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Eagle News 1/13/2020

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I assume many of you, like me, woke up on Sunday with snow that needed to be removed from driveways and sidewalks. Though I shovel or snowblow most of the snow at our house, my sweet wife is always the first to shovel snow from the handicapped access sidewalk and home entry for a wheelchair bound couple that live across the street. For forty years, I have never had to look very far to see and feel what selfless service looks and feels like.
The Alpine Elementary School Community Council will be meeting 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, January 16 in our Conference Room. All parents are welcome to attend. The agenda is attached.
We’re so excited to be partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre for a fifth year! This year’s musical is Jack and the Beanstalk. Rehearsals will be happening Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st, with performances on January 31st & Feb. 1st. If your child would like to participate, an application needs to be turned in by Friday, January 17. Use this online form. Any questions can be directed to Bianca Collings [email protected], or Erin Stanley: [email protected].
We are so excited to be hosting our first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23rd, to welcome in the Chinese New Year! For the Festival, students throughout the school (not just Chinese immersion students) will be asked to make a Chinese lantern. In fact, students should be taking home instructions for the lanterns today, and will be asked to turn them into their teachers by the morning of the event. The class that turns in the most lanterns will win a pizza party! In case you’d like to look at some examples of lanterns, here are links to a few (example 1example 2example 3example 4). We hope your child gets creative and has fun with this!
Here is a schedule of the Chinese Lantern Festival for Jan. 23rd:
5:30 – Chinese immersion students asked to arrive to prepare for Chinese New Year concert.
5:45 – 6:30 – Chinese New Year concert.
6:30 – 7:30 – Chinese Lantern walk and Chinese cultural activities and games.
The BOX TOPS contest for December is over, and the winning class for December is Ms. Vipperman’s class with a total of 129 box tops.  Our total for the month was $52.00, bringing our grand total to $521.40! January’s contest has already begun!  Please turn in your box tops by January 31st, before 230pm as they will be collected at that time. Thanks Daylight Donuts in Alpine for generously donating treats again this year!  Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc  65 years of yumminess.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Caleb Ