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We know how challenging it can be to juggle the many facets of parenting. Take advantage of our roster of resources designed to make you busy lives easier. These include a hot lunch program, before and after school programs, and tutoring.

Hot Lunch

The San Carlos School District has a partnership with Choice Lunch to provide daily, healthy lunches to students. Choice Lunch offers a wide selection of hot and cold menu items. Visit the District webpage to set up an account and order lunch for your child.

The PTA volunteers help distribute lunch to Arundel students. Volunteer shifts last about 45 minutes and volunteers receive a “lunch credit” with The Lunchmaster that can be redeemed for their child. See volunteer opportunities for helping with hot lunch.

Before and After School Activities

The San Carlos-Belmont After School program offers before school (Breakfast Club) and after school care. Learn about the program and how you can sign up. The After School program is located on campus but run independently.

Also, Smart-E is another on-campus after school program. Smart-E is district run and gives students the chance to participate in a variety of before and after school activities such as sports classes, dance classes, yoga and more. They also offer numerous camps during school breaks. Please visit their site to learn more.

Tutoring

The Healthy Cities Tutoring Program is a free, tutor/mentor program providing San Carlos elementary and middle school children with one-on-one support from local community volunteers. The program increases the academic skills and self-esteem of the children in our community. Through individualized tutoring sessions, guided by the student’s classroom teacher, the volunteers help students develop improved academic skills, including reading, writing, math and homework assistance. With increased confidence in academic abilities comes an increase in self-esteem.

Volunteer tutors are recruited from all sectors of the community and include high school students, parents and senior citizens. The volunteers receive an training and orientation provided by San Carlos School District teachers. Tutors are paired with a student at the San Carlos school of their choice and tutoring times are arranged to fit the volunteer’s schedule. More volunteers are always needed!
Transition to Mariposa
During the Spring trimester, there are many opportunities for students and families to become acquainted with the fourth and fifth grade campus of Mariposa School. Here is a link for the presentation that Principal Friel reviewed at recent events to engage families in the next step for their children once they leave Arundel School. Also, check out this calendar of transition events for Spring 2019: 
 

Thursday, March 14th

*8:30-9:30 ARUNDEL 4th GRADE MUSIC/ART ASSEMBLY

The 5th grade elective teachers (Band/Orchestra/Art) will visit the two schools to showcase our Mariposa Performing and Studio Arts programs. Students will begin to get a sense of whether they would like to play and instrument or pursue visual arts in their elective classes at Mariposa next year. They will then visit with families on Thursday, March 29 (see below).

 

Tuesday, March 19th 8:30 a.m

ARUNDEL SCHOOL 3rd and 4th GRADE PARENT COFFEE WITH MARIPOSA PRINCIPAL

Informal opportunity to meet Alex Friel, Mariposa Principal, learn about Mariposa and ask questions in a relaxed setting.  Arundel and Heather parents welcome!

 

Thursday, March 21st

8:30 a.m.ARUNDEL 3rd & 4th GRADE STUDENT ASSEMBLY WITH MARIPOSA PRINCIPAL

Student assembly to meet with Alex Friel, Mariposa principal,  learn about Mariposa 5th Grade, ask questions and get excited!

 

Tuesday, March 26th (3:30-7:00) Tierra Linda Band, Orchestra, Art Rooms

ARUNDEL AND HEATHER 4th GRADE INSTRUMENT SELECTION / ART INFORMATION NIGHT @Mariposa

The second event is for Instrument Selection and Art Information. Students in the 4th grade who are interested in playing an instrument try various instruments to assist with making the instrument selection for the 5th grade year. Students who are thinking of themselves as Visual Artists will visit the Art Room and get a feel for Ms. Xavier’s program.

 

Tuesday, March 26th - TL Learning Commons 6:30-7:30 p.m.

3rd and 4th GRADE PARENT NIGHT WITH MARIPOSA PRINCIPAL

Opportunity to meet Alex Friel, Mariposa Principal, learn about Mariposa and ask questions in a relaxed setting.  Arundel and Heather parents welcome! Note: This meeting is for parents who couldn’t make a coffee meeting.

 

Wednesday, April 17 9:30-11:30 - Please note this is STUDENT & Teacher  ONLY

Arundel 3rd GRADE VISIT TO THE LAND OF THE MONARCHS

Arundel 4th GRADE VISIT TO THE LAND OF THE MONARCHS

Ms. Friel will welcome the students, and Mariposa Student Ambassadors will take small groups of 4th graders to see all the important places on the TL and Mariposa campus. Students will learn the layout of the school and begin to have a sense of what it will feel like to attend in 5th grade. Students will depart their own school at 9:30-10:30 and 10:45 to 11:45am. 

 

Tuesdays, March 26; April 16; May 29 (8:45 am) Mariposa Office

3rd and 4th grade PARENT MARIPOSA TOURS LED BY MARIPOSA STUDENTS

Come take a tour of our school, led by our very capable and informative Mariposa Student Ambassadors. Tours will be limited to 20 participants. Please contact Mariposa Secretary Gina Tosetti gtosetti@scsdk8.org to sign up for a tour.

 

Thursday, May 16th  (6:30-7:30) Mariposa/Tierra Linda Campus

Mariposa/Tierra Linda Open House

Anyone can attend this event in the spring to visit our classrooms and see our shared Mariposa/Tierra Linda spaces.

 

Monday, August 19 or Tuesday, August 20 (times TBD)

MARIPOSA DAY @ MARIPOSA SCHOOL

Students will have the opportunity to tour our new school as well as receive other important information prior to the start of school.

Wednesday, August 21-23rd Marvelous Monarch Week