The Triton Tribune - Parent Edition

Be Kind ~ Be Awesome ~ Make The Right Choices

Volume 2 ~ Issue 20~ December 14, 2020

Awesome Triton Families,


WE DID IT! This is the final week of Semester 1. I am so proud of all of you and how you have persevered during this unconventional semester. Please take time to enjoy this holiday season. Relax with your family and do something new. Happy Holidays and See You in the New Year!


Holiday Gifts for Teachers

Many of you have asked if you can bring gifts to school for your teachers. At this time, if you would like to give your teachers a gift, please send them an e-card or e-gift instead. Staff email is firstname.lastname@sweetwaterschools.org.


Final Exam Week during December 14 - 18, 2020

Please see the final exam schedule below. Note that on Monday - Wednesday, school ends at 1:40pm with only two classes for each testing day. In preparation for the exams, please click on the links below to prepare your IPADs for each exam:

  1. Illuminate Testing System Instructions
  2. CAASPP Testing System Instruction.


POSTPONED: ELM 20-21 T-Shirt Distribution Drive-Through

Unfortunately due to the rise in COVID rates, all non-essential drive through events have been postponed until further notice. Our T-shirt distribution falls in that category for now. We have been given permission to add it to an essential distribution next semester, either a meal distribution or instructional materials distribution. In the mean time, please be sure to submit your T-shirt sizes by clicking on this link. You must use your district's gmail/G-Suite account to access the form. Please take time to complete this form


Eastlake Educational Foundation Fundraising Campaign

This past Friday, EEF launched its fundraising campaign. This campaign raises funds to support the technological needs of ELM as well as other schools in the area. As distance learning continues, our technological needs will increase. I am inviting you to join me in supporting this year's campaign. Click on this link to learn about the Come Together Community Campaign. There are different levels of sponsorships. Each donation, no matter how big or small, counts and WILL make a difference. You may also donate by texting to 619. 333.5548 and text the code: elmiddle. This will ensure that 100% of your donation will go directly to ELM. The donation window is from November 19 - December 31. We can do this!


Yearbook Sales begins this Week

As we are starting finalize the yearbook, we have begun the sales for this year. Please look for the details in the ASB Section of the newsletter. Additionally, the district is finalizing its contract with Jostens for the yearbook pictures for students to upload. Once the contract is signed, student will be able to upload a portrait for the 20-21 yearbook.


Additionally, there are two requests for Yearbook Entries:


  1. Winter Activities and Travel Requests
  2. Keeping Triton Company


Important Bell Schedule for January 2021

First day back for Semester 2 is January 13, 2021. It is a Schedule A day (Per. 1, 2, 3). Please see the schedule slide below.


Two ASB Activities this Week on Thursday, December 17, 2020

  1. Ugly Sweater Competition
  2. Name That Tune Lunch Activity


Final Meal Distribution of Semester 1

The district has resumed its distribution of meals for the next two week.


Below are slides and video information that are pertinent to the week. They appear in this order:


1. ASB Holiday Message

2. Eastlake Educational Community Fundraising Campaign

3. Final Exam Week Schedule

4. Important Bell Schedule for January 2021

5. November / December Triton Trait of Gratitude

6. Triton Trait Nomination: Gratitude

7. ELM Artist of the Week

8. Yearbook Requests and Sailes

~Yearbook Sales

~Winter Activities and Travels

~Keeping Triton Company

9. ASB Activities This Week

~T-shirt Sizes Needed

~Ugly Sweater Competition / Name That Tune Lunch Activity

~Purple Pride Club

10. Meal Distribution Information

11. ELM Holiday Poll Results

12. Attendance Clearance Form

13. Genius Bar Teachers Support Form

14. ELM Parent Restorative Practices Request Form

15. ELM Technology Support Line


Finally, please go to our website [link] for updates. We update it on a daily basis.


Let's have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Finley

ASB Holiday Message

Happy Holidays Triton Families

ASB Holiday Message 2020
Eastlake Educational Community Fundraising Campaign

Please join me and other Eastlake schools principals and raise funds technology needs for our schools. The donation window is November 19 - December 31. We got this Triton Families!

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Final Exam Week Schedule

Note that we have kept the start time the same and changed the end time to accommodate a minimum day schedule

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Important Bell Schedule for January 2021

Tritons, first day of school is January 13, 2021.

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November/December Triton Trait: Gratitude

The Triton Trait for November/December is Gratitude. "Life is better when you develop an attitude of gratitude." Lewis Howes. This means making it a habit to express thankfulness and appreciation for both the big and small things alike in your life.

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Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are now on sale for $25. Prices will increase to $30 after December 19.

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Purple Pride Club

This video is brought to you by ELM's Purple Pride Club. We want to promote awareness and acceptance of the LGBTQ community and ALL people. Thanks for watching!

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Meal Distribution Information

We apologize for the inconvenience but the district has canceled all meal distributions this week.

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ELM's Winter Holiday Poll Results

Look to see how Tritons voted about the holidays.

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ELM Attendance Clearance Form

Click on the title bar to access the Attendance Clearance Form to clear your children's absences. Absences NOT CLEARED within 30 days will be changed to TRUANT.

Genius Bar Support Form

Do you need technology help. Genius Bar is available from 3:30pm - 4:30pm. Complete the form by clicking on the title bar. A Genius Bar Teacher will call you.

ELM Parent Restorative Practices Request Form

Parents, if your children are experiencing high stress, please click on the title to access the request form. Ms. Quinn will call you to discuss your request.

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