CULTURAL EDUCATION INITIATIVE
New Cultural Education Initiative
Encourages Celebration and Inclusion
In an effort to raise awareness, deepen understanding, and promote inclusion among our students, San Carlos School has instituted a new schoolwide addition to the curriculum that focuses on cultural celebration and awareness. Our Cultural Education Initiative centers around classroom activities, guest speakers and performances, and visual reinforcement. This Initiative is spearheaded by the new SCS Cultural Committee that includes Mr. Pacheco, Ms. Antonian, and Ms. Gamboa and reinforces our commitment to creating student PEACEkeepers who treat each other with respect, kindness, and compassion. We are thankful to have the passion and commitment of these three outstanding teachers to guide us through this very important addition to our curriculum.
Our 2020 – 2021 Cultural Celebration Calendar includes monthly themes and special activities that highlight the diversity of students at San Carlos School.
After a summer of social unrest, violence, and exclusion, we pray for reconciliation and peace in our community and throughout the world.
Grant and Gifts Update!
Many Thanks to Our Generous Grantors
in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Pebble Beach Company Foundation awarded San Carlos School another wonderful grant to help fund the continuation of our Accelerated Reader Program for Grades 1 through 8 and the purchase of 35 new Chromebooks for use in English Language Arts, Math, and Spanish. The Accelerated Reader Program has been such a blessing for our children! The majority of our students are reading at or above grade level, and those with reading difficulties are receiving individualized, targeted, and effective intervention.
Based on new campus safety guidelines, we will be purchasing additional Chromebooks since students can no longer share devices.
The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation awarded SCS another generous grant for our Tuition Assistance Program. These funds will be used to assist families in need of financial support to allow their children to attend San Carlos School. The need for these funds has been particularly great for many of our families due to the pandemic.
Bella + Canvas kindly donated 360 face coverings for the protection of students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. These face covers will be an integral and necessary part of our safety effort in the 2020 – 2021 school year.
The Monterey Peninsula Foundation graciously donated funds to SCS once again in conjunction with this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Thank you to all SCS volunteers who donated their time and talent to this very worthy cause!
COVID-19 Campus Safety Update
We pray that we will be back on campus very soon! San Carlos School staff spent much of the summer purchasing, installing, and coordinating the addition of several new campus safety measures for our students and teachers, including:
- Touch-free thermometers for every classroom
- Touch-free hand sanitizer dispensers for every room
- Hand-washing stations for the playground
- Playground marking for individual and cohort social distancing
- Plexiglass shields for office reception area
- Electrostatic disinfectant sprayers
- UV light book sanitizer equipment
- Additional Chromebooks since students cannot share devices
- Wi-Fi expansion in Church and\ Old Halls for Middle School classes
- New staff members so grades can be divided into smaller group cohorts for social distancing
Many thanks to all who responded to our spring Annual Fund plea for donations to help cover these expenses!
2020 Dinner Auction Delivers
RRRecord-Breaking AND RRRoaring Good Time!
Our 34th Annual Dinner Auction, “Having a Roaring Good Time” was a record breaker! Nearly 300 guests, including parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, and supporters mingled, wined, dined, danced, and participated in a number of exciting fundraising activities that exceeded our goal and set a new record of $70,342 for San Carlos School!
The event was held at the Monterey Marriott on Saturday, February 29th in the San Carlos Ballroom which was spectacularly decorated with a “Roaring 20s” theme. Many guests donned dramatic flapper and speakeasy attire that added to the evening’s festive mood, and prizes were awarded for “Best Themed Dress” for both men and women.
The night opened with a dazzling cocktail reception and silent auction with tickets on sale for a new Wine Barrel Raffle, the ever-popular Cake Raffle, and our supercharged 50:50 Raffle. A delicious dinner was served followed by a live auction, a Raise Your Paddle effort, raffle drawings, a terrific DJ, and lots of dancing. Beautiful Class Projects, enticing many bidders, were featured in both the silent and live auctions. The Grand Prize Winner of our Cake Raffle took home a gorgeous Gucci Bag, and our lucky 50:50 Raffle Winner realized over $28,000!
We were extremely blessed to have hosted our 34th Annual Dinner Auction before California’s shelter-in-place order of March 18th. Many thanks to all our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and attendees for your kind and generous support during such an uncertain time!