After temperatures in the high 60’s on Friday, the first day of Spring, March 20 was cold, rainy and windy. And more rain and snow in this week’s forecast, so Spring 2021 is off to a typical Utah Valley start.
Read, read, read! This week, March 22-29, is reading week at Alpine Elementary. We are encouraging all students to keep track of minutes read or being read to. please count all “at home” reading minutes.
The top ten students from each grade who have entered the highest number of minutes will receive a Crumbl cookie !
Click here to record total minutes or refer to the PTA Newsletter on the Alpine Elementary website.
Enter your minutes, Monday, March 29, by 10 pm to record your
total minutes for the week. it will only take seconds to enter your student’s name, teacher, and total minutes. be sure to add any food allergies. alternate treats available.
Battle of the Books
Good luck to our 3rd and 4th grade students participating in the Battle of the Books Competition Monday, March 22nd!
And, good luck to our winning 5th/6th grade team, We Survived: The Great COVID-19, Adrienne Bodily, Lily Goodwin, Arianne Ingo, Ava Scoville, Kyrie VanVactor. This amazing team will represent our school at the district competition on Saturday, March 27th at American Fork Junior High School.
Thank you to our generous sponsor and the dozens of volunteers who made this year’s Battle of the Books competitions possible! We couldn’t offer this great reading program to our students without your support.
Kindergarten registration will continue through April 2. Please come into our office and get the necessary registration materials for any kindergartner who will be starting the 2021 – 22 school year. A child needs to be five-years-old before September 1, 2021 to be able to enroll in kindergarten.
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.
Chinese Summer Camp
I have attached a flyer for a Chinese Summer Camp that will be offered by a lady who is fluent in Chinese but is not one of our Chinese teachers.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, March 19. 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!
Addie Armstrong– 6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Pete Ballif– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Caden Bybee– 6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Kai Campbell– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Sutton Fronce– 2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Kate Hafen– 4th grade, Ms. A. Moore
Nicole Hughes– 2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Lydia Johnson– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Emery Jones– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Mark Kelley– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Cache Larsen– 4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Lacey Nance– 2nd grade, Ms. M. Moore
Jack Pack– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Sena Starley– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Kyrie VanVactor– 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Outside the Principal’s Office
I record my bike rides, both indoors and outdoors, on an app called Strava. This past week I received an email from Strava saying, “You’re the new Local Legend in town! You claimed the title of Local Legend on the American Fork Canyon Road Climb.” I’ve been using Strava for years and have never received such an accolade, but truth be told, all I did last week was bike up to Tibble Fork Reservoir on two different days. I guess other road cyclists have chosen not to bike the canyon yet, as the temperature does drop as you gain elevation. Certainly not worth “Legend” status, but I’ve never before been called a legend, so the recognition, even after only two bike rides, is good for one’s self-esteem.
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District