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Eagle News 5/11/2020

By May 11, 2020Newsletters
Alpine Elementary News
I hope you all had an enjoyable Mother’s Day. For those of you who are mothers, a child’s card, homemade breakfast, or sincere expression of love can make the challenges of entering week eight of homeschooling worth all of the time and effort.
Thank you to our librarian, Paula Ruesch, and her aide, Janece Thompson, for enabling our students to do Battle of the Books last week remotely. It was no small feat to organize and stage the battles. Our students were recognized for all of the reading they have done, and the BOB teams had fun in the activities facilitated by Paula and Janece. Thank you ladies! We congratulate all of the student participants! Here are the winning teams:
5th/6th Grade Category
1st Place – Never Mind
Ella Packer, Emily Tomkinson, Abbie Frazier, Maren Kofford & Dani Reynolds
2nd Place – Orange Bananas
Olivia Snow, McKinlay Cluff & Malyssa Moore
3rd/4th Grade Category
1st Place – Glitter Girls
Lillian Hsiao, Ruby Jones, Adrienne Bodily, Bailey Braden & Mollie Otis
2nd Place – Spicy Mondo Yeeters
Timmy Lyon, Tommy Lyon, Connor Hertig & Grady Zito
3rd Place – Deathly Narwhals
Brody Burr, Jacob Smith, Jane Rasmussen, Logan Sterzer & Alex Orgil
4th Place – Lightning Readers
Anna Packer, Skylee Gunn, Zachary Fugal
As we all deal with school closures as a result of COVID-19, it would only make sense to cancel Staff Appreciation Week. But our incredible PTA went above and beyond to recognize our staff for all the great work they are doing. We all received an Amazon gift certificate and a cookie shaped like a bottle of hand sanitizer. How creative and cool is that? Additionally, several parents had gifts for staff members. I know I speak for our entire staff when I say thank you to our PTA and all of the parents who gave a gift to a staff member. We are grateful for your kindness and generosity for Staff Appreciation Week.
Some parents are under the mistaken impression that school ends on May 12. Though that is the last day new online instruction, please know that May 13 – 22 will be used for review, interventions, assessment, and extensions. Your child’s teacher will be communicating with parents what will be happening with remote instruction for the last two weeks of school.
We received quite a few Take Home Reading materials last week in the box that was placed in front of the school, but there are still Take Home Reading supplies in homes that need to be returned. Once again, a return box will be in front of the school all of this week.
Chromebook Return
All Chromebooks that have been checked out, can be returned 10:00 am – 1:00 pm on May 19, 20 and 21.
Where: Northeast parking roundabout in front of the school
No appointment necessary – come anytime between 10:00 and 1:00.
Please completely charge the battery before you return it.
Wipe down the power cord and all surfaces (including the screen) with a Clorox wipe.
When you pull up a staff member will check the condition of the Chromebook and ask you to power it up.
If you have any questions, please contact Jaime Clement, the computer teacher.
Outside the Principal’s Office.
April 20 was when I had my bike accident. On Saturday, May 9 I went on my first bike ride since the accident, a 30-mile ride up to Vivian Park. I was chastised by my wife for going further than I was supposed to go. Though I have lost a lot of my fitness, it felt good to be back in the saddle again.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
Alpine School District