March 5th, Weekly News

March- Women's History Month

5        Healthy Cities Tutoring Perfect Pairings Fundraiser

13-17 Ability Awareness Week

13      PTA Meeting on Zoom

19      SCEF Online Auction

Principal’s News

We begin Trimester 3 on Monday, March 6.  On February 11 & 12 the TL Debate team competed at Stanford. Congratulations to all our students and the the SPAR Champion,

 Amy Kim, grade 8. Debate


It has been fun to welcome students back after break. We encourage students to reach out and get to know one another, teachers, and staff.  This week we asked students to share something new that we may not know.  We learned we have an automotive enthusiast who loves muscle cars, rally cars, Formula 1 and wants to do something along these lines as a career.  Students are asking staff the same questions.  What are your favorite snacks and do you like sweet, salty or spicy? We do have some fans of 80s music. Some students could identify the music from Van Halen and Reo Speedwagon while listening to tunes at the assembly and lunch.

Student Intent to Return Forms for TK-7th Grade

Each year, we ask families for assistance in completing an Intent to Return Form regarding your child's enrollment for the next school year (2023-24). Please look for an email sent on Wednesday, Feb 15 with a link to complete your google form.

Your timely completion of this form will assist SCSD in having the most accurate numbers for returning students for next year, which is directly tied to the SCSD budget and will allow District staff to plan more effectively. Please fill out one form for each child by March 3, 2023.

If your plans change at any time and you are not planning to return next year, please notify your school office as soon as possible. Thank you for your assistance with this important process.


PTA Meeting

Please join us for our March PTA meeting, Monday March 13th at 7 p.m. Agenda can be found here. Zoom link and details below. Hope to see you there!

Meeting ID: 873 0852 7295

Passcode: 840037

March Lunch Help Sign-up *Almost* Full!
If you've got a free hour at lunch time on March 8th, 15th, 27th, 30th, or 31st, you can make a real difference in your student's day (and get to see them too)! Grab an hour or two here and help keep things moving smoothly into the spring. Thank you!
April 15 Deadline for TL Yearbook, 8th Grade Baby Photos & Optional Tribute Ads
Tierra Linda Middle School yearbooks will be printed by TreeRing, the same yearbook company used by other SCSD schools. Every TreeRing yearbook includes two free (optional) customizable pages for you to add your own personal touch. 

Yearbooks can be ordered for $35.97 and personalized through April 15, 2023. Personal pages are completely optional and the book will print without them if you choose to skip the step to customize. All yearbooks must be ordered directly from TreeRing.

To order a TL yearbook, personalize pages, view or upload pictures for yearbook consideration:
If you've ordered a TreeRing yearbook before (e.g. from another school), your account should still be active. However, you may need to enter TL's passcode 1016642290962061 and your student's name and grade information.

Baby Photos & Optional Tribute Ads for Graduating 8th Grade Families

Baby Photos. There is a special baby photos section for graduating eight graders. Make sure your eighth grade student's picture is included by uploading your child's baby portrait (well-lit image of head and bust preferred; only ONE image, please) by April 15. Log onto TreeRing and find "Add a Baby Photo." Or, you may email your baby photo directly to [email protected]. (Be sure to include your child's full name in the subject head of the email, e.g. "Baby Photo for Bruno Mars.")

Tribute Ads. Interested in sharing a congratulations message for your graduating 8th grader for all to see? For 8th grade families, an option to purchase tribute ad space is also available. The 8th grade tribute ads section will print in all Tierra Linda yearbooks and is separate from the free/included personalized pages. Tribute ads may be purchased and designed through April 15. Log onto TreeRing and find the "Celebrate with an Ad" section to make this optional purchase.

Finally, If your child needs a scholarship for a yearbook, please email Kristen Ugrin, [email protected].  


San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

Sunday March 19, 2023
A night of celebration and appreciation honoring our Teachers, Principals and Staff!

Join our Master of Ceremonies, Chad Carvey, “The Principal Auctioneer,” for SCEF’s 40th Anniversary online celebration with Virtual Live Auction, Fund A Need, Last Auction Hero, and Online Auction. Dynamic, entertaining, online, and on time… and your whole family is invited: kids, grandparents and friends are welcome and encouraged. A virtual online live event. No babysitters needed. No fancy outfits required. And open to ALL -- unlimited tickets available! Tickets: $25 per household (Or, if you are new to the San Carlos School District we have added a special $4 ticket for new families). Tickets + TOWN cocktails delivered to your door. Register now at:

Your Chance to Win! Starlight Gala Raffle tickets on sale now.
For the cost of a raffle ticket (1 for $125; 3 for $325 or 6 for $600) you could win one of our fabulous Live or Silent Auction packages. This year raffle prizes include: Dinner for Four at French Laundry, Taylor Swift concert tickets, BottleRock tickets, Downtown Parking Space, dinner for four at Chez Panisse, Mexico vacation, Harley Farms hayloft dinner for two or private tour & wine tasting for 10 adults during kidding season, and more. To see the full list of eligible prizes or order tickets visit

Silent Auction Highlights–bidding opens THIS Friday, March 10th and closes the 21st
Taylor Swift Tickets
BottleRock Tickets
Lake Wildwood Vacation Home - 5 Nights Stay; Sleeps 10
Harley Farms Goat Dairy Tour - Goat, Cheese, and Wine tour for 10
SF Giants - Exclusive Gotham Club Passes and Lower Box Seats for FOUR (4)
Stan Lee Autographed Marvel Comics Photograph
An Estate Plan from San Carlos Estate Planning Law Firm, Falk, Barrot & Associates, LLP
Holistic Health & Life Coaching
Hayloft Dinner at Harley Farms - 2 tickets
Black Panther poster autographed by Chad Boseman and Stan Lee!

Sequoia High School
Freshmen/In-Coming Student WELCOME EVENT

The entire Sequoia family is delighted to welcome you-- our incoming students and parents-- to our annual Incoming Student Welcome Event on April 26, 2023. Principal Sean Priest will kick the night off with a short presentation followed by a question and answer session with current Sequoia students who can give you the inside scoop on what to expect during this important transition and first year. Members of our PTSA, Education Foundation and Boosters Club will also be there to welcome you to the school and answer all your questions.
Wednesday - April 26, 2023
English and Spanish 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Sequoia High School GYM 1
Please join us for this informational event that will answer key questions about classes, signing up for sports, and clubs and activities on campus. Parents and students are welcome to submit questions in advance to [email protected]

Parent Education Opportunities

Heidi Kasevich, PhD, creator of the Quiet Ambassador Program for Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, will explore leadership strategies in The Power of Quiet Leadership: Setting the Stage for Introverts to Thrive (March 9, Online).

NEW! Kids don’t come with instruction manuals. Join Deborah Farmer Kris, parenting expert and education journalist, for Growing All the Time: Four Insights from Child Development that Made Me a Better Parent (March 15, Online).

NEW! As part of our series with San Mateo County Office of Education, we're honored to host cyberbullying expert Sameer Hinduja, PhD, for Cyberbullying and Social Media: The Role of Parents, Youth, and Community (March 16, Online).

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


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