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Eagle News 4/18/2022

By April 25, 2022Newsletters
“One and Done” Fundraiser
It is “One and Done” week! We call our fundraiser “One and Done” because it is only a five-day, one school week fundraising effort. Our goal is to raise $15,000 this week so we can purchase Chromebooks for our students. A student Chromebook only has a five-year life span as supported by the Alpine School District Technology Department; consequently, we have 200 Chromebooks that students are currently using that will be retired in June 2022. A Dell Touchscreen Chromebook costs $304.00 to purchase. We know we won’t be able to replace all 200 Chromebooks that are being retired, but we hope to purchase 1-2 new classroom sets of devices that our students can use next year.
You can make online donations by clicking on this Success Fund link. SuccessFund does attach an administrative fee, so you can subtract that fee from what you want to donate, or pay the additional fee. Please use this link and not the Donate tab on our school website.
You can also send checks (made out to Alpine Elementary) or cash with our child to school. Please place cash or checks in an envelope that your child can give to her/his teacher.
The Alpine Elementary Community has always been so kind and generous for worthy causes, as was the case in November when we raised $20,000 for our sister school, the Candlelight School, in Nairobi, Kenya. We thank you for any donations you can make to bolster the technology resources that our students will use!
Staffing Changes
There have been some changes in recent days in next year’s staffing assignments:
  • 4th grade Chinese English Partner Teacher, Mrs. Vipperman, has made the decision to retire at the end of this school year.
  • Movement Teacher, Mrs. Tanner, will be working full-time next year as a Beverly Taylor Sorenson Grant Art Teacher. Half-time at Alpine Elementary and half-time at Forbes Elementary in American Fork.
  • We will be hiring a half-time Visual Arts teacher who will be teaching in the classroom next to our Music classroom.
  • Because of fewer Special Education students, we are losing Mrs Tilton as a half-time Resource Teacher, and Mrs. Davies will serve all of our Resource K – 6 students next year. Mrs. Tilton will be working half-time at Highland Elementary and half-time at Manila Elementary in the 2022 – 2023 school year.
  • 6th grade teacher, Mrs. Hill, will be moving to Cherry Hill Elementary in Orem and working as an Instructional Coach.
  • Next year’s principal, Mr. Finlayson, has recently hired a Computer Lab teacher to replace Mrs. Clement who will be teaching a 2nd grade class next year. With the staffing changes announced above, Mr. Finlayson now needs to hire a 4th grade teacher, 6th grade teacher, and a Visual Arts teacher.
Teacher Requests
Parents will be able to make teacher requests. I will be sending out the teacher request information later this week.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, April 15. 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!
Russell Adams-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Will Gifford-6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Jackson Gifford-2nd grade, Ms. Andersen
Jacob Manke-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Kimber Mason-5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Watson Mathis-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Claire Owens-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Kennedy Rodman-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Claire Sampson-2nd grade, Ms. Andersen
Ryder Sterzer- Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Vivian Swalberg-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Sydney Turner-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Jack Womble-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Beatrix Wood-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Willa Yeck-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Outside the Principal’s Office
I hope you all had a joyous Easter holiday! The weather cooperated on Saturday, allowing me to get in a 45-mile bike ride in the Northern Utah Valley. And on Sunday, we had our three children who live along the Wasatch Front and 11 grandchildren in our home. The kids had a fun Easter egg hunt. Watching the grandchildren search for eggs in our yard, it is obvious it is time to mow the lawn and pull some weeds. Spring has sprung!
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
Alpine School District