March 19th, Weekly News

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 

Abilities Awareness was a huge success.  In some of our PE classes, students participated in activities with modifications during badminton. One rotation was having students use their non-dominant hand to play. On Thursday, we had an assembly with Urban Jazz Company, had several messages for our students: 

  • Use dance for expression when sad or angry instead of fighting
  • All the world can dance and it unites us!
  • We learned sign language and did some dancing as well.  
  • Be true to yourself and support your friends

At our PTA meeting last week, Mariposa and TL principals shared our PBIS-Positive Behavior Intervention and Support and Progressive Discipline.  For more information, check out our handbook 

Please fill out this survey to give us your ideas, ask questions, and offer suggestions. 

Facilities Master Plan Community Meetings - Mar 27 and April 26

Our current Facilities Master Plan (FMP), dated 2013, detailed the modernization in our upper elementary and middle schools using Measure H Bond Funds. Our elementary schools now need attention and all of our schools will need upgrades to be climate ready and resilient. For that reason, the Board of Trustees approved PBK, a full-service architecture firm, to assess all of our facilities. They will also help us complete an inclusive and transparent process to develop a 10-15 year plan to create schools and schoolyards to meet the needs of our children, staff and community. This will involve both on-site structural reviews and engagement with principals, staff, students and the community.

Our process has begun with the development of an FMP Visioning committee, composed of community and staff, who have met twice to discuss our current facilities and envision collaborative and climate-ready school spaces. See the slide deck from our Visioning Session held in January.

We are now offering stakeholder meetings for the greater community. Your input will be invaluable to co-create a resulting roadmap to inform the next steps for our facilities. We want to hear from you, share your input by participating in a Facilities Master Planning Community Meeting - March 27 via Zoom or in-person on April 26.

To learn more about the process and receive an update on recently collected input, join us for real-time brainstorming as we think together about future opportunities for SCSD and our learning spaces. To join us for a live session, please click here to RSVP on Eventbrite and select from the following:
- Monday, March 27, 5:30 - 7:00 pm via Zoom
- Wednesday, April 26, 5:30 - 7:00 pm in-person at the San Carlos School District Office

Read more about our Facilities Master Plan update process and our Strategic Plan refresh process.

If you have any questions about these meetings, please email [email protected] or call (650) 580-7333.

PTA News

New Tierra Linda Spirit Wear Store Now Open!
Tierra Linda has a new online spirit wear shop! Now you can grab gear for spirit days, TL sports, cool mornings, warmer spring days, and siblings who are looking forward to being Tierra Linda Timberwolves! The new shop offers a variety of youth and adult sizes, colors, and design options, including PJ pants, which everyone has been asking for. There's something for everyone! Happy shopping!

San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

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!

Fund-the-Future 2023–Support STEM Education in our schools
Do you want to invest in STEM Education? Watch our video to learn about how the schools are working to integrate STEM education into the school day. Your donations will help make this a reality! Donate to support this important effort today at

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.

San Carlos Library Afterschool

San Carlos Library is your free and easy place to hang out after school! Come to do homework, use our laptops, play board games, or take a study break with our activities.

🎨 Crafty Club -- drop in every Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm for a snack and the chance to relax with art supplies
🐛 Science Action Club – This bug-themed workshop teaches something new every Thursday 3:30-4:30pm. For middle school and upper elementary students.
💚 Special event this month! Wednesday, March 22 3:00-4:00pm – Ending the Silence conversation on mental health for middle schoolers. Open discussion with a teen volunteer and led by NAMI.

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.

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