Preschool registration now open!

Registration packets may be picked up at the district office or at your neighborhood elementary school

Kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019. Kindergarten hours are the same as 1st 5th graders.
Transitional kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or between September 2, 2019 and December 2, 2019
Transitional kindergarten is projected to be held at the following sites: Winifred Pifer, Virginia Peterson, and Bauer Speck. Transitional kindergarten will also be taught in Spanish at Georgia Brown.
Early entrance to transitional kindergarten is for children who will be 5 years old on or between December 3, 2019 and March 1, 2020. Admittance for early entrance is based upon available space.
PRJUSD also offers prekindergarten programs. Visit l to review program options.
Registration will take place at:
Paso Robles Joint Unified School District Office 800 Niblick Road
From 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. beginning on the dates below:
• February 7 th for Georgia Brown (Dual Immersion)
• February 8 for The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (Visual and Performing Arts)
• February 12 for all elementary schools
When registering your child please provide copies of the following information:
• County birth certificate
(proof of legal name and age)
• Immunization records
• Proof of address
(utility/electric bill)
• Parent’s driver’s license or
identification card
Contact the District Office at 805-769-1000 for further information or visit

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More of R.J. Arnold’s Portraits of the Central Coast

Consider the enormous scope of work to clean, restore and catalog over 1,400 delicate glass plate photographic negatives from the late 1800s. After being displayed at Paris Photo Los Angeles, the collection was gifted to the El Paso de Robles Historical Society by Jacqueline D. Marie in memory of Randal Gene Young.
In 2012, Anthony Lepore, Master of Fine Arts, Yale University came to Paso Robles to select the negatives that would become the first exhibit SHARED
HISTORIES: R.J. Arnold’s Portraits of the Central Coast. Brother Lawrence Scrivani, S.M., then archivist for the Cooper Molera Adobe in Monterey guided the dedicated volunteers with the restoration project. At the time of their creation, the negatives could only be printed at the actual size of 5 by 8 inches. Current technology brings an astonishing look into these portraits through scanning in high resolution to produce large prints.
The exhibit points to the diversity of native and immigrant cultures prevalent in our area. Through the years, the identities of the people pictured have been lost; creating speculation about their personal stories and what life was like on the Central Coast over 125 years ago. The exhibit runs through December 2019 at the Historic Carnegie Library in the downtown Paso Robles City Park.

Sweet Art celebrates Hellie Blythe

Hellie Blythe

Local Artist to be Honored at February 12 Fundraising Luncheon

Iconic Paso Robles artist Hellie Blythe will be honored at Studios on the Park’s 2019 Sweet Art event on Tuesday, February 12. The annual fundraising luncheon will begin at noon and is a celebration of the best artist and contributors in our community.
“Guests are invited to gather to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising in honor of the talented, generous, creative, funny Paso Robles icon and our dear friend, Hellie Blythe,” Studios on the Park Director Sasha Irving said.
Blythe’s biography on the Studios website states she was born with a silver paintbrush in her hand, soon graduating to a mural brush, painting sets for Pioneer Players’ Stage Productions. At the age of 70, she became a violinist, delighting her family with recitals of “Happy Birthday” in Japanese. Inspired by foreign artists, she spent several seasons painting en plein air in France, escaping her glassblowing addiction. Lately, Hellie has enjoyed being with her fellow artists at Studios on the Park, where her creations are displayed.
The event, held at Studios on the Park, located at 1130 Pine St. in downtown Paso Robles, features a delicious lunch by Cass Catering, entertainment, door prizes by professional artists, and more.
Tickets are $60 per person. For reservations or more information, call Sasha at 805-238-9800.