Our February springlike weather has been replaced with a light snowfall. Though the warmer weather was nice, more moisture is always needed in the drought stricken western United States.
White Ribbon Week
During the three days of school that students have this week we will be focusing on internet and social media safety. On Thursday, the students will participate in an assembly put on by NetSmartz, a statewide organization that teaches students about digital safety. I have attached the first of eight parent newsletters that NetSmartz prepares on digital safety. I have also attached the letter from the PTA I sent out last week that outlines what is happening this week for White Ribbon Week.
Kindergarten Registration is March 1 – 25. Go to the Alpine Elementary website and the entire registration process can be completed online. Call our Main Office if you have any questions.
Last week, KSL News came to Alpine Elementary to do a feature on Ms. Elder’s third grade class and their focus on the recently concluded Winter Olympics. Here is the link if you didn’t see the broadcast last week. A gold medal effort by Ms. Elder and her students!
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, February 18. 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!
Brielle Anson- 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Cymry Beck- 2nd grade, Ms. Andersen
Rachel Christensen- 1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Georgiana Cvetko- 4th grade, Ms. Moore
Mabel Greer- 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Christian Jewkes- 1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Katielyn Kitchell- 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Cora Mason – 1st grade, Ms. Johnson
Joseph Merrell- 5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Remi Muskat- Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Holland Pace- 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Bronwyn Peay- 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Zac Roberts- 6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Jacob Smith- 6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Finn Thompson- Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Outside the Principal’s Office
I was at the annual Elementary Principals’ Conference in St. George on February 17 and 18. Southern Utah, and particularly St. George, has lots of visitors over the President’s Day weekend. As we drove back to the Utah Valley on Friday, the southbound traffic on I-15 was at least double to what the northbound lanes had. On Thursday after the Conference sessions, Laura and I drove to Zion’s National Park to do a little hiking. Shuttle buses don’t start running until February 19, so vehicles are allowed on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. We hiked the trail leading to the Virgin River where The Narrows Hike in the river starts, and there were a few people in the river hiking The Narrows. We asked those coming out of the river if they got cold, and we were told that the Gore-Tex shoes and waders kept them plenty warm. On a pleasant day in February, it was nice to not have to deal with the large crowds of people that are in the park in the summer months. We have hiked The Narrows before, but will return for a February hike in the Virgin River, with far fewer people in the park.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal