Can you believe we flip our calendars to the month of May this week?
This is the week that we are accepting Teacher Requests. I have attached once again the staff changes that are occurring for next year and the Teacher Request Form. And we have one more teacher who will be leaving us. On Friday, fifth grade teacher Condita Washburn was informed that she has been hired as the Partnership Facilitator at Vineyard Elementary where she will have supervision duties over the teaching interns from UVU. Ms. Washburn is currently enrolled in the BYU Educational Leadership Program with the goal of becoming a school administrator. Her new job is a natural stepping stone to securing an administrative position. Having taught at Alpine Elementary for 18 years, we lose one of our most skilled and tenured teachers. Sad news for our school, but good news that Ms. Washburn is able to start the next chapter of her professional journey.
Our PTA sends the following message:
We are in huge need of your volunteer efforts for Carnival. It is next Monday May 6, 4:00 – 8:00 pm. We are so excited to have a great time and looking forward to it but can’t do it without your help. Here is the link for the Sign-ups. Please just give us one hour of your time. https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080d4fa4ae2ea5fc1-school
Also a Pre-Order went home last week and is due this Wednesday, May 1st. See the attached letter for more details. If you have questions on Pre- Orders contact Cathy Farr 801-787-8288 or email at [email protected]. Carnival questions please contact Erica Hartshorn 801-404-4413 or [email protected]. Thanks and we will see you there!
Mrs. Ruesch, our all-star librarian, is having her final Book Fair this week. Buy one book and get one free! Come to the school to check out all of the great books that are available at the Book Fair.
Thank you to all the second grade parents who came last week to support our students in the annual Glow performances. The four classes did an excellent job in their performances, and a special thanks to our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, for all she did to prepare the students.
Wednesday will be our final Walk to School Wednesday of the school year. Please encourage your students to walk to school or drop them off at Creek Side Park and they can follow the painted footsteps to school.
Only two days left to turn in your box tops for the April contest! Easter treats and a surprise, generously donated by QTI, LLC, a construction inspection agency located in Lindon, Utah will be awarded to the class with the most box tops turned in!
Below is a link to register for our school’s Summer Chinese Club. There are still spots in the 8:45-10:30am session, although the 10:15am-12:00pm session is nearly full. If you have registered but haven’t submitted payment to the school office, please do so this week. Here is the link to the Google Doc to sign up.
The two primary metrics of academic success in the Alpine School District are the state of Utah RISE assessments for 3rd – 6thgraders and the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) for our K – 3rd graders. We continue to make improvements in our end-of-year DIBELS scores. I have included an attachment that shows you a four-year overview of the Alpine Elementary DIBELS scores compared to the 2018 – 19 Alpine School District average. Congratulations to all of our K-3 teachers, the aides who work with those classes, and Instructional Coach Penny Gardner, for the excellent job we are doing in the primary grades of teaching the foundational reading skills!
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District