2/8/21 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message


February 8, 2021


Principal's Message

Hello CMS Families,

With so much going on in our schools and in our community, I wanted to give you all the opportunity to meet with me.  These meetings can be to discuss anything you would like.  I have several half hour time slots available from meetings.  Please use the link below to sign up for a meeting time that works for you.  I look forward to hearing from you. 

Book an Appointment with Mr. Domer 



Last chance to submit photos for the Yearbook!

If you have not previously submitted photos then we're talking to you:

  • Take a pic and submit!
  • Just do it by March 1st and your photo might make it into the yearbook!
  • Go to the Herff Jones eshare site and submit photos directly. The code is mustangs21 (all lower case)  - http://www.hjeshare.com/eShare/?code=mustangs21

You can also download the Herff Jones eshare app from the app store for android and iphone. This allows you to upload photos directly from your phone.


Mustang Musings 

Has your student ever wanted to be published? Here’s their chance! Central Middle School's literary journal, Mustang Musings, which will be accepting submissions of poems, short stories, original artwork, and photography. If your child would like to submit a piece, or has any questions, they can email their English teacher or Christine Chang at cchang21@scsdk8.org. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 5th. Have fun creating!


Helping Your Teen Find Purpose- February 11, 5:30-6:30PM

Drawing on nearly two decades of scientific research, this live (virtual) event will explore: What is purpose? Why does it matter? And, how can we — as parents — help our children and teens discover their purpose in life?

Kendall Cotton Bronk, PhD, is a professor of psychology in the Division of Behavioral & Social Sciences, Claremont Graduate University, and principal investigator at the Adolescent Moral Development Lab (CGU).


NOTE: You will be emailed a ZOOM LINK on the day of the event (Thursday, February 11). Look for subject line "ZOOM LINK - Purpose in Life"

As always, if you have an idea for an event for our community, just let me know and I would be happy to organize it for you.


Book an Appointment with Mr. Domer

Thomas Domer 


Central Middle School 



School District

Remember to Order Lunch Meal Kits

We have weekly meal boxes available for pick up each Monday (including delivery to Menlo Park and East Palo Alto.)  Each box includes five meals - an assortment of hot and cold entrees and a variety of fruits, veggies, and milk. Simply order online and safely pick-up your box for the week. Order.lunchisserved.com                                                                    

To order your student’s Weekly Lunch Box, please log onto LunchIsServed and place your order. You must place your order by 9am on Sunday before the following week.


Check Out Our Parent Education Offerings

Remember to check out our Pandemic Care & Support website for parent education events and resources, mental health support, and more! You can also add the SCSD Parent Education Calendar to your phone. 



PTA Meeting - Join Us this Wednesday at 9:30am via Zoom! 

Join us for our next PTA meeting to hear updates and participate in discussions. This is an opportunity to stay informed, get involved and advocacy. 

We’d love to see you there!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

8th Grade Promotion Committee 

It's not too early to start brainstorming on the festives for our soon to be rising high schoolers. All creative minds welcome. Contact Megan Miller meganmiller5@gmail.com.






San Carlos Education Foundation (SCEF)

An enormous THANK YOU to our readers, their families and donors, and our teachers for making the first annual SCEF Read-A-Thon take off. With the minutes read, dollars raised and celebration of reading--a big success across the board!   

Missed Sunday’s Chinese New Year meal cooking class? There is still time to sign your kids up for the Valentine’s Brunch and Mardi Gras cooking classes. Our Kid’s Virtual Cooking and Baking classes are getting rave reviews. Check out the menu of classes here: https://scefkids.org/upcoming-events/.  

Congrats to ROPES participants, the annual tradition of our 4th, 6th and 8th graders to show us what they’re passionate about. You truly inspire US and our commitment to supporting every aspect of innovation in our schools.


Community Partners


Please Join Us for our 7th Annual Perfect Pairings Benefit - February 26th

As always there will be food, wine and stories of our Perfect Student-Tutor Pairings. Be inspired by the impact our tutors make and the connections they share. 

This year, there are many ways you can participate:

  • Register for and attend our free online event
  • Enjoy delicious food and drinks with one of our Perfectly Paired Party in a Box options from Domenico Winery
  • Participate in our Fund-A-Pairing & Silent Auction
  • Invite your friends and share the fun
  • Go to the Perfect Pairings Website to register for free and purchase your Party in a Box by February 17th, 2021

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please check out the different levels of sponsorship here.

We hope to see you on the 26th!


Sign Up for San Carlos Youth Softball

Interested in playing softball this spring? San Carlos Youth Softball is a great way for girls to get outdoors with friends, have some fun, and develop skills. The 2021 spring rec program is now open for registration. Click here to register online. 

Our program is for girls ages 4+ (as of January 2021) at all skill levels. Registration for the season is just $50 for girls in 8U and below, and $100 for girls in 10U and above. The health and safety of our players are a top priority so we have put in place COVID-19 protocols and procedures. We plan to start practices in mid-February so please sign up soon! 

Questions? More information online at sancarlosyouthsoftball.com or email sancarlosyouthsoftball@gmail.com



Please join the Community Foundation of San Carlos (CFSC) Black History Month celebrations and events throughout the month of February! 

CFSC is launching an inaugural annual poster art contest that is open to everyone in the community. 

The theme for this year is racial justice. For those interested, the intent is to design a poster that commemorates one's hopes and dreams for racial justice, a world in which all are respected, valued, and able to thrive. We would love for you to share the details of the art poster contest with your children. If they don't understand the racial justice theme, what a great opportunity to spark discussion.

To learn more about the poster art contest and on how you, your family and others in the San Carlos community can participate, please visit this website


IMPORTANT Survey for City Safety Programs 

City Hall is asking for residents' input through a SHAPE SAN CARLOS survey (that closes soon, Feb 12 at 5pm). City Hall wants to hear from as many residents (including youth). 

  • How can the City encourage community members to use more alternative transportation around town (walking, biking, shared transit, etc.)?
  • Should the City consider making some streets one-way to improve traffic and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety?
  • Should the City add more buffered bike lanes, paint more red curbs, and add more pedestrian paddles on City streets at the expense of losing street parking?
  • What other solutions do you think the City should consider to improve traffic, encourage alternative transportation, and increase safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers in the City of Good Living?

Your feedback is going DIRECTLY to city staff, and all comments, suggestions, and creative ideas are welcome. The survey closes soon, on Feb 12 at 5pm. Go to: www.cityofsancarlos.org/shapesancarlos. Your feedback matters!


High School Happenings


Sequoia High School

Carlmont High School

Design Tech High School

Tide Academy