3/25/19 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

March 25th

Last week was Ability Awareness Week.  We had a lot of great activities throughout the week highlighting the strengths and challenges every individual faces.  It was quite an inspiring weak. I hope your student shared with your family some of the incredible things we did this week at school.

The week started out with a school-wide assembly with the Golden State Road Warriors, a wheelchair basketball team.  They showed off their skills and challenged some of our students to a game. On Tuesday during lunch, students came to the gym to cheer on our Unified Basketball Team, a collaboration between Central and Arbor Bay, a nearby school for students with learning differences.  

Our Adaptive PE teacher Mr. Green said, “Thank you for supporting , inspiring , and creating a School Culture where a Unified Basketball Game is possible and so well received. I appreciated the logistical support, the use of the Main Gym, access to equipment, and the PR from News Report. Most of all I feel a genuine acknowledgement of our better natures and how to bring that out in our students.”

Our students really stepped up to make this a special week for everybody. I am very proud of them.

In addition, every morning we read a short biography of a well known person who has a disability and throughout the week classes participated in various activities highlighting differing abilities including:  

  • Watching a video about a girl with cerebral palsy and how she wished people would treat her like everyone else.
  • A communication disorder activity similar to charades.
  • A hearing impairment activity where each student had to try to read their partner’s lips to understand what they were saying.
  • Writing a paragraph where students reflected on what they learned or what they noticed or what they wished for.
  • Chair Zumba demonstrating ways that people with limited mobility can exercise. Students loved it!
  • In Fitness and Wellness students played Goal Ball (a Paralympic sport designed for people with visual impairment).

We are planning on doing some more activities this week as well that highlight that we all have different strengths and impairments. Thank you to all the teachers and parents who made this amazing week happen, particularly our district’s Special Education Advisory Committee.

This week I am at a conference with a few teachers in order to learn some strategies to build leadership capacity amongst our students. Contact Mindy Shelton if you need anything, but please go easy on her as she will be flying solo. I will be back at Central on Thursday. 

Tom Domer

______________________________

On Friday, Mrs. Shelton sent an email to all current 6th and 7th grade families about the elective selection process for next year.  If you missed the email you can find the information here.  

______________________________

Open House minimum Day.

Due to our Open House, Central will be taking a minimum day on Friday May 31st. This is a change from what was previously communicated.

_______________________________

On April 28st at 4:00 pm we will be holding the 2019 Riley Run, the Riley Run is an annual 5k around San Carlos to honor and remember Riley Norton who was a student at Brittan Acres and Central Middle school. Please register by sending an email to rileyrun1101@gmail.com with name and shirt size for each participant. Cost is $25 per participant and 100% of the proceeds go to Rileys charities; Children’s Heart Foundation and Camp Taylor. Hope to see you all there.

Thank you!

Cassandra Miller

_____________________________________

Help Out Our Fitness & Wellness (PE) Teachers:

Many of our students forget to bring their PE uniforms to school. When this happened our teachers provide them with loaner clothes for the day. These clothes need to be washed every time they are used. This can take a great deal of our teacher's time. If you are so inclined, please consider volunteering to help wash some clothes.

Please click on the link to sign up to wash the PE loaners! Thanks for helping out!

http://signup.com/login/entry/687033947830728059

__________________________________

FRESHMAN WELCOME EVENT

Sequoia High School, Gym 1 (Main Gym)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6:30pm - 8:00pm

The entire Sequoia family is delighted to welcome you-- our incoming students and parents-- to our annual Incoming Student Welcome Event on April 23rd, 2019. 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. Expert members of our PTSA, Education Foundation and Boosters Club will also be there to welcome you to the school and answer all your questions. Please join us for this fun, casual, informational night this spring so that you can enjoy your summer break, confident that you are ready to enjoy a smooth start at Sequoia in the fall. Small children are welcome. For more information about this event, please email events@shsef.org.

_______________________________________

 

SCEF

 

Why Does SCEF Exist?

Check out our new video about school funding and how SCEF works to bridge the gap for students in San Carlos.

 https://www.scefkids.org/2019video/.

 

Revel at Devil's

 

On May 4, 2019, join us at for the annual community event at Devil’s Canyon and enjoy live music by the Best of the 80s: Tainted Love!

Ticket price is $75 per person and $35 per teacher/staff.

Price includes entrance to Devil's Canyon, one drink ticket, as well as dinner from food trucks & dessert table.

Buy your tickets now and pick one up for your favorite educator too!

Go to: www.scefkids.org/reveltickets

Lucky on Live Winner

The lucky winner of the raffle was Jennifer Berry.  She won Dinner for Four at the French Laundry. Congrats! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Lucky-on-Live raffle. 

Did You Miss Out?

Did you miss out on Gala online auction items, or grabbing a spot for your child to go on their teacher’s outing? The POST EVENT "auction" site has many items still available! All teacher outings are for sale at Fixed, Buy-it-Now prices. Check them out at:

https://scefkids2019.ggo.bid

 

 

Mustang Roundup

 

LCAP Parent Advisory Committee

All school districts in California must create and maintain a three-year growth plan called the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP). The LCAP is one portion of the budget development process and requires the district to monitor growth on SCSD's four goal areas. Stakeholder engagement is a key component of the LCAP monitoring process. Representatives from each school will form the 2018 LCAP Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The PAC serves in an advisory role to offer feedback on progress in each goal area. All parents/guardians are encouraged to engage in this process. 

The LCAP PAC is scheduled to meet on the dates below. All meetings will take place in the SCSD District Office Board Room, located at 1200 Industrial Road, Suite 9, in San Carlos. These are public meetings and any member of the community is encouraged to attend: 

  • March 26: 9:30- 10:30AM 
  • April 19: 9:30- 10:30AM 
  • May 8: 9:30- 10:30AM 

What You Can Do to Get Involved 

  • Annually completing the SCSD Strategic Plan Survey. Thank you to all of the families that completed the survey to help inform progress in SCSD's goal areas 
  • Get to Know the SCSD LCAP Goals. View the 2018-19 SCSD LCAP here 
  • Review resources from the California PTA here
  • Attend a School Site Council meeting at your school 
  • Reach out to your school principal 

 

 

Central Track and Field is Coming!

We have a growing team of athletes who are ready to participate in one or more of the following events this coming season:

  • 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1 mile
  • 4x100m relay, 4x200m relay, 4x400m relay
  • Long jump, high jump, shot put, and discuss

We need more students to join the team so we have enough relay team members. We even have a coach who will be available on some days to introduce the students to pole vault!

Practices are on Wednesdays at Burton Park from 1:45 – 3:15 starting March 27th. Sunday practices include time trials at Sequoia HS:

  • 4/7       4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • 4/14     4:00 – 5:30 pm
  • 4/28     1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • 5/5        1:00 – 2:30 pm
  • 5/19      4:00 – 5:30 pm

If you have questions about the sport at middle school, please contact the coach for this season, Megan Miller, at meganmiller5@gmail.com.

To register, follow this link:  https://www.scsdsports.org 

 

 

5th Grade Basketball Begins in March

Boys and Girls at Mariposa, SCCLC, and Arroyo are welcome to join us for our 5th basketball season this spring. Girls and boys will be placed onto even teams that will compete against other local 5th grade teams. This is a semi-competitive program aimed to introduce students to school sports and develop students into better basketball players. Score and rankings will be kept, but only to assist with the players' development.

The school athletics program is managed by Legarza, who conducts the tryouts, trains and staffs all the coaches, and coordinates all gym space and referees for the season. My role is to provide communication between SCSD and the athletic directors.

Use this link to register: https://www.scsdsports.org/scsd-registration-1

All players must read the Concussion Information and fill out an Athletic Clearance Form that requires a doctor's authorization every 16 months.

Tryouts: 

  • Girls: March 27, 2:00-2:45pm & March 28, 4:15-5:00pm
  • Boys: March 27, 2:45-3:30pm & March 28, 3:30-4:15pm

Practices: 1-2 times per week and games will be 1-2 times per week. All events will take place between school letting out and 7pm Monday-Thursday. We try to schedule as much as possible right after school lets out, but cannot accommodate all teams all the time. 

Season: The season will run for approximately six weeks with 6-8 games played between Mariposa/SCC and Arroyo, in addition to other local 5th grade teams. 

Please contact Mindy Hill at mhill@scsdk8.org if you have any questions.

 

 

SCSD Athletics

Please use the DISTRICT LINK https://www.scsdsports.org for information on SCSD Athletics. Call 415-334-3333 or email scsdsports@legarzasports.org with any questions.

