Jan. 20, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

January 20, No School in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. 
January 21, Westminster Woods Meeting at 6:00 p.m for 7th grade parents in the Learning Commons/Wolf Den

Yearbooks can only be ordered online this year and the deadline is January 24th.  8th grade parents have until February 28th to order an add which will appear in the back of the book.  If you are in need of a scholarship, please email Mrs. Ugrin, kugrin@scsdk8.org.

Here is the link to purchase yearbooks or an 8th grade ad: www.yearbookordercenter.com and use 10047 for the school code.

We are in need of photos for our after school sports teams.  If you have photos, please send them to szamecki@scsdk8.org.

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.
Sixth Grade Basketball Tryouts: 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.)


Measure N Parcel Tax Information

The San Carlos School District strives for teaching and learning excellence in every educational setting. Exceptional teachers, small class sizes, challenging instructional programs, dedicated parent volunteers, and outstanding science, art, and music programs are essential to student achievement and have prepared generations of local San Carlos children to succeed in high school, college, and careers.

Our current, long-standing parcel tax is about to expire and Measure N could be a continuation of that funding stream. The proceeds of this $334.60 parcel tax, could be used to replace the reduced or non-existent state funding and maintain the high quality of education at all SCSD schools. Teaching and learning benefit by maintaining these programs. #WeAreSCSD

Learn more about Measure N at - https://www.scsdk8.org/apps/pages/2020-Parcel-Tax-Information6th 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.)




In honor of San Carlos Week of the Family, Maverick Jack’s in downtown San Carlos will donate 20% of your total bill back to the Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA.  All you have to do is dine anytime between 11am-9pm, WEDNESDAY, 1/22 (for dine in & takeout orders) and mention Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA so that we get credit for your visit!  Thanks for helping us give back to our school! Click HERE for the flyer!


Thank you Tierra Linda 8th Grade Families for hosting the January TLM staff event!  The "New Year's Resolutions Luncheon" with a salad bar, soup bar and other healthy goodies was greatly appreciated. The next staff event will be hosted by the 5th grade MARIPOSA families with a Valentine's Luncheon on FEBRUARY 5, 2020 for all Tierra Linda and Mariposa staff.


If you are interested in learning more about Carlmont High School for your child, please click HERE for the Carlmont Corner which details the transition opportunities/process for your child. There is still some space left in the Student/Parent forums on MARCH 5, but space is limited, so please sign up ASAP if you and/or your child are interested in learning more.Please feel free to contact your Carlmont 8th Grade Transition Team Member, Hazel Stabinsky at hazelbstabinsky@gmail.com should you have any additional questions. 



Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Inc.

Music published by EMI, all rights administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

(Original Movie Choreography by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen)

Produced by Arrangement With Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Cindy Pritzker, Inc.



Thursday, 2/6/20 at 7:00 pm

Friday, 2/7/20 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, 2/8/20 at 7:00 pm

Sunday, 2/9/20 at 2:00 pm


Come join Carlmont Performing Arts for one of Hollywood's most beloved musicals. Set in the 1920’s during the silent movie era, our movie star, Don Lockwood, knows that the future of movies is in talkies, but his leading lady, Lina Lamount, has a voice better suited for silence. The public demands to see Don and Lina in talkies, but what can they do about Lina’s screechy voice? Filled with every hilarious moment from the movie, a downpour of unforgettable songs, and tons of tap dancing, this show is sure to entertain the whole family! With a cast, crew, and student orchestra of over 100 of Carlmont High School’s most talented, dedicated, and creative students, this show is one not to miss.


Center Orchestra: $25, Side Orchestra: $20, Rear Orchestra: $17


San Carlos Education Foundation

Teacher Outings and Summer Camps Auction
This is certainly a favorite SCEF event for families in our district! On January 27 the online auction for teacher outings and summer camps goes live and wait until you see all the fantastic events our teachers have donated this year! To learn more about Teacher Outings take a read here - www.scefkids.org/news

Lucky On Live
Can’t attend the Starlight Gala, but want to participate, and possibly win your choice of one of the BIG auction items? Attending the Gala (tickets still available here: https://www.scefkids.org/starlightgalatickets/) but want to up your chances to WIN? New to San Carlos and want to know more? Here is a primer on the LOL raffle - www.scefkids.org/news. To buy Lucky On Live raffle tickets send an email to luckyonlive@scefkids.org.

San Carlos Week of the Family, Jan. 17-25

The San Carlos Week of the Family is an annual event organized by community volunteers whose goal is to strengthen family relationships by providing a series of activities focusing on family and community interaction. Celebrating twenty year, the Week of the Family committee and its volunteers are proud to contribute to the quality of life and the family-orientated community of The City of Good Living. The upcoming Week of the Family runs January 17–25.

Please join the hundreds of families that have enjoyed Week of the Family by participating in one or more of the mostly free activities offered. You’re sure to find something entertaining and fun for your entire family.
The goals of the San Carlos Week of the Family are to:
- Strengthen family relationships
- Provide families in our community the tools that help families
- Promote family life
- Honor and pay tribute to families
- Encourage families serving families
- Have lots of fun

San Carlos families take many forms. Everyone in our community is encouraged to participate. We hope to see you there!

Please click here for more information and the 2020 Week of the Family Events - http://sancarlosweekofthefamily.org/

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

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

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

Welcome New SCSD Nurses

SCSD is proud to welcome three new nurses to our district nursing team. They bring a wealth of experience and dedication to our students and you will see them around campus as they help with day-to-day nursing activities, as well as ongoing health care and education programs. Please welcome Nurse Catie Monday-Friday, Nurse Terri Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and Nurse Bernadette Tuesdays and Thursdays. Special thanks goes out to the Sequoia Healthcare District for funding for our school nurses.

ROPES Presentations are Feb. 3-5

If your 4th grade, 6th grade, or 8th grade student is doing a ROPES project this year, they should have received an email about how to turn in their project, and how to sign up for a presentation time on Feb 3rd, 4th, or 5th. This year, all items will be turned in electronically: written report, self-assessment, time log, and one-minute pitch video.

All information and directions are posted on the ROPES page. If your student needs assistance filming their one-minute pitch, we have scheduled two drop-in sessions: Jan 22 and Jan 29 from 2-3:30pm at the Central Middle School Library with teacher Nick Lamb.


Welcome Home San Carlos

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.

School Garden Leaders Workshop March 21

Welcome to the New Year! We hope to see you at our Spring workshop.

Saturday, March 21
9:00 am-12:00 pm, Arroyo School

Featured topics:
- Garden activities with young kids
- Classroom management in the garden
- Curriculum sample for Middle School
- Spring garden foods for kids

Come to learn, be inspired and meet other school garden leaders. Let other school garden leaders know about this! Sign up here - https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=29211