October 16, Weekly News



17 TLM PTA Meeting, 7pm

21 Picture Make Up Day

28- Nov 10 SCEF Read-a-Thon


11 No School, Veterans Day Observance

17 7th and 8th grade basketball season begins


School Site Council Approves Emergency Response Plan

Our SSC meets six times a year on the second Thursday of the month from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in person or on Zoom.  If you would like to learn more about our school and the site plan, please join SSC by emailing Kristen Ugrin, [email protected] or Theresa Fox, [email protected].

Emergency Response and student release: Please keep your emergency contact information updated.

In the event of an emergency:

  • We can only release to those persons listed as an emergency contact
  • We will send updates through school messenger and our website
  • In case of evacuation, please check our school website or wait for a message. Do not call the school.
  • Releasing students after an emergency may take several hours
  • Student release is dependent on being cleared by law enforcement or the agency in charge at the time

Picture Make Up Day! October 21st

We will call students out of class by grade to take a retake photo. If you ordered pictures and wish to exchange them, students should bring photo packet with them and return to the photographer.
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 

We have more than 100 PTA members! Thank you to all who have joined. This year we are going for 100% membership. 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 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.



San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

SCEF Read-A-Thon is around the corner!
Register early and attend our Kick-Off event at the Reading Bug

Get your kids to REGISTER EARLY and they’ll be entered into a drawing to win Warriors tickets or gift cards to Boba Guys, Reading Bug, Gelataio, Tutti Frutti.
PLUS Parents enter the drawing to win a Cuisinett $100 Gift Card.
Early Registration runs October 17-21. Register here.

Mark your calendars for the SCEF Read-a-thon Kick off event!
At The Reading Bug Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 2:00pm
Join us for storytime, giveaways, a scavenger hunt and more.
Don't forget to pick up your SCEF bookmark!

Participate in our 12th annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back!
Drop extra candy November 1-3rd, at your school’s office and it will be donated to Operation Gratitude and sent to our troops. Drs. Chang, Amin, and Kaher will donate $1 per pound of wrapped candy to SCEF.

Ballots are in the mail, and the field of school board candidates is amazing!
Watch the San Carlos School Board Candidate Forum held earlier this month, hosted by SCEF and PTA Coordinating Council, and moderated by League of Women Voters of San Mateo County.

What’s Next for SCSD Schools? Share Your Ideas to Inform Our Strategic Plan Refresh

Your input will be invaluable to co-create a resulting roadmap to inform next steps for our learners. We want to hear from you, so here are upcoming opportunities to share your feedback:

Complete our new strategic planning survey online before November 30. The survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in Spanish and English:
To take the survey in English, click for survey link.
Para realizar esta encuesta en Español, haga clic aquí.

Participate in a strategic planning community meeting to learn more about the process, receive an update on recently collected input, and join us for a real-time brainstorm as we think together about future opportunities for SCSD and our students. To join us for a live session, please click here to RSVP and select from the following:
- Wednesday, October 26, 4:00 - 5:30 pm at Arroyo Upper Elementary Learning Commons
- Thursday, November 3, 8:45 - 10:15 am, Tierra Linda Middle School Multi-Use Room
- Date TBD, Ravenswood YMCA
- Date TBD, Joint Strategic Plan & Facilities Master Plan Meeting

All feedback will be brought back and considered by a Design Team to represent thinking across all interested groups, identify themes, and revise the objectives and directions regarding Teaching and Learning, Social Emotional Learning and Learning Spaces. For more information on our Strategic Plan and process, please visit our website.

Basketball Interest Forms!

We are excited for our 2022-23 season! Please note we will field at least 1 A and 1 B team for each grade for all of SCSD for BASKETBALL this year (see below for more information). If we can recruit additional parent coaches and there is enough interest as well as space, we will do our best to field 1 B team per school or 2 per grade. Please fill out this SCSD BASKETBALL Interest Form ASAP.

Once team selections have been made, we will send registration information to each player. In order to play you will need to register for the season for a price of $325 (scholarships are available for families in need). Your fee covers coaches, scorekeepers, referees, uniforms, insurance, equipment, and league fees. The school district receives no revenue from the sports programs.

The 7th/8th grade season will run from November 14-January 24. Playoffs will take place the week of January 19. The 6th grade season will run from February 6-March 20. Playoffs will take place the week of March 20.

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.

Community Foundation of San Carlos 2nd Annual "Stand United Against Hate' Poetry Slam!

In celebration of United Against Hate Week (Nov 13 - Nov 19), the Community Foundation of San Carlos and Devil's Canyon Brewing Co. is throwing its 2nd annual 'Stand United Against Hate' Poetry Slam! Stand in solidarity for UAH and download a 'San Carlos Stands United Against Hate' poster here!

Last year, we had talented and brave community members bring their craft and whole selves into the poetry slam to share their stories of what it means to stand united against hate. It was magical to see the power of community building and we hope you join us this year to do the same! Deadline for poetry submission is Tues, Nov 1 via this link or refer to the attached flyer for more info.

Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day Poster Contest

Students in all grades are encouraged to submit their original artwork inspired by Ruby Bridges, the six year old who became a symbol of courage, bravery, and social justice during the civil rights movement.
Submit your poster by October 25. Winning entries will be shared with schools countywide to promote Ruby Bridges Walk to School Day on November 14!
Learn more about Ruby Bridges: bit.ly/RBridgesSMCOE
Contest details:
#RBWTSD #RubyBridges #WalkwithRuby

State-Subsidized Preschool Spaces Now Available at Arundel Elementary

The San Carlos Early Learning Center has space available in our new, part-day, California State Preschool Program (CSPP) class at Arundel from 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Student tuition may be covered for families that qualify, based on income.

Visit our San Carlos Early Learning Center website for more information and contact ELC Director Sue Dawley.

San Carlos United Soccer Club Tryouts

San Carlos United will be holding tryouts in November for AYSO players and players not currently playing competitive club soccer for the upcoming Spring 2023 season.

Please register online: http://www.sancarlosunited.org. A representative from the respective age group will contact you regarding a tryout. We look forward to seeing you at the San Carlos United tryouts!

Parent Education Opportunities

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)

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.
- Parent Venture Series Events -

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

SMCOE and San Mateo County Health are hosting two COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the Anne Campbell Center, 65 Tower Road, San Mateo. Vaccinations are available for children (3 and older) and adults. Learn more English and Spanish.

October 14, 1:00pm–4:00pm
November 18, 1:00pm–4:00pm

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.