Cooke's Corner

Eastlake Middle School 1.5.18


Dear Parents and Community Members:

I hope you enjoyed the break. It was an action-packed first semester. I appreciate all of the support you provided our school. Your voice is important to me, so please let me know of any suggestions that you might have to make the second semester even more successful. If you are an 8th grade parent, you will be hearing about some great opportunities for you to get to know Eastlake High School as we transition your student from Eastlake Middle. If you are a 7th grade parent/guardian, we have some great leadership and student support system that we are putting in place for next year. I hope your students will consider joining these leadership programs such as Orientation Leader. I have listed below some key points as we return back from the break.

1. All students return on the 10th at 8:15. Students will report to their first period class from last semester. We will have reminders for the students. Any issues with locator cards, the students will report to the main office. Wednesday and Thursday are regular days ending at 3:15 and Friday is a minimum day ending at 12:51.

2. We ware confirmed to host 44 students from China the January 22-26. It is not too late to be a host. Please see the flyer below.

3. Please consider joining us the Eastlake Education Foundation's Taste of Eastlake. This event sells out! So please check out our website for more information and join us!!

4. Graduation is tentatively set for Tuesday, June 5th at 5:00 PM at Otay Ranch High School. We will have a final announcement in the near future.

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Parents as Partners


The key to a great learning experience for all students is a positive relationship between parents and the school. We will be posting several opportunities such as workshops and coffee with the principal so that you might be able to join us in a rich dialogue about the present and future of the school. We will be exploring big topics such as character traits and strengths training. I am going to try to use a format know as QFT. Check out the ideas here at this LINK. I know it is hard for parents to get out to the school, so I will be making myself available at local areas in the community in an effort to make it more convenient for you.


I hope your students come back ready for the last or second semester of their middle school experience. We encourage your child to speak to the staff about their concerns and opportunities they wish existed at ELM. We are actively looking at requests such as a video game club and more space for seating. We encourage you to speak to your child about their wishes for a better school experience. Please let us know how we can better serve you and your family.