11/11/19 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message


November 11, 2019

Reminder that Monday November 11 is a School Holiday.


Math Olympiads Comes to Central

Math Olympiads is a competitive international math enrichment program that focuses on problem-solving skills in a fun, team environment.

The program is supported by the Central math department and led by math teacher Terri Somers.

The team will meet from 2-3p on Wednesdays, starting on Wednesday, Nov 13.

Open to ALL 6th, 7th, & 8th graders -- there is no entrance exam, just a willingness and enthusiasm to participate.

Space is Limited!  Please sign-up here.


Tom Domer




School District News


Parcel Tax Community Engagement Meeting - Nov 14

We want to hear from YOU. Please join us for a Parcel Tax Community Engagement Meeting on Thursday, Nov 14 at 7:00 pm the District Office. Learn more about what our parcel tax supports, what happens if we do not renew it and weigh in with your thoughts. We want to hear from our community!


Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Information Night - November 18

Have an incoming Kindergartener? Looking for a great preschool? Join us for our Preschool & Kindergarten Parent Information Night on Monday, November 18 from 6:30-8:00pm in Mustang Hall. Info Night is designed to provide parents and guardians with information about the San Carlos School District and its programs.


  • How to Register for School
  • Overview of our District, Schools, Preschool, Kindergarten & Transitional Kindergarten programs
  • Meet the Elementary School Principals
  • Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) Overview
  • San Carlos Education Foundation Overview
  • Resources Booths for Parents - Afterschool Programs, Healthy Cities Tutoring, Sequoia Health Care District

Visit our website for more information - https://tinyurl.com/SCSD-Enrollment

Please Note - this is a Parent Only event



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.



PTA News

PTA Meeting - Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm


Our next PTA Meeting is this Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 7PM in the CMS/Arroyo Library. Join us to get involved, stay informed and hear from Principals Tom Domer and Mindy Shelton. We look forward to seeing you there!


PTA Reflections Contest 2019-20:  Look Within

Don't ignore your inner artist! It's time to start working on your Reflections project for this year's PTA Reflections theme, Look Within. Enter your artwork and reflect about its meaning to you in one of six categories:  

  • Dance Choreography
  • Film Production
  • Literature
  • Music Composition
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

All entries will be recognized for their artistic achievement--participation itself is a meaningful contribution to the Central community!  First-place finishers in each category enter the district competition. District winners move on to the state level, and winners ultimately compete at the national level. Click here to review the Official Rules on the PTA Reflections page of the Central website.

Due on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Ms. Gamez in the office.






SCEF Annual Report Delivered

SCEF is delighted to share our 2018-19 Annual Report. Please take a moment to explore the printed copy delivered via USPS or the online version here: Advocate Educate Donate.

Highlights include: 

  • SCSD revenue sources and SCEF’s impact
  • Record-breaking $2.67 million in donations
  • $540,000 in matching gifts
  • Financial breakdown of programs supported
  • Leadership Circle, Donor Roll and Business Partners

Thank you to Wendy Wood for the design of our annual report and to photographer Lisa Noble and Your Child as the Face of SCEF auction winners for the photographs. And THANK YOU to all our donors for your generosity and partnership. 



Donate Stock to SCEF

What’s better than cash? Giving appreciated stock! If you donate stock that has increased in value since you’ve owned it for more than a year – and if you itemize deductions – you can take a charitable deduction for the stock’s fair market value on the day you give it away. You’ll also avoid capital gains taxes on the increase in value over time, which you would have had to pay if you sold the stock and then gave the charity the cash proceeds. 

Thank you to San Carlos resident Kevin Wolfe and Morgan Stanley for their management of SCEF’s stock donation program. For more information, please contact info@scefkids.org or visit scefkids.org/stock.


Community Partners


Sign Up for San Carlos Youth Softball
Interested in playing softball this spring? San Carlos Youth Softball is a great way for girls to have some fun, develop skills and build friendships. The 2020 spring rec program is now open for registration.
Our program is for girls ages 4+ (as of January 2020) at all skill levels. Teams are formed in January so please sign up soon! Refer a friend new to SCYSA and both of you can get $25 off your registration!
Questions? More information online at www.sancarlosyouthsoftball.com or email sancarlosyouthsoftball@gmail.com.


Woodside Parent Education Series

What’s All the Buzz with JUUL & Similar Vape Devices?
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Woodside High School, Multi-Use Room (MUR)
199 Churchill Avenue, Woodside
Info & Tickets: https://stanfordtoolkit2019woodside.eventbrite.com
What do parents, students, and educators need to know about JUUL, vaping, e-cigarettes, and vape devices? The Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit offers education to prevent middle and high school students’ use of e-cigarettes and vapes (including JUUL and other pod-based devices).
Parents, students, educators, and community members welcome! Free admission and light refreshments. Spanish interpretation will be available.
Woodside Parent Education Series events are sponsored by Woodside PTSA, Sequoia Healthcare District, and Sequoia Union High School District.



High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

8th graders and their families can learn all about Sequoia HS through Group or Individual Shadowing, Info Nights, Forums and Newsletters. To learn more, click HERE 

Carlmont High School

8th graders and their families can learn all about Carlmont HS through Group or Individual Shadowing, Info Nights, Forums and Newsletters. To learn more, click HERE.


Summit Public High School

8th graders and their families can learn about the Summit Public School experience HERE.


Design Tech High School

8th graders and their families can learn about the Design Tech Charter High School experience HERE.