January 11, 2021 Weekly News

January
11                 TLM PTA Meeting at 7:00 p.m.
18                 No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
25.                First day of SCEF Read-a-thon

Principal's News

Return to school in Phase 3 - For more information, please visit our TL home page of the website and look for the presentation from December 2 or click here.
Phase 3 is our next step when once San Mateo County is in Red Tier for two weeks.  Middle school students will come to school for an orientation in small grade level groups and then students will come to school on Mondays in A (morning) and B (afternoon) groups.

Order Lunch Meal Kits

We have weekly meal boxes available for pick up each Monday (including delivery to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Each box includes five meals - an assortment of hot and cold entrees and a variety of fruits, veggies, and milk. Simply order online and safely pick-up your box for the week. Order.lunchisserved.com To order your student’s Weekly Lunch Box, please log onto LunchIsServed and place your order. You must place your order by 9am on Sunday before the following week.

School Make up Photos have arrived

If your child took a make up photo, the photos and proofs have arrived. Please come by The Wolf Den daily between 8:00-12:00 pm to pick up.

Yearbooks

We admit this is an extraordinary year and your students are still living their extraordinary lives. With your help, this yearbook will include every one of those stories.
 
 
If your TL student is in grades 6 or 7, upload 2 pictures of your child through our secure Heriff Jones eSharesite and write the text in the “description” field (no more than 40 words). If your photos are on your phone, just download the HJeShare app to your mobile device and use the code “TL2021” to upload directly from there.
 
If your TL student is in grade 8, upload 2 current pictures and the traditional baby/toddler photo through our secure Heriff Jones eShare site. Write your text in the “description” field in no more than 50 words. If your photos are on your phone, just download the HJeShare app to your mobile device and use the code“TL2021” to upload directly from there.

TLM PTA News

January 11th - TLM PTA Meeting 
We welcome all to join us for our upcoming PTA meeting on Monday, January 11th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Mtg ID: 834 1061 1617 / Passcode: 682887. You can find the agenda HERE. Looking forward to connecting with our parent community!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

The SCEF Read-A-Thon is Coming

The San Carlos Education Foundation’s first ever Read-A-Thon will encourage students to read as much as they can January 25 -- February 5, 2021. We hope that our community will experience unity through the shared activity of reading and, in the process, raise educational funding for every student in our district. Our goals are to foster the love of reading, 100% participation/registration and to raise $200,000 for our schools. Donations of all sizes are appreciated, but not required to participate.

- All the information you need to know can be found on our SCEF Read-A-Thon website at www.scefkids.org/read2021

- Register by January 18 at www.scefkids.org/read2021 to have your name entered into a drawing to win a “seat” at the January 25 Dub Hub Virtual Warriors Experience

- Submit your book recommendations! Record a short 30 second to 1 minute video HERE and upload. (Note that by posting a video you are giving permission for these videos to be used in SCEF marketing, newsletters, eblasts and social media).

Special thanks to the Partners at Dwell Realtors --Laura Bertolacci, Bob Bredel, Tatum Clarke, Alana Corso, and Joyce Romeo-- our inaugural Read-A-Thon sponsor.

New Student Registration for 2021-2022 School Year

Each year, the SCSD welcomes our newest families into the district with a Kindergarten Information Night, introducing them to our community partners and reviewing the process for registering for Kindergarten.

This year, we will hold a virtual Kindergarten Welcome Night / Meet the San Carlos School District at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. The presentation will include a welcome from SCEF, PTA, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Extended Day Programs, Preschool Programs, and district Wellness Programs as well as an overview of the registration process.

On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 the Powerschool Registration Form will open for new students to begin their registration. All registration paperwork will be completed online and parents will be asked to upload their documents into the system. More details will be available on our SCSD website in January. The deadline for priority registration is February 26, 2021.

See our Key Dates for Registration page for more information.

ROPES - Right of Passage Experiences

We are in need for parents, staff and community members that would like to serve as a judge for the ROPES (Rite of Passage Experiences) presentations in February. ROPES are challenging projects that 4th, 6th and 8th-grade students have completed which allow them to learn about their world and themselves in a deeper but fun way. You can learn more about ROPES on our website. This year all judging will be via Zoom.   
There are 3 opportunities to judge:
• Tuesday, Feb 2, 4:00–6:30 pm
• Wednesday, Feb 3, 2:00-5:00 pm
• Thursday, Feb 4, 6:00-8:30 pm

In addition we will be holding a training session for all judges on Thursday, Jan 28 from 6:00-7:00 pm.  This will be via Zoom and we will be recording this session if you can’t make this time.

We would not be able to maintain this valuable program without the support of our community. We are asking for you to join district staff and other community members by volunteering to serve as a judge on one of our judging panels. Typically, we have two to three judges per room and they judge four to six student presentations in an evening/session.

We hope that you will be able to join us in this worthwhile event. Please sign up here to be a ROPES Judge.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via ropes@scsdk8.org

Teen Sexual Health Curriculum Information Night for Families of 7th Graders

Join professionals from Health Connected to learn about the sexual health curriculum that will be taught for 7th graders later this year. Webinar will take place on Monday, February 1 at 7:00p.m. Puberty Talk (English) Flyer Here El Courso de la Pubertad (Espanol) Aqui RSVP HERE

Check Out Our Parent Education Offerings

Remember to check out our Pandemic Care & Support website for parent education events and resources, mental health support, and more! You can also add the SCSD Parent Education Calendar to your phone.

Youth Arts Competition

Creations and Connections (Ages 10-18): San Carlos YAC is holding an Arts Competition for San Carlos youth ages 10-18 years. The theme for this year is ""Peace, Love and Community."" Youth can submit artwork under any of the following categories: Poetry/Short Story, Dance Choreography, Film Production, Music, Photography, and Fine Art. Submissions will be displayed at the Youth Center or at a virtual awards ceremony on February 19. To be considered, students must complete the art submission application by January 15. For more information and to apply, visit: cityofsancarlos.org/yac.