Final Week of School
Can you believe we only have three and a half days left in the school year? Students will be involved in many end-of-year activities in their classes this week. Thursday, May 26 will be a shortened day and students will be dismissed from school at 10:35 am.
Mrs. Aitchison’s kindergarten class will have their graduation at 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 24. Mrs. Malone’s morning and afternoon classes will have their graduation ceremony at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 25. Both graduation ceremonies will take place in the kindergarten classroom.
We will be having an Awards Assembly, May 24, 2:15 – 3:15 pm in the gym. We will inform parents who have students who will be recognized at the assembly.
Summer Library Hours
The library will be open on Tuesdays 10:00 am – noon on the following summer dates:
June 7, 21, 28
July 19, 26
Summer Office Hours
The main office at Alpine Elementary will be open in June and July on Tuesdays, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm.
Sleeping on the School Roof
Because of the generosity of the Alpine Elementary Community, we raised $18,000 in our “One and Done Fundraiser” in April. That money will be used to purchase new Chromebooks for students. Consequently, Mr. Perdue needs to follow through on his promise to students and sleep on the school roof. I will be on the roof in a tent after school on Wednesday, May 25, and will be there when the students arrive for their final day of school on Thursday, May 26. And yes, I will be on the roof all night!
Chinese Summer Camp
This is a link to a Chinese Summer Camp that is not associated with Alpine Elementary or the Alpine School District, but is being offered by a lady named Su Ma Ma. Please direct all questions to her.
Outside of the Principal’s Office
I write parents my final “Outside of the Principal’s Office” in the Eagle News as the time has come to retire and leave the principal’s office after a 38-year career as an educator, 30 years in Oregon, and eight at Alpine Elementary. Many people have asked me how I am feeling as I enter the final week of my professional career. The answer is I am very content, feeling like the time is right to hand Alpine Elementary off to new leadership, next year’s principal, Mr. Finlayson. All of the important student achievement metrics indicate that Alpine Elementary is providing students a high-quality education. We have a dedicated staff who will continue to help all students achieve to their fullest potential.
What a joy and privilege it has been to serve as the principal at Alpine Elementary for the past eight years! I thank the Alpine Elementary Community parents for all of your support as the most effective schools have a strong partnership between parents and school staff. I truly appreciate all the words of kindness and appreciation that have been directed my way since I announced my decision to retire. Whether it be our annual Candlelight School Fundraiser or our recently completed “One and Done Fundraiser”, I have seen time and time again the generosity of the Alpine Elementary Community to do not only what is best for our students but also less fortunate students on the other side of the world. I loved my 30-year educational career in Oregon, but the eight years I have been at Alpine Elementary have been the perfect capstone to my professional journey.
I feel extremely blessed to begin the next chapter of my life with my best friend and forever partner, my beautiful wife, Laura. And so begins our new adventures!
I have fond memories of my time spent at Alpine Elementary, and I will forever say, “It is a great day to be an Eagle!”
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District