Now hiring! One of Carlsbad’s best and most successful nonprofit organizations, CARC Inc., has been operating throughout the COVID outbreak to serve individuals with special needs. In addition to the wonderful service CARC Inc. provides for these individuals and their families, the organization also offers Pecos Valley pecans, plant rentals, document destruction, greenhouse plants and Washington Ranch – which can be rented for parties and weddings.
CARC Inc. is in need of staff to work with their special needs individuals in their group homes. The organization is an excellent employer looking for staff who want to help support the lives of their residents. For more information, please visit www.carcinc.org.
It’s been nice hearing about many hiring opportunities across Carlsbad recently, but CARC certainly deserves special mention.
We had a good meeting Friday with Lavern Shan, Deputy Superintendent with Carlsbad Municipal Schools. Shan, Superintendent Dr. Washburn and everyone with Carlsbad Municipal Schools are taking a good look at next year to find ways to address the academic setback caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. Academic experts are estimating that the average student is about three months behind where they would be on many subjects, but up to six months behind on math. We certainly support extra steps to make certain our students are well prepared. Dr. Washburn will have a video posted with additional information about this issue on Monday. He has also posted a video encouraging those who are on the fence about vaccines to consider doing so.
Ms. Shan has also informed us that the Carlsbad High School and Early College High School graduation ceremonies will be held on June 4, 2021.
Pickleball play at our new courts has been going very well. Monday nights are apparently one of the biggest times for competitive pickleball in Carlsbad, and we’ve got a regular group of active members. If you are new to pickleball and would like to learn more about the sport, www.pickleballlane.com is one of several sites with an overview of rules and more information. We have also asked our sports superintendent, Steve Garza, to begin organizing a beach volleyball tournament for this summer. The Carlsbad Police Department and Carlsbad Fire Department will be two of the competitors.
April is Volunteers’ Month and this week (April19th – 23rd) was Volunteers’ Week. The San Jose Senior Center honored the City of Carlsbad CCVN Volunteer Stations for continuing to provide services to the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonah’s House, the Terri Able Community Kitchen, the Hope Center, Carlsbad Transitional Housing and Carlsbad Outreach were all presented with a Certificate of Appreciation. Congratulations to everyone.
Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway