On a recent bike ride up the Provo Canyon, I quickly learned that that clip-in bike shoes are designed for one purpose only, and are not functional when walking on snow or ice. Because I have made the mistake in the past of trying to ride my road bike over small patches of ice, with less than positive consequences, I dismounted and was walking my bike across some icy snow up near Bridal Veil Falls. My clip-in bike shoes slipped on the ice causing me to topple to the ground with my bike, and one of the pedals lodged into my side just below my ribcage as I fell to the ground. The pain I’ve been dealing with in recent days is a natural consequence of not being smart enough to simply turn around when encountering ice on a winter bike ride.
Best of luck to our K – 3 grade students as they take the Acadience (formerly known as DIBELS) middle-of-the-year assessment on Tuesday.
There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, 6:00 pm in our library for all parents interested in making application to our first grade Chinese Immersion Program for the 2020 – 2021 school year. You do not need to attend this meeting to apply for admission into our Dual Language Immersion program. Online applications will be accepted beginning February 1 on the Alpine School District DLI website. Applications will be accepted through the month of February and parents will be notified by March 13 if their student has been accepted into the program.
Registration for the Alpine Elementary Inclusion Preschool for next year will open January 28 at 10:00 am alpineschools.org/preschool/.
A reminder that this Thursday is our first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival at 5:30 pm! Students should be making lanterns at home and bringing them back to their home-room teachers by Thursday. Remember, the class that turns in the most lanterns will win a free pizza party! Again, here is the schedule for Thursday evening:
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.
In December, our 3rd – 6th grade Chinese Immersion classes took the Chinese Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL). I have attached the past three years of AAPPL results. Be sure to scroll down to see the results in the speaking, reading, listening and writing portions of the assessment. You will be able to see that our Chinese Immersion students compare quite favorably with the other Chinese Immersion students in the Alpine School District. Congratulations to all of our 1st – 6th Chinese teachers and our Immersion students for the outstanding assessment results!
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.
Brigham Adams–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Kate Edwards–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Jonothon Fong–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Kimberly Hanes–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Ari Ingo–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Reagan Johnson–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Tate Johnson–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Tyce Kirkham–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Jack Lind–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Eliza Lynch–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Ethan Passey–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Tyke Sisouphanh–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Logan Sterzer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Kyrie VanVactor–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Georgia Walker–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal