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September 2019

Getting Out ............................. 2

Library Voice ...................... 4

Fun & Games ...................... 8

Family Life ............................ 10

Local History ....................... 12

Wordmonger ....................... 14

Calendar .................................. 17

Local Resources ............... 21

Alt Education ................... 22

Creeks to Coast Cleanup / Library Programs / Family Fun Night / SLO School History

Free! Central Coast Family

Getting Out
Most of the debris (80%) is from and community service. Visit www.

What is Creeks to land-based sources, like litter

(from pedestrians and motorists), to sign up to volunteer
at one of the following locations in

Coast Cleanup Day?

industrial discharges (including beautiful San Luis Obispo County.
plastic pellets and particles), and You can also email
garbage management (ill-fitting or call (805) 544-1777 to learn more
trash can lids, etc). Some marine about volunteering.
debris comes from ocean-going
ships and boats. Beaches in Elephant Seal Viewing Point
California attract millions of tourist San Simeon Cove / Hearst State
visits each year, mostly during the Beach
summer. Thus, ECOSLO focuses San Simeon, Pico Beach & Creek
efforts on cleanup at the end of
each summer. San Simeon Campground
THE SOLUTION Moonstone Beach / Santa Rosa
The annual Cleanup Day event
engages volunteers from our Fiscalini Ranch Preserve / Santa Rosa
communites to clean up this Creek
trash and debris. Every year since Paso Robles Wastewater Treatment
1986, ECOSLO coordinates beach Plant
Creeks to Coast Cleanup Day solid waste material that enters
cleanups from San Simeon Point
the marine environment from any Paso Robles, Centennial Creek Park
Saturday, September 21, 2019 to Oso Flaco Lake. Though Central
source.” Marine debris impacts Coast beaches are cleaner than Paso Robles, Larry Moore Park
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
human health and safety, endangers many, last year, over 5,500 pounds
THE CHALLENGE Templeton Community Services
wildlife and habitats, and costs of debris was removed from our District
Walk down any beach and you our local and national economies beaches and creeks.
will find marine debris, defined as millions in wasted resources and Atascadero Water Yard
“any manufactured or processed lost revenues. In California, Cleanup Day holds
Estero Bluffs State Beach
the distinction of drawing the most
participation of any volunteer event Cayucos Pier
Cover Photo: Coastal Cleanup Day 2018
Volunteer site captains at Avila Pier
over its 33 year history. As County
Coordinator, ECOSLO works with
Cayucos at 24th Street / Morro
Strand State Beach Day Use Area
the CA Coastal Commission in the
campaign for healthy waterways, Morro Strand Dog Beach / Toro
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Getting Out
Morro Bay Embarcadero, Centennial Fisherman’s Beach & Old Port Beach
Park (Avila Beach)
Los Osos Baywood Pier / Paradise Pirate’s Cove / Cave Landing
Point – kayak or canoe at this
Shell Beach (meet at South Palisades The Village Salon
Montaña de Oro State Park,
Downtown Pismo Beach Can you spell
Pismo Pier
Montaña de Oro State Park,
Spooner’s Cove Pismo Beach at Ocean View Ave
West Cuesta Ridge Trailhead, Santa Grover Beach/Oceano Dunes at
Margarita Grand Ave Yes, School is in!
Santa Margarita Lake – FREE County Lopez Lake – FREE County Park
Park access!
El Chorro Regional Park, SLO
Kiwanis Park, Arroyo Grande Creek
Call or Stop By...
Botanical Garden
Cal Poly Campus Market
Oceano Lagoon Toni & Toni (805) 489-5100
Oceano: Arroyo Grande Creek (at
Cuesta Park (SLO) Delta Lane, Oceano) 115 East Branch Street in Arroyo Grande
Santa Rosa Park (SLO) Oso Flaco Lake
Sinsheimer Park (SLO)
Laguna Lake (SLO)
Environmental Center of San Luis
Lower SLO Creek Floodplain Obispo (ECOSLO) is a nonprofit wellbeing through community California Coastal Commission’s
Preserve membership organization dedicated action, advocacy, and education. stated mission is to “Protect,
Avila Beach (meet at Central Coast to protecting and enhancing the For 48 years, ECOSLO has strived conserve, restore, and enhance
Aquarium) natural environment and human to support and create resilient, environmental and human based
healthy, natural ecosystems resources of the California coast
and lifestyles in San Luis Obispo and ocean for environmentally
County. ECOSLO is committed sustainable and prudent use by
to a sustainable future while current and future generations.”
working to improve the quality Among its many programs, the
of life and economic vitality in our Commission is the statewide
communities. Through education, event coordinator for Creeks to
advocacy, and community building, Coast Cleanup Day. For more
ECOSLO acts to protect the natural information about the California
environment and environmental Coastal Commission’s programs,
health on the Central Coast. visit

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Library Voice
Check It Out:
September Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Gearing Up for Central they will be entered to win.

Coast Railroad Festival
There will also be train-themed
Does your child love trains? story times complete with
Guess what… we do too! In railroad tales, goodie bags, and
celebration of the Central Coast more! Here’s the rundown on our
Railroad Festival on October 4-6, train-themed events:
San Luis Obispo County Libraries
will be hosting a bevy of fun train- Train Folk Music Concert
themed activities in September. Atascadero Library event. We even provide snacks
Arroyo Grande Library  Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10:30 am for the kiddos!
For starters, kids can sharpen Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 am
their coloring skills and enter to Cambria Library On September 30, 10:00 to 11:15
win round-trip tickets from San Train Storytimes & Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 11:00 am am, Sara Zepeda, LMFT, and
Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara on Goodie Bag Giveaways Sarah Rijnen of Pyjama Drama will
Amtrak for a family of four. Just Cayucos Library help you learn to connect with
bring your child in to complete Arroyo Grande Library Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 am your kids and promote their socio-
a coloring sheet at any library Monday, Sept. 23 at 4:30 pm emotional development through
branch by September 28th and Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 10:30 am Los Osos Library dramatic play. This workshop
Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 am will be held at the Arroyo Grande
Friday, Sept. 20 at 10:30 am Library.

Morro Bay Library Registration is recommended for

Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10:30 am both workshops. Go to slolibrary.
org and click on Events to register
Nipomo Library online via our events calendar.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 am You can also register by calling
(805) 473-7163.
Oceano Library
Friday, Sept. 20 at 11:15 am Halloween Costume Swap

San Luis Obispo Library Before you go out to buy another

Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 am Halloween costume, come to the
Friday, Sept. 27 at 10:30 am Halloween Costume Exchange at
Cambria Library! Drop off your
Free Parenting Workshops gently used costumes between
now and October 12.
Our Free Parenting Workshops
continue in September with Exchange day will be on October
Creating Healthy Sleep Habits on 12 at 3:00 pm.
Saturday September 7, 11:00 am
to 12 noon at the Arroyo Grande Cambria library will offer a varied
Library. You will learn the basic assortment of costumes and
science of sleep, and the top five accessories for preschoolers to
keys for sleep success. teens. It's fun, economical, and
good for the Earth! No trade-in
Bring your sleep questions to be costume is required for families
answered by Kerrin Edmonds, to participate.
a Certified Pediatric Sleep
Consultant, Happiest Baby on
Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
the Block Educator, and Early Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
Interventionist for Sleep. Free County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
childcare is offered during this

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Aikido (The Art of Peace) is a perfect martial art for children, because it builds a
strong sense of inner strength, focus, and self-confidence.

Children practice in a friendly, supportive, coed atmosphere. Specially qualified

instructors use games, techniques, and tumbling exercises to teach children
how to defend themselves without hurting others.

Visit our school, watch a class, and decide if Aikido would benefit your child!

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preschool gymnastics
Enhance your child’s physical and cognitive development and build strength.
Enjoy parent / child bonding and a healthy and active lifestyle!

INCHWORMS (Crawling – Walking) BUSY BEE (ages 3 – 4 yrs)

HONEY BEE Parent/Tot (Walking – 3 yrs) BEETLE (ages 4 – 5 yrs)
Gym-N-Learn (ages 3.5 – 5 yrs) FAMILY FUN PLAY (ages 2 – 12 yrs)
1 hr gym & 1 hr learning Parents too!


SUPER HERO CLASS (Boys & Girls 5 – 11 yrs)
Learn agility, tumbling. trampoline, gymnastics, and flexibility on our obstacle course!

SWING & SOAR! (Boys & Girls 4 - 5 yrs)

Silks, Trampoline, and Strength Games on Saturdays at 11:00 am


Boys & Girls (5 yrs & up) Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced
Learn basic - advance tumbling and trampoline skills on the floor, two in-ground trampolines, and Tumble-Trak
for gymnastics, cheer or other sports that require air sense, body awareness, flexibility, and strength.

Our coaches are USAG safety certified, USAG Professional &

Instructor members, SLO County fingerprinted and/or background
checked with NCSI & USAG, and CPR and First Aid certified.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
What do you call a fly when it retires? A flew!

What do you call a baby whale? A little squirt!

What’s black and white and eats like a horse? A zebra!

Grandparents Day
Word Search

find the

Fill empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (1 number per cell).
A number should appear only once in each row, column, and region.

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Family Life
Plugs, Pure Fun by Bobbi Conner.

Family If your family enjoys playing

cards, try games such as Go
Fish, Concentration, Old Maid,

and My Ship Sails. You can find
by Steven Smith instructions on many card games
in Joanna Cole’s book Crazy
Eights and Other Card Games.

night And don’t forget charades! This

activity works well for all ages,
is very simple to play, and most
kids love to act out ideas.

Today’s families always seem Since board games are easy to If you need help finding new
to be on the go, rushing off in set up, this makes them a popular games or learning more about
all directions. With such busy choice. There are over 5,000 a particular game itself, go Get outside and share some
schedules, it is hard to find time board games available, but most online and find this website: family excitement with a
when everyone can be together. families have their favorites. Backyard Night. Set up the grill
The answer is – Family Fun Make sure that everyone will games/33076.html. and barbecue some hot dogs
Night! You can schedule them enjoy playing the games, and let and hamburgers. Put up the
once a week, once a month, or each family member help choose An Arts and Crafts Night is a badminton net, try croquet, or
whenever you like. Many of the games. Consider games that fantastic way for the family just toss a ball around. Some of
my friends grew up observing a match age and skill levels, and to interact. This was always a my friends used to pitch a tent in
special night when their whole vary the games you play so that favorite activity in our household. the backyard and have a cook out
family could spend quality time no one gets bored or tired. Collect ideas for craft projects around a campfire. After dinner,
together. No matter what time and file them in a three-ring they sat around the campfire
you choose, just remember to Games fit into different types: binder by categories. Start a telling spooky ghost tales, looking
put it on your family’s master classic, strategy, multi-faceted, crafts supply box to store art and at the stars, and making the all-
calendar and keep it “family skill and action computer games, craft supplies. time favorite camping dessert:
only.” and even kitchen table games. s’mores. For more backyard
Classic games include Scrabble, Family members can work on game ideas, try looking through
Children will look forward to Boggle, Candyland, Chutes their favorite project or learn Mom’s Handy Book of Backyard
family nights, especially if they and Ladders, Clue, Monopoly, new skills, either working on Games by Peter Cava, and Run,
help with the planning. Babies Operation, Othello, Parcheesi, a cooperative or individual Jump, Hide, Slide, Splash: The
and toddlers are fascinated by Pictionary, Sorry, Trivial Pursuit, project. At our house, we made 200 Best Outdoor Games Ever
all the sounds and action. On and Trouble. Strategy games homemade gifts for our family by Joe Rhatigan.
these nights, turn off cellphones, (for those who like a challenge) and friends, for Mother’s Day,
check to be sure homework and are Battleship, Checkers, Chess, Father’s Day, birthdays, and A new popular activity for family
chores are done, and start with Backgammon, or Parthenon. holidays. Some good ideas for night is to hold a music night with
a nutritious meal. Family nights Younger kids often like physical family crafts are model building, your own version of “American
can include indoor or outdoor games like Twister. Multi- scrap booking, jewelry making, Idol.” Plug in a Karaoke machine
activities, at home or nearby. Faceted Games (that combine and creating holiday decorations. and microphone, or sing along to
You can have a Game Night, an different kinds of skills) are
Arts and Crafts Night, a Hobby Cranium, Cranium Family Fun,
Night, a Dinner and Movie Hoopla, Whonu, and Catan.
Night, a Backyard Adventures
If your family prefers to play skill
Night, a Reading Night, a Magic
Night, or even a Night Out and action computer games,
look at some of the newer DVD
Night. If you are short on ideas,
games like Captain Bones Gold
go online to sites like: http:// from Spin Master, or Ker-Plunk
from Mattel.
familyactivities1.html or browse Dinner games
through An Introduction To work well because you can play
them while the family is at the
Family Nights: Family Nights Tool
Chest by Jim Weidmann. dinner table, and they are quick
and easy (many take only a few
One of the most common family minutes each). Scope out ideas
nights is Game Night. You can for dinner games from the book
play outdoor or indoor games. Unplugged Play: No Batteries, No

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Speak Up!
Keep a Child Safe
from Sexual Abuse

the Beginning Magician by Paul share their favorite stories with

Zenon gives instructions on how parents and siblings. For ideas
to do the “3 cups - marking cup on good picks to read, check
trick,” “the vanishing coin trick,” out the book Family Reading
and the “French drop trick.” In Night by Darcy J. Hutchins, ask
addition, kids can learn to do your favorite youth librarian,
“the torn napkin trick” from The or go online to: http://www.
Big Book of Magic Fun by Ian
Keable. In the book That’s Magic reading-night-ideas.html.
by Richard Jones, kids can learn
how to do the cut and restored Family fun nights can become a
people can draw and write on rope trick and a multitude of wonderful way for families to
musical accompaniment. Kids
their cupcakes, or let everyone other card tricks. share quality time, grow closer,
and adults can dress in costumes
get creative with other edible and have good old-fashioned
and perform by singing, dancing,
decorations. You can even create A Night Out is a great way for fun. Try to make them a tradition
or both. Pick a family member
your own family cookbook. families to enjoy their community in your family.
or two to judge, prop up a few
Everyone can have a part in together by attending a concert,
stuffed animals for an audience,
picking their favorite recipes a play at the local melodrama,
and let the show begin!
and creating interesting pages a sports event, or just catching
a Friday night flick at the local Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
Having a Kitchen Night ranks for each dish. These cookbooks Obispo, a graduate of CSU Long Beach
movie theatre.
high on most family lists, since make great gifts for friends and with a degree in Creative Writing, and a
painter/muralist and freelance writer.
everyone likes to eat. Set family. View his art at
Younger children might enjoy a
themes for each week, put stevensmith. Steven can be reached at:
Reading Night when they can
up decorations, and dress in Movie night is always a big hit.
costumes whenever possible. Let the kids create tickets and
Cook your favorite Mexican set up a concession stand with
dishes; serve a Chinese buffet popcorn, theater-style candy, and
and eat with chopsticks; prepare lemonade, and watch a special
a French soirée, or experiment movie. Everyone can have a job.
with sushi and rice wrapped in Try dinner and a movie, or make
CC Flutes
seaweed. it an old home movies night.
Pizza works well for dinner. You
For a special treat, have an Ice can even set up a big screen in
Cream Social: parents supply the backyard to watch movies!
the ice cream and toppings,
New and Used Instruments . Band Instrument Rental
and kids build their favorite Magic Night gives kids a chance
ice cream sundaes or banana to learn and perform magic tricks. Locally Owned and Operated . Amazing Discounts!
splits! Consider fruit, chocolate, Kids can find tricks in books like Personal Knowledgeable Service by Flexible Appointment
nuts, candy, and broken cookies Magic for Kids by Fay Presto
for yummy toppings. Or hold Rope, which tells how to do “the
a cupcake decorating party. Wriggler.” Simple Sleight-of-
Use squeezable icing tubes, so Hand: Card and Coin Tricks for

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Local History

Back to School History

by Guy Crabb

make sure the crayons were non- occasionally received a salary of

School has started and since I am student teaching assignment at toxic. I looked at him after things $100 per month. In 1854, there
a teacher and historian, I’ve been Sunnyside Elementary School returned to normal and asked, were only about 40 children in the
thinking about how much it cost in Los Osos. I was placed in “Why?” He looked me right in entire county who could speak in
in the past for back-to-school a kindergarten class with the the eye and said, “They looked the English language. The whole
supplies. It took me a couple of wonderful Linda Estes, who was good, so I ate them.” That’s state only had 53 schools with
hours of research to understand my master teacher. Kindergarten when I realized that these young about 56 teachers.
that yesteryears’ back-to-school is a grade that needs a very special people needed me to guide them
was quite a bit different than teacher. My story starts with my through a part of their life. During this time, several of our
it is today. My research was first day of school with about 25 schools did not even have a
frustrating because I couldn’t find five-year-olds. I was trying to get The best principal I ever worked building. There was Oak Tree
school supply ads in 1930s-60s them rounded up to sit in a circle for was a man named David College in Arroyo Grande, which
newspapers. After contemplating in the middle of the class and I Moore. He was a wonderful and was literally held under a very
this mystery, it hit me. was missing one little boy. His very supportive principal, but large oak tree. In San Miguel,
name was Billy, and I learned that one day he got the shock of his there was also a school named
When I was in elementary school he was a handful after knowing life. I remember it well because I Oak Tree School held under a big
during the 1960s, the only thing I him for a few short hours. watched the whole incident from oak tree. Some schools were held
brought to school was my lunch. my classroom window. He got a in abandoned adobe structures.
I remember buying clothes and “Billy, Billy, what are you doing call from one of our kindergarten If the weather was bad, school
shoes before going back to back there?” I asked after teachers about a student who was called off.
school, but I never recall buying discovering him alone in the back became a big problem in class.
school supplies. Schools always corner of the room with his back When families began arriving in
supplied everything that students to me. I didn’t dare leave the other After getting the call, I watched our county from the gold fields
needed. In elementary school, 24 kids alone, so I was talking to Dave almost running down in the San Francisco area, small
we needed a pencil, some paper, Billy from across the class. He did to the kindergarten room at towns like San Luis Obispo and
and a box of crayons. not respond or even turn around, Morro Elementary. Within a few Pismo realized that children
but I noticed that he was doing minutes, I saw him carrying one of needed a better place to go to
In reality, school isn’t so different something back there. “Billy, the students under his arm kicking school. Usually, the wealthiest
now. Teachers may give out I need you in the circle now.” and screaming. Then suddenly, rancher or farmer in the area built
pencils, paper, and crayons, but Still nothing. “Billy, turn around I watched the kid grab Dave’s a one-room schoolhouse.
today’s kids also have binders, immediately.” I requested. Then arm and bite him. My entire class
weather-proof lunch boxes, as Billy turned around, there was and I were in shock at the biting Welcome back to school everyone!
backpacks, highlighters, rulers, a gasp from not only me but from incident, but Dave just yelled I hope you have a great year. I
sticky notes, dry erase markers, the rest of my students. When “Ouch” and kept on carrying the know that I will have a wonderful
flash drives, ear buds, and the Billy turned around, he had the kid to the office. I learned that year, because this will be my last
list goes on. That doesn’t even colors of the rainbow drooling day that a kindergartener can year of teaching as I will retire
include clothes, which can cause a out of his mouth and he was still be cute, but they can also bite after 32 years. I also want to
parent with three kids going back chewing something. without warning. give some advice to our new
to school to contemplate taking kindergarten teachers. Watch
out a bank loan. I immediately ran back there The history of school in our county out because some of those little
(Mrs. Estes was not in the room goes all the way back to 1850, when guys have sharp teeth. My advice
So instead of writing about school for that brief moment) and told California first became a state. for all teachers is to love your
supplies, I am going to share some him to spit out whatever he was The first school was conducted in students and share with them a
fun information about going back chewing. Like a knucklehead, I Spanish by teacher Don Guillermo love for learning.
to school in the past and a story or stuck out my hand for him to spit Searles. He was given one room
two about my own experiences. out the contents of his mouth. at Mission San Luis Obispo for
I will start off with one of my Instantly, I ended up with a the children. He was succeeded Guy Crabb retired after teaching over 32 years,
favorite teaching stories. It was handful of crayons that had been by Don Miguel, who was not only most recently at Charles E. Teach Elementary
a teacher but a merchant and School in San Luis Obispo. He was selected
around 1982. I was a student at Cal ground up from several minutes as San Luis Coastal Unified School District
Poly, working to get my teaching of chewing. Gross… I had him fisherman. He began teaching Teacher of the Year for 2006-2007. Reach him
credential. I was given my first rinse out his mouth as I checked to the students in English and he at

