May 14, Weekly News

Principal's News

17 Celebration of Learning 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Takes place in student classrooms and gym
18 Choir Concert 6:30 p.m.
21 San Carlos Hometown Days
25 Band and Orchestra Concert, begins at 5:30 p.m. with 6th grade, approximately 6:15 p.m. 7th grade, 
     approximately 7:00 p.m. 8th grade
30 Memorial Day, No School

Spring Social at TL - Success!

On Friday, May 13, we had our first Spring Social at TL. Students were able to come and hang out, dance, play ping pong, take photos, eat pizza and snacks, and socialize with friends.  Special thanks to our ASB/Leadership, Ms. Smith, Ms. Fenech, Ms. Carpenter, Ms. Nida, Ms. Painter, Ms. Decker, Ms. Plageman, Ms. Oliverio, Ms. Garlick, Mr. Kneebone, and Ms. Tetreault for making this a successful event. We plan to have more of these type socials next year. 

Not so Lost Items...So Many FOUND

When you come for the Celebration of Learning on May 17, be sure to check the Lost and Found Area at TL (located behind the Learning Commons) for all the items that have been left behind at school.  There are water bottles, lunch boxes, coats and sweatshirts.  One might belong to your middle schooler.

San Carlos Bikes

Bike to School/Work/Wherever Days

Happy Bike Month of May! Friday, May 20 is Bike to School/Work Day. Everyone who can is encouraged to ride bikes & wheels to school with family, friends and neighbors every day, but especially on Friday, May 20 for this beloved annual event. This year, if you pledge yourself and/or family members to ride (to anywhere) between May 20-22, you can get special bike swag & a 2022 messenger bag at an Energizer Station. All riders are welcome at any Energizer Station, which are located throughout the Bay Area, for offer refreshments & encouragement.

Nearby Energizer Stations include:

Carlmont High School, Alameda de las Pulgas @ Chula Vista, Belmont (Fri, 5/20, 6:00-9:00am)
Hopkins @ Alameda, RWC (Fri, 5/20, 7:00-9:00am)
San Carlos Public Library, San Carlos (Fri, 5/20, 2:00-4:30pm)
Hometown Days @ Burton Park, Bocce Ball Area (Sat, 5/21, 10am-6pm)
Redwood City Public Library, RWC, (Sat, 5/21, 10am-Noon)
All Area Bike Shops (normal business hours)
To pledge to ride and for more information on Bike to Work/School/Wherever Days and the locations of the Energizer Stations:

TL-Mariposa PTA News

Honorary Service Awards – Nominations Open!
PTA’s Honorary Service Awards is our annual recognition of parents, teachers and administrators who have made significant contributions in service of our TLM students and community. Nominations are open through Monday, May 23rd HERE. We will celebrate Honorary Service Award Winners at a coffee on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:40am at the Mariposa picnic tables. All are welcome to attend.
8th Grade Promotion Events
We’re less than a month out from our 8th grade promotion festivities— get excited! In their final days at Tierra Linda, our soon-to-be-high schoolers have a day at Great America, a party with a DJ, a brunch and a promotion ceremony to look forward to. But to make all this fun happen, we need your help. We’re asking for a one-time fee of $75 payable in CheddarUp here: If you haven't already paid, please pay by May 20 so that we may finalize our plans. There are also a limited number of volunteer opportunities that we need help with. 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:
Carlmont High School SPIRIT WEAR available to purchase online.  
Makes great 8th Grade grad gifts. Last day to place an order is May 24th. Pick-ups must be made by May 26th.
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San Carlos School Library Book Sale

Are your bookshelves overflowing?  Is it time for some Spring Cleaning?   The San Carlos School District librarians host a Hometown Days book sales booth.  But we can't do it without your help.  We are accepting any gently used books from preschool to adult.  All proceed will be redistributed among the librarians for new book purchases in their libraries.  If you have any donations please drop them off at the Tierra Linda office between now and Friday, May 20.   Your help is greatly appreciated. 

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

This weekend is Hometown Days, and after 2 long years we invite you to the SCEF Celebrates Music concert at Burton Park at 5:30pm on Friday, 5/20. Bring your blanket and picnic and enjoy our amazing middle school musicians!

Thanks to all for your participation in our SCEF Day kick-off for the Make It Happen in May campaign. As we approach the end of the school year, and the end of the San Carlos Education Foundation’s fiscal year, we are asking for your support to meet our fundraising goal of $3.2 million–we still have $1 million to go!. Our suggested donation is $1,500 per student and Leadership Circle begins at $4,000. However, gifts of any amount are valued and help us meet our goal. 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.

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. What this means in your child’s school day: smaller elementary class sizes, school counselors and social-emotional programs, libraries and librarians, middle school electives (including band & orchestra), Teacher Innovation Grants, iPads, Chromebooks and the support of a Tech Associate, Music For Minors, Legarza PE, professional development for teachers, support for school-site needs through a principal fund.

Please consider making your annual donation TODAY. Our 2021-22 fundraising calendar ends on June 30, 2022. You can make a donation today at Matching corporate gifts, stock donations and Donor-Advised Fund gifts are welcome too. Contact [email protected]rg for more information.

Join the San Carlos Hometown Days Pre-Parade Roll

SATURDAY - May 21, 9:30 a.m., just before the Hometown Days Parade

Bicyclists & wheel riders (human-powered) enjoy open Laurel Street before the parade. All ages welcome. Decorations & costumes encouraged! At 9:30 am gather on Laurel Street @ San Carlos Avenue to ride route, ends at Burton Park. Park your bikes & wheels in the Bocce Ball area, or head back to watch or join in the Parade. Free Valet Parking for Bikes/Wheels in Bocce Ball area, Burton Park.

Biking/riding to events encouraged! Hours - Saturday 10:00am - 6:00 pm Sunday 10:00am - 5:00 pm. More Info: & [email protected]m

SamTrans Bus Route Study

SamTrans is conducting a study to help determine how to speed up travel times and enhance reliability on Route ECR – SamTrans busiest bus route and are asking for your help in getting input from the school community. Public outreach ends on May 20.

The community is being asked to provide input on the draft improvements – online, by phone to Customer Service or at the May 19 virtual community meeting. For more information on the study and how the public can submit their comments, visit or by calling Customer Service at 1-800-660-4287.

Rock Band Summer Camp at White Oaks

Have you ever wanted to play in a rock band? Do you want to learn a new instrument? Or do you want to get better at one you already play? Join us this summer at Rock Band Camp with Hummingbird Music School! Campers will be immersed in live music and performance, experiencing what it’s like to be in a rock band with fellow musicians and bandmates!

Camp will be held throughout June and July at White Oaks. One-week sessions run from Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.

Sign up to learn either guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, keyboard, winds or vocals. Campers will together form a band, attend daily band rehearsals, participate in music workshops, and perform with their band in a live showcase at the end of the week. Bands will be formed on the first day of camp, based on experience level and/or age. Campers can choose to form a band with friends!

All skill levels are welcome. Campers may bring their own instruments, or can rent an instrument from Hummingbird.

For more information and to register, visit:

Parent Education Opportunities

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.
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- 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 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