R OOSEVELT T IMES
Volume 1, Issue 3 June 2009
Here Comes R.A.P. 2009-2010 Upcoming Events
By Brenda C., RAP Editor • JUN 16–RAP’S LAST DAY
• JUN 17–LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
I f you want to come to summer R.A.P.,
you’d better hurry, because it’s filling up
fast. Summer R.A.P. is really fun because last
the-month! And we have clubs. The clubs we
have are cooking, basketball, soccer, cheer-
leading, and of course writing for this news-
• JUN 22–SUMMER RAP BEGINS
• JUN 22–SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS
year we got wet and had a lot of fun. So if I paper. We have clubs every Friday. • JUL 3–NO SCHOOL OR RAP
were you, I would rush and sign up! R.A.P. is going to have a talent show on
In R.A.P., it is just like normal school but June 9th. So if you want to participate in the • JUL 4–RUN 4 SUCCESS 5K
instead of doing classwork, you do home- talent show, come and sign up at R.A.P. • JUL 17–SUMMER RAP LAST DAY
work. We also do activities, and we have free- Also, if you would like to come to R.A.P
• JUL 17–SUMMER SCHOOL LAST DAY
play, which is just like recess. Free-play means next year, pick up an application in the front
that you can play anything you want to play, office or at the R.A.P. office so your parents • SEPT 8–RAP ICE CREAM SOCIAL 4-5
but it has to be safe. We also have student-of- can sign you up for a fun 2009-2010 year!!! • SEPT 9–1ST DAY OF SCHOOL/RAP
Lights, Action, Animals, and Dapplegray Elementary In This Issue
More at Dapplegray School’s Writers’ Workshop
LUCKY SHOES 3
WHAT WE HAVE 3
By Brenda C., RAP Editor By Alex R., Travel Editor
KOBE BRYANT 3
I would like to tell you about my field trip to
Dapplegray Elementary School. It was a
really good school, and I really had a good
D applegray Elementary School invited the
Roosevelt Times editors to their Writers’
Workshop. This school was the best! They
time. have some of the biggest classrooms that I have
In the morning we went to different work- ever seen. We each saw three different speak- POKEMON 4
shops that were in classrooms. First, I went to ers who talked about writing. COOL BANDS 5
Continued on page 7 Continued on page 7 DEMI LOVATO 5
TOM IS MY FRIEND 5
PHILIPPE RESTAURANT 6
TECHNOLOGY FUN 6
SUPER BOWL REMEMBERED 7
RAP LETTER 8
CONGRATS TO 5TH GRADERS 8
GOODBYE TO MS. FERGUS 8
Dapplegray Times editors host Roosevelt Times editors at Dapplegray’s Writers Workshop
2008-09 EDITORIAL BOARD
Brenda C. Jazmin A. Anthony S. Carlota R.
RAP Editor Careers Editor Community Editor Entertainment Editor
Steven G. Cristian M. Luz F. Marcus P.
Restaurant Editor Fashion Editor Art Editor Music Editor
Alex R. Reyna A. Ogechi H. Carlos L.
Travel Editor Music Editor Pet Care Editor Sports Editor
Anthony D. Jose C. Hajazi P. Mukanjo M. Ocean A.
Technology Editor Sports Editor Book Editor Opinion Editor Story Editor
Volume 1, Issue 3
Story of the Month: Lucky Shoes
By Ocean A., Story Editor
H i, my name is Mary Lo-
pez. “Come on sweetie,
let’s go.” Oh, that’s my mom.
We finally got there, and I
saw Hannah Montana Converse
in just my size. And right be-
my shoes, hoping they would
break. My mom looked at me,
worried. I was so angry until I
We’re going to the shoe store. fore I could move, my mom looked up and saw a man in a
I hope I get really cool ones! showed me white sneakers wheelchair without legs! He
As soon as we got in the with silver hearts. I had to get rolled over to me and told me,
car she asked me, “What type them. So I went to school, and “You’re lucky, nice shoes.” I
of shoes do you want?” everybody teased me. “Hey do hugged my mom and said,
“Converse!” I said without you looove your sneakers?!” “Yes, I am lucky and thank
thinking twice. On the way home, I kicked you, Mom!”
What We Have
By Mukanjo M., Opinion Editor
D o you appreciate the
things you have? Well,
you should, because every
do not have good books to
read, chairs to sit on, and
food to eat at lunch. We have
What do you think you
can do to help? You can give
away your old clothes to a
second a child in another part good basketball courts too. place like Goodwill instead
of the world is in danger of Some schools have advan- of throwing them away.
not having a good education tages like swimming teams Talk to your teacher or to
like we get at Roosevelt Ele- and baseball and also dodge RAP for more ideas on how
mentary School. Other kids ball. you can help.
By Jose C., Sports Editor
K obe Bryant is an All-
Star shooting guard
who plays for the Los Ange-
tive NBA championships
from 2000 to 2002. After
O’Neal’s departure follow-
was awarded the regular
NBA season’s most valuable
player award in 2007-2008
les Lakers in the National ing the 2003-2004 season, and led his team to the 2008
Basketball Association Bryant became the most im- NBA finals.
(NBA). Bryant enjoyed a portant Laker player. Bryant won a gold medal
successful high school bas- Bryant led the NBA in as a member of the 2008 U.S.
ketball career and made in- scoring during the 2005-2006 men’s Olympic basketball
stant headlines when he de- and 2006-2007 seasons. In team, occasionally referred to
cided to go directly into the 2006, Bryant scored a career as “The Redeem Team”— a
NBA after graduation. high 81 points against the play on the name, “Dream
Bryant and then team- Toronto Raptors, second only Team,” that attached to the
mate Shaquille O’Neal led to Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 first Olympic team with NBA
the Lakers to three consecu- point performance. Bryant players
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David Archuleta—A Rising Star
By Ogechi H., Music Editor
D avid James Archuleta is
whom people first noticed
At ten years old, he won
the children’s division of a
Utah talent competition.
Season Seven contestant at
the age of sixteen. In May
2008 he finished as first run-
when he was on the seventh Then, when he was twelve, he ner-up, receiving 44 percent
season of American Idol. went on the television show of over 97 million votes.
David Archuleta was Star Search, and was the Jun- In August 2008,
born on December 28, 1990 ior Vocal Champion. This Archuleta released his first
in Miami, Florida. He has led to other television appear- single “Crush”, and his debut
four siblings. His family ances before he tried out for album in November 2008. It
moved to Utah when he was American Idol. Archuleta looks like he has a successful
six. became an American Idol career ahead.
Selena Gomez Trivia
By Reyna A., Music Editor
H ere comes trivia about
Selena Gomez! She was
born on July 22, 1992, in
She appeared in Barney
and Friends when she was
seven years old and met her
Cinderella Story. Her newest
movie is Princess Protection
Program with Demi Lovato.
Grand Prairie Texas USA. best friend, Demi Lovato Selena Gomez also is a
Her nicknames are Sel and there. She now plays Alex singer. She recorded “Tell Me
Selly. Her height is 5’5’’ and Russo, a wizard, on the Wiz- Something I Don’t Know,”
her real name is Selena Marie ards of Waverly Place and “Bang a Drum,” “New Classic,”
Gomez. recently starred in Another and “Fly to Your Heart.”
By Carlota R., Entertainment Editor
A nother fun-filled sea-
son of Pokemon has
arrived on Cartoon Network!
from the Sinnoh region.
What foes and rivals will
Ash and Dawn have to face?
Pokemon Diamond and What new Pokemon will
Pearl: Galactic Battles is they encounter? What will it
Pokemon’s amazing 12th take to restore the relation-
season, and its just getting ship between Dawn and
started every Saturday morn- Swinub? The answers lie
ing at 9 a.m.! You can see a ahead.
brand new episode straight Tune in to find out!
