March 12th, Weekly News

March- Women's History Month

13-17 Ability Awareness Week

13      PTA Meeting on Zoom

19      SCEF Online Auction

21      Carlmont Counselors Visit - 8th Graders

24      San Carlos Youth Center Middle School Dance


10-14 Spring Break, No School

Principal’s News 

TL students are something to howl about.  We have just finished the second trimester and we look forward to our students continuing developing more knowledge and skills . On Friday, March 10 a group of Band and Orchestra students went to Sequoia High School to perform and be part of the music community.  We have heard rave reviews. Thank you to Mr. Kneebone and Ms. Tetreault, parent volunteers and out musicians.


We are continuing to reinforce clear and consistent behavior expectations. Here are some examples of positive comments we use to highlight and acknowledge positive behavior: 

  • I see you making an effort to work as a team and hear all viewpoints
  • During rainy day lunch, you were safe by sitting at your table, walking, and eating lunch
  • You are respectful and kind to volunteers, using “please and thank you”
  • You are using the bathroom at break time and staying in class
  • You are engaged and participating, asking thoughtful questions
  • And yes, sometimes it’s simply, thank you for raising your hand and sharing the air with others

We give out Wolf Paws and have a drawing weekly on Thursday during Announcements.  We are seeing an increase in positive language, compliments, and kind words including, “please, thank you, and how can I help you?”  We are seeing a decrease in tardiness and inappropriate language. We have had students in the past two weeks seek out an adult to help resolve conflicts with peers to avoid escalating it. We will send students a survey with open ended questions to help us learn what students like about Tierra Linda and how we can make it a better place including events and activities at break and lunch.


For more on our PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention Support and Progressive Discipline, join our PTA meeting on Monday, March 13 at 7:00 p.m. 


Our students completed their second IReady Benchmark in English and Math.  Here is some data.  Keep in mind, we still have one trimester left for instruction and standards mastery. 



At or Above Standards Math

At or Above Standards Reading and Writing

Grade 6



Grade 7



Grade 8



Report cards should be emailed at the end of next week.  Thank you for your support and partnership.


March 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

Ability Awareness Week starts March 13-17! See Flyer Attached Below

Throughout the San Carlos School District, at all levels, we will be celebrating Ability Awareness Week. Our shared mission this week will be to help one another promote understanding and appreciation of differences in our students, including neurodivergent individuals and those with ability differences.

All students will have a chance to engage in a set of common experiences through activities already taking place on campus to spark discussion, increase understanding, and to celebrate our differences.

SEDAC (Special Education District Advisory Council) strives to educate our students and community about ways to honor and include the unique strengths and many differences each member contributes. SEDAC takes a leading role in helping us all take an assets-based, strength-first approach when considering any individual person, before compassionately including and accommodating our differences and limitations.

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

You are invited!
Click to hear from SCEF President, Karla Donahoe.

Sunday, March 19, 2023, 6:00 pm. Pre-show at 5:30pm
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). Register now at:

Silent Auction Highlights–NOW OPEN– closes the 21st
Log on at:
- 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!

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

Looking for an exceptional, affordable camp option for this summer?


Camp Galileo is returning to Arundel Elementary this summer! At Camp Galileo, K-10th graders enjoy creative STEAM-inspired projects and get active outside. Camp runs M-F, June 19 - August 4 this year!

A special LIMITED TIME DISCOUNT for San Carlos Camp Galileo Only! Use code SANCARLOSLL23 for $50 each week of camp! Valid only through March 26th, 2023.

Inspired by popular demand, this summer we're offering:
- Six unique weeks of camp for K–4th graders
- Four unique weeks for 5th–8th graders, so they have a summer full of experiences

Easy payments: use our Pay Over Time option to split your $1,200 camp purchase over three monthly payments with 0% interest for low-stress budgeting. Camp runs M-F, June 19 - August 4 this year!Enrollment for our scholarship program is now open.

Go to Sign up today and avoid the waitlist later. Spots are filling up fast!

Parent Education Opportunities

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).

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 -

Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey

Open Until April 15 - Please take a few minutes to share how your student/s travel to school! The Safe Routes to School Parent/Caregiver Survey provides valuable feedback on what programs and infrastructure projects are needed to encourage students and families to use active transportation to and from school. Access the English survey (also in Spanish and Chinese).

Your feedback allows us to adjust Safe Routes to School (SRTS) education and encouragement program features to best meet the needs of each individual school. Your feedback will also be shared with decision-makers throughout the county who can address infrastructure issues regarding safe walking and biking and decision-makers in your school community. This survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete.

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