In conjunction with its weekly Carmel Valley Farmer’s Market, Canyon Crest Academy Foundation (CCAF) will host Music and Movies at the market this summer. On July 18, in addition to numerous food trucks, there will be free soccer coaching for preschool-through-4th-grade students. The featured musician for the evening is guitarist and singer Joef Fargier. Joef has traveled around the world and collaborated with many other professional musicians such as Lucio Dalla (Luna Matana) (BMG), Patchai Reyes (Gipsy Kings), and Gabin “Une Histoire D’Amour.” Joef will be playing the guitar and singing at the Market beginning at around 5 p.m., along with a Flamenco Dancer!
On July 25, musician Scott Roberts and his jazz band will perform at 4:30 p.m., followed by a free showing of Disney’s “Ratatouille” at dusk. CCA’s own Emily Laliotis will return later in the summer and there will be another movie on Aug. 15. Shoppers are encouraged to visit the market manager’s tent on Thursday to vote for their favorite movie for the Aug. 15 show.
The Carmel Valley Farmer’s Market, a source of farm fresh produce and a local community gathering place filled with music and family-friendly fun, will continue to be held throughout the summer on Thursdays beginning at 3:30 p.m. to sunset.
“We have been encouraged by the outpouring of community support for the Carmel Valley Farmer’s Market and are excited to expand the event to include Family Movie Nights this summer. The venue provides the community access to local vendors and entertainment, while at the same time supporting Canyon Crest Academy because every purchase helps every student,” says CCAF Executive Director Joanne Couvrette.
The community is invited to attend and encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy the outdoor movie. The Farmer’s Market is located in the parking lot of Canyon Crest Academy at 5951 Village Center Loop Road, San Diego, 92130.
Couvrette encourages local residents to attend, saying, “This is the ultimate win-win, the community has a neighborhood market filled with wonderful, healthy food choices, the students have a public space performance opportunity every week, and the proceeds benefit the school.”
Canyon Crest Academy’s Envision arts program includes an after school conservatory including theater, vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, humanities, dance and cinema. The award-winning program is funded by the CCA Foundation, along with athletics, academics, technology and many other school programs. Canyon Crest Academy is part of the San Dieguito Union High School District and boasts the highest API score, 917, in San Diego County. CCA was also named by Newsweek magazine as one of the top high schools in the United States.
Surprisingly, though, of the 20 high school districts in California of comparable size (over 10,000 students) San Dieguito Union High School District’s funding per student is in the bottom 25 percent, at 17th out of those 20 high school districts. In fact, our funding of $8,247 per student is well below the average of $9,499 per student for all high school districts in the state (data from ed-data.k12.ca.us). The CCA Foundation bridges this funding gap through parent and corporate donations and proceeds from the Carmel Valley Farmer’s Market.
The Canyon Crest Academy Foundation is a parent-led 501(c)(3) organization providing fantastic opportunities across academics, athletics, and the arts, and creating an environment where students can thrive. Your tax-deductible donation to the CCA Foundation is vitally needed to continue our support of these programs. You can donate online at www.canyoncrestfoundation.org.