Jan. 13, 2020, Weekly News

Principal's News

January 20, No School in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 
TLEC News:  Students Submit Environmental Petition-NO MORE WATER BOTTLES
The students from the Environmental and Sustainability Club are concerned about the amount of plastic entering our waste system. As of Monday, January 13, bottled water will no longer be available as part of the school lunch program. We encourage everyone to bring their own labeled reusable water bottles each day. Students that need a reusable water bottle can get one in the TL office.

Measure N Parcel Tax Information

The San Carlos School District is committed to providing an innovative and engaging learning experience that fosters the development of the whole child and maintains the high quality of local TK-8 schools. Exceptional teachers, small class sizes, challenging instructional programs, dedicated parent volunteers, and outstanding science, art, and music programs have prepared generations of local San Carlos children to succeed in high school, college, and careers. SCSD’s goal is to continue that tradition.

SCSD uses local revenue to supplement limited State funding. Measure N is a temporary $334.60 parcel tax, lasting only eight years. Its proceeds could be used to retain exceptional teachers and protect core programs.

Learn more about Measure N at - https://www.scsdk8.org/apps/pages/2020-Parcel-Tax-Information
Join us on Wednesday, January 15 from 6:30-8:15 pm for our Tutor Tips workshop taught by SCSD Teachers Melissa Brenner and Tracey Mitchell-Ardwan.

6th Grade Basketball Information

There will be two tryout dates and we encourage all players to attend both days. Tryouts will be held January 21 at CMS from 4:00-5:00 pm, and January 22 at Tierra Linda from 5:15-6:15pm. Please fill out an INTEREST FORM on the website link below to be placed on the tryout list and receive communication about the season. (This is important so we can adequately prepare for the tryouts and send any updates that might be needed.)



PTA MEETING - THIS Monday, January 13, 2020 @ 8:45am

Join us in the TL Learning Commons for the first meeting of 2020 on Monday, January 13 @ 8:45am.  Click HERE for the agenda.  Hope to see you there!  



Attention 8th Grade Parents!!! The 8th Grade will be hosting January's "New Year's Resolutions Luncheon" for the TLM staff. It will take place THIS WEDNESDAY, January 15th.Please Sign Up Here to see how you can contribute. Contributions are voluntary and greatly appreciated. If you select one of the monetary donations, payment will be accepted via the following methods:

  1. paypal.me/tlmluncheons
  2. Cash or Check (made payable to Lagille Rodriguez) and dropped off in the Tierra Linda or Mariposa school office. Please place payment in an envelope labeled “Teacher Appreciation”, and include the first and last name of your child. Questions? Lagille Rodriguez-tlmluncheons@gmail.com or Hazel Stabinsky-tlmptapresident@gmail.com


Missed out on purchasing TL spirit wear right before the break and you’d like to have more cold winter garb or your child?  If you are interested in purchasing spirit wear, there is limited availability of some items (think hoodies, pajamas, drawstring bags, lanyards, etc).  Email tlmptapresident@gmail.com to check on available inventory/sizes.  

San Carlos Education Foundation

SCEF Gala Tickets On-Sale NOW
It’s the party of the year – do you have your ticket yet? Join us at Sharon Heights Country Club on Saturday, March 14 for cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live auction bidding. It’s for the kids! https://www.scefkids.org/starlightgalatickets/

Help us stock the SCEF Gala Stellar Cellar!
Last year’s Stellar Cellar auction item was valued at $7900 and raised $5000 – lucky winners! Share your love of fine wines and support our schools by donating a bottle valued at $100 or more.

Have access to other auction items? An unforgettable experience, vacation home, concert or sports tickets? Please contact Christopher Kashap at events@scefkids.org to arrange for a donation.

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

The Sequoia Healthcare District is sponsoring the following parent education events this winter. Please consider attending.

Raising a Resilient Learner
Adina Glickman, MSW, Founder of the Stanford Resilience Project
Thursday, January 16 10:00 - 11:30a m
Sequoia Union High School District Office, Birch Room
480 James Avenue, Redwood City
Info & Ticket information - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/suhsd-raising-a-resilient-learner-tickets-85744043743

The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
Dr. William Stixrud & Ned Johnson, Co-Authors
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Menlo-Atherton High School, M-A Performing Arts Center (PAC)
555 Middlefield Road, Atherton
Info & Ticket information - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/m-a-the-self-driven-child-the-science-and-sense-of-giving-your-kids-more-control-over-their-lives-tickets-85192237275

Creating Gender Inclusive Environments for Children and Teens
Joel Baum, Senior Director for Professional Development, Gender Spectrum
Thursday, February 27, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Woodside High School, Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside
Info & Ticket information - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whs-creating-gender-inclusive-environments-for-children-and-teens-tickets-85181928441

Sequoia High School IB Information Meeting Jan. 14

Is your 8th grader attending Sequoia High School next year? Do you want to learn more about Sequoia's honors IB Program? Please attend Sequoia's 8th Grade IB Info Meeting on January 14th from 6:00 pm at Sequoia High School in Carrington Hall. This meeting will be held in English. Thank you. See link: https://tinyurl.com/wb4d2wo
Si su estudiante del octavo grado asistirá a Sequoia High School el próximo año ¿Quiere que sea exitoso en la preparatoria y que asista a la universidad? Para que su estudiante sea exitoso en la preparatoria y aprenda sobre el programa de honores de IB, por favor asista a la reunión del Octava Grado sobre Información del programa IB el martes,14 de enero 2020 en el Centro de Medios/ Biblioteca  de la escuela Sequoia a las 6.00 pm. Esta reunión es muy importante para usted y será ofrecida en español. LOS ESPERAMOS  https://tinyurl.com/wb4d2wo

ROPES Presentations, Judges Needed

We are still looking for parents and community members that would like to serve as a judge for the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences) presentations next month. ROPES are challenging projects that 4th, 6th and 8th grade students have completed which allow them to learn about their world and themselves in a deeper but fun way. Thank you to the many volunteers who have signed up already.

There are 3 opportunities to judge:
Monday, Feb 3, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday, Feb 4, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Wednesday, Feb 5, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We would not be able to maintain this valuable program without the support of our community. We are asking for you to join district staff and other community members by volunteering to serve as a judge on one of our judging panels. Typically, we have two to three judges per room and they judge four to six student presentations in an evening.
We hope that you will be able to join us in this worthwhile event.

If you are able to judge on any/all of those days, please contact Veronica Rickson either via email at ROPES@scsdk8.org or by phone at 650-590-5926. Thank You!

Healthy Cities Tutor Training - New, Existing Tutors and Parents

Maybe you want help figuring out how to reach a reluctant learner? Maybe you wonder how to approach a particular subject? We will cover questions working with students over a wide range of grade levels. During the workshop, you will practice math games to work on with your students to build basic facts, strategies to help the reluctant writer, and many more tips for effective tutoring or homework sessions. We guarantee you will leave with a fresh approach and a few fun games to play. The first 30 minutes will be a short orientation session for those who are interested in becoming a tutor and working with a student one hour each week, followed by our Tutor Tips presentation from 7:00-8:15 pm at the Central Middle School/Arroyo Library at 757 Cedar Street, San Carlos. Follow the green A-frame signs.

Please RSVP via Evite here or visit healthycitiestutoring.org for more information - https://www.evite.com/event/0095VFWLPF26ZIN4WEPKDOQWSE5EQU/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=evitelink

Make Plans to Attend the Chicken's Ball Variety Show Fundraiser

Congratulations to the San Carlos Chickens’ Ball on celebrating its 80th year of raising funds for our local schools’ visual and performing arts!

80 years ago, the show raised milk money for San Carlos students. Now, money raised specifically supports art and music supplies in our schools. For example, Mariposa staff and students now have a beautiful mural to brighten the halls because of the money raised at the last Chickens' Ball. Tierra Linda students gained a ceramics class, supplied with clay and glaze. How much can we raise for our students this time? The goal is to raise over $40K to continue to support our programs.The more money we raise, the more we give back to our students.

Gather your friends and family and come cheer on your community. Tickets are on sale now for our 7 shows! Evening and matinee performances are on March 13-15, March 20-22. https://www.chickensball.org/buy-tickets

Join Us for the Annual SCSD Musical, Jan. 23-26

Cutloose January 23-26 at the exciting SCSD musical, Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE, featuring district students in grades 4-8! Tickets are now on sale at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.

True to the original Footloose story about a Chicago teen who discovers that dancing is outlawed in the small town he's just moved to, Getting to Know FOOTLOOSE is a shorter, family-friendly version of the original hit movie. You'll enjoy all the popular dance tunes, including "Let's Hear It for the Boy," the hit Footloose theme, "Holding Out for a Hero," and ‘"Almost Paradise." The annual school district musical is always a sell-out, and everyone loves the exhilerating music and dancing in Footloose, so reserve your seats early.