March 26th, Weekly News


27 Rising 6th Grade Math Pathways Meeting at TL, 6:00 p.m.


10-14 Spring Break, No School

17 TL/MPA PTA Meeting

20 SCSD Governing Board Meeting at TL

Principal’s News

Staff, teachers, administrators of Tierra Linda Middle School want to work together with our parents/caregivers to make sure that all our students feel safe and respected in their learning environment.  Please take a few minutes to give us your ideas, suggestions or ask questions in  this survey

Rising 6th Grade Parent Meeting

On Monday, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the TL Learning Commons we will have a meeting explaining the Math Pathways in San Carlos.  This meeting is for parents/caregivers of students in 5th grade that will be at TL or Central next year.  

Thank you and appreciation to our crossing guards-

Our PTA leaders collected donations to honor our 5 crossing guards. They are there through rain and wind to make sure children cross safely.  Here is a message from Barbara who is at Dartmouth and the driveway:

I am so surprised I don’t know what to say. I just got home and opened my

card and of course I cried!!! The person that brought the flowers and card put it in my car because I couldn’t leave my spot. Thank you PTA and whoever else I truly appreciate your kindness!!!!!!! 

California School Parent Survey

Every year we ask students, parents, and staff to take the California Healthy Kids Survey. This gives us valuable information on the strengths and areas we need to improve at TL.  For more information and to find the link, read this attached pdf.


Thank You to the TLM Community for Supporting our Crossing Guards!

Through everything - driving rain, scorching heat, construction chaos, power outages, angry and inattentive drivers - our crossing guards are out there keeping our kids safe, and our generous TLM families definitely answered the call to thank them this week! In honor of Crossing Guard Appreciation Week, the PTA collected nearly $3500, which amounted to $700 for each of them, plus homemade cookies and flowers. They were all very touched and so appreciative. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this amazing gift!


San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

A huge appreciation to all who supported our Virtual Starlight Gala and Online Auction.

Thank you San Carlos school community! Whether you donated an auction item, purchased a raffle ticket, attended the Virtual Gala or participated in the online auction, you helped us get closer to our $3.7 million goal which will fund critical educator positions and fund important PTA programs next school year.

Special thanks to our Fund-the-Future of STEM Education matching donors–Presidio Bay Ventures, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, the Handisides, Stabinsky, Raymond and Quigley families and all of the individual donors to the fund. To date, we’ve raised over $130,000 for this effort. To watch our video and make a contribution, please visit today.

Strong participation by so many in San Carlos–parents, businesses, community members and alumni families–is a great reminder of the VALUE that is placed on our local public schools. Thank you for your continued support!

Attention Leadership Circle Members
Check your inbox for your invitation to the April 6th SCEF Leadership Circle and Honorary Service Awards reception at the new Skyway Center near the San Carlos airport.

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.

Join us for community stakeholder meetings. 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.

Rethink Waste Trash to Art Contest!

April is right around the corner – celebrate with RethinkWaste by having your 3rd through 5th grade students participate in our annual Trash to Art Contest. The contest is open to individual students. Per usual, a selection of fun prizes are available for contest winners!

All submissions must be delivered to the RethinkWaste office in San Carlos by Friday, April 7th, 2023. For full instructions and details, visit:

San Carlos Library After School

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.

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

Parent Education Opportunities

POSTPONED. We will update you when The Future of Youth Mental Health: Building Resilience in a Connected World with Neha Chaudhary, MD, Harvard psychiatrist, and Mark Cloutier, Caminar CEO, is rescheduled. Thank you for your patience!

NEW! How do cultures that prioritize others before the self protect health? Belinda Campos, PhD, professor of Chicano/Latino Studies, UC Irvine, presents Resilience and Risk: How Culture Shapes Close Relationships and Health (March 28, Online).

NEW! To transform inclusive education, we need to find the value in diversity. Shelley Moore, PhD, inclusion and equity advocate, presents Transforming Inclusion Education: The Presumption of Competence (March 29, Online).

Mark your calendars! Look for info about great events coming up in April:
- Eating Disorders and Body Image: What Should Parents Know? (April 6)
- In a Different Key (IADK) with award-wining filmmakers John Donvan and Caren Zucker (April 19)
- How to Be a Non-Anxious Parent (April 25)
- Family Rituals: Meaningful Practices to Deepen Connections (April 27)

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

Attention 8th Grade Families-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 info@shsef.or