1/21/18 CMS Newsletter

Principal's Message

Jan 22nd 2019

This week I would like to highlight our amazing music program at Central.  We are lucky enough to have great music in our schools here in San Carlos. Furthermore, we are exceptionally blessed that our students are being recognized on the state level. This year we had three students from Central selected for the All State Junior High Jazz Band: Jackson Bae (trumpet), Trent Haithcox (guitar), and Helena Landels (trombone).

The band is featured at the California All State Music Education Conference and will be lead by guest director, Les Nunes, renown jazz educator, composer, and arranger that teaches in Clovis, CA. This band, because of its size, is the most competitive honor band group for which students audition. Central is only one of two schools that have multiple students from the same school (the other... San Carlos' very own Tierra Linda MS!) and and the highest number of students from one school. To be selected for this very competitive group is a high honor. To have 3 students selected is truly a blessing. Let's celebrate this momentous occasion for Central's music program!

Thank you to Nick Garcia and Colyn Fischer for the amazing work they do with our children.


21st Annual MIDDLE SCHOOL Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs & Youth Wellness Conference

CMS has 7 spots available for the 21st Annual MIDDLE SCHOOL Teens Tackle Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs & Youth Wellness Conference. This conference will be filled with fun, hands-on, opportunities for youth and adults to share best practices regarding positive youth development, peer education, leadership, and many other youth empowering topics.

Friday, March 8, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM PST

Clark Kerr Conference Center

2601 Warring Street

Berkeley, CA 94704

Please contact Ms. Jobak at jjobak@scsdk8.org if you are interested in having your child attend this great event.



We have some 6th graders who are doing a ROPES project that donates new or gently used soccer gear to underprivileged children. Items to donate are shin guards, cleats, jerseys, shorts, bags, and anything else that would be used to practice or play soccer. Please wash the clothes prior to donating. The deadline to drop off is Friday. the 25th.

We also have a donation barrel for Second Harvest Food Bank in the main office. This time of year, after the holidays, is when the need for food donations is the greatest. Hunger rates sore in January and February. Please consider donating some non-perishable food.

Thank you!


2019-2020 Summit Public Schools Intent to Enroll Forms Now Available

Link to Summit Flyer

Are you interested in having your child attend a small, diverse, personalized, college preparatory high school? We are proud to report that 100% of Summit graduates were accepted into a 4-year college last year, continuing a long tradition of excellence. Please come learn more at our Open House on Saturday, Jan. 19th at 10 am at Everest (455 5th Ave, Redwood City).

Additionally, the application for next school year is now live!  If you have a current 8th grader who would like to apply to attend Summit Prep for the 2019-20 school year, please visit the "Enroll" page of our summitprep.summitps.org website.

Application deadline is January 25, 2019 at 3PM

Random Selection Lottery will be held February 1, 2019


8th Grade DC/NYC Trip

There are only a few more weeks to enroll your child in the 8th grade Washington, DC and NYC trip from June 17, 2019 to June 21, 2019.  You won't want your student to miss this once in a lifetime opportunity. Learn more about the trip and sign up at www.efexploreamerica.com/2101599md.

The DC/NY trip is not school sponsored or affiliated with the San Carlos School District, but led by an individual through EF Explore America. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Jennifer Williams at dcny2019@gmail.com.



Mustang Roundup


6th Grade Basketball Tryouts Coming Jan 22 and Jan 23

Participating in school sports is a great way to get exercise, build new skills and make good friends. Our Athletic Directors and coaches are all trained and experienced employees of Legarza Sports. If your child is interested in participating, log on to https://www.scsdsports.org/winter and click on the appropriate button for your child's school and gender, then follow the links to register and find tryout times.

Central Middle School Tryouts- All tryouts will take place in the Main Gym at Central.

Tuesday, January 22 - Girls will tryout 3:30-4:15pm and boys will tryout from 4:15-5:00pm. 

Wednesday, January 23 - Boys will tryout 2:00-2:45pm and girls will tryout 2:45-3:30pm. 



Parent Ed Event January 29th

Join us Tuesday, January 29 for a parenting workshop with Dr. Jane Anderson from UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital to learn about building Healthy family Habits: Starting Early to Build Happy Teens. 

