Grant and Gifts Update!
dove gymnasium and event center grand opening celebration
Our Dove Gymnasium and Event Center Grand Opening Barbecue Celebration was a spectacular gathering of “Fun, Family, and Faith” thanks to the incredible generosity of current grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Dove! New Gym Equipment Fund donors, event volunteers, and special guests came together to celebrate history in the making at San Carlos School. Fabulous food…divine desserts…rockin' live music…festive balloons…face painting…fun games for the kids…what a winning combination for everyone!
Our school community also celebrated the Grand Opening the day before with a beautiful Blessing Ceremony led by Fr. Ommar, Fr. Ron, and Fr. Patrick, followed by thank you festivities and a pep rally for Tim and Jenny Dove, and lots of super fun games in the gym and on the field for students. What a historic time for San Carlos School!
As many of you know, the school’s Old Hall/Gymnasium was in desperate need of replacement. The new facility will not only give the school’s Physical Education Program and all sports teams a huge boost, but it will also provide more space for school events and performances for all students now and in the future. It includes additional office and storage space and important technology upgrades for better school sporting events, presentations, and performances.
What a tremendous blessing for the entire San Carlos School community!
The Pebble Beach Company Foundation continued to support San Carlos School with another generous grant to help fund the continuation of our Accelerated Reader Program for Grades 1 through 8 and the purchase of new, updated Spanish curriculum materials for Middle School.
The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation awarded SCS another wonderful 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 continues to increase due to the pandemic and rising inflation.
The Monterey Peninsula Foundation kindly donated funds to SCS again in conjunction with our volunteer efforts at the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
In response to our request for pandemic relief, San Carlos School was awarded significant funding through the EANS (Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools) Program. The purpose of this program is to provide services or assistance to eligible Non-Public Schools to address the impact and educational disruptions that COVID-19 has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the state.
Funding includes reimbursement for sanitation supplies, personal protective equipment, portable air purification systems, physical barriers for social distancing, and other materials recommended by the CDC to maintain the health and safety of the SCS community. In addition, funding covers educational technology, revised instructional plans, curriculum development, and ongoing services.
We are waiting for distribution of additional EANS funding to provide counseling and tutoring services to students who have been most significantly impacted by COVID-19.