September 12th, Weekly News

Principal’s News


25 San Carlos Day of Service returns!


3-7 Conference Week, Minimum Day Schedule, dismissal at 1:00 p.m.

10 No School, local holiday 

Order School Pictures 

Lifetouch took pictures in P.E. classes or elective classes on Friday, Sept 9. It's not too late to order!
Go to: use this school ID: EVTDJWM9W If you have questions contact Cori at [email protected]

AMC 8 Sign ups! 


American Math Competition

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:

Library News

September 2022: A Message from our librarian, Ms. Baxter:

Welcome back to school! The 2022/2023 school year promises to be very exciting.  This year the library will be hosting various events/activities each month.
September kicks off our "Around-the-World" Book Reading Challenge.  The theme, based on Jules Verne's best-selling novel, “Around the World in 80 Days”, challenges students to read books whose settings are from different countries and continents around the world.  With each book finished, students will be given a dot to place on a giant map in the library corresponding to where the book was set.  By the end of the year, we will be able to see from which continents (and countries) we’ve read the most and what new books we want to add to the global offering to continue to broaden and diversify our already inclusive selection of books.
In addition to the "Around-the-World" challenge, we will be celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month, September 15th - October 15th as well as Banned Books Week, which runs from September 18th - September 22nd.  
I’m excited to begin class visits, and by all means...please send your children to me for book recommendations!
Ms. Baxter


Carlmont High School Transitions

Yes, we have just started school and there is already news to report about transitioning to high school for our 8th graders.  All the information can be found on the Carlmont High School website or by clicking on this  link. Some of the dates are coming up in early November starting with address verification.  Whenever there is a new Carlmont Corner, I will send it out to our eighth grade families. Carlmont Corner Fall 2022 If you attend a feeder middle school and would like to receive our newsletter in your inbox, or have any questions about 8th Grade transition to Carlmont,  please click here to send CHS an email.

COVID Reminders & Testing Options

If your child is experiencing symptoms, please keep them home and give them a rapid antigen test. Staying home when sick can lower the risk of spreading infectious diseases to other people and testing remains a key mitigation layer to detect and curb transmission of COVID-19.  If your child tests positive for COVID-19 or your household is in need of additional test kits, please contact your school site as soon as possible.

Testing Resources
- Worksite Labs - Arroyo Upper Elementary (Patio 3) - Sign-up for testing at Arroyo
- Curative - Central Middle School (parking lot) - Sign-up for testing at Central
- Curative - Tierra Linda Middle School (parking lot) - Sign-up for testing at Tierra Linda
- Other Community-Based Testing Sites in San Mateo County
COVID-19 Testing for Schools and Students - Find up-to-date resources on testing in districts and schools as well as at home.

Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA News

TLM PTA Meeting on Zoom September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

We welcome you to join us for our first PTA meeting Monday, September 12th at 7:00 pm on zoom. We will go over the programs we support here at TL and invite input into this year’s community building efforts and family events. Please find the agenda here.

All our TL community is encouraged to attend, but if you would like to vote at the meeting please make sure you are a PTA member with dues paid prior to Monday’s zoom. More information on how to join below. 


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.


Help with lunch service is urgently needed! The volunteer help we had during the first few days of school made all the difference in keeping the lines moving and getting our students their meals with enough time to eat. Now that The Lunchmaster is in full swing, our one lunch server needs help more than ever! If you can spare an hour once a week, a few times a week, or all five days, it would make a huge difference for our hungry kids and our hard working food server. If you can help, sign up here. Thank you! 

Lunch service times:

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday 10:35 - 11:35 a.m.

Thursday 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.


Additional Volunteer Opportunities: There are a number of positions we are hoping to fill on our TLM PTA board and in support of PTA events and activities. Please have a look and sign up here!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Fall into Fundraising Fun
We are kicking off the school year, and welcoming fall with some great opportunities for you to win great experiences and items while supporting your school:
- SCEF Raffle: Will you be the lucky winner? Get tickets for yourself and your teachers!
- Fall Silent Auction: Opens September 26th and closes October 2nd. Information and link to auction site coming soon!
- 3rd Annual SCEF Read-a-thon: October 28th-November 10th: The districtwide read-a-thon has been moved from winter to integrate with our schools’ book fairs. Look for much more information in the coming weeks.

Healthy Cities Tutoring Fall Workshops

New Tutor Orientation on Zoom
Two sessions to choose from: September 21 or October 5, 7:00-7:30 pm. Are you a new volunteer tutor? Interested in becoming a tutor but want to learn more first? Join other new tutors and learn more about HCT and our program, meet our staff and have all your questions answered! Learn more and RSVP

Fall Training: Tutor Tips Workshop
Don't miss our Fall Tutor Tips Training led by HCT staff and teachers from our schools. Learn valuable techniques for engaging and supporting your students. Learn more and RSVP. Two sessions to choose from:
- Wednesday, October 12, 10:30 – 11:30 am- San Carlos Public Library - RSVP here
- Wednesday, October 19, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Clifford Elementary School Library - RSVP here

Volunteer and make a difference for students in our community!
Become a volunteer tutor and in one hour a week you can change a life! It’s a fun and rewarding way to give back to your community and stay engaged with our local schools. One hour a week – Flexible times – No previous experience needed (training provided!) – Ages 14-99 – Training provided – Earn community service hours. Click here for more information

San Carlos Day of Service

Celebrate our community by doing your part to make it even better! After a three year long hiatus, the San Carlos Day of Service returns on September 25th, and local organizations need YOUR help! Whether you’re planting a tree with friends, donating much-needed items or food, or organizing a cleanup, your good works will make a lasting impact. Join your fellow volunteers for a morning celebration at the San Carlos Youth Center, then make your way to your own project location to start the day with a charitable project of your choice. Learn more about the return of the San Carlos Day of Service and choose your favorite project at!

Register for the Gender Spectrum Family Conference!

Gender Spectrum is hosting a virtual conference on October 1-2, for parents, guardians and other caregivers to help them learn to support their transgender youth. Participants will engage in programming and acquire resources designed to build their capacity to support young people around issues of gender. Explore offerings and register here!

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

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!

Parent Education Opportunities

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 Feels Awful) (September 14, Online).

We've all heard that stress is harmful, but can it be good for students? Join Kelly McGonigal, PhD, author and Stanford health psychologist, for The Upside of Stress: Why Stress is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It (September 22, 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, 12:00-1:30 pm, sign up here.

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