Map of starting points in San Miguel to walk to school
All students and parents are invited to walk to school by meeting at designated starting points in San Miguel between 7:30 (Father Reginald Park) and 7:45 am on Wednesday, October 8th. Walking students will be treated to a healthy breakfast when they arrive at school for FREE! All student walkers who register get a special goody bag
filled with fun items including jump ropes, water bottles, frisbees and
a re useable shopping bag. Students who cannot walk to school may walk
around the track during lunch to be eligible for a goody bag. This
special walk day is dedicated to:
- Increasing physical activity in students, which can combat a host of health problems facing kids today.
- Replacing car trips to school with walking or bicycling can help reduce air pollution.
to school emphasizes the importance for safe sidewalks, crosswalks,
railroad crossing and other walking paths around San Miguel.
*Download a flyer with map for starting points and complete details to join the fun! Or call Vanessa at 805.788.2718.
Volunteers that helped to organize are from: the San
Miguel Resource Connection, Public Health Department, HEAL-SLO, San
Miguel Fire Department, Heritage Oaks Bank, San Miguel PTO, and
faculty/the principal from Lillian Larsen Elementary. Army members from Camp Roberts and Volunteer Firefighters will also walk with the kids in the morning. The CHP will be parked on Mission Street to remind drivers to use caution. Thanks go to our generous contributors: The SLO
County Community Foundation, HEAL-SLO, Lillian Larsen School, San
Miguel Resource Connection, SLO Public Health Department, Walmart,
Food4Less, Spencers, Trader Joes, Target, Sears and Lillian Larsen PTO.
Help From State Employees
San Miguel Resource Connection partners with United Way
|Contributions can be made to the San Miguel Resource Connection until October 31st through the California State Employees Charitable Campaign!
The charitable campaign was established in 1957 to provide a single
fund raising event throughout California for non-profits. Employees are
provided a payroll deduction pledge form as well as a guide provided by
the United Way, listing participating charities.
Donations to the San Miguel Resource Connection
from state employees will strengthen our existing services and help us
to expand our outreach efforts. Learn more about our dynamic programs on
the About Us page.
Find the San Miguel Resource Connection in the Donor Guide on page 58, Organization Code Number 24018. For more information call Paula at 805-226-0225. Thank you for your support!
Weekend Gardener Opens
Photos of new business in downtown San Miguel - photos by Leila Harrington
Garden plants and supplies can now be purchased in downtown San Miguel! The Weekend Gardener
has a large selection of native plants, succulents, cooking herbs and
bedding plants. Garden supplies and decor are also stocked. They will
carry bare root roses and trees during the winter months. If they
don’t have something, they can get it. The family owned business is an
enterprise by Jeff Simpson, Leila Harrington and Austin Harrington.
The Weekend Gardener is open from:
10 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Call Leila at 805-712-7354 for more information.
Groups Join to Beautify Park
of the San Miguel Lions, Seniors, Volunteer Firefighters, Native Sons
and Daughters of the Golden West join together to provide picnic tables.
- photo taken by Pres Meyers
Richard Smithen rounded up several civic groups in San Miguel to join their resources to buy and install 4 beautiful new picnic tables in the Father Reginald Park
next door to Mission San Miguel. The tables were dedicated by the
participating groups on Thursday, September 18th. An engraved metal
plaque will be installed on each table to represent the donors: San
Miguel Seniors, San Miguel Lions, San Miguel Volunteer Firefighters and
the Native Sons and Daughters of the Golden West San Miguel Parlors.
A group enjoys trying out the new picnic table
The tables are vinyl coated steel and cost over $600 each. The San Miguel Lions
hosted a delicious hamburger BBQ with root beer floats at the Lions Den
for all those attending immediately after the dedication.
The Native Sons of the Golden West provide all the park's
maintenance and plan to plant more trees and are looking for a 1947
Howitzer to display and honor our military servicemen. If you can help
please contact Richard at 805-467-2966.
New Support Services
in San Miguel
Portable Support Center parks in San Miguel - photo by George Dodge
|The LINK has opened the San Miguel Community Support Center in cooperation with the San Miguel Resource Connection working closely with the San Miguel School District. Funding is through a 3 year grant by the SLO County Community Foundation.
Numerous resources are available through the center
including children's health insurance enrollment, clothing,
immunizations, counseling and referrals.
Walk-ins are welcome! A bi-lingual Family Advocate keeps
office hours at the portable support center while parked at Lillian
Monday and Friday 9 am to Noon
Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4:30 pm
The Family Advocate provides in-home support by
identifying a client's specific need and then coordinating services.
Read the brochure for complete details or contact Family Advocate, Diana Resendez at 805-712-5327.
Trophies on Display!
Brad Forde of Butthead Builders
recently finished building two new award and trophy cases for Lillian
Larsen School. The cases are installed in the foyer of the Don Wolf
Recreation Center and ready to be filled with past sports trophies. North County Glass donated the glass and Brad donated his labor, lumber and brackets to build the cases.
The project was organized by parent Susan Moore and physical education teacher Eileen Rogers. San Miguel teacher Jill Heilmann held a school art contest to create the backdrop to the handsome new case. Matthew Roberson
won the contest with his drawing of a hornet, the school mascot, and
also did the final painting with help from Mrs. Heilmann and friends.
The trophy case can be seen at Back to School night on September 18th.
Butthead Builders is a general building contractor
specializing in custom cabinetry and house remodeling. Brad stated he
built the cases for the students to have a nice place to display and be
proud of their awards. He felt it was something nice he could do for the