August 29th Weekly News

Principal's News

Last week was our first typical week.  This year we changed our bell schedule to support a restorative return to school:

  • 5 minute passing periods with time to take a mask break, get a drink and use the restroom.
  • 75 minute block periods on Wednesday and Thursday instead of 87 minutes.
  • 30 minute lunch every Wednesday with lunch service.
  • 35 minute lunch every Thursday to allow for a longer break and more time to play and socialize.
  • Advisory class every Thursday for Social Emotional Learning, community building, self-awareness, and goal setting.
  • Pack Time every Thursday so ASB/Leadership and WEB (8th grade leaders and 6th graders) has dedicated time to meet. Also students have time for work completion, collaboration on projects, and support from teachers.

On Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6:00 p.m., we will have Back to School Night in person at Tierra Linda.  Here is the BTSN Bell Schedule. Parents/guardians will have the opportunity to follow their child’s schedule and visit classrooms.  Students brought home a schedule with classroom assignments last Thursday.

  • PE classes will meet in the Learning Commons   
  • 6th grade Maker’s Space meets in Room 21
  • We have a minimum day on Friday, Sept. 3. Here is the student Bell Schedule for next week.

Please send your child with a refillable water bottle.  The drinking fountains are closed and the water refilling stations are open.

TLM PTA News

On behalf of PTA, welcome back to school! TLM PTA is committed to supporting all members of our school community in having a robust and rewarding year.

Join the PTA!

This year, your support of the PTA will help us create the campus environment that all our kids have missed out on last year. We are working hard to focus our efforts on programs and activities that will make a positive difference for the kids in our school and enhance their educational experience. OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE $65,000 to help us do this and our ask is $250 per family. Your financial support, at whatever level your family is able to give, helps ensure we have the funds required to continue to support Classrooms and Teachers, Community Building Events, Art and Special Programs, and Advocacy efforts across our district and throughout the state.

Look for more information next week about the t-shirt design for this year's fundraising campaign. While we are not able to hold our traditional Color Run fundraising event due to ever changing Covid restrictions, we look forward to hosting a community event later in the year to celebrate our fundraising success! 

Volunteers Needed

We are very much in need in Hot Lunch Helpers to support our incredible Hot Lunch Supervisor, Colleen Lochrie, clochrie@scsdk8.org. You can sign up for any or all days: Mon / Tues / Fri from 11:55am – 12:55pm and Thurs 11:30am -12:30pm. You will need to fill out the Volunteer Form. 

September PTA Meeting – Monday, September 13th @ 7:00pm

Join us for our first meeting of the school year via zoom. PTA meetings are a great opportunity to hear directly from principals and connect with our parent community. HERE is zoom meeting info. 

Please contact PTA President, Michele Lago, president@tlm-pta.org or Exec VP, Shelia Brar, evp@tlm-pta.org with any questions regarding PTA involvement. We look forward to getting to know you!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Welcome back to the library!
SCEF is proud to partner in support of libraries at all San Carlos public schools this year. SCEF dollars and CARES Act money is being utilized to make this happen. We look forward to working with our school librarians for our second annual SCEF Read-A-Thon in January. Learn more about how your donations benefit all students at every school at https://scefkids.org

Be a GEM: Give Every Month
Did you know that you can make your donation by setting up an ongoing, automated, recurring gift? When you Give Every Month, your support of SCEF is spread across the entire year. If you sign up NOW your donation will be given over 10 months (Sept-June)--now that makes giving easy! Learn more and join this campaign (at any dollar amount) at https://scefkids.org/gem.

Like our Facebook page and @scefkids on Instagram, too, for more upcoming details and all SCEF news.

New Hours For Curative Van Covid Testing

Please take advantage of the no-cost COVID-19 testing provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. Click on the link to sign up at one of the following locations to begin your regular weekly testing:
- Central Middle School (parking lot, under solar structure)
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00 am-3:00 pm
- Thursdays 1:00 pm-7:00 pm
- Fridays 11:00 am-5:00 pm (effective August 17, 2021)
- For additional Community Based Testing sites in
San Mateo County click here

City of San Carlos

Planning Commission Virtual Study Session Protected Tree Ordinance
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:00 PM
On September 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM, the San Carlos Planning Commission will hold a study session which will allow Staff to gather input from the Planning Commission and the San Carlos community for consideration as part of the new tree removal, trimming, and protection regulations. For more information and how to attend the meeting, as well as future updates, please visit
www.cityofsancarlos.org/treeordinance

City Council Virtual Study Session
September 8, 2021 5:30 PM
The City of San Carlos has been working with the community and stakeholders to develop urban design strategies for the City’s east side industrial area from Holly Street to Brittan Avenue, known as the East Side Innovation District. At this City Council Study Session, "10 Big Moves”, or strategies will be presented. These strategies translate the community’s aspirations for the East Side into a holistic design framework that will inform future development and infrastructure improvements for the next 10 to 20 years. Please join us! To learn more and review materials from previous community workshops,  www.SanCarlosInnovation.org/

Parent Education Series

On August 31, Sequoia Healthcare District hosts a Town Hall with Sandra Firpo and Barbara Wood, Disaster Preparedness: Building Community Resilience. Please join us for this timely event! (Online)

We kick off the 2021-2022 season with Bill Stixrud, PhD, and Ned Johnson, bestselling authors of the new book, What Do You Say? How to Talk with Kids to Build Stress Tolerance, Motivation, and a Happy Home (September 1, Online).

Ready for some back-to-school self-care? On September 9, Mission Be offers a new "Mindful Parent" series featuring Madeleine Pizey in Mindful Parenting: Reducing Covid Stress and Anxiety (September 9, Online).

Keys: for Parenting is here! Keys is a new communication tool that puts parenting advice at your fingertips—literally, it's a keyboard!—developed by Charlene Margot and Bev Hartman, co-founders of The Parent Venture. Give Keys a try!

Want more great parenting advice? Follow the Parent Education Series on social media (Instagram and Facebook), or subscribe to our free Video Library (YouTube), a popular and trusted resource with over 21,000 views!
Planning Commission Virtual Study Session Protected Tree Ordinance
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 7:00 PM
On September 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM, the San Carlos Planning Commission will hold a study session which will allow Staff to gather input from the Planning Commission and the San Carlos community for consideration as part of the new tree removal, trimming, and protection regulations. For more information and how to attend the meeting, as well as future updates, please visit www.cityofsancarlos.org/treeordinance