Monday, June 12, 2017

The Springfield Elementary School Talent Show!

Hello future readers,

Well, school's almost out for the summer! Last Wednesday we had our last assembly for the school year, and we had a talent show! It was super outta site! We had lots of acts and lots of fun! Robyn and I peeked through the curtain and saw all the kids sitting and waiting for assembly to begin.












After the 6th graders finished Color Guard, Mrs. Taylor came on stage and gave the usual announcements, and reminded all of to have our desks cleaned out by next Monday. And then she announced the first act.



"Presenting Cheryl Castlebury playing "Fiddle In The Sky" on her violin."









She was really far out! I was surprised she knew how to play such an upbeat popular song. Normally, Cheryl's mom only wants her to play classical music. Right on, Cheryl! The next act was Bridget doing a ballet routine to some classical piano music.








Wow, she was really good too! I guess all those lessons at the Community Center paid off! After Bridget, Kyle and Marc gave a karate demonstration to the song "Kung Fu Fighting".









Dynamite! I know Jason really liked that act with all the "Hi-yahs", and kicks and body throws like in those Kung Fu movies on television. Then Mrs. Taylor announced the Baton Club!



"Presenting the Springfield Elementary Baton Club featuring Julie Newman, Robyn Brooks and Jennifer Murray!"

We came out on stage and did routines to "Walking In  Rhythm" by The Blackbyrds,  and "Doctor's Orders" by Carol Douglas.










I could tell Mrs. Taylor was proud of us, 'cos she clapped really hard!  Everyone was ready for the last act, 'cos it was Danny's group, "Loud and Proud"!




They sang "You Got the Sunshine" by The Partridge Family, ("Yahoo!), and "A Horse With No Name" by America. They were fantastic! Almost like a real band! And they weren't even playing with a record!









And that was our talent show! All of the acts were just super. We all had a lot of fun. School's out next Wednesday,  so my next entry will be during summer vacation!

Until then, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

Sunday, May 28, 2017

The Dance Contest

Hello future readers,

Yesterday after the cartoons were over, Sunny and I decided to walk over to Sam's Snack Shack for a milkshake.



Marc, Jason Robyn and Bridget were already there playing pinball and hanging out.








Sunny and I walked in and waved to everybody. Marc and Jason were too busy playing pinball to notice us.



I sat down and Sunny went over to the jukebox. Just then Sam announced we were having a dance contest and the winner would get a free banana split! Far out!



He told us that we would each get to dance to half of a record, and he would decide who gets the free dessert! He gave Sunny 3 dimes and told her to pick 3 groovy songs from the jukebox.



The first song that came on was "Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players. All my friends like this song because it's so funny! Sam called Marc up first. He's a pretty dynamite dancer!



Sunny finished off the song. Get down Sunny!



The next song that played was "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John. Sam called Bridget up for the first half of that one. Do it Bridget!



Jason got up for the next half, doing spins and stuff. We always said he was a dancing fool!



The last song was "Express" by B.T. Express, and now it was my turn! As I was dancing I could hear the kids saying "Woo! Boogie down, Julie!"



Robyn took the last half of "Express". She got up and started shaking her hips and clapping. Shake it, Robyn!



After everyone was finished, Sam announced that the winner was our Dancing Fool, Jason! Sam put a banana split on the table in front of him.





"YAY! Groovy! Outta Site! Congrats Jason!" , we all yelled. Jason cheeks turned bright red! *giggle* As Jason ate his prize, Sunny had an ice cream soda, Bridget and Robyn took turns at pinball and Marc put a dime in the jukebox and asked me to dance.







Marc and I did The Bump to "Hollywood Swinging" by Kool & The Gang. All right!



We all had a really groovy time, especially Jason! I really like to dance, whether it's at Sam's to the jukebox, or in my room listening to records or the radio! Sometime I get carried away and my mom says I sound like a herd of elephants stomping around in my room. Do people still have dance contests in the future? I wonder what kind of dances you do. I usually make up my own dances, but I'm pretty good at The Bump!



"HollyWOOOOOOD! Hollywood Swinging!"

Until next time, future readers,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

Monday, May 15, 2017

Yippee! All new Class Photos!

Hello future readers!

Outta site! It's that time of year again. The tine when we get our class photos back! Take a look at our groovy pictures!



Top row (L-R): Cheryl, Melody, Kyle, Lisa, Sunny. Bottom row (L-R): Miss LaSalle, Kim, Wendy, Raychel, me, and Jason.

Here are the photos of each of us.



Yep, that's yours truly. How do you like me in pink?




Melody decided to wear pink too!



Cheryl always takes super pictures. I just love her top. It's really far out!




Here's Kim. She's the shortest of all of us, and the photographer kept trying to make her sit on a phone book, but she didn't want to.




Jason went with the relaxed look this year, and wore a striped shirt.




Sunny always dresses in the grooviest clothes!




Wendy looks so cute with her braids in loops!




Lavender is a really pretty color on Lisa!




Kyle wasn't nervous at all this year, and took a really good picture. (well, for a boy, I mean).




Raychel's outfit is really cool! I wish I could wear stuff like that for picture day!




Here's Mrs. Johnson's class: Top Row (L-R): Crissy, Stephanie, Marc, Bridget, Shante'. Bottom Row (L-R):  Mrs. Johnson, Robyn, Jennifer, April, Danny and Susan. (Robyn and Jennifer forgot assembly was cancelled for photo day and wore Color Guard colors).



Crissy wore a pants suit instead of a dress this year. Right On!



Here's our new friend Marc. I think he takes a good picture too, and I really like his shirt!




I have never seen Shante' take a bad picture. Not even in snapshots. She's so pretty.





Oh! I hope Susan will let me borrow that puppy dog sweater some time. It's so cute!





Stephanie's cool green eyes always make her pictures extra special. Oh! And the photographer thought it was cute that Stephanie and Melody both wore jumpers for photo day.





They do look cute together, don't they. And speaking of cute...





April is wearing the same outfit as Wendy! The photographer's eye nearly popped out of his head, and he told April "Didn't I just take your picture?" Wendy giggled and said, "No you took mine!" After the photographer had a good laugh, he decided to get one of the sisters together.




Their mom is gonna love that one!




Danny wore stripes today too! (I wonder if him and Jason planned that?)




That twisty ribbon looks cute on Robyn and makes her pretty curly hair look extra special.





Bridget is one of the nicest people ever, and takes one of the nicest pictures ever!




I think it's neat that Jennifer wore a shirt with a rose on it and her middle name is Rose.


Well, that's all of the class photos! I hope you liked them! I wonder how school photos look in the future?

Until next tine future readers!
Your friend,
Julie Newman