Next week, April 4 – 8, is Spring Break. We hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has a Spring Break filled with family time, fun and relaxation, but please be safe in whatever you will be doing!
Lost and Found
Once again, our Lost and Found is overflowing, as you can see from the attached photo. We encourage students daily to check the Lost and Found for their personal items. Parents, please come into the school this week and see if your student or students have items in the Lost and Found. Any items not picked up this week will be bagged up during Spring Break and placed in storage until the end of the school year.
Battle of the Books
Our 6th grade Battle of the Books team, The Book Busters, which included team members Lexie Orgill, Mollie Otis, Lucy Taylor, Joy Hung and Helen Mains represented Alpine Elementary in the District Battle of the Books Competition on March 26 at AFJHS in an exemplary fashion! Out of the more than 35 teams competing, The Book Busters, finished in the top four teams! We will find out sometime this week whether they finished 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. The girls were amazing, and in the competitive rounds I watched, there was only one question they didn’t know the answer to. We are so grateful to our Librarian, Paula Ruesch, for all she does to make Battle of the Books a reality at Alpine Elementary! We had over 225 3rd – 6th graders participate in Battle of the Books this year!
State of Utah Program
Our fourth graders did an excellent job in their State of Utah Program on March 24. We are grateful to the fourth-grade teachers and a special shout out to our Music Teacher, Melinda Hunt, for all of the time and effort that went into the program preparation. I had one parent, who recently moved to Utah, come up to me after the parent performance, telling me how much she enjoyed the program, and how some of the songs brought tears to her eyes.
We are grateful to anyone who made contributions to our Diaper Drive for Ukrainian refugees. As you can see from the attached photo, our Alpine Elementary Community was very generous with their donations. We appreciate all that parent volunteer, Chelsea Hertig, did to organize the Diaper Drive.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, March 25. 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!
Carter Clark-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Mia Crump-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Hank Gillespie-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Ellie Greenwood-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Claire Hamilton-6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Dawson Joseph-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Millie Lanham-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Ella Muskat-6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Isla Rose Parcell-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Sam Petty-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Wyatt Prasad-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Isobel Spencer-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Julian Stanley-6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Elle Weichers-5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Caleb Whetten-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Anna Willis-4th grade, Ms. Moore
Outside the Principal’s Office
What a beautiful Spring weekend we just experienced! Because of a recent medical procedure, I couldn’t exercise for a week, so it felt good to be back on my bike Saturday morning before watching our students compete in the District Battle of the Books competition. There were lots of people biking, running or walking on the Murdock Trail. And biking up to the top of Suncrest was the both energizing and beautiful. The panoramic view of the Utah Valley, better seen on the descent, always makes me grateful to live in such a beautiful place in the world.
Have a great week, a wonderful Spring Break, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District