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Eagle News 12/7/2020

By December 14, 2020Newsletters
Alpine Elementary News
Thank you for all of your generous donations to our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive! The Coin Drive was rescheduled after the Thanksgiving Holiday this year, but without fail, our annual efforts to help the children in the Candlelight School in Nairobi, Kenya make me so grateful to be a part of the Alpine Elementary Community. In five days, we raised at least $11,000! I say “at least” because there is still money to be counted. Check out the past five-year Coin Drive contribution totals. Thank you!
            2016 – 17      $7,500
            2017 – 18      $8,245
            2018 – 19      $9,170
            2019 – 20      $10,410
            2020 – 21      $11,000
We will be doing our Christmas Sing, K-6 grades, 9:30 – 10:30 am on Thursday, December 17. We will broadcast the grade level performances to parents online. I will send a link to parents prior to the Christmas Sing. Each grade will sing two songs on stage in the gym and then return to their classrooms. If you are not able to watch the live stream, we will send you link later in the day on December 17 or December 18, so you can watch a recording of the performances.
December 18 will be a Minimal Day and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
The Alpine School District has received funding to continue the free meal program through the end of the school year.
The following message comes from our PTA:
Happy Holidays to all Parents at Alpine Elementary, 
This has been a very different school year, to say the least. Our amazing teachers and staff have had a crazy first half of the year, teaching students in and out of the classroom. We are so appreciative, more this year than ever, for our teachers and staff at Alpine Elementary, for teaching our students and keeping them safe and healthy every day.
The PTA has collected a list of simple favorites for the teachers and staff. You can refer to this list in the link below if you want any ideas on what to get them for the holidays. This link will also be on the school website. These are just suggestions. Appreciation comes in the smallest of ways and we are sure they would love anything. 
Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday. 
The PTA 
Outside the Principal’s Office
Today, December 7, is Pearl Harbor Day. That is why flags across the state are at half-mast. 79 years ago today, a surprise attack was launched on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and 2,403 United States citizens perished. This was a 9/11 like experience for past generations, and was the historical event that caused the United States to enter World War II, a war that shaped the destiny of this country. Today we remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day.
 Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary