October 9, Weekly News

Principal’s News



10 No School, Local Holiday

17 TLM PTA Meeting, 7pm

21 Picture Retake Day

28-Nov 10 SCEF Read-a-Thon


Conference Week

Last week we were able to connect and meet with parents/caregivers and students. We had 43 individual conferences and 110 parent requested, student led conferences.  The home to school connection and collaboration with families is key to student success and engagement. Thank you for your support.

Picture Make Up Day!

October 21st

We will call students out by grade.
If you ordered pictures and wish to exchange them, Student should  bring photo packet with them to photgrapher.
To order photos go to : mylifetouch.com pictures 
The code is now: EVT626J22



PTA Meeting, Monday October 17th, 7:00pm


Please join us for our October PTA meeting (rescheduled due to the school holiday), October 17th at 7p.m. on zoom (Meeting ID: 873 0852 7295, Passcode: 840037), agenda can be found here.


Become a PTA member and Donate! 


Thank you to all who have joined the TLM PTA! We have reached 100 members, which is exciting, but doesn’t put us at the 100% we are going for this year. 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 invite everyone to learn more and join 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.


Just a Few More October Helpers Needed for TL Lunch Help!

What a great crew we’ve had so far this month at lunch time! Our lunch server and our hungry students thank everyone for their help. If you have some availability towards the end of the month, please sign up here. Thank you!


San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

The 3rd Annual Read-a-thon is coming soon!
This event has been moved from winter and will coincide with many book fairs this fall. The dates are October 28th-November 10th. Stay tuned for early registration information.

Thank you to all who participated in the Evening at TOWN and our Fall Silent Auction and Raffle. A fantastic evening of adult fun and fundraising for our kids!

SLOW the F A S T Down

September is Pedestrian Safety Month in California and October is National Pedestrian Safety Month! In partnership with Safe Routes to School and the California Office of Traffic Safety, we would like to remind families to review the following tips to improve the safety of students walking to/from school and on school grounds.

- Do not speed and be sure to slow down at intersections!
- Be prepared to stop for pedestrians at marked and unmarked crosswalks.
- Stay off the phone when behind the wheel.
- Avoid blocking crosswalks while waiting to make a right-hand turn.
- Never drive impaired.

- Be predictable. Use signalized crosswalks where drivers anticipate foot traffic.
- Put phones, headphones and devices down when crossing the street.
- Watch for approaching vehicles and practice care when crossing the street. At 30 mph, a driver needs at least 90 feet to stop.
- If possible, walk with an adult or older sibling until you're ten years old.
- Make it easier for drivers to see you at night – wear light colors, reflective material and use a flashlight.
- Be careful crossing streets, entering crosswalks at night and on busier streets with higher speed limits.

Watch one of the following videos with your child to help teach them safe pedestrian practices:
- Pedestrian Safer Journey video (Elementary School) Federal Highway Administration (English) | (Spanish)
- Pedestrian Safer Journey video (Middle School) Federal Highway Administration (English) | (Spanish)
- Walk Safely video California Office of Traffic Safety – This video is only available in (English)

LunchMaster Letter to the Community

The LunchMaster, would like to thank you for your cooperation and understanding while their service was suspended. Please read their letter to our community to see the changes they have incorporated to streamline their service to clients.

SCSD Science/STEM Fair 22-23 - Interest Form Due Oct 14

The San Carlos School District Science Fair is a community-based mentoring program that complements and reinforces the California Standards for Science and supports student learning of the scientific method. SCSD students produce exceptional science fair projects that are competitive in the County, Bay Area and State competitions. The SCSD STEM Fair is the gateway to San Mateo County, Bay Area, California State and Broadcom National Science Fairs. San Carlos students regularly qualify and win awards from these prestigious events.

The Science/STEM Fair is open to all students in grades 5-8 attending San Carlos School District and San Carlos Charter. For more information, please visit the SCSD Website.

Complete the Science/STEM Interest Form by October 14 to receive additional communication and details.

Questions: email [email protected]rg

San Mateo County Reads

San Mateo County Reads 2022 is about to begin! This annual initiative by the San Mateo County Office of Education, Peninsula Library System, and libraries across the county fosters community and discussion through literacy.

The 2022 theme is Native Authors–Native Lives and the selected titles for students are:
- We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom and Michaela Goade (Picture Book, grades TK-3)
- Jingle Dancer by Cynthia Leitich Smith, Ying-Hwa Hu, and Cornelius Van Wright (Picture Book, grades TK-3)
- Rez Dogs by Joseph Bruchac (Poetry, grades 4–8), and
- Firekeeper’s Daughter by Angeline Boulley (Young Adult, grades 9–12)

More information about SMC Reads events and author visits is coming soon. Learn more.

Healthy Cities Tutoring Fall Workshops

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.

Parent Education Opportunities

NEW! How did the pandemic disrupt our children’s lives? NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz joins us to discuss her new book, The Stolen Year: How Covid Changed Children's Lives, and Where We Go Now (October 13, Online)

On October 19, we continue our fentanyl education series with Stacey Wisniewski, Prevention Solutions, Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation, in Fentanyl Prevention Education: How to Help Teens Make Healthy Decisions (October 19, Online)

NEW! How can you raise a well-balanced student? Denise Pope, PhD, co-founder, Challenge Success, Stanford Graduate School of Education, presents Raising a Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding a Culture of Stress (October 26, Online).

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

High School Fair - Oct 19

Belmont’s Youth Advisory Committee is hosting a High School Fair for local middle schoolers and their families on Wednesday, October 19th from 6:30pm-8pm at the Twin Pines Community Center. We will have 10 local public and private high schools attending.

This is an opportunity for middle schoolers and their families to connect with local public and private high schools. Click here for more information.

SMCOE - Fentanyl and Naloxone Awareness

San Mateo County Office of Education Update

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. New forms of fentanyl are constantly emerging, the most recent of which is “rainbow” fentanyl which is prepared to look like brightly colored candy to appeal to young people. It is critical that parents and students know that fentanyl is widely found in many forms in San Mateo, including mixed with other drugs. The number of overdoses and deaths by fentanyl among youth in San Mateo has increased. Read here for more informative resources available to help parents and students learn about the deadly impacts of fentanyl.

Naloxone is a life-saving medication that reverses an opioid overdose while having little to no effect on an individual if opioids are not present in their system. SMCOE and the Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities are working with San Mateo County Health (SMCH) on a Naloxone Protocol for Schools Toolkit and to secure a supply for school districts in the county through NDP. More information and training for school district leaders is forthcoming.

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
- 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.