Click here for more information and to RSVP: http://evite.me/nT5MU7SbuK



Parent Support Group

Audience: Parents of school-age students (all welcome on a drop-in or consistent basis)

Facilitators: Teresa Wace and Audrey Fairchild, Marriage & Family Therapy Associates from One Life Counseling

Beginning Thursday, January 10, these weekly meetings will be facilitated to  allow parents to build community and resources for tackling parenting challenges. 

Location: Heather Elementary School Library

Read more about the group here:  https://tinyurl.com/y8lll7e5

RSVP:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-support-group-san-carlos-school-district-tickets-53717537601



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.





SCEF Starlight Gala

Enjoy an adult night out. Dance, have some fun, support your schools and make some memories!  Join parents and friends across the district at the annual SCEF Starlight Gala.

It is a fabulous night of dinner, dancing and auctions.

March 9, 2019 at Sharon Heights Country Club  

Don't miss out, get your tickets now at: www.scefkids.org/events


SCEF Exclusive Real Estate Sponsor - Bob Bredel

For the 12th year running,  Bob Bredel, Realtor, is the SCEF Exclusive 2018-2019 Real Estate Sponsor!  On top of that, Bob is donating his popular SELL YOUR HOUSE FOR $1 auction item.  Thinking of selling your house or buying a new one?  Check out Bob's offer at www.scefkids.org/bobbredel


Teacher Auctions Starting February 4

Get excited to see all the fun and creative ways our teachers have cooked up to support SCEF with your kids! Details to follow.


Healthy Cities


Is Your Student Struggling With Math?  

Is your student struggling with math? Want to learn how to help them with tips and insights from two seasoned San Carlos math teachers? Join Healthy Cities Tutoring for our Math Tips workshop. Want to tutor? Arrive early to hear about volunteer tutoring opportunities.  

  • 6:15-6:50 pm Orientation "How to become a tutor?" 
  • 7:00-8:30 pm Workshop "How to Support Your Student in Math" 

Arroyo/Central Middle School Library

Presented by Shelia Sevilla, 4th grade teacher & Hillary Wiessinger, middle school math teacher

Open to Healthy Cities Tutors, Parents and Para-Educators

Click here to RSVP ).

Additional workshop on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Visit our website for more information.



Community Partners


Don't Miss Mary Poppins this Week

Mary Poppins Jr. opens this Thursday!  Do you have your tickets? Treat the family to two hours of magic and fun this week with a performance of Mary Poppins Jr., presented by San Carlos Children’s Theater!  Featuring a delightful cast of 4th-8th graders from the San Carlos School District, this shortened version of the Broadway hit runs January 24-27 in Mustang Hall on the Central Middle School Campus.  Everyone loves Mary Poppins so be sure to reserve your seats in advance at www.SanCarlosChildrensTheater.com.





High School Happenings

Sequoia High School


Next Campus Tour

January 26, 2019, Front of School

Approximately 30 minute tours led by current Sequoia Leadership students
Tours will depart between 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. No advanced sign-ups necessary
Highlights points of interest on campus and provides answers to frequently asked questions

Open House

Thursday, March 28, 2019 -7:00-8:30 PM

Open to Current and Prospective Students

Sequoia Day/Sequoia Stampede

Saturday, April 13, 2019 (9:00 AM)

Freshman Welcome Night

Wednesday, April 25 @ MPR 6:30-8:30 PM

Also, for more information about Sequoia and all of our programs, please visit our website at http://www.sequoiahs.org/index.html    



Carlmont High School


Attached please find the October Carlmont Corner & a detailed flyer  about Shadowing at Carlmont.   Shadow registration will be available through our website beginning on October 8th.



•    Carlmont High School website: http://carlmonths.org/ 
•    Sequoia Union High School District website: http://www.seq.org/ 

•    Central, Charter, & Tierra Linda: Chris Cook chris@brycecookgroup.com      
•    Nesbit, Ralston & Non-Feeder: Carol Castro carolcastro@comcast.net  
•    For non-feeder school ONLY: email CarlmontInfo@gmail.com to join mailing list


Summit/Everest High School

For more information go to summitps.org


Design Tech High School