There has been a recent resurgence in the number of students and adults who are contracting the COVID-19 virus or the Omicron variant. Alpine Elementary follows all state and local pandemic prevention guidelines. The Alpine School District works closely with the Utah County Health Department to determine how to ensure a safe learning environment for students and safe working conditions for faculty. There are currently no changes in Alpine Elementary safety protocols, but you will be informed if more rigorous protocols are deemed necessary by the State of Utah, the Utah County Health Department and the ASD.
We are in need of a new crossing guard before and after school. Our crossing guard is employed by the Lone Peak Police Department. If you are interested in applying for the job, here is the link. Direct any questions to Jessica Scholle at the Lone Peak Police Department. The job pays $13.25 an hour.
Spirit Night Thursday, January 13th at FIIZ – This Thursday, ALL DAY, stop by FIIZ in Highland for a drink! FIIZ will donate 10% of the entire day’s total to our PTA! So tell your friends/family to stop by FIIZ in Highland this Thursday!
First Grade Chinese Immersion Application
Kindergarten parents interested in applying to the first grade Chinese Immersion Program can go to the Alpine Elementary website and find both the application and an orientation video that replaces the orientation meeting we have had in previous years. Applications are due January 31.
Preschool registration is approaching January 19th at 10:00am. Attached are the fliers for Preschool Open Enrollment.
Students of the Week
Benson Anderson-3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Banks Anderson-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Jaxton Bennett-6th grade, Mrs. Hill
Hudson Bruce-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Jamison Bruce-5th grade, Ms. Dale
Ivy Christensen-Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Carter Clegg-2nd grade, Mrs. Orgill
Lily Goodwin-6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Clark Greer-1st grade, Mrs. Bailey
Millie Johnson-5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Daisy McConnon-1st grade, Mrs Bailey
Vaughn Nash-4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Annabelle Rodman-1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Miles Taylor-4th grade, Ms. Moore
Outside the Principal’s Office
It is basketball season in our family. Three grandsons, ages 8 – 14, had games on Saturday, and then Laura and I completed the day by going to the Marriott Center and watching the BYU men’s basketball team prevail over St. Mary’s. And the sunny though cold weather permitted a morning bike ride.
Speaking of basketball, did you see the video that went viral over the Holiday Break?
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, otherwise known as Ms. Fitz, decided to make a deal with her third-grade class at Holy Trinity School in Washington D.C. The deal was if she made a full-court shot on the school’s basketball court, she would reward the class with a hot chocolate party. Receiving the ball from a student in a lion costume and hitting a half-court shot, followed by the reaction of Ms. Fitz’s students. Is there anything better than spontaneous student joy?
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District