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An Actor In Our Midst

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Nobody got the right answer to last week’s little quiz. The correct answer is that Joe was the little boy in red in the cinematic masterpiece Three Men and a Baby. Here’s a short interview with Joe about his thespianism:

How old were you?

I was 3.

Do you remember doing it?

Not particularly. I have memories of being in Central Park that might get mixed with that.

How did it come about?

My mother was in Bloomingdale’s returning a gift for my newborn sister. She needed money to buy diapers. She was approached by a recruiter because of my sister.  They called us a few times later on, and my sister did some advertisements, and my sister had worked as a stand-in for the baby in the film in a couple scenes, and then they called us about something happening at Central Park. They were going to film a scene in Central Park and they wanted families and kids to be there playing.

Did you get paid for it?

We did. Maybe enough for a haircut and a pair of sneakers.

So you don’t see any royalties?

No, no royalties. Maybe I should ask a lawyer about that.

Did you or your mom meet Tom Selleck, Ted Danson, or Steve Guttenberg?

No, we never got to know them.

If you could meet one of the three, which one would you want to meet?

That’s a tough question. Maybe Tom Selleck.

What do you think of the movie?

Timeless classic comes to mind. I think it’s well-written, it’s well-acted, and I think the extras really give it that extra something special.

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We Have a Winner!

A week or so ago we posted a picture of Michael’s Thanksgiving dinner. We promised that whoever guessed the most correct dishes would get a prize. Well, we have a winner! The winner was Yuki from Class 4A. She had seven correct answers. Yuki will receive a copy of Ten, a collection of writing by June Foley’s Advanced Writing Class students.

Actually, another student, Sze, had more correct answers, but she was disqualified because Michael said he’d already told her what he was going to cook. Sorry, Sze!

Here are all the answers:


1. roasted turkey legs

2. chitterlings

3. candied yams

4. roast duck

5. cornbread

6. macaroni and cheese

7. collard greens

8. mashed potatoes

9. apple coleslaw

10. egg salad

11. gravy

12. stuffing

13. ham

14. apple-pear pie

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Poetry Wrap Up

Last month, in April there were many activities and occurrences for National Poetry Month. We even had a poetry contest. We did not receive a lot of poems, but a few students did send us poems they wrote. We would like to congratulate our two contest winnersEufemia Simon and Joey Zhang both from Erica’s E4 class. Below is a picture of Eufemia and Joey with their prizes (personally selected poetry books). Click on the picture to watch a video of them reading and discussing their poems-

Joey and Eufemia from E4 are the winners of April’s poetry contest. They both received a book of poems as a prize. Listen to Joey read his poem, “How Do I Learn English” and Eufemia read to us her, “Wonderful Moments”. Thanks, poets, for sharing your beautiful writing!

“How Do I Learn English”
By Joey Zhang

I have given up the chance to make money
In order to learn English
So I have no time to be in your company
Forgive me
Come back here
We can talk
Face to face
Just you and me


“Wonderful Moments”
By Eufemia Simon

I don’t know how to fly without wings
I am not sure if it was a dream
or only a flash of lighting
that paralized me in to a sweet,sweet dream.

I have no idea why in spring time
the rainbow could come
to paint the picture
in the center of my mind

wonderful moments
to breathing fresh air
smell fragrant flowers
and seeing happy children play.

while you say I love you baby bear,
for this reason and many more
I want our love to be like mathematics signs
x forever
= us

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