Nov. 1, Weekly News

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
Upcoming Events:
November 13, end of Trimester 1.  Students should check grades in Illuminate and check in with teachers
Thanksgiving Break-no school November 23-27 and classes resume Nov. 30
Yearbooks from 2019-2020
Last call for the 2019-2020 yearbook and it sure is going to be a piece of history. We have very few yearbooks available from last school year. You can purchase a yearbook by visiting the school office between the hours of 8:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Checks or cash are 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).
Tierra Linda GSA and Sequoia High School GSA
We are grateful to be able to offer support to our LGBTQIA students and their allies by having a GSA (Gender Sexuality Alliance) meeting on Nov. 18th at 2pm via zoom hosted by Sequoia High School’s GSA. High School students will be running the meeting with adult supervision. An email invitation will go to all middle school students with a google form to fill out if they are interested in attending the meeting. Only students who complete the google form will receive the zoom link for the meeting. If you have any questions please contact Viivan Garlick at
Kristen Ugrin, Principal

Tierra Linda Food Drive Continues!

The Tierra Linda ASB/Leadership along with the San Carlos Leos Club will be collecting food until November 20th. The food collected will go to Caring Cupboard and Second Harvest. The blue collection barrel is located in front of the office for easy drop off.


November 9th TLM PTA Meeting 

We welcome all to join us for our November PTA meeting on Monday, November 9th at 7:00pm via Zoom. Mtg ID: 839 1796 9145 / Passcode: 682887. You can find the agenda HERE.

Team Kid

TLM PTA Membership Support Team Kid!

Thanks to the support of our generous Mariposa and Tierra Linda families the PTA has reached their Team Kid fundraising goal! We are so grateful for our incredible school community.

Your donations make a huge difference and help bridge the gap between the needs of our school and inadequate state funding. Even better, by joining our Team Kid campaign you became PTA members and joined with over 800,000 Californians to support the importance of PTA, including advocacy at the national, state and local level for better education funding.

You can still support the PTA and purchase your PTA membership here


6th Grade Families - Pack Party on November 18th @ 7pm!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 18th for an interactive and fun opportunity for 6th graders to hang out virtually outside of the classroom. The Pack Party will feature a custom show by BMX star Matt Wihelm. More details coming soon!

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


If you ordered a t-shirt please pick up this week, Mon 11/2 - Fri 11/7, anytime between 8:00am - 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. 


SCEF San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF

Ask any realtor, the number one reason people move to San Carlos is the quality of the schools. Yet our successes disguise the reality that we are one of the lowest funded districts in the county. Many of the programs our district provides would be severely reduced if we relied solely on state funding. Here is the recently updated explanation of our current funding situation:

Your continued support of our public schools makes a tremendous difference in the educational experience we can offer our students.

Parent Education Event

GRADES 6-8 Monday, November 2, 7:00 pm
Coping Skills for Anger, Frustration and Stress
RSVP via Eventbrite

Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Having Courageous Conversations About Race and Systemic Racism
Dr. Donald Grant, Center for Community & Social Impact, Pacific Oaks College

Info & Tickets:

Join Donald Grant, PhD, for a "Courageous Conversation" about Race and Systemic Racism in America today. Learn how to be a disruptor of anti-Black racism and discrimination by increasing your knowledge and empathic awareness.

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.

Fight the Flu - Get Your Shot Today!

Bay Area Health Officers are asking the public to fight the flu by getting the annual vaccination for influenza right now - read more here.

The flu shot is a safe, effective way to reduce your chance of missing work or ending up in the hospital due to severe flu. Symptoms of the flu can be similar to early symptoms of COVID-19, meaning that this year, people with flu symptoms may require a COVID-19 test and may need to stay home and isolate away from their families while awaiting results.

You can get flu shots at: 
- Your doctor’s office 
- Retail pharmacies and stores (call first to check vaccine availability) 
- Visiting: 
- A free flu clinic in San Mateo County: 

Join us at Smarte

Do your children miss being at school and spending time with other kids? Have them join their friends in the SMARTE Clubhouse! We still have a few openings in our programs at Arundel, Brittan Acres and Heather Elementary.

Programs run from 8:15 am (early drop off for Zooms!) to 4:30 pm each day. You can choose from 5-day, 3-day or 2-day programs. The SMARTE Clubhouse provides a fun, safe and welcoming place to spend time in a supervised childcare environment to support online learning along with engaging enrichment activities. Students are in small cohorts with two staff members and no more than 12-15 children. We practice strict safety protocols - wearing masks, no mixing of groups, as well as daily health checks and sanitizing/cleaning routine. Students spend the morning Distance Learning in their own dedicated space. Staff are there to assist students in accessing their Zooms and helping them complete their work each day. In the afternoon, students move into enrichment time with music, games, drawing, arts & crafts, lots of outside playtime and tons of fun!

Please visit the SMARTE Clubhouse website for more detailed information. If you have additional questions, please email us at Scholarships are available for families in need and we offer both an SCSD Employee and sibling discounts. Click on the SMARTE Clubhouse Registration link to sign-up today!

San Carlos School District Preschool Program

Did you know that the San Carlos School District Preschool is open and safely running? Children are painting, building, creating, learning and playing with their friends. They are happy and enjoying their days in the preschool classroom.

The program has been open since May 11 - Monday-Friday from 7:30am until 5:00pm. Your preschooler is welcome to attend 2, 3, 4 or 5 days - we have open spots available at each of the four elementary sites.

Each preschool classroom is self contained with up to 12 children and 2 teachers. A strict health and safety protocol is followed each day. Children and teachers are wearing masks as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To find out more information, visit our preschool website or contact the Director of the program, Sue Dawley at She will be happy to answer all of your questions.