My wife is currently in Southern California with our daughter, son-in-law and their three children for a long-anticipated trip to Disneyland. Today was supposed to be their first day in the “Happiest Place on Earth”, but my wife will be staying in the hotel room with our 6-year-old grandson who started vomiting at 2:00 am this morning. Life never goes as planned, as we saw yesterday with the tragic passing of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other individuals.
This is Missoula Children’s Theater performance week. The students who will be participating in Jack in the Beanstalk have already been notified and will be rehearsing in our gym after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a rehearsal at Timberline on Thursday. The students will perform at Timberline Middle School at 7:00 pm on Friday night and 11:00 am on Saturday.
We appreciate all of the parents who attended our Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival celebration on January 23. Special thanks to Suzanne Campbell and other PTA volunteers who helped organize the lantern festival. Our Chinese Immersion program gives Alpine Elementary a culturally rich international learning experience, both for students and parents.
We had a large turnout at our January 22 Parent Informational Meeting for parents interested in applying for admission for first graders into our Chinese Immersion Program. Please remember that the online application will open on February 1 and close on February 28. 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/.
Hopefully, you have heard from your student about our Million Minute Reading Marathon. The goal is for our students to accumulated a million minutes of reading time. We need every parent to enter each student’s weekly reading minutes. The link provided is four simple questions. Please determine with you student(s) how many personal minutes read, listen to, or on any reading apps. Fill out the form for each student. Also determine how many minutes your family read and listened to and enter them only one time per week. You will want to divide among siblings the family minutes. If you would like a paper tracker they will be in the library. Thank you we know this might take a few minutes of your time to add up minutes and enter minutes, but it will be amazing when meet our goal of 1 million minutes!
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.
Sage Bolen–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Clara Domike–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Nikki Hughes–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Brooklyn Jones–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Tom Lacey–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Ella Locke–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Berkley Nelson–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Eleanor Oldroyd–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Proctor–6th Grade, Mrs. Kuo
Eva Rawlings–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Avery Spigarelli–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Avery Taylor–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Vienna Wickens–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Brynlee Wood–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Vincent Xanthos–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal