5/27/19 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

May 28th 2019

A few weeks ago I wrote about how important it is for our kids to grow up in a community that is supportive and involved.  Being that we have Open House this Wednesday night, I am again reminded about how important our schools are in building strong community. 

Open House is always one of my favorite nights of the year because I get to see how proud all of our students are about the hard work they have done throughout the year.  It really is remarkable how much our students have and accomplished. It is also great for me to see all our parents walking around campus with a gratified smile on their faces. Let’s take this time to remember all the growth, hard work and dedication that has gone into learning all the incredible lessons that have been learned.

Also remember the incredible work the staff here at Central has done to help your children succeed.  Our kids are extremely lucky to get to work with our dedicated teachers and para-educators. Make sure to thank a teachers and please say hi. 

Tom Domer


8th Grade End of the Year Activities

I thought I should share the link for the 8th grade end of the year activities as we get closer to the end of the year.  Please hit the link above.



The Silicon Valley Bike Coalition will be presenting a bike rodeo where students in the Wheels Quest class will bring their bikes and go through a series of stations.  We need about 3-4 parents to help from 1:30pm and 3:15pm on JUNE 6TH. Please contact Patti Blumen if you are able to help.



Is your child interested in making CMS a better place? Now is their opportunity to run for ASB office for the 2019-2020 school year. Students can find election packets in the front office and room 204. All election packets are due back by Friday, May 31st. Have questions? Students can see or email Ms. Williams for more information.


Spring Sports Night

Monday June 3 @ 5:30 In Central’s gym is our Spring Sports Night. All are welcome to come recognize our young athletes.  


Camp Lead is a wonderful opportunity for students this summer who wants to improve their leadership skills and who are interested in social justice.  It is a free program offered but the County Office of Education. Please hit the link below if you are interested in more information.

Camp Lead Link




Mustang Roundup


Arroyo CMS PTA

Please come join us during Open House to celebrate and recognize our Honorary Service Award Winners.  These individuals have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond to serve both our CMS/Arroyo students and our community overall.    

Ceremony starts at 6:15, Mustang Hall. 

PTA Honorary Service Awards - 2018/19

  • Lucrecia Boswell
  • Camala Umbenhaur
  • Sheila Sevilla
  • Tracey Olazar
  • Jana Paquette
  • Jen Williams
  • Joan and Jack Purcell



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: $12

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.gardner@gmail.com



Central Track and Field Finals

The Track and Field team competed in the regional finals last week and did very well! We earned one 1st place medal, three 2nd place medals, three 3rd place medals, ten 4th place ribbons, and eight 5th place ribbons.

It was an amazing showing with the 6th grade girls placing 3rd and the 6th grade boys placing 5th.

Next year we need more 7th and 8th graders so we can compete in more events.

Congratulations to everyone for working hard and accomplishing so much individually and as a team.



Gender Spectrum and Inclusive Communities Workshop

Workshop Description: This interactive workshop is designed to provide information about Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Expression (SOGIE) as it relates to building inclusiveness in the City of San Carlos and in our schools. Adults and young adults (ages 14+) from the entire community are welcome to attend. RSVP: http://evite.me/A61EqVHCvV June 3 6:30-8:30PM at the San Carlos Youth Center



Free Bike Safety Workshop

Please join us at Tierra Linda on Saturday, June 15 at 1:30 PM for a fun Bike Rodeo and bike blender smoothie station. This event will consist of a brief safety talk, a challenging bike course, and a snail race that focuses on balance and control.  RSVP: http://evite.me/NXk8F1y5bm



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.





Make It Happen in May!

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 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.


Bianco o Nero Party

Don’t miss the final parent-hosted party of the year! Dress up in Bianco o Nero (white or black) and kick off the summer with a Festa Italiana! Enjoy La Dolce Vita and spend the night on the Italian Coast without leaving the 94070. Join us on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 5:00PM for an evening of delicious food, drinks and fun at Trattoria da Vittorio on Laurel Street. Adults only… Certo!

Get your tickets at www.scefkids.org/events



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/



Healthy Cities


Healthy Cities Tutoring Volunteer Recognition Reception

Tuesday, May 28, 6 pm at the San Carlos Adult Community Center

Please join us in recognizing over 400 community volunteers who tutor K-8th grade students at all of the San Carlos schools once a week working on reading, writing, mathematics and much more. Our caring tutors, ages 14-96 yrs young help students struggling with academic performance, engagement in learning, and self-confidence. Help us say thank you and hear from tutors, students and parents about the impact their relationship has on one another. To find out how you can be a part of this great organization, please visit healthycitiestutoring.org


Community Partners



Summer Camp 2019

After a successful Spring Break Camp at SCSD (Arroyo School), KidzToPros in partnership with SCSD and your favorite ASP vendors is excited to host a huge variety of STEAM and Sports Summer Camps! Camps are scheduled between the 17th of June and 9th of August, 2019 at Arundel Elementary and White Oaks Elementary Schools. Many different camp options are available along with pre and post care. 

Registration for these camps are filling fast! To learn more and book for the camps - please visit the KidzToPros website at 




The Clean Cars for All Program is Now Accepting Applications

This program offers $2,500 - $9,500 to low-income Bay Area residents in communities disproportionately burdened by pollution to retire an older vehicle and replace it with a clean vehicle or Clipper Card.

Visit the Air District's Clean Cars for All website to find out of you are eligible for funds to purchase or lease a new or used hybrid or electric vehicle or receive a Clipper Card!

Questions? Contact (855) 256-3656 or CleanCars@GridAlternatives.org 



Chalk Full of the Fun on the Square


The Redwood City Parks & Arts Foundation invites you to come join the fun at the 4th annual Chalk Full of Fun on the Square, July 3rd & 4th. This FREE event is for the whole community. Chalk squares are limited, so register now to reserve you spot.

For more info click here or email us at: info@rwcpaf.org.





High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

There is a summer program available for anyone interested in playing football. It will be held at Sequoia High School from June 17th thru July 26th. Contact Rob Poulos (email: FastFootballLLC@gmail.com or cell: 925-577-7696) for details and to register.

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


Carlmont High School

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