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Chromebook Letter to Parents

Hi Parents!  

As you are aware, all 6th and 7th grade students have been issued a Chromebook for educational use at school and at home.  For more detailed information on care and frequently asked questions, please click here.


Parking Lot/Surrounding Area Safety

Student safety is our number one priority at CHMS.  As a driver, please be aware of the safety of others.  This includes in our parking lot and surrounding areas.  Please respect posted parking signs, bike lanes, driveways, and all traffic laws.  

Students, please be responsible for your own safety and only cross in designated cross walks and watch for cars.

Together, we can make our neighborhood a safer place.


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Shop Amazon Smiles. Simply log on and shop through and designate Calavera Hills Middle School PTSA to automatically receive .5% of all your purchases.  This does not add any cost to your account… is a donation from  Please tell your friends and family!  Forward them this email and ask them to help support out CHMS community. 

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Week of March 19-23

Monday, March 19

Regular Bell Schedule

6th Grade Camp Departure 7:00-10:00am

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Club - Harry Potter  12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Tutoring 2:55pm-3:55pm @ Room 207

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:45pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Boys & Girls Club - Girls Basketball Practice 3:00pm-5:00pm @ Gym

Boys & Girls Club - Track & Field 3:00-4:15pm

Education Through Sports Basketball 5:30-6:30pm @ Gym


Tuesday, March 20

Block Schedule 1, 3, 5

6th Grade Camp - Mr. Ecker visits

ELPAC Grade 7 & 8    8:15-9:15am

Birch Aquarium/8th Grade Engineering & Energy Challenge 8:38 am-2:18pm @ Room #203

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Student Inclusion Group/ GSA 12:26pm -1:00pm @ Room #101

After School Detention 2:45pm – 3:45pm @ Room #108

Tutoring 2:55pm-3:55pm @ Room 207

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:45pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Hermanitas Meeting 2:50pm-4:00pm @ D2

American Sign Language Club 3:00-4:00pm @ Room #208

Boys & Girls Club - Girls Basketball Practice 3:00-6:00 pm @ Gym

U16 & U18 Rugby Practice 5:30pm-7:00pm @ Field

Education Through Sport - Basketball Practice 5:30pm-8:00pm @ gym


Wednesday, March 21

Block Schedule 2, 4, 6

6th Grade Camp

ELPAC Grade 7 & 8   8:15-9:15am

Birch Aquarium/8th Grade Engineering & Energy Challenge 8:38 am-2:18 pm @ Rooms #203 and #202

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Club – Federation of Christian Athletes 12:26-1:00pm @ Room #210

SOAR after school program (CEF) 3:00pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Boys & Girls Club - Track & Field 3:00pm-4:00pm @ Field

Education Through Sport - Basketball Practice 5:00pm-6:30pm @ gym


Thursday, March 22

Coyote Community Bell Schedule

6th Grade Camp

Board Games 11:19am-11:53am @ Room #207

Club – Dungeons & Dragons 11:19am-11:53am @ Room #102

Free Dance 11:19am-11:53am @ Room #105

Club - Maker Space Club 11:19am -11:53am @ Room #202

Coyote Community Assembly - ASB 1:22-1:42pm

After School Detention (Perrelli) 1:45pm–2:45pm or 3:45pm @ #108

Soccer 1:45pm-3:00pm @ Field

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:00pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Boys & Girls Club - Girls Basketball Practice  2:00-4:30 pm @ Gym

Education through Sports Basketball 5:00-8:00 pm

Parent University 2018 Financial Series 6:00pm-7:00pm @ CHS

U16 & U18 Rugby Practice 5:30-7:00pm


Friday, March 23

6th Grade Camp - Return Today 12:00-2:30 pm Gym

Progress Report Issued

Earth Dome Day 6:30am-3:00pm @ CHE Cavern

6th Grade Camp Returns 12:00-2:30pm @ Gym

Lunch KREW (Girls Group) 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #109

Anime 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #210

Club – Surf 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #203

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Lunch Detention 12:26pm-1:00pm @ #108

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:45pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Maker Club 3:00pm-4:00pm @ Maker Space

CHM Lacrosse Practice 3:30pm-5:30pm @ Field

E Blast Newsletter

Coyote Howl

Week of March 19-23


Spring Spirit Week!

Join in the fun during Spring Spirit Week March 26-30!!

Monday: Matchy Monday - Wear all matching clothes

Tuesday: Pajama Day - Wear Pajamas to school

Wednesday: Sports Day - Wear your favorite sports jersey or t-shirt 

Thursday: Inside Out Day - Wear your clothes inside-out

Friday: Duo Day - Dress to match one of your friends


6th Grade to Qualcomm

Sixth grade students will begin traveling to Qualcomm’s Thinkabit Lab on Thursday, March 29th.   We have built six trips to the lab to accommodate each 6th grade student over the next month and a half as part of a relationship that we are very proud of at CHMS intended to align our work with the type of activities our companies feel is likely to result in students being prepared to take on jobs in a changing economy.

Dates:  3/29, 4/12, 4/18, 4/19, 4/24 and 4/26


Congratulations 6th Grade Students!

Congratulations to our 6th grade students for being featured in EdCorps Blog through a blog entry written by 6th graders Izzy Vidal and Ariana Ramos.  The post reads of student empowerment, real life skills, and the bravery of our teachers to attempt to try something they have never done before.  

Congratulations to Mr. Sottile's Design & Modeling Class

Congratulations to Mr. Aaron Sottile's Design and Modeling class for being named the "Best in Show" as the most innovative program in San Diego County by the Classroom of the Future Foundation.  He and his students will be honored in May and his program will receive $10,000 for the honor!

Camp Marston Sixth Grade Camp March 19-23

The 6th Grade Campers made it safely to camp!  Mr. Ecker is visiting camp today and Ms. Stapleton and Ms. Espeleta are heading there tomorrow!  We will continue to keep you updated!


For any additional details, please see the attached packet in either English or Spanish.

If you have any questions about 6th grade camp, please visit our Outdoor Education page, or contact Holly Grupe at 760-331-6462 or 



Spring Sports at CHMS

Boys and Girls Club will be offering Girls Basketball and Track & Field as Spring sports at CHMS.  The Girls Basketball link has been updated with practice times and rosters. Please use this link for details or visit our Athletics page.   

CHMS PTSA Nominating Committee for 2018-19 School Year

The Nominating Committee of the CHMS PTSA is currently seeking parents who are interested in making our school outstanding and who will be committed PTSA members with an interest in serving on the Executive Board for the 2018-2019 school year. 

If you would like to be considered, please fill out this form and email it to or return a hard copy to the school office by Monday, March 26, 2018.  Please email us with any questions and we will be happy to tell you more about our open positions!

CHMS PTSA Donation Wish List

Calavera Hills Middle School is seeking donations for our school and would love your help!  Items will be used in many wonderful ways such as for clubs like the Girls KREW (Art) Club and Board Game Club and for our incredibly innovative Makers Space Lab, as well as for our amazing courses in science, design and modeling, broadcasting, Spanish, special ed, and more.  Some will be also be used as Rockin’ Rewards for students.  Please see the attached list.  Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office anytime between 7:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Parent University Series on Financial Literacy

CUSD parents and students are invited to attend the CUSD Parent University Series on Financial Literacy.  These workshops are a guide for families to teach students the basics of finance and how to manage money as they move into adulthood. Workshops will cover Banking 101 (March 8th, 6 pm at CHS), Building & Maintaining Good Credit (March 15th, 6 pm at CHS), and Creating a Budget (March 22nd, 6pm at CHS).  Limited seats. Please RSVP: See the flyer attached for detailed information on each session.  Thank you!

CUSD Parent University 2018.pdf.

Pedal for a Purpose

On Saturday, March 24th, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm please join us at CEF’s 4th Annual Pedal for a Purpose event! Support our Principal Ecker, Jennifer Glassey and Sarah Rines as we ride to victory! Click here to support our team. Proceeds fund programs in our school like Project Lead the Way, science lab supplies, music instrument repairs and more! Participate in the event’s opportunity drawing for a chance to win a weekend getaway to one of three California destinations! The winner will be drawn at Pedal for a Purpose at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on March 24th!

Summer Enrichment Camps

Join us for CEF’s Summer Enrichment Camps! There are more than 50 STEM, art, animal, gardening or cooking camps to engage your student this summer! Now featuring Camp Galileo and LEGOLAND summer camps!  Click here to register or learn more!

CHS Sports Physical Dates 2017-18


Do you need a physical for athletics or an activity??

Please join us for our school sports physicals!   This is for any 8th grade student.  They do not need to be attending CHS next year.  Please bring $25 cash, along with a form filled out by your parents (the top and bottom only, as the doctor fills out the middle) You can find the form on, click forms, and physical form.  Please email with any questions!  Hope to see you at one of these events!  Incoming freshman welcome as these physicals last a calendar year!  They would not expire until 5/24/19!

Date: May 24th, 2018, 4-6 in the Old Gym.

Hope to see you there!

Amanda Waters

Athletic Director/Teacher

High School Summer Academy

Attention 8th grade students! Take PE, Spanish, or Math before high school! Join us for High School Summer Academy, featuring a blended in-class and online curriculum so you can enjoy summer while getting ahead in credits! Take advantage of our small class sizes, individualized instruction, low rates, and high-quality program, while making room in your fall schedule for the classes you want. Click here for more information or see the attached flyer.


STREAM Festival Mira Costa College

Attention K-8th Graders - You're invited to the STREAM Festival on Saturday, April 21st from 1-4pm.  For details please see the attached fliers.  English or Spanish.

American Sign Language Club

Be the first to learn American Sign Language at CHMS.  Join ASL Students from Sage Creek for 4 consecutive Tuesdays in March.  For details and dates, please see the attached flyer.  To sign up, please RSVP to Jane Palmer at


Yearbook Orders

Parents and Students: Yearbook orders are available for purchase through our Webstore.  The price is now $40.  


