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October 2021

Eagle News 10/25/2021

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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!
Fall Festival
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.
Halloween Parade
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
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 10/18/2021

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Fall Break
I hope the entire Alpine Elementary Community had an enjoyable Fall Break. It is snowing as I write this, so fall weather in the Utah Valley can be very unpredictable. My wife and I went to Texas to watch a football game in 80-degree weather, and judging from the number of people wearing blue in McLane Stadium, home of the Baylor Bears, there had to be someone besides me at the game with ties to Alpine Elementary.
Red Ribbon Week
Our students and staff will be participating in our annual Red Ribbon Week, October 19 – 22. We are grateful to one of our parents, Andrew Young, and the fantastic videos he produces that our students will watch each day this week. The focus of the week is for students to learn how to say no to drugs and alcohol. Ask your students what they learned at school each day this week. The most powerful conversations about making safe and correct choices about drugs and alcohol happen at home.
PTA News
Junior Achievement Helpers – The PTA is looking for volunteers to help organize the Junior Achievement program at Alpine. Junior Achievement is a global nonprofit with a mission to help develop business, financial, and entrepreneurial skills to elementary-age children. The opportunity to interact in your child’s class is fun and educational while allowing for flexibility for volunteers in scheduling and presentation. Lessons are 30-60 minutes with clear instructions that can be tailored to each volunteer’s education, work and life experience. Contact Dana Fong 385-770-0897 with any questions. If you would be interested in helping with this amazing program, please sign up here.
Fall Festival
We are so excited to be having a Fall Festival this year!!  Our Fall Festival is taking place Monday, October 25th from 4:00-7:00.  There will be food, games, a cake walk and much more!!  It is going to be a great event for students and their families.  The flyer for the event is attached below.  We are still looking for volunteers (responsible teens or adults) to help on the day of the event.  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/60B0A4AADAD2AA02-fall    Thank you so much for all that you do!
Halloween Parade
We will once again be having a Halloween Parade this year! We anticipate the parade with start in the gym at approximately 1:30 pm on Friday, October 29. And for parents who cannot attend the parade, as we did last year, we will have students parade through the library for an online parade.
Printer Cartridge Recycle Program
Just a reminder that we have a box in our Staff Room where you can deposit your used computer ink cartridges. Place the cartridges in a plastic bag before bringing them to the school, and our school receives money through this recycle program.
Old Lost and Found Items
We have several bags of Lost and Found items that were not claimed during the 2020 – 2021 school year. If you want to come and look through these assorted items, contact our Head Custodian, Mike Carter, 801-785-5040. Any Lost and Found items from last year not reclaimed by November 1 will be donated to a charitable organization.
Outside the Principal’s Office
The primary purpose of our Fall Break trip to Texas, to watch a football game between BYU and Baylor, was less than satisfying, as the Cougars lost for the second consecutive week. Unlike the Boise State game, where turnovers could be used as the reason for the loss, Baylor was simply the better team, dominating both lines of scrimmage. The Baylor fans were very kind and gracious, welcoming BYU fans to the Big XII in two years. Aside from the football game dominance, other parts of our trip were more enjoyable.
Having never traveled to Dallas and Waco, Laura and I learned more about one of the darkest days in our country’s history. We visited the John F. Kennedy Museum in the Book Depository Building, the location from where the 35th President of the United States was assassinated on November 22, 1963. As a kindergartner in Pendleton, Oregon, I remember being sent home early from school on that fateful day.
And of course, while in Waco, we had to eat at Magnolia Table and visit The Silos of Chip and Joanna Gaines fame. The breakfast at Magnolia Table was delicious, as were the cupcakes and cookies Laura purchased at the Magnolia Bakery after standing in line for 20 minutes. My sweet wife knows me well enough to not ask me to shop with her, so while she checked out the different stores at The Silos, I spent time with a friend, my iPhone. We also visited the Branch Davidian Memorial Site outside of Waco and toured the Dr. Pepper Museum, the birthplace of that particular soft drink. Waco is not what I would call a beautiful city. I told my wife that the residents in the city and surrounding areas should be happy that Chip and Joanna have made efforts to beautify the city.
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 10/11/2021

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Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thank you to all of the parents who came to Parent/Teacher Conferences! It was nice to see parents back in the school conversing with teachers after the unusual year we had last year. And we are grateful to all of the parents who purchased books at our Book Fair and to the local heroes who came to participate in the Hero Read with our students!
Fall Break and Minimal Day
Fall Break will be October 14 – 18. October 13 will be a Minimal Day with students being dismissed at 12:45 pm. We hope all families in the Alpine Elementary Community have an enjoyable Fall Break!
PTA News
Reflections – Reflection entries are due this week on October 13! Have your students finish up those last submissions and enter them at: https://www.utahpta.org/ref
Junior Achievement Helpers – The PTA is looking for volunteers to help organize the Junior Achievement program at Alpine. Junior Achievement is a global nonprofit with a mission to help develop business, financial, and entrepreneurial skills to elementary-age children. The opportunity to interact in your child’s class is fun and educational while allowing for flexibility for volunteers in scheduling and presentation. Lessons are 30-60 minutes with clear instructions that can be tailored to each volunteer’s education, work and life experience. Contact Dana Fong 385-770-0897 with any questions. If you would be interested in helping with this amazing program, please sign up here.
Fall Festival
We are so excited to be having a Fall Festival this year!!  Our Fall Festival is taking place Monday, October 25th from 4:00-7:00.  There will be food, games, a cake walk and much more!!  It is going to be a great event for students and their families.  The flyer for the event is attached below.  We are still looking for volunteers (responsible teens or adults) to help on the day of the event.  If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/ go/60B0A4AADAD2AA02-fall    Thank you so much for all that you do!
Halloween Parade
We will once again be having a Halloween Parade this year! We anticipate the parade with start in the gym at approximately 1:30 pm on Friday, October 29. And for parents who cannot attend the parade, as we did last year, we will have students parade through the library for an online parade.
Reduced Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Because of labor shortages in Nutrition Services Departments across the Alpine School District, breakfast and lunch menus will be reduced to just one entrée, starting on Monday, September 27! School menus are posted on the Alpine School District website.
Printer Cartridge Recycle Program
Just a reminder that we have a box in our Staff Room where you can deposit your used computer ink cartridges. Place the cartridges in a plastic bag before bringing them to the school, and our school receives money through this recycle program.
Outside the Principal’s Office
I was once again in LaVell Edwards Stadium and watched BYU lose their first football game of the season on Saturday afternoon against Boise State in a mistake-filled game. The sour taste of the football game was washed away on Sunday as we were able to have a family gathering with four of our five children and their families. Our son and his wife from South Dakota were visiting Utah, so we were only missing our daughter and her family in Oregon, though they did join our family get together via FaceTime. The ongoing happiness and progress of family is certainly of much more meaning and long-lasting significance than a football game. Having said that, I will continue to root for my alma mater! Laura and I will be in attendance next week in Waco, Texas at the BYU/Baylor football game. Go Cougs!
Have a wonderful week and an enjoyable Fall Break, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary