As I write this at Alpine Elementary this morning, I can hear the shouts of glee from your children after hearing from you or some other source the two words that brings joy to any child’s heart: Snow day! I hope your children enjoy their day away from school.
I attended BYU when Andy Reid played football for the Cougars, so I was happy to see Coach Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl yesterday.
I saw several Alpine Elementary students and parents Saturday night in the Marriott Center at the BYU vs. St. Mary’s basketball game, and what an exciting game it was, as the Cougars prevailed in a heart thumper!
It is our “Welcome to the Jungle” Book Fair week. Don’t forget that Tuesday, February 4 is Grandparent Day. Grandparents or other guests can come to the school and meet students in the library to attend the Book Fair.
If you haven’t signed up for Parent/Teacher Conferences, please do so on Skyward. I have attached instructions on how to sign up. We look forward to having all parents meeting with their student’s teachers.
Before or after your teacher conference you can eat at the Pizza Pie Cafe this week, February 3 – 6, mention Alpine Elementary, and 25% of your purchase will come back to our school!
In our Million Minute Reading Marathon, we have reached 75,074 minutes with only 62 submitting their minutes!! That’s amazing! Just think of how far we can get if we have everyone enter their minutes!! If you were not able to enter your minutes the first week of our reading marathon, you can combine the first two weeks in this entry. Here is the link to enter your minutes. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6eSuA-gUbxL-34syxaH8dUpx9W_E_Efl7wptMpq8AJr_VLQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1__;!!P-Vt7t5jJSrPd9zQ!_BfdJ1fby9BWjMQ6cB227XC7Ak_gMTE8mvHV_NGifNNQ_wGGDQ7yBZ4arRG0fwpywP1V$ If you would prefer to use a paper copy to enter minutes, your child can get one in the library from Mrs. Ruesch.
There will be a PTA Meeting Thursday, February 6, at 9:15 am in the Staff Room. All are welcome!
Thank you to Bianca Collings and Erin Stanley for helping with all of the Missoula Children’s Theater logistics last week. And a special shout out to the Hamilton family for hosting the MCT directors at your home. We are grateful that over 60 students had the opportunity while performing in “Jack and the Beanstalk” to experience in five short days all that is involved in preparing for and staging a play: memorization of lines and songs, choreography, costumes, makeup, hitting your marks and stage presence. Well done student performers and student production assistants!
Sometimes kids say or write the darndest things. One of our teachers told me that last week she did a 100-days in school (January 27 was our 100th day in school) writing activity in her first-grade class and asked her students to write what they thought they would be doing when they were a 100-years old. One little boy wrote: When I am 100-years old I want to own a Tesla, have a wife and live at home. Isn’t it good to have long-term goals in life?
The online application process for first grade Chinese Immersion is now open and applications will be accepted until February 28. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/vKuYYrFf5KGrqFWv7
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized for consistently demonstrating what we call the 6 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and character.
Michael Chi–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Eleanor Fleming–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Gracie Gillespie–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Evie Hansen–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Jackson Hebbert–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Lillian Hsiao–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Jeni Morris–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Rachel Proctor–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Jacob Pusey–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Landon Reynolds–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Zarina Taylor–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Miles Taylor–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Rome Verzello–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Miles Walker–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Jaxx Wing–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal