The Carlsbad Education Foundation is hosting its 13th Annual Carlsbad Golf Classic on Friday, October 25, 2013 at the City of Carlsbad’s lovely, stylish, financial sink hole The Crossings At Carlsbad.
Sure it’s golf, but Carlsbad’s kids are important and the work the Carlsbad Education Foundation does for city schools is epic.
Click here for all the information. And lend a hand. . . even if it is golf.
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting that five children and one adult have come down with Chicken Pox. As you might expect the four of the children had not been properly immunized, yet one who was still came down with Chicken Pox. Here’s what the health professionals have to say:
“Chickenpox is a preventable disease,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., county deputy public health officer. “By having their children immunized with the recommended two doses of the vaccine, parents can help their children avoid chickenpox and prevent it from spreading to others.” . . There have been eight cases of chickenpox reported in San Diego County so far in 2013. Chickenpox is not reportable to the County Public Health Department unless it occurs in an outbreak or results in a hospitalization or death.
A nice little reminder to make sure your kids are immunized. For the official word from the San Diego HHSA follow the jump.
We know that turning garbage and yard waste into nutrient-rich garden soil is possible, but we’re not exactly sure how to do it. If you’re in the same boat then the free Dig Into Composting seminar from the Solana Center For Environmental Innovation might be just what we’re all looking for.
Solana Center workshops will teach you all you need to know to make terrific compost at home. Compost experts will discuss the methods and benefits of composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms). Reduce your environmental footprint and improve the productivity of your soil.
The free seminar will be held on May 18, 2013 at the Calavera Hills Community Center from 10 AM to 12 PM. Click here to register. The Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California. For more details, click the link.
[Link: Solana Center]
The Carlsbad Education Foundation’s 2013 Summer Enrichment Programs are now open for registration. The CEF is inviting kindergarten through 9th grade students to learn during the summer. Classes run June 24 through August 2, 2013 and offer classes on a large variety of topics from Web Animation and Video Game Design to Karate, Dinosaurs, and cooking. The programs are offered at Jefferson Elementary for the first half of the summer and at Pacific Rim Elementary for the second half. For all the details click here.
[Link: CEF Summer Enrichment]
Hey, Carlsbadistan! Did you know that you can Celebrate Carlsbad Day at Legoland Callifornia for only $20 on April 27, 2013? Did you know that by doing this you’ll also help the Carlsbad Education Foundation a little? Oh, but don’t think you’re going to “spend the day at Legoland.” Nope. As usual, Legoland says the Celebrate Carlsbad Day tickets are only good from 1 PM to 8 PM. That’s right, the turnstiles open at 9 AM, but Celebrate Carlsbad Day ticket holders won’t get in until 1 PM. And what’s more, only “a portion of the proceeds” from these special ticket sales actually goes to the Carlsbad Education Foundation.
So hey, use this as an opportunity to visit Legoland at a moderately affordable price, but don’t think Legoland is doing any huge favors because it really is the least they could do.
Tickets for Celebrate Carlsbad Partial Day can be purchased by calling the Carlsbad Education Foundation at (760) 929-1555, downloading this ticket form, or by visiting one of the locations listed after the jump. Continue reading ‘Legoland’s Celebrate Carlsbad Partial Day’
The City of Carlsbad Parks and Recreation Department wants your kids (ages 5 to 13) to go skateboarding (or just get out of your hair) during Spring Break 2013. And to do that they’re offering the Spring Break Go Skate: Skateboarding Camp.
Go Skate Skateboarding School puts the beginner and intermediate rider on the fast track to being a confident skateboarder. Our mission is to help spread the love of skateboarding across all levels. What a skater will learn: proper foot placement, how to balance, how to use the board for transportation, basic tricks, proper skate park etiquette and terms, as well as safety. Bring your own board, elbow/knee pads, wrist guards, and helmet. All equipment must be worn in order to be in the camp.
The school will run every day for an hour and a half from Monday April 1, through Friday, April 5, 2013 and cost $145 for residents. For all the details, follow the jump. Continue reading ‘Spring Break Go Skate: Skateboarding Camp’
A San Bernardino County charter school failed for the second time this year to win approval to open a campus in North County. Carlsbad school district trustees voted unanimously last week to reject the Oxford Preparatory Academy’s charter proposal. In January the Oceanside school board took the same action on OPA’s bid for a school there.
Charter school supporters often claim school district opposition is driven more by union and administrative protectionism than what’s best for students. On December 6 the newly politicized version of the North County Times, for example, reported the charter school proposal had been turned down mostly because it contained overly-optimistic enrollment and budget projections and a lack of interest shown by local teachers.
But closer look at the facts shows how rejecting the school’s proposal was clearly in the best interests of Carlsbad students. It was not a matter of school district protectionism. In fact, a review of OPA’s curriculum and the students it already serves at its Chino and Capistrano campuses reveals how the school fails to live up to the legislative intent of California’s 1992 Charter School Act. Carlsbad and Oceanside school officials were right to give it a failing grade. Continue reading ‘Get Riehl: Charter School Flunks Again’
Join the Carlsbad Education Foundation this Saturday evening (December 8, 2012) at the La Costa Resort & Spa as they ring in the Holidays with live musical performances from students from the Carlsbad Unified School District.
You and your family will enjoy these lively performances plus refreshments, holiday arts and crafts, and group caroling.
Admission to the event is free and donations to the Carlsbad Education Foundation are welcome. The event kicks off at 3 PM, Saturday, December 8, 2012. The La Costa Resort and Spa is located at 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, in Carlsbad.
Purchasing a Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort & Spa “Preferred Neighbor Card” from the Carlsbad Education Foundation brings discounts on nearly everything at the resort and helps raise money for Carlsbad Schools.
“CEF is excited about the new partnership, which is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Valin Brown, CEO of the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. “The Hilton property will gain many new customers and receive added exposure within the area, while CUSD students will receive much-needed funding for programs and initiatives that otherwise could not be provided.”
The cards cost $10 each and can be purchased online at www.CarlsbadEd.org. Follow the jump for all the official details. Continue reading ‘Hilton Neighbor Card Helps Carlsbad Education’
After comparing their school test scores with statewide results you’d probably agree Carlsbad’s 5th graders, like their Lake Wobegone classmates, are all above average
When No Child Left Behind was signed into law in 2002 it was supposed to produce 100 percent grade level proficiency in English and math for all students by 2014. But to this date only 59 percent of California 5th graders have reached proficiency in English, only 63 percent in math. By comparison, 79 percent of Carlsbad’s 5th graders are proficient in English and 80 percent in math.
But the greater concern about these scores is the lingering achievement gap separating students by family income. Californian’s should care because 59 percent of the state’s 5th graders come from low income families. Only 47 percent of them are proficient in English, 55 percent in math. That doesn’t bode well for the state’s future workforce, which will need higher level skills than today’s workers. Continue reading ‘Get Riehl: Pay Now or Pay Later for Schools’