Alpine Elementary News
We will be sending you a YouTube link later in the week so parents can watch a livestream of the Christmas Sing 9:30 – 10:30 on Thursday, December 17. If you are unable to watch the livestream, we will send you a link for the recording as soon as it becomes available through YouTube. Each grade level, starting with kindergarten will sing two songs and then return to their classrooms. Because of COVID health restrictions, no parents will be able to watch the performances in-person.
2020, the year of the pandemic, will be a year that will never be forgotten. As we approach the end of the calendar year, encouraging vaccine news is appearing in media outlets.
I would like to express my gratitude to the entire Alpine Elementary Community for joining together and being able to provide in-person school learning opportunities to 665 students from August 18 until the end of the 2020 calendar year. There are many schools across the country that have only been able to provide online learning options for students in this 20 -21 school year, so we are grateful to be able to provide as normal as a learning experience as possible for children in the midst of a pandemic.
Alice Afwai, co-founder of the Candlelight School in Nairobi, Kenya with her husband Fred, sent the following letter after our recent Coin Drive:
Dear Alpine family,
Please receive our grateful greetings from the Candlelight family. We hope you are doing well. Starting from the children, parents, cooks, and all staffs at the entire alpine Elementary school. We lack words to express our gratitude. During these difficult times we know many have tried so much, denied themselves just because of children here. I want to take this opportunity to say thank you very much on behalf of the children at Candlelight. May the Lord continue to multiply and give you whatever you ask him. We appreciate for the feeding program that you have continue to support for the orphans. These coin goes for feeding a hungry child. These coins maintains a child in the school compound. No abstentism. At the school because there is food. Good score at the school because there is a meal. Since we started to feed our children at Candlelight we have seen community children whom cannot afford food coming outside to be with the coins you give. Thank you very much. We wish one day you come see the children that you have been helping. Thank you very much,
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, December 11. 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!
Jack Ballif—3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Kash Bennett—4th grade, Mrs. Orgill
Camden Blackham—6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Livie Frazier—2nd grade, Ms. Blodgett
Grace Hancock—1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Brynlee Hughes—1st grade, Ms. Chou
Arianne Ingo—5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Truitt Joseph—2nd grade, Ms. Blodgett
Cody Kitchel—1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Dylan Lambert—3rd grade, Ms. Chen
Gideon Myers—4th grade, Ms. Vipperman
Kaleb Nay—5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Pearl Nelson—4th grade, Ms. A. Moore
Eleanor Oldroyd—2nd grade, Ms. M. Moore
Enzo Roundy—Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Outside the Principal’s Office
I hope that our entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. A wise individual after experiencing some valuable life lessons said the following:
“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.” ~Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
I am confident that the approaching new year will be one where we continue to say, “It is a great day to be an Eagle!”
Dave Perdue, Principal