Red Ribbon Week
Hopefully, your students came home last week and shared with parents the lessons learned at school during Red Ribbon Week. The most powerful conversations about making safe and correct choices about drugs and alcohol happen at home. A huge shout out to one of our parents, Andrew Young, for all the work that went into the Red Ribbon Week videos that he produced. The videos, which included some of our students, were expertly produced and presented the Red Ribbon Week messages in a fun and engaging way. Thank you, Andrew Young!
Today, 4:00 – 7:00 pm will be our Fall Festival. Unfortunately, the weather forecast calls for rain later today, so we will need to move the Fall Festival into the gymnasium. The food trucks will still be outside and all of the fun activities will now be inside instead of out on our playground.
With Halloween falling on Sunday, October 31, we will have our Halloween Parade on Friday, October 29. We anticipate the parade entering the gym at approximately 1:30 pm. We always have standing room only for parents, so we encourage you to get to the school early for the parade. The morning kindergarten classes will be having their own parade on Friday morning and parents will be receiving information about time and place from Mrs. Aitchison and Mrs. Malone. The parade will include afternoon kindergarten through fifth graders, with sixth graders staying in their classrooms and the parade moving through the 6th grade classrooms. Please remember to not have students come to school wearing masks or having any sort of a fake weapon as part of their costume.
Parking During Drop-off and Pick-up Times
We have received some complaints from parents about how parents are parking around the school during drop-off and pick-up times. Please do not get out of your vehicle unless you are parked in a designated parking area. Safety of students during these drop off and pick up times is our number one priority. We occasionally have a Lone Peak police officer at the school when students arrive or are dismissed, but on most days we rely on the common courtesy that adults need to display when dropping off or picking up their students. Please be considerate of others during these transition times!
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, October 22. 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!
Parker Andersen-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Charlotte Ashton-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Brigham Brenchley-2nd grade, Ms. Andersen
Amelia Brenchley-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Brynkli Clayton-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Kevin Dilts-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Navy Goeckeritz-4th grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Aurorianna Hall-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Anya Hansen-3rd grade, Mrs. Chen
Eleanor Oldroyd-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Gabby Ross-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Joshua Teerlink-2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Maren Tomkinson-4th grade, Ms. Moore
Taj Young-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Rockwell Young-1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Outside the Principal’s Office
On Friday, as part of the culminating activity for Red Ribbon Week, I was able get way above the principal’s office and ride in a hot air balloon. Thank you to Bronson and Cherie’ Kelly for bringing their hot air balloon to the school on Friday morning. Prior to the balloon launch, a few of our students shared lessons learned during Red Ribbon Week. Mrs. Kelly gave a brief history of hot air balloons and encouraged the students to find the natural highs in life. Mr. Kelly invited me to join him in the balloon basket, and up and up and away we went! The city of Alpine with all of the bright fall colors looked magnificent from the balloon.
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal