April 23, 2023
24 Jazz Band and Touch of Brass Concert in the TL Quad
24-28 Book Fair at TL
26 Rising 6th grader parent meeting
26 & 27 6th and 7th Grade SEL, Behavior Meetings-History
8 TL/MPA PTA Meeting
Over the past few weeks we are working with students, getting into classrooms to discuss behavior expectations, set boundaries and guidelines, and talk about the fun upcoming events and recognition for students. On Wednesday and Thursday in History classes we will work with our sixth and seventh grade students covering PAWS-Practice Safety, Accept Responsibility, Work Ethically, and Show Respect. We are delighted that the rain has stopped and there is time to enjoy the sun and be out on the yard and field to play basketball, football, gaga ball and more. We want to highlight students who are showing kindness and using appropriate language. Our focus is on Connection to Peers: Belonging, Nurturing comfort, and safety among peers.
We are having our first of several Parent/Caregiver Roundtables on Friday, May 5 at 9:00 in the TL Learning Commons. We want to connect with parents/caregivers and have conversations, answer questions, and share more about what is happening in middle school. We plan to tour our campus as well. It is our plan to give more information about what it looks like to be a student at Tierra Linda. We will share our data from our recent CHKS, California Healthy Kids Survey and talk about our strengths and challenges. Please fill out this google form if you are attending or if you have a topic or question that you would like to discuss to help our planning and future agendas. Here is an article about using Roundtables and some shared goals a school community identified.
Kudos to our Science Fair Winners
Avi Davidovits, 6th grade (What is the Strongest Infill for 3D Printed Objects?): 1st place in district, 2nd place in County, 2nd place in Bay Area, Honorable Mention in State
Alexander Nemychenkov, 7th grade (Analyzing NHL teams’ performance in a season, and how it relates to the Stanley Cup championship): 1st place in district, 1st place in County
Yuvan Subbiah, 6th grade (Automatic Hamster Feeder and Water Dispenser): 2nd place in district, 2nd place in County
TLM PTA News
Book Fair April 25-28
The 2023 TLM Spring Book Fair with Literati starts this week week on Tuesday, April 25th and closes on Friday, April 28th. The book fair is a wonderful event that gets students excited about reading and allows our families to support the TLM Library.
This year, families can purchase student gift cards from Literati for book fair purchases. This is different from the eWallet system that we've used in the past through Scholastic. If your student has remaining funds in an eWallet account, they will not be transferable to Literati book sales. We will also be accepting cash and credit cards.
The book fair runs on parent volunteers. Please signup here to help. We need help before and after school, during lunch, and with set-up and clean-up.
We are excited to bring the book fair to the TL and hope to see you all there!
Finally, If your child needs a scholarship for a yearbook, please email Kristen Ugrin, [email protected].
PTACC Executive Board
The PTA Coordinating Council (PTACC) Executive Board election will be held on May 3. For more information on PTACC, please email Sheila Brar.To become a PTA member, please go here .
Don't Forget to Complete Your Annual Back-To-School InfoSnap Forms - Extended Deadline - Wed, April 26
The week of March 27, you should have received an email from [email protected] with the Subject Line: San Carlos School District - Online Back-to-School Student Information Forms (2023-2024) Instructions that provided you with specific directions on how to complete the registration process online, including a link to access the InfoSnap portal, as well as a special ID number for your student, referred to as the “InfoSnap Code." We have extended the deadline to complete your forms to Wednesday, April 26.
If your child will not be attending school in the San Carlos School District for 2023-24 school year, we kindly request that you notify your child's school office or send an email to [email protected] ASAP. This will help us to keep track of our student enrollment for budgeting purposes and to allow district staff to plan more effectively for the school year.
PLEASE NOTE: Your registration process is not complete and your child will not be allowed to start school in the fall until you submit your Back-to-School Student Information Forms through PowerSchool Enrollment. If you do not have access to a computer, or need assistance, please contact the District Office at (650) 508-7333 or send an email to [email protected] to make arrangements to complete these forms. Thank you for completing this important process!
San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)
[email protected]'s, Saturday May 6th at 7pm at Devil’s Canyon
EVENT TICKETS - Enjoy dancing, beverages, and food trucks at SCEF’s Community Dance party for parents, teachers, staff, and all of San Carlos! $95 general admission, $45 teacher/staff/educator.
RAFFLE! Will you be the Lucky WINNER? ONE WINNER gets the chance to pick one from this group of fabulous items: Taylor Swift tickets, BottleRock tickets, dinner for four at Chez Panisse, Mexico vacation for four, or a Geoffrey's Diamond necklace. More details. For the cost of a raffle ticket (1 for $125; 3 for $325 or 6 for $600) you could win one of our fabulous prizes. The winning ticket will be drawn and the winner announced at the [email protected]’s event. Get tickets for yourself! Buy tickets for your teachers! Order Tickets HERE.
Don't let free money go to waste! Find out if you can “double your donation” to SCEF by going to: https://doublethedonation.com/scef. Annual Fund donations, Volunteer hours, Last Auction Hero Donations, and Fund-A-Need donations qualify for corporate matching. Matching gifts are a meaningful contribution to SCEF's annual fundraising goals. The earlier you give the better–it can take 8 to 10 weeks for SCEF to receive your donation. Every donation counts! If you don’t have access to employer matching, spreading out your intended gift over the next 3 months makes it easier to give. Sign up NOW to make a recurring monthly donation. Visit scefkids.org/donate to make a donation TODAY.
Join us for a Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting on April 26
Participate in real-time brainstorming as we think together about future opportunities for SCSD and our learning spaces, your input will be invaluable to co-create a resulting roadmap to inform the next steps for our facilities.
To join us for a live session, please click here to RSVP on Eventbrite and select:
- 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.
The San Carlos Farmers' Market is back!
Special events for April at the San Carlos Library!
🐉 Saturday, April 29 1:30-3:30pm -- Dungeons & Dragons one-shot. Great stand-alone game play for beginners or anyone! This is for 6th-12th graders and we'll be doing new one-shot campaigns the final Saturday of each month. Space is limited; registration required.
Visit smcl.org for more information.
On Tuesday, May 2, Give Where You Live and Support Students at Your School
Hummingbird Music School's ROCK BAND SUMMER CAMP is back!
Have you ever wanted to sing a Taylor Swift song, play guitar on a song by Harry Styles, or drums on a song by Imagine Dragons? Now is your chance! And you don't need to already know how to play an instrument--although it's also great if you do--as we will have bands with a range of ages and experience levels.
You'll find us at Arroyo School, weekly M-F from June 19-August 4th!
Go to http://hummingbirdmusicschool.com/summer-camp-new to read more and register. We can't wait for you to join the fun! See you at Rock Band Camp!
Parent Education Opportunities
Join us for an important community conversation, BE SMART: Understanding Firearm Safety and Storage, hosted by the San Mateo County Office of Education, Safe and Supportive Schools, and nonprofit Be SMART (April 26).
Visit the Parent Venture Series of Upcoming Events page for more information.
- Parent Venture Series Events -
2023 Carlmont Football: Whole Program Parent Meeting
Wednesday, June 7th 2023, 6-7pm- In Student Union (Cafeteria, above the weight room)
Please join us for an informational meeting for incoming and current families interested in Carlmont Football.
We will cover our Summer Program (Starts Monday, June 12th), Fall Program, Out of Season Program, Academic Expectations, Fundraising, and Program Philosophy and Implementation.
Website: https://carlmontfootball.com. Have Questions, Please contact- Head Coach Eric Rado: [email protected] or Athletic Director: Pat Smith: [email protected]