May 28th, Weekly News


29 Memorial Day, no school

31 Make it Happen in May - Donate to SCEF by May 31


2 Principal/Parent/Caregiver Roundtable Coffee @ 9:00 a.m. Attending or interested in joining? Fill out this form

9 PTA Honorary Service Awards @ 9:00 a.m.

12 8th Grade Great America Field Trip

14 8th Grade Promotion at 4:00 p.m. and Student Celebration/Dance at 8:00 p.m.

15 Last Day of School, 1:00 p.m. Dismissal and 8th Grade Brunch @ 11:15 a.m.


Principal’s News

What’s happening in classes?

7th graders have been wrapping up a project - experimenting with different chemicals to make a cold/hot pack.  After landing on their final product, they complete a public service announcement, edit it, and get endorsements from staff.  One group was able to raise the temperature of the water by 8 degrees using a chemical reaction.  Students worked together in groups of 3-4.  8th graders are finishing their self-propelled cars and testing them out to go the distance.  In English they are completing a Hidden Histories project and will be presenting in the next few weeks.  Students are able to use a variety of methods to share all they have learned.  


June 2, Principal/Parent/Caregiver Roundtable Coffee @ 9:00 a.m. Attending or interested in joining? Fill out this form.  We would like to meet regularly next year in-person, on Zoom, or alternating in-person and on Zoom.  If you cannot make it next Friday, let us know what works best for you to attend in the future. 


Rising Fifth Graders Visiting TL

On Wednesday, May 31, our rising fifth graders will be visiting TL. We are excited to welcome them into our Pack.  The Principal and Assistant Principal for the Day, Drew Byrnes and Ryan Wilkenson, will lead an assembly and facilitate activities so we will get to learn more about our students.  WEB Leaders will answer questions and take students to visit classrooms.  


7th Graders-Potential Web Leaders

On Wednesday, May 31, Mr. Watts and Mr. Kneebone will lead an assembly with 7th grade students to tell them about the WEB, Where Everybody Belongs, Transition Program.  We are looking for 28 rising 8th graders to lead the program next year.  8th graders get the benefit of learning and practicing leadership skills and also help to build a climate of inclusion and belonging by connecting and supporting incoming students. 8th graders will need to be available for training the week before school starts.  Please make sure your child is available to attend these events before applying to be a WEB leader.

Here are the dates:

  • WEB Leader training: Monday, August 14th, 2023 (8:30AM-1:30 p.m./Gym)
  • 6th Grade Orientation: Monday August 21st, 2023 (8:30am-12:30 p.m.)
  • First day of school: Wednesday August 23, 2023

WEB Leaders meet weekly throughout the school year with Mr. Watts and Kneebone and teach and facilitate activities with 6th graders too.



Thank you to all who attended our last PTA meeting of the school year. We would like to thank our outgoing board for their service this year and welcome our new board. Thank you to all the parents who have taken on a new role, we are grateful for all of you. 


Incoming PTA President and Executive Vice President 

Please welcome next year’s TLM PTA president Corbie Kiernan and EVP Kylene Shen. Corbie, parent of a graduating 8th grader and rising 6th grader, has served as TLM EVP this year and is a seasoned PTA leader holding many roles at both Heather Elementary School and TLM. Kylene joins the TLM community with twin rising 4th graders and has also been very active with the Heather PTA. Thank you both for stepping into these new roles!

Honorary Service Award Nominations Due this Friday, June 2nd!

Is there a special someone in the Tierra Linda community - maybe a parent, teacher, staff member or administrator - who has gone the extra mile to make a difference for our school? If so, nominate them for an Honorary Service award! You can submit your nomination(s) using this form and we will celebrate all awardees at a celebration coffee on June 9th at 9 a.m. at the Mariposa picnic tables. All community members are welcome to attend!

District News

SCEF San Carlos Education Foundation

Celebrations all around town!

What a great turnout for the SCEF Celebrates Music Hometown Days Concert and the excitement at all of our schools welcoming their families for their Celebrations of Learning. This is at the very heart of SCEF’s mission, and we are so proud. We are also thrilled to be funding YOUR PTA this year, and many of the end-of-year events managed by your PTA this year are funded with SCEF dollars.


Time is Running Out.

We are running out of time to meet our goal and need your help to meet our grant obligations to fund key positions and school programs next year. Please check the draft donor roll to review your donations this year (fiscal year ends 6/30/2023) and if there are any errors or omissions please let Scott Cleaveland know at [email protected]. You can still make a gift to support the 2023-24 school year at


Potential first time donors, take note!

Long time supporters, Jennifer and Greg Holmes, will match $1 for $1 up to $50,000 any first time donations to SCEF, and there is still time to leverage YOUR donation!


Take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity to make your first-time donation today!


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