June 6, Weekly News

Principal's News

6       8th grade Great America field trip
7       PTA Honorary Service Awards
8       8th grade Promotion Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. and 8th grade Celebration/Dance from 8:00-   
         10:00 p.m
9       Last Day of School, dismissal at 1:00 p.m. 11:15-1:00 p.m. 8th grade Brunch

Congratulations, 8th Grade Class of 2022

There is a separate communication to only 8th graders and parents/caregivers about the end of year events this coming week.  We are truly grateful to students, parents, caregivers, teachers, and staff for making this a memorable and successful year.  We wish all our students continued success in high school and beyond.  We know they are off to do great things.


Our yearbook is in and was given to 8th graders on Friday. We have planned to give out yearbooks to 7th and 6th graders on Monday or Tuesday.  Thank you to our yearbook committee, Ms. Zamecki, and Amy Nguyen for working to get this book completed.  We have a few books available for purchase.  If your child would like a yearbook, contact Ms. Zamecki, [email protected].  The cost is $50 and we can only accept cash.

TL-Mariposa PTA News

Thank you for supporting the TLM PTA Coffee Cart!

On Friday, June 3rd, we were able to provide a barista, coffee cake and fruit for the TLM staff as one last staff event for the school year. A special thank you to Molly Nguyen for preparing all the fruit, and to both Mari Strahorn and Molly Nguyen for delivering coffees from the barista to the staff.

This year the TLM PTA put together 11 staff events with your support.  We are thankful to be able to give them these gestures of thank you and appreciation for all they do! Thanks for supporting the TLM PTA this year!

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! We are putting together a gift basket filled with Mrs. Jasso’s and Mrs. Walkers favorite things. To contribute, PayPal @velvetalainesnow or contact [email protected]

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Don’t Delay, Donate Today!

We still have $400,000 to raise to fulfill our commitment for the 2022-23 school year. Your donations will help fund key educator positions in every school allowing students to have access to Counselors and Social Emotional programs, PE, Music, Technology, Hands-On Science, access to libraries and more. Every contribution is appreciated to help us achieve our $3.2 million goal. Please make a gift today to support the San Carlos students over the next school year at https://scefkids.org/donate/.

We Love our Donors and Sponsors
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.

As we end the school year, we want to recognize to these businesses that supported SCEF: Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Premia Capital and Prince St. Properties, Sereno Real Estate- Bob Bredel, Laura Bertolacci, Alana Corso, Tatum Clarke & Joyce Romeo, Black Mountain Properties, Presidio Bay Ventures, CB Showers, Peninsula Chemical Company, California Water Service, Chang Orthodontics, Lyngso Garden Materials, Kurth Orthodontics, County Consumer Plumbing, Tavarez Orthodontics, Wendy Wood Design, JMS Development Partners, John McAfee-State Farm Insurance, Northwall Builders, Roberts Market, Hummingbird Music School, Kindercourt and all of the other small businesses and individuals who donated to our auctions. To learn how you can become a SCEF Business Sponsor, click here.

San Carlos School District HSI Newsletter Spring 2022

Sequoia Healthcare District (SHD) is a wellness partner to 8 South San Mateo County school districts under the Healthy Schools Initiative (HSI). The spring 2022 issue of the HSI newsletter includes updates from your school district about new supports and programs. Click here.

San Carlos Park & Recreation - Pride in the Park - June 11

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

Parent Education Opportunities

NEW! On June 16th, we welcome Ashish Goel, designer, entrepreneur, and former teaching fellow at the Stanford d.school, 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

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)

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.

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, click here