Agency names superintendent “to watch”

Dr. Ben Churchill, superintendent of the Carlsbad Unified School District, was recently named “Superintendent to Watch 2021” by the National School Public Relations Association. Churchill joins just 18 other superintendents nationwide who were selected in recognition of their innovative and effective use of technology to engage and educate the school community. Churchill championed the use of communication tools to share positive stories with families, staff and the community. He believes social media is an indispensable tool for sharing good news about public education. Under his leadership, along with the district leadership team and other key leaders, the district recently implemented updated technology tools for two-way communication between parents and the school, including use at the district-wide Parent Square communication platform. As of the 2015-2016 school year, NSPRA has recognized 102 school district leaders as superintendents to watch. Laureates must have less than five years of experience as superintendents and must demonstrate dynamic leadership with strong grassroots communication.


The Solana Center is looking for volunteers

The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is looking for “Waste Warrior” volunteers to help educate future generations about food waste and food waste. The center needs help to teach children about waste awareness and the proper sorting of lunch waste at elementary schools in Bonsall and Poway. There will be two opportunities from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. over three days in the second half of January. Those wishing to join this educational eco-mentoring effort are asked to send an email to [email protected] to be put on the list of available recruits. Volunteers will need to show proof of vaccination (or a negative PCR test within the past seven days) to participate in these events. Dial (760) 436-7986, ext. 700.


Free COVID-19 vaccination clinics offered

The San Marcos Unified School District is hosting a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on January 15 at the San Marcos Elementary School’s multipurpose room, 1 Tiger Way. Walk-ins are welcome. The vaccines are intended for people 5 years of age and older; sponsored by San Diego County and the Universidad Popular. To reduce waiting times, make an appointment in advance at Additionally, the Boys & Girls Club of San Marcos and TrueCare run weekly immunization clinics for ages 5 to 18 with the Pfizer vaccine. Hours of operation are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Wednesday at 1 Positive Place. The parent / guardian must be present. First come, first served, while supplies last. Walk-ins are welcome. To avoid waiting times, make an appointment by calling (760) 736-6777.

Carrillo Elementary greets the Marines

The Camp Pendleton Marines were recently honored by students at Carrillo Elementary School. The celebration took place on the school’s campus in Carlsbad. For the past 20 years, Carrillo Elementary has hosted a canned food and diaper drive for young Marines and their families. This year, the Assault Amphibian School at Camp Pendleton attended the flag salute in their honor, collected student donations and had breakfast. The flag salute ceremony included the Marines marching as their Color Guard advanced for the pledge of allegiance. The Carrillo Singers Choir performed a special concert in honor of the Marines and all other members of the armed services past and present in the community. The children were also able to discover military vehicles.

The Palomar Foundation raises a record amount

The Palomar College Foundation recently raised more than $ 78,500, the highest amount on record on a “Donation Tuesday” for the nonprofit foundation, which supports Palomar College students throughout the year. year. Hundreds of community donations were matched in late November by two supporters – a local family foundation and a private donor who is a longtime supporter of the foundation. Donations range from $ 10 to $ 25,000 and will go entirely to the foundation’s core programs: scholarships, textbook aid and emergency grants, said Stacy Rungaitis, executive director of the foundation, in a statement. “When a student receives support from the Foundation, it often makes the difference between whether they stay in school or not,” she added. Visit

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