5/6/19 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

May 6th, 2019

I wish it wasn’t so, but it’s true. Without your support of our amazing SCSD schools, we would not be able to do so many of the things we do. The nonprofit San CarlosEducation Foundation and its board of parent volunteers work each year to raise funds to support smaller K-3 class sizes, counseling, libraries and literacy, technology, our elementary music program and middle school electives and more.

In addition to the educator positions these funds support, Central receives a Principal Flex fund grant. This year, I was able to use my Principal Flex fund to pay for additional lunchtime supervision, outdoor education support, sports equipment, class libraries for our Reader’s Workshop program, elective class support, emergency supplies, professional development for teachers, converences, and much more. The truth is, SCEF helps pay for almost everything we need to run a school.

The level of parent engagement and support at Central is truly inspiring.  Because of you, we do achieve our goals and improve our programs--allowing our students to learn, grow, and shine.

Wednesday May 8, is SCEF Day. We will be wearing green to say THANK YOU for your generosity and commitment to our schools. This year, due to the budget challenges in our district, the SCEF board is asking donors to make their donations by May 31, 2018. Your donation, at any level, will help support vital programs at all of our outstanding San Carlos K-8 schools.

There is still time to make a gift to SCEF, most easily here: www.scefkids.org/donate/

As every year, I am sincerely grateful for your partnership. Thank you for all you do for our kids. 

Tom Domer 


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:


Thank you,


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





Make It Happen in May - SCEF Day is Wednesday May 8th!

While SCEF’s fiscal year ends in June, 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.

  • Check out our SCEF Day flyer with more information at:
  • To understand how your donation to SCEF makes a difference to your child’s education, watch our video at:
  • Go to http://www.scefkids.org/donate to make your donation or add to your gift this year. Gifts of any size are appreciated and will make a real difference for our kids. 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


Book Donations Needed

Spring cleaning? Our school libraries are looking for a few popular book titles to round out their collections.  Click here and take a look at what's needed at each school.  If you have any of these books and are willing to donate it, please drop off at the school library requesting the book. 

Librarians will update this list throughout the year as donations come in or as new books are needed.  Thank you for your support!!  Questions?  Please email monamaher@gmail.com



Purchase a Graduation Candy Lei Today!

Need a fun graduation present? Want to show your school spirit? Purchase an 8th grade graduation candy lei today!

All proceeds benefit Sequoia High School Class of 2020, Safe and Sober Graduation Activities

Cost: $10

Ribbon choices: purple/white, green/white or blue/white

Order online: https://SequoiaPTSA.myschoolcentral.com
Deadline: Order by Thursday, May 30, 2019

Pickup: June 1-2, CMS, Clifford and North Star parking lots, time tbd

Questions: email brett.e.gadner@gmail.com



Arroyo School Garden's Second Annual ORGANIC SEEDLING SALES!

WHEN:  Saturday, May 11th -- 9am-12pm

LOCATION: Arroyo School Garden, Arroyo School, 1710 Arroyo Avenue, San Carlos


Choose from hundreds of organic veggie, flower and herb seedlings to enhance your home garden or yard. Hand-harvested seeds from our own Arroyo Garden will also be on sale! 

  • Prices range from $1-$5. Cash preferred, but checks are welcome.
  • All proceeds support Central Middle School/Arroyo Schools’ PTA programs. We will accept donations too!
  • Shop early from limited quantities! We'll close up shop when we run out.
  • Find wonderful Mother’s Day gifts to give to your special someone the very next day!
  • Enjoy a ride on our Bike Blender and mix up some fresh lemonade slushies.

We do need VOLUNTEERS for the day, so please SIGN UP TO HELP here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050A4DACA92CA46-arroyo



Walk and Roll to School Day

On Thursday, May 9, the students of the San Carlos School District are invited to join in the Bay Area’s 25th Annual Bike to Work Day with our own Walk and Roll to School event. Students and staff are welcomed to walk, pedal, or scoot their way to class. 

Once our “Walk and Rollers” arrive at school, we will celebrate by handing out prizes right outside the office. Make sure you add your tally mark on the mode chart at school to show how you travelled to school. 

Join in the fun and you can even pledge to ride today and possibly win a trip to Alaska! 

For more information on safety and preferred routes see link




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

Thursday May 9th at Heather Elementary School Library from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. This week we delve further into our discussion about raising children here in Silicon Valley. This week the talk is focused on the rapid pace that our children live with, along with the achievement culture. What are the residual effects of this on kids and how do we mitigate this in our families. The group is sponsored by One Life Counseling, and free to parents in the San Carlos School District. This is an opportunity to meet fellow parents in the school district community!

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 Hometown Days - Youth Dance

  • Saturday, May 18, 2019
  • 7:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Youth Center at Burton Park
  • Casual dress and open to 5th-8th graders.
  • Purchase your $10 ticket in advance at the front desk of the Youth Center.

Chaperoned by San Carlos Youth Center Staff.



San Carlos Hometown  Days - New Hours

  • Friday, May 17 5:00-8:00 pm - SCEF Celebrates Music Concert in the Park
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 pm

Art, Shopping, Music, Games, Attractions and Food ALL DAY!







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/