Alpine Elementary News
If you haven’t already done so, please remember to vote.
In my opinion, the divisiveness is this country related to all things political, is demeaning to all that our great country stands for. If the politicians, their supporters, and all citizens in this country could simply follow the Alpine Elementary Big 3 of being respectful, responsible and ready (to live in republic where we can all can be civil to each other even when we have differing opinions), our country would return to the principles upon which it was founded.
Please click on the attached link to read about all that our incredible Computer Lab teacher, Jaime Clement, is doing to teach keyboarding skills to students.
There will be a PTA meeting at 9:15 am on Tuesday, November 3 in our Conference Room. Any parent can attend!
It was announced last week that the new superintendent in the Alpine School District, starting July 1, 2021, will be Dr. Shane Farnsworth who is currently the Assistant Superintendent over Operations. Dr. Farnsworth has been spent his entire 22-year career as an educator in the Alpine School District, as a teacher in 7 – 12 schools, the principal at AF Junior High, and a District Office administrator. In all my interactions with Dr. Farnsworth, I know him to be a kind, compassionate man who will lead our school district with vision and integrity.
I thought our Virtual Halloween Parade on October 30 was a success. It was fun to see so many of our students dressed up in Halloween costumes. It was interesting to observe the posing in front of the camera choices of the students, as our younger students were more spontaneous and less concerned about “acting cool” than our older students. Oh, the joys of the maturation process!
And in not so fun news, someone chose to throw a pumpkin through the Alpine Elementary reader board last week. Our reader board will be out of commission until the school district facilities department is able to replace the broken panels. Don’t know if the delinquents who vandalized our reader board travel to Cedar Hills, but while Laura and I were trick-or-treating with grandchildren on Saturday night, some hooligans, teenagers no doubt, stole the candy pot we had left on our front porch for neighborhood children. I hear from friends that the same thing happened in Highland neighborhoods. Is it unkind to wish cavities on thieves who had some increased sugar intake on Saturday night?
The following students will be recognized as Students of the Week on Monday, November 2. 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!
Carter Clegg–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Addison Fugal–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Claire Hamilton–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Knight Longenecker–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Evan Luby–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Collins Nelson–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Austin Nielsen–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Anna Packer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Declan Rasmussen–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Slyvie Reynolds–1st Grade, Mrs. Chou
James Riding–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Gabby Ross–2nd Grade, Ms. M. Moore
Haeley Sonntag–4th Grade, Ms. A. Moore
Lincoln Swalberg–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Peter Taylor–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Outside the Principal’s Office
Had a beautiful autumn bike ride up to South Fork on Saturday. The Provo River Canyon Trail was busy on Saturday as we saw many runners running down the trail in the Day of the Dead Half-Marathon. The runners started at Big Springs Park and finished at the Riverwoods.
Those of you who are Ute football fans are undoubtedly excited about the first football game of the year against the University of Arizona on Saturday. And for us BYU football fans, the biggest game of the year is on Friday night in Boise against Boise State. My neighbor and friend, Greg Wrubell, who is the play-by-player announcer for BYU, says this is the most important BYU football game since they won the national championship in 1984. I don’t know if that is true, but it is a much anticipated game nonetheless. The Cougs are ranked number 9 in the country, in the Top 10 for the first time since 2009. Can you tell I am excited for Friday night’s game?
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District