April 10th, Weekly News

Principal's News

11 TL/MPA PTA Meeting
14 School Site Council Meeting, TL Learning Commons, 3:30 p.m.  
24 SBAC Testing begins for 8th grade, Science
2 SBAC Testing begins for 6th-8th grade, ELA
This year we are reimagining Open House and there will be several events to highlight and showcase student learning.  On May 17 we will have an event called, A Celebration of Learning from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. On this special evening, students will serve as guides; ready to share what they have learned this year. It may be an artifact, essay, poem, PE game/activity, project, video, and even some math problems to solve.  We also have some other events planned in May where students take the stage.  We hope you can join us for these events:
10   Art Show, lead teacher: Jennifer Xavier, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
17   Celebration of Learning, PE, Math, Science, ELA, History, Spanish, Design/Innovation, CCR, Grades 6-8, 
       6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Note Band/Orchestra perform on May 25.
18   Choir Concert, lead teacher: Sara Murphy, 6:30 p.m.
25   Band and Orchestra Concert, lead teachers: Jason Kneebone and Tabitha Tetreault, Grades 6-8, Time 
8th Grade Promotion Activities
We have many of our traditional activities and events planned for celebrating our 8th grade class.  Here is the schedule of events:
6   Great America Field trip, 9:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7   8th grade Promotion practice
8   Minimum Day
     9:00 a.m. Promotion Dress Rehearsal
     11:15 a.m. 8th grade dismissal
     3:15 8th graders arrive at TL to prepare for the Promotion Ceremony
     4:00 Promotion Ceremony at TL, you may invite as many people as you would like
     8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Promotion Dance for 8th graders
9   Minimum Day for the last day of school, all students dismiss at 1:00 p.m.
     11:15 8th graders arrive at TL for Brunch, yearbook signing and closing celebration
This year students will be wearing the maroon gown for the Promotion Ceremony. They can choose to dress formal or casual for this event including shorts. For the dance, students can wear whatever clothing they feel most comfortable to dance and participate in activities. We will be sending home Great America permission slip forms and asking for a $65 donation to cover the cost of the trip and bus transportation.  If you are a 6th-8th grade parent/caregiver and you can help with 8th grade Promotion Activities, please contact Stacy Dent, [email protected]

San Carlos Leos Pets in Need Collection

The San Carlos Leos Club will be collecting food and pet items in the barrel in front to the office until 4/29.
Please help by donating new un opened pet food and new or gently used toys. No crates or pincher collars.


April PTA Meeting
We hope you can join us on April 11th at 7:00pm 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 (Note, we are using the same mtg ID and passcode all year.
TLM Book Fair is Coming May 3rd-6th!
We are so excited to support our incredible library while giving Mariposa and Tierra Linda students the opportunity to find their latest favorite read! Shop our Book Fair open Tuesday May 3rd - Thursday May 5th, before school / during lunch / after school, and Friday, May 6th before school. Please sign up HERE  if you are able to volunteer to help. We are only able to have the Book Fair open during times we have enough volunteer support. Thank you! 
8th Grade Promotion Committee
8th grade parents, do you want to help with the 8th grade promotion festivities? The Promotion Committee is looking for some recruits to help with the end-of-year events. There are roles ranging from helping decorate for the dance + promotion ceremony to coordinating food and preparing grad gear. Here’s your opportunity to contribute to making your 8th grader’s last days of middle school memorable! Contact [email protected] to join the fun. 
Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week 
The Force is strong with the TLM Staff!  We look forward to showing our appreciation with a Star Wars themed Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week. Volunteers are needed.  Please sign up here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C4CA5AC2EABFA7-tlmteacher
Monday, May 2nd - Yoda Yogurt Parfait & Jar Jar Juice Bar
Wednesday, May 4th - Chewbacca Rice Bowls & Lightsaber dessert treats
Thursday, May 5th - Stormtrooper Trail Mix Bar
PTA Board Update
Please see HERE for the proposed slate for our 2022-23 PTA Board. Thank you to all who have stepped up to leadership positions! We still have two open positions: Membership and Historian. Please reach out to Michele Lago if you are interested in learning more about either role. The PTA board is a supportive group who are key decision makers, on behalf of TLM PTA, and we welcome new perspectives and ideas. 

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

For nearly 40 years, SCEF has worked with our community to raise much-needed additional funding for San Carlos public schools.

As we close the books on another successful Gala and auction season, we also reflect on the contributions SCEF continues to make in support of the “Whole Child”:
- StemScopes: with our Fund the Future donations last year we were able to help SCSD launch an amazing 21st century science program
- Music: as spring concerts approach, we reflect on the award winning middle school program and the stalwart Music for Minors curriculum
- Physical Education: the ever present Legarza coaches bring fun, guidance and professionalism to our campuses
- Social and Emotional Learning: the support that has been offered to our students to acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to: recognize and manage their emotions; demonstrate caring and concern for others; establish positive relationships; and make responsible decisions
scefkids.org/donate to make a donation in support of our schools.

May Day Bouquet Artwork Submissions SCEF is planning to feature student artwork on an upcoming May Day postcard. Please use this printable template (please insert link from next column) as a canvas for your young artist. Submit photos of their spring bouquet drawings to [email protected]fkids.org by Friday, April 15.

Steve & Kate's Summer Camp is Back!

When you trust kids, they trust themselves. Since 1980, Steve & Kate’s has put kids in charge of their own learning experience. They try, fail, and learn on their own. They learn to trust their own judgment, and tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time including, sewing, stop-motion animation, music, sports & rec, makers crafts, bread making, and more. They'll decide what they want to do, and for how long.

This summer families can buy as many days as they’d like, and use them at any time. No weekly reservations required–just show up! Or, if you need more care, purchase a Summer Pass, which covers the whole season. If for any reason your plans change, we’ll automatically refund any unused Passes in full at summer’s end. Lunch, snacks, and all hours (8am–6pm) are included. Register today!

AGES: 4–12
LOCATION: White Oaks Elementary

Parent Education Opportunities

Raising Healthy Children and Adolescents (TK-12 Families) - Beginning April 14, 2022. The County Office of Education is co-sponsoring a series of parent workshops with Adolescent Counseling Services and the San Mateo County Human Services Agency to provide families with information on how to raise healthy children and adolescents. Spanish interpretation will be provided. Learn more.

NEW! What are ways to talk with kids about race/ethnicity, culture, and inclusion? Join Donald E. Grant, Jr., PsyD, for an open conversation on Seeing Race: Talking with Your Kids About Ethnicity, Culture, and Inclusion (April 21, Online).

Art on the Walls Art Show (1-12 Grade Students) - Submissions due April 22, 2022
Want your student's art featured at the San Mateo County Office of Education? Submit their photos or artwork on "Student Voice" for a chance to be displayed in a permanent collection at the County Office of Education! Art can be submitted directly by students or by their teachers. Learn more.

Vaping: What Does it Cost? PSA Contest (6-8th Grade Students)
All middle and high school students are invited to submit a video, poster, or audio about the costs of vaping for a chance to win up to a $100 gift card. Submissions should be aimed towards spreading awareness about the dangers of nicotine and vaping and how one can quit their addiction. Winners will be announced at a virtual hip-hop concert on May 19th, 5:30-6:30pm. Entries due April 22, 2022. Learn more.

No Place for Hate Initiative (All School Communities) - Paperwork due April 29, 2022
Registration is now open for the Anti-Defamation League’s No Place for Hate Initiative, which provides a proactive and student-centered framework to fight hate and build inclusive and safe communities in which respect and equity are the goals, and where all students can thrive. Learn more.

Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
Parent Venture Series Events -

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

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.