January 27, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

Presidents Week Break Feb. 17-21


Here is the link to purchase 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 [email protected].

Tobacco Prevention
During the last two weeks, Ms. Gulati and Ms. Morrison have been teaching 6th grade students a unit on Tobacco Prevention.  Students have learned:  Tobacco The Basics, E-Cigs/Vapes and Pods, Nicotine Addiction and Positive Youth Development.  The unit culminated in students preparing skits in order to formulate responses to peers that offer them nicotine or other substances.  Students were able to incorporate all they have learned over the last two weeks to help them stand up to the epidemic which is impacting students as young as 10 years old.  During the unit, students brought home activities to complete with their family in order to spark conversation.  What can you do as a parent?  Read up and learn about the different types of devices and the negative effects of vaping on teens' health and social/emotional well-being.  Companies that produce and sell vape products are getting more savvy at trying to make them look like pens, highlighters, watches and drawstrings in sweatshirts so kids can easily hide them and use them anywhere.  For more information, please see the resources in the Tobacco Prevention Toolkit.
Westminster Woods - 7th grade students
Feb. 10-14 is the trip to Westminster Woods for 7th graders.  Students can also choose to attend the day trips.  Teachers have passed out paperwork and are collaborating with students in community circles to talk about behavior norms that will help everyone enjoy the trip and stay safe.  If you have any questions about payment, please contact Cori Carpenter, [email protected].  For questions about the trip, please contact Jill Nida, [email protected].

Measure N Parcel Tax Information

Are you registered to vote? You can still register online or check the status of your voter registration here - https://www.smcacre.org/register-vote

The early voting period for the March 2020 election starts on February 3, with four Vote Centers opening in San Mateo, Redwood City, South San Francisco and East Palo Alto.

The last day to register to vote for the March 3, 2020 election is Tuesday, February 18.



Join us in the TL Library for next month’s PTA meeting.   Click HERE for the agenda.  Hope to see you there!  


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 hazelbsta[email protected] should you have any additional questions. 


We are running really lean on hot lunch assistance making it tricky to make sure our kids are fed in a timely & efficient manner.   You can assist once a week, once a month, or just when you have some spare time here and there. Please click  HERE to see if your schedule allows for a shift or two to help our kids from going HANGRY.  Many thanks for considering!  



Come join Carlmont Performing Arts for one of Hollywood's most beloved musicals.  With a cast, crew, and student orchestra of over 100 of Carlmont High School’s most talented, dedicated, and creative students (some of whom are TL alums), this show is one not to miss.  Performances from Thursday, 2/6/20 to Sunday, 2/9/20. Click HERE for showtimes and more info.  Go to www.carlmontperformingarts.com to purchase tickets.

San Carlos Education Foundation

Teacher Outings and Summer Camps Auction

On Monday, 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!
- Principal/librarian for a day
- Kid VIP Warrior Experience-High 5 the players on 3/10 vs LA Clippers
- Bowling/LaserQuest/Escape Room with your teacher
- Concert and graduation seats

To learn more about Teacher Outings take a read here: https://www.scefkids.org/scef-online-auction-jan-27-feb-4-2020

Lucky On Live and Starlight Gala
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 [email protected].

Healthy Cities Tutoring

Perfect Pairings Wine Pairing Dinner for Healthy Cities Tutoring

Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for the 6th annual Perfect Pairings wine pairing benefit dinner on Friday, February 28 from 5:30 - 9:00pm at Domenico Winery, 1697 Industrial Road in San Carlos. The Perfect Pairings benefit will be a festive celebration with delicious food and wine pairings, special friends and inspiring stories.

Our community of supporters will enjoy passed appetizers and prosecco followed by a delicious 3-course sit-down dinner prepared by Chef Gino Gramegna and perfectly paired wines from Domenico while helping to make a difference in the lives of children.

Please purchase your tickets by Feb.18 at Perfect Pairings - http://www.healthycities.site/perfect-pairings-2020/
Contact Nancy Bardsley - [email protected] - with questions. Thank you!

Workshop "How to Support your Student in Math?"
Is your student struggling with math? Want to learn how to help them with tips and insights from seasoned math teachers? Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for our Math Tips workshop. Want to tutor? Arrive early to hear about volunteer tutoring opportunities.

Tuesday, February 11
6:30-6:55 pm Orientation "How to become a tutor?"
7:00-8:30 pm Workshop "How to Support Your Student in Math"
Arroyo/Central Middle School Library

Presented by Sheila Sevilla, Kirsty Mooney & Hillary Wiessinger
Open to Healthy Cities Tutors, Parents and Para-Educators
Click here to RSVP - https://www.evite.com/event/0095T44SYRWDHYGJCEPKHYIR6MYF5A/rsvp?utm_campaign=send_sharable_link&utm_medium=sharable_invite&utm_source=evitelink

Additional workshop on Thursday, March 19, 2019. Visit our website for more information.

Upcoming Parent Education Opportunities

The Sequoia Healthcare District is sponsoring the following parent education events this winter. Please consider attending. (All parent education events can be found on this link: https://www.scsdk8.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1136264&type=d&pREC_ID=1394587)

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 

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

Everyone who lives or works in San Carlos is invited to join a second conversation on housing in the City of Good Living scheduled for Saturday morning February 1, 2020. “Welcome Home, San Carlos” is a joint effort between the City and Home for All, a San Mateo County collaborative working on narrowing the gap between jobs created and housing units built. The goal of Welcome Home is to help our community talk more constructively about the shared challenge of housing. The City hopes to listen to the conversation, and to hear about the priorities, concerns, and values of San Carlos community members.

The community conversation is scheduled for Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the San Carlos Adult Community Center 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 9:30 am and the program will start at 10:00 am. Breakfast will be provided and childcare will be available upon request. 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: welcomehomesancarlos.eventbrite.com

For more information go to: cityofsancarlos.org/welcomehome

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

Sequoia Strong Resources

Sequoia Strong™ is your family’s free online resource guide to local activities and services for all ages (including children, teens, adults, and adults 50+). All activities and services are personally recommended by the Sequoia Healthcare District for residents, and most resources are free or low-cost. Visit sequoiastrong.org to explore activities and services including mental health support, substance use information, parenting resources, parent education events, extra-curricular and family activities, academic assistance, special needs resources, and more!

Visit the website for more information - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EuvtmFcP7PGGix0WUgc_rkZtK0FakY-m/view?usp=sharing