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Junior. In Samoa, Junior was applied knack had picked up the secondary
to boys whose first name mirrored meaning, a curious or pleasing trifle
his family name. The full name of the more ornamental than useful.
first Junior I met was Eliapo Eliapo,
A related reduplication is the term
Jr. I met a Tasi Tasi, Jr., a Malie Malie
chichi or chi-chi, which arrived
Jr., and many others.
from France in 1908, carrying
Bonbon showed up in English in two meanings: sophisticated, and
1796 from the French word bonbon pretentious fussiness.
– a reduplication of bon, or good.
Bye-bye is also a reduplication. It
And doesn’t a bonbon deserve the
started in 1630 as a sound used to lull a
etymosheeple neonatal (1883) moniker goodgood?
child to sleep. By 1709 its similarity to
Renaissance (1840s – I would’ve In 1954, boo-boo came to English. Its good-bye rubbed off on its meaning.
The Urban Dictionary defines
sheeple as people who follow trends guessed earlier) parent word boob entered English
Jibber-jabber is a varied reduplication
mindlessly. Though I tend to fall into 20 years earlier, meaning foolish
Not-so-obvious ones include: of jabber, and showed up in 1728
the odd duck category when it comes mistake. Boo-boo is a reduplication
meaning to talk gibberish.
to most trends, I admit to finding cognate, meaning of common of boob.
one etymology and mindlessly descent. Though the words springing Pee-wee is most likely a varied
Pompom entered English in 1748, reduplication of wee, meaning little.
letting it lead me to the next and the from nasci in this list are broadly meaning ornamental round tuft. It
next. Instead of trends, I mindlessly related cognates, cognates are It came to English in 1848 to describe
was originally pompon (1725) and may a small marble, and by 1877 became
follow word histories. I refer to this typically more closely related (like have come from the French pompe,
practice as etymosheepling. Here’s the French nuit, German nacht and a bit more generalized, meaning for
meaning pomp. It doesn’t appear to children, small, or tiny.
an example: English night). be a true reduplication, but it sure
nee, as in Jacqueline Kennedy, nee looks like one. Many arguments exist Etymologists are pretty sure
I randomly land on the word genuine,
Onassis) for why an ornamental round tuft humdrum is a varied reduplication
meaning natural or not acquired. It
might display pomp. of hum, the sound one might make
arrived in English in the 1590s, its innate, as in innate talents upon experience tedium, which
Latin root being gignere, meaning Beriberi came to English in 1725. It explains why it means tedious or
beget. Genuine’s etymological notes Noel, as in Christmas defined a paralytic disease prevalent monotonous. Humdrum entered the
suggest that its form (ending in –ine) in India. It came from Sinhalese, in
native, nation and nature language in the 1550s.
may have been influenced through which beri meant weakness, but the
contrast to adulterinus, which meant And my favorite of the bunch, puny, degree of weakness brought on by Hip hop is a varied reduplication
spurious or false. which entered English in the 1570s, the disease was greater than your most of us might guess came to
meaning inferior in rank, from the average weakness, thus beriberi. English recently. Surprisingly, Hip
Adulterinus? It must be associated Middle French word, puisné, which hop was in use to mean a successive
with adultery, but is it associated came from Latin that I’ll simplify as The word for the frilly skirt worn hopping motion as early as the 1670s.
with adult? This leads my mindless post-nasci, meaning after being born. in ballet came to us in 1910 from To denote the popular music style,
mind to look up adultery and adult. French. Tutu was originally cucu, a hip hop was first used in 1982.
Adultery is related to adulterate, Thinking Etymosheepishly, the word reduplication of a part of the body
both words coming from the Latin puny leads me to wonder about other the tutu is intended to cover. A Boogie-woogie is another music-
word adulterare, to corrupt. Adult – words meaning small (teeny, tiny, somewhat refined literal translation related varied reduplication. Its
on the other hand – came from the teensy), and whether they owe their of tutu is derriere-derriere. earliest ancestor appears to have
Latin adultus, meaning grown up, –y endings to nasci, (as puny does) or shown up in 1912 as boogie-boo. By
mature, adult or ripe. Adult came into to the more traditional diminutive –y Another reduplication is the word 1917 a rent party was referred to as a
English in the 1530s. The etymological ending we find in puppy or baby. pooh-pooh, which showed up in boogie, and by 1928 that blues style
notes under adult explain – and I English in 1827, built on the word and the term to describe it, boogie-
The answer is… maybe. It turns out pooh, which (like its reduplication)
can’t believe I never imagined the woogie was born.
both teensy (1899) and teeny (1825) meant to dismiss lightly and
connection – that adultus is the past are alternative forms of tiny (1400), contemptuously. Pooh was first put So so (or so-so) came to English
participle of adolescere, to grow up, which appears to have come from on paper by William Shakespeare. in 1520, meaning in an indifferent,
mature, or be nourished. This means the word tine, (as in tines of a fork). The bard’s first pooh was uttered by mediocre, or passable manner or
that the root words for adolescent
Ophelia in Hamlet. degree. And to make so-so even
and adult reflect the same sort of reduplication
more so, in 1835 someone unveiled
growth reflected by in-the-flesh It’s likely that frou-frou is a
The term reduplication fascinates so-soish (I kid you not), meaning
adolescents as they change to adults. reduplication of the rustling sound
me. Wouldn’t the term duplication somewhat so-so, or rather indifferent.
do the job? I love the fact that a of a dress. It came to English in 1870 Apparently, so-so wasn’t indecisive
Nascent arrived in English in 1620
redundant-sounding word is used from French. Froufrou’s meaning enough as it stood, so it needed an
from the Latin word nascentum,
to signify redundancy. According today is fussy details, though many indecisive ending.
meaning immature, arising, or young.
to Merriam Webster, reduplication folks use the word froufrou to refer
Nascentum comes from the Latin
is an act or instance of doubling or to knick-knacks or frilly decorations.
word nasci, or to be born. My thanks to sources: Merriam Webster, OED,
reiterating. Wordnik, Etymonline, and Urban Dictionary.
Which brings us to knick-knack, a
What other words also come from
Years ago when I lived on the island varied reduplication of knack, as in,
nasci? A quick search reveals a
of Tutuila in American Samoa, I was “he’s got a knack for machines.” CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
smoking heap of them. Obvious ones
fascinated by the culture’s take on Knick-knack’s primary meaning is a books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
associated with birth include: foggy little town on California’s central coast.
many European traditions. One of pretty trick or subterfuge, which came Find more at,
natal (late 1300s) those was the tradition of the use of to English in 1618. By 1682, knick- or reach him at

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September 2019 Free Ongoing Events
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11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
labor day 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30
4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade
5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver
12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
national 1st SAT 12:30am IOOF Hall SLO
cheese pizza day

mary had a
little lamb day national read
(published in 1830) a book day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
international 10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
literacy day AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
national patriot day
grandparents day
thinking day

teddy bear day national FULL MOON

video game day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
national working LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
parents day 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
stepfamily day
talk like a international
national pirate day day of peace
Play-doh day
make a hat day

national hispanic
heritage month
(through October 15) citizenship
day world
gratitude day

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
checkers day 2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
ice cream cone LIBRARY STORYTIME: 11:00 AG
invented (in 1903) national
punctuation day Crush a can day national good
neighbor day
native american day

first day of NEW MOON

johnny appleseed’s
autumn birthday (Born in 1774)

11:30-2:30pm Nipomo: Monarch Club 2-4:30pm Los Osos: 2nd & Santa Maria 3:00-6:00 pm in Paso Robles City Park 8:30-11am AG Spencers Market 3:00-6:00pm Old Porte Fisheries AG 9:00am-12:30pm Paso Robles Wal Mart 8:00-10:30am SLO Promenade
3:00-6:00pm Grover Bch Ramona Pk LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:10 SLO 12:30-4:30pm Santa Maria Town Ctr 2:30-5:00pm Spencers Morro Bay 10:00am-12:30pm Cayucos Vets Hall 9:00am-12:30pm Templeton City Park
\3:00-6:00pm AT Sunken Gardens 6:00-9:00pm Downtown SLO 2:30-5:30pm Cambria Main St Vets Hall 9:00am-1:00pm Paso Downtown Park
LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 AT, LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:00 MB, 4:00-8:00pm Avila Beach Promenade 9:00am-1:00pm Shell Bch Dinosaur Caves
10:30 AG, 11:00 NI 10:10 SLO, 10:15 CAM,10:30 AT, 10:30 5:00-8:00pm Pismo, Main St & Dolliver 12:00-2:30pm AG Village Gazebo
AG,10:30 LO, 11:00 CAY, 11:30 SMG LIBRARY STORYTIME: 10:30 LO
2:30-6:00pm Morro Bay 800 Main St
(in 1849) September is:
Birthstone: Sapphire
Baby Safety Month
Better Breakfast Month
Library Card Sign-Up Month
National Honey Month
National School Success Month Flower: Aster
Women of Achievement Month
National Courtesy Month
Classical Music Month

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Local Resources
1st & 3rd SAT every month at 2:00 pm: FAMILY 2nd THU of every month 6:00-7:00 pm: Grief and adaptive toys for children with all types
MOVIE at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Support Group at Central Coast Hospice, of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Ave. Enjoy popcorn and a G/PG movie. Call for 253 Granada Dr, Ste D, San Luis Obispo. Free available. Cost: free! Contact: 547-1914 or
title. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. group for anyone suffering the loss of a loved
one who is in need of support. Contact: 540-
2nd FRI every month at 3:00 pm: PAWS TO 6020. Every TUE 2:00-5:00 pm & FRI 4:00-7:00 pm:
Feeling hopeless, desperate, or alone? READ at Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library - Jack’s
Concerned for someone you care about? Ave. Come share your stories with an adoring 2nd SAT of every month FEB-NOV at 9:00 Helping Hand at Pat’s Place in Nipomo
listener. Cost: free. Contact: 528-1862. am: Santa Maria Parks & Rec Dept offers free Recreation Community Rm, 671 W Tefft St,
docent-led nature walks in Los Flores Ranch, Ste 2, Nipomo.  Toys for kids with all types
Every WED 3:00-4:00 pm: PAWS TO READ at 6271 Dominion Rd, Santa Maria. Cost: free. of disabilities to check out. In-home appts
Los Osos Library, 2075 Palisades Ave. Read to Contact: 925-0951. avail. Cost-free! Contact: 547-1914 or www.
a dog who loves to listen to children. Cost:
free. Contact: 528-1862. 2nd MON every month 6:30-8:00 pm:
Suicide Prevention Caregiver Support Group at Cayucos Every TUE 5:30-6:30 pm: Citizenship Classes
Mental Health and Every SUN 12:00-4:00 pm: Family Funday at Community Church, Ocean Ave & S 3rd St. at SLO County Library, 995 Palm St, SLO.
Bang the Drum Brewery, 950 Orcutt Rd, San
Emotional Support Free support for caregivers helping with All classes are bilingual, with all materials
Luis Obispo. Enjoy the patio to play family- long-term illness, memory loss, dementia,
Free friendly games and drums! Cost: free. Food covered in 8 classes. No registration required.
and Alzheimer’s. Contact: 458-7484. Cost: free. Contact: or 781-4187.
Confidential and craft beer available for sale. Contact:
24 hours of every day or 242-8372. Every MON 10:00 am-2:00 pm: Remain Every FRI at 7:00 pm: Senior Ballroom
A program of Transitions Mental Health Association Independent Despite Vision Loss at Santa Dancing at Madonna Inn. Look left of the
Every FRI 6:00 am-4:00 pm: Early Bird Maria Terrace, 1405 E Main St. New ways of
Flea Market at Santa Maria Fairpark, 937 S bandstand for sign: Senior Dancers. Dance,
doing daily tasks are taught by the Braille chat and listen to good music. No fees; no
Thornburg St. Browse many vendors with Institute, such as home management,
2nd & 4th SAT every month 12:00-4:00 antiques, fruits, vegetables, new and used dues; just fun! Contact: 489-5481 or dg17@
pm: Railway Historical Museum at Santa traveling, and using talking library books.
items, and more! Cost: free. Contact: 258- Contact: 462-1225.
Maria Transit Center, 400 E Boone St, Santa 1765. Literacy Council for San Luis Obispo County
Maria. This bimonthly opening features 2nd & 4th MON every month at 6:30 pm: MOPS has an ongoing and urgent need for volunteer
a locomotive, boxcar, caboose, railroad Every FRI 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Zen Doodle (Mothers of Preschoolers) meet at Pacific
Adult Coloring Book Group at Art Center tutors and offers free training in SLO. Contact:
artifacts, interpretive exhibits, vintage rolling Christian Church, 3435 Santa Maria Way, 541-4219 or
stock, and a diorama to explore. Cost: free. Morro Bay, 835 Main St.  Relax and unwind Santa Maria. Childcare is provided.  Contact:
Contact: 714-4927. with the new adult coloring books. Cost: free. 934-3491 or 1st THU every month at 6:15 pm: Commission
Contact: or 772-2504. on the Status of Women meets at Coast
Every TUE & THU: Youth Aikido Classes at Every TUE 3:00-6:00 pm & FRI 3:00-5:30 pm: National Bank, 500 Marsh St, SLO. This
Budo Ryu, 3536 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo. Every MON 2:00-5:00 pm: Historic Teen Wellness Program at Arroyo Grande
Architectural Tour at the Monday Club, 1815 official advisory group to SLO County Board
Kids have fun, stay fit, make friends, gain life EOC Health Services Clinic, 1152 E Grand
Monterey St, SLO. The Monday Club of SLO of Supervisors identifies issues of concern
skills, and learn to deal with bullies without Ave. Health services, including reproductive
is offering free docent-led tours. Cost: free. to women that are not the focus of other
becoming one. Aiki-Mites (age 4-6) class health, in a safe environment to screen,
Contact: advocacy or advisory organizations. Contact:
is 3:00 pm TUE. Aiki-Kids (age 7-12) TUE & assess, and provide intervention. Appts
or 541-0594. 788-3406.
THU at 4:00 pm. Pre-registration only. Cost: preferred. Contact: 489-4026.
$50-75/mo. Contact: 544-8866 or www. Every THU at 10:15 am: Tiny Tunes Music & Morro Bay Museum of Natural History 1st WED every month at 9:00 am: Senior Adventures With Nature & Mind Walks
Movement at Music Motive, 3440 S Higuera Health Screening at First United Methodist
St #130, SLO. This parent participation schedule is at:
Every WED 10:00-11:00 am: Growing With Church, 275 N Halcyon Rd, Arroyo Grande.
Baby Class at 1230 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo. program for ages 1-5 includes activities based Free and low-cost services for ages 50 Central Coast Commission for Senior Citizens
Pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation on music psychology and child development. and older: blood pressure, pulse, weight, offers many free services: Senior Connection
consultant Andrea Herron answers questions Cost: $80 per mo. Contact: 543-0377. cholesterol, screening for anemia and for connecting callers with local resources;
about feeding, crying, and sleep for babies 2nd FRI every month at 1:00 pm: Book Group diabetes, nutritional counseling, and medical one on one Medicare assistance, advice and
