I hope all of the Alpine Elementary Community had an enjoyable Spring Break. Only seven weeks of school left in a school year that none of us will ever forget! We have an 8th grade grandson in Oregon who was able to return to school on a modified schedule in February, and finally returns to full-day, five-day-a-week school on April 19. Even with the COVID-19 challenges we have faced this year. I am so grateful that at Alpine Elementary, we have had students in school since August 17!
April 10 ends the mask mandate in some locations on Utah, but not in schools. The mask mandate continues in all K-12 schools. Students, parents and staff are still expected to wear masks in schools, at least through June 15.
Fifth grade parents should have already received a communication from your student’s teacher, that we will be having our Maturation Classes, 1:30 – 2:30 pm on April 15. All parents need to have turned in a consent form if they want their students to participate in the Maturation Classes. The girls will be meeting in the gym and the boys in the library. Parents are welcome to attend if they are wearing masks. The instruction this year will be provided in a video format prepared by the health providers in the State of Utah. We will have a place for students to go if parents want their students opted out of the Maturation presentation.
If you didn’t register your incoming kindergartner before April 2, please come into our main office and get your student registered!
Please remember that you can now excuse your student absences online. Once again, the instructions on how to excuse students online are attached.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, April 2. 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!
Ruby Barrett– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Oliver Blackham– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Rachel Christenson– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Reed Christofferson– 4th grade, Ms. Vipperman
Aiden Cluff– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Reese Davidson– 2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Paul Favero– 2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Nicholas Gheciu– 4th grade, Mrs. Orgill
Morgin Hansen– 6th grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Porter Hertig– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Ezme Hoard– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Nora Lee– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Hazel Ransom– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Zia Taylor– 6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Lindsey Tomkinson– 2nd grade, Ms. M. Moore
Outside the Principal’s Office
Aloha! I write you from Maalaea on the island of Maui! Laura and I won’t be returning to Utah until April 14. We had planned to travel to Hawaii for the first time to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in April 2020, but COVID-19 essentially shut the world down, so one year later, we have spent a wonderful Spring Break in the Hawaiian Islands. Three days in Oahu and five days in Maui. And just like all of the other fair skinned haoles, we have experienced a variety of island pleasures: hiked Diamond Head, visited the North Shore (ran into Brigham from Ms. Elder’s third grade class and his family on the grounds of the Laie Temple), went to Pearl Harbor and visited the USS Arizona Memorial, snorkeled outside our condo in a bay (coral cuts legs and fingers if you aren’t careful), went on a commercial boat for more snorkeling in beautiful clear water full of amazing sea life in the Pacific Ocean, drove the Road to Hanna and hiked to Waimoku Falls in the Haleakala National Park, and ate lots of delicious food. A Spring Break that we will never forget!
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal