Presidential Candidates 70’s Flashback

February 5, 2008

Hopefully everyone has exercised their rights as citizens and cast their votes in this week’s primary. Let’s take a look at the candidates from the perspective of this year’s theme and see what they were up to during the 70’s.

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Auction Night Checklist

February 4, 2008

“Get those Reply Cards Back!!!!”

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“Come to the Preview on Friday at the SPS!!!”
Get a head start on the bidding! You will be able to place starting bids on many of the fantastic items that are being auctioned off. There will also be a PTA coffee and Principal Chat. So don’t forget to stop by the Multipurpose Room after drop-off!

“Come Early on Saturday!!”
Doors open at 6pm, First come, first served to the New “Hot Ticket – Buy It Now” items – real deals, no bidding – no kidding! You can view auction items in the catalog.

“Alumni – lots of you are coming!”
You’ll be able to identify each other with special Back Stage Passes that all alumni will be offered. Class photos will be on display. Don’t miss Rita Abrams and Strawberry alum Huey Lewis (OK – Huey will be giving us a video message but he’ll be there in spirit).

Please contact Deb Schwarz for questions about Auction Night.

Livewire Set to Perform at Auction Night!

February 3, 2008

The members of Livewire have been busy performing all over the Bay Area and are more than warmed up for our big event. You will not be disappointed. They will be performing from their 70’s song list but we may hear some surprises. Stay tuned!

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Letter from Leslie Thornton

February 3, 2008

Dear Families,

Our Strawberry Night Fever Auction Night is only six days away now. So many have worked so hard to create this wonderful event. Thank you all so much for the amazing auction items that have been donated. This will be a wonderful event, whether you are interested in meeting new people and getting to know staff members, enjoying great music, meeting Rita Abrams and alumni, dancing, or seeing and bidding on auction items. Some items will be in a “Buy it now” category, so plan on coming early in the evening.

If you have never attended before, you should know that some will come in 70’s attire, but many will not, and all are welcome! Having RSVP’s by Wednesday will help us get an accurate count for food ordering. Auction items include opportunities to spend time with teachers and staff members, vacation opportunities, and everything in between. It is an amazing offering. Profits from this evening will make a big difference in each child’s school experience, funding hands on science in our wetlands, technology, adding to our kindergarten playground, an expanded homework club, and more.

To involve the students, Friday will be a Disco Day as well. Students are encouraged to dress up, and we will have disco music at lunch for our weekly dance party. Students will all be given Disco Ball necklaces this week to wear on Friday.

Friday morning will be an opportunity to come to coffee, preview auction items, and attend my monthly chat right after drop off in the multi-purpose room.

I hope to see all of you on Friday morning and Saturday night. Thank you so much for all you do for our students and school.

Sincerely,

Leslie Thornton
Principal
Strawberry Point School

Strawberry Point from the Air

February 2, 2008

This photo was uncovered in the school library and unfortunately didn’t have any documentation attached to it. It could be from the 50’s, 60’s, or even 70’s from the styling of the cars. Check out the parking lot and absence of the play structure and additional buildings that currently house the library and EDS.

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Graduating Class of 1970

February 1, 2008

Thanks to alumnus Jill Templeton (top row, 3rd from left), we were able to track down this photo of the class of 1969-70. More importantly I was able to get some insight to the origins of the “class name” given to Mr’s Kline’s class.

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Sports Moments of the 70’s

January 30, 2008

1970

    • DEBUT OF MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, BROWNS DEF JETS 31-21
    • SUPER BOWL CHAMPION, KANSAS CITY, 23-7 OVER MINNESOTA
    • VINCE LOMBARDI DIES
    • WORLD SERIES CHAMPION, BALTIMORE 4-1 OVER CINCINNATI
    • GIANTS WILLIE MAYS NAMED PLAYER OF THE DECADE FOR 1960’S
    • PIRATES DOCK ELLIS TOSSES NO-HITTER vs PADRES, WHILE ON LSD
    • NBA CHAMPION, KNICKS 4-3 OVER LAKERS
    • KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER “DUST COMMANDER”
    • NCAA FOOTBALL CHAMPION NEBRASKA…BASKETBALL, UCLA
    • MILL VALLEY DIPSEA CHAMPION: NORMAN BRIGHT

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      NY Times #1 Bestseller – Fiction

      January 29, 2008

      The books on this list all held the #1 position for fiction on the New York Time Besteller List during the 70’s. Although The Godfather, by Mario Puzo, gave up it’s position at #1 on February 8, 1970, it continued to stay on the charts and remained influential throughout the 70’s and beyond.

      1969

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      Billboard Hot 100 – 1979!

      January 28, 2008

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      Billboard Magazine’s top 100 songs of 1979 were:

      1. My Sharona – Knack
      2. Bad Girls – Donna Summer
      3. Le Freak – Chic
      4. Do Ya Think I’m Sexy – Rod Stewart
      5. Reunited – Peaches & Herb
      6. I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
      7. Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
      8. Y.M.C.A. – Village People
      9. Ring My Bell – Anita Ward
      10. Sad Eyes – Robert John
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      Super Strawberries

      January 27, 2008

      Who are the mysterious students in this photo? Originally called the Wild Strawberries they are subsequently renamed Mr. Kline’s Super Strawberries. Were they wild or super? More importantly, who was Mr. Kline? Will an informed alumnus or faculty member please step forward and explain who these people were and why they had their own group photo? Inquiring minds want to know.

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      Please check out more of these Super Wild Strawberries on the Super Strawberries Page.