We have had enough kindergarten registrations to receive the necessary staffing from the Alpine School District to return to three sections of kindergarten for the 2022 – 2023 school year! Mrs. Aitchison and Mrs. Malone will each teach a morning section of kindergarten and Mrs. Malone will also teach an afternoon kindergarten class. Mrs. Malone’s magnanimous gesture of being willing to reduce her teaching hours to half-time to be able to continue to work and collaborate with Mrs. Aitchison is one of the more selfless gestures from a teacher I have seen in my career, but that teaching schedule won’t be necessary. And now, thankfully, we will return to our historical level of having three kindergarten classes at Alpine Elementary.
Springtime in Paris Dance
Thank you to all parents and staff members who helped with the 6th grade dance, Springtime in Paris, on May 6. Our 6th graders looked awesome in their fine attire and had fun at the dance.
- Well Wishes to Our Retiring Faculty – We are sad to soon be saying goodbye to Mr. Perdue, Mrs. Vipperman, Mrs. Keller, Whitney Wilson, our kitchen manager, and Shirleen Jenks, Nutrition Services worker, who will all be retiring at the end of this school year. If you choose to do so, we’d love to collect as many well wishes for them as possible! Here is a link to a simple Google Form where you can submit a message for them to read, including perhaps one of your favorite memories or even a picture. We will compile your thoughts and present them to these wonderful individuals at the end of the year! Please submit your thoughts by this Friday, May 13th.
- Year End School Carnival – We are so excited to host the end-of-the-year school carnival next Monday, May 16th, from 4 to 8 pm at the school! Come have fun as a family and enjoy dinner and treats from the many food trucks that will be there (Waffle Love, Cupbop, Kona Ice, and so many more!).
Sorenson Legacy Award Winner
On Friday night, Laura and I had the privilege of joining with our Movement Teacher, Angela Tanner, and her husband, Dave, at the Sorension Legacy Awards Dinner at the University Parkway Hotel in Salt Lake City, where Mrs. Tanner was recognized as the state of Utah 2021 Elementary Dance/Movement Teacher of the Year! Mrs. Tanner was one of many Beverly Taylor Sorenson arts teachers from the state of Utah who received recognitions for their outstanding arts instruction to the students with whom they work. Congratulations, Mrs. Tanner!
All library books are due this week! Books can be paid for on MySchoolFees.com or here at the school. Students with all their books returned can win prizes at the Buy One Get One Free book fair during their library time this week. Parents are welcome to contact me if they have any questions.
Buy One Get One Free Book Fair Hours
Monday 12:00 – 4:00 pm
Tues-Thurs 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Friday 8:45 am – 1:00 pm
We will be having an Awards Assembly, May 24, 2:15 – 3:15 pm. We will inform parents who have students who will be recognized at the assembly.
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, May 6. 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!
Spencer Bergquist-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Bryce Bird-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Kai Campbell-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Max Dominguez-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Benson Elder-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Sydney Hogge-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Daniel Mellor-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Cache Owens-5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Jane Rasmussen-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Phoenix Reinwand-3rd grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Rachel Schmidt-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Quail Smith-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Colin Spigarelli-5th grade, Mrs. Menssen
Monte Wood-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Rory Zito-Kindergarten, Mrs. Malone
Outside of the Principal’s Office
One of the unexpected advantages of recovering from my knee replacement surgery on April 25 is that I am not able to do any yard work in my compromised health condition. I am fortunate to have a wife who is picking up yard maintenance, in addition to everything else she is doing for her essentially helpless husband while he recovers from his knee surgery.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District