September 12th News

Principal's News
Picture Day was -Sept. 10

School Picture Day was September 10. Pictures were be taken in PE classes. If your child is unable to take a photo on Sept. 10, there will be an opportunity to get a photo during the make up picture day. You still can order : To order online, go to and use the code EVTVJF378
We have changed our lunch procedures and 6th graders eat first while 7th and 8th graders are out on the yard and then students switch.  Students are encouraged to spread out and sit 3 to a table bench or one to a bench on the round tables.  Encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school. Water refilling stations are available and drinking fountains are not open for use.
Help us with traffic and congestion in the neighborhood at drop off and pick up. We encourage students to walk, roll, or ride the SamTrans bus.  When picking up from TL or Mariposa, do not show up early as it blocks our driveway and exit.  In middle school students can wait out in front after school and enjoy the extra time to socialize with friends.  Also, be mindful of our neighbors. Do not block driveways or park in the red zones. 
Submitting Covid testing during modified quarantine:
Send an email to Cori Carpenter, or bring a copy of the test to the TL office.  We appreciate all your support and due diligence with testing and reporting in a timely manner.  Please submit each test as you receive it as Ms. Carpenter is monitoring and logging daily.

TLM PTA News-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 can 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.
Meanwhile, to celebrate our school spirit and “Better Together!” campaign, we will have a TL-Mariposa T-shirt (approved for TL PE wear!). Sponsors will be recognized on the back of the shirt and receive complimentary shirts for their immediate family. Additional sponsor benefits outlined HERE.
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 link and HERE is the agenda. Meeting ID: 841 9130 8616 / Passcode: 254093 
Each Green Corner Campus Beautification Work Day
Help keep our campus beautiful! Our next Mariposa Upper Elementary School & Tierra Linda Middle School Work Day is Saturday, Sept. 18th from 9am to 1pm. Both adults and kids welcome to attend.
Linked here is the event page for the upcoming workday, which includes a description of tasks to expect, as well as the link to register. Any further questions can be directed to:
Retirement Surprise for Jeanne, Beloved Arundel School Secretary!
September 16th deadline for message & photo contributions. Jeanne Bartkowiak, the beloved Arundel School Secretary, is retiring on October 1st after 19 years. Please help us celebrate Jeanne’s retirement by showering her with goodies and love. Here’s what we have planned (shh, it’s a secret!):
Photo Book
We are working on a photo book filled with photos and messages from current and former students, parents, and teachers. To send a message or provide photos, please complete this form by September 16th.
Gift Basket
We are putting together a large gift basket filled with Jeanne’s favorite things. To contribute an item, please sign up and you will be contacted with drop-off instructions. Please contact with any questions. Thank you!

Covid Reminders-Stay Home When Sick and Get Tested

Staying home when sick and getting tested for COVID-19 are two of the most effective ways to keep our community safe. Click here to for more information.

Common Symptoms of COVID-19 (CDPH) 
- Headache, Fever or Chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue (tiredness), Muscle or body aches, New Loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, Diarrhea

- If you have any of the symptoms listed above, call your school office to report an illness, stay home, and take a COVID test.
- If you need to report a COVID case, please call our District Nurse - Page Pollack at 650-632-8300 (Arroyo Office) or Human Resources at 650-590-5922 if the Nurse is unavailable.

For additional information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page and review the SCSD Health & Safety Plan.

CDC Travel Guidelines
Per the CDC recommendations concerning travel, SCSD will be using these guidelines for staff or students that travel domestically and internationally. See this CDPH flyer for additional recommendations on traveling.

For more information, visit our COVID-19 Resources page and review the SCSD Health & Safety Plan.

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.

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)

- Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Welcome back and thank you for your commitment to SCEF--meet the Executive Director of SCEF: Learn more about how your donations benefit all students at every school at

Ready to give but not sure how? 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), ex. $1500/10=$150/mo. Learn more and join this campaign (at any dollar amount) at: Monthly donations can be set up on most corporate workplace giving portals. Visit yours today and give with your company matching, in most cases.

Special Education District Advisory Council (SEDAC) Parent Education Night - Sep 15

Please join us Wednesday, September 15 from 6:00-7:00pm for a Parent Ed Night on Mental Health.

We are excited to welcome guest speakers from the San Carlos School District and One Life Counseling Services.
- Kiersten Daniel Baca, Mental Health Coordinator
- Katherine Chi- One Life Associate at Mariposa

They will be discussing mental health services that the SCSD provides, One Life Counseling and their resources, as well as, other areas surrounding mental health and kids.

We look forward to connecting with you soon! Please forward any questions about attending this presentation to Trisha Lebus ( or Judy Woo (

Zoom link:
Join Zoom Meeting
ID: 92552834293
Passcode: Kb5e8yL6
(US) +1 669-900-6833
Passcode: 25625154

*Sponsored by SEDAC and SCSD Special Education Department

Parent Education

As Olympic athletes pushed mental health to the forefront, we welcome Steve Smith, PhD, clinical and sports psychologist, for a timely discussion on “The Twisties”: Youth Sports, Competition, and Mental Health (September 15, Online).

SPECIAL EVENT! Frank Bruni, author of Where You Go is Not Who You'll Be, joins Alice Kleeman, award-winning former college advisor, in Beyond Being Admitted: Making the Most of the College Experience (September 22, Online).

September is Suicide Prevention Month! San Mateo County Health, Sequoia Healthcare District, StarVista, and The Parent Venture offer resources for youth mental health and suicide prevention. Mark your calendars! (September 28)

How will Covid impact learning and mental health? Anya Kamenetz, NPR education correspondent, will discuss her upcoming book, The Stolen Year: How America's Covid Response Failed Children, and How We Can Fix It (September 29, Online).