0-10 months. Dads are always welcome! Call at Cayucos Library, 310 B St. Join other referrals. Contact: 481-2692 or 788-0827. referrals for long term care, and help with
to reserve a spot. Contact: 543-6988. readers to discuss whatever you’re reading billing and appeals; Vial of Life kits with
1st WED every month at 12:00 pm: Disabled medical info for emergency responders; a
Every TUE 7:00-9:00 pm & SAT 2:00-4:00 pm: and to discover, ponder, and share insights American Veterans luncheon at Veterans
Basic Safety Class at SLO MakerSpace, 81 S about what others are reading. Cost: free. Senior Resource Directory for SLO and SB
Memorial Bldg, 313 W Tunnell St, Santa Maria. counties, and more. Contact: 925-9554 or
Higuera St, Ste 160 & 180, San Luis Obispo. Contact: 995-3846. Contact: 345-0402.
This course gets you acquainted with the
Every THU 6:30-9:30 pm: SLO Chess Club Every WED 5:30-7:00 pm: Widowed Support
space and equipment. All are required to take meets at Carl’s Jr on Santa Rosa St, 1 block Hospice of SLO County provides free grief
this class before using any part of the facility. Group at New Life Church, 990 James Way, counseling, individual and family support,
W of Foothill, across from Cal-Poly. All ages. Rm 14, Pismo Beach. Offered by Hospice of
See website for specific dates and other Cost: free. Contact: 441-7210 or counseling, crisis intervention, and wellness
classes. Cost: free for MakerSpace Members SLO Co. Contact: 544-2266 or education to those with a life-limiting illness,
and SLO County Library Cardholders. Contact: Every SAT 10:00 am-2:00 pm: SLO Chess Every TUE at 7:00 pm: Al-Anon Family their families, and the bereaved in SLO and
439-2727 or Club meets at the big board on Morro Bay Support Group at Luis OASIS Senior Center, Paso. Contact: 544-2266.
Embarcadero at west end of Morro Bay Blvd 420 Soares Ave, Orcutt. Contact: 937-9750.
Every THU 10:00-11:00 am: La Leche League (down the stairs). Cost: free. Contact: 441- Volunteer as a Good Neighbor!  Make a
Mother Support Meetings in North Co, SLO, 7210 or 3rd WED every month at 7:00 pm: How to difference in the life of an older or disabled
AG and SM. Breastfeeding and parenting Survive Divorce seminar at SLO Women’s adult. Training is monthly at Wilshire
support and information offered. Cost: free. 1st & 3rd THU every month 7:00-8:30 pm: Community Center, 1124 Nipomo St #D, SLO. Community Services, 285 South St, Ste J, SLO.
Contact: 242-2294 or Drop-in Dream Group at St. Benedict’s Tips and suggestions for handling family Contact: 547-7025 x 17.
Episcopal Church, 2220 Snowy Egret Ln, Los law issues. Cost: $10. Contact: 544-9313 to
MON-THU 8:30-11:30 am: Walk-In Legal Clinic Osos. This support group is to share dreams Volunteer at San Luis Obispo Museum of Art!
in 3rd Floor Atrium of Courthouse Annex, register. Stop by at 1010 Broad St (Mission Plaza) or
and the relationship between dreams and
1035 Palm St, San Luis Obispo and Paso spiritual path, using Jungian interpretive 4th TUE every month at 5:30 pm: Legal Clinic email for information
Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Rm 112. Get assumptions and language and Robert for Self-Represented Litigants at SLO County about multiple volunteer opportunities.
help with divorce, child and spousal support, Johnson’s book Inner Work. Cost: free. Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey
domestic violence, guardianship, civil San Luis Obispo Senior Center offers health
Contact: St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for screening, legal services, meals, exercise,
harassment, and name or gender change. persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and
3rd WED of every month at 6:30 pm: bridge, and bingo at 1445 Santa Rosa St.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Legal Clinic for a document preparer to assist in completing Contact: 781-7306.
Prepared & Natural Childbirth Classes at Twin court-required forms. Cost: Min $40 donation.
Self-Represented Litigants at the SLO County Cities Community Hospital, 1220 Las Tablas
Courthouse Law Library, 1050 Monterey Contact: 544-9313. Central Coast Astronomical Society sponsors
Rd, Templeton. This six-series class includes a Dark Sky Star Party every month at
St, SLO, #125. One-on-one legal advice for lecture, hands-on demos, and technique RISE offers: weekly drop-In support groups
persons filing divorces w/o an attorney, and Santa Margarita Lake KOA Campground
practice. Cost: free. Contact: 434-4654. for sexual assault survivors; 24 hour crisis at sunset. CCAS sponsors guest speakers
a document preparer to assist in completing line; advocacy; peer counseling; prevention,
court-required forms. Cost: free. Contact: 2nd THU of every month at 6:30 pm: and public education programs. Find the
empowerment and education. Contact: 545- CCAS event calendar, weather condition
788-3418. Breastfeeding Basics at Twin Cities 8888 or
Community Hospital, 1100 Las Tablas Rd, updates, and local resources at: www.
Every TUE & THU at 1:30 pm: Divorce & Child Templeton. Learn about practical aspects Every SAT 11:00 am-3:00 pm: ADOPT A PET at
Support Workshops at SLO Court Support of feeding your newborn from a Lactation Petco, 2051 Theater Dr, in Paso Robles. Cats
Services, 1120 Mill St, Ste A, San Luis Obispo San Luis Coastal Adult School’s Parent
Consultant. Cost: free. Contact: 239-4443. from NCHS and dogs from Short n’ Sweet
and Paso Robles Courthouse, 901 Park St, Participation Program offers Core Parenting
Dog Rescue. Contact: 466-5403.
Paso Robles. Help is provided for divorce, Every THU-FRI 12:00-5:00 pm & SAT 11:00 and Enrichment classes at centers in San Luis
child support, custody and/or visitation am-5:00 pm: Exploration Station Interactive Every MON 2:00-4:00 pm & WED 3:00-5:00 pm: Obispo, Morro Bay, and Los Osos. Parent and
orders. An overview of the legal process is Science Center welcomes families at 867 Jacks’ Adaptive Toy Lending Library-Jack’s child activity classes, individual peer support,
followed by time to prepare forms and ask Ramona Ave, Grover Beach. Cost: $2-3. Helping Hand at Central Coast Gymnastics, 21 and education for parents and caregivers.
questions. Cost: free. Contact: 788-3418. Contact: 473-1421 or Zaca Lane, #100, San Luis Obispo. Traditional Contact: 549-1222 or

