Veterans Day, November 11
We are grateful to veterans, both current and past, for their service to our country. My father is a Korean War veteran and father-in-law a World War 2 veteran. And though they both have passed on, it is a privilege each year to honor them and all veterans.
“The U.S. Military is us. There is no truer representation of a country than the people that is sends into the field to fight for it. The people who wear our uniform and carry our rifles into combat are our kids, and our job is to support them, because they are protecting us.” ~Tom Clancy
- Skate Night this Tuesday – Join our school this Tuesday night, November 9, 4:30 to 9:00 pm at Classic Skate in Orem for a skate night! Admission is free! (Skate rentals not included.)
- Spirit Night – Anytime on November 16 at Yummy Ice Cream Emporium in Highland! 25% of that day’s proceeds will go to our school! If you haven’t been to Yummy yet, it serves delicious ice cream and is such a fun new ice cream parlor!
- 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. Contact Dana Fong 385-770-0897 with any questions. If you would be interested in helping with this amazing program, please sign up here.
- Reflections Awards Lunch – On November 15 at 11:40 am, there will be an Awards Lunch in the library for all the students who participated in Reflections.
Coin Drive November 15 – 19
Next week, November 15 – 19, we are excited to participate in our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive! This year will be Alpine Elementary’s 11th year helping provide meals for children at our sister school in Nairobi, Kenya. More than 650 students attend Candlelight School, and nearly all of them are orphans or children living on the streets. They receive their only meal of the day at school. Our Coin Drive donations directly fund their lunch program for the year. See the attachments to learn more about the Candlelight School.
I have attached a photo of a Prodigy scooter that has gone missing at the school. If you have seen or know where this scooter is, please contact the school.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, November 5. 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!
Arianna Anderson-3rd grade, Mrs. Duke
Anna Buchanan-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Elias Casey-2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Chase Christensen-5th grade, Ms. Dale
Savannah Clawson-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Skylee Gunn-5th grade, Mr. Horan
Conley Hughes-2nd grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Kimball Hunter-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Deacon Joseph-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
James Leininger-4th grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Lilah McConnon-6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
McKenzie Perez-1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Lucy Taylor-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Kaere Winitana-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Abigail Woodbury-5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Outside the Principal’s Office
We had another gorgeous Fall weekend! It was the opportune time to rake leaves. I don’t know about you, but I experience a great feeling of accomplishment when I spend several hours raking leaves and seeing the lush green grass as the aftermath. However, autumn leaves continue to fall from trees, so there is more work to do next weekend. A metaphor for life? The events in our lives never remain neat and orderly. There is always more work to do!
I enjoyed a beautiful bike ride up to South Fork on Saturday morning. A magnificent fall day with several wild turkeys, feeding in nearby fields, checking me out as I pedaled away!
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal