SCEF Survey FAQs

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and for your commitment to SCEF and our kids! If you have questions about SCEF, please don’t hesitate to contact us at I understand that San Carlos… Read More

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I Spy SCEF-Funded Project Based Learning in White Oaks Kindergarten Class

The SCEF Educator Innovation Fund enables teachers to bring to life projects of all sizes. But even the projects funded with small grants can have a big impact on students. When Ms. Flanagan’s White Oaks kindergarten class became obsessed with reading I Spy books she seized the opportunity to turn interest into a project based learning challenge: to create a classroom I Spy book written, designed and published by the students.

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SCEF Funds Help Arundel First Graders Design Moon Colony That is Out of This World

Ms. Higginbotham, a first grade teacher at Arundel, used funding from the SCEF Educator Innovation Grant to take her outer space unit to the next level: to the moon to be exact. Thanks to SCEF, Ms. Higginbotham was able to invest in a webcam and a subscription to Nepris, a company that virtually connects classrooms with math and science professionals for interactive discussions. She then transformed her classroom into a makerspace and tasked her students with creating a moon colony.  Students worked in small groups to build different parts of the colony, including: living space, a recreation area, space for plants and food, a laboratory, and vehicles.

SCEF makes Executive Director position full time

In January 2016, the SCEF Board announced that it promoted part-time Executive Director Kathy Parmer-Lohan to full-time status in recognition of the organization’s growth. President Marianne Jett said, “As our annual fundraising has increased, the board felt it… Read More

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The highlight of Kelsey Murray’s second grade year at Brittan Acres was working on a SCEF-funded Lego engineering project spearheaded by her teacher, Mrs. Corea. Kelsey wrote, “My favorite second grade memory is doing Legos. My friend Sheri… Read More

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Spring Gala News October 2014

SCEF Spring Gala News Spring Gala Kickoff & Brainstorming Session. Join us on Thursday, Oct 9th at 7:00pm for the Gala Kick Off meeting.Click below for details and to RSVP. At the meeting, we will be brainstorming live… Read More

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Why is SCEF important?

The San Carlos Education Foundation The San Carlos Education Foundation is a non profit fundraising organization established over 30 years ago. We raise funds to bridge the gap between state funding and quality education for our children.. Why… Read More

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Plato said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything”. In San Carlos, we are able to provide exactly that to all our children with our robust music… Read More

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School Libraries supported by SCEF

Parent donations to SCEF support the excellent library programs in all our San Carlos schools.  Last year, $125,000 of SCEF raised funds were used to support our school libraries and our wonderful library staff. Libraries are an integral… Read More

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Friendship Counselors

Friendship Counselors Written by Padmini Raman, SCEF VP-Communications Some people naturally have the ability to calm and relax those they are talking to. I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Mrs. Meredith Larsen and Ms.Karin Bloom…. Read More

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