JR. SEAHAWK NEWS
ARBOR HEIGHTS SCHOOL - June, 1995 VOLUME 2 - ISSUE 7
STORIES, POEMS AND ARTICLES BY ARBOR HEIGHTS STUDENTS
Sudent editors: Jacob, Sonya, Jing Wen Niu
Editors: Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Shaw,
Our dear principal Mr. Fowler is leaving Arbor Heights! But
why, after all these years?... I remember all those Halloweens
where he was a clown. I’m sure we all remember Grandma Rosie.
We don’t want you to go, Mr. Fowler!
Good luck in the future!
But a big, big welcome to Carl Leatherman, our new principal.
Hi, it’s me again, Matt,
the kid with a new opinion. I am sad to say that this is my last article,
although I will try to convince Ms. Thompson to let me write next year.
PLEASE? It has been fun to drive you (and politicians) absolutely nuts. I
have been thinking about a good topic for my last article. I decided that I
wanted to make some predictions on what will happen to some of the people
I’ve known over the years. I’ll start with some of of my friends since first
grade: Wes and Taylor. I think that we are going to eventually
figure out how to communicate telepathically and
and start giving each other answers on tests. Then eventually we’ll become millionaires
and retire by the time we’re twenty one.
Next, my second grade teacher... Ms. Shavey! I
think that one day she will find out that her student is a millionaire and ask me for a
growth tonic and will become a good 5’ 11”.
My brother, Tom, will become a great
thinker and will go down in history as one of the inventors of the garbage compactor
which takes one cubic mile of garbage and turns it into one cubic inch.
Next, I predict my
third grade teacher, Mr. Ahlness, will become a rich computer millionaire like Bill Gates.
Next, Mr. Dorr, my first and fourth grade teacher. I think he will eventually become
a stand up comedian for kids who can’t see and sick kids at a hospitial.
And last but
definitely not least, Mr. Wagner, my current teacher, will attach rockets to his motor
home and fly to the moon, visiting all the craters.
Oh, dang, I forgot myself - well, I’m going
to go into the writing industry and develop some software on the side. I'll make more money
than Bill Gates and make a good salary on the intrest. Well, it’s been good writing
this year. Thanks. Bye bye. Asta Lavista. Cheerio, and don’t eat too many beans!
P.S. Life is like sky diving. Once you do it, you don’t want to again.
by the Super Kids
This is a thank you letter to all the kids that worked hard and
helped Arbor Heights in the past year.
We have seen you on the playground. When someone was hurt you
ran for help! We have seen you helping in the lunchroom and the
library. We saw you helping in the kindergarten room so they could
understand more. We have seen you giving up lunch recess to serve
all the kids in the school. We have seen you help each other in the
classroom. Lots of times we have seen you helping the custodian! So
to all of you we say, “Thank you!”
Chris, Pablo, Be, Phoung
Wolf Pup Facts
When wolf pups are born they may weigh a pound or less. Pups may start to fight
when they’re about 30 days old. They may fight for a number of days. At the end, one of
the pups rolls over and shows it gives up. The winner raises it’s tail just like an adult wolf
A baby wolf can die in the cold without its parents. Baby wolves can grow-up faster
One adult wolf, usually the mom, will stay with them.
by Dora, Sorn, Kris & Nick, members of the Kings and Queen
Weird But True
BY THE FOUR D’S!!!!
FACT 1... A SNAKE AFTER GETTING IT’S HEAD CUT OFF... STILL SLITHERS AND TRIES TO
FACT 2... CHICKENS AFTER HAVING THEIR HEADS CUT OFF STILL RUN AROUND! SICK!!!
FACT 3....EVER HAVE THE HICCUPS ? WELL, ONE MAN HAD THE HICCUPS FOR 29 YEARS!
HE HICCUPPED 20 TO 40 TIMES A MINUTE ! BUT THE HARDEST PART OF ALL WAS TO
KEEP HIS DENTURES IN!
FACT 4....EVER WONDER IF AN ANIMAL HAS A STRONGER SENSE OF SMELL THAN YOU
DO ? YOU’D NEVER KNOW IT BUT A SLUG HAS THE GREATEST SENSE OF SMELL...
MORE THAN ANYTHING ON EARTH!
FACT 5...ANCIENT EGYPTIANS BELIVED THAT CATS WERE AFRAID OF DEATH SO WHEN
ONE DIED THE OWNER SHAVED HIS EYEBROWS OFF!
FACT 6...EVER TRIED TO KILL A COCKROACH? IT’S PRETTY HARD. ONE CAN LIVE FOR
WEEKS WITHOUT FOOD OR IT’S HEAD!
FACT 7...EVER WONDER WHY PIRATES WEAR THOSE HOOP EARRINGS? THEY THOUGHT
THAT IT IMPROVED THEIR EYESITE!
Sonya, Toese, Alyssa, Pat
Classroom News and our Famous Mr.
May 25th was the Young Authors’ Conference. Each student in the school
has written a book. In my class we wrote books about old time Seattle or a family
story. We read our books to a parent, author, or administrator. After that we had
a little party with sandwiches. Parents and visitors were welcome to visit.
Rm. 23—Reggie, Adam, gr. 5
Our class went on the Harbor Tour. It was beautiful weather and we went on
this big old boat for two hours. We saw an ice-breaker and a container ship. This
machine picks up those large containers and puts them ships. The ice-breaker
ship was exciting. They go full speed into the ice to break it up.
We are looking forward to fun in the sun this summer.
Rm. 18—Machaela, Andy, Gr.2
We went on a field trip on May 10. We have walking sticks and have made
clocks and space pictures. We are looking forward to summer so we can go to the
Seattle Center and ride the rides.
We are learning about things that happen every month. We have been having
lots of fun.
Our hamster is very big and is named Ken Griffey Jr. He likes to sleep, bury
himself and eat.
We made leprechauns. Mine is green, brown, red, yellow, and black. We have
lots more on the calendar to do.
After we read The Line Softie Drew we started reading Jimmy Lee. We also
have five new books and we are reading, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Magic. We are on
the fifth chapter.
We just started a new thing called the Good Luck Club. I like it. It’s cool.
We are studying about rattle snakes.
Last week a man came to our class and told us about ... RECYCLING!
Mr. Wilkie’s Computer Trivia.....
Ok, HERE ARE THE LAST TWO QUESTIONS OF THE
I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS FOR THE OLDER KIDS AND ONE FOR THE
1. WHAT THREE KEYS DO YOU PUSH TO WARM BOOT A COMPUTER?
2. SINCE WERE TALKING ABOUT WARM BOOTING A COMPUTER, WHAT
IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A WARM BOOT AND A COLD BOOT?
HERE’S A QUESTION FOR YOUR YOUNGER DUDES AND DUDETTES.
NAME THREE PARTS OF A COMPUTER AND TELL ME WHAT THEY DO.
YOU HAVE ALL SUMMER TO FIGURE OUT THESE QUESTIONS!
e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third graders are going swimming with Mr. Warford. In room 16 they are
writing fiction and nonfiction books for Young Authors. Some of them are making
ABC books about their families. Someone else is doing a Spanish book. Mallory
is done with the birds for her book. They are all looking forward to summer.
Room 14—Dustin, Katrina Gr. 2
Every boy and girl in room 14 wrote about Raven, the Trickster. We got into
groups and made our stories into plays. My group had Cale, Adam, Matt, and me.
We made it a play with these animals: Raven,Bear,Beaver,Eagle, and Hawk. It’s
fun to make plays.
We went up to Mr. Wagner’s classroom for our stories to be typed by the
fifth graders because they have laptops. They were nice to us. We got to play
games after we were done. (Interview by Maria)
Last month the whole school
did the CAT tests and the test had 50 pages!
Ashes, ashes on my face!
What happened to you?
What happened to me?
What happened to us?
We got too close to the campfire...
That’s what happened to us.
That’s what happened to the
both of us!
Room 9—Wesley, Gr.3
I’m sure we’re all looking forward to summer vacation. I know I am! I
interviewed some of the kids in my class about where they might be going this
summer. Eric is going to visit his aunt and uncle. James is going to a camp in
Canada called Camp Elfenstone. Shawn is going to Ocean Shores, Lauren is
going to Disneyland. (Sorry, not enough room for all of the article.)
Mrs. Salter is going to the University of Washington. (No rest for the teachers! )
Room 7—Cameron, Alexandra, 4th grade
Room 7 wishes you a happy vacation and to get your mind off of school!!!
We are doing country’s reports. We have to pick a country from our heritage.
Kids are doing countries from all over Europe, Asia and North America. One kid
is doing Mexico, one is doing Germany, and one is doing Thailand. I have a
friend who is doing Denmark. There are a lot of kids doing England, Ireland, and
It is hard work, but Ms. Luke makes it sounds easy. In Math we are doing
addition of fractions with different denominators. In Reading, we are finishing up
our books for the Young Authors’ Conference.
Room — 15 Jed
We just had a fieldtrip to Lincoln Park. We found an octopus, large eels,
snails, jellyfish, limpets, barnacles, rocks, and different kinds of seaweed. We
saw seastars with 5, 6, and 7 legs. When we went under the docks we saw large
sea anemones that were red, orange and white. The last thing we saw was a
huge crab about 12” wide!
