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Half Moon Bay

The Half Moon Bay community works to ensure all students are supported so they may reach their personal potential. Cabrillo Unified School District is focused on serving students in supportive learning environments and working in partnership with students, families, and community agencies to develop students as the next generation of critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens.

Inspiring Summers Registration


Cabrillo Unified School District


Hatch Elementary


June 13 – July 12


Rising K — Rising 3

Program Manager

Debbie Silveria
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Vacation Days

June 19 & July 4

Inspiring Summers Registration is now closed

The Big Lift has been absolutely instrumental to our goal of better serving the literacy needs of our coastside community.

Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent, Cabrillo Unified School District

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Success Story

A 3-Year Old’s Exciting Start at His Big Lift Preschool!

Since day one, the child engaged very positively with all the other children and likes to talk about how everyone is his friend. When another child is sad or upset, he will approach them and ask if they are okay. He uses his words and talks a lot about his feelings. He is very interested in books and will read to his baby brother by starting with the words “once upon a time…”, then make up a story by looking at the pictures in the book and showing his baby brother. His vocabulary has expanded. His mom says she was surprised when they passed by a construction site and he pointed at a machine and said “Look mommy, it’s an excavator!”

Community Demographics

The Big Lift Partners

Community Partners

Community Impact Report

This 2019 Half Moon Bay Inspiring Summers report presents the inspiring outcomes of this holistic learning experience blending academics with enrichment, social-emotional skill development, and community engagement.

Download the report

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The Big Lift- Back to Home


The Big Lift initiative is led by San Mateo County, San Mateo County Libraries, and San Mateo County Office of Education with the aim of increasing third grade reading proficiency in San Mateo County through evidenced-based strategies and collaboration with community stakeholders.


San Mateo County, CA