Thursday, March 29, 2012

Seattle Sounder Roger Levesque, Guest Reader at SCORES' Barnes & Noble Bookfair!

April is National Poetry Month and what a better way to kick it off than with everyone's favorite Seattle Sounder FC player reading some poetry!

Roger Levesque will be reading some of his favorite Shel Silverstein poems at America SCORES Seattle's Barnes & Noble Bookfair on Sunday April 1st in the children's book section of the downtown Barnes & Noble at Pacific Place.

The event will also feature students from the SCORES program performing their original poetry, including Maple Elementary fifth grader Tya N. and Bailey Gatzert Elementary fifth grader William W. who will be representing Seattle later in the month at the 6th Annual America SCORES National Poetry SLAM on stage at the legendary Apollo Theater in New York City! 


          Sunday, April 1st, 2012
          Barnes & Noble Downtown
            600 Pine Street, Suite 107, Seattle, WA 98101

Join us for a performance by some of our amazing SCORES Poet-Athletes including our National Poetry Slam representatives at 2:30 pm!

And for a reading of Shel Silverstein poetry by Seattle Sounder Roger Levesque at 3:30 pm! 


America SCORES Seattle, a nonprofit after-school soccer and literacy program, will be the beneficiary of a Barnes & Noble Bookfair from Sunday April 1st through Saturday April 7th.

A percentage of purchases made in-person or online at during the first week of April will be donated to SCORES**.

 **Must enter ID Code: 10707768 online; or for instore purchase, please specify the SCORES Bookfair with the Voucher ID Code in order for SCORES to receive the donation. **

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Poem of the Week!

Today's Friday Poem of the Week is titled "This is Me" by Francesca H. 3rd grader at Highland Park Elementary. Great job Francesca!

This is Me
by: Francesca H, 3rd grade
Highland Park Elementary

I am a friend that you want to meet.

I don’t cheat and I sit in my seat

No one can make me a bad friend
Know our friendship will never end

I am a team player
strong and free
I will be the best I can be
as sweet as candy
as friendly as a flower
and I have power!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Get to Know National Slam Poet William W!

William W. is one of the two students who will be representing Seattle in the National Poetry SLAM on April 16th in New York City. William has been working hard practicing his poem and is looking forward to the monumental evening. Here is your chance to learn a little bit more about William before the big event:
Name: William W.

Age: 11

School: Bailey Gatzert Elementary, 5th grade

Favorite Subject: Math

Favorite Sport & Team: Football, Seattle Seahawks

What inspires your poetry: The ability to express myself

What do you want to be when you grow up: A soccer player

What do you hope to experience in NYC? To meet new people, meet the NY Giants Football Team, see how big the Apollo Theater is, and to travel all over the city

What are you afraid of experiencing when you go to NYC? Stage fright at the Apollo theater

What is the one thing you are most excited to do in NYC? Tour the city!

Stay tuned to the blog for more National SLAM updates and to get to know the other poet representing Seattle- Tya N.!

**William & Tya will be performing their original poetry at the Barnes & Noble in Downtown Seattle on April 1 at 2pm.**

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Poem of the Week!

Today's Friday Poem of the Week is titled "Music Inside of Me" by Martino T. of Highland Park Elementary. Way to go Martino!
Music Inside of Me
by: Martino T. 5th grade
Highland Park Elementary

Inside of me, I hear music.

Like the sound of a video game,
when you win,

My heartbeat sounds like
a drum beating every two seconds.

In my stomach, a whole
orchestra is playing.

There is a dance club in my brain.
Where it always plays Hip-Hop.
But sometimes it gets too loud,
so sometimes I hear music from the clouds.