4/29/19 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

April 29th, 2019

As we begin to implement the WEB program (Where Everybody Belongs) at Central, I am thinking a lot about how we build leadership capacity among our students.  What initially attracted me to WEB is the fact that it greatly increases the opportunities for our students to step into leadership positions. I love ASB (Associated Student Body) but it only allows a certain number of students to participate.  WEB gives all kinds of children the chance to be leaders. In fact, WEB consciously seeks out a wide variety of personality types. Introverts make great leaders, but sometimes need a push in the right direction.

Another thing I like about the WEB program is that it intentionally teaches leadership skills. WEB challenges the adults on campus to see the leadership potential in all kids. It teaches students to set goals, it builds self-esteem and confidence, it helps develop intrinsic motivation, and most importantly, it gives them the tools to carry things out. I really appreciate how deliberate the WEB training is for our students.  

We know that students will develop leadership skills when the adults in their lives take the time to give them meaningful feedback. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Teaching kids to play to their strengths and work on their weaknesses is important in developing leadership. This is where meaningful feedback plays a role.  Adults can help children recognize the strengths while at the same time help them work on their deficits. We also need to instill self confidence. Doing both of these things at the same time can be tricky, but it is not impossible.

If you are interested in doing some work with your child around developing leadership, I have attached this article they may help. 15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children

Below is a more detailed description about the WEB program at Central:

Tom Domer


We are excited to announce that CMS is implementing the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) Program. WEB is a transition program where our 8th graders mentor our incoming 6th graders. 

WEB Leaders are 8th graders who are good role models for younger students and who have been successful at our middle school. WEB Leaders’ communication skills, leadership potential, responsibility, and personality have helped them succeed in the middle school environment, and the lessons they have learned should be shared to help others succeed. They could have a tremendous influence on our new students and will learn many valuable leadership skills in the process. Plus, it will be fun!!

What does a WEB Leader do? WEB Leaders are trained to work with the incoming sixth graders and other new students who are entering our school next fall. After the extensive training in the summer, the WEB Leaders will run sixth grade orientation before school starts in August. At the orientation, each WEB Leader will be given a small group of sixth graders to work with that day and will be asked to befriend and to help that group during the first week of school with any challenges they may face. Additionally, throughout the school year, WEB Leaders will meet again with their student groups to touch base, discuss problems, and plan social activities. We know that the more contact a sixth grader has with their WEB Leader the more successful the sixth grader will be.

Current 7th graders will be hearing information about WEB this week in their classes. If they are interested in being a WEB Leader they will need to go through the application process. Students recommended by their teachers will receive an application. Applications are due no later than May 17th to Ms. Jobak in the office. All interested students need to be able to attend all of the dates on the application in order to apply. 

Mandatory Dates:

Spring Day - Wed., May 29th, 1:30pm-3:30pm

WEB training - Wed., Aug. 14th, 8:30am-1:30pm

WEB training - Fri., Aug. 16th, 8:30am-1:30pm

WEB Day - Aug. 19th, 7:30am-1:00pm

Back to School Night-Aug. 28th, 6:00pm-8:00pm

If you have questions please email Ms. Jobak at jjobak@scsdk8.org


CMS Yearbook Sales

Haven't bought your 2019 CMS Yearbook? Act now before it's too late! Yearbooks are available to purchase online until they sell out at www.cmsyearbook.com. You will be forwarded to the Herff-Jones secure site to finalize your order. We are using Herff-Jones email marketing system this year, so if you have received an email to buy a yearbook you can follow that link as well. Final deadline to purchase at the current price is May 11th. If you have any questions email our Yearbook Advisor Nick Lamb at nlamb@scsdk8.org.


8th Grade Activities

Hard to believe that 8th Grade Promotion is less than 2 months away! Our Committee Chairs have been busy making plans to prepare for the fun and we need your help! There are opportunities to sign-up to bring items, volunteer your time or make a small donation for the 8th Grade Breakfast. We especially need the help of our 6th and 7th grade parents to help with certain volunteer jobs so our 8th grade families can enjoy the Promotion Ceremony. It is also a tradition for non-8th grade families to chaperone the dance.

Please sign-up for something to help us out to celebrate our kids!

Sign-up here  https://signup.com/go/ZJQTyXf


CMS 8th grade Grad Dance Items Needed to Borrow:

We are also looking to borrow the following items for the 8th Grade Dance: Any holiday or fluorescent lights and extension cords - Air Pumps to help with set up for the dance - looking for high speed pumps approx 3-5 - please label all items so we can return back to you. Drop off to Cheryl diTargiani's home: 137 Vine Street, San Carlos. Need by 5/15. Questions theditars@yahoo.com

Thank you!

