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December 2019

Eagle News 12/16/2019

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My wife Laura and I have enjoyed the multiple entertainment options available to us since moving to the Utah Valley six years ago. On Friday night, we had the opportunity to watch the highly entertaining “Seussical” at the Hale Centre Theater. In Redmond, Oregon where we lived for 27 years and raised our family, the big event of the year was the Deschutes County Fair in August,  a fun family experience, but the DCF certainly pales in comparison to all the entertainment choices we have here,  although I was disappointed that there were no deep fried Elephant Ears, a Deschutes County Fair favorite, at the Hale Centre Theater.
Our Christmas Sing will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Each grade level, starting with our preschoolers and ending with our sixth graders, will sing two songs, and then return to class. We are grateful for the time and effort that our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, has put forth to prepare our students for the Christmas Sing.
Last week, directed by Mrs. Hunt, the Alpine Eagle Choir performed three times. The talent that the students at Alpine Elementary have never ceases to amaze me. All of the choir performances, including performing at the historical venue at Assembly Hall on Temple Square, were outstanding. Thank you Alpine Eagle Choir and Mrs. Hunt!
Our third graders will have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to work with students from Timberline Middle School and build some wooden toy cars. And on Thursday, our 6th graders will be taking a field trip to the Aquarium.
Friday, December 20 will be a Minimal Day, and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
At the end of this week everything that is currently in the Lost and Found will be bagged up and put into storage. Please take the opportunity to come to the school and see if your child has any items in our Lost and Found.
Mrs. Faux’s class won November contest… We really need to give them a run for their money! So treats were bought for a second place winner and that is Mrs. Johnson’s class! Thanks to Sun Haven tanning located in Pleasant Grove For generously sponsoring November’s contest!
We also had a really slow month but every dollar counts! We collected $33.90 For November!
Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 230pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Eks Anderson–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Orry Barnes–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Scout Bolen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Ethan Chi–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Cook–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Nina De Groot–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mary Grace Hyer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Quinn Kelly–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
David Kono–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Anders Lind–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Xander McCune–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Bekah Owen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Claire Pack–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Emmy Smith–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Taj Young–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. May you each find time quality time with family and friends and reflect on what this time of the year means to you. And as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 12/16/2019

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My wife Laura and I have enjoyed the multiple entertainment options available to us since moving to the Utah Valley six years ago. On Friday night, we had the opportunity to watch the highly entertaining “Seussical” at the Hale Centre Theater. In Redmond, Oregon where we lived for 27 years and raised our family, the big event of the year was the Deschutes County Fair in August,  a fun family experience, but the DCF certainly pales in comparison to all the entertainment choices we have here,  although I was disappointed that there were no deep fried Elephant Ears, a Deschutes County Fair favorite, at the Hale Centre Theater.
Our Christmas Sing will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Each grade level, starting with our preschoolers and ending with our sixth graders, will sing two songs, and then return to class. We are grateful for the time and effort that our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, has put forth to prepare our students for the Christmas Sing.
Last week, directed by Mrs. Hunt, the Alpine Eagle Choir performed three times. The talent that the students at Alpine Elementary have never ceases to amaze me. All of the choir performances, including performing at the historical venue at Assembly Hall on Temple Square, were outstanding. Thank you Alpine Eagle Choir and Mrs. Hunt!
Our third graders will have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to work with students from Timberline Middle School and build some wooden toy cars. And on Thursday, our 6th graders will be taking a field trip to the Aquarium.
Friday, December 20 will be a Minimal Day, and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
At the end of this week everything that is currently in the Lost and Found will be bagged up and put into storage. Please take the opportunity to come to the school and see if your child has any items in our Lost and Found.
Mrs. Faux’s class won November contest… We really need to give them a run for their money! So treats were bought for a second place winner and that is Mrs. Johnson’s class! Thanks to Sun Haven tanning located in Pleasant Grove For generously sponsoring November’s contest!
We also had a really slow month but every dollar counts! We collected $33.90 For November!
Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 230pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Eks Anderson–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Orry Barnes–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Scout Bolen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Ethan Chi–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Cook–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Nina De Groot–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mary Grace Hyer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Quinn Kelly–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
David Kono–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Anders Lind–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Xander McCune–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Bekah Owen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Claire Pack–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Emmy Smith–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Taj Young–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. May you each find time quality time with family and friends and reflect on what this time of the year means to you. And as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 12/9/2019

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You all received my phone message last week that our Music Teacher/Choir Director, Melinda Hunt, needed to have an emergency appendectomy requiring us to cancel Friday’s performance at the Festival of Trees. I am happy to report that Mrs. Hunt is home, and though still sore from the surgery, she plans on directing the choir tonight at Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City, and leading all of our students in their upcoming holiday programs. Our staff has had more than its share of unexpected heath issues this school year. We are hoping that 2020 brings improved health for the Alpine Elementary staff.
The next two weeks will be full of holiday activities for your children, and teachers should be communicating with you about in-class activities and special events. Here are some events you might want to mark on your calendar:
December 9—5th/6th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:30 pm in library
December 9—Alpine Elementary Choir Performance at Assembly Hall in SLC, 5:30 am
December 10—Choir performs for students and staff in assembly, 2:15 pm in gym
December 11—Choir performs for parents, 7:00 pm in gym
December 12—5th graders go to Junior Achievement Biz Town in SLC, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
December 12—School Community Council Meeting, 9:30 am in Conference Room, any parent can attend (Agenda attached)
December 13—2nd grade Traditions Fair (teachers will communicate times)
December 16—3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:00 pm in library
December 18—3rd graders make toy cars with Timberline students, 9:00 – 11:00 am in gym
December 18—Pre-School – 6th grade parent Holiday Assembly, 1:15 pm in gym
December 19—6th grade field trip to Aquarium
December 20—Minimal Day, student dismissal at 12:35 pm
On the second Monday of every month our school has the opportunity to earn money when families eat at the Chick Fil-A in Lehi. So tonight, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, for all of you non-choir families, 20% of your Chick-Fil-A purchase will come back to Alpine Elementary.
For those of you who are interested in making application to the first grade Chinese Immersion program for the 2020 – 2021 school year, there will be an informational meeting at 6:00 pm in our library on January 22. Attendance is not required to make application to the program, but we will be able to answer any questions you might have about Chinese Immersion.
December box tops contest is here!  Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 2:30 pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Jane Adams–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Gus Balser–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Linden Bateman–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Sarah Buchanan–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Alex Christensen–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Carter Clegg–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Kolton Deveraux–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Simon Green–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Jessi Hansen–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Clark Hymas–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Maddox McEwan–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Claire Owens–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Franky Swalberg–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Aria VanVactor–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Bailee Zentner–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Have a. great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 12/3/2019

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I was a bit under the weather for 36-hours with some sort of flu bug, but I am back in the saddle today. I could blame my illness for non-participation in Cyber Monday, but even if I had been 100% healthy, cyber shopping is just not in my wheel house, though I do make a few online purchases throughout the year. Curse of being a Baby Boomer I guess. Old habits die hard.
I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends! Can you believe it is December and we will soon be turning the calendar on a new year?
Thanks again for your generous donations to our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive. The $10,410 we raised will buy a lot of beans and rice for the students in Nairobi. What a wonderful tradition and important part of the Alpine Elementary culture is our annual coin drive! Alice Afwai, Co-Director at the Candlelight School, sent the Alpine Elementary Community this message:
To the principal, parents children and all staff of Alpine elementary school. I take this opportunity to thank you for the love that you have shown to our children in Kenya candle light school. I lack words to express my joy for denial and sacrifice that you have saved your salary, savings and every dollar that you gave to feed the children at candlelight school. A child can afford a meal and smile in the class because of you. You have made a huge difference in the life of a child at candlelight school. We as candlelight family we are very grateful for our sister school Alpine elementary. Thank you very much for the love that you have shown through giving. The money will go for feeding the children. Thank you again to mr principal Perdue, teachers, cooks, children parents and all other staff of Alpine elementary school. Yours Alice
The Alpine Eagle Elementary Choir performs on Friday, December 6 at the Festival of Trees at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy. The choir will leave the school at 9:15 am, perform at 12:15 pm and return to the school at 2:00 pm. Good luck Mrs. Hunt and choir members!
I have attached information about Battle of the Book Pizza parties, the December PTA newsletter and Advanced Learning Lab testing dates.
Have a. great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
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