November 18, Weekly News

Principal's News

Associated School Body/Leadership has been established and met in the month of November.  Students are interested in planning school spirit activities, participating in a service project and focusing on a school improvement project.  Friday Nov. 22 is a spirit day: Sports Day/Jersey Day.  Students are encouraged to wear their favorite team's gear whether pro, college, or their own AY or club team.
WEB - Where Everybody Belongs, had another session where 8th grade leaders and sixth grade teams came together last Thursday.  There will be a planned meeting every month and students are focused on working together, playing games and having fun.  There will be a message or theme for each session throughout the year.  It is exciting to watch eighth graders serve as mentors and step up and teach our sixth graders.  The WEB Program offers opportunities for students to change the culture and climate at TL.  We have already seen benefits from this program.  In the spring, we will begin the process of looking for seventh graders who can lead next year.  
Our lost and found is overflowing with items.  Please stop by and take a look for lost/missing items by Nov. 22 as we will donate remaining items to charity on Nov. 25.    
Gift card donations for TL families in need.  We are collecting gift cards to Target, Safeway, and Trader Joe's.  If you would like to donate please bring gift cards to Cori in the school office by December 18.  We will distribute the gift cards to TL families before the winter break.
As we approach Thanksgiving Break, it's always important to reflect and be grateful.  I appreciate our hard working teachers and staff who are dedicated educators helping tweens and teens navigate the middle school years.  I also appreciate students who are thoughtful, opinionated and passionate about learning.  Thank you for partnering with the TL staff and I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Woodside Parent Ed. Series - Juul, Vaping

What’s All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Woodside High School, Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside

Info & Tickets:

What do parents, students, and educators need to know about JUUL, vaping, e-cigarettes, and vape devices? The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers education to prevent middle and high school students’ use of e-cigarettes and vapes (including JUUL and other pod-based devices).
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.

Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Woodside PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.

TIDE Academy High School Information Night Nov. 19

Learn more about TIDE Academy High School as an option for incoming freshman in 2020. The information night will be in the TL Learning Commons at 5:30 p.m.  TIDE Info. Flyer


TLM PTA - NEXT MEETING - TOMORROW, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 @ 8:45am - Please join us in the Tierra Linda Learning.  Click HERE for the agenda.  Hope to see you there!  

SPIRIT WEAR DRIVE - DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY, 11/22--DON’T MISS OUT!  It’ll be here before we know it! Need gift ideas for the grandparents?  Not sure what to get your middle schooler as stocking stuffers? We are doing a SPIRIT WEAR BLITZ and all orders have to be in by THIS  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 @ 5pm in order to receive by the last day of school prior to break (12/19). Extras WILL NOT be ordered, so don’t miss out!  Click HERE to start shopping now!  

TL/MARIPOSA PTA SCHOOL DIRECTORIES DISTRIBUTED THIS WEEK -  Each family receives one directory. This year, it is distributed to the youngest sibling or to the twin sibling who’s first name is alphabetically first. If there are any questions or if you did not receive your family copy of the directory by the end of the week, please email the directory team at

SHOP & DINE WHILE MAKING MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOLS! - With the holiday season upon us, there are many ways our schools can benefit from all your buying power!  Click HERE to get more information on eScrip & HERE to change your Amazon smile account charitable organization to Tierra Linda Middle School PTA and start making that money work for our school!

San Carlos Education Foundation

Dwell is SCEF’s new exclusive real estate partner - be on the lookout for more about this exciting partnership!

Take advantage of the TAX BENEFITS of charitable giving before the end of the year! Explore corporate matching and stock donations on our website or contact with questions.

HoneyBear Trees supports San Carlos public schools by donating 15% of tree and wreath sales to SCEF. Find detailed info and download the flyer at

Parent Info. Night Nov. 20 For Students with Learning Differences

Please join SEDAC and the San Carlos School District Special Education Department for a Parent Information Night on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30pm. The meeting will include a presentation from providers within the Special Education Department explaining their services and what supports are available for children with learning differences. Please see the attached file for more information

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

Have an incoming Kindergartener? Looking for a great preschool? Join us tonight 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

San Carlos Little League Registration

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2020 San Carlos Little League season is open. Established in 1953, San Carlos Little League provides a positive youth baseball experience to children of all abilities in the San Carlos community, by developing the qualities of leadership, citizenship, discipline, character and teamwork. The program is for children ages 4 through 14. Registration will be open through December 20.

For registration and information please visit If you have any questions please contact Jon Ackerhalt,