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October 2020

Eagle News 10/26/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
With only a high of 28 degrees forecast for today, our students will be eating lunch in the gym/cafeteria and not outside. We will still be sending students outside for morning and lunch recesses. We only keep students inside for recess when the temperature is below 20 degrees. So be sure you send your students to school with warm clothing.
Students can dress up in Halloween costumes on Friday, October 30, but because of COVID-19 health restrictions, there will not be a parent parade at the school. We are working on the technology issues to allow us to give parents an online video feed of students dressed up in their costumes. I will be sending out more details later this week. Please remember to not send students to school with costumes that include a mask or fake weapon.
We appreciate all that our PTA did to stage a successful Red Ribbon Week last week! Red Ribbon Week focuses on lessons to teach our students how to say no to drugs and alcohol.
White Ribbon Week, our focus on keeping students safe on the internet and social media, will be February 16 – 19. Collin Kartchner who has spoken to thousands of students and parents in Utah and across the country about how to be safer while using social media, tragically passed away at his home last week at the far too young age of 40-years old.
It’s time to join the Lone Peak Youth Wrestling Program! We are just getting started with practices. Our Parent Meeting is set for Thursday, October 29th, 6:00 PM in the Little Theater (800 hall) at Lone Peak High School. Our practices are on Monday and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 for the Advanced & 6-8th grade wrestlers and 5:30 to 6:30 for the Novice & through 5th grade wrestlers. Our practices are at the LPHS Wrestling Room near the trophy case at the south end of the school by the gymnasiums (Got to come and see our New Wrestling Room!). Signups can be completed at the practices. For more information, you can visit the Lone Peak Wrestling webpage at  or by emailing Coach Wallace at [email protected].  Go Knight Wrestling!
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, October 23. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to learn. Congratulations Students of the Week!
Adam Atalifo–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Chambers Broadhead–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Abby Dominguez–6th Grade, Mrs Kaczmarek
Nora Field–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Crew Green–Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Morgan Greer–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Quinn Kelly–5th Grade, Mrs. Chang
Fiona Lind–Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Violet Reid–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Benson Reynolds–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
James Simmons–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Jenna Stice–6th Grade, Kaczmarek
Owen Upshaw–1st Grade, Mrs. Chou
Jaxx Wing–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Vincent Xanthos–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Outside the Principal’s Office
A dusting of snow on the ground on Sunday morning was a pretty clear message from Mother Nature that autumn will soon transition to winter. The cooler temperatures meant far fewer people out on the Murdock Trail and Highland Boulevard as I biked up to Suncrest on Saturday.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 10/19/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
It is Red Ribbon Week!
Tuesday—“Don’t Let Drugs Mask Your Potential”, students will receive red masks
Wednesday—“Give Drugs the Boot” everyone wears their favorite pair of boots
Thursday—“We’re Too Bright for Drugs”, everyone wears neon colors
Friday—“Always Fight Against Drugs”, everyone wears red
Thursday, October 22 will be Picture Retakes Day, or if your student has not had a school photo taken, we would like them to be photographed on Thursday.
Shop Amazon Smile & Support Alpine Elementary School! Our School receives 0.5% of most purchases you make through Amazon. It takes just three easy steps.
2. Log in with your Amazon username and password
3. Search “PTA Utah Congress Alpine Elementary PTA” to select us for your charity of choice.
Amazon Smile has the same products and same prices as the regular Amazon site. The only difference is that a small portion of your purchase will go to benefit our school! Remember to buy your purchases through . Your purchases on the regular amazon site or through the Amazon app on the iPhone WILL NOT COUNT. You have to shop through for our school to benefit from your purchase.
For apple users… Do you want to have a quick link to Amazon Smile on your iphone? Here is what you do after setting up Amazon Smile online.
  1. Visit in Safari on your phone.
  2. Next, hit the share button at the bottom middle of your screen.
  3. Now click add to Home Screen. …
  4. Finally, delete your existing Amazon App so you will always shop with a smile.
For Android users go to this link to set up AmazonSmile on your phone!
Outside the Principal’s Office
I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable Fall Break! Laura and I were able to spend three days at a friends’ cabin in the Tollgate area outside of Park City. We enjoyed some four wheeling, saw some elk and deer, and still some remnants of a beautiful fall. And watching on TV BYU win an exciting football game Friday night was a great way to cap off our getaway!
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

Eagle News 10/12/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
Thank you to the parents who conferenced with teachers either online or in-person last week. It appears that the pandemic impacted the number of parents who signed up to meet with teachers, as only about one-third of our parents chose to conference with teachers.
We are grateful to our incredible PTA volunteers for the delicious lunch they served staff on October 8. After receiving news from the school district that any home cooked, non-purchased box meals, could only be served by someone with a food handler’s permit, two of our parents, Cherie’ Kelly and Erin Stanley, obtained their food handler’s permits, enabling them to serve our staff lunch last week. Thank you so much!
And speaking of the PTA, the PTA has a few things coming up that they need some extra help with including, Red Ribbon Week, Reflections, and passing out Chick-Fil-A lunches to our winning classes.  Most of these are simple and will only require an hour or two of your time. Please sign up using the link below. Thank you!
We have an increasing number of students coming into the office before school in the morning telling us that they have “forgotten” their masks at home. We were handing out as many as 30 masks daily, so for before school requests, we are now asking students to call home and have parents bring a mask to school. The phone calls have reduced the number of masks that we are giving to students. Students will always be given a mask, but we are trying to teach some accountability while reducing the number of masks that are being given to students.
Those of you with secondary students have already been informed that all Alpine School District secondary schools will be moving to a modified schedule for the second term. The secondary schools are dealing with more active COVID-19 cases and associated quarantining issues than the district’s elementary schools, so unless pandemic numbers at elementary schools spike significantly, we will continue with our current traditional schedule. You can get a weekly update on COVID-19 numbers throughout the school district, updated every Monday, by going to the dashboard on the Alpine School District website.
New State Guidelines for Low-Risk COVID Test and Return
A student, teacher, or staff member who was exposed at school to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 may return to work at a school or in-person learning if he or she meets ALL of the following:
  1. The school verifies the student, teacher or staff member who was exposed and the person who tested positive were both wearing a face mask as defined by the State Public Health Order on masks in schools.
  2. The quarantined student, teacher, or staff member has a negative COVID-19 test result (must be a PCR or antigen test, not an antibody test). The test result must be from at least 7 days after the last exposure to the person who tested positive.
  3. The student, teacher, or staff member does not have symptoms of COVID-19.
The Low-Risk Test and Return protocol does not apply to students, teachers, staff, or settings that are exempt from the State Public Health Order on masks in schools.
If the student, teacher, or staff member who was exposed meets ALL three criteria he or she may return to work, school, or related activities, if the employee or the parents of the student choose. If the person does not meet ALL three criteria or chooses not to get tested, he or she should quarantine at home for 14 days from the last day of exposure.
Anyone who has been exposed to COVID-19 and comes back to school must continue to watch for symptoms. If employees or students get symptoms, they should isolate at home and call their healthcare provider.  These guidelines only apply to exposures that occur at school.
Short week! Wednesday, October 14 is a Minimal Day and students will be dismissed at 12:35 pm. Students wanting a school lunch will be served lunch at the following times and will return to their classrooms to eat.
1st Grade—11:45
2nd Grade—11:50
3rd Grade—11:55
4th Grade—12:00
5th Grade—12:05
6th Grade—12:10
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, October 9. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to learn. Congratulations Students of the Week!
Caleb Ashton–6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Reagan Bennett–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Austin Cann–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Grayson Cannon–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Hailey Cluff–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Anna Cox–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Duke Dayton–1st Grade, Mrs. Chou
Kate Edwards–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Skylee Gunn–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Mollie Otis–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Myles Snow–4th Grade, Ms. A. Moore
Libby Topham–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Jane Wilson–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Lexi Wing–2nd Grade, Ms. M. Moore
Oliver Womble–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Outside the Principal’s Office
I hope that all of our families have a safe and enjoyable Fall Break!
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

Eagle News 10/5/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
Our Fun Run last week was a resounding success! Thanks to all of the parents who donated. We raised $13,787 in just one week! A special thank you to Ryan Johnson and Max Connect for providing awesome t-shirts to all of our students and staff. We also appreciate the generous donations from Crumbl Cookie (Mike Mains) and Chick Fil-A. The generosity of the Alpine Elementary Community during a worldwide pandemic is very much appreciated! See the attached flyer from the PTA.
If you haven’t already done so, please get on Skyward and sign up for a conference with your student’s teacher this week. Teachers will let you know when they are available to meet with parents.
The deadline for submitting entries to the school wide Reflections art competition and celebration is only a week away!
All entries need to be submitted online by midnight on Monday, Oct 5th.  
The theme this year is “I Matter Because…” and the students can submit entries in 2D Art, 3D Art, Photography, Literature, Film, Music, and Dance.
And remember that this is more than a competition, it is a celebration of the artist in all of us!
All works of art will be celebrated!  All artists will be recognized for the wonderful creativity they are willing to share with us and will receive a fun prize pack and specific recognition for each work of art submitted.
Winning entries for each grade level in each category will be given awards and sent on to the next level of judging at the Council.
Click on the link below for everything you need to know about submitting entries.
Because reading is SPOOKTACULAR, we’re having a SPOOKTACULAR Online Book Fair!
Click here to support our school and start shopping:
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Monday, October 5. Teachers nominate students who are consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Being Respectful, Responsible and Ready to learn. Congratulations Students of the Week!
Neil Alexander–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lucy Balser–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Miles Barclay–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Oliver Blackham–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Brigham Brenchley–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Siena Feaster–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mariauna Gagon–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Anya Hansen–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Jett Hurley–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Mackenzie Jones–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Tyce Kirkham–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Kason Reynolds–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Jacob Smith–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Avery Spigarelli–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Abigail Woodbury–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Outside the Principal’s Office
Ditto to what I wrote a week ago: A beautiful bike ride over the Alpine Loop on Saturday and another BYU football win! That is a great fall day from my perspective!
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary