NEWS AND EVENTS
FRESH & EASY SHOPPING NIGHT NOVEMBER 14TH
On Wednesday, November 14 from 4 to 8 p.m., the Fresh & Easy store on Cabrillo Hwy will contribute 5% of all proceeds to the Terra Nova PTO. Please stop by during that four-hour period and start your Thanksgiving shopping. And don't forget to save those receipts through December 31!
TERRA NOVA SHADOW PROGRAMS - NEW DATES
By popular request, Terra Nova has added fresh dates to our Shadow Program. We would like to invite graduating 8th graders to attend one of our TN Shadow Days. Please click here to register your student today.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
TERRA NOVA PARTICIPATES IN A MOCK VOTE
ACCESS TO PARENTVUE
Freshman Log-In Accounts will be mailed out by the district office between September 31 and October 7. Please follow the guidelines that will be provided to be able to access your child's account.
NAVIANCE - FAMILY CONNECTION
Terra Nova High School is proud to announce the availability of Family Connection from Naviance. It is a comprehensive web-based system for Counselors, students and families. With Family Connection, students and their families will now be able to explore colleges, careers, communicate with counselors, search for scholarships and receive important school and college related announcements.
To log into Family Connection, please go to Counseling Tab and click on Naviance.
Students will use their Synergy usernames to access Naviance.
Students, get the Naviance App for your iPhone or Android today!
Naviance Student from Naviance on Vimeo.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR SENIORS
The Olympic Club Foundation will award a $4000 scholarship to a top scholar-athlete who has a strong history of community service. One male and one female student can be nominated. Letter of recommendation required. Deadline is October 31. If you would like to be nominated, please review the requirements in the Career Center.
The Good Tidings Foundation offers twenty community service scholarships in the amount of $5,000. Awards based on greatest service and financial need. Deadline is November 5.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presents its DAR Good Citizens Scholarship. The local chapter winner will compete for the state award of at least $250. Eight national division winners will receive $500. The national winner will attend the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C., and be awarded $5000. Qualities required are dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Essay required. If you would like to be nominated for this award, please see Mrs. Martin in the Career Center. Deadline is November 15.
The Elks National Foundation awards scholarships ranging from $4000 to $60,000. Requirements include community service, honors and awards, leadership and extracurricular activities, and an essay. Parental financial information and counselor report also required. Deadline is December 7.
The California-Hawaii Elks Association will award 55 grants of $1000, renewable for one year. Student must attend a vocational/technical program or community college with the plan to be employed in his/her vocational career after two years of study. A student planning to continue to a Bachelor's degree is not eligible to apply. Other requirements must be met. Deadline is December 31.
The California Association of Collectors will award three scholarships ranging from $1500 to $2500. Essay and other requirements. Deadline is January 15, 2013.
The San Francisco Aeronautical Society will award three $1500 scholarships. Biographical essay on a legend of aviation as well as other requirements. Deadlineis March 15.
Terra Nova High School is excited to introduce our new Terra Nova High School Student Handbook. TN Students and Parents are required to read through the handbook and be aware of some of the changes in the Dress Code Policy, Attendance Policy, Cell Phone Policy, and the Discipline Matrix.
CLICK HERE FOR THE TERRA NOVA 2012-13 STUDENT HANDBOOK
SUPPORT THE TERRA NOVA TIMES
Support the Terra Nova Times, Terra Nova's newspaper and only regular student publication! With a donation of $25 or more, we will deliver a copy of each issue (13+) of the newspaper. Checks should be made out to Terra Nova High School with "newspaper" on the Memo line, along with the form below. Please return form and check to Mrs. Jenkins (Room 330).
CLICK HERE FOR THE TERRA NOVA TIMES SUBSCRIPTION FORM
2013 YEARBOOK ADS
Graduating from high school is a special event; your child is making an important step toward beginning their adult life. Now is the time to order an ad in the Terra Nova Tiger yearbook, and forever capture this milestone in your child's life. Create your senior's own personal ad using photos from childhood, with their friends, or senior portraits-the choice is yours. You can write your child a letter, a poem, or include an inspirational quote, making the ad something your child will treasure for years to come...
Attention TERRA NOVA Seniors and Senior Parents. Hard to believe, but it's now time to start preparing for Graduation. Terra Nova High School has partnered with Herff Jones to provide all the things you need, including cap and gown, the official Terra Nova High announcements, and senior memorabilia to help the Class of 2013 celebrate graduation. Herff Jones will be on-campus collecting orders on the 2nd FRIDAY of each month during lunch hours. You can also mail in your completed order form or place your order online at www.hjgraduation.com The first order deadline is DECEMBER 14th! Please see flyers that were given to seniors for more info or call 925.829.4003.
PARENT PRIDE - GET INVOLVED
Terra Nova Parents: Want to volunteer but not sure how to get started? Terra Nova is excited to introduce our new automated Parent Volunteer form. Through this effort we hope to provide positive parent support to the students and staff at Terra Nova. Simply click on the Parent Pride icon to the right to sign up and become a parent volunteer. Get Involved & Stay Connected. Go Tigers!
CLICK HERE TO VOLUNTEER
FRESH & EASY - SHOP FOR SCHOOLS
Shop at any Fresh & Easy and save your receipts! From September 12 through December 31, 2012, Fresh and Easy will contribute $1 to our school for every $20 spent. Receipts can be turned in at the office in the Fresh and Easy collection box or returned to Karen Thompson in the green envelope provided in the registration materials. Any questions, please contact Karen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FEED YOUR FAMILY! HELP THE TERRA NOVA NEWSPAPER!
The Journalism Class is once again hosting a PAMPERED CHEF fundraiser! Order online, and the Journalism program automatically gets a percentage of whatever you spend. Order by 10PM SATURDAY to make your order count!
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Click 'shop online'
Type in 'Terra Nova High School'
Click 'live name line'
Browse the catalog links on left and purchase following prompts.
Free gift with purchase of $60.00 or $100.00
SUPPORT TERRA NOVA WHILE SHOPPING
Help Terra Nova earn revenue when you shop online at over 500 merchants. Need last minute graduate gifts, gift cards, electronics ? buy them online from Amazon, iTunes, Kohl?s, BestBuy, and other popular merchants. Find more than 7000 deals and promotions all of which can help generate funds for Terra Nova programs. You can even print coupons for household goods that can be redeemed at stores such as Safeway. CLICK HERE and select the merchants, promotions, or products that you want. You will then be directed to the appropriate merchant website where you can shop as usual. Terra Nova will earn a commission on goods that you purchase. It?s that simple!
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Terra Nova will be hosting a fundraiser to support various programs throughout the school. You will have the ability to purchase personalized bricks/tiles which will be displayed at various locations on campus. Each brick/tile will cost $100.00 (4?x8?brick/tile) or $300 (8?x8?brick/tile). The entire amount is tax deductible (#94-3083772). Funds collected will go to support the program represented by offsetting operating overhead costs (bus costs) and direct costs that the program might incur.
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WORTH KNOWING ABOUT
A MESSAGE FOR THE SAN MATEO COUNTY HEALTH SYSTEM
There has been an increase in the number of cases of pertussis (commonly referred to as ?Whooping Cough?) in San Mateo County and throughout the U.S. this year. Pertussis is an infection of the respiratory tract that usually lasts 6-10 weeks.
Symptoms begin with a runny nose, sneezing, possibly a low-grade fever, and mild cough. After a week or two, a persistent cough develops, which may occur in explosive bursts (paroxysmal coughing), sometimes ending in a high-pitched whoop and vomiting.
Older children and adults may have a less typical cough. Although the disease is less severe in adults and older children, they can unknowingly infect infants and preschoolers who are at risk for serious illness. CLICK BELOW TO READ MORE.
PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) INFORMATION
PERTUSSIS VACCINATION INFORMATION
MESSAGE FOR NEW PARENTS
MOBILE HEALTH VAN SCHEDULE
With seasonal flu season coming soon, it is important that all San Mateo County residents know how to prevent the spread of influenza (or flu). School-age children often transmit influenza to each other as they play and study together, and they also pass the flu on to adults and siblings in school and at home. Protect yourself, protect others. Everyone six months old and older should get vaccinated. No appointment required. No I.D. necessary. For more information, visit www.smhealth.org/flu, or call 650-573-3927.
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P.E. AND HALL LOCKER NOTICE
Students have reported that personal items have been stolen from their locked PE and hall lockers. Although some of these thefts may be due to carelessness, the likelihood of the lockers being compromised by someone in possession of an unauthorized key is a possibility. With this in mind, we are recommending the following actions to alleviate this situation:
1) Students leave all valuables that are not school related at home.
2) Students may bring additional locks for their hall and PE lockers.
Any student who is found breaking into lockers or in possession of stolen property will face disciplinary action at school and the Pacifica Police Department will be notified.
Students are responsible for maintaining the interior cleanliness of their lockers. A $50 cleaning fee will be charged to students whose lockers are defaced with stickers or graffiti.
ONLINE TUTORING SERVICE
A FREE live tutoring service is available for all students through the San Mateo County Library website. It is live tutoring online in English, Math, Science or Social Studies and available from 1:00pm to 12:00am seven days a week (It is available in Spanish from 1pm-10pm). Live Homework Help is staffed by trained tutors, many of whom are retired teachers. To access this service you must do the following:
1. log on to website ? www.smcl.org
2. Click on the ?Research? bubble
3. Click ?Online Resources?
4. Click on ?Homework, Education and Testing?
5. Click on ?Live Homework Help?