Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week

Woohoo its Friday! Here is the Poem of the Week titled "Sunset" by Phung L. of Highland Park Elementary.

By: Phung L.
Highland Park Elementary

Darkness descending over the evening sun
Fleeing birds wanting to rest
Gazing at its beauty
Colorless clouds above

Way to Go Phung!! Have a great weekend and if you have no plans for The Oscars on Sunday, Join us at Kells for our Big Oscar Bash!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week

Today's Poem of the Week is titled "My Family" and was written by Judy of Roxhill Elementary!

My Family
By: Judy
Roxhill Elementary

My Mom is like a shining star
Her bright eyes shine.
My Dad is a tiger,
He guards and protects me
My sister is a golden deer
She makes me want to smile
My grandma is a tree
She helps me breathe
And me? Oh, Sorry,
I am an umbrella

Nice job Judy! Have a great long weekend everyone!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SCORES Reflections

We have compiled reflections by some of our SCORES poet-atheletes which show the power of the program, and epitomize the teamwork, leadership, and commitment shown by all of the SCORES poet-atheletes.

Here are some of the amazing responses:

A Reflection on Fall Frenzy

By A’Treu M. of Maple Elementary

"When I was on the bus I felt like I was rich. We played against four schools, Roxhill, Bailey Gatzert, Dunlap, and Highland Park. It was fun. Taylor Graham from the Seattle Sounders was there. We did really well on our cheer. We were given free soccer scarves and I was very thankful for it. It didn’t worry me if we were going to win or lose the games. I just wanted to have fun."

A Soccer Game with Dunlap School
By Justin Z. of Maple Elementary

"Dunlap School played an awesome soccer game, but we won the game. It doesn’t matter who wins because it is about teamwork and having fun everyday in SCORES. It was a cold and rainy Friday and visitors came to see the fun."

Friday Gameday
By Alfonso A. of Maple Elementary

"The game on Friday was awesome because we won. The score was two to zero. I made a goal and Jacy made one too, that’s why we won. But, soccer is not about winning, it is about having fun at the games."

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

In honor of Valentine's Day we have a poem by titled "I Have a Heart in Me" by Andrew Q, 5th-grader from Highland Park Elementary.

I Have a Heart in Me
by: Andrew Q. Age: 11
Highland Park Elementary

I have a heart in me
That loves people
That cannot not love
That is a brave heart
That loves you

I have a dream in me
That wants to break free
That needs attention
That has to be shown to the world

I have a secret land in me
That has no poverty in it
And the stars shine so bright
And I live in that same world.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week

Today's Friday Poem of the Week is actually two seperate poems by Maple Elementary poets Mani S. & Abel S!

by: Mani S.
Maple Elementary

I am from Maple Elementary
I am from India
I am from a hot place
I am from a country with big buildings
I am from a place where tigers roam free

by: Abel S.
Maple Elementary

I am from Maple School
I am from Mexico
I am Hispanic
I am the sun, moon, and stars
I am from my mom
I am the best

Awesome poems by these SCORES poet-athletes, who are proud of their family, their unique heritage, and most importantly, themselves! NICE JOB GUYS!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Poem of the Week

Today's fantastic poem is by Dunlap Elementary 5th-Grader Anthony G!

Mi Casa es Tu Casa
By: Anthony G. Age: 10
Dunlap Elementary

My zip code is the great 98118.
People from all over the world live here together
To be part of the United States.
My apartment is surrounded by friends and family
We all get along happily.

I go to my primo’s casa to hang out
Legos, D.S., John Cena on R.A.W.
Is what its all about.
My tio says, “Toneeeyyy!” when I come in
Over the TV din

We made a clubhouse in the yard
All of us kids worked together very hard
With plastic bags and scrap wood.
It stayed up real good.

Outside on the 4th of July
Bottle rockets fly high in the sky.
When I see the fireworks I get excited
To be in an America United.

I go to El Nopalitos next door.
Phone cards and yummy barbacoa is what it’s for.
Vietnamese, Ethiopean, Filipino, Somali.
In my ‘hood the whole world’s there for me.

When I come home, I hear my dad’s clarinet
And my mom’s cooking my favorite.
My brother yelling, running from my sister
Chasing her Barbie.
My home is for everyone,
Especially for me.