Alpine Elementary News
Parents will be hearing from teachers about our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences, February 1 – 5. We are encouraging teachers to meet online with parents unless the teacher and parent feel the need to have an in-person conference. Contact your student’s teacher if you have any questions.
We are seeing fewer students bring water bottles to school. Since the beginning of the school year as we follow COVID-19 safety protocols, we have asked students to not use school water fountains, unless absolutely necessary. Instead we would like students to bring water bottles to school and refill them at the water fountain in the fifth-grade hallway that has a bottle refilling mechanism.
Just a reminder that we have started a printer cartridge recycling program at Alpine Elementary. You can bring your old printer cartridges in a plastic bag to the school, deposit them in a box that we have in our staff room, and the school receives money for the recycled cartridges.
And speaking of recycling, our PTA has asked the cardboard recycling company to remove the recycling bins that were placed on the west side of the school. We had ongoing issues with overflowing bins, boxes that were not broken down, and cardboard litter on school property; consequently the bins have been removed so that our custodial crew are not repeatedly cleaning up community, not school, cardboard recycling refuse in the street.
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.
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: https://alpineschools.org/preschool/
Dear PTA Parents/Guardians/Teachers/Staff/Community Members:
We invite you to join our PTA, along with your children’s teachers and school staff, community leaders and other concerned citizens as we work toward enriching the lives of all of the children at our school.
Our goals are to maintain our strong and supportive PTA, and to promote involvement in the school, home and
community. We hope all adults (men and women) in the household join, along with teachers, grandparents and other community members. You don’t have to be a parent to belong to PTA!
MEMBERSHIP REALLY DOES MATTER! Your membership dollars support all the many things that our PTA does here at the school. Membership also let’s our voices be heard and helps our leaders to advocate on behalf of our schools.
We really appreciate every single member. To show our appreciation we would like to hold a drawing for all PTA members. We will have some wonderful prizes. (Please look for more detail later this week.) The deadline to be entered in the drawing will be January 30, 2021. We will be drawing for the prizes the following week. Winners will then be notified. Please make sure your contact information is up-to-date on memberhub.com so we can get you your prize. Good luck!
If anyone is willing and able to support additional members of our PTA, you may purchase a gift membership. We will then add a member of our school’s staff or community to our membership.
Our PTA appreciates your membership and we welcome your ideas. Please join us https://alpineelementary.memberhub.store/store
TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, January 15. 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!
Jaxon Ainsworth– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Clary Sage Frazier– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Gretel Garcia– 4th grade, Ms. A. Moore
Eliza Gooch– 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Rachel Hymas– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Grace Jaggi– 1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Frances Johnson– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Mabel Leavitt– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Lincoln Matthews– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Grady Parker– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Stella Riding– 2nd grade, Ms. Anderson
Madison Sardoni– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Minnie Slembowski– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Franky Swalberg– 2nd grade, Ms. Anderson
Brynlee Wood– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Outside the Principal’s Office
I hope that your three-day MLK weekend was enjoyable. Two of our daughters took four of our grandsons to Harry Potter World in Florida last week, so Laura and I (let’s be honest, mostly Laura, and a little me) were babysitting three of our youngest grandchildren for four days, while their parents were doing whatever people do in Harry Potter World. I haven’t read the books or seen the movies, so I am guessing there must be a lot of wand waving and magic spells involved in a visit to Harry Potter World. We discovered there is a reason that you parent in your younger years. We love our grandchildren, but we were happy to give them back to their parents on Saturday!
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District