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Eagle News 3/15/2021

By March 22, 2021March 23rd, 2021Newsletters
I hope you all enjoyed having your students home on Monday. Our staff had an excellent training on the importance of helping all students and staff meet their social emotional well-being needs.
What a year it has been since our world changed from a worldwide pandemic in March 2020! A year ago, I could not have told you the definition of social distancing, when it is appropriate to quarantine, how the Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines compare, how to project documents in a Google Meets or Zoom meeting, and which mask works best for a man with a nose the size of mine! Lots of unexpected learning opportunities during challenging times! We seem to be seeing light at the end of the pandemic dark tunnel, but there will undoubtedly be ongoing hurdles to overcome. What a year it has been!
Online Attendance
We are excited to inform parents that they can now excuse student absences online on Skyward! See the attached flyer for step-by-step instructions.
Lost and Found
Our Lost and Found is once again overflowing. See the attached photos. One simple thing that parents can do to help us is to put your child’s first and last name on coats, jackets, hats and lunch boxes. With a name, we can return the lost item to the student here at school. Please come to the school and reclaim any lost items that should be in your homes and not sitting unused in our Lost and Found.
PTA Council Recogniton
The following individuals will be recognized at the Lone Peak Council PTA Luncheon on Tuesday, March 16. Congratulations to the award recipients!
Teacher–Anna Moore
Support Staff–Sunny Wright
Parent Volunteer–Cherie’ Kelly
6th Grade Student–Caleb Ashton
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, March 12. 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!
August Balser– 2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Scout Bolen– 5th grade, Mrs. Padgett
Miko Braden– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Zoi Bruni– 5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Sarah Buchanan– 2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Rockwell Gardner– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Jackson Hebbert– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Sydney Hogge– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Joy Hung– 5th grade, Mr. Horan
Millie Lanham– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Jaxon Larkin– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Joseph Merrell– 4th grade, Mrs. Orgill
Timothy Neves– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Ian Orgill– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Finn Rosenvall– 1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Outside the Principal’s Office
Laura and I had the opportunity to spend Saturday with our three children and 11 grandchildren who live along the Wasatch Front at a friend’s cabin in Tollgate, outside of Park City. A bit of a sketchy drive on snowy roads driving up the cabin, but a wonderful family gathering and reminder of what is most important in life. And because the upcoming week is Spring Break for Oregon schools, we will have in our home our daughter, son-in-law and the three grandchildren we didn’t see on Saturday. We need to find time to travel up to Rapid City, SD to visit our son and daughter-in-law to have time with all five of our children!
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