September 13, 2020 Weekly News

Principal's News

Dear TL Families:
Upcoming Events/Parent Education Opportunity
We are proud to be partnering with the Parent Venture Series, an extension of the Parent Education Series, to bring high-quality, engaging speakers and programs to our community. This year, all events will be online and free! The next event in the series will take place next Tuesday, September 15, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm featuring Victor Rios, PhD, discussing The Anti-Racist Parent: Engaging Youth Through an Equity and Justice Framework. Click here for information and tickets (a Zoom link will be provided upon registration). Soon you will be able to subscribe to the Parent Venture Series newsletters, and we will also post all events on the SCSD website. In the meantime, check out the links above to learn about upcoming events.
Conference Week is October 5-9 . More details coming soon about how we will hold goal setting conferences this year.

Lunch Break for a Change

Tierra Linda and Mariposa are joining forces to provide parents the opportunity to work together for Racial Justice. Ms. Ugrin and Ms. Friel would like to welcome parents to join them Fridays to discuss short readings and stories that address racism and inequity. This group will be an open space to talk about how we create a safe school and community for all families. Our first meeting will be Friday September 25th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Please  RSVP on the form to receive information about our first short reading. This group will be meeting for 6 weeks.
Kristen Ugrin, Principal


PTA Meeting Sept. 14

We welcome all to join us for our first PTA meeting on Monday, September 14th at 7:00pm via Zoom. Passcode: 894399. You can find the agenda HERE. This is a great opportunity to hear updates from our principals, Ms. Friel and Ms. Ugrin and learn more about PTA's efforts to support community building and distance learning.

Joining Together for Student Success! Team Kid

The Tierra Linda Mariposa PTA and the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) invite you to be a part of TeamKid, a joint fundraising campaign to support our schools.

By giving to your school's PTA and SCEF, you are helping to bridge the gap between CA state funding and the educational excellence our students deserve. Join the TeamKid movement by making your PTA donation this fall and planning your SCEF donation at a time that works best for your family. 

Our goal is 100% participation and we are grateful for your generous donations large and small! TeamKid suggested donations are $125 per student to PTA, and $1,500 per student to SCEF. Join TeamKid HERE.
If any questions or concerns, please contact Michele Lago, President TLM PTA or Bridget Schum, Exec VP TLM PTA

San Carlos Education Foundation SCEFSCEF

Join the TeamKid movement!

This Fall, more than ever, our great San Carlos Schools need us. This past summer, SCEF and school PTA leaders decided to collaborate to raise much-needed support for our students. Working together, we can create the best experience possible for our eager students and outstanding teachers. The TeamKid campaign is a result of this cooperation.

Through your two-fold commitment to SCEF and PTA, you’ll be supporting the local-level funding that bridges the gap between the needs of San Carlos Schools, and our CA state funding*. Your school will benefit from your contribution to PTA as a donor, member, and advocate. As always, your school will continue to have important programs and people funded by the grant from SCEF.

The goal is 100% participation, so please donate at whatever level is possible for you. Join TeamKid by making your PTA donation this fall and planning your SCEF donation for a date that works best for your family.

*Click here for a short video to learn more about how San Carlos schools are funded.

Healthy Cities Tutoring

Join our community of volunteers who range in age from 14-96 and provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to students for 30-45 minutes per week to improve their academic performance, engagement in learning, and self-esteem. This year with distance learning we are seeking volunteers willing to be trained in tutoring a student remotely once a week. We expect the need to grow this year and hope you or someone you know will get involved in this rewarding volunteer experience.

If you are interested in learning more, please mark your calendar for our annual new tutor orientation & training which will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, September 15. There are two identical sessions, 10:00-11:00 am OR 7:00-8:00 pm. Please RSVP via the links to attend whichever time is most convenient for you.

For more information to become a Healthy Cities tutor, visit and click VOLUNTEER to complete the online application or email [email protected].

Healthy Cities Tutoring is recruiting volunteers – Reach a child. Touch a Family. Build a community.

Wildfire Safety Resources from our School Counselors

Natural Disasters: Helping Kids During Crisis
• Try and keep routines as normal as possible. Kids gain security from the predictability of routine, including attending school.
• Limit exposure to television and the news.
• Be honest with kids and share with them as much information as they are developmentally able to handle.
• Listen to kids’ fears and concerns.
• Reassure kids that the world is a good place to be, but that there are people who do bad things.
• Parents and adults need to first deal with and assess their own responses to crisis and stress.
• Rebuild and reaffirm attachments and relationships.
CDC: Stay Safe During a Wildfire

National Grandparents Day Sept. 13

The Museum of San Carlos History is excited to discover your Grandparents’ stories about growing up and living in San Carlos.

For this fun history project, “Grandparents” can also be your “Grand-neighbor”, a “Grand-Aunt”, a Grand-Uncle” or a “Grand-friend of the family.”

Please spend some time with this “Grand” person asking questions about their cherished memories of San Carlos in the 30s/40s/50s//60s/70s/80s.

- What did they do on the weekend with their friends?
- Where was the “cool” hangout?
- What made their neighborhood special?
- What are their fond recollections of school?
- What questions about interesting San Carlos topics will you ask?!?!

Please send a recap of that conversation via email to the Museum of San Carlos History. [] Submissions can include a short video, a written essay, a slide show of photographs, a PowerPoint deck…be as creative as you want. While there really are no “rules”, we do ask that videos not include images of children under 18 years old. Also, videos should be under 5 minutes in length. Submit multiple videos about different topics, if necessary.

Please submit your story of San Carlos history throughout the month of September. [] The Villagers, the docents of the Museum, will enjoy watching and reading all submissions. The Villagers will determine an interesting and appropriate way to incorporate these stories into the Museum’s history displays.

Happy Grandparents Day! Looking forward to more GRAND stories of San Carlos history! Have fun!

San Carlos Park and Rec. Virtual Paint Night

Gather your family or bring a friend and join us for a Virtual Family Paint Night from the comfort of your home from 4:00-5:30 pm. Our Instructor will guide you through all the creative steps and techniques necessary to develop a unique, colorful painting. Art kits sponsored by the Parks & Rec Foundation are available for pickup at the Youth Center. Open to ages 6+, fee: $35/per person.

For more information email [email protected] and to register, visit: