October 23, Weekly News

Principal's News

28.             Harvest Festival for TL students
28-Nov 10 SCEF Read-a-Thon
11              No School, Veterans Day Observance
11              End of Trimester 1
7&8           Basketball Tryouts for 7th and 8th Grade
17             Basketball season begins for 7th and 8th grade
19-27        Thanksgiving Break
Harvest Festival Brought to TL by ASB/Leadership
On Friday, October 28 from 3:30-4:30 we are having a Harvest Festival for TL students.  It is free to attend.  Students should bring money for pizza and snacks.  There will be ping pong, games, dancing, Gaga Ball and much more.  This event is planned by students in ASB/Leadership with a mission to bring school spirit to TL.  
End of Trimester 1-November 11
We are 8 weeks into the trimester. The end of Trimester 1 is Friday, November 11.  Students should be checking grades and assignment completion and turn in on Illuminate. Students can check in with teachers and make arrangements to get additional help to complete assignments.  Reports cards will go home the week of November 28.

After School 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.


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.

District News

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

The 3rd annual SCEF Read-A-Thon starts THIS Friday, October 28th
Register here: www.scefkids.org/read2022
This is a community-based event to celebrate and encourage the love of books and reading. This year we want to increase participation and encourage a love of reading. Our goal is 100% PARTICIPATION (registration). It is FREE to register, participate, and read! Donations are welcome, but students do not have to donate to participate. Just register, read, and then log your reading minutes with the improved Minute Tracker!

A HUGE thank you to our presenting sponsor, Christie’s International Real Estate~Sereno, where they believe in giving back to the places we live and love. Thank you Bob Bredel, Laura Bertolacci, Tatum Clarke, Alana Corso, and Joyce Romeo for your commitment to our community and our schools!

If you are reading this on Sunday morning, join us Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00pm at the Reading Bug for the SCEF Read-a-thon Kick off event. Enjoy 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.

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 - Arroyo Upper Elementary Learning Commons
- Thursday, November 3, 8:45 - 10:15 am - Tierra Linda Middle School Multi-Use Room
- *NEW DATE Tuesday, December 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Arundel Elementary Multi-Use Room
- Date TBD, Ravenswood YMCA

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

This month's Parent Forums feature is Eran Magen, PhD, in Building Trust and Goodwill with Your Child/Teen (October 28, Online).

NEW! How can we help kids find friendship in the age of digital media? Devorah Heither, PhD, author of Screenwise, offers Friends vs Followers: Friendship Dynamics in the Age of Social Media (November 3, Online).

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

Covid Testing and Reminders

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.