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Local Resources
SLO Classical Academy. is a private Contact: 463-2331 or rskepins@

Alternative Education
school offering part time or full time
classical education in SLO. Part time
options are Tuesday/ Thursday or Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.
Monday/ Wednesday with a Friday Accredited high school program at
enrichment day. Contact: 548-8700 Santa Maria Public Library. Interactive

on the or
Wishing Well School offers non-
profit holistic Waldorf education
student-parent-teacher partnerships
provide educational resources, a
mentor teacher, and eligibilty for
sports, clubs, and activities. Students

Central Coast
in Los Osos with part or full-time may qualify to enroll in community
preschool, and full-time kindergarten- college as well as secondary classes.
7th grade, and 1st-7th two-day Contact: 937-2051 x 2761 or x 2762.
home school enrichment. Contact: or 235-4401. Templeton Independent Study
High School. WASC accredited.
Children’s House Montessori Weekly meeting with teacher.
School in Atascadero strives to help Opportunity for early graduation
each child reach his/her greatest and concurrent Cuesta College
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality potential, by embracing learning enrollment. In Templeton and SLO
and appreciating and respecting at Los Ranchos Elementary School.
choices for their children’s education. Following are some options for the world. Contact: 466-5068 or Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
those seeking secular alternative education in our region.
For more information about local private, independent, nature based, Montessori Children’s School in San
Trivium Charter Schools in Lompoc,
and religious schools, visit: Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion
for excellence, to nurture curiosity, Santa Maria, and Arroyo Grande
Parent Participation of San Luis blended classroom/home study for creativity and imagination, and to offer a hybrid program of classical
Coastal Adult School offers core grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or awaken the human spirit of every project-based classes 2 days per
classes to enhance parenting child. Ages 3-12. Contact: 544-6691 week and homeschool 3 days
skills, meet other families, and or per week. Contact: 489-7474 or
allow children to play with peers. Summit Academy charter school
Also enrichment classes such as serves K-12 grades, and provides Central Coast Montessori School in
Spanish, Cooking, and Gardening, personalized home-based learning Morro Bay offers a rich, individualized West Mall Alternative School.
and a Cooperative Preschool at that fosters investigation, skill academic environment to promote Independent Study Home School
CL Smith. Contact: 549-1222 or development and creativity, and independence and optimum scholastic in Atascadero. Contact: 462-4238 lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or or
9810 or Alternative.
Charter Schools
Nature Based Schools Heritage Montessori Preschool Paso Robles Joint Unified School
CAVA – California Virtual Academies in San Luis Obispo provides an District Home School & Independent
and K¹² give kids the chance to Outside Now provides summer, after- enriching and loving environment in Study Program serves K-8th grade.
learn at their own pace. Online school, and private nature-based a beautiful country setting. Waldorf Students and parents work one-on-
schooling is aligned with California education in San Luis Obispo County. and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5 one with teachers, receive lesson
state standards. Teacher support as Contact: 541-9900 or outsidenow. years. Contact: 235-5589. plans, textbooks, and teachers’
needed, meetings and work samples org. editions for all subjects. Classes,
required quarterly. Contact: (866) Academics and More is a Homeschool enrichment activities, and field trips
339-6790,, or Delphinus School of Natural History Helper class for 7th-8th grade at
are also offered. Contact: 769-1675.
is a unique, regional, outdoor science Ludwick Community Center in SLO.
Family Partnership is a tuition-free program in San Luis Obispo, for Offered in partnership with City of Homeschool Organizations
K-12 independent study public school elementary through middle school SLO, this class includes a convenient
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis students. Programs are engaging, cost-effective way for students to Homeschool Association of California
Obispo, and Ventura counties. Home interactive, student driven, and gain access to a tutor, community is an inclusive organization offering
study charter schools in San Luis designed to foster self-expression involvement, assistance with their campouts, conferences, statewide
Obispo (1981 Vicente Dr), Morro Bay, and environmental stewardship. school work, time management and support, a website with excerpts
Solvang, Santa Maria, and Cambria. Contact: organization skills, and more. Contact: from education code books, and
Meet with teachers weekly and turn links. Contact:
in work samples. Contact: 348-3333 Independent Schools
or Public Schools California Homeschool Network is
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo
a grassroots organization to protect
Olive Grove is an independent study offers Waldorf education for first Cambria Montessori Learning Center. the right of parents to educate their
home school with sites in San Luis and second graders. Class meets four Tuition-free public school in Morro children. Website offers current state
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Bay for grades K-6th through the
Family Partnership Charter School. and federal laws. Contact: (800) 327-
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and
Santa Lucia School on 5 acres in Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or 5339 or
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher
weekly and turn in work samples. Templeton has provided peace Homeschoolers of the Central Coast.
Enrichment classes also offered. education for over 25 years. Yahoo! group meeting regularly for
Parkfield Elementary School is a one-
Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Integrated curriculum founded on interaction and field trips: groups.
org/losolivos. life experiences, in-depth study, room school in San Miguel providing
and active immersion in the arts for a unique, child-centered education
Orcutt Academy Independent Study grades 1-8. Attendance Mon-Thu customized to student abilities the_Central_Coast.
is affiliated with Orcutt Academy with homeschool Fridays. Carpooling and pace. Hands-on instruction,
Charter School at 500 Dyer St. This encouraged. Contact: 434.2217 or exploration, and speakers focus on Please submit updates, corrections, or news
free program offers home study and the inner development of each child. about resources to:

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