December 11, Weekly News



14  Winter Concert, Band and Orchestra, starting at 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 Classes Resume

Winter Concerts in December

Orchestra and Band will perform on Dec.14. Here is the schedule for Dec. 14:

5:30 p.m. 6th Grade Band and Orchestra

6:15 p.m. 7th Grade Band and Orchestra

7:00 p.m. 8th Grade Band and Orchestra

Please note the time if your child is playing up, for example a sixth grader in 7th grade Band. We hope you can join us in the TL gym.

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 goods, 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 it will be moved inside in case of rain. Toys will go to Samaritan House.

Middle School Dances at the Youth Center are Back

The San Carlos Youth Center will have a middle school dance on Friday, Feb. 10. Tickets cost $10 and will be sold at TL during lunch the week before the dance.  There will also be a dance in March. 


Happy Season of Giving and Gratitude!

As we get ready for the holiday season full of joy and family, we would like to express our gratitude for our parent community. 

As we all know our school entrances and traffic are often congested and we are thankful for the hard work of our crossing guards who allow our kids to walk, roll, and drive into campus safely. This holiday season we would like to show our gratitude by collecting funds for holiday gift cards for our regular crossing guards. If you are able to donate, please do so via Venmo (username @michele-lago) or cash/check made out to Michele Lago (an envelope will be at both the TL and Mariposa offices). Please make your donations by Monday, December 19th. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the City of San Carlos for funding our crossing guards across the district and prioritizing safe routes to school.


San Carlos Education Foundation SCEF

Every donation helps SCEF meet our fundraising goal of $3.7M and our mission of supporting every child, every day, in every classroom. We appreciate your donations whenever it is best for your family.

Check out our website for more information and the many ways to give. Still curious about what we fund and interested in reading more about how we are doing? The SCEF annual report has been delivered to your mailbox!

We are all SCEF!
Watch the 2nd video in the series and hear our community speak to the impact of SCEF.

Ways to ways to donate before year-end:
Appreciated Stock
Workplace Giving
Donor-Advised Fund

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.
- Here is info about a 20% off event at Sports Basement THIS week, 12/7-14. Their Basementeer Program gives back 10% to charity. Register and assign SCEF as your charity of choice, and shop year-round. Last year they gave over $10,000 to SCEF!
- Visit Amazon Smile, choose “San Carlos Education Foundation” and Amazon will donate a portion of each purchase to SCEF.

What’s Next for SCSD Schools? Share Your Ideas to Inform Our Strategic Plan Refresh - Dec 13

Parents, we need you! This is your last chance to participate and imagine what our Strategic Plan will look like. Your input is invaluable to co-create a roadmap to inform next steps for our learners.

We want to hear from you, so we invite you to participate in our final in-person meeting on
Tuesday, December 13 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Arundel Elementary Multi-Use Room, click here to RSVP.
Free child care provided by ACE program for children 4 and older. Light refreshments wil be served.

We have extended the deadline for survey responses until Wednesday, December 14. Complete our new strategic planning survey online before November 30:
To take the survey in English.
Para realizar esta encuesta en Español.

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.

Parent Education Opportunities

December's Parent Forums feature Eran Magen, PhD, for Únase a nosotros para "La Familia y las Festividades" con Edwin Fernández, LCSW, One Life Counseling Center (español) (December 13, Online).

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