Alpine Elementary News
Our PTA has planned a great Internet Safety Week (formerly known as White Ribbon Week) for students and staff. We are excited to have well-known motivational speaker, Hank Smith, speak to our students about the importance of kindness on Tuesday. And we will have two NetSmartz assemblies on Wednesday. I have attached the Internet Safety Week plan that our PTA has developed, which includes some At-Home Challenges for students and parents.
We have reached 400,000 minutes in our Million Minute Reading Marathon! Click Here to Log your reading minutes! If you would prefer a paper copy to enter minutes, your child can get one in the library from Mrs. Ruesch. Keep reading!
The online application process for the first grade Chinese Immersion Program is now open and applications will be accepted until February 28. Here is the link: https://forms.gle/vKuYYrFf5KGrqFWv7
If you will have a kindergartner for the 2020 – 2021 school year, we encourage you to register your student the first week of March. Kindergarten Registration materials will be available in our Main Office beginning March 1.
If you haven’t already heard, April 6 will be the day that we make-up the February 3 Snow Day.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating what we call the 6 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and character.
Eliana Batchelor–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Tate Beal–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Aiden Cluff–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Juan Amor Garcia–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Olivia Heise–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Dallin Layton–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Maverick Mantz–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Austin Nielsen–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lexie Orgill–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
James Riding–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Colin Spigarelli–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Jordan Struchen–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Jaxon Struchen–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Alton White–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Grady Zito–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Outside the Principal’s Office
After weeks of riding the stationary bike in the gym, it was nice to bike Snow Canyon near St. George last Thursday afternoon. As I was pedaling out of the park, and the steepest part of the ride, toward Highway 18, the road from St. George to Veyo, I heard someone behind me say, “To your left.” And two gentlemen, I’m guessing in their 70’s, easily passed me as they were “pedaling” their electric bikes up the steep incline. A bit of a blow to my pride, but not enough that I want to trade in my road bike for an electric bike.
I debated internally whether to share the following, but I imagine the news will eventually get out somehow. At the statewide Utah Association of Elementary School Principals (UAESP) Conference that I attended in St. George last week, I was recognized as the state of Utah Elementary Principal Mentor of the Year. To be voted by my elementary principal peers as the school district honoree was recognition enough for me, but to win the statewide award was very humbling and unexpected.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal