May 30th, Weeky News

Principal's News


30 No school-Memorial Day Observance


3  8th grade Promotion Practice, 9:00 - 12:00 p.m.

6  8th grade Great America Field Trip, 9:30 - 4:00 p.m.

7  8th grade Promotion Practice, 8:40 - 12:00 p.m.

8 8th grade events

  • 8:40 - 11:15 Promotion Practice
  • 3:15 p.m. 8th graders arrive at TL Learning Commons to pick up a gown and line up
  • 4:00 p.m. 8th grade Promotion Ceremony on the TL Field, all family/friends welcome to attend/watch. No tickets required
  • 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. 8th grade Celebration/Dance for TL 8th graders only

9 Last day of school. 8th grade Brunch from 11:15-1:00 p.m.  All students dismiss at 1:00 p.m.

TL Students Walkout to Show Support and Leadership

On Thursday during Advisory, TL students planned a walkout to the field to show support for the community of Uvalde, Texas and all those impacted by gun violence. We appreciate our student leadership and the guidance of teachers, staff, and Ms. Gulati for making this a safe event.

At TL, building community and relationships is the focus, so we can create a safe, nurturing learning environment. We are here to help. Please reach out to staff, our school counselor Ms. Garlick, teachers, or administrators if your child is in need of support.

The Last Two Weeks of School

Students should be checking grades in Illuminate and working with teachers to complete and turn in all work by June 8.  We have much to celebrate at the end of the school year.  The last day of school is a minimum day on June 9 with 1:00 p.m. dismissal. The first day of school next year is August 24.

8th Grade Promotion and Celebration/Dance

On June 8th, 8th graders will meet in the Learning Commons at 3:15 p.m. to put on a maroon gown and line up for the Promotion Ceremony.  Students can wear clothes that are comfortable and suitable for the hot weather. The Promotion Ceremony is all outside on the field.  Students will walk on the grass and sit in chairs on the field.  For the Promotion Dance/Celebration, students can wear comfy, casual, or dress clothes.  They will need to stay at TL from 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. and this event is supervised by staff, teachers, and administrators.  We are grateful for our 8th grade parent Promotion Committee for all the fun surprises they have planned.  More specific details about the Great America field trip will go out this week to 8th graders and their families.


As we close out the 2021 - 22 school year, we’d like to thank you for your generous contributions to the TLM PTA. Because of your volunteer efforts and donations, we’re able to support our teachers and staff, build community, and enrich the school day for all our children.  

Looking ahead, we are excited to announce that we are partnering with the San Carlos Education Foundation to streamline and simplify fundraising across the district. 

Beginning next school year, all fundraising will be led by the capable team at SCEF. PTAs will not hold separate fundraising drives as we have in the past. This efficient new model provides clarity and simplicity to donors. At the same time, it frees up the PTA to focus on our core community building mission.

This Fall, the annual SCEF suggested donation will increase to include funding for PTA budgets. While fundraising messages will come directly from SCEF, your donations will support the activities you have come to expect from your PTA, in addition to the educators and programs that SCEF has always funded.

Once again, thank you! We appreciate your continued support. Stay tuned over the summer for more information about SCEF's expanded role in supporting our students and our schools.
Michele Lago, TLM PTA President and Sheila Brar, TLM PTA Exec VP
Honorary Service Awards Celebration - June 7th
Join us for the last parent coffee of the year! We will celebrate Honorary Service Award Winners on Tuesday, June 7th at 8:40am at the Mariposa picnic tables. All are welcome to attend. We are excited to honor the incredible Mariposa and Tierra Linda volunteers who have made such a positive impact on our school community this year. 
Retirement Party for Heather School's Pam Jasso & Sandy Walker - June 8th 
You are invited to join the Heather community for a retirement celebration in honor of Heather School's principal, Pam Jasso and 3rd grade teacher, Sandy Walker. The event is Wednesday, June 8th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm at Heather School Amphitheater. It will be wonderful to have current and former students and families send them off in celebration to new adventures!

8th Grade Promotion Festivities-Don't Forget your donation or scholarship request

We’re extending the donation deadline for your 8th grader to participate in all the fun ahead. 
The new deadline for the one time fee of $75 per student (payable here: is May 31st.  Payment can also be submitted via check or cash to Cori in the school office.
This fee covers a day at Great America, including buses, a party with a DJ, a brunch and a ceremony. We are counting on your contributions in order to make all this happen. If your student is in need of a scholarship for these activities, please reach out directly to Ms. Ugrin, [email protected] or Ms. Gulati, [email protected]
And there are still volunteer opportunities available to help make your student’s final chapter of middle school one they’ll never forget. 

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Check out the SCEF Draft Donor Roll
In a year of seeking a “new normal” YOU helped us support students at every San Carlos public school. Thank you for believing in SCEF and showing up for our students by participating in our 2nd annual Read-A-Thon, Virtual Gala and online auction and the Make It Happen in May campaign. You donated, employers matched, community members pitched-in, local businesses sponsored and new developments and companies committed to sustain the public schools in San Carlos.

We appreciate every single contribution that gets us closer to our $3.2 million goal. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations to SCEF this year (fiscal year ending 6/30/2022) and if there are any errors or omissions please let Scott Cleaveland know at [email protected]. You can still make a gift to support the 2022-23 school year at

Parent/Caregiver Education Opportunities

NEW! On June 16th, we welcome Ashish Goel, designer, entrepreneur, and former teaching fellow at the Stanford, to discuss his new book, Drawing on Courage: Risks Worth Taking and Stands Worth Making (Online). Please join us!

With over 55,000 views, The Parent Education Series Video Library has become a popular and trusted resource. Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel for access to 180+ Parent Ed Series events. Watch a video today and share with family and friends! New recordings include Fentanyl Prevention Education; How to Support Your Upset Child or Teen; El Respeto y Mis Hijos; and Keeping Lines of Communication Open with Your Child or Teen.

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

San Carlos United Soccer

San Carlos United is holding Open Tryouts for our Fall 2022 teams now through mid-June. Tryouts are for boys and girls born between 2005 - 2015.

Please register online: and you will be contacted by the respective age group regarding a tryout.

We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!

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.

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