May 1st, Weekly News

Principal's News

2      New Gaga Ball Court Opens
2-5   ELA SBAC testing for 6th-8th grade
4      SCEF Day and Make it Happen in May - Wear Green
9-13 Math SBAC testing for 6th-8th grade
13   School Social, dancing in the Quad, snack and games
We are starting to work on our course selection for next year. If your child is not returning to TL for the 2022-23 school year, please notify Ms. Carpenter, [email protected]. It is important that we have accurate enrollment information to best plan our courses.  
Students are focused and will being SBAC testing this week for ELA and next week for Math.  Students will also be taking the iReady benchmark assessments. These assessments help us understand the standards students have mastered and help us plan for instruction next year.  
The last day of school is Thursday, June 9 and it is a minimum day with at 1:00 p.m. dismissal.  Next year the first day of school is Wednesday, August 24.  Here is the link to the school calendar

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

SCEF Day is this Wednesday, May 4th–wear your GREEN!

It is the kick-off for our Make It Happen in May campaign. As we approach the end of the school year, and SCEF’s fiscal year, we are asking for your support to meet our fundraising goal of $3.2 million. We strive to ‘Make It Happen in May’ by asking donors to finalize their annual fund contributions during the month of May so that we can provide the School Board with a solid estimated grant amount to aid in their budget planning for next school year.
Please consider making your annual donation now. This is especially important if you donate via your employer’s workplace giving program, as it often takes 8 to 10 weeks for these donations to make their way to us. The suggested per student ask is $1,500 and our Leadership Circle begins at $4,000. However, donations of any level will make a difference for students next year.
Our 2021-22 fundraising calendar ends on June 30, 2022. You can make a donation today at Stock donations and Donor-Advised Fund gifts are welcome too. Contact [email protected] for more information


Gaga Ball is coming to TL thanks to PTA special projects, parent volunteers and funding.  Students learned about Gaga Ball after attending Jones Gulch and Westminster Woods. This will be an additional activity during recess and PE.  Thank you for all those people that made this happen at TL.
May PTA Meeting
We hope you can join us for our last PTA meeting of the year, Monday May 9th 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.)

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.


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 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:

Parent Education Opportunities

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).

NEW! What are ways to cultivate gratitude in your home and family? Carin Winter, MSW, founder and CEO of Mission Be, offers Cultivating Gratitude (How to Bring Gratitude Practices Into Your Home) (May 6, 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 -

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 Jennifer Smith at 650-590-5922.

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

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

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.