It is time for 8th Grade Tribute Ads in the Yearbook.  We have a limited number of ad spaces so if you would like to purchase a space in the yearbook to congratulate your 8th grader then now is the time to do that.  This year parents will get to create their own ad to celebrate their student.  Create and pay for your ad online.  For details click here.

Enrollment/Registration for the 2018/19 School Year

New Carlsbad Unified School District Students (Enrollment).  The enrollment window will open February 5, 2018.  For details and instructions on New Student Enrollment, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Grupe at or 760-331-6462.

Registration for 6th to 8th grade students for the 2018/19 school year already attending Carlsbad Unified School District will be held in August 2018 (exact dates to follow).  Tour information for incoming 6th grade students can be found below.

Attendance Procedures

We have been receiving several inquires about the proper procedures to call your student out of school early. If your student has a doctor appointment or personal appointment that makes it necessary for him to leave school, please send a note to or call the Attendance Office in the morning so we can issue an off-campus pass. Please do NOT bring the note to your teacher, it must go directly to the attendance office.  

  • This enables the school to account for the student’s whereabouts.
  • When a student has obtained a pass, the Attendance Office will clear the periods he is gone.
  • Your student may be waiting in the office for you to pick up, saving you time.
  • The school will receive full ADA funding for your student’s partial day attendance.

Include in the note what time your student needs to leave and the reason he is leaving (doctor or dentist appointments, personal reasons, etc.)

If  you are calling in an absence, please call our 24-hour ATTENDANCE HOTLINE at 760-331-6470. For any other questions about attendance, please call Marilyn Bergsma at 760-331-6464 or visit our Attendance page.


Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Thank you to CEF for providing much needed support for our STEM and Music Programs.  Please click here for more information.


Health Notice Updates

To Parents of Current 6th Grade Students:  Just a reminder that your child will need to have their TDAP immunization before entering 7th Grade.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Theresa Green in our health office at 760-331-6390.  Thank you.


The College Process Starts in Middle School

CUSD middle school and high school counselors will cover information on graduation requirements and other college requirements. Three sessions covering the same information will be offered at all three middle schools.  CHMS will be hosting the event on April 10th from 6-7pm in the Cavern.  For details, please read the attached flyer.  To attend please RSVP to Rosemary Eshelman at  

Save the Date


3/19 - 3/23  6th Grade to Camp Marston

3/22  Coyote Community - Character Trait ASB

3/26  CHMS PTSA 2018-19 Executive Board forms due 

3/26-3/30 Spring Spirit Week

3/29  6th Grade to Qualcomm

4/2-4/6 Spring Break

4/10  Parent University - The College Process Starts in Middle School 6pm @ CHMS

4/12, 4/18, 4/19, 4/24 & 4/26   6th Grade to Qualcomm

412  Coyote Community 

4/27  CSUSM 8th Grade Field Trip




Join our PTSA

Click here to Join!


Long Range Facilities Master Plan

Please click here to see details for the Long Range Facilities Master Plan.

Coyote Compliment Winners

Coyote Compliments are given out by staff members to students who are caught showing excellent behavior by following our school rules of Safety, Understanding, Respect and Effort.  Every Friday we will have a weekly drawing to award one male and one female student with a small prize to reward them for their excellent behavior! The winners will be announced during the Friday morning broadcast. 

The winners this week are: 




Character Trait - March

The Character Trait for the month of March is "TRUSTWORTHINESS - INTEGRITY".  Please click here to learn about our monthly character traits.  This character trait award assembly will take place on April 12th.

After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring begins October 9th at CHMS and will be offered every Monday and Tuesday from 2:55pm to 3:55pm in Room #207. Mr. Dunn will be heading tutoring this year.  If you have any questions, he can be reached at


Plush Coyote Pillows Available for Purchase

These adorable plush Coyote pillows are available for purchase for $15.  Stop by the front office to purchase one now! 


STEM in your Backyard

STEM in Your Backyard features free, hands-on and interactive STEM activities, allowing students, families and business leaders to interact and learn together.  Please see the attached flyer for details on this program.  

Carlsbad City Library Events

Please see the following links for events offered at the Carlsbad Dove Library:  Children EventsTeen Events, Exploration HUB.

After School Tutoring at Public Libraries


All three libraries in Carlsbad offer after school tutoring, Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm.

Locations are as follows:

Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane (760) 602-2047

Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive (760) 434-2870

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place (Spanish Speaking) (760) 931-4500



SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program

SOAR is a licensed after-school program for students at all three middle schools.The SOAR program is known for its experienced staff, academic support, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site school locations. Click here for details about the SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program, or go to for more registration information. You can also find information about the program on our website under the "Parents" tab, "After School Activities".

Cooking with Coyotes Cookbook

The 6th grade team would like to introduce to you our very first edition of Cooking with Coyotes.  Our cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and more!  You can order your copy here.  

Planners Available

If your student did not receive their Planner at registration, please have them go to Room 109 to pick one up.