April 23rd, Weekly News

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


Principal’s News

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 


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!

Yearbook Deadline Extended to April 30th!
The deadline for yearbook purchases (to be shipped to TL without shipping charges); personalized pages; graduating eighth grade baby pictures and tribute ads has been extended to April 30.
- order a TL yearbook; - personalize pages; - upload a baby picture for your graduating eighth grader; or - purchase an eighth grade tribute ad.
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.
Want to check out some pictures? You can also follow the link above to view any images that have been shared with the TL community. Check out pictures from Halloween and the band and orchestra concert! 
For Graduating 8th Grade Families:
Make sure your eighth grade student's baby picture is included in the special baby photos section of the yearbook. Upload your eighth grader's baby portrait (well-lit image of head and bust preferred; only ONE image, please) by April 30. Log onto TreeRing (link above) 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.")

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

LAST CALL for Tierra Linda Spirit Wear Store!
Tierra Linda's new online spirit wear shop is still open but it will close for the year this Wednesday, April 26th. Make sure you 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 are selling fast. There's something for everyone! Happy shopping!

 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 .

Board Slate

District News

Don't Forget to Complete Your Annual Back-To-School InfoSnap Forms - Extended Deadline - Wed, April 26

Each spring, we ask all families to complete their annual Back-To-School Student Information forms through PowerSchool (InfoSnap) online. This allows families to confirm they will be attending SCSD schools next year, update/add emergency contact information, update health records (allergy or medical considerations), and give permissions, etc.

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)

We Appreciate our Volunteers and Supporters - Congratulations to Debbie Blucher, Jackie King, Jennifer Rudy and CB Showers who were recognized on April 6th with Honorary Service Awards for their dedication to SCEF and San Carlos public schools. Jennifer and Greg Holmes were also recognized for their volunteerism and generous support with the SCEF Legacy Award.

Revel@Devil'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 Revel@Devil’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

We want to hear from you! Join us for a Facilities Master Plan Community Meeting in person, on April 26 to learn more about the planning process and receive an update on recently collected input.

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!

Join us for some fun for all ages on Sunday, April 23rd for our Grand Re-Opening! Find healthy, delicious foods, a farmers' market scavenger hunt, balloon twisting, and enter for your chance to win a basket filled with fresh market goodies, valued at $300! Now open year 'round, every Sunday from 9am to 1pm at 700 Laurel Street.
The San Carlos Lions will be there collecting used eyeglasses, stop by the booth and see how your old eyglasses can give the gift of sight to others.
See you there!

Special events for April at the San Carlos Library!

🦸 Wednesday, April 26 3:00-4:30pm -- Make a Hero comic workshop with artist Karen Luk. Karen will walk budding artists through the process of creating a full character, start to finish. Part of the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest. Event for 4th-8th graders.

🐉 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

A special day is coming! Tuesday, May 2, is Healthy Cities Tutoring's annual 24-hour day of giving. Your donations help students get the support they need to improve in school, be more engaged in learning and enjoy enhanced self-esteem. Please give now to our campaign so we can recruit, train and support more tutors and help all the students on our waiting list. Learn more and donate here. 

Hummingbird Music School's ROCK BAND SUMMER CAMP is back!

Named "the best camp in San Carlos" and "the only camp my kids will still go to" by our past camp families, Rock Band Summer Camp is returning all Summer!

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

How can we manage our own anxiety to raise healthy, happy, balanced kids? National bestselling authors Bill Stixrud, PhD, clinical neuropsychologist, and Ned Johnson, founder, PrepMatters, present How to Be a Non-Anxious Parent (April 25).

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]