Mr. Curry's Extremely
Enriched Project Based Learning Classroom
Mr. Curry Named National Teacher of the Year by
Curry poses with President Bush and Assistant
of Education Paul Urleg, in front of The White House.
Vinci Park teacher, Mr. Rob Curry, was honored
by President Bush this past weekend as the National Teacher of the Year
at a White House ceremony. He was recognized for his method of singing
to his students as a corrective measure when they are too talkative.
During the ceremony, Mr. Curry was serenaded by singing sensation Snoop
Dogg, who happens to be President Bush's favorite rapper as well.
for Washington D.C., our teacher is congratulated by Gov. Schwarzeneger
Mr. Curry will be back in school on Monday.
fact, Snoop Dogg, who is a former student of Mr. Curry, invited our beloved
teacher up on stage where Mr. Curry started to "bust a move" just like
the ones that inspired Snoop Dogg when he was a shy and quiet student in
Mr. Curry's class. For the finale, President George W. Bush also
got into the act and the 3 of them performed a rap together.
School District Reorganizes Schools
in "Another" Questionable Move-
Vinci Park Will Go Up to 8th Grade Next Year
Current 5th Graders do not
get to go on to Middle School.
They will be assigned to/stuck
with Current Teachers for 3 more years.
In a very bold decision,
The Berryessa Union School District decided that Vinci Park will become
a K-8 school. That means, of course, that the current 5th graders
will be forced to stay here for an additional 3 years and the 4th graders
will be stuck here for 4 more years! The Interum Siperintendent explained
that we will add 16 more portables, which of course will mean that we won't
have a ptoblem with the bad condition of the field anymore because there
won't be any more field!
Vinci Park Advanced Band Wins on Star Search
by 5th grade advanced band members, Raymond C. and violin virtuosos
Sean G. and Meg T., our school won the nationally televised Star Search
competition last Saturday night. Their rendition of "German Folk
Dance" had host Arsenio Hall leading the audience in a 10 minute standing
ovation and hitting them with a perfect 15 digits out of 15 possible.
New State P.E. Standards Test - 5th Graders to
Run mandatory Marathon
Panelli Named by the International Olympic Committe to Oversee the Athens
by the great job he does with the Vinci Park Olympics, Vinci Park teacher
Mike Panelli was today named as head of the 2004 Summer Olympics to be
held in Athens, Greece this summer. Having handled the 2003 Vinci
Park Olympiad so well, the International Olympic Committee said that Mr.
Panelli was the unanimous choice.
Kenny Silva to Marry JLo?
tabloid newspapers report that pop diva JLo, who previously dumped P. Diddy
and Ben Afleck, is now madly in love with Vinci Park 5th grade teacher,
Mr. Silva. Reports state that JLo would quit her career and make
the needed sacrifices to live on the salary of a public school teacher.
Mr. Silva denies this rumor emphatically.
Mission Control - We Have A
NASA astronauts were somehow redirected to land the latest space shuttle
at Ames Research Center. Somehow, while Ray and Kimberly were plotting
GPS coordinates during our Aerospace Encounter trip last October, that
data replaced the shuttle mission's information on the NASA computers for
the Space Shuttle. As a result, instead of docking with the International
Space Station, the Shuttle Endevour instead landed at Ames Research Center.
Room 28 Shipwrecked on Remote Coastal
To be shown as a new Survivor
the students from Rooms 30, 31 and 32 who made it back safely from their
O'Neill Sea Odyssey trip, Ms. Wong's class has been reported missing and
possibly shipwrecked on a mysterious island outside of the Monterey Bay
sanctuary. Their class will be featured on a new reality TV show,
Survivor Junior, coming to CBS this summer. Ms. Wong did win the immunity
challenge which will last for the duration of the show, so she will remain
with the students for all that time.
Creek Eco-Clean-up Goes Wrong: Too Much Trash Cleaned
Up Leads to Flooding of the Berryessa Area
entire 5th grade from Vinci Park school, have taken on the responsibility
of helping to clean litter from our local waterway, Upper Penitencia Creek,
has caused a problem. Unfortunately, we did such a good job
that the sudden rain downpour last week flowed so fast that our entire
neighborhood was covered in 5 feet of water. One student responded
when asked by the Mercury News, "Ooops!". Mrs. Lee's class was busy
as bees cleaning the creek the week before camp.
Coach Jackson and CoachDebbie
will start testing our 5th graders in April for the newly mandated state
PE marathon test. All 5th graders will be required to run a marathon
(approx. 26 miles or 104 laps)in under 5 hours in order to pass PE.
This was the first educational reform under Governor Scwarzeneggar.
Our PE teachers will now need to
upgrade to Venti sized from Grande as there will be a lot more time to
drink coffee as the students run the 104 laps.
All students and
their parents are asked to read and be familiar with our
rules and consequences
which several students
hardly bother to follow anyway
a happy APRIL FOOLS DAY!