February 10, 2020 Weekly News!

Principal's News

7th Grade at Westminster Woods, leaving around 8:00 a.m. on 02-10-2020 and returning around 3:00 p.m. on Feb. 14.  Please note, email communication will go out with more accurate arrival time around 2:00 p.m.

Presidents Week Break Feb. 17-21


Student absences impact learning and achievement.  In one year the typical amount of absences is six days.  When students are absent 10% of the school year or 18 days, they are considered chronically absent.  In addition to loss of instruction, absences impact our funding as it is based on Average Daily Attendance Funding Formulas.  Please make an effort to get your child to school on time every day to avoid disruption to the classroom and take vacations during scheduled instructional breaks.  The 2020-21 calendar was adopted by the SCSD Board and can assist in planning for next year.  When students are sick with a fever or vomiting, they should stay home until symptom free for 24 hours.  Please call the TL office to report absences.


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
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 started 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

Calling all 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 10 - 7:00 pm - Mariposa/TL
Feb 11 - 8:30 am - Heather
Feb 12 - 7:00 pm - Arroyo/CMS
Feb 12 - 8:30 am - Arundel
Feb 12 - 8:30 am - Brittan Acres
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. 

San Carlos Education Foundation

Dwell Matching Program for First Time SCEF Donors
First time SCEF donors have the chance to double their donation thanks to exclusive real estate sponsor DWELL Realtors! Partners Laura Bertolucci, Bob Bredel, Alana Corso, Joyce Romeo and Tatum Clarke will match $1 for $1 any new donations between February 1 and March 31, 2020 up to $50,000! Find out more at scefkids.org/dwellmatch and take advantage of this unique opportunity to double your impact. scefkids.org/donate

Seeking Auction Items for Starlight Gala
We are finalizing our Gala auction and are looking for the donation of air miles and/or hotel points to round out a Trip to New York package. If you can donate these, other New York related items, fine wines or vacation homes items, please email events@scefkids.org. Thank you!

Online Auction Success
Thank you for participating in the online auction! We are grateful to the teachers & staff who donate their time to raise money for our schools and ever appreciative of our generous and involved community of supporters. Special thanks to Debbie Blucher, Christopher Kapshap, Annie Kennedy Ramirez, Scott Cleveland and Kathy Parmer-Lohan for creating and running this wonderful event.

LCAP Parent Advisory Committee Meeting

All school districts in California must create and maintain a three-year growth plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is one portion of the budget development process and requires the district to monitor growth on SCSD's four goal areas. Stakeholder engagement is a key component of the LCAP monitoring process. Representatives from each school will form the 2020 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC serves in an advisory role to offer feedback goal development and on progress in each goal area. All parents/guardians are encouraged to engage in this process.

The LCAP PAC is scheduled to meet on the dates below. All meetings will take place in the SCSD District Office Board Room, located at 1200 Industrial Road, Suite 9, in San Carlos. These are public meetings and any member of the community is encouraged to attend. If you are interested in becoming a part of the PAC, contact your principal.

February 13: 9:00- 10:00am
March 19: 9:00- 10:00am
April 22: 9:00- 10:00am
May 7: 9:00- 10:00am

San Carlos Hometown Days

San Carlos Hometown Days is a unique community event and tradition! This year we are excited to celebrate and continue on after four decades of FUN! For this milestone year, we have a great line up of entertainment, food, beer and wine, games and special attractions, and much more. Don’t miss our Parade on Saturday morning which will be a showcase for our 40th Anniversary celebration! Thank you to all the volunteers who help run this non-profit organization, to our Community Partners, and to our Sponsors. We hope to see you at the event and can’t wait to say to you, “Cheers to 40 Years!”


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)

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 -Click here for tickets

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