Triton Times

Eastlake Middle School 11.13.2018

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It has certainly been an action-packed week at ELM. Our sports teams did well in their championship games and we participated in amazing science and engineering opportunities. Check out the action below! Next week, we honor our vets. Have a great extended weekend and be safe. We can't wait to celebrate them. Items to consider for this week:

Veteran's Week!

Tuesday -- Video Announcement

Wednesday -- Come out and support our troops in the front loop. Wear patriotic gear, the ELM camouflage shirt or military branch shirt. From 7:30 AM to 8:15 AM.

Thursday -- Letter campaign. Please have your TSP fill out a short thank you note for our active troops. We will collect these during 6th period.

SLT. We will see you on Tuesday at 8:00 AM in the PDC. We will cover a variety of topics around PLC work. We will share out the Nov. 30th faculty meeting. We will have pumpkin sushi that day... or something else.

EOC. AP Shannon will be sending you material about the process during our Nov. 30th faculty meeting.

Holiday Gathering. We are planning tentatively to have this on Dec. 20th . Place TBD. More information on this soon.

RFEP Re-Classification Ceremony. We celebrate our students next Tuesday, Nov. 13th. We are proud of our students. Great job Beethoven!

Turkey Break. Please make sure all of your electronic devices in your room are unplugged for the duration of the break.

As always, Go Tritons! If you have something that you would like me to share in the Triton Times, please let me know.

Letter to a Veteran Family

Dear Military Family Member:

On behalf of Eastlake Middle School, I want to thank you personally for your dedication and service to our country on this Veteran’s Day. Whether you are active duty, retired or a spouse, your sacrifices are acknowledged and appreciated by our community. We would like to celebrate you (or spouse) on November, 14th. In this envelope is a purple placard that will give you access to the inner loop in front of the school. We would like to serve you donuts and coffee. Please pass by between 7:30 and 8:15 AM. Or come to the front office during the day. For planning purposes, kindly confirm with the link of the website or email Dr. Cooke. In addition, we are asking that you send an email to Dr. Cooke with a digital picture of you in uniform as well as listing your military branch and rank. We would like to make a video for our students and display our support for our military families.

My dad served for 20 years in the Coast Guard and I could not be more proud of his dedication as well as yours. I know firsthand the opportunities and challenges of the military life and we are here to help in any way possible. Starting next school year, we will be starting the process of implementing our military grant to support a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiative. We will send more information out shortly, and we want you to be a part of the planning process. We will be hosting a military night soon to outline the grant. We hope you will attend. I echo the following sentiments about the military said by former presidents:

"We remember those who were called upon to give all a person can give, and we remember those who were prepared to make that sacrifice if it were demanded of them in the line of duty, though it never was. Most of all, we remember the devotion and gallantry with which all of them ennobled their nation as they became champions of a noble cause." ~ Ronald Reagan

“I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man {or woman} who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: 'I served in the United States Navy {or any military branch}.” ~ John F. Kennedy

With Respect and Gratitude,

Ricardo Cooke

Ricardo Cooke, Ed.D.

PowerPoint Tribute to the Vets (Video Coming Soon)

Thank you vets who shared your pictures. We have amazing leaders on our campus. This PPT will be converted to a short film that we will share at a later date. Thank you for your service!

Gratitude (Triton Trait of the Month!)

For the months of November & December we will be focusing on Gratitude, or appreciating what you are given.

When you feel gratitude, you feel a sense of abundance. When you express gratitude—especially when it’s heartfelt—you strengthen your relationships with others. Grateful people are happier and more fulfilled. And gratitude leads you to be nicer to other people: more cooperative, patient, and trusting.

For the months of November & December, we encourage gratitude in others. You can model it for others by talking about the good things that happen to you and reframing difficulties by highlighting positive aspects.

"I love this absolutely stunning sunset!"

"This week has been really challenging and stressful, but I am grateful to have support coworkers."

Be sure to celebrate gratitude as well. Consider dropping quick thank you notes on desks (for both students and fellow staff members). And be sure to nominate students for Triton of the Week who exemplify the Triton Trait of the Month: Gratitude
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Week At A Glance

Monday, November 12

  • Veteran's Day. No School.

Tuesday, November 13

  • Full Menu Schedule (All periods. 3:15 Dismissal)
  • Reclassification Ceremony (7th/8th Lunch - Diosa)
  • Girl's Soccer Tryouts (3:30 ELM Fields - Villegas)
  • Girl's Basketball Tryouts (3:45 Pavilion Basketball Courts - Villegas)
  • Boy's Basketball Practice (3:30 ELM Basketball Courts - Villegas)
  • Harry Potter Club Meeting (3:30 Room 169 – Keogh/Lopez)
  • PTSO Meeting (5:00 Library)

Wednesday, November 14

  • Turkey Trot (All Periods. PE Classes)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (3:15-4:00 room 312)
  • Girl's Soccer Tryouts (3:30 ELM Fields - Villegas)
  • Girl's Basketball Tryouts (3:45 Pavilion Basketball Courts - Villegas)
  • Art Club Meeting (3:30 Room 206)

Thursday, November 15

  • ASB Spirit Day: Camouflage Day
  • Turkey Trot (All Periods. PE Classes)
  • Robotics Practice (3:30, Room 604 - Niboli)
  • Girl's Soccer Tryouts (3:30 ELM Fields - Villegas)
  • Girl's Basketball Tryouts (3:45 Pavilion Basketball Courts - Villegas)
  • Boy's Basketball Practice (3:30 ELM Basketball Courts - Villegas)

Friday, November 16

  • Turkey Trot Awards (All Periods. Pavilion)
  • Cheer Practice (1:00 Pavilion - Villegas)
  • Robotics Practice (1:00, Room 604 - Niboli)
  • Cyber Security Club Meeting (1:00-3:00 room 312)

November 19-23

  • Thanksgiving Break

Down the Road

  • November 26 - Staff & Students Report. Bell Schedule A
  • November 28– Lets Talk College (8:30 Library – Rindone)
  • November 29– Lets Talk College (6:00 Library – Rindone)
  • November 30 - Achieve 3000 Activities Cutoff (English Teachers)
  • December 6 - DLI Holiday Concert (6:00 Pavilion - Lagos)
  • December 7 - Most Improved Breakfast (8:15 Pavilion - Loera)
  • December 7 - Triton of the Week Luncheon (1:00 Pavilion - Almero)
  • December 10-11 - Safe School Ambassador Training Part II (All Periods Library)

  • December 10 - Choir Winter Concert (6:00 Pavilion - Academia)
  • December 11 - Band Winter Concert (6:00 Pavilion - Academia)
  • December 13 - Orchestra Winter Concert (6:00 Pavilion - Hagen)
  • December 14 - Sports Awards Assembly (8:00 Pavilion - Villegas)

Purple Pride!

Thank You for the Pumpkin Drop CVFD!

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Triton Trebuchet Team

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Metro Champs -- Girls Cross Country

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Great Job Boys Cross Country!

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Metro Champs -- Boys Baseball

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A Message from our Assistant Principals!

Dr. Chamberlin and Mr. Nafarrete

Parents and Guardians: Please limit lunch drop-offs to your student only and please be prepared to wait for your student to get to the front office. It's difficult to monitor the food when it is dropped off and still attend to job duties. Also, we advise you to monitor your students' bike gear and talk to them about safety. Many are not wearing helmets. We have also advised students about riding safely in the neighborhood especially before and after school. Also, as drivers, please be mindful of traffic regulations especially making the illegal u-turn in front of the school. Thanks again for your support!