June 4th, Weekly News


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 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

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

Principal's News

Congratulations are in Order

On Thursday, June 8, Charu Gulati will be appointed as the principal of Tierra Linda for the 2023-24 school year. Ms. Gulati has been an educator for more than 20 years with experiences around the world.  She came to TL as a science teacher in 2018 and has served as assistant principal for the past two years. She continues to learn about students, leadership, and building a strong culture and climate and looks forward to working with all students, staff, parents, and community members.


After 15 years as a school leader, I am moving up to be the Director of Human Resources for the Sonoma Valley Unified School District. During my time as a principal, I have continued to learn  about DEIB, leading teams, building relationships, and creating spaces for innovation. This was put to the test during the past few years with online and hybrid learning due to the pandemic.  I look forward to this new role and serving in a different capacity that also helps me to grow professionally.  I will cherish the fond memories and will miss being at TL with students and staff. It is a wonderful middle school community.

-Kristen Ugrin

Traffic Alert

Carlmont will be holding finals this week June 5-8th. Traffic patterns will be different . Carlmont Graduation will be June 9th. Its starts at 10:00 a.m. Expect more traffic that morning starting at 7:00 A.M.


Attendance and 2023-24 Enrollment, Let The Office Know...

If your child will be absent from school any day(s) the last week(s), please email Ms. Carpenter in the office, [email protected]. We take attendance and report to the state until 6/15.

If your plans have changed for attending Tierra Linda next year, please let Ms Carpenter know in the office. [email protected]

Juneteenth and Progress Pride Flag.

Here's what we are learning about...
Juneteenth and Progress Pride Flag
San Carlos Education Foundation, SCEF
Don’t Delay, Donate Today!

Thanks to all who donated in May. We have made progress toward our consolidated fundraising goal, and now have $799,000 left to raise to fulfill our commitment for the 2023-24 school year. Your donations help fund key educator positions and programs in every school AND will support classroom teacher grants, assemblies, library book purchases, art programs, teacher appreciation, DEIB initiatives and community gatherings and school celebrations via your PTA. Every contribution is appreciated to help us achieve our $3.7 million goal. Our fiscal year ends June 30th. Please make a gift today to support San Carlos students next school year at https://scefkids.org/donate/.

We welcomed SCEF Auction Winners as Principal and Assistant Principal on Wednesday May 31st.

On Wednesday, May 31 our two 8th grade principals and WEB leaders helped us welcome incoming sixth graders. Our purpose was to share more about middle school and answer questions and to learn more a out our incoming group.  Students visited from Mariposa and created a name tag that used stickers to share their likes, interests, and style. They also chose an emoji to represent feelings about middle school. This helps with our planning for next year. Some students are happy, excited, nervous, or have questions. 
Guest Principal & Guest Assistant Principal take over the reins


Honorary Service Awards Celebration - June 9th

Join us to celebrate our incredible volunteers and recipients of this year’s Honorary Service Award on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 9:00am at the Mariposa lunch tables. We will have a coffee cart and breakfast and all are welcome!

Only three chances left to help with lunch this year!

Many thanks to everyone who has so faithfully and reliably shown up this year to help with hot lunch! The end of the year is near but there are still a few chances to help. We need one additional helper on Monday June 12th and two volunteers on Wednesday June 14th and Thursday June 15th. If you have some time to spare during the week of June 12th, please sign up here to help. Thank you!


Parent Education Opportunities

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

Community Foundation

The Community Foundation of San Carlos is actively seeking event volunteers, painting volunteers and donations to support an upcoming community-wide paint day at San Carlos Charter.
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: San Carlos Charter (750 Darmouth Ave)
Entertainment: Karaoke and other live music
Food: Vietnamese food truck (TBC) | Mister Softee Ice Cream
How: There will be 3 shifts offered. Sign up here!
Even if you cannot volunteer, stop by for a community celebration as there will be food trucks, live music, and karaoke for all ages!

Visit this link to learn more about CFSC and donate to support future projects.

Let's build community together!