April 25th, Weekly News

Principal's News

24 8th grade SBAC Science Test begins
2-6   Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week
3-17 6th-8th grade SBAC in ELA and Math
3-6   Book Fair
10    Art Show
17    Celebration of Learning
18    Choir Concert
25    Band/Orchestra Concert

Art Show - May 10th

Everyone is welcome to join Ms Xavier and her 6th grade - 8th grade Studio Art Class as they exhibit an array of art from this school year in the Wolf Den (also know as the Learning Commons) from 5:00-6:30. We'll be serving light refreshments. Come and meet these features artists and ask them about their works of art.

Celebration of Learning - May 17 

Please join us as students act as guides for the evening from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Listen to your child(ren) share what they are learning in each subject area.  Be ready to do some investigation, problem solving, and maybe get moving with the PE department.
Our Choir concert is May 18 and Band/Orchestra concert on May 25.  It's going to be a month to showcase student learning and achievement.

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.


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 Book Fair is Coming May 3rd - 6th!

We are so excited to support our incredible library, and librarian Jamie Baxter, while giving Mariposa and Tierra Linda students the opportunity to find their latest favorite read!
Book Fair hours are:
  • Tuesday May 3rd - Thursday May 5th, before school, during lunch, and after school and Friday, May 6th, before school.
  • Shop online May 2nd - 15th.
  • Parents/caregivers are allowed to be on campus to shop before school from 8:00am - 8:30am and after school from 3:05pm - 3:30pm.  
Ways to pay:
  • Send your student(s) to school with cash.
  • The easiest way to shop is to sign up for ewallet so your student(s) can shop in-person and/or online with a pre-loaded account. 
Thank you to everyone who has signed up to volunteer at the Book Fair. If you can help, there are still a few shifts available. Sign up Here

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

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

SCEF, in support of San Carlos schools, has long been committed to nurturing the “whole child.” This includes all aspects of the child's well-being, including: social-emotional, physical, creative, and cognitive capacities, in pursuit of every child reaching their fullest potential.

We know that the families of San Carlos support our schools, and we are calling on you to revisit your intended gift for this year. The suggested donation is $1500 per student, but please give at a level that works for your family. A donation of $4,000 or more includes special recognition as part of our Leadership Circle. Your support this spring is critical to ensuring that our students receive the whole child education they deserve next school year. Please give today!

Buy a Sunflower at Drop-off to Support Ukrainian Kids

On Thursday, April 28, Tierra Linda 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.

Parent Education Opportunities

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).

Raising Healthy Children and Adolescents: Mindful Parenting Practices (TK-12 Families) - April 28, 6:00-7:30pm
As caregivers of children and teens, we play a substantial role in teaching kids how to navigate difficult experiences. Join us for a workshop to explore mindful parenting and how it can support positive relationships with kids. Learn more.

NEW! Tests are standardized. Students are not. How does anxiety impact testing performance? Join Ned Johnson, bestselling author, speaker, and test prep expert, for Beyond Warriors and Worriers: Reducing Anxiety Around Test-Taking (May 5, Online).

When I Grow Up… (TK-8 Grade Students) - May 7, 10:00am-12:00pm
If you are a girl attending elementary school or middle school in Congresswoman Jackie Speier's District, please join her for “When I Grow Up,” an inspirational event that features exceptional women who have broken down barriers and made history in their fields. Help young women get inspired to make their own dreams come true! Learn more.

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

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!

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)

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.

COVID-19 Testing Available

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