March 14th Weekly News

Principal's News

13 SCEF Virtual Gala
10-21 SCEF online Auction - check out the TL teacher and principal items
28-April 1 Spring Break
4 Instruction resumes
Resilient San Carlos Outdoor Learning Spaces Project
Tierra Linda, Mariposa, and Arundel have received a grant and are working in partnership with many organizations (Bay Tree Design, Each Green Corner, Resilient School Yards, San Mateo County Office of Education, City of San Carlos and San Mateo County Stormwater Program) to have a master plan for the school campus that focus on watershed and water cycle. We have a creek running through our campus and we hope to one day improve our outdoor spaces by creating learning labs.  If you would like to learn more about this project, please attend out PTA meeting on March 14 or attend our School Site Council Meeting on March 17 at 3:30 p.m.  Here is the Zoom Link for the SSC meeting. 
What We Are Learning
Last week we had a quadriplegic motivational speaker, Alex P. Plasky who shared his story. Alex shared, "Life will always throw challenges our way, and it is up to us to build the appropriate skills to tackle them." We learned strategies for responding to challenges. 

E+R= O (Event + Response= Outcome). We all have different events that happen to us, and depending on how we respond, we determine the outcome that we will have. 


During the month of March, Ms. Gulati and I will be visiting classrooms to talk with students about what they are learning about and acknowledge ways they work together in order to demonstrate mastery of learning targets.  Students are learning about:
Emperor Chin and debating efficacy of his leadership
Confucius and Imperial China and using skits to teach about key concepts of the time period
Ultimate Frisbee
Different strengths and challenges with stations in PE for Abilities Awareness week - trying to tie shoes wearing gloves
Stamped by Jason Reynolds and the history of racism
Writing argument/persuasive essays
Manifest Destiny "How justifiable was the US expansion in the 1800s?" from different perspectives
Comparing shape, scale factor, multiply by same number for each side, increase/decrease, similarities, why or why not, comparing shapes
Explaining relationship with percent, fraction, decimal and how we use them in every day life
Natural disaster project, earthquakes and volcanoes and sharing the information through skits, newspapers, game creation, or models
Learning to pieces and instruments in Band and Orchestra and conducting or leading a group

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

There is something for everyone during our annual fundraising season.

Did you miss the SCEF auction event? There are still MANY ways for you and your family to participate and celebrate.
- Fund-The-Future, which is dedicated this year to supporting our school libraries
- March 10 - March 21 is the Online Silent Auction. Take a look at the get-aways, shopping, and dining experiences, as well as SO MANY teacher outings for your kids to join their teacher outside the classroom.

Generous community members and businesses have donated many items to SCEF and when you purchase these items and outings you are helping to raise much-needed funds for our schools. The online silent auction is open to everyone. Check it out!

As always, thank you for your stalwart support of our local public schools!

Heathy Cities Tutoring Orientation and Training

Join our MARCH 15 New Tutor Orientation & Training to learn more about being a tutor and working with your student in different subjects like math and language arts.

7pm – 7:35pm | New Tutor Orientation: If you have not tutored with us, this session covers everything you need to know to get started with a student!

7:45pm – 8:30pm | Tutor Tips Workshop: Interactive training with strategies for how to work with tutees in all subjects.


City of San Carlos After School Enrichment Programs

The City of San Carlos offers a wide variety of Afterschool Enrichment Programs for youth ages 5-14 years old that provide participants with a stimulating environment that promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, education, and sports. Visit to check out class offerings.

Registrations begins on Tuesday, March 8. Contact the Recreation Office at (650) 802-4382 or [email protected] for assistance.

Parent Education Opportunities

Special event! Ross Greene, PhD, is an internationally renowned clinical psychologist who helps children improve their behavior in a positive, collaborative way. Join us for Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Moving from Power and Control to Collaboration and Problem Solving March 16, Online.

What are ways parents can set healthy boundaries for kids' use of technology in a post-pandemic world? Experts from Common Sense Media and Kaiser Permanente present Parenting in a Digital Age: A Conversation with Digital Media Experts March 24, Online.

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 positive COVID case, please call your school office or if it is after business hours, contact J. Smith at 650-590-5922.

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

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-19 Testing Sites - CMS and TL

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