Our Spirit will Move You
A “Spirit of Service” swept through campus from the start of school through spring break with all students participating in both schoolwide and individual class service projects. No matter how great or how small the projects, students learned the importance of stewardship, safety, and peace.
The year began with our very own “International Day of Peace” on September 20th. Out of a bed of inspiring “Peace Rocks” grew our beautiful and vibrant “Helping Hands Tree”, reminding our community to reach out, connect, and spread peace!
“Start With Hello Week” focused on our campus community and tied into our Day of Peace. The week centered on a simple, yet powerful concept. According to Student President Emma Hall, “Everyone on this campus deserves to be greeted and welcomed in a friendly way, each and every day. Just by greeting each other with a sincere smile and greeting, provides an opportunity for We, the students of San Carlos School, to make a significant difference to our peers in a simple, fun, and impactful way. We can take small but powerful actions to promote connectedness and inclusion and to find ways to make certain that every single member of our community feels accepted, welcomed, and supported.” The week was highlighted by a Middle School “Getting To Know You” Scavenger Hunt, a lovely “Chain of Unity, Peace, and Understanding” created by students and teachers, and a huge “Unity Circle” formed at morning assembly.
In November, we joined forces with Cross Catholic Outreach to support their worldwide “Box of Joy” effort. Organized by the 6th Grade Class, the SCS community spread the love of God at Christmas to needy children in Guatemala, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic through the power of simple gifts, like toys and school supplies.
The response to our Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive was overwhelming with car loads of food sent to those in need at St. Francis Xavier, St. Angela’s, St. Jude’s, and San Carlos Cathedral Parishes. Mrs. Bennett challenged families to fill her office with food, and she was thrilled that she could barely walk to her desk towards the end of the effort!
Grant and Gifts Update!
We have terrific news to share for the 2020 - 2021 school year!
The 2019 - 2020 school year marked San Carlos School's 122nd year of educating children on the Monterey Peninsula. Faith-filled programs, excellent academic offerings, an active parent community, and a nurturing environment all contributed to a wonderful school experience for students in TK to 8th Grade.
San Carlos School was awarded a generous Matching Grant from The William McCaskey Chapman & Adaline Dinsmore Chapman Foundation! This wonderful grant was kindly matched by several key supporters and is being used solely for our Tuition Assistance Program. Donations to match this grant are welcome annually. If you'd like to give the gift of a high quality, Catholic education, please contact our Main Office 831-375-1324.
San Carlos School was also awarded a generous grant from the Pebble Beach Company Foundation to continue providing the Accelerated Reading Program to our students as well as purchase 30 new Chromebooks!
Once again, the Monterey Peninsula Foundation kindly donated proceeds from the 2019 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am to SCS.
Our 34rd Annual Dinner Auction, "Having a Roaring Good Time" was a huge success in raising over $70,000 for San Carlos School! Nearly 300 parents, grandparents, alumni, supporters, and guests socialized, dined, and danced the night away at the Monterey Marriott on Saturday, Feb 29, 2020.
The final stages of our Technology Lab upgrade are complete. San Carlos School would like to thank Wells Fargo Community Partners Program, Montage Health, the Community Reuse Network, and our many Fund-A-Need donors for making this upgrade possible.
And, just a reminder, San Carlos School is registered with AmazonSmile! When you log into smile.amazon.com and choose "San Carlos School, Monterey CA", Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Please click the link at the top of our web page to get started. Please bookmark the Smile.Amazon.com web page for easy shopping.
San Carlos School is also registered with the FOR Project. When registered users make a purchase at one of their participating merchants, San Carlos School will automatically receive a percentage of the sale, which is provided by the merchant. In addition, the FOR Project has committed to give San Carlos School $25.00 for every new sign-up, upon the first transaction at a participating merchant. Please see www.theforproject.com for more information.