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