From the Board's September 9 meeting:
 
Paul Cordeiro reported the following:
 
--Carp-a-Cabana, held on September 6, was a resounding success. The Carpinteria Education Foundation is currently tallying proceeds and, thereafter, will announce its grant application process to the school sites.  All Carp-a-Cabana proceeds go to the schools in the form of grants.  Paul thanked CEF Development Director Patricia Alpert and the CEF officers (Sally Green and Paul Pettine in particular) for the hours of time they invested in making this year's event a wonderful experience for attendees.  Paul also thanked CHS culinary arts teacher Mary Keane-Greuner and her students for preparing excellent food and appetizers.  Finally, Paul thanked the Lions Club that is, forever it seems, supporting Carp schools.  The Lions, like the city's other service clubs, always come through for Carpinteria's youth.
 
--THRIVE Carpinteria Cradle-to-Career  is alive and well with the Carpinteria Children's Project, a broad-scale effort to bring all entering kindergartners to demonstrated readiness, leading the way.  Santa Barbara First Five and multiple private foundations continue to support THRIVE as it aspires to ensure college-career readiness for all CHS graduates.   Throughout August the City of Carpinteria posted THRIVE banners up and down Linden and Carpinteria avenues.  The THRIVE Executive Committee is building community awareness/support with numerous stakeholders, including local clergy.  Attached is an informative one-page THRIVE summary that tells you everything you need to know.  You can also learn more at the CUSD website.
 

The Board accepted a $30,000 gift from the Linked Foundation to support the Carpinteria Children's Project.