Chalk Talk


Parents: There will be no school on Friday, May 14, and Friday, May 28. They were reserved originally as snow make-up days. Also, there will be no school on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.


_ Register your fall kindergarten student(s) - We are looking for children who will be 5 years old on/before Aug. 31. They are eligible to start school in September. Spread the word to friends and family who may not have children in the school system yet. It may seem early, but we need to register your child now so we can plan appropriately for fall teaching staff. For registering your child for kindergarten, you will need to bring:

• Original birth certificate or passport

• Immunization records

• Proof of residency - something showing your physical address (lease, PUD bill, etc.)

Questions? Contact our office, 582-3200.

- Debbie Buchillo, secretary

• Our third-grade class has been working on alliteration poems (poems with repeated first sounds). These are most amusing to read aloud!

One wild wolf whimpered at

Two tongue-less turtles taking a train.

Three throbbing thoroughbreds thundered through

Four framed fish faking being dead.

Five famous foxes fell across

Six slippery snakes swimming in a stream.

Gabby Paulson

One wild wasp stung a wailing wolf while

Two tremendous tigers tamed a tarantula.

Three thoughtful thieves were thieving but stopped

Four funny foxes for sausages.

Five flying flamingoes flew over

Six scaly snakes spitting poison.

Clay Morgan

One worshiping werewolf wondered why

two talking toucans twitched their tails.

Three thrashing thunderbirds thought that

four fishy foxes forgot about flying.

Five funny frogs found

six slithering snakes going to San Francisco.

Violet O'Dell

One whimpering wasp wanted

two terribly tempered toucans to quit talking.

Three thoroughbreds threw thatched thimbles at

four fleeing fickle flickers.

Five flying flimsy fleas found

six sinking sarcastic snorkelers.

Flora Walchenbach

One wacky walrus was wailing in

two terrible tigers' tummies.

Three thorns throbbing in a thunderbird's throat found

four flaming flamingo feathers.

Five flaming ferrets found food in

six slimy snakes' scary stomachs.

Jasmine Brown

One weird worm was whacking

two topsy-turvy turtles tumbling.

Three thrashing thrushes were thanking

four fabulous flaming flamingoes for fighting the pheasants.

Five foolish phantom pheasants were flying over

six sneaking snakes slithering to Stanford.

Ian Parker

One wobbling walrus wondered why

two trembling turtles tap-danced together.

Three thundering thoroughbreds thanked

four fierce foxes for flicking flies.

Five friendly flamingoes found

six sneaky snakes slithering to San Francisco.

David Buckley

One wild wolf was whacking

two traveling turtles' tummies.

Three thrashing thoroughbreds ran over

four faint fair fancy pheasants.

Five fabulous fat foxes frightened

six scared selfish seals.

Yana Hoesel

One whipping wild wolf wandered after

two terrified tigers tearing tummies.

Three thrashing thunderbirds were threatening

four fancy flamingoes feeling faint.

Five ferocious foxes frittered

six small snakes as they slithered away.

Amanda Sutherland

One wild wacky wolf followed

two timid turtles traveling totally slowly.

Three thrashing thirsty thoroughbreds ran through

four foolish fascinating phantoms.

Five fearless frightening ferrets were with

six slithering snakes swallowing snails.

Sammy Niemeyer

One weird wasp was watching

two terrible turtles traveling together.

Three thieving thrushes were thinking of

four fat fishes flying.

Five fictional flies were frying

six sneaky snakes slithering slowly.

Raymond Lam

One whimpering wacky whale whacked

two terrible turtles talking about tor-


Three throbbing thunderbirds threatening

four flying foxes falling from a cliff.

Five foolish frogs flinging

six snakes standing on a stool.

McKenna Kelbel

One wild werewolf was watching

two tremendous turtles talking together.

Three thinking thoroughbreds thought that

four funny foxes were phenomenal.

Five fun fast frogs found

six slippery super salmon swimming in a stream.

Madeline Patterson

One weird walrus wanted waffles with

two turning tigers tuning tunes.

Three thrashing thunderbirds threw

four furious fish flying.

Five fast flatfish were flinging flowers at

six silly singing sea serpents.

Summer Kolb

- Andrea Slack, teacher



Congratulations to student winners at the recess tetherball tournament organized by paraeducator Carol Lichten. The students greatly enjoyed themselves as they participated in some healthy competition. Results after the weeklong event: third-grade champions were first place Tate Gahimer, second place Kyle Goss and third place Riley Haller. Fourth-grade champions were first place Payton Glasser, second place Andrew Hansted and third place Matthew Warner. Fifth-grade champions were first place A.J. Gallauher, second place Brenden Lauritzen. Third was Abby Hansted.

- Abby Hare, assistant secretary


Fun was had at the third annual Spring Fling! More than 300 students spent two extra hours after school Friday, enjoying many activities arranged by the Associated Student Body council. The festivities included a dance, snack shack, laser tag, boulder climb, sport bungee pull, 32-foot video trailer and, by far the most popular activity of all, human-sized hamster balls! Students had a great time and ASB students were thrilled to reap a small profit from the event!


First Teacher:

Retired kindergarten teacher Carol Kruckeberg visited with the children on Friday, April 23. She taught them the song "The Bear Went Over The Mountain" and the children made up their own versions of what the bear saw. Here's a sampling of those lyrics:

"He saw a dump truck and a back hoe ...."

"He saw deer that were 'boinging' ...."

"He saw a bear that was 'grrrrrrring' ...."

Wednesday, May 12 - Kids Craft at 10 a.m. Make a fruity cereal bracelet.

Thursday, May 13 - Parent Connection at 10 a.m. with Nicole Brewer. Come and have an opportunity to meet other parents and discuss relative parenting topics while your children play together. For more information about Parent Connection, contact Nicole at 461-9992.

Friday, May 14 - First Teacher is closed.

Monday, May 17 - Reading Time at 10:30 a.m. Guest reader Grace Michaud from Black Rabbit Farm will bring baby farm animals. Each child attending Reading Time receives a free book.

Tuesday, May 18 - WIC (Women, Children and Infants) is set up in the First Teacher room from 9 a.m.-

4 pm. For more information about the WIC program, contact Pam Walker at 417-2275.

- Patsene Dashiell, First Teacher events coordinator


_ The Sequim Gazette has extended the deadline for senior/baby photos of all graduating seniors to Wednesday, May 12. Photos may be e-mailed (jpeg) to jspeelman@ The special Senior Edition will be available June 9. The special Parent Letter (written from parents/guardians to their senior) also is due to the Gazette by May 12. The cost is $20 (up to 100 words). Contact Julie at the Gazette (683-3311) for more information.

- Lora Millet, secretary

_ Huge congratulations to senior students Chase O'Neil and Kyla Hall. These two outstanding Wolves were recognized as Washington Scholars for our Legislative District. They competed against seniors from Port Townsend to Aberdeen for the three spots that each legislative district is awarded. Last year SHS secured two of the three spots as well. We are proud of the success of our students at SHS in this program and especially proud of Chase and Kyla for their recognition this year. Chase will be receiving full tuition for the next four years. Unfortunately the state had to cut back on the budget, so Kyla was left out of the money this year but hopes the state will reinstitute the money for the next three years. In the past, all three winners received full tuition but changes had to be made this year. Congratulations to Chase and Kyla, and we look forward to your future successes.

- Shawn Langston, principal

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