 

 

Healthy Cities

 

Tutoring News


April 9, 2019 - Tutor Tips workshop on Social Emotional Learning


How do people learn best and in what environments? How do we help students deal with anxiety about not wanting to fail? Or those that have a hard time sitting still or concentrating? We know positive emotions increase learning. We will share examples of how tutors and parents can use social/emotional learning tools and tips to help their students.  Want to tutor? Arrive early to hear about volunteer tutoring opportunities in our local schools.  

  • April 9, 2019
  • 6:15-6:50 pm Orientation "How to become a tutor?" 
  • 7:00-8:15 pm Workshop "Social Emotional Learning" 
  • Arroyo/Central Middle School Library
  • Presented by Jill Greenberg, MAPP, SEL Consultant & an HCT Tutor
  • Open to Healthy Cities Tutors, Parents and Para-Educators
  • Please RSVP via our Evite at http://evite.me/Dct15wdvcm
  • Visit: Healthy Cities Tutoring 

 

 

Community Partners

 

 

2020 San Carlos Chickens' Ball

 

Do you want to be part of the oldest competition in San Carlos?  Do you have the charm, the looks, the charisma to join the fun of Chickens’ Ball?  Chickens’ Ball is the oldest school district fundraiser, raising money for schools through hilarious skits, song and dance since 1940.  You are invited to attend one of the upcoming Chickens’ Ball Skit Writing meetings:    April 13, 2019 10:00am-11:30am at San Carlos Library, Room A and April 30, 2019 7:30pm -9pm at San Carlos Library, Room A.  Send 1 or more person to the meeting to get all the information you need to write the skit for the show.


Follow with Chickens’ Ball on Facebook  @Chickensball
Contact your PTA group to learn more!

 

Thursday Evening Parent Support Group

Located at Heather Elementary School Library each week from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We continue our topic of helping our children cope with conflict and respond well. The group is free to parents in the San Carlos School District. The group is designed so that each Thursday evening will offer you parenting skills to help your children deal with conflict in its various forms. Please join us for learning in connection with your fellow school district parents!

To RSVP go to this link and purchase your free ticket: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-support-group-san-carlos-school-district-tickets-53717537601

 

 

San Carlos Earth Day Cleanup 2019

Want to make a difference this Earth Day? Roll up your sleeves and join the City of San Carlos on Saturday, April 20 from 9 to 11 a.m. to clean up downtown Laurel Street.
 
This fourth annual Earth Day event is a great way for community members to be a part of on-going efforts to increase sustainability while keeping our City clean and beautiful. 
For more information or to sign-up by April 5 visit www.cityofsancarlos.org/earthdaysignup

 

 

High School Happenings

 

Sequoia High School

*New*

FRESHMAN WELCOME EVENT

  • Sequoia High School, Gym 1 (Main Gym)
  • Tuesday, April 23, 2019
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

The entire Sequoia family is delighted to welcome you-- our incoming students and parents-- to our annual Incoming Student Welcome Event on April 23rd, 2019. 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. Expert members of our PTSA, Education Foundation and Boosters Club will also be there to welcome you to the school and answer all your questions. Please join us for this fun, casual, informational night this spring so that you can enjoy your summer break, confident that you are ready to enjoy a smooth start at Sequoia in the fall. Small children are welcome. For more information about this event, please email events@shsef.org.

Open House

Thursday, March 28, 2019 -7:00-8:30 PM

Open to Current and Prospective Students

 
Sequoia Day/Sequoia Stampede

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (9:00 AM)

 

Also, for more information about Sequoia and all of our programs, please visit our website at http://www.sequoiahs.org/index.html    

 

Carlmont High School

 

Attached  please find a flier regarding Carlmont football.

 

INFORMATION
•    Carlmont High School website: http://carlmonths.org/ 
•    Sequoia Union High School District website: http://www.seq.org/ 

MIDDLE SCHOOL LIAISONS
•    Central, Charter, & Tierra Linda: Chris Cook chris@brycecookgroup.com      
•    Nesbit, Ralston & Non-Feeder: Carol Castro carolcastro@comcast.net  
•    For non-feeder school ONLY: email CarlmontInfo@gmail.com to join mailing list

 

Summit/Everest High School

For more information go to summitps.org

 

Design Tech High School

http://www.designtechhighschool.org/