It's a Great Day to be an Eagle!
Fall Break -October 14-18
Fall Festival Coming Soon! October 25th, 4-7 p.m
- 9:15-3:30 Monday – Friday
Kindergarten Monday – Friday
- AM 9:15 – 12:00
- PM 12:45 – 3:30
Pre-School Tuesday – Friday
- AM 9:15 – 12:00
- PM 12:45 – 3:30
- 1st Grade 11:40-12:20
- 2nd Grade 11:50-12:30
- 3rd Grade 12:00-12:40
- 4th Grade 12:10-12:50
- 5th Grade 12:20-1:00
- 6th Grade 12:30-1:10
Thank you to all of the parents who came to Parent/Teacher Conferences! It was nice to see parents back in the school conversing with teachers after the unusual year we had last year. And we are grateful to all of the parents who purchased books at our Book Fair and to the local heroes who came to participate in the Hero Read with our students!
Fall Break and Minimal Day
Fall Break will be October 14 – 18. October 13 will be a Minimal Day with students being dismissed at 12:45 pm. We hope all families in the Alpine Elementary Community have an enjoyable Fall Break!
Reflections – Reflection entries are due this week on October 13! Have your students finish up those last submissions and enter them at: https://www.utahpta.org/
Junior Achievement Helpers – The PTA is looking for volunteers to help organize the Junior Achievement program at Alpine. Junior Achievement is a global nonprofit with a mission to help develop business, financial, and entrepreneurial skills to elementary-age children. The opportunity to interact in your child’s class is fun and educational while allowing for flexibility for volunteers in scheduling and presentation. Lessons are 30-60 minutes with clear instructions that can be tailored to each volunteer’s education, work and life experience. Contact Dana Fong 385-770-0897 with any questions. If you would be interested in helping with this amazing program, please sign up here.
We are so excited to be having a Fall Festival this year!! Our Fall Festival is taking place Monday, October 25th from 4:00-7:00. There will be food, games, a cake walk and much more!! It is going to be a great event for students and their families. The flyer for the event is attached below. We are still looking for volunteers (responsible teens or adults) to help on the day of the event. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius
.com/ go/60B0A4AADAD2AA02-fall Thank you so much for all that you do!
We will once again be having a Halloween Parade this year! We anticipate the parade with start in the gym at approximately 1:30 pm on Friday, October 29. And for parents who cannot attend the parade, as we did last year, we will have students parade through the library for an online parade.
Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Because of labor shortages in Nutrition Services Departments across the Alpine School District, breakfast and lunch menus will be reduced to just one entrée, starting on Monday, September 27! School menus are posted on the Alpine School District website.
Printer Cartridge Recycle Program
Just a reminder that we have a box in our Staff Room where you can deposit your used computer ink cartridges. Place the cartridges in a plastic bag before bringing them to the school, and our school receives money through this recycle program.
Outside the Principal’s Office
I was once again in LaVell Edwards Stadium and watched BYU lose their first football game of the season on Saturday afternoon against Boise State in a mistake-filled game. The sour taste of the football game was washed away on Sunday as we were able to have a family gathering with four of our five children and their families. Our son and his wife from South Dakota were visiting Utah, so we were only missing our daughter and her family in Oregon, though they did join our family get together via FaceTime. The ongoing happiness and progress of family is certainly of much more meaning and long-lasting significance than a football game. Having said that, I will continue to root for my alma mater! Laura and I will be in attendance next week in Waco, Texas at the BYU/Baylor football game. Go Cougs!
Have a wonderful week and an enjoyable Fall Break, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary PTA Fundraiser & Fun Run
Fun Run PTA Fundraiser
This week, we are excited to host this year’s Fun Run PTA Fundraiser! Last week, your student should have come home with a flyer with information surrounding this week’s Fun Run PTA Fundraiser, including details around the Fun Run itself happening THIS THURSDAY, September 23, from 9:30 am – noon at Creekside Park. I have attached the full flyer with all the details, but just a few things to keep in mind:
Goal: Our fundraiser goal is $13,000. Your generous contributions this week directly enable several programs that would not be possible otherwise, which in turn support 4 fundamental goals for Alpine Elementary, including:
- Creating opportunities to strengthen school unity
- Promoting health & wellness
- Encouraging attitudes of acceptance, kindness, & respect
- Creating a culture that learning is exciting & fun
Our many PTA programs taking place throughout the school year, including Running Club, Kindness Club, Walk-to-School Wednesdays, the Chinese Lantern Festival, Red Ribbon Week (drug safety & awareness), White Ribbon Week (Internet safety), Battle of the Books, Fall Festival, and the School Spring Carnival are some of the many programs your donations make possible!
Lunch from Chick-fil-A & Extra Recesses: One class from EACH GRADE with the most donations (averaged per student) will win lunch from Chick-fil-A! The top class each day will also be awarded with an extra recess.
How to Donate: There are multiple ways to donate this week, and you may donate anytime Monday through Friday! You may either send cash or check (payable to: Alpine Elementary PTA) in the envelope attached to last week’s flyer, or pay online by visiting https://alpineelement
ary.memberhub.com/store# or by scanning the QR code in the attached flyer to go directly to the site. Just PLEASE select YOUR CHILD’S HOMEROOM TEACHER when paying online so his or her class gets credit for your donation!
Fun Run Schedule at Creekside Park on Thursday, Sept. 23rd: Come support your students as they participate in the Fun Run! Thanks to the generous contributions of Max Connect, all Alpine Elementary students will be getting an Alpine Elementary t-shirt for the run! Below is when each class will be running at the park:
- Kindergarten & First Grade – 9:30 am
- Second Grade – 10 am
- Third & Fourth Grades – 10:30 am
- Fifth Grade – 11 am
- Sixth Grade – 11:30 am
Most importantly, we are grateful for our amazing Alpine Elementary community and for your support!
Please also follow Alpine Elementary PTA on Instagram @alpineelementarypta to keep up to date on everything going on!
Battle of the Books
Last Week to Register for Battle of the Books! Registration Ends September 24th!
Join us for another great year of reading and competing in America’s Battle of the Books. This is a voluntary reading program for students in grades 3-6 and is so much fun. All students need to do is register and then start reading the books on their book list. Students who have read three books by December are invited to join a team and attend a pizza party in the library. Students then work with their team and continue reading titles on their book list to prepare for the battles in February and March. Click Here to Register. Please direct any questions to our Media Specialist/Librarian, Paula Ruesch [email protected]
I have seen many parents using their phones to access the QR codes we have posted on our office windows to check students in and out of school. Technology continues to be such an important part of our lives!
School Community Council
We had our first School Community Council (SCC) meeting last week. The parent representatives on the SCC are:
JoLynn Green—Chair, [email protected]
Sarah Johnson—Vice-Chair, [email protected]
Ying Garrison, [email protected]
Jaron Mathis, [email protected]
Melissa McCoy, [email protected]
The SCC establishes a School Improvement Plan to determine how to best spend the state Trustlands monies Alpine Elementary is allocated each year. Academic achievement goals drive the Improvement Plan. If you have any academic areas of focus you would like the SCC to consider for the School Improvement Plan in 2022 – 23, please feel free to contact any of the parents on the SCC.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, September 10. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to learn. Congratulations, Students of the Week!
Brent Anderson-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Sam Ard-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Sloane Childs-1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Bridger Cook-2nd grade, Ms. Andersen
Kai Franklin-1st grade, Mrs. Jin
Eli Hansen-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Kayla Hilton-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Lexie Orgill-6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Emberley Smith-2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Lindsey Tompkinson-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Benji Tonga-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Aria VanVactor-6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Alexis Williams-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Golden Wood-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Grady Zito-6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Outside the Principal’s Office
I have been spending my Saturday nights with family members in LaVell Edwards Stadium for the past two weeks watching football games. My alma mater is currently 3 – 0, a better record than most experts predicted. In the victory over the Arizona State Sun Devils Saturday night the home crowd was louder than I can ever remember in the many games I have attended in that stadium. The University of Central Florida comes to Provo next week!
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal