November 8 Weekly News

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.
 

Holiday Toy, Book & Gift Drive

T.L. Leadership & The San Carlos Leos Club are collecting for
One Life Counseling 

These Donations are Needed

▪ Art Supplies (lots & lots & lots of art supplies!!!) ▪ Coloring books & crayons
▪ Construction paper & glue▪ Zipper pencil cases▪ Stickers & more stickers
▪ Highlighters, Markers & colored pencils▪ Stuffed Animals▪ Toys with wheels (vroooom)▪ Books (new & gently used)▪ Gift Cards for ‘tweens & teens ▪ Puzzle books ▪ Board Games▪ Soccer balls and other sports equipment ▪ Zipper Cosmetic bags

▪ Dopp kits * Necklaces (every little girl enjoys some bling & dressing up)
▪ Kitchen dish towels (for the household to enjoy) ▪ Ornament (non-breakable)▪ Dog & cat toys

Donations accepted through Monday, December 7th.

TLM PTA News

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.

 

November 18th at 7:00 pm - 6th grade Pack Party

Mark your calendars for Wed., November 18th for an interactive and fun opportunity for 6th graders to hang out virtually outside of the school day.  The Pack Party will feature a custom show by BMX star Matt Wihelm. More details coming soon to 6th grade parents as well as shared with students in Pack and through email.

 

SCEF San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF

We are thrilled to announce that over $830,000 of the giving last year was by YOUR employers. If you can give with a match through your workplace giving program, now is a great time to give as many companies are doubling or tripling their match in November/December. Visit www.doublethedonation.com/scef to see if your gift can be matched, or donate via your company’s internal website. If you have appreciated stock to donate by year end, please act now.

Honey Bear Trees is again coming to our area this Christmas season and offering SCEF a donation for every tree purchased when you mention SCEF. There is more information available here: https://scefkids.org/honey-bear-trees/

The mandated annual report is at the printer, and will be landing in your mailbox later this month. HUGE thank yous to Wendy Wood for her donation of graphic design work and Lisa Noble for her photography gift--they skillfully brought the information alive for our donors. Here is the 2020 Annual Report and the 2020 Donor Roll.
 

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, November 17 at 7:00-8:15pm - RSVP here. For more information to become a Healthy Cities tutor, visit healthycitiestutoring.org and click VOLUNTEER to complete the online application or email info@healthycitiestutoring.org.

Parent Education Event

Join Glencora King from One Life Counseling for this family support group geared to parents of TK-5th graders.

November 16 - 7:00 pm: Understanding Your Child's Brain

RSVP via Eventbrite

COVID 19 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: https://vaccinefinder.org/ 
- A free flu clinic in San Mateo County: 
- Tinyurl.com/SMCHealthFluShots 
- Tinyurl.com/SMCHealthFluEs

San Carlos Children's Theater - High School Musical Jr. Auditions - Nov 12

Join the Cast of High School Musical Jr. - Virtual Production

Get'cha head in the game -- online! San Carlos Children's Theater invites all 6th-8th grade students to join the cast of its virtual middle school musical HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL JR! Filled with infectious songs like "We're All in This Together" and "Bop to the Top," this Disney smash hit is a favorite with performers and audiences alike.

Auditions will be held on Zoom Nov. 12 to assign characters. Everyone who auditions will be cast. Online rehearsals begin November 17 with virtual performances January 29 & 30. Get complete details and register online at
https://www.sancarloschildrenstheater.com/middleschool/
 

San Carlos Youth Advisory

Interested in a San Carlos Skate Park? Members of the San Carlos Youth Advisory Council are looking into the possibility of creating a skate park in San Carlos. Right now, we are focusing on a pilot project, which we will observe over a 6-month period. We would love to get your opinion on the matter.

If you or anyone you know is interested in seeing this project come to life, please fill out our survey form: https://forms.gle/Uhu7w8mWZprXKed89

San Carlos Parks and Recreation Thanksgiving Gobble Wobble 5K

San Carlos Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Parks and Recreation Foundation, is hosting a Virtual 5K Gobble Wobble Fun Run! Participants are encouraged to get outside the week of Thanksgiving and walk, jog, run or bike/scooter a 5K route. Once registered, participants will be given three suggested routes around town, but can choose their own route as well.

Participants will receive a San Carlos Gobble Wobble t-shirt, running bib, and medal. Finishing times and photos can be emailed to recreation@cityofsancarlos.org no later than Sunday, November 29th to be included in our results update on Facebook.

Registration limited, register early to guarantee t-shirt size by Thanksgiving, see more information here.

San Carlos United Soccer Tryouts

San Carlos United is holding tryouts for boys & girls born in 2003-2014

San Carlos United is delighted to announce that all existing teams will be holding open practices as tryouts this fall for boys & girls born between 2003 - 2014. Additionally, we will be holding tryouts to form our new boys & girls 2013-14 teams.

Please register online - http://www.sancarlosunited.org and you will be contacted by the respective age group regarding a tryout. **These tryouts are intended for those NOT currently playing competitive soccer.

We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!