October 18, Weekly News

Principal's News

Dear TL Families:
 
Upcoming Events:
November 13, end of Trimester 1.  Students should check grades in Illuminate and check in with teachers
 
Yearbooks from 2019-2020
We have a few yearbooks available from last school year.  If you would like to purchase a yearbook, the cost is $50.  You can purchase up a yearbook by visiting the school office between the hours of 8:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Checks should be made out to San Carlos School District and cash is accepted.
 
Attendance Reminder:
We are required under SB98 to record student attendance and engagement, which means students may be marked absent if they are not engaged/participating in class.  It could be they have turned off their camera, walked away and do not respond or participate.  Teachers have adapted quickly to managing attendance and engagement in a virtual learning environment.  They are required to mark students who are not engaged in our attendance system. Please continue to call or email the office if your child is going to be absent from classes. Students should follow teacher expectations and routines for using cameras, chat, and participation.  We will continue to provide accommodations for students with 504 and IEP plans. We want your child to succeed, so please contact the office ccarpenter@scsdk8.org  if you have concerns.
 
Supply and Book Pick up is in the Wolf Den Daily from 8-3
English teachers have assigned books for the next unit and have notified students to come and pick up their books.  If your child has a book to pick up or is in need of supplies for history or science, they are available in the Wolf Den (Learning Commons).
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Kristen Ugrin, Principal
 

Math Clubs and Competitions with Mr. De

This year students who have signed up will compete in the American Math Competition on November on November 10.  Mr. De is the teacher advisor and he has been meeting with students to prepare on Thursday afternoons.  In addition, we are going to have a team compete in Mathcounts.
 
The Chapter Mathcounts contest will be February 5-6. It will be held online. Find more information here: https://www.mathcounts.org/competition-rules-faq

This form is due on October 30th. Please note that signing up on this form is not a guarantee that you will compete. If you have questions, email mde@scsdk8.org

Mr. De will be having mandatory practices and will email students the information shortly after the sign up deadline. Please do NOT register on your own. The school will register students who are chosen to compete.  There may be a requested donation. More information in the upcoming weeks.
 

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TLM PTA Membership 

There is still time to become a PTA Member for the 2020-2021 school yearYour PTA membership lends your voice to advocacy efforts on behalf of children and educators at the local, state, and national levels.  Membership is $10 per person. Click HERE to become a member.   **NOTE: All sponsors ($125/student or higher) are automatically enrolled as PTA members**


2020 Spirit Wear T-shirt 

We are still accepting a limited number of orders for the 2020 TLM Spirit Wear T-Shirt.  The ordering deadline has passed but we do have a few extras to sell on a first come first serve basis.  Click HERE to order.

 

Proposition 15 ~ Schools and Community First

The San Carlos School District unanimously approved a resolution in support of Prop 15 Schools and Communities First on the ballot in November. The District would receive an estimated $1,896,397 and the City of San Carlos $4,112,000 in additional funding if the initiative passes. According to the measure's sponsors, The California Schools & Local Communities Funding Act would raise an estimated $12 billion annually statewide for schools and local communities including $830 million for San Mateo County.

For details, go to the California PTA's website.
 

SCEF San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF

SCEF dollars are hard at work this school year, and we are doing our part to support our students and teachers. YOUR donation dollars are supporting smaller K-3 class sizes, new Chromebooks and iPads for students, professional development for our teachers in distance learning and social justice. SCEF is partnering with the district and the PTA Coordinating Council (PTACC) to fund our parent education program this year--Parent Ventures and One Life Counseling are helping to provide a robust menu of opportunities. paste info from newsletter submissions 
 

SCSD Parent Website 

We hope you will check out our new SCSD Pandemic Care & Support website that specifically addresses resources for our school community during the Pandemic.

We've created a Parent Education Calendar and will keep that updated with new events. Note: we will be adding new events to this calendar regularly, so you may wish to link the calendar to your own.

The site also houses pages for Counseling & Mental Health where you will find links to make appointments with your school counselors, along with information such as the Green Folder which details an action plan to help during a mental health crisis. We added a page about Meals & Groceries just to make sure everyone knows how to order weekly meal boxes and get support from the PTA if you need groceries.

Finally, you'll find our newly-released guidelines for families about the process we are following if a student is ill. Each time those processes are revised, we will let you know.
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Parent Education Workshop

Join us for a virtual parent workshop to support your writers at home by Erica Reardon, literacy coach. Erica will share routines, structures, and essentials to put in place at home, as well as strategies to help your child improve as a writer. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end.

Workshop for Grades 3-8 is Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm. See flyer for more information - 3rd-8th grade flyer.
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R.O.P.E.S - Rite of Passage Experience

ROPES is the Rite Of Passage ExperienceS program that is specifically designed as an optional enrichment activity as students complete a cycle of their education. ROPES provides students in 4th, 6th, and 8th grade an opportunity to participate in an academic ritual by way of real-life learning experiences. Participating students will choose a self-directed project that incorporates the 21st century learning skills of initiative, inquiry, creativity, communication, cooperation, and leadership. Students have an opportunity to choose from a variety of Challenge Project Categories: Creativity/Appreciation of the Arts, Innovation/Invention, Adventure/Personal Challenge, Cooperative Games, Service/Advocacy, Personal Reflections.

To learn more about ROPES projects and guidelines, students and parents should attend the ROPES orientation on Tuesday, October 29 from 6:30-7:30pm - Zoom link here. Students and parents in grades 4, 6, and 8 who are new to ROPES should attend. For more information, please visit the ROPES page on the SCSD site.
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Education - Writing Workshop - Oct 22

Join us for a virtual parent workshop to support your writers at home by Erica Reardon, literacy coach. Erica will share routines, structures, and essentials to put in place at home, as well as strategies to help your child improve as a writer. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end. 

Workshop for Grades 3-8 is Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm. See flyer for more information - 3rd-8th grade flyer.
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