Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! It is going to be a great year for Alpine Elementary and our students! I hope that you all have had a terrific start to a new decade and a new year. Thank you so much for all of the generous gifts that came my way prior to the holiday break! All of the sweets and other gifts were very much appreciated by my family during our holiday gathering.
Laura and I were fortunate to have all five of our children, their spouses, 13 grandchildren and Zoe, a 70-pound Goldendoodle, in our home for a week. It is amazing how much food that many people can consume, not to mention the amount of garbage produced, and the general messiness and upheaval in the household, a fact that an individual (me) with some OCD tendencies has to learn to live with while smiling and enjoying the associated family chaos. There was lots of laughter, some tears, but mostly an abiding gratefulness and appreciation for the love of family.
The Alpine Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration will be on January 23rd from 5:45-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun, cultural event for ALL families, not just those with students in the Immersion program.
We’re so excited to be partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre for a fifth year! This year’s musical is Jack and the Beanstalk. Rehearsals will be happening Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st, with performances on January 31st and February 1st. If your child would like to participate, fill out this form.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
•We have roles for 60 children actors and 4 assistant stage directors.
•Grades 1-6 are invited to apply.
•Participants are selected by lottery, fill out this form to be considered. Please fill out a separate form for each child participating.
•The form to apply will be open until Friday, January 17th at 3:30pm. No late registrations will be accepted.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SELECTED
•You will receive an acceptance letter by January 14th.
•Fee to participate is $50, (includes 2 free tickets). Details about how to pay will be sent with your acceptance email.
•A parent will be expected to volunteer for 1-2 hours during the rehearsal and performance week.
•Rehearsals take place January 27th-January 31st for 2-4 hours after school. Attendance is mandatory.
•Performances are at Timberline Middle School Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
Missoula Children’s Theatre is a world-renowned children’s theatre company that has been bringing theatre arts to schools all over the world for 20 years. Their mission is to foster creativity and enhance innate capabilities in individuals all over the world by providing access to community-driven performing arts experiences. They send out 2 directors for a week long residency, resulting in a one-hour, full scale musical. They provide scripts, music, sets, costumes, props, instruction and direction. We provide actors, space and parent volunteers who help to make the performances happen!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Cymry Beck–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Breann Bennett–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Bella Bruni–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Taymon Bruni–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Brody Burr–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lainey Condie–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Cooper Finlayson–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Will Hansen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Jacob Johnson–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Maren Kofford–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Addie Lind–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Johnny Lloyd–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
David Mercado–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Nathanael Smith–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Grace Wright–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal