Staff Appreciation Week
Thank you to all of the parents who helped with Staff Appreciation Week! The Alpine Elementary faculty felt of your gratitude for all that has been done during very challenging times to provide our students a quality education since August 17. A special thank you to Mary Field, Jennica Woodbury and Lizzy Snyder for all they did to coordinate the different events for Staff Appreciation Week!
We would like to thank Susie Foods for the Syrupdipity butter and syrup spread they donated to all faculty members. (see Susiefoods.com or https://www.facebook.com/SusieFoods for more flavors and information).
Save the date! This year we are going to have an Alpine Elementary Carnival. It will be on May 24 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. We hope we can all celebrate together this amazing year. Custom Event will be coming with blow up rides and carnival games. We will also have yummy food trucks. Bring the whole family!
Our last PTA meeting of the year will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, in the teacher’s lounge at 9:15. Everyone is invited.
School Assemblies and Facemasks
We had our first assembly of the school year and the first event this school year that parents were invited to on April 29. The fourth grade State of Utah Program. The fourth graders under the enthusiastic direction of our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, were outstanding in their performance. Our sixth graders will have their Sixth Grade Dance at 1:15 pm on Friday, May 7 and our second graders will be performing their Glow Program on May 11, 12 , 13, depending on which class they are in. There were several parents who chose not to wear masks at the fourth grade program. Please remember to wear masks when in the school for any reason, including school programs!
Buy One Get One Free Bookfair
The Buy One Get One Free Bookfair will be May 11 – 14. See the attached flyer for more details.
No Kindergarten May 10 – 14
There will be no kindergarten May 10 – 14 as our kindergarten teachers will be administering the Kindergarten Entry and Exit (KEEP) Assessment. The final day of school for kindergartners will be May 26.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, April 30. 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!
Benson Anderson– 2nd grade, Ms. M. Moore
Charley Balser– 5th grade, Mr. Horan
Rex Blackham– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Leah Clawson– 3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Josh Crump– 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Avri Davidson– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Patrick Gheciu– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Daisy McConnon– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Madison Morris– 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Tagg Nelsen– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Sage Nielsen– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Quincy Peper- 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Parker Rodman– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Nick Steuart– 5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Owen Taylor– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Daegan Tedrow– 4th grade, Mrs. Orgill
Elliot Wood– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
Rockwell Young– Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Grady Zito– 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Outside the Principal’s Office
Do you know who the Iron Cowboy is? James Lawrence is a Utah County resident who performs amazing physical feats with Ironman Triathlons. An Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 miles on a bike, and running a full marathon, 26.2 miles. For most mortals, completing an Ironman Triathlon is a lifetime accomplishment. In 2015, the Iron Cowboy completed 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 states on 50 consecutive days! He is currently attempting to complete 100 Ironmans in 100 consecutive days! Saturday, May 1 was Ironman 62. He does the same course everyday: swim in the Lindon Aquatic Center, bike to Payson with three loops west of town, and marathon in Orem, Lindon and Pleasant Grove, using the Murdock Trail. On Saturday, I joined with James and several other bike riders for the bike ride portion of his Ironman. Fun day for me, but I went home after the 112-mile bike ride. James still had a 26.2 mile marathon to complete. The mental toughness to go to bed each night knowing that another Ironman Triathlon awaits James the next day, as he completes an Ironman on 100 consecutive days is difficult to for me to even comprehend. Thinking about the Ironman Cowboy’s physical and mental capabilities during Saturday’s almost six-hour bike ride gave me the strength and desire to finish the ride with James and the other riders. Just keep on pedaling, a wonderful metaphor for life!
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District