November 6, Weekly News

Principal’s News


28-Nov 10 SCEF Read-a-Thon


10 School Site Council Meeting - SPSA input/feedback

11   No School, Veterans Day Observance

11    End of Trimester 1 and Deadline to turn in work

7&8 Basketball Tryouts for 7th and 8th Grade

17   Basketball season begins for 7th and 8th grade

21-25 No School Thanksgiving Break

28 Classes Resume

28-30   Report card email sent out


The Speech and Debate Competition Team will be holding its first meeting on Tuesday, Nov 8 from 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm in Room 14. 7th and 8th graders who hope to compete at tournaments this year should attend this meeting. Practices will be every Tuesday after school. If you have questions, please email Mr De - [email protected].


PTA Meeting, November 14th at 7 p.m.

Join us for the last PTA meeting of 2022. Agenda can be found here, zoom link here.


Meeting ID: 873 0852 7295

Passcode: 840037


Student Directory Available!


The Mariposa and Tierra Linda Student Directory is ready for families to use! Please note that the directory is for PERSONAL USE ONLY and should not be used for any form of solicitation. Our hope is that it makes it easier for you to connect with other families in our community.


This year we have two different formats of directory:

  1. Online Google Sheets version (combined Mariposa and Tierra Linda)
    • Contains student names and parent/guardian information including email address, phone number and mailing address
    • Can use features such as Sort and Filter
    • Is updatable if information needs to be corrected or added (just email [email protected] with corrections/additions)
    • Cannot be printed, copied or saved (but you can add a shortcut or bookmark)
  2. Downloadable and printable PDFs of each school
    • Contains student names and emails and phone numbers of parent/guardian (does not contain mailing addresses)
    • Is not updated

Here are the links to the directory:

Online directory

Printable directory (Mariposa)

Printable directory (Tierra Linda)


Become a PTA member and Donate: 


We have reached 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)

Curious how to include extended family and friends who want to support your child and their school?
The 3rd annual SCEF Read-a-Thon is underway, and this is a great way to include loved ones in your child’s school–email their pledge page to grandparents, aunts/uncles and friends–it is so easy! The historical fundraisers (walk-a-thons, runs and chili cook-off) are now focused on community building, and SCEF and PTAs are working together to raise funds our schools and kids need to bridge the gap. Check here for Events and Resources. And if you have questions about how to log minutes, check out this helpful video. We appreciate the support from our presenting sponsor Christie’s/Sereno Real Estate.

Our 12th annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back!
Thank you to Drs. Amin, Chang and Kaher, for your continued support of this great effort!

SCEF’s Evening at TOWN–it’s a wrap
You supported our students while enjoying a fabulous meal and connecting with parents from around the district. We appreciate you for your participation in the Fall Silent Auction, SCEF Raffle and your attendance to make the event a smashing success. Enjoy the photos and Spotlight on TOWN.

SCEF Day is coming November 30th, make your plan to give. New this year! Your donation to SCEF now includes funding for your school PTA. You no longer need to make a separate donation to your PTA.

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!

We have 2 more spots left for the upcoming Nov 18 'Stand United Against Hate' poetry slam and are extending the deadline to Fri, Nov 11. We encourage you to speak up against hate and stand united for love! To enter, please submit your poem via this link or refer to the attached flyer for more info.

Prize: First, second, and third prize winners will get the opportunity to donate money to a 501(c)3 nonprofits of their choice that are focused on justice and equity!

Notre Dame de Namur University Wellness Fair - Nov 12

Saturday, November 12, from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the NDNU Campus, Library Lawn. Network and learn more at our tables that will feature psychological and community resources, wellness education, and job opportunities.

Topics include: Mindfulness | Stress management | Child and teen mental health | Suicide prevention | Grief | Psychotherapies

Partners and Sponsors in attendance: One life Counseling Center | AbilityPath | StarVista Counseling | Center: Suicide prevention | Caminar: Mental Illness | Kara: Grief Support

Register here!

Parent Education Opportunities

Check out all the participating towns, schools, and organizations in CA (link here) joining the "United Against Hate" movement against bias and bullying and to build more inclusive and equitable communities!
How can we create a culture of hope in the face of stress, trauma, or setbacks? David Feldman, PhD, Santa Clara University, presents Grounded Hope: Why Hope is Important in Times of Stress and Loss (November 10, Online).

NEW! College admission is a barrel of laughs, right? Join experts Gabrielle McColgan, Michael Elgarico, and Patrick Wilson for an inside-track chat about the college admission process, What's So Funny About College Admission? (November 17, Online).

NEW! How can parents help their teens and tweens get more sleep? Join Lisa L. Lewis, MS, author of The Sleep-Deprived Teen, for Why Teen and Tween Sleep Matters, and How Parents and Schools Can Help (November 30, Online).

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

New Student Registration for 2023-24 - Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Expansion & Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night

San Carlos School District New Student Registration is about to begin! Mark your calendar for these important Key Dates:
- Monday, January 9 - Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for New Families - 6:30-7:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 10 - PowerSchool Priority Registration Opens for All New Students at 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, February 1 - Schools hold Virtual Elementary School Tours for Incoming TK/Kindergarten Families - 4:00-4:30 pm
- Friday, February 10 - PowerSchool Priority Registration Deadline - 4:00 pm

Transitional Kindergarten Eligibility Expansion
For the upcoming 2023-24 school year, students who turn 5 on or between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 are eligible to register for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Previously, only students who turned 5 by February 2 qualified. Visit our Transitional Kindergarten page to learn more about our TK program.

Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night for New Families
Do you have friends or neighbors who have an incoming TK or Kindergarten student? If they are NEW to the district, please encourage them to join us for our Virtual TK/Kindergarten Welcome Night! Designed to provide families with information about the San Carlos School District, its community partners and programs, and to provide an overview of how to register for school - Monday, January 9 from 6:30-7:30 pm for a virtual presentation via Zoom (link to be provided in end of Dec/Jan)

Free COVID Vaccine Clinic - Nov 18

Plan now for happy and healthy holidays! SMCOE and San Mateo County Health is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic on November 18, 1:00–4:00 pm at the Medical Therapy Unit Multipurpose Room at 65 Tower Road, San Mateo. Vaccinations are available for children (3 and older) and adults. Learn more English and Spanish.

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.