12 hour window.

The online sign up link will be provided in next week's Triton News and will go live on Wednesday, Oct. 30th at noon. You will receive an additional email on Wednesday morning, and the link will also be posted on our website and on each teacher’s PowerSchool page.


The CMS Book Fair is Nov.1st - 8th and online sales have begun. Checkout our home page for hours, daily activities, and online shopping opportunities. 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.

Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) : CMS is please to have MFLC Lisa Falletta on our campus this year. All MFLC's are masters or doctorate-level licensed counselors available in the school setting to provide a range of supports to address the unique challenges of military students and families.


Girl Scout Troop 5548 is collecting old and gently used Halloween costumes to be donated to the Monarch School for underprivileged children in San Diego. The drive will begin on Monday, October 5th and end on Friday, November 8th. Drop off costumes in the CMS office. Click here for more info Girl Scouts-costumes-link

Take a Veteran to School Day

November 8th 7:30am – 10:00am

SPEAKERS: We are still looking for veterans and/or active duty men and women to join us for this celebration and speak in classrooms on November 8th Click here for more details

Please send the speaker’s name, service, email, phone number and mailing address to Kathy Cotten at

BREAKFAST: Students are invited to bring a veteran to breakfast on Friday, November 8th at 7:30am. You must RSVP to Rachael by November 1st. IF YOU ARE A SPEAKER, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RSVP for breakfast.

Please volunteer or donate breakfast items. We appreciate your help in making the year’s event a success! Donation/Volunteer Sign Up HERE

Messages from PTO


Get a beautiful live, fresh, gorgeous holiday wreath. Gift friends, loved ones, and clients with a wreath, tabletop tree, or candlelit centerpiece all while supporting Coronado Middle School PTO.

Why? Help subsidize fieldtrips for all grades, fund 6th grade Olympics, 6th grade Drug Store, 8th grade Promotion, Library books, scholarships for field trips, and more.

When? Order forms and payment are due back to school by October 31, 2019.

Delivery of wreaths will be the week of December 2-6, 2019.



  • Local orders for Coronado and Imperial Beach will be hand delivered by PTO volunteers.
  • Make Checks payable to CMS PTO.
  • Order forms are also available at CMS.
  • PTO members will have a table set up in front of CMS on October 24th and 29th from 2:45-3:20pm

For questions email

PTO Halloween Treats for Staff:

This Halloween let's give CMS teachers and staff "treats" they truly need! Please donate "teacher supplies!" Items such as tissues, hand sanitizer, wipes, etc. in lieu of candy for Halloween.

Use the SIGN UP LINK, and please drop off the items in the CMS front office anytime between now and October 31st at 9:00am.

Messages from Assistant Principal

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!! All unclaimed items will be donated on November 1st.

Bus Passes: Students must show their bus pass in order to ride the bus in the morning and the afternoon. Students without a pass will not be allowed on the bus for safety reasons. If students need a replacement pass, they can see Mrs. Ellison in the front office. Replacement passes are $1.00.

CSF Online Auction Is still LIVE!

Thank you to ALL of the generous families for your donations at the CSF Gala last Saturday evening. The Online Auction is open until October 28th and features more than 250 unique items, including great local deals & steals. Participants can register and Bid for Kids! at

All proceeds benefit Coronado Unified schools and students.

6th Grade Camp

6th GRADE CAMP is December 2-6, 2019. Camp registration/health forms are due by Oct. 28th

  • If your child will not be attending camp, please email
  • Any student who requires medications, nutritional supplements, including vitamins, that are not included on the pink health form, MUST complete and turn in the medical authorization form signed by a doctor by Friday, November 8, 2019. All medications must be labeled with student name and school and placed in a Ziploc bag. This bag must be turned in to CMS Nurse McMahon no later than November 15, 2019. Students may not pack any medications in their luggage. Link to Camp Medical Authorization Form

  • For all information on 6th Grade Camp visit

SAFE Coffee Talk-Alternative Treatment to Mental Health

Monday, Nov. 4th, 8:30-9:30am

CUSD Board Room 201 6th Street

Come hear from our expert Guest Speaker: Dr. Heather St. Jean-Garcia, PsyD, LMFT

Register HERE for Coffee Talk

  • Transform your family through an interactive presentation on:
  • Understanding self care and its impact on your kids
  • Going beyond therapy and medication
  • Utilizing the whole-body approach to treatment
  • Challenging negative thought cycles
  • Bringing your best self to the challenges of parenting

ISF Winter Sports

Winter sports registration is open until November 8th!

Please direct all questions and inquiries about sports to Mereditih Hinz, Athletic Director, at

To register:

1. Log on or create an account at

2. Select Coronado Middle School in the drop down menu (selecting Coronado CIF will register you for High School and can not be transferred over)

3. Turn in all paperwork, TOGETHER, to the CMS front office. Please do not submit documents individually, they will not be accepted for registration.

Paperwork includes:

  1. signed online confirmation page
  2. sports physical, if not already submitted for the 2019/20 school year,
  3. payment online or by check(made out to ISF) or cash.

Practice and Game days have not been scheduled as of yet. Updates will be posted as soon as those days and coaching is solidified.

Please join the Facebook group Coronado Middle School Sports for the most up to date information!

Meredith Hinz, ISF Athletic Director

Mark your calendar for upcoming dates:

October: Key of the Month: Integrity

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

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

Oct 31 Black and Orange Day - NO Halloween costumes

PTO-Staff Halloween treats for the classroom

November: Key of the Month: Ownership

Nov 1 - Nov 8 Book Fair

Nov 1 Progress Reports on ParentVUE

Nov 4 Choices Begins

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

Nov 5-7 Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov 5 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:05 pm

Band/Choir Boosters Meeting 5 pm Granzer Hall

Nov 6 Parent Teacher Conferences 2:15 -3:20 pm

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

Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30 pm

Nov 7 Parent Teacher Conferences 12:45-3:05 pm

Nov 8 Veteran’s Day Celebration 7:30 -10:00 am

Nov 11 No School Veteran’s Day

Nov 14 PTO Meeting CMS Library 9:00 am

CUSD Board Meeting 4pm @ DO

Nov 15 CMS Dance 5:30-7:00

Nov 16 Saturday School 8-12

Nov 18 Junior Optimist Meeting 3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Room 201

Nov 20 Military Spouses Meeting @ Village 8:30-9:30 Building Resiliency in Children

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

Nov 21 Cotillion Granzer 7:30-8:30

Nov 22 PTO sponsored Soup & Salad Luncheon for CMS Staff

Kona Ice 2:00-4:00

Nov 25-29 Thanksgiving Recess - No School