More Classroom News and Eagles by the
In Room 24 we have been editing and writing articles for the Jr. Seahawk
News. We set the salmon free at Longfellow Creek near Delridge. We got to
name our salmon what ever we wanted to. After that we went to Alki Beach and
helped pick up garbage. We found a lot of paper, glass, and not very many pop
Rm 4—Allison, Kellen, K
They made trains. They said they should recycle more. They want to go to first
grade next year. They made
the trains out of recycled stuff. The next letter is “X”.
(interview by Kris)
They are on the letter “W” and here are some of the words: water,
watermelon, weeds... They picked the weeds out of their garden. They are
growing flowers and they had a garden last year, too. Their garden has a sign
that says Kindergarten’s Garden Do not touch. They have animals, too: walking
sticks, a lizard, and tad poles.
(Interview by Maria)
Rm 1—Hilary, Steven, gr. 1
We went to the Children’s Festival at the Seattle Center. We had fun. We
spun a wheel and we got prizes. There was lots of cotton candy, licorice and
other good stuff. Some of us got our faces painted. We ate tacos with sugar,
kind of an experiment instead of hot sauce. All of us had hot chocolate. We
learned how to fix some tortillas. and learned about the people in Mexico.
Crazy Sentences- Rm. 23
Jing jumps jolly jumprope.
Don’t dump dirty dirt.
Niu nipped nonpoisonous noodles nonstop.
Taylor tailors twenty tuxedoes in Texas.
Terrific trolls try to truck tangerines to Taiwan.
Sixty silly Samoans swim to Spain..
Smart Smith shook his snake.
Touth Tim took his turkey and turtle to the truck.
Angry Adolfo ate an apple with an alligator.
Barney bounced to the booth and bought a big bubble gum.
Paoze put plenty of purple plants on Pluto.
There are four groups of eagles with 59 kinds recognized by scientists..
1. Harpy Eagles are giant birds. They live in forests and eat very big prey
like monkeys and deer. There are six species of Harpy eagles. They have
five inch claws.
2. Fish and Sea Eagles are giant birds. They are 11 species and they all live
3. Snake Eagles are small to medium size. There are 12 species. They
usually hunt snakes but sometimes will eat lizards and frogs.
4. Booted Eagles have feathers that go down to their feet like boots. There
are 30 species. The Golden Eagle is a booted eagle. They live in the Artic and
in tropical forests, in low areas and high mountains.
The Phantoms Rm.24
The Big Idea
This month some kids wrote to the newsletter about different topics. Some of
them were about recess, the teachers, the Oklahoma City bombing, and some
other things. These all start with “Dear Editor,” so I won’t put that in at the
beginning. Keep on reading, yours might be here!
I just wanted to let you know, or inform you, that I want every kid in our school to
have any kind of sweets and as much as they want everyday.
Nicole, Room 9
What I want is a pet in each room. We can have guinea pigs, hamsters, rabbits,
birds, fish, frogs, turtles, lizards, walking sticks, snakes, rats, gerbils, ant farms,
spiders, butterflies, worms, or insects. You could choose any kind of animal or
insect for your class.
David, Room 9
I would like to have puzzles, a math quiz or something like that.
James, Room 9
I feel really bad that a bomb went off in Oklahoma City. I just hope that the
people are OK. I wish the bomb did not blow up. All the people I’m sure feel
really sad or bad in Oklahoma City. I know I feel very sad. I wish it did not hurt
boys, girls, moms, dads, and all kinds of people. I wish there was not even a
bomb that blew up in Oklahoma City. I hope the people are getting lots and lots
Kristopher, Room 24
It is sad about what happened in Oklahoma City. The saddest part of it is all the
babies that are hurt. I’m glad they caught the bad guys.
Jacob, Room 24
I think every class room from first grade and up should have laptops. I think Mr.
Wilkie and Mrs. Keegan should stop yelling at people when they run the track.
There should be games in the paper.
Lauren, Room 9
I am sad because the Sonics lost, but next year I think they will win. Thank you
for printing the Arbor Heights Jr. Seahawks Newsletter. It has been really good
Ricky, Room 24
I am sorry about the bomb in Oklahoma City. I hope a bomb isn’t in Seattle or
anywhere because I hate bombs!
Chris, Room 24
I like all the news. Everything is great and nice, too. Arbor Heights is a good
school. Kids are learning a lot. We use computers a lot . All the kids in my room
have pen friends from the Bon Marche.
Dora, Room 24
I’m writing this note because I want to say that I’m really sad about the Oklahoma
bombing. The bad guys who do this make me vomit. They’re scum between my
toes. I hope that they splat those guys and turn them into slime!
Makala, Room 24
Thank you for the news. I would like to see a Riddles Page.!!!!!
Ryan and Tom, Room 24
I have been very unhappy with the lunch at our school. Sometimes it is hot and
sometimes it is very cold when it is supposed to be hot. Sometimes, I think we
should get a little more.
Dung, Room, 21
P.S. if you are at this school, drop it off in Mr.
Wagner’s box. If not, send me