September 4, Weekly News

Principal's News

5 No School Labor Day Holiday
12 PTA Meeting 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom

We were excited to see parents/caregivers at our Back-to-School Night Event last Thursday.  If you missed it, here are the slides for the welcome overview.  BTSN Slides

Building the Social Contract

This week in Advisory and other classes teachers and students worked together to build a social contract. Our Social Contract is an agreement of behavior. The goal is a self-managing group of students.  Students want to be treated with respect, empathy, compassion, and feel included while remembering to have humor and laughter. We also kicked off the year with behavior expectations with Zoom assemblies and learned about PAWS:

Practice Safety

Accept Responsibility

Work Ethically

Show Respect

Students are acknowledged for following PAWS and can earn a Wolf Paw.  We had our first Zoom announcement assembly on Thursday and ASB/Leadership gave announcements.

Cell Phones

Cell phones should be turned off and put away from the first bell in the morning to start school until the end of the day.  Students are not permitted to record videos and post them on social media.  

Here is our progressive discipline policy on cell phones:

Devices being used during the school day (whether during class, a passing period, recess, or lunch) will follow the following progressive discipline will be applied: 

  • First Violation:  Warning-phone/device stored in the office until the end of the day. Students must speak with a teacher or administrator to review rules and future consequences before the phone is returned.
  • Second Violation:  Same consequences as above and the parent/guardian is contacted.
  • Third Violation:  Same consequences as above and the parent/guardian is contacted.  Students are no longer permitted to have a cell phone at school, or must turn the device into the office each morning.

AMC 8 Sign ups! Math Club with Mr. De

The AMC 8 is a national contest for middle school students and it will be offered at TL on January 23rd. Joining the Math Club is required and requires one day a week of practice after school.  Students should sign up on this form by September 16th in order to secure their spot:

School Pictures - September 9, 2022

Lifetouch will be taking pictures in P.E. classes or  elective classes on Friday.Pictures will be taken in the M/U room. If you wish to purchase pictures.
Go to: use this school ID: EVTDJWM9W
If you have questions contact Cori at [email protected]


Welcome back to school, parents and families! The Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA is an active volunteer group on campus that is proud to support teacher grants, school assemblies, campus beautification, community-building events, and so much more.
You can support the TLM PTA in many ways:
Become a PTA member and Donate: As a member of the TLM PTA, you are a voice for our kids and part of the largest child advocacy program in the country.  We are going for 100% membership this year and invite everyone to learn more here This year, the TLM PTA is partnering with the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) to streamline and simplify fundraising across the district. Your donation will fund vital district programs as well as support our PTA, find more information here,

Membership and Fundraising

Volunteer Opportunities: There are a number of positions we are hoping to fill with our TLM PTA board (sign-up here)

Meetings: Please join us for our first PTA meeting Monday, September 12th at 7:00 pm on zoom. Agenda is here

San Carlos Education Foundation

Why do we need an Education Foundation in San Carlos?

Since our founding in 1982, the San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF) has worked to meet the needs of our local schools when state funding for public schools has been insufficient to meet the needs of students. 40 years later we are still making a difference in our local schools. Watch our video to find out why SCEF continues to work to raise funds to supplement the district’s budget so that our students have access to music, arts, library, electives, mental health services, technology and more. We are grateful for all of you who have supported SCEF and strong schools for 40 years!

- Remember to join your school PTA on your school website
- Check out the many Ways to Give to plan your donation to SCEF this school year

NEW 15 Mile Per Hour School Zones

The speed limit for 15 streets adjacent to school sites have be lowered to 15 miles per hour. Please be extra cautious and mindful while driving in school zones. The Sheriff’s Office has deployed message boards to communicate the new speed limit in school zones. Please see the City of San Carlos' newsletter for more details. The following streets are affected:

Cedar St. - Cherry St. - Arroyo Ave.
Arroyo Ave. - Cedar St. - Elm St.
Chestnut St. - Baytree Rd. - Cherry St.
Phelps Rd. - Arguello Park - San Carlos Ave.
Arundel Rd. - Arundel Elementary School - San Carlos Ave.
San Carlos Ave. - Wellington Dr. - Phelps Rd.
Belle Ave. - Upper Lupin Way - Knoll Dr.
Tamarack Ave. - Elizabeth St. - Arroyo Ave.
Dartmouth Ave. - San Carlos Ave. - Wellington Dr.
Clifford Ave. - Eaton Ave. - Belle Roche Ave.
Melendy Dr. - Portofino Dr. - Hewitt Dr.
Cedar St. - Belmont Ave. - Saint Francis Way
White Oak Way - Park Ave. - White Oaks Elementary School
White Oak Way - White Oaks Elementary School - Chestnut St.
Fairmont Ave. - Park Ave. - Cedar St.

Give Your Safe Routes to School Feedback Today!

The draft plans for our schools' Safe Routes to School plans have been extended until September 16- please check the drafts out here, and ensure they align with your vision for the areas around schools re: walking, biking, and driving safely. If they don't, you can add in your feedback and comments!

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

All month, the City of San Carlos will be promoting suicide prevention awareness by connecting our community with information, resources, and support.

988 is the new number for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. You can call or text 988, or web chat a counselor at for free, 24/7 confidential support.

Please note that the previous National Suicide Prevention Line (1-800-273-8255) will still continue to function.

For additional information and crisis and prevention resources, please visit

Walk and Roll to School Poster Contest Submission deadline September 16

San Mateo County Safe Routes to School (Open to Students in All Grades)
Submission deadline September 16

Calling all San Mateo County student artists! Help promote International Walk to School Day on October 12th! Students may submit original artwork or use the template - Learn more from Entry Rules (English | Spanish) and example Multigenerational Travel Diary (English | Spanish).

Parent Education Opportunities

What should parents know about the risks of fentanyl use? This fall, we offer Fentanyl Prevention Education in Spanish (September 6, Online) and English (October 19, Online) by Prevention Solutions, Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation.

Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:30–6:30pm (Online)

How can you build belonging in your family and community? Susie Wise, PhD, continues our series with the Stanford in Design for Belonging: How to Build Inclusion and Collaboration in Your Communities (September 8, Online).

NEW! Want to help your children discover awe and wonder? Join Deborah Farmer Kris, author, developmental expert, and founder of Parenthood365, for How to Raise Awe-Filled Kids (Even When the World Feel Awful) (September 14, Online).

Children's Health Council's Free Parent Anxiety Support Group. Various stressors as well as consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health have impacted increases of anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and fears in children and adolescents. Parenting during these challenging times has truly tested parents and kids alike. Join other parents to share concerns and strategies in navigating uncertainty and hope. The next meeting is September 22, 12:00-1:30pmsign up here.

Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
Parent Venture Series Events -
Carlmont High School Girl’s Basketball Camp
WHEN” Oct 22, 2022.  TIME: 9:00 AM-1:00 PM  Check in opens at 8:45am Location: CARLMONT High School - MAIN GYM Registration Fee: $60 – Due on the morning of the camp. Experience a High School practice running the same drills used by our Carlmont Girls teams. To Register, Please Contact: Coach Rich Stephens, Carlmont High School Varsity Head Coach, Email: [email protected] Phone: (415) 269-9845