Volume 1, Issue 3
By Cristian M., Fashion Editor
S ome of the bands that I
like best are Cannibal
Corpse, Metallica, Iron
information on bands from
this very cool website, http://
radio. I really think that these
bands are cool, and if you
like them, listening to their
Maiden, The Casualties, and Homepage.jsp. Make sure music can be a hobby. It
also Slayer. you check with your parents doesn’t matter if you like
You can buy stuff with the first. these bands or different
bands picture and name on it These are the best bands bands as long as you like the
from a lot of stores and web- in the world. I hope you get a music, because it’s a great
sites. You can find out more chance to hear them on the hobby!!
By Jazmin A., Careers Editor
H ave you ever heard
about Demi Lovato?
She did a movie called Camp
leased more songs. Some of
them are “Don’t You Forget”
and “Get Back.” You might
called Sonny with a Chance.
Her best friend is Selena
Marie Gomez whom she’s
Rock. She sang “We Rock” say she wears dark make-up. known since they were on
and “This is Me.” After she She is doing a Disney Chan- Barney, and her favorite band
finished the movie, she re- nel television show that’s is the Jonas Brothers!
Tom is My Friend
By Marcus P., Music Editor
I f you want to listen to mu-
sic I recommend Tom is
My Friend by my cousin. In
play too. Nicky plays a sick
guitar, Isaac sings, and Eddie
plays drums. They played at
at the Netting Factory too.
The style they play is rock
the band he plays bass guitar Kegs in Redondo Beach. You should listen to Tom
and his other band members They also played at Whisky- & My Friend, and, if you get
Nicky, Isaac, and Eddie all A-Go-Go, and at the Annex a chance, go to one of their
have instruments that they in Palos Verdes. They played concerts.
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Book Review: Twilight for Teen Readers
By Hajazi P., Book Review Editor
I n the movie/book Twilight
there was a boy named Ed-
ward Cullen, who was a vam-
for Bella, but to find out what
happens, you need to read the
book or watch the movie.
may be better suited for teen-
agers and the movie is rated
PG-13. You might have to
pire. He met an ordinary girl Make sure you check with your wait a few years before experi-
named Isabella Swan, who parents first, because the book encing Twilight.
wanted to be called Bella in-
stead. When Bella met Ed-
ward, Edward was afraid of
Bella, because he smelled she
Interesting Facts about
was human. Twilight actor, Robert Pattinson
Edward and Bella later be-
come friends. Bella finds out By Luz F., Music Editor
that the Cullen family and Ed-
ward are vampires, and then Born on Ma y 13, 1986 in London, England.
meets other vampires. They Plays the guitar and piano.
seem cool at first, but at the Started acting at the age of 15.
same time they seem evil. The Height is 6’1”.
other vampires have evil plans
Restaurant Review: Philippe
By Steven G., Restaurant Editor
P hilippe is one of the best
places to buy a French
dipped sandwich. Once you
These sandwiches are
dipped in a special type of
sauce. They sell beef, lamb,
running the same restaurant for
Philippe’s is located at 1001
buy one of these sandwiches, pork, and ham dip sandwiches. N Alameda St, Los Angeles,
you will want to buy another. The same family has been CA 90012.
Technology is Fun
By Destiny F., and edited by Anthony D., Technology Editor
A computer is a device
where you could play
games, learn things, or listen
but sometimes parents like to
monitor the use of you-
you learn or study almost any
subject, like Language Arts,
Math, and Science.
to music. It is FUN. These are the coolest web- Your parents can help
Make sure you check with sites to me. On those websites, decide if you only have access
your parent before you go o you learn things and have fun to certain websites to protect
any website. Some websites at the same time. The only you. Work with your parents
that they might let you go to website that is just for fun is to find how you can best use
are disneychannel.com, math- puffgames.com technology to help you learn
jungle.com, or puffgames. There are also fun com- You can keep up your com-
com .I also like youtube.com, puter software games to help puter skills at the same time!
Volume 1, Issue 3
Remembering Super Bowl XLIII
By Carlos L., Sports Editor
I n the Super Bowl XLIII,
the Pittsburgh Steelers
defeated the Arizona Cardi-
burgh’s sixth Super Bowl
The game was on Febru-
Tampa, Florida. J e n n i f e r
Hudson sang the National
Anthem, and the Most Valu-
nals 27 to 23 at the Super ary 1, 2009, at the Raymond able Player was Santonio
Bowl XLIII. This was Pitts- James stadium in the city of Holmes, a wide receiver.
Lights, Action, Animals, at Dapplegray Elementary
Continued from page 1
a room where they showed the track, they can smell all
you how they make a the food. He said it also
movie. I thought it was smells like burnt rubber
really good and exciting. I because of the wheels. I
had never imagined how also learned that the school
they would make movies was really clean. They did
until I was at that work- not wear uniforms. The
shop. The workshop was teachers were really nice to
given by two screenwriters the children and they were
who work for Disney. Brenda Scott Royce
always asking if we needed
Second, I went to hear help with anything. They
Brenda Scott Royce from the Dapplegray Times editors were our hosts gave us a really good lunch,
L.A. Zoo. She spends much they did not have the cafete-
of her time taking care of they make it into paper. ria for lunch but they had two
chimpanzees. She even gave us Finally, my last class was playgrounds. They also had a
a paper that was made out of with Dave Kudrave, who lot of benches outside so the
elephant poop. At first, I drives in races. I thought that kids can eat their lunch out-
thought it was going to stink was awesome! He told us all side. I had a great time, and I
but it actually smelled good about what he does and also learned a lot from the speakers
because they clean it before shared how while they are on that day!
Writers’ Workshop at Dapplegray Elementary
Continued from page 1
There was a favorite sport. It was really
speaker who talked cool meeting a baseball player
about making mov- like him.
ies. He showed us The last speaker I met writes
how the Harry Potter for TV and movies. He showed
movies were made. us how to make funny cartoons.
Another speaker After the workshops, we
was Dan Spring, went to lunch. We had ham-
who played profes- burgers with chips, cookies, Dan Spring
sional baseball. He and juice. It was super good!
had us write a para- Too bad we can only do this
Me with my Dapplegray host Matthew graph about our once a year.
ROOSEVELT TIMES - JUNE 2009
Bringing 2008-09 to a Close
Dear FDR Students, As our year comes to an end I want to re-
I am glad to say that we have finally made mind you that RAP will have Summer Pro-
it to the end of the year!! I want to say thank gram! There will be fun clubs that you will be
you for reading our student articles throughout able to join throughout four weeks of summer.
these few months. I am excited to see what the We are also accepting applications for next
next year has for us with our Roosevelt year’s RAP so don't miss out on all the oppor-
Times! I want to say thank you to all of our tunities and experiences RAP has to offer!!
editors, students who have submitted articles, Enjoy our last issue of the year and have a
our PressFriends mentors, and Debora Chan great summer!
for making it all happen this year. Thank you Sincerely,
because you were all committed to making Ms. Maggie
every issue the best! RAP Program Coordinator
To Our 5th Graders: Your Potential
T here is inside you all of the potential to be
whatever you want to be, all of the energy
to do whatever you want to do.
what you wanted to do, simply because you
had the courage to believe in your potential
and to hold on to your dream.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be, Author Unknown
doing what you want to do and each day, take
one step towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too diffi-
cult to continue, hold on to your dream.
G ood luck to all of you, keep in
touch and remember you are
One morning you will awake to find that From the Roosevelt Times
you are the person you dreamed of and doing
To Ms. Ferges on Your Retirement
F or years, your guidance held the key
To the potential in young minds
You showed your students they could be
For years, your wisdom touched your class
But, seasons change and hours fade
Your teaching days have come to pass
Successful members of mankind Though, not the difference you have made
You gave them, through your love and care You may be setting down your chalk
The greatest gift they could receive In favor of time in the sun
You taught them how to work and share But, the minds you’ve helped to unlock
But, most of all, how to believe. Shall validate the work you’ve done.
Ms. Barbara Ferges Jill Eisnaugle
Each child was like your very own
With different traits and varied styles
But, your direction set the tone
For their future, across the miles
Good luck in your future endeavors;
Your students could not always see
we will miss you!
The lessons you shared from the heart
From the Roosevelt Times
Yet, as they reached their destiny
They understood you played a part.