Andrea Maxwell & Marie Rosecrans, Promotion Chairs

Krista Morey & Cheryl diTargiani, Dance Chairs

Alana Corso & Wendy Bastis, Breakfast Chairs


The Fitness and Wellness Department has teamed up with Goetz Bros of San Carlos. You can order gym clothes through the new website . Any orders you submit now are for the 2019-2020 school year. You can pick items up from the store or ship to home. Order using the link below:


Don’t hesitate, the deadline to order is May 16, 2019. This is the only time that clothes can be ordered.

Alternatively, you can buy a pair of plain black athletic shorts (inseam is 6 inches or longer) and a plain grey t-shirt. If you have any questions, you can contact 

Patti Blumen, pblumen@scsdk8.org

Alain Cardona, acardona@scsdk8.org

Nick Lamb, nlamb@scsdk8.org





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!

Event runs from 6-11PM with live music starting at 9PM.

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



SCEF Spring Raffle

Your chance to win a  7-night stay at a luxury beachfront resort in Mexico and other prizes!  Tickets are $50 each or 6 for $250.  Drawing will be at Revel @ Devil's on May 4th.  You need not be present to win.

Get your tickets at: www.scefkids.org/2019-spring-raffle/


Make It Happen in May

We are on a campaign to reach our fundraising goal by May 31st in hopes of minimizing budget reductions. If the School Board has the estimated SCEF Grant for the 2019-20 school year in June, they can consider this estimate in their final budget deliberations.

Please make your donation now: www.scefkids.org/donate

If you are going to donate via payroll deduction with your employer please act now as it can take up to 8 weeks for funds to be received by SCEF.


June 14, 2019 is San Carlos Night at Oracle Park!

Join parents and community members for the 2019 San Carlos Night at SF Giants.

Hear our students sing the National Anthem before the game & watch the Giants take on the Milwaukee Brewers (gametime is 7:15 P.M.). Stay after the game for FIREWORKS!!!

Tickets available at San Carlos Youth Center from April 8. Cash or Check only.

Purchase your spot for your child to sing  the National Anthem at San Carlos Night at the Giants here:  https://scefkids2019.ggo.bid

See last year’s video: https://www.scefkids.org/2018-scef-anthem-performance/




Mustang Roundup


CMS Arroyo PTA

Staff Appreciation Week - May 13-May 17

We are celebrating Staff appreciation the week of May 13 and have lots of great things planned for our teachers . Help us spoil our wonderful Central staff: https://signup.com/go/QqcTdUQ

Thank you!

Marianne Jett & Susan Raymond


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.



Community Partners



Thursday Evening Parent Support Group

May 2nd, at Heather Elementary School Library from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This week starts a new topic that we call the Juggling Act of Raising Kids. Silicon Valley is a unique place to rear children, and warrants some good discussion. The evening will focus on screen usage by children with suggestions for healthy screen time. We will explore ideas on how to monitor safe use of electronic devices, so please bring your ideas to the discussion to share! The group is sponsored by One Life Counseling, and free to parents in the San Carlos School District. Please join our community of parents helping each other!

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



Now's the Time - Register for San Carlos AYSO Today!

The San Carlos American Youth Soccer Organization’s (AYSO) fall registration is now OPEN until the end of May for ages 3-18.   Visit the AYSO booth at the Laurel Street Farmer’s Market on Sundays if you have any questions. We’ll have gently used cleats out for trade, as well as a bin for any donations!  Log on to www.sancarlosayso.org for details and registration information.



2020 Chickens' Ball

“The Night They Invented Champagne”

Do you want to be a part of the oldest competition in San Carlos?  Write an intriguing skit about extraordinary people.  We can’t wait for your hilarious one-liners, eye dropping sets, and dazzling costumes!  Gather your pals, parents, and principals to submit a skit. 

You are cordially invited to join us at the next Skit Writing Meeting, Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 7:30pm-8:30pm.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide guidance in writing and submitting a skit to the San Carlos Chickens’ Ball. Our goal is to encourage a variety of community groups to participate.  All proceeds go to San Carlos public schools.

2020 Show dates:  March 13, 14, 15 (matinee), 20, 21 (two shows), 22


Mona Klein, General Chair and Karen Althoff, Production Chair




High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

Sequoia High School website:  http://www.sequoiahs.org


Carlmont High School

Carlmont High School website: http://carlmonths.org


Summit/Everest High School

Summit / Everest High School Website:  summitps.org


Design Tech High School

Design Tech High School Website:  http://www.designtechhighschool.org/