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  • Lillian Larsen School will be recognizing
     Veteran's Day and honoring local veterans
     at 8:15 in the main quad of the school.  If you are a veteran, please join us at this important event.  We would appreciate it if you would contact the school with your name, branch of service and years served prior to November 7th so we can appropriately honor you at the event.

    Lillian Larsen middle school students started the school year off by working in teams, and with their teachers, to define what type of year they wanted to have. Using a social contract concept from the Flippen Group, students came up with behaviors, attitudes and actions that would define what a successful classroom would look like.

    Once the students listed all the attributes on a large piece of chart paper, they discussed them and everyone in the class signed the list, signifying agreement and commitment to excellence and achievement in 2014-15.

    Teachers at Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel attended training with the Flippen Group last year and are dedicated to “Capturing Kids Hearts”, the essence of the program. In addition to classroom contracts, they make sure to greet every student as they enter class and “launch” the students off at the end of the day with a motivational wrap up.

    In addition to creating the contracts, the middle school students completed a multiple intelligences on-line survey and a team problem-solving activity using depth of knowledge questions skills.

    Lillian Larsen School provides ipads to every students in grades 4,5 and 6 as well as low class sizes. Most middle school classes, taught by single subject highly qualified staff members, have less than 20 students. As students mature and move toward high school, the smaller class sizes really help teachers get to know the students on a personal level.

    For more information on the Flippen Group strategies being used at the school contact professional development liaison Laura Learned or Principal Judy Bedell at (805) 467-3216 ext 201.


    Special Accolades to two very special
    unidentified girls  who recently came into CSD 
    office with a special thank you for the San Miguel 
    Firemen--no particular incident, just appreciation for their service.  It is encouraging to see thankfulness expressed in our community.
    Thank you girls!


     



    San Miguel Senior Citizens hosts bi-monthly bingo at the Senior Center on East 12th St.
      They invite all interested adults to join in.  Doors open at 6 pm. They play 10 games at  only 50 cents per card and you can enjoy refreshment while you play.  Also, once a month they host a Sunday morning Pancake Breakfast from 8:30-11:30. Scheduled on the last Sunday of each month, the next breakfast will be August 31.








     Fourth 
    Annual San Miguel Rod Rally Car Show

    Fri. night Cruise Night, Saturday Show

    August 22, 23
    The San Miguel Chamber of Commerce in association with the San Miguel Volunteer firefighters Association and the San Miguel Car Show Committee will host its annual car show.  The event will be host to car clubs, classic car aficionados, and an array of customized vehicles.  The event will also host live music, vendors and attractions.


     

    San Miguel Lions Club  Old Timers Picnic

    Sunday, August 24             noon to 3 pm

    at San Miguel Community Park on "K" St.

    Please join us for our Old Timers Picnic in the San Miguel Community Park on Sunday, August 24th.  This annual event is a great time to catch up with old friends, meet new ones and a chance to visit with the Pioneer Royalty before Pioneer Day.

    There will be a delicious BBQ meal available which includes chicken, beans, salad and bread for $12.00. People 80 years old and over eat for free!! Desserts and non-alcoholic beverages will also be available.

    For more information, please call Lion Pug at (805) 459-4722.



    CALEDONIA DAYS

    SEPT. 27   @ CALEDONIA 
    To find out more about it or get an application to have a display, be a dutch oven demonstrator, vendor, or artisan.

    Enjoy Bygone Ways of Bygone Days:  Dutch Oven cooking Demonstrations and Tasting, BBQ, Demonstrations by Skilled Artisans and Craftsmen.  from 10-4 pm at the Rios Caledona Adobe, 700 S. Mission St.  Presented by Friends of the Adobes, Inc. & Native Sons of the Golden West--San Miguel Parlor #150


        •  
            Plans continue  for return of
                       Farmer's Market  to San Miguel  
           
                      Fundraiser event planned for  Friday Aug 8, has been cancelled.  Will keep you updated as plans are available.

  • History Project  Thought you might be interested in another old photo from San Miguel. Below is photo of the train leaving the
    station in early 1900's.   If you double click on image you should be able to view it larger.  Also giving you a link to a
    brochure/magazine published  monthly by Southern Pacific
    passenger department in March 1905.  This one is about retaining "old" names which they say have a much nicer sound.  Be sure to use the zoom to read it easier.
     
       All compliments of Thelma Negley Sinclair family files.
    Be sure to check out the posts on the history discussion board after last posting.  You may have input to add or you may find some information about where you live in town.


    To learn more, contact: conniebz@yahoo.com


     Downtown
     Bench Fund consider making a donation/application
    for 'Adopt a Bench'.  
    San Miguel 
    Chamber of Commerce is asking for individuals, 
    groups, organizations, and businesses to make a donation
    of any
    amount to contribute to the project or Adopt a Bench by donating at least $200 to the FUND. If you adopt a bench, it can be done as a memorial to someone , a family or business. We're hoping everyone will want to get involved and do what they can to improve the community.  They already have 3 benches adopted. First one is
    dedicated in memory of Kay Jarvis
     in front of the Coffee Station.  The second dedicated
    in memory of  Chick Wimer is located just north of Post Office. The third is in memory of C.J. Buckman and Joe Witcosky and is in front of the Ranch. The Chamber is appreciative of these  beginning adoptions and look forward to more.  See Mike at the Mercantile if you are interested or want to know more.  more info? please email Mike  MichaelJ.Sanders9@gmail.com
                




     




    Please join the Almond Country Quilters’ Guild for their August meeting  


    Date: Monday, Aug 4, 2014

    Location: Trinity Lutheran Church, 940 Creston Road, Paso Robles

    Social Time begins at 6:30 pm    The August meeting is the annual Community Quilts Program where members are invited to participate in making quilts for local charitable organizations.     Cost: Free

    For further information about the guild, check out our website www.almondcountryquilters.org.



    Be involved in helping your community.  Come and lend a hand.  
    Next downtown 
    Landscape Workday
    Sat. 
       8:30- 10:30 am
              
      WE will again need your help --bring tools for garden work in downtown landscape .  Meet at the Coffee Station  or look for the bright yellow vested helpers along Mission St.
    "Many hands make light work!"  More hands are appreciated.
         Questions, See Mike at the Mercantile.









        • San Miguel Firefighter Association's 

          Clean up Day

          Discontinued until further notice  

  • WHAT WE WILL ACCEPT

    • Large household items such as furniture, mattresses ($10 fee for each), and generally things that won’t fit into your regular garbage can

    • Metal items such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, scrap metal of any kind

    • SMALL batteries &electronic items such as TV’s, VCR’s computers, monitors, stereos, etc.

    • Donations are appreciated to help cover dumping fees & so this event can continue. 

  • All donations should be addressed to :  SMFA Cleanup Committee

  • Thank you,


     



      
      
      


                                                                                  


     








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