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Eagle News 1/11/2021

By January 12, 2021Newsletters
Alpine Elementary News
Chinese Immersion Application
Kindergarten parents should have received an email from the Alpine School District prior to the Holiday Break, informing you that applications are now open for our Chinese Immersion Program. If interested, please submit an application for a student to enter our first grade Chinese Immersion Program for the 2021 – 2022 school year by using the following link. All applications need to be received by January 31. In February, a lottery will be held to fill the 56 student openings that we have available. Every year, we have parents who have other children in the Chinese Immersion Program forget to submit an application. Please submit an application before the deadline at the end of the month.
Preschool Registration
The Open Enrollment for Preschool begins Wednesday, January 20th, online at 10:00am.  3-year-olds come two days a week, 4-year-olds come 4 days a week.  First come, first served.  Further information can be found on the District website, or you can direct your questions to our Preschool teacher, Kathy Thompson, [email protected].
Here is the link to register:
PTA News
We hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season. As we start the new year together, we look forward to many positive events.
We are starting off the year with a Chinese New Year celebration (Feb 22-26).  Even though the event will be done a little differently this year, we still hope it is a memorable event.  We will need some help from you to make it a success.
We also have White Ribbon Week which will help us refocus on kindness and internet safety (Feb 16-19). We need some volunteers to help plan and implement this.  The plans can be simple.
We are also in need of some new PTA board members, particularly the President and President elect. Please contact a member of the board if you are willing to serve in the coming school year.
Here is the link to sign up for these and a few other volunteer opportunities. We would really appreciate your help!
Thanks, PTA Board
Ammie Gillespie, Co-President
Laralee Proctor, Co-President
Staci Mellor, Treasurer
Tiffany Petty, Secretary
Colette Menlove, Membership VP
Allie Barclay, Advocacy VP
Pam Olsen, Leadership VP
School Community Council
Our School Community Council will be meeting at 9:30 am, Thursday, January 14. All parents are welcome to attend the meeting.
Reflections Poster Contest
The Utah PTA Reflections Committee is excited to introduce a brand new contest for Utah students attending PTA schools. We are pleased to announce the launch of the Utah Reflections Theme Poster Contest. Three winners will be chosen and awarded Amazon gift cards. The 1st place winner will also receive a poster and the honor of his/her poster being used to promote Reflections throughout the entire state of Utah for the 2021-2022 theme “I Will Change the World by. . .”.
Entries are due no later than 11 P.M. on March 1st, 2021. Enter as many times as you want! Enter here:
Complete instructions and prize information can be found here:
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, January 8. 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!
Rockwell Alexander– 5th grade, Mrs. Padgett
Bria Basil– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Beckham Burgess– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Allie Gardner– 3rd grade, Mrs. Chen
Kimberly Hanes– 5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Clark Hymas– 1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Tyce Kirkham– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
London Nielsen– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Claire Pack– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Chloe Rogerson– 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Jake Ross– 4th grade, Mrs. Orgill
Alexis Smith– 1st grade, Ms. Chou
Anna Willis– 3rd grade, Mrs. Chen
Lucas Zdanowicz– 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Louella Zurcher– 6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Outside the Principal’s Office
Though I miss my father and father-in-law, who are both deceased, I am grateful these two military veterans, Korean War and World War II, were not alive to witness what happened in our nation’s capital last week. The Alpine Big 3 Rules that we teach and reteach our students are to be respectful, responsible and ready. I would hope that the leaders and citizens of this great country will better practice those character traits.
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
Alpine School District