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A Day in the Life: The Jenkins Family

Oct 25th, 2016

{photos by Gina Jenkins}

Here’s our first DITL (day in the life) blog post of the school year! We are excited to continue this series, in which SLOCA parents document one of their home days and

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Monday Mix-ins: The Declaration of Independence

Oct 24th, 2016

Declaration of Independence, by John Trumbull, 1819
{Source: US Capitol via Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

It’s a great day for a Monday, and once again we have quite a few inspiring Mix-ins

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Friday Faces: Look and Find… Support Staff

Oct 21st, 2016

Welcome back to our final (for now) round of Friday Faces! We hope to bring you one more set when we get a few more Team SLOCA members up on our Staff page, but for now this will acquaint you with

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E&E On the Road

Oct 20th, 2016

{photo by Charles Jackson via flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

Did you know there are many interesting and historical places to visit, all within a day’s ride from (or even located on) the Central Coast?Read More

Wednesday Wonders: What a Year

Oct 19th, 2016

{photo by Jeannett Gibson}

Today’s Wednesday Wonder comes from Track A mom Jeannett Gibson. She and her husband Andy have two of their four kids at SLOCA – Henry (4th grade) and Lucy (2nd grade),

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Literature Inspired Recipes

Oct 18th, 2016

{photo by Bryton Taylor}

Although we love to share family-friendly recipes here at Down Home, today we have something a little different to share on the food front: Food in Literature! What a

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Monday Mix-Ins: Lexington & Concord, Paul Revere, General Washington

Oct 17th, 2016

Statue of Paul Revere by Cyrus E. Dallin, in the Paul Revere Mall, North End, Boston, Massachusetts.
{photo by Wally Gobetz via flickr / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0}

Today’s mix of mix-ins is packed full! And

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Friday Faces: Look and Find… Lead Team

Oct 14th, 2016

Happy Friday, everyone! Would you like to meet SLOCA’s Lead Team? Well, with just a little work on your part, you can! Today we bring you our Lead Team members in this round of Friday Faces. Read

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An Evening to Remember

Oct 13th, 2016

Today let’s hear from our Development Director, Cozy Faber:

He weaves tales. He dances with words. He gathers his audience into the folds of each tale as he escorts them gently to reflect upon

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Wednesday Wonders: Watching the Debate

Oct 12th, 2016

{photo by Kevin Morris}

Here’s a quick and encouraging story that parent Margie Peterson sent in the week of the Presidential debate on September 26th. Margie and her husband Ken have three kids,

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Apps for Parents: Our Winner and The List!

Oct 11th, 2016

{photo by Saulo Mohana}

Before we jump into today’s blog post, we want to highlight a special cultural opportunity in our community: La Boheme is coming to SLO! La Boheme is one of the most

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Monday Mix-ins: The Boston Massacre and Tea Party

Oct 10th, 2016

The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor
Lithograph depicting the 1773 Boston Tea Party by Nathaniel Currier, 1846
{source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain}

Now things are really heating up as we

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Friday Faces: Look and Find… High School

Oct 7th, 2016

It’s another fabulous Friday and we have more Team SLOCA members to introduce you to! After you find them, of course. Let’s play another round of our Friday Faces game, this time focusing on our

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Character Traits for October 2016: Kindness and Respect

Oct 6th, 2016

{photo by reneebigelow}

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word.

~Lord Chesterfield

This month is a twofer: kindness AND respect! These are two

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Wednesday Wonders: Leaders in the Making

Oct 5th, 2016

{photos by Pamela Burdick}

We have an inspiring wonder moment to share with you, and it involved a whole day, not just a moment! Our Upper Middle School students once again participated in a

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SLOCA at the Chamber Breakfast

Oct 4th, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, SLOCA had the opportunity to speak at the SLO Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, to share a little about our school and promote An Evening with Garrison Keillor. Jill Talley and

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Monday Mix-Ins: Prelude to Rebellion

Oct 3rd, 2016

{photo by the National Museum of American History via flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0}

We are well on our way to revolution now… the American Revolution, that is. This week we bring you a few optional links

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Friday Faces: Look and Find… Lower and Upper Middle School

Sep 30th, 2016

Today is the LAST DAY to enter Down Home's drawing for a chance to win a kombucha card at the school store!  Here's the blog post about the contest, or go straight to the response page:

Click here

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An Indispensable Resource for This Year’s History and Literature

Sep 29th, 2016

Isn’t our librarian clever?
{photo by Jenny Bischoff}

Today we will once again hear from our ever-helpful librarian, Emily Ferrarini, who is going to fill us in on SLOCA's supplemental history and

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Wednesday Wonders: Loving those Literary Devices

Sep 28th, 2016

{photo by Gaelle Marcel}

We are so pleased when teachers share their special moments on “Wednesday Wonders,” and we know our parents enjoy them too! Here’s a lovely one that was sent in by

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