March 6, Weekly News

Principal's News

7 Start of trimester 3
13 SCEF Virtual Gala and Auction 
14 Mask optional indoors
28-April 1 Spring Break, No School
4 Students return from break

Join us for an evening of LIVE JAZZ at Tierra Linda Middle School!

This free event is open to the public. The Tierra Linda Jazz Band and A Touch of Brass Big Band from San Jose will be performing LIVE on Monday, March 7 at 6:00pm at the TL Middle School Quad, 750 Dartmouth Ave.

BYO Picnic Dinner (tables available) snacks will be on sale, courtesy of the San Carlos Chicken's Ball.

SPIRIT WEEK - March 7 - 11th

Monday - Rainbows or LBGTQ Support - Wear bright colors
Tuesday - Color by Grade - 6th grade wear Blue, 7th grade wear red, 8th grade wear green
Wednesday - Anything bit a back pack - Bring your stuff to school in anything but a back pack
Thursday - TL Colors- Wear TL gear or silver, gray and maroon
Friday -PJ day- Wear your favorite PJ's to school

Masking indoors is optional starting March 14

San Carlos School District is aligned with the San Mateo County Health Department, making masking optional indoors starting March 14.  We respect all students' individual choice around masking.  We continue to strive to support students and make everyone feel as though they belong.  This will be another change and we will continue to work through this and help students feel safe at school. We have not yet seen a policy around masking, bell covers and playing in the Band.  Stay tuned!

San Carlos Leos Club at Tierra Linda

The San Carlos Leos Club will be meeting Friday, March 11 th at 3:30pm in the M/U room
Students in grades 6 and older can join this community service club. Everyone is welcome to come and find out more about the student driven service projects we do! For more information stop by the office or email [email protected]

TLM/PTA March PTA Meeting

We hope you can join us on March 14 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom for our monthly PTA meeting.  PTA meets are a great way to hear directly from principals and connect with our parent community.Below is zoom meeting link and the agenda.  Meeting ID: 841 9130 8616/ Passcode 254093 (Note, we are using the same mtg. ID and passcode all year). HERE is zoom meeting link and HERE is the agenda. Meeting ID: 841 9130 8616 / Passcode 254093  

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

The annual SCEF VIrtual Starlight Gala is THIS SUNDAY March 13th at 5pm–REGISTER NOW

Come join our family-friendly virtual celebration and fundraiser benefiting all San Carlos public schools. Participate from the comfort of your own home. See cameos from children’s book authors including Todd Parr. Bid on packages including a Bathroom Remodel, a Taylor Swift signed album, dinner at Chez Panisse, and more. All registered guests participating in the event will have the chance to win a 4-night Mayan Mexico vacation.

- Register by March 7th to secure your goody bag and TOWN cocktail. Check out the Virtual Gala program to learn more.
- Starlight Raffle: Only 250 tickets will be sold. Your chance to win a live auction package for the cost of a raffle ticket! Buy a raffle ticket for your teacher!

Not sure what the Starlight Gala is all about? Visit the SCEF website for more information or read our Gala Primer fundraiser summary for ALL you need to know.

Ability Awareness Week Is Coming - March 7-11!

The mission of Ability Awareness week throughout the San Carlos School District is to promote understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual learning and ability differences through fun, experiential activities. The Special Education District Advisory Council (SEDAC) strives to instill in our children that everyone is different and can do different things. It is common to say what a person HAS, but we choose to educate and focus on what a person IS. We emphasize abilities not limitations.

Students will be engaging in various activities throughout the week giving them a chance to experience what it is like to complete a basic task while having a learning or developmental difference. Students will all have a set of common experiences through activities already taking place on campus to spark discussion, increased understanding and compassion.

A Summer of Imagination Awaits in San Carlos!

Camp Galileo for Pre-K – Rising 10th Graders

Camp Galileo engages kids in hands-on, STEAM-based learning that captures their imaginations and builds lasting skills. Supported by an inclusive environment and the boundless talent of the best staff around, kids get inspired to turn their big ideas into reality—and have the fun-filled summer of their lives.

Every week brings a new adventure, with activities tailored by age and wrapped up in a whimsical theme:
- AMUSEMENT PARK ADVENTURE: Step right up to a playful park of your own design.
- CASTLES AND QUESTS: Embark on an epic journey to medieval times.
- DINOSAUR DIG: Unearth an adventure of prehistoric proportions.

Camp Galileo comes to Mariposa Upper Elementary June 13 to July 29, 2022
Spaces fill fast—sign up now!
Enroll by February 28 to save $50/week.
Optional extended care from 8 – 9am and 3 – 6pm.
Learn more at

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics (Students Ages 5-11)

San Mateo County Health is offering pediatric COVID-19 vaccines at eight sites throughout the county. Free and advance appointments are now available, highly encouraged, and may be scheduled through MyTurn. Families may also come without appointments. Learn more.

COVID Testing

Please take advantage of the COVID-19 testing sites at one of our school locations or those provided by the San Mateo County Health Department. Click on the links below for more information or to sign-up.

NEW OPTION - WORKSITE LABS - Arroyo Upper Elementary (Patio 3)
- Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Sign-up for testing at Arroyo

CURATIVE KIOSK - Central Middle School (parking lot)
- Mondays 11:00 am-6:00 pm
- Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9:00 am-4:00 pm
- Thursdays 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
- Fridays 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Sign-up for testing at Central

CURATIVE VAN - Tierra Linda Middle School (parking lot)
- Wednesday & Friday 11:00 am-5:00 pm
- Saturday 8:00 am-3:00 pm
Sign-up for testing at Tierra Linda

Other Community Based Testing sites in San Mateo County Here