Monday, May 2 is Acadience Reading Assessment Day for our K – 3 graders. This will be the third Acadience diagnostic assessment for our students as student basic foundational reading skills are measured for the final time in the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Our 5th graders practice for Hope of America today at the Marriott Center. The parent Hope of America Program will be May, 3, 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Marriott Center.
This year, our 5th graders will not be staying overnight at Clear Creek. They will travel to and return from Clear Creek on May 5.
Our 6th graders will be having their Sixth Grade Dance, 1:15 – 3:15 pm, on Friday, May 6 in the gymnasium.
Staff Appreciation Week
The Alpine Elementary faculty was recognized and honored last week for Staff Appreciation Week. Food trucks, ongoing treats in the staff room, parent volunteers walking students to lunch so teachers could have a little extra break time, personalized cookies, staff drawings, a beautiful balloon arch, and a delicious lunch were just some of the ways our staff was recognized. There were multiple parent volunteers who helped last week, but special recognition needs to go to Mary Field for all she did to make our staff feel appreciated. Additionally, for the final time after many years of preparing and serving meals to our staff, we thank Cherie’s Kelly and her team for another incredible staff lunch. Every staff member at Alpine Elementary says a huge “thank you” to all that was done for staff last week. The Alpine Elementary Community truly made the entire staff feel honored and appreciated!
We are sad to soon be saying goodbye to Mr. Perdue, Mrs. Vipperman, and Mrs. Keller, 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 the end of day next Friday, May 6th.
An Open House will be held for Mr. Perdue, May 18, 3:30 – 4:30 pm in the school gym.
Outside the Principal’s Office
Last week, I shared the joyous news of our 15th grandchild being born to our son and his wife after five years of trying to start a family.
This week, a medical procedure made the past seven days not so fun. Full knee replacement surgery, rehab and recovery, ain’t for wimps! According to the doctor, the surgery on April 25 went well, but the reality of a full-knee replacement is your entire leg is cut open so that the worn-out natural knee can be removed and an artificial knee can be inserted. The trauma to the entire leg is significant, resulting in bruising from toes to hip. Post-surgery pain, lack of sleep, leg swelling, painful rehab exercises and constipation are all post-surgical realities. A painful grind, but a necessary process that will in a coming day be worth the effort. I’m at work today, but it is already clear that I will only be able to work a partial day.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine School District