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Central Coast March 2021

Family

Inside
Child Development ......... 2

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

Family Life .............................. 6

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

Money ........................................ 10

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

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

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

Family Events ..................... 18

Local Resources ............... 20

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

Colic and Crying / March Library Programs / Local Family Hiking


Teach Kids Finance / Buried Treasure in SLO County / Leprechauns

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Child Development
can include feeling helpless. up. Others subscribe to the
How can you tell if it’s colic? theory that the baby is tired or
overstimulated, and that colic is
his way of blocking everything
All babies cry sometimes; in

Colic fact, the average baby cries


about two and a half hours a
day. But in addition to persistent
out so he can sleep. Babies who
are exposed to smoke are also
more likely to develop colic.
crying, a colicky baby looks
and truly uncomfortable. He may Can colic be a serious problem?
alternately extend or pull up his
legs and pass gas. Colic usually Not really -- apart from the

Crying occurs between 6:00 pm and household tension it creates.


midnight, though it can occur However, it is wise to seek
around the clock, generally assurance from your doctor or
becoming worse in the evening. early childhood nurse that the
root of your child’s prolonged
Generally, a baby becomes colicky crying isn’t a more serious
at around two to four weeks of medical problem.
age and is over it by about three
months or, in less fortunate Can a mother’s diet cause colic?
About 20 percent of all babies in many family circumstances. cases, six to nine months.
develop colic, a catch-all phrase It’s hard to know who finds Both formula and breast milk can
for uncontrollable crying in an colic harder, a parent or a baby. Why do some babies get colic? be linked to a baby’s colic.
otherwise healthy baby. A baby A colicky baby is obviously in
with colic cries or fusses for more distress, uncomfortable, and Scientists have been trying to Occasionally breastfed babies
than three hours a day, for more can’t soothe himself. But a parent answer that question for more become colicky because of
than three days in one week. can be just as upset - listening to than 50 years. Colic is often something in their mother’s
Colic usually occurs with equal a baby’s cry for hours on end is blamed on the baby’s immature diet. Some mums find that if
frequency among first- and later - enough to drive you to tears of digestive system. In fact, the they stop drinking cow’s milk
born children, and in boys and girls your own. A parent’s discomfort word colic comes from a Greek and other dairy products, the
word, kolikos, which roughly situation improves. If you’re
translates as “colon.” There is breastfeeding, try cutting out
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Child Development
your own nutrition is looked wear her in a pouch or sling or
after before permanantly cutting wrap her snugly in a blanket.
out dairy products. Wearing earplugs or ear
Some breastfed babies seem to
be bothered if mom indulges in a
phones may help you deal with
the sound of close crying.
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a few days. If your baby seems
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you’ll know that’s the offending • She may settle when you
substance. You’ll have to abstain expose her to repetitive
from it until your baby outgrows noise or vibrations. You could • Talk to your child health nurse and practical suggestions.
his sensitivity, which is usually catch up on the vacuuming or or pediatrician, who can offer a
at around 3 months, but that’s take her for a car ride. Some medical examination, support Used with permission. © BabyCenter, L.L.C. 2021

a small price to pay for a happy babies are soothed by the


child. steady rhythm of the washing
machine. (Never put your baby
on top of a washing machine
If your baby is bottle-fed, you or tumble dryer. Always put
might try switching formulas her on the floor next to it.)
to see if that’s the irritant. And
whether you’re feeding your • Your baby may calm down if
baby formula or breast milk, she sucks on a pacifier.
make sure that you’re burping • Burp your baby after every feed
him during and after feedings - it to help prevent painful gas.
helps relieve the pressure that Hold her over your shoulder,
builds up when he swallows air. sit her upright on your lap, or
Will all that crying hurt a child? place her face down on your
In truth, it may be more painful lap. Then pat or rub her back
for the parents who must endure to bring up gas.
the alternately heart-rending • If you’re breastfeeding your
and irritating crying of a child. baby, try to keep her as upright
Colicky babies do just fine. “In as possible during her feeds to
spite of hours of crying,” wrote help reduce gas. Also check
the venerable Dr. Spock, “they that she is latched on properly.
continue to gain weight, not just • If she is bottle-fed, make sure
average-well but better than she isn’t swallowing air from
average. They are hungry babies. the bottle. Try to sit her upright
They gulp down their whole to feed her, and tilt the bottle
feeding.” And one study even enough so that the milk covers
found that colicky babies turned the entrance to the teat.
out to be better problem solvers
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Here are some methods that while. Have a long bath, or lie
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• Hold your baby close to you, the energy to go back to your
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Library Voice
Check It Out:
March Happenings
by Rebecca Juretic

Sidewalk Service Continues Parent Cafes in English will happen


every Wednesday on Zoom from
We continue to offer our Sidewalk 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Spanish Parent
Service at four locations. Sidewalk Cafes take place Thursdays from
Service hours are 9:00 am-5:00 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Topics will include
pm (closed 1:00-2:15 pm), Tues- how to provide self-care when you
Sat, at San Luis Obispo, Arroyo are raising little ones, teaching
Grande, Atascadero, and Morro a love of learning, building
Bay libraries. resiliency, finding local supports
for difficult times, and working
Here’s how it works: Place your
holds at SLOlibrary.org or call an through challenging emotions.
open location for assistance. We’ll For an interactive experience
notify you when your materials with your kiddo, we are launching
are ready. Then you can pick up Parent Place: Music Classes for
your holds at one of our Sidewalk parents and their children five and
Service locations. We’ll be ready under, which will be held every
to help you at the front door. We Wednesday in March and April at
hope you will enjoy this safe and 10:30 am via Zoom.  
easy way to utilize library services.
Singer songwriter Nathalia will
Find the Support You Need lead a bilingual interactive
music class teaching a variety of International Women’s Day and This program for teens and adults
Parents are facing unique concepts through singing, games, finds inspiration from the artist will explore his Young Adult novel
challenges like never before. To musical stories, and more.  Barbara Kasten, who at 84 years Yesterday is History.
help, we are launching Parent old, continues to challenge spatial
According to Jackson’s website,
Place, Parent Cafes in English To register for these or any other relationships in her work. Drawing
Yesterday is History is “a romantic,
and Spanish this March.  These library program, go to slolibrary. from her photograph Construct
heart-felt, and whimsical YA
are online places where parents org and find the program on our NYC 11 (1982), we will explore
novel about letting go of the
of children five and under will Event Calendar. her depiction of a 3-dimensional
past, figuring out what you want
be able to ask questions about Parent Place is sponsored by a space on a 2-dimensional plane.  
in your future, and staying in the
caregiving and find support from grant from the California State This art program is offered in
moment before it passes you by.”
other parents.   Library, in partnership with the partnership with Santa Barbara
South County Youth Coalition, The Museum of Art Instructor Tina Be sure to reserve your copy of the
Center for Family Strengthening, Villadolid, who has been a book at slolibrary.org and pick it
Parent Participation: San Luis Teaching Artist at the museum for up using our Sidewalk Service! To
Coastal Adult School, and First 5 over 22 years.  register for the event, go to our
SLO County. website and find the program on
Registration is required. To sign our Event Calendar.
Explore Women’s History up, please email Elena Hancock
Month through Art at  communityprograms@sbma.
In honor of Women's History net. Required supplies for the
Month, we will be offering a art class are: Prismacolor ebony
special art class for ages 12 and pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener.
up, including adults, on March 9 Our Live Virtual Book Club
at 6:00 pm. for March
Women's History Month: Learn Our March Exclusive Live Virtual
to Draw in the style of Barbara Book Club event features author Rebecca Juretic is a freelance writer and Public
Relations Consultant for the San Luis Obispo
Kasten is a Zoom drawing Kosoko Jackson and happens on County Libraries. Rebecca can be reached at:
class that extends the spirit of March 23 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm. juretic@sbcglobal.net.

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Family Life
Monarch Butterfly Grove in
Pismo Beach;
Laguna Lake – Laguna Lake Loop
For Wildlife in Distress
Trail, in the city of San Luis Call Our Hotline:
Obispo;
Montana De Oro State Park in 805 543-WILD [9453]
Los Osos;
Shoreline Trail along Lake
Nacimiento;
Cuesta Ridge Botanical Area in
Fun Family Hiking Santa Margarita, and
Lopez Lake Recreation Area in
on the Central Coast Arroyo Grande.

by Steven Smith Things children might look for


and discuss while hiking include: snakes, and ticks. Make sure
animals tracks; geology and your children understand not to
rocks; plants and birds; and drink untreated water that may
Getting outdoors was one of planning a hiking adventure. Find insects (be sure they know which contain parasites and bacteria.
my favorite activities when I helpful information online for ones to avoid). Spend some time
was little. Most children love planning hikes in San Luis Obispo reading with your child about
to get outside and enjoy the County at: http://santalucia. There are a number of excellent
the plants and animals you might books that adults can use to
abundance of plants and animals sierraclub.org. For Santa encounter on your hike and the
on the Central Coast. Barbara County hikes, go to: learn more about hiking. For
type of landscape you might see. example, flip through The Joy of
www.santabarbaratrailguide.
Hiking: Hiking the Trail Master
Going on a family hike is a great com. Some great guide books to Way by John McKinney or The
way for children to get exercise, bring along include: Shorebirds Hiking Companion: Getting the
spend quality time together, You can plan your hike around by Jonathan P. Latimer; The
Most from the Trail Experience
learn more about nature, and the distance of the trail, the type National Audubon Society First by Michael W. Robbins to read
have lots of fun. Kids like beach of terrain, things you can see on Field Guide to Birds by Scott up on tips for hiking with babies,
hikes, nature hikes, bird hikes, the hike (like plants, insects, and Weidensaul; Smithsonion Kids’ small children, and teens.
rock hikes, flower hikes, and animals) and historical or cultural Field Guides: Birds of North
even night hikes! sites you might visit. The Central America West by Jo S. Kittinger;
Coast offers amazing diversity of Central Coast Wildflowers by Before you set out on a hike,
always be sure to check the
At www.slocountyparks.com, terrain and views. Mary Coffeen; Wildflowers of San weather! Bring appropriate
you can find resources and Luis Obispo, California produced clothing and gear, water, snacks,
information about the trails You can find oceanfront cliffs; by the SLO Chapter of the sun protection, and a phone and
at certain parks. El Chorro and coves and tide pools; white sand California Native Plant Society; flashlight (for safety).
Bishop’s Peak are two of my beaches and windswept dunes; and Early Uses of California
favorites listed there. Of course, light houses; stream-fed canyons Plants by Edward K. Balls.
specific trails vary in difficulty and waterfalls; redwood forests I have found that hiking helps me
and length. or decidous trees; canyon lakes; It is very important to teach reconnect with nature. I forget
mountain peaks; and varied children common trail rules about my everyday worries and
observe how plants and animals
The distance and terrain of the ecological habitats! Whatever and hiking etiquette. A adapt and make the most of
trail are very important factors hiking location you choose, good website featuring this what they have. We really are
to consider when deciding what incredible scenery and fresh air information can be found at fortunate to live where we can
little children can handle while await you. www.abc-of-hiking.com. easily visit the ocean, mountains,
hiking. I wouldn’t recommend Go a step further and talk dunes and forests. So round up
steep, winding paths or paths Here are some of the many places with your kids about hiking the family and start exploring all
along oceanfront cliffs. The that your family might enjoy: dangers. Children need to the great trails!
things children can see on a know what to do if they become
hike are also very important for Elfin Forest Natural Area in separated from the family or if
entertainment. Morro Bay; they become lost. Steven Smith is a resident of San Luis
Obispo and a graduate of CSU Long Beach
Sweet Springs Nature Preserve in with a degree in Creative Writing. Steven is
San Luis Obispo County Trail Los Osos; You can explain how to avoid the currently a painter/muralist and a freelance
Guide by the Santa Lucia Chapter Oso Flaco Lake Trail in Guadalupe; writer. His art can be viewed above and at
types of hazards people might www.myspace.com/sloartiststevensmith.
of the Sierra Club (3rd Edition) Los Osos Oaks State Reserve in encounter on a hike, such as Steven can be reached by e-mail at:
is a useful resource for families Los Osos; poison oak, bees, poisonous sloartiststevensmith@yahoo.com.

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Fun & Games Jack’s Jokes
Leprechaun Spot the Differences Why don’t bears wear socks? They like to walk in their bear feet!
What happens if you get a gigabyte? It megahertz!
What is unique about a goose? It grows down as it grows up!

Spring Crossword Puzzle

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.

S
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Money
Listen
Teach Kids Financial Independence
Speak Up!
Keep a Child Safe
from Sexual Abuse

by Michelle Brownstein, CFP®

According to the Pew Research should stress to your kids that


Center, less than a quarter of when they first start supporting
all young adults are financially themselves, they might not have
independent from their parents at as much money as they'd like for
age 22. This is down from a third of these kinds of "nice-to-haves." As a general rule, you should own kids' college educations.
22-year-olds who were financially This is a good opportunity to talk not be paying for something on
independent from their parents to your kids about the importance a credit card that you could not Show your kids how participating
in 1980. In addition, almost half of self-sacrifice and delayed pay for today with cash from your in a retirement savings plan at
of young adults between ages 18 gratification. checking account. work or opening their own IRA,
and 29 currently receive financial if they don't have an employer-
help from parents. If the expense side of the ledger You should review a credit card sponsored plan, at an early
is larger than the income side, statement together to show age can help them secure their
Let's talk about how you can set expenses will need to be cut them the interest rate that will financial future decades down the
your children up for success to to avoid going into debt. It's be charged if they only make the road when they're ready to retire.
avoid having to support them into usually easier to start by shaving minimum payment and carry a
their adult years. incidental expenses -- for balance from month to month. Also explain the importance of
example, eating out less, making Explain how paying the balance short-term savings -- especially
Start with Basic Budgeting coffee at home instead of buying in full every month before the building an emergency savings
it on the way to work, and not due date avoids interest charges fund to pay for unexpected things
If asked, most parents would splurging on new clothes or altogether, making credit card that occur, like car repairs and
probably say that they want electronics. If this doesn't bring usage a wise financial strategy for out-of-pocket medical expenses.
their children to be financially the budget into balance, your many.
independent when they become child might have to take more One common rule of thumb is to
adults. However, courses in drastic measures, like moving to Credit cards should be paid off accumulate three to six months of
personal money management a cheaper home or apartment, every month and should not be living expenses in a liquid savings
aren't taught at most schools getting a roommate (or two) or used to fund a lifestyle you cannot account that's easily accessible.
today -- so it's usually up to getting a less expensive car. afford. By having a stash like this to
parents to teach their kids basic cover unexpected emergencies,
money management skills. Using Credit Responsibly You should also explain to your child could avoid racking
your children how using credit up big credit card balances that
This starts with showing your One of the biggest obstacles to responsibly can help them build a make it hard to achieve financial
kids how to create a household financial independence for many strong credit rating. This is critical independence.
budget. A simple budget lists all young adults is irresponsible for young adults, since their credit
recurring monthly expenses on use of debt. Many new college score will impact everything from Get Started Now
one side of the ledger and total graduates receive tempting credit their ability to rent an apartment
monthly income on the other card offers from banks that make or buy a home. Also stress the Setting your children up to
side. For most young adults living it seem like "easy money" is there importance of paying their achieve financial independence
on their own, recurring expenses for the taking. Unfortunately, household bills on time in order when they become adults starts
include rent or mortgage, utilities some fall into the credit card trap to boost their credit score. long before they leave the nest.
(water, power, trash, cellphone, and end up digging themselves Sit down with your spouse now
cable), groceries, insurance, and into a deep financial hole that Teach Saving and Investing and talk about how you can start
transportation. makes achieving financial stability teaching your kids the kinds of
difficult, if not almost impossible. In addition to budgeting and money management skills they'll
In addition to these basic living using credit wisely, it's also need to be financially independent
expenses, the budget might Therefore, it's critical to teach important to teach your children young adults.
also include an allowance for your kids how to use credit about saving and investing. Doing
incidentals or more discretionary responsibly long before they so will enable your kids to benefit
Michelle Brownstein is a Certified Financial
spending like dining out, going strike out on their own. Here are from a long-term time horizon for Planner and Senior Vice President of Personal
to concerts or movies and other some topics you should cover meeting important financial goals, Capital at Kiplinger. Reprinted with permission.
types of entertainment. You with your children: like retirement or paying for their © 2021, Nasdaq, Inc.

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Local History
Buried Treasure
finding the buried treasure. It was instances when the traveler was
said that the gold may have been killed and never returned to retrieve
loot that the famous robber and their treasure. There is a very
murderer Joaquin Murrieta had good possibility that bags of gold
by Guy Crabb buried. Murrieta supposedly had a could remain buried in the hills that
girlfriend who lived near where San surround the sleepy little town of
We have been moving from our old
Luis Obispo High School is today. San Luis Obispo. It makes a person
house to another home nearby and
The treasure story begins with a want to buy a metal detector and
we have boxes everywhere. I made
couple of boys who were in high start walking around the hills at the
a big mistake and started boxing up
school. The boys got themselves The Masons, who have an incredible bottom of Cuesta Grade. I would
my office early, and then I realized
into trouble at school and Mr. Teach lodge on Marsh Street, recently guess a traveler would bury his
that I had buried my history books
handed down the punishment for excavated a box of treasures buried treasure a few miles from the center
in a pile of boxes. My books are
these two young rascals. They were around 100 years ago. I was there of town. Wouldn’t it be fun to find
treasures that I use all the time.
ordered to clean out the bushes on when they opened up the sealed some buried treasure?
As a local historian, I have bought
Johnson Street as it went under box. Actually it was a box inside of
or been given many books on the
the train bridge near where French another box. As lodge members
history of San Luis Obispo. I really
Hospital is today. At that time, in opened the inner box, people in I recently found out that there is
do consider these books a kind of
the 1930s and 40s and even earlier, the room were on the edge of a time capsule buried at a local
treasure, so I am going to tell you
the road under the train bridge was their seats. Each item was pulled school. The school was the home of
about some other treasures that I
only one lane. out and described. The treasure what was known as the Alternative
know a little bit about.
consisted of names of people School, which eventually became
who were community leaders and what is known as Teach School. Val
As they were digging, one of Masons. There were small bottles Wright was a popular teacher at the
One of my favorite treasure stories
the boys realized that he had hit that contained symbols of the Alternative School and she is still
involves the man that my school is
something metal with his shovel. Masons. Newspaper articles and teaching. I had a chance to talk to
named for. I teach at Charles E. Teach
Both boys threw down their shovels money were other items that had Val and he informed me that he and
Elementary School. It is an amazing
to dig out the treasure with their been sealed away for the last 100 others may dig up the time capsule
school with great families and super
bare hands. As they reached into the years. that was buried about 30 years ago.
students. Charles Teach was a very
hole in the ground, they pulled out Val probably remembers the items
strong leader in education and the
an old leather bag that had several that were buried, but I am hoping
community. Mr. Teach was one of
gold coins inside. You can imagine The History Center on the corner I will be invited when someone
the founding members of SESLOC
the excitement that the boys felt of Monterey and Broad Street digs up the treasure buried by the
Federal Credit Union back in 1943.
until they realized they had to turn was once the Carnegie Library students and staff. I know it will not
He was the superintendent of the
over the treasure to Mr. Teach. I’m that was built in 1905 at a cost of contain a bag of gold, but treasure
school district and had a reputation
not sure if they got a reward for $10,000. Mr. Carnegie was one comes in all shapes and sizes. I think
as a no-nonsense leader.
of the world’s richest men at the letters written by students 30 years
turn of the century and generously ago are priceless treasures.
gave many small towns across the
country money to build a city library.
Architect W. H. Weeks was asked if Who knows what buried treasures
the community could bury some are still out there? It may be gold,
treasure under the corner stone jewelry, a bottle, or maybe even a
of the building and their wish was map that shows where X marks the
granted. I cannot remember if that spot. Isn’t it great to live in an area
treasure was unburied 10 years ago, where some treasures are buried
but it was said that the treasure box in the ground, and others (like our
had newspapers, money, and small historic Mission) are above the
mementoes of the time. ground for us to enjoy every day?

In the 1800s, our little part of the


world was a very dangerous place.
We had our share of road agents or
robbers and our share of travelers
who had bags of gold attached
to their bodies. Sometimes these
travelers would stop their horses Guy Crabb teaches at Charles E. Teach
Elementary School in San Luis Obispo. He
to bury their gold outside of town graduated from Cal Poly SLO and has been
before going in. This method kept teaching for 30 years. Guy was a Teacher of
the Year in 2006 and currently teaches at a
Contents of the Masonic Lodge treasure box their gold safe from robbers that National Blue Ribbon School. Reach him at
crabbx5@charter.net.
they met in town. There are some

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Education
those flighty, tricky, pranking
goats.

Less traditional sources disagree.


The folks at Wordinfo, and Anu
CS Perryess Garg’s A Word a Day (a fascinating
daily glance into etymology),
writes appear to have used a bit more

about words
scrutiny. These sources explain
that the similarity of capro, or goat,
to the word capricious shifted
A Wirdbalk a dine finner of roast sau and the meaning toward flighty,
pigerkraut. pranking, goatlike behavior, and
It’s time for a birdwalk - a little away from its original meaning.
wordplay – the spoonerism. If you haven’t indulged yourself These sources claim capricious are sprites known for making or
in this manner before, take the was actually constructed from repairing a single shoe, the name
Spoonerisms are named after the hull by the borns and spoonerize the word parts, capo-, head, and comes from leithbragan, which
Reverend William A. Spooner, the following list of random well- riccio, hedgehog. That’s right; marries leith, meaning half, with
who suffered from a speech known names: the word in question may have brag meaning brogue.
disorder involving involuntary initially meant hedgehog-head. In
transposition of sounds in William Shakespeare the early 1500s, capricious started While one of my sources bestows
words, typically initial sounds. Judy Garland out meaning afraid, or hair- leprechauns with a little lisping,
Though historians question the Benjamin Franklin standing-on-end, like the spines attenuated falsetto range voice,
authenticity of many gaffes Margaret Thatcher of the hedgehog. After years the another Irish tale defines the
attributed to Reverend Spooner, Marie Curie similar term capro- rubbed off leprechaun as a simple pygmy
lists of his gaffes typically include Groucho Marx enough to shove the meaning of sprite who always carries a purse
this bungled tribute to Queen Benito Mussolini the word toward goatliness (or, containing a schilling.
Victoria, “Three cheers for our Virginia Woolf goat allies might claim, toward
queer old dean!” perceived goatliness). Despite all of this information,
Flighty Goats and if you find yourself at a bar on
In tribute to Reverend Spooner, Fearful Hedgehogs Pranking, tricky goats or hair- Saint Patrick’s Day, and someone
those who enjoy playing with on-end hedgehogs? Which story sits at the next stool and begins
language have mercilessly The other day a lurking follower carries the ring of truth? repairing a single shoe, speaking in
tweaked any number of perfectly laughingly commented on the a lisping falsetto, and/or carrying
fine stories, many of which can capricious nature of the topics LEPRECHAUNS a purse, it’s wisest to keep your
be found on Matthew Goldman’s for Wordmonger posts. It would assumptions to yourself. And
Goonerisms Spalore, the most be poetic if I were to claim that With Saint Patrick’s Day fast isn’t that always true?
well known being the many upon hearing this, my hair stood approaching, why not take a look
versions of Indercella (in which on end, but I have little hair left to at the etymology of leprechaun?
our unhortunate feroine attends engage in such shenanigans, and Many thanks to sources: etymonline.com,
The word leprechaun involves the Spoonerisms Galore, the OED, wordinfo.info,
a bancy fall and slops her dripper). the capricious shoe fits, so I’m OxfordDictionaries.com, and wordsmith.org.
For something a bit different, perfectly happy to wear it. blending of Gaelic and Latin. The
here’s Goldman’s take on the earliest written English record
climax and denouement of Capricious is one of those of the term occurred in 1604,
another old fairy tale: wonderfully rich words of spelled lubrican. This spelling -
questionable heritage. More and a boatload of early alternate
“May I come in, and hee your traditional sources mention the spellings - start with lu-. the Gaelic
sitty prome?” flighty, capering nature of goats, combining form for small. In
and cite the Latin word capriolus, Old Irish leprechaun was spelled
“Tho, Tho, a nousand times, Tho, or wild goat as the grandmother luchorpan, which allows us to
“ pied the crig, “Not by the chair of capricious. In the late 1500s see a hint of the Latin part of this
of my hinny hin, hin!” and 1600s, capricious and its word, meaning body. This same
relatives meant prank or trick. combining form is used in the
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll duff, and I’ll It can be argued that the goat words corpuscle, corporation,
hoe your blouse down,” growled is a tricky critter, and that goat- Corpus Christi, and corporeal. So
the wolf. like satyrs of myth were most leprechaun translates simply to
decidedly pranksters. My two little body. CS Perryess writes for teens, narrates audio
books, and ponders the wonder of words in a
And with that, the wolf chuffed most trusted sources, Etymonline, Irish folklore (poo-pooed by, yet foggy little town on California’s central coast.
up his peeks, blew the smith to and The Oxford English Dictionary titillating to etymologists), tells Find more at http://csperryess.blogspot.com,
housereens, and sat down to definitely connect capricious with us that because leprechauns or reach him at csperryess@gmail.com.

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SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
28 1 2 4 5 6
national Da Vinci
read across invented
March is: national america DAY anthem DAY
the
(Star Spangled Banner adopted 1931)
American Red Cross Month pig DAY parachute
Dr. Seuss’ (in 1485)
Irish-American Heritage Month Birthday
(Born in 1904)
Woman’s History Month
Michelangelo’s
Music in our Schools Month birthday (Born in 1475))
National Nutrition Month
National Craft Month dentist day
Youth Art Month

7 8 9 10 11 12 13
uranus discovered
working POPCORN (By William Herschel in 1781)
National
women’s DAY LOVER’s DAY
cereal DAY first paper
money issued
(In 1862) no smoking DAY
girl scout day
(Founded in 1912)
first basketball
game (In 1892) Good samaritan day
Barbie’s
JOHNNY
birthday NEW MOON
APPLESEED day
(Introduced in 1959)

14 15 16 17 18 19 20
daylight saving
time begins everything you
do is right Day swallow’s
return day first day of
submarine DAY
ides of march spring!

St. patrick’s day

National π (Pi) Day


albert einstein’s
freedom of 1st walk in space
Birthday (Born in 1879) information Day (In 1965)

21 22 23 24 25 26 27

national
national INTERNATIONAL
goof off day WAFFLE DAY
teenagers day
toast day
single parent’s
day
pancakes first
made (In NYC in 1882)
world
poetry day
national
national national ‘Joe’ day
sing out day harry houdini’s
quilting day Birthday (Everyone can be called Joe)
(Born in 1874)

28 29 30 31 1 2 3

doctor’s day
If you can’t Birthstone: Aquamarine
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(In 1858)
usa published
understand it Flower:
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Local Resources
days per week. Contact: 929-6878. Santa Maria Joint Union Home School.

Alternative Education
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Central Coast
434.2217 or santaluciaschool.org.
Templeton Independent Study
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or sloclassicalacademy.com. Contact 434-5833 or tae.tusd.
Central Coast families are fortunate to have a wide variety of quality ca.schoolloop.com/tishs.
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information on independent and religious schools, go to: cde.ca.gov/ The approach (educating the whole offer a hybrid program of classical
re/sd or private-schools.findthebest.com/directory/a/California. child: head, heart, and hands) is project-based classes 2 days per
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other families, and allow children lifelong curiosity. Contact: (818) 450- each child reach his/her greatest Independent Study Home School
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classes such as Spanish, Cooking, and appreciating and respecting or edline.net/pages/West_Mall_
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education in SLO County. Programs Montessori Children’s School in San District Home School & Independent
Charter Schools include wilderness living skills, Luis Obispo seeks to inspire a passion Study Program serves K-8th grade.
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CAVA – California Virtual Academies awareness skills, and rites-of-passage creativity and imagination, and to
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schooling is aligned with California editions for all subjects. Classes,
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state standards. Teacher support as for adults. Contact: 215-0595 or
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slowanders.com. Central Coast Montessori School in
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339-6790, caliva.org, or k12.com. Outside Now. Summer, after-school, academic environment to promote
and private nature-based education independence and optimum scholastic California Homeschool Network is
Family Partnership. A tuition-free in SLO County. Contact: 541-9900 or achievement. Contact: 772-9317 or
K-12 independent study public school a statewide grassroots organization
outsidenow.org. centralcoastmontessori.com. to protect the right of parents to
serving Santa Barbara, San Luis
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study charter schools in San Luis Natural Science and Outdoor in San Luis Obispo provides an provides information about current
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Santa Maria, and Cambria. Meet coyoteroadschool.com. get started. Contact: (800) 327-5339
with teachers weekly and turn in a beautiful country setting. Waldorf or californiahomeschool.net.
work samples. Contact: 348-3333 or Independent Schools and Montessori based for ages 2.5-5
years. Contact: 235-5589. Homeschoolers of the Central
fpcharter.org. Coast. An inclusive Yahoo! group
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Olive Grove. Independent study Inquiry-based, small class, International Helper class for 7th-8th grade at meeting on a regular basis for
home school with sites in San Luis Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school interaction and field trips: groups.
Obispo (165 Grand Ave), Santa Ludwick Community Center in SLO. yahoo.com/group/Homeschoolers_of_
serving grades 1-8 in SLO. One tablet
Maria, Lompoc, Los Olivos, and computer per child. Spanish and Offered in partnership with City of the_Central_Coast.
Santa Barbara. Meet with teacher Mandarin taught weekly. Strong SLO, this class includes a convenient Santa Maria Inclusive Learners.
weekly and turn in work samples. math, sciences, music and arts. Caring cost-effective way for students to A Yahoo! group offering free
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Contact: 543-2701 or sbceoportal. Contact: 858-8054 or ccisslo.com. involvement, assistance with their
school work, time management and support: groups.yahoo.com/group/
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The Laureate School. Project-based, organization skills, and more. Contact:
Orcutt Academy Independent Study. differentiated learning to develop EarthAdventuresForKids.com. Templeton Unified School District
Affiliated with Orcutt Academy critical thinking, in arts, technology, K-8 Home Schooling program.
Charter School at 500 Dyer St, this foreign language, and character Public Schools
Contact: 434-5840 or tae.tusd.ca.
free program offers home study and development programs. In San schoolloop.com.
blended classroom/home study for Luis Obispo. Contact: 544-2141 or Cambria Montessori Learning Center.
grades K-8. Contact: 938-8934 or laureateschool.org. Tuition-free public school in Morro
orcuttacademycharter.net. Bay for grades K-6th through the Note: This feature is published as space
Clarity Steiner School in Nipomo. Family Partnership Charter School. allows and is a work in progress. Please
Summit Academy charter school Waldorf education for first and Contact: 927-2337, 541-2412 or submit updates, corrections, or additional
serves K-12 grades, and provides second graders. Class meets four familypartnershipschool.com. resources to: ccfamilyed@gmail.com.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
CENTRAL COAST FAMILIES!
We changed our schedule to better serve you:
Handwriting Groups and Social Skills Groups
will now be offered on

Friday and Saturday


by Melissa Maluso
OTR/L Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Ages 4 - 12 years

Call to Reserve: 805.474.6811

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Central Coast International School
CCIS is a non-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school conveniently located in San Luis Obispo.
We set high academic standards, nurture whole-child development and encourage a global perspective.

CCIS is ideal for students who thrive in a small class CCIS is affordable and family-friendly. Now accepting
environment with individualized instruction. Our applications for the 2021/16 school year in grades 1-8.
curriculum includes literacy, math, sciences, music, art,
physical education and technology. Every student uses Call for information or to arrange a tour:
a tablet computer and learns a foreign language.
( 805 ) 858-8054
With longer school days and a 197-day school year, we
meet the highest international standard. www.ccisslo.com

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