April 18th, Weekly News

Principal's News

24 SBAC Testing begins for 8th grade, Science
2     SBAC Testing begins for 6th-8th grade, ELA
10   Art Show, lead teacher: Jennifer Xavier, 5:00-6:30 p.m.
13 Spring Social for all 6th-8th graders 4:00 - 5:30 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 
6     8th grade Great America Field Trip 
7     8th grade Promotion Practice
8     8th grade Promotion Ceremony, 4:00 p.m. on the TL field
8     8th grade dance, 8:00-10:00 p.m. in the TL gym or LC
9     Last day of school, 1:00 p.m. dismissal for all students   
9    8th grade brunch, 11:15-1:00 p.m.

Emergency Alerts

If we have an emergency at school, we will use the school messenger service to communicate via email, text, or voice message.  If you would like additional information, sign up for the San Mateo County Emergency Alert notifications.  Last Friday we responded to a policy activity by having our students Secure Campus. Students were in their classrooms with the doors locked.  This response was due to a possible emergency in the community/neighborhood.  This was not a situation on any of the school campuses.  Be sure that your information is accurate and updated in our school system.  When you fill out InfoSnap for the following year,  update your contact information or let Cori Carpenter know in the school office. 

2022-23 School Year Calendar Approved

The REVISED 2022-2023 Calendar has been approved by the Board. Changes in the calendar from the previously approved draft are the school start and end date, to August 24, 2022, and June 15, 2023, respectively. Download a paper copy on our SCSD Calendar page and/or subscribe.

Subscribing to School/District Calendars
Never miss a school event again! You can subscribe to your school and the SCSD calendar so that the events will load onto your favorite supported calendar program (iCal/Outlook, Google, or Download ICS).
- Go to our SCSD Events page,
- Check the boxes for the calendars you want to subscribe to (school(s)/district),
- Click on Subscribe on the top right of the page and choose your preferred calendar program

The first day of school is Wednesday, August 24, 2022.

PTA News 

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week – Volunteers Needed

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


TLM Staff Luncheon on April 6th - Thank you for your support!

A huge thanks to those who support our TLM PTA!  With your support, the PTA hosted a luncheon from La Corneta for the TLM staff on Wednesday, April 6th. Thanks ~ Lagille Rodriguez & Molly Nguyen (TLM PTA Hospitality)


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! 


Attention 8th Grade Parents - Photos needed for 8th Grade Promotion Brunch

It is a TL tradition that at the 8th grade brunch, there is a slideshow with memories of their time on campus.

Please add any school photos you may have from their time at TL & Mariposa to the following link:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/cWXEUZmtdtuvRYeJ6



Buy a Sunflower at Dismissal, 3:00 p.m. to Support Ukrainian Kids

On Thursday, April 28, Tierra Linda ASB/Leadership will be selling sunflowers to support the children of Ukraine. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and a symbol of peace. The flowers will be sold for $5 each (cash only). If you are unable to come, feel free to send your child with $5. All funds will be donated to Save the Children Ukraine. Thank you for your support.

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Don't let free money go to waste!
Find out if you can “double your donation” to SCEF by going to: https://doublethedonation.com/scef.

Volunteer hours, Last Auction Hero Donations, and Fund-A-Need donations also qualify for corporate matching. Matching gifts are a meaningful contribution to SCEF's annual fundraising goals. The earlier you give the better–it can take 8 to 10 weeks for SCEF to receive your donation. Every donation counts!

If you don’t have access to employer matching, spreading out your intended gift over the next 3 months makes it easier to give. Sign up NOW to make a recurring monthly donation.

Visit scefkids.org/donate to make a donation TODAY.

Kidizens Lego Summer Camp at Heather

Would your child like to build and be the Mayor of an entire city of LEGOs? Would your child like to leverage their love of LEGOs to have fun and learn critical real-life 21st century skills and leadership strategies?

Take your creativity and confidence to towering heights in an immersive journey as a Young Mayor at Kidizens Summer Camps! During the excitement-packed LEGO City-building and Leadership Camps, kids are immersed in a collaborative process of building, problem-solving, and role-playing as responsible leaders in a LEGO city that they plan and build together from the ground up.

In a fast-paced environment, our campers develop strong leadership, problem solving and social-emotional skills while dealing with natural disasters, concerned citizens, and financial crises through fun, immersive role-play in a highly collaborative and engaging learning environment.

Calling all creative builders, responsible thinkers, and future leaders to join us for 1-2 weeks of supercharged and exciting summer fun! At Kidizens, our goal is to inspire kids to become great citizens and future leaders... one project, one city, one brick at a time!

Parent Forum

The month's Spanish Parent Forum features Edwin Fernandez, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center, in Gratitud en la Familia: Un Corazon Agradecido - Foro de Padres #19 (April 19, Online).

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).

Special event! We want our kids to express themselves, but how can you promote good communication? Join us for How to Keep the Lines of Communication Open with Your Child or Teen, hosted by SMUHSD and PHCD (April 26, 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 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) use the image at the right if you are able, if not, please use the language written below. Do not insert both)
- 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 

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