News & Resources

Recent updates, educational trends, and stories from the students, teachers, and community impacted through our work.

Self-care for parents & students

Self-care for parents & students

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District It’s challenging in life to push aside frustrations from unmet expectations or unresolved problems and be a consistent, present parent for our children. In the book, The Body Keeps Score, by...

Aviara Oaks Robotics Team is 1st Runner Up

Aviara Oaks Robotics Team is 1st Runner Up

From Linda Dee, Robotics Coordinator POWAY, CA — The  FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Championships were held over the weekend with 100 teams competing from Southern California (LA, Orange County, SD). Carlsbad Unified School District was represented...

Our Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Our Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Commemorative event honors our current and past leadershipCarlsbad, California – Local leaders helped Carlsbad Educational Foundation officially open its new headquarters on Sept. 23 and celebrate its success in granting more than $1 million to...

Five tips to improve social-emotional wellness

Five tips to improve social-emotional wellness

By Tora Bueno, Parent in Carlsbad Unified School District School closures and social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the importance of having a practice to deal with life’s inevitable transitions. People of all ages...

Reaching for the Stars and Beyond

In September 2020 the Carlsbad Chamber launched its second annual Rising Star of the Month program to honor local area high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and...

Foundation approves $1 million to support local schools

An upended school year has yet to deter the great schools that are at the foundation of this great community. Students and teachers learned valuable lessons from adversities caused by distance and hybrid learning models. We, at Carlsbad Educational...

Get to Know CEO Laura Pitts

Get to Know CEO Laura Pitts

We asked our new CEO Laura Pitts to answer a few questions for you to get to know her better! Learn where she's from, who inspired her path in leadership, and where you're most likely to find her in Carlsbad.Where are you from and how did you get...

Worried About COVID-19 Learning Loss?

Summer program helps kids get back on track Carlsbad, California - Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s summer childcare program for TK- sixth grade students has a revamped curriculum and activity schedule to address concerns that students experienced...

Summer Adventure & COVID Learning Loss

Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure has increased funds to enhance its full-day program with an elevated academic focus to address COVID learning loss. The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation's $18,372 grant was awarded to help the cause. Funds will be...

AOMS Science Olympiad Advances to State Competition

Author: Megan Holland, AOMS Science Olympiad Advisor On February 27, students from Aviara Oaks Middle School’s Science Olympiad teams logged on and prepared to compete in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition.  The AOMS theme for this year’s...

Art Supplies Fully-Funded for Students

At the end of December, art teachers faced a hard reality. The money needed to supply individual art packs to students had run out - and there were still six months left in the school year! For a student, like sophomore Catherine Laube (shown in...

Five Tips to Help Navigate Transition!

Our expert panel from January's Community Talk, 'Navigating Through Transition: How to Cope Successfully with Change,' shared personal experiences that helped them deal with change. Five highlights from the discussion:"A way to keep kids motivated...

How to Help Local Schools During Covid-19

How to Help Local Schools During Covid-19 Our community of students, teachers and parents are facing unprecedent challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic, leading many Carlsbad residents to ask, “How can I help?” The Carlsbad Educational Foundation...

Adapting & Innovating to #MoveForwardTogether

Adapting & Innovating to #MoveForwardTogether

School closures and the plan to begin our school year with distance learning impacts everyone in our community. The new reality challenges us to rethink the way we live, work, play and learn as we adapt to evolving COVID-19 guidelines for our...

Our Commitment to You During School Closures from Covid-19

Hello to Our Carlsbad School Community, It is hard to believe how different our lives look today compared to just one week ago.  We recognize the disappointment and stress that looms large in our community. It’s not easy to talk to...