October 25, Weekly News

Hello TL Families,

The PTA is pleased to announce that the Mariposa/TL School Directory is ready!  If you provided an email address in InfoSnap and agreed to have your information shared in the Mariposa directory, your contact information is included.

Please note that the directory is for personal use only and should not be used for any form of solicitation. Our hope is that it makes it easier for you to connect with other families in our community.  The directory will not be posted online so please save a copy for your records.

Special thanks to Mari Strahorn for putting the directory together.  

Mariposa/TL School Directory 2020/21 

Principal's News

Dear TL Families:
Picture Make-up Day:
Make-up day will be November 6th from 8:30-3:30 for both TL and Mariposa and no appointment is needed. It will be held in the Wolf Den(M/U Room). Students must wear a masks until the photographer asks students to remove. 6 foot spacing requirement will be in place. Parents should wait outside or in cars in order to limit the number of people in the room.  Parents can drive up and wait in the red zone, while students get out and walk to the photographer station and then exit out the back of the Wolf Den.  It only takes 2-3 minutes.  Photo order information will be online and be available at retakes on Nov. 6.  For questions, email ccarpenter@scsdk8.org
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.
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).
Return to Schools
Our Return to Schools Plan and information can be found by visiting the San Carlos School District web page and Board Information.  We are in the process of planning for Phase 1, staff returning to campus and Phase 2 urgent learners returning to campus.  We will begin to plan Phase 3 over the next month. 
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.


Spirit Wear T-Shirts - Ready for Pick-Up!


If you ordered a t-shirt please pick up this week, Mon 10/26 - Fri 10/30, anytime between 9:00am - 3:00pm in the TL Learning Commons. Shirts are labeled and grouped by grade in alphabetical order. If you have more than one child at TL/Mariposa, the shirts will be bundled together under one of your child's name/grade.  We ask that you wear a mask and stay socially distant when on campus. 

If you would like to order a shirt, it's not too late!  We have limited sizes and quantities available. Extra shirts are being sold at the TL and Mariposa offices for $12 each.  Please pay by check to "TLM PTA" or pay online. Contact Mona Maher with any questions. 


Team Kid

TLM PTA Membership

Thank you to everybody who has contributed already!  Now, more than ever, our schools need your support. Distance Learning has presented new and unique challenges for our students and staff.  Join TeamKid  today by supporting the Tierra Linda Mariposa PTA and SCEF.  Your generous donations will be used to fund PTA programs this year like critical cleaning supplies, school supplies, teacher stipends, principal funds, and other school-wide community, administrative and academic support.


Attention 8th GRADE Families - Carlmont News

If you are interested in exploring Carlmont High School for your 8th grader and have not done so already, please review this updated information from the Carlmont 8th Grade Transition team:  

Carlmont Corner Click on this newsletter for important dates & information on the registration process for Carlmont.  

Parent Information Night Please visit our webpage to see the pre-recorded videos that provide in depth information about the Carlmont academic program, electives, core curriculum as well as a campus tour. 

Shadowing Events for 8th grade students are available for sign up. Group sessions will be virtual and hosted by Carlmont student ambassadors, with a moderator from our 8th Grade Transition team. Individual sessions are FULL at this time, but you may request to be put on the waitlist if you are interested.

Sessions are filling up quickly, so please click HERE for more information or to register now.  

For more information, contact 8th Grade Transition Team Member, Hazel Stabinsky at hazelbstabinsky@gmail.com

Proposition 15 - Schools & 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

BOO! Sadly, the 10th Annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back will not be happening this year. SCEF is grateful for the ongoing support of Dr. Mike Chang, Dr. Nancy Kaher and Dr. Urmi Amin, and we are proud to announce that they are making a donation matching the 2019 candy total. Thank you to Drs. Chang, Kaher & Amin for their continued support of SCEF and San Carlos public education.

SCEF is proud to partner with PTAs and the District to bring you some wonderful parent education opportunities over the next few weeks. Mark your calendar for the events below and visit the Parent Education & Resources page for details and registration.

Covid19 Testing Available for Children

The County of San Mateo announced no-cost testing for COVID-19 is available for children age 5 and older starting Tuesday, October 20 - a new option that expands the County's testing capacity. Testing is open by appointment to all families that live in San Mateo County with children ages 5 and older. Appointments for the drive-through testing at the San Mateo County Event Center are available weekdays from 1 to 8 p.m. The County is offering a simple-to-use oral mouth swab test that is self-administered for children and families in partnership with Curative Inc., a rapid diagnostics firm based in Southern California. Curative has the capacity to test over 500 individuals each day at the Event Center with results available typically within 48 hours. With the addition of testing by Curative, the County has the capacity to test up to 7,500 individuals each week. There is no cost to participants.

Screening of the Social Dilemma Oct. 28

We tweet, we like, and we share - but what are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? In the Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, Silicon Valley insiders reveal how social media is reprogramming civilization by exposing what’s hiding on the other side of your screen. Take a look here at this thought-provoking trailer.

This is such an important topic, especially now that we (and our children) have become so dependent on the screen to stay connected both socially and academically, Mrs. Scholer, Principal of White Oaks, will be hosting a screening of this documentary, followed by a discussion on Wednesday, October 28 from 7:30-9:30pm (adults only).

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here by Monday, October 27. Participants will receive the Zoom link beforehand.

San Carlos Park and Recreation

San Carlos Parks & Rec’s Halloween Decorating Contest Map is ready to view: https://viewer.mapme.com/schalloweenmap

Residents can visit decorated homes and businesses around San Carlos. Get ready for a spooky night as you explore the Halloween fun our residents have prepared! We ask that all community members stay in their cars when viewing all 46 Halloween displays. For more information, visit: cityofsancarlos.org/halloweendecorating

Happy Halloween!

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.

TL ASB/Leadership News: