Tierra Linda News for the week of February 22,2021


5           Last day of Trimester
8           PTA Meeting
29-31    Spring Break 


1-2     Spring Break

Principal's News

I hope that you and your student had a fun and restful vacation. 
Phase 3 for middle school can not begin until San Mateo County is in the red tier. This means that we are hoping to begin our orientations the week of March 15 at Tierra Linda, but this is dependent on Covid numbers in the county.  We held a parent information night in December, which seems so long ago! We will send out this information again and new information in the next couple of weeks to prepare students and parents for orientations and phase 3. 
Student and Community Testing to Keep our Kids On Campus
"Please take advantage of the no cost surveillance COVID-19 testing provided by the San Mateo County Health Department.
Please sign up for weekly testing for yourself and your child. Contact your health provider for a test if you have symptoms or know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
Keeping COVID cases off of our campuses will keep our in person learning possible. As a reminder, if a student or or teacher tests positive for COVID, we will need to transition that cohort back to distance learning for at least two weeks to avoid spreading the virus.
Sign up at one of the following locations to begin your regular weekly testing:
Central Middle School - Thursdays, 1:00-7:00 pm Register Here
Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here "


Vaccination Update - Phase 1B will begin Feb 22 

CVS is now providing COVID Vaccinations for Residents 65+

"Great News! The County of San Mateo beginning February 22 will expand COVID-19 vaccinations to teachers and child care providers, first responders and food and agricultural workers who are eligible under the state’s Phase 1B as supply allows. Read more here.
In addition, vaccine appointments are now available in California for residents age 65+ through cvs.com - https://www.cvs.com/immunizations/covid-19-vaccine."


"The recent SCEF Read-a-Thon was a community-wide celebration of reading and literacy. This event was created as a way to keep students motivated and engaged with literature. Literacy is a key to lifelong learning, and SCEF remains committed to supporting literacy in our schools.
""Better Latte Than Ever!” A Latte Art Workshop

Join latte artist Michael Breach for a workshop on Saturday, Feb 27 at 11:00 am. You’ll try some latte art of your own and be dazzled by Michael’s work including portraits of participants and pets! No experience or espresso machine needed to participate in this unique and interactive experience. Registration, recommended supplies, and more details at https://paybee.io/@scef2020-21@7.
Our Kid’s Virtual Cooking and Baking classes are getting rave reviews. Baking with Caitlynn is coming up in March, and it looks delicious! Check out the menu of classes here: https://scefkids.org/upcoming-events/.
Do you have marketing, communications or video skills? Interested in getting involved with district-wide SCEF? Reach out and let us know at info@SCEFkids.org."

Please join us for our 7th annual Perfect Pairings Benefit - Feb 26

Please join us for our 7th annual Perfect Pairings Benefit on Friday, February 26 at 7:00pm!

Join us online and hear the stories of our Perfect Student-Tutor Pairings. Be inspired by the impact our tutors make and the connections they share.

This year, there are many ways you can participate:

- Register for and attend our free online event
- Participate in our Fund-A-Pairing & Silent Auction
- Invite your friends and share the fun
- Go to the Perfect Pairings Website to register for free and find out more about the event!

We hope you can join us on the 26th!

Poetry, Art and Music Competition

As a part of our Affordable Housing Month in May 2021, the Housing Leadership Council and Poet Laureate Aileen Cassinetto are hosting a poetry, art, and music competition for eligible students (grade 12 and below) in San Mateo County! Students can submit their poem, or musical/art piece to vle@hlcsmc.org by the April 30th deadline! All submissions should be inspired by or touch upon the notion of home in the area. Check out our flyer and submission details below.


Please join the Community Foundation of San Carlos (CFSC) Black History Month celebrations and events throughout the month of February!

"CFSC is launching an inaugural annual poster art contest that is open to everyone in the community.
The theme for this year is racial justice. For those interested, the intent is to design a poster that commemorates one's hopes and dreams for racial justice, a world in which all are respected, valued, and able to thrive. We would love for you to share the details of the art poster contest with your children. If they don't understand the racial justice theme, what a great opportunity to spark discussion. 
To learn more about the poster art contest and on how you, your family and others in the San Carlos community can participate, please visit this website:

Asian Americans for Community Involvement Contest

Hosted by AACI and in partnership with NBC Bay Area, Growing Up Asian in America (GUAA) is an annual art contest, including video and essay, that reaches thousands of Bay Area students, grades Kindergarten to 12. Founded 26 years ago, GUAA encourages young Asian Americans to take pride in their identities, and helps others understand the varied experiences of our youth growing up in the Bay Area’s diverse communities.

This year’s theme is: This is My Time: Exploring the challenges and dreams of a post-pandemic world. Here are the prize offerings:
One (1) $1,000 Grand Prize winner
Nine (9) $500 Best in Class winners

Entries are due on Friday, April 2, 2021 by 5pm. and rules and submission instructions are included in the guidelines. To conserve resources, AACI is going paperless. We ask each individual organization please print in-house or e-mail the PDF guidelines (attached to this email or on our website: www.aaci.org/guaa.)

We appreciate your assistance in outreaching to students and look forward to receiving their entries. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at guaa@aaci.org.

Check out 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.

Remember to 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.

Sign Up for San Carlos Youth Softball

LAST CALL! Sign Up for San Carlos Youth Softball

Interested in playing softball this spring? San Carlos Youth Softball is a great way for girls to get outdoors with friends, have some fun, and develop skills. We are finalizing teams so be sure to register by Feb. 28.Click here to register online.

Our program is for girls ages 4+ (as of January 2021) at all skill levels. Registration for the season is just $50 for girls in 8U and below, and $100 for girls in 10U and above. The health and safety of our players are a top priority so we have put in place COVID-19 protocols and procedures. We plan to start practices in mid-February so please sign up soon!

Questions? More information online at sancarlosyouthsoftball.com or email sancarlosyouthsoftball@gmail.com


Free Dental Clinic

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27th 10:00AM-12:30PM For children ages 1-18 Appointments strongly recommended Belle Air Elementary School (Parking Lot)
450 3rd Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066

El Parent Project

¿Desea construir mejores relaciones con sus hijos? El Parent Project® es un curso de12 semanas,que le da a los padres, abuelos y guardianes las herramientas para construir familias unidas y saludables. ¡Todas las clases son gratuitas! La duración y la ubicación de las clases se han modificado debido a COVID-19. www.smchealth.org/ParentProject