Though Mother’s Day is a celebration and recognition day specific to mothers, I hope that all of the women in the Alpine Elementary Community, mothers or not, had loved ones express their love and appreciation to them. For those of you with missionaries serving somewhere in the world, I’m sure you enjoyed your visit with your missionary yesterday. I have been blessed with amazing women in my life, first and foremost my beautiful wife Laura, our three daughters, two choice daughters-in-law, and of course my beloved mother who passed away 10 years ago. If not for a choice my mother made when I was five-years-old, our family’s life trajectory would have been completely different, and I definitely would not have all of the women mentioned above in my life or writing this Eagle News in Alpine, Utah.
A huge shout out to our PTA for all of the planning, work and parent volunteer time that went into staging our School Carnival last week! Since I have been the principal at Alpine Elementary, Erica Hartshorn has served as the PTA president twice. With her youngest child moving on to Middle School next year, and after many years of selfless and dedicated service to Alpine Elementary, we will be losing Erica as one of our PTA members. The School Carnival was Erica’s last big event to oversee. Thank you Erica for all you have done for Alpine Elementary during the years that your children have attended our school. Next year, we will have co-PTA presidents, Ammie Gillespie and Laralee Proctor. These two ladies will be outstanding leaders for our PTA.
All library books or payment for lost books are due by May 17. Please check to see if your student has brought any library books home.
Please come to the school and check out our Lost and Found. We have lots of coats, jackets, hats, gloves and lunch bags that we would like to see go home with their rightful owners.
We will be having our Dance Festival at 2:30 pm on Friday, May 17.
I will have to miss the Dance Festival this year because our son, Brady, graduates from the NYU School of Dentistry on May 20, and we will be flying to New York City on Friday to join Brady and his wife, Whitney, to celebrate their four years of hard work. We are excited as they will soon be moving to Rapid City, South Dakota for their first post graduate school job. A 10-hour car drive instead of a flight across the country!
Please remind your students to use the crosswalk on 300 north before and after school when crossing that busy road. Too many students are running, biking or riding scooters across the road and not using the crosswalk. We will make an announcement at school emphasizing the importance of being safe. We don’t want any child to be injured!
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal