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.
HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
_ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL
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!
SEQUIM COMMUNITY SCHOOL
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
SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL
_ 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@
sequimgazette.com. 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.