I assume many of you, like me, woke up on Sunday with snow that needed to be removed from driveways and sidewalks. Though I shovel or snowblow most of the snow at our house, my sweet wife is always the first to shovel snow from the handicapped access sidewalk and home entry for a wheelchair bound couple that live across the street. For forty years, I have never had to look very far to see and feel what selfless service looks and feels like.
The Alpine Elementary School Community Council will be meeting 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, January 16 in our Conference Room. All parents are welcome to attend. The agenda is attached.
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 & Feb. 1st. If your child would like to participate, an application needs to be turned in by Friday, January 17. Use this online form. Any questions can be directed to Bianca Collings [email protected], or Erin Stanley: [email protected].
We are so excited to be hosting our first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23rd, to welcome in the Chinese New Year! For the Festival, students throughout the school (not just Chinese immersion students) will be asked to make a Chinese lantern. In fact, students should be taking home instructions for the lanterns today, and will be asked to turn them into their teachers by the morning of the event. The class that turns in the most lanterns will win a pizza party! In case you’d like to look at some examples of lanterns, here are links to a few (example 1, example 2, example 3, example 4). We hope your child gets creative and has fun with this!
Here is a schedule of the Chinese Lantern Festival for Jan. 23rd:
5:30 – Chinese immersion students asked to arrive to prepare for Chinese New Year concert.
5:45 – 6:30 – Chinese New Year concert.
6:30 – 7:30 – Chinese Lantern walk and Chinese cultural activities and games.
The BOX TOPS contest for December is over, and the winning class for December is Ms. Vipperman’s class with a total of 129 box tops. Our total for the month was $52.00, bringing our grand total to $521.40! January’s contest has already begun! Please turn in your box tops by January 31st, before 230pm as they will be collected at that time. Thanks Daylight Donuts in Alpine for generously donating treats again this year! Check out their online store for fun products, too: https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc 65 years of yumminess.
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.
Caleb Ashton–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Boston Belnap–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Decker Berglund–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Avri Davidson–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Jack Gifford–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Lucy Hadlock–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Ezme Hoard–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aichison
Mackenzie Jones–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Cache Larsen–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Jared Olsen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Saylor Reeve–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Danie Reynolds–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Milo Thompson–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Lindsey Tomkinson–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Charley Watts–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal