December 4th, Weekly News

Principal’s News


5    Jazz Band Winter Concert @ 6:00 p.m.

8    School Site Council Meeting @ 3:30 p.m.

14  Winter Concert, Band and Orchestra, tentative time 5:30 p.m.

21  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

22  Minimum Day, 1:00 p.m. dismissal

23-Jan. 9 Winter Break


10 School resumes

Winter Concerts in December: JAZZ Concert - Monday December 5th

We are having winter music concerts in December. The Tierra Linda Jazz Band will perform on December 5 at 6:00 p.m. and a Touch of Jazz will perform at 7:00 p.m.  Snacks will be sold by the Leo’s Club.

Orchestra and Band will perform on Dec.14. The schedule for Dec. 14 will come out soon from Ms. Tetreault and Mr. Kneebone. We hope you can join us in the TL gym.

8th Grade Panoramic Photo

Please use this link to order your chid an 8th grade panoramic photo:

Food Drive

December 2- 15 the Tierra Linda Leadership and the San Carlos Leos youth group will be collecting food . They are looking for canned good, pasta, boxed items, soup, rice and pasta. Look for the barrel in front of the office or moved inside in case of rain. Food will go to Caring Cupboard in San Carlos and Samaritan House.

Toy Drive

December 2- 15 the Tierra Linda Leadership and the San Carlos Leos youth group will be collecting toys. They are looking for new, unused, and unwrapped toys. Look for the barrel in front of the office or moved inside in case of rain. Toys will go to Samaritan House.


December Dates Added to TL Lunch Help Sign-up!

A huge thank you to all those who helped throughout November with hot lunch distribution! It continues to make such a huge difference for both our hard-working lunch server and our students, and it would be wonderful if we could fill the December calendar with two helpers per day as well. Please sign up here to help. Thank you!

District News

San Carlos Education Foundation SCEF

Another SCEF Day and Giving Tuesday is on the books, and we are rolling into December.
Our fundraising goal this year is $3.7 million and the suggested per-student donation is $1,850, which includes funding for your PTA. Check out our website for more information and the many ways to give. We are all SCEF! Curious to hear how students, teachers, parents and community supporters feel about SCEF? Watch here.

Have you made your plan yet to give this school year? Do you need to give before 12/31/2022 for tax reasons? If so, please start that process now, as it can take some time.
- Appreciated Stock - A gift of appreciated stock (that you have held for more than 1 year) is better than selling the stock and donating the proceeds.
- Workplace Giving - Many employers will match your donation to SCEF and some are offering end-of-year matching at 2:1.
- Donor-Advised Fund - Prefer to donate via Donor-Advised Fund from your Fidelity, BNY Mellon or Schwab Charitable accounts?

Unique ways to support SCEF while you shop:
- Honey Bear Trees is back this season and offering a 15% SCEF donation for every tree and wreath purchase–don’t forget to mention SCEF. Details on this flyer.
- Sports Basement supports SCEF. Here is info about a 20% off event at Sports Basement THIS week, 12/7-14. Sports Basement also has their Basementeer Program that gives back 10% to the charity of your choice. Register and assign SCEF as your charity of choice, and shop year-round. Last year they gave over $10,000 to SCEF!
- SCEF Night at the Warriors: Saturday, 12/10 vs. Boston Celtics
Special ticket pricing–NO Ticketmaster fees. NO Taxes. And your purchase benefits San Carlos public schools! Tickets available HERE.
- Support SCEF as you Shop on Amazon
Amazon Smile is a great way to support SCEF while doing your online shopping. Visit Amazon Smile and choose “San Carlos Education Foundation,” and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to SCEF. It’s super easy and works on both desktop and mobile purchases.

Healthy Cities Tutoring is Recruiting Volunteers

Become a Healthy Cities Tutor and join our community of volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring and mentoring to a public school student to improve their academic performance, engagement in learning, and self-esteem. Tutoring sessions are held in-person, once a week for 45 minutes to an hour, on school campus or at a public library.

For 25 years Healthy Cities Tutoring has provided tutoring services to thousands of students in need. Following two years of pandemic, students are falling further and further behind in school. We need volunteers more than ever!!

We hope you or someone you know will get involved in this rewarding volunteer experience. No tutoring experience required, we can provide training. 8th grade and high school students are welcome to tutor with us. Students can receive community service hours, and use the experience for resume building and college applications. Adult tutors are always welcome!

It only takes one hour a week to make a positive impact on a child’s life.

Please check out our website for the volunteer application or contact Janelle Gibson, HCT Program Coordinator at 415-793-1064 or [email protected]rg

Hey baseball parents, San Carlos Little League (SCLL) registration is now open!

Hey baseball parents, San Carlos Little League (SCLL) registration is now open! SCLL was established in 1953 and provides a positive youth baseball experience to children of all abilities in the San Carlos community. We focus on developing the qualities of leadership, citizenship, discipline, character, and teamwork.

The 2023 Little League season kicks off the weekend of Saturday, March 11th and runs approximately through the school year. We offer several divisions of play based on Little League Baseball Age Charts and evaluations in the upper divisions (AA up). Learn more and sign-up by visiting

Parent Education Opportunities

We all want our children to form healthy relationships, but talking about it can be hard. Vanessa Kellam, Health Connected, presents Relationship Resilience: Preparing Young People for Healthy Relationships (December 7, Online).

How can we help our kids tame their inner voice? Bestselling author and psychologist Ethan Kross, PhD, joins us to discuss his book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It (December 8, Online).

December's Parent Forum (English) features Eran Magen, PhD, founder, Parenting for Humans, in Sustainable Parenting: Realistic Self-Care for Parents. The Parent Forums are an initiative of the Sequoia Healthcare District (December 9, Online).

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

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) - Note: Due to decreased demand, Curative has notified us that December 9 is the last day for testing at Central
- 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.