Teacher interview:  

Carol: What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend? 

Ms. Headlee: Ooh! Going to Bainbridge Island with my family. We have a cabin there where we get to play games and go for walks. 

Carol: What is on your bucket list? 

Ms. Headlee: I’d love to zipline somewhere cool. I’d love to visit all fifty states. I’d love to travel overseas with my husband. 

Carol: Are there any fruits that you don’t like? 

Ms. Headlee: I love fruit. I’m going through the Costco fruit aisle. Not really-GREEN APPLES. They are too tart for me. They are good in apple pie but just eating them off-no. 

Carol: What’s a superpower that you would like to have? What would you do with it? 

Ms. Headlee: I’d like to fly. I would just see places. I would just go and travel. I also feel like flying would make me feel free and have no worries! 

Carol: What’s your favorite mathematical thing? 

Ms. Headlee: Exponential functions when students haven’t learned it before. It’s also a fun topic to teach and for students to explore. I like using money to do it.  

Carol: Are there any aspects of mathematics that you don’t like? 

Ms. Headlee: …Maybe I want to say differential equations. They are time-consuming and not my favorite.  

Carol: What is your favorite cartoon character? 

Ms. Headlee: Can it be a Disney character? 

Carol: Yeah 

Ms. Headlee: I’m gonna say Ray from Princess and the Frog. 

Carol: Do you think fireflies are tasty? 

Ms. Headlee: I’ve never had one. I don’t think they would taste good. 

Carol: Would you rather eat a minion or kidnap a minion? 

Ms. Headlee: Kidnap for sure. I could hear them… speak and watch them move. But then it would be illegal so it would be a bad thing. 

Carol: Would you rather drink three cans of gasoline, eat three wigs, or eat some glass? 

Ms. Headlee: Can I say none?? Because they all sound horrible. If I had to pick one, I’d pick three wigs. I feel like gasoline would be toxic and glass would hurt my throat. 

Carol: Do you like the smell of gasoline? 

Ms. Headlee: YES! I’m embarrassed to say but I do like the smell. 


AAPI Heritage Month:  

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, celebrated in May, honors the contributions and achievements of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and Native Hawaiians to the history, culture, and society of the United States. One interesting fact about AAPI Heritage Month is that it commemorates the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to the United States on May 7, 1843, as well as the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869, which was built predominantly by Chinese immigrants. Additionally, AAPI Heritage Month celebrates the rich cultural diversity within the AAPI community, which encompasses people from more than 50 ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages and dialects. It is a time to recognize the resilience, achievements, and contributions of AAPI individuals in various fields, including science, technology, literature, arts, and politics. 


Jewish Heritage Month: 

Jewish American Heritage Month, observed in May, pays tribute to the history, culture, and achievements of Jewish Americans and their contributions to American society. One fascinating fact about Jewish American Heritage Month is that it was first proclaimed by President George W. Bush on April 20, 2006, in recognition of the important role played by Jewish Americans in shaping the nation’s cultural, economic, and political landscape. Another interesting aspect is the diversity within the Jewish American community, which includes individuals from various ethnic backgrounds, religious traditions, and cultural practices. Jewish American Heritage Month serves as an opportunity to celebrate the rich heritage and enduring legacy of Jewish Americans, while also promoting understanding, tolerance, and appreciation of their cultural heritage and contributions to American life. 


  1. Did you know deer can jump higher than the average house? It’s because of their strong hind legs and the fact that the average house can’t jump.
  2. What do you call a broken can opener? A can’t opener.
  3. How do trees feel in the Spring? Releaved.
  4. I will read more. Just added subtitles to my TV.
  5. I hurled a bunch of peas. My first pod cast.
  6. I’m a big fan of whiteboards. I find them quite re-markable.
  7. What’s the difference between a hippo and a Zippo? A hippo is really heavy, and a Zippo is a little lighter.
  8. What do you call a thieving alligator? A Crookodile.
  9. I love you from my head tomatoes.


May Party by Maurice Prendergast (above) 


May the fourth be with you comic by Scott Hilburn (above)


Jewish Wedding in Calgary by William Kurelek (above) 



Have a Great May! 

Best Regards,  

Your 2024 ASB Cabinet  

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.