September 25, Weekly News

Principal’s News


3-7 Conferences, Minimum Day Schedule, Dismissal at 1pm

10 No School, Local Holiday

17 TLM PTA Meeting, 7pm

Conference week is Oct 3rd- 7th. Our goal with conferences is to make connections with families and learn about our students in order to best support them at school. Each day students dismiss at 1:00 pm. SamTrans does not adjust their schedule to provide an early bus. 

This year we will have two types of conferences:

  • Teacher requested conferences (including 504 plan meetings): You will receive an email from your child's teacher. 
  • Parent/Caregiver requested: are 8-10 minute student led group conferences. These conferences will highlight and celebrate student work and give you an insight into what your student is learning about this year. Please fill out this form by 5pm on Monday, September 26th, if you would like to request a conference. 

October Dates Added to TL Lunch Help Sign-up!

A huge thank you to those who helped this month with hot lunch distribution! It has made things much smoother and easier for both our hard-working lunch server and our students, and it would be wonderful if we could fill the October calendar with two helpers per day as well. Please sign up here to help. Thank you!

Tierra Linda/Mariposa PTA News Support the TLM PTA

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.

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!

Meet Your SCSD School Board Candidates!

In this November’s election, all five school board seats are on the ballot. The PTA Coordinating Council, in partnership with the San Carlos Education Foundation, is hosting a forum with all of the candidates running. The event will be moderated by the League of Women’s Voters of North and Central San Mateo County, and held on October 6th from 6:00-8:30 pm on zoom. More information here. Register at


District News

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Don’t miss the party of the year -SCEF’s Evening at TOWN
It’s back! Tickets are on sale for the SCEF Evening at TOWN fundraising dinner and silent auction. This is your chance to support our students while enjoying a fabulous meal and connecting with parents from around the district. Enjoy a fantastic evening while supporting our kids!

If you can’t attend, you can still participate! Check out:
- 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. Amazing items and experiences available for you to bid on and WIN!

San Carlos School Board Candidate Forum on October 6th, at 6pm on Zoom. Hosted by SCEF and PTA Coordinating Council, and moderated by League of Women Voters of San Mateo County. Please register to participate in the webinar. The Forum will be recorded.

TLM Breakfast and Lunch Ordering Reminders

Meal Ordering
Please be sure to order meals by 9:00 am on the Tuesday before you need breakfast/lunch at TheLunchMaster . Or better yet, order ahead for the entire month, then set yourself a reminder for the following month!

Cancel A Week In Advance For Days Your Child May Not Need Meals, Such As Early Release Wednesdays and Conference Week
Please remember to cancel breakfast/lunch orders the week prior if your child is not going to eat a meal at school -- especially on early release Wednesdays and during Conference week when students are dismissed early.

Make Sure Your Child Is Picking Up Meals
As we work to fine tune the school nutrition program, please let your child know if you ordered breakfast or lunch, as it greatly improves our efforts to reduce food waste.

Many thanks to our fabulous food servers and the awesome volunteers that have stepped up to help serve in a more timely manner!

21-Day Social & Racial Equity Challenge

The Community Foundation of San Carlos invites you to take a visible leadership role in joining the upcoming 21-Day Social & Racial Equity Challenge kicking off on Oct 1 and running the entire month of October. The challenge will culminate in a community conversation on Nov 1, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm facilitated by two professional community members, Bea Kim and Grace Chen.

Call to Action
We invite you to take on the challenge by submitting your participation via this form and encouraging others in our community to sign up as well. More info can be found on our website.

Upcoming Events:
- Sept 28 from 7 pm - 8 pm: Info session
- Nov 1 from 7 pm - 830 pm: Community conversation - Debrief on 21 day challenge

Please join us by accepting the challenge here!

Join the San Carlos School District Musical!

Get set for three months of comedy, adventure and hit Disney songs! All students in grades 4-8 are invited to join the cast of Disney's brand new musical DESCENDANTS, based on the popular Disney movies.

No experience is necessary and everyone who registers will be cast. Students in grades 6-8 will be members of the main cast and must attend a short, simple audition in order to be assigned roles. Students in grades 4-5 will be members of the show choir and do not need to audition. Get more information and register here.

- Main Cast Auditions held September 26-28
- Main Cast Rehearsals begin October 11
- Choir Rehearsals begin October 19
- Performances run January 20-22, 2023

Parent Education Opportunities

Ana Homayoun, founder, Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Allia Griffin, PhD, Santa Clara University, present High School 101: Helping Students Prepare for a Successful High School Experience (September 27, Online)

We all want to raise kind and thoughtful kids – but how can you do that? Author and developmental educator Deborah Farmer Kris offers advice on How to Help Kids Develop Their Emotional Vocabulary (September 29, Online).

Tony Wagner, PhD, bestselling author and global education expert, joins us for Learning by Heart: Creating “Innovation-Ready” Students for the Future. Don't miss this special opportunity! (October 6, Online).

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

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