5/9 and 5/10: Stagewrite

The reviews are in!

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The plays were AMAZING! Each of the 5th grade playwrights worked extremely hard! Ryiu's dragon slayed the show, Jayden reminded us all how important reading can be, Hannah showed us that we can work through feelings and family, Marquita taught us that being real is much more important than being fake, Asher let us jam out to some old tunes, and Leo showed us how much teachers have to do every day!
—Ms. Erickson

5/6 Teacher Appreciation Week

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Monday - Bagels with Lox and fixings, cream cheese, coffee
Tuesday - Pastries, muffins, cut fruits
Wednesday - Make your own Granola & Yoghurt Parfait, cut fruits, coffee
Thursday - Butter cake & cut fruits. Boba Tea pickup at 1.40pm for early release in the office.
Friday - Little gift pickup for all staff and treats from families of Starr King

4/26 Starr King Sports Banquet

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We celebrated our school athletes at the 2nd Annual Starr King sports banquet on Friday! Awards, dinner, and camaraderie for all. Thank you to our parent coaches who make it all happen!

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Special thanks to our coaches emeriti, who have tirelessly nurtured our sports program over the last 10 years! Over 2/3rds of Starr King students play on a team now. We will miss you next year.

2/1 Chinese New Year Carnival

Check out Ms. Martin and Mr. Fitzsimons kicking the jianzi! Wishing everyone an auspicious lunar new year.

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3/1 Black Wallstreet: Black Heritage Event

Starr King’s Black Wallstreet event featured painting, jewelry making, hair braiding, music, African dress and food. Thank you to AAPAC for hosting the event! Video by Monica J. and pictures by Monica J. and Martha Q.

This event was named in honor of the Blackwallstreet market in Greenwood, a vibrant black business community in Tulsa, OK, which was tragically destroyed in the 1921 race riots. Read more information about the historic Black Wallstreet here.

Black History Month -- February 2019

We celebrated Black History month at Starr King at our Black Heritage Event, where each grade did a presentation celebrating African and African-American culture. If someone sends me a picture of what I understand is a beautiful mural the 5th graders did about the history of hip-hop, I will post it! In the meantime, Ms. Erickson has decorated her door for the month: wow!

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1/25 Fall ASK Celebration

A big thank you to Starr King for your generous support of the PTA’s Fall ASK campaign! We smashed through our $225,000 goal and ended up at $256,000 — which is amazing. We’ll use the money to support our teachers, fund our science paraprofessional, support outdoor education, and much more. We celebrated on Friday the 25th with shaving cream pies in the morning and popsicles in the afternoon!

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1/18 Black Affirmation Breakfast

We recognized there are many negative images of Black people. The purpose of the breakfast was to give Black students the opportunity to counter those perceptions with positive images. One of the ways we do this is through positive affirmations. After reciting the Starr King Affirmation, students wrote their own and many chose to recite them for the audience. Once student returned to class, Ms. Martin and Mr. Fitzsimons heard from parents about what they wanted for their students while they attended Starr King. 

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