February 03, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

14th Annual Swing Dance Competition, TL vs CMS Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m.                     

Presidents Week Break Feb. 17-21


The SCSD Science Fair Awards were held this evening with multiple TL students receiving prizes:

Participant Award: William Pilch, grade 8, Sand Liquification

Honorable Mention: Andrew Dent, grade 6, Best Water Filtration Technique While Backpacking, Sebastian Languer-Osuna, grade 7, Microbial Resistance to Cleaners, and Ben Carlson, grade 7, Effect of Tube Flare on Wind Instruments.                                      

First Place:  Samina Ginwalla, grade 8 Spices of Life: Stimulant or Depressant and Aidan Land, grade 8, Twist and Turn; Improving Wind Turbine Efficiency in Variable Wind Conditions

Congratulations to all student scientists for completing their projects! Students awarded HM, 2nd or 1st places are eligible to compete in the upcoming San Mateo County STEM Fair.

Tierra Linda Basketball Championship Games

Last Monday, our boys and girls 8th grade basketball teams played in the Championship game at Ralston.  Both games were fast-paced and exciting!  Although TL teams lost the game, it was a great season and we are proud of students for their commitment, effort and sportsmanship.


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 szamecki@scsdk8.org.

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 parcel tax is about to expire and Measure N is 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.

The early voting period 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 is Tuesday, February 18.

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

Attend a Superintendent's Budget Workshop in February

Parents, please join us for a special Superintendent budget workshop at your next PTA meeting to learn more about our current budget, how the Measure N Parcel Tax impacts our budget, and provide input about priorities as we develop our budget for next year.

February PTA Meetings
Feb 12 - 7:00 pm - Arroyo/CMS
Feb 12 - 8:30 am - Arundel
Feb 12 - 8:30 am - Brittan Acres
Feb 11 - 8:30 am - Heather
Feb 10 - 7:00 pm - Mariposa/TL
Feb 12 - 8:00 pm - White Oaks (Sotheby's on San Carlos Ave.)



Join us in the TL Library for this 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 hazelbstabinsky@gmail.com should you have any additional questions. 



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

Last call for online auction bids!
Tuesday, February 4 is last day to participate in SCEF’s online auction. Visit https://scefkids2020.ggo.bid to bid on teacher outings, summer camps, and VIP experiences. Be sure to check out the (SCHOOL/INSERT LINK) specific items before they are gone!

Meet the Candidates
Educate your vote at the Candidate Forum for CA Senate District 13. Co-sponsored by SCEF, this event is a great way to meet the candidates running for Jerry Hill’s Senate seat and learn about the people that will help shape our children’s education experience.
Thursday, February 13
7:00-8:30 pm
Redwood City Central Library, 1044 Middlefield Road

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 - nancy@healthycitiestutoring.org - 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 

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 7 shows! Evening and matinee performances are on March 13-15, March 20-22. https://www.chickensball.org/buy-tickets