November 3, Weekly News


Westminster Woods 7th Grade Trip, Information Night

Attention 7th graders families,
Would you like to know more about the Outdoor Education experiences (Westminster Woods and Day Adventures) for 7th graders?  Please come to our information night on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6pm in the TL Wolf Den (aka Learning Commons). A commitment letter will go home with your 7th grade child that same day!
Hope to see you there!
Jill Nida (trips coordinator)



Thank you to the 7th grade class for hosting this month’s Harvest Luncheon!  Kudos to everybody who donated, contributed, volunteered for the staff. Click HERE for pictured from the event.     


We really could use your help!  We are in desperate need of volunteers to help us keep our kids from going “HANGRY”!   You can assist once a week, once a month, or just when your schedule allows. Please consider helping by clicking HERE to see which slots are still open!  

San Carlos Education Foundation

SCEF Day Wednesday Nov 6 - Support Strong San Carlos Schools

SCEF is off to a strong start this school year with robust event participation, solid individual donations and early matches through workplace giving. Your generosity last year enabled SCSD to reinstate library hours and allowed SCEF to increase support of other programs. Help celebrate SCEF Day on Wednesday, November 6 and continue the tradition of supporting our schools. Wear green and DONATE at!

Candy Buy-Back - Nov 1 - 6

Drop off excess Halloween Candy at your school office November 1st-6th. $1 per pound of wrapped candy will be donated to SCEF, and all candy will be shipped to our troops overseas as part of Operation Gratitude. Thank you to local dentists, Drs. Amin, Chang and Kaher and Estes Express Shipping.

Faculty and Friends Concert this Friday - Nov 8!

Beloved San Carlos music teachers and instructors along with other local musicians will perform at the 14th annual Faculty and Friends Concert. This popular event is great for the whole family and all proceeds benefit SCSD middle school music programs. To purchase tickets, please visit

Friday, November 8 - 7:00 pm
St. Charles Church in San Carlos

7th and 8th Grade Basketball Tryouts, Nov. 4 & 5

SCSD's 7th/8th Grade Boys' & Girls' Basketball season is starting soon. Visit SCSD Winter Sports -
to fill out an interest form and complete your Athletic Clearance Form -

In order to adequately staff the tryouts and minimize the need for refunds, we ask that all players submit an interest form by clicking on the REGISTER button for your student's grade. No payment will be taken until after tryouts. The league schedule will be released on November 14 and the season runs November 18 thru January 24.

New Parent Education Series Begins

Check out the latest events and resources added to our Parent Education offerings: RSVP to join a new 6-week course called "The Nurtured Heart Approach" with our own school psychologist, Matt Steinborn. RSVP:

Parent Information Night at Sequoia High School

8th grade students and parents - if you are interested in learning more about Sequoia High School, there will be an information night on Nov. 6 from 6-8:00 p.m. at Sequoia.  

Parcel Tax Community Engagement Meeting

We want to hear from YOU. Please join us for a Parcel Tax Community Engagement Meeting on Thursday, Nov 14 at 7:00 pm the District Office. Learn more about what our parcel tax supports, what happens if we do not renew it and weigh in with your thoughts. We want to hear from our community!

Preschool and Incoming Kindergarten Parent Info. Night, Nov. 18

Have an incoming Kindergartener? Looking for a great preschool? Join us for our Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Monday, Nov 18 from 6:30-8:00pm in Mustang Hall. Info Night is designed to provide parents and guardians with information about the San Carlos School District and its programs.

- How to Register for School
- Overview of our District, Schools, Preschool, Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten programs
- Meet the Elementary School Principals
- Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) Overview
- San Carlos Education Foundation Overview
- Resources Booths for Parents - Afterschool Programs, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Sequoia Health Care District

Visit our website for more information -
*Please Note - this is a parent only event

Healthy Cities Tutoring Training Orientation

Join us for our final training this fall and make a difference in the life of a child. Healthy Cities Tutoring matches volunteer tutors with students in K-8th grade who are struggling in school and need additional support.Tutoring is just 45 minutes once a week, and timing is flexible with openings before, during, or after school. Tutors select the school(s) and grade-level(s) they prefer and we match them accordingly.

Attend our upcoming training session on Thursday, November 7, 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Clifford School Library (225 Clifford Ave, RWC) to learn how to help children one-on-one in the areas of reading, writing, math, engagement in learning, and self-esteem. Visit for more information.

San Carlos United Soccer Tryouts

San Carlos United is holding tryouts for boys and girls born between 2002 – 2013. All players who attend the tryouts will be evaluated by our coaching staff and considered for San Carlos Soccer Club competitive teams starting spring 2020.

For Boys & Girls born in 2012-13:
Thursday, November 7th @ Highlands Park
5-6PM – Girls
6-7PM – Boys

Saturday, November 9th @ Burton Park
1-2PM (Boys & Girls)

Sunday, November 10th @ Highlands Park
9-10AM (Boys & Girls)
** Please arrive 20 minutes before

** Boys & Girls born 2002 - 2011 NOT currently playing competitive soccer will be contacted by the respective age group and invited to try out at the trainings.

Register online:

Children's Business Fair Workshops

Children’s Business Fair - Calling all young entrepreneurs! We are providing the opportunity for children to launch and showcase their very own startup business. Kids develop a brand, create a product or service, build a marketing strategy, and then open a pop-up booth for customers at our Night of Holiday Lights on Dec 6! Workshops are on Nov 7, Nov 25 & Dec 2. Space is limited! To register your child (grades 5-8th), email Mary Martinez at [email protected]. Questions, call the Youth Center at 650-802-4122.

Welcome Home San Carlos

The San Carlos Community is invited to join a different conversation on housing in the City of Good Living. “Welcome Home, San Carlos” is a joint effort between the City and Home for All, a San Mateo County collaborative, aimed at helping our community talk more constructively about the shared challenge of housing. Our goal is to listen to the community, and to hear about the priorities, concerns, and values of those who live and work in San Carlos.

We are launching a series of engagements to talk about our community’s hopes for the future, focusing specifically on housing and identifying key priorities. A major focus is to connect with community members who are less likely to participate in formal civic processes to listen and learn together. Our first community conversation is scheduled for Thursday, November 7 at the Hiller Museum and will be an informative dialogue about people’s personal experience with housing and their goals and aspirations for the future of San Carlos. Doors will open at 6:15 pm and the program will start at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments and child care will be provided. Because we want this conversation to focus on community perspectives, city staff and elected officials will be present only as listeners. We hope that you can join us!

TO RSVP please go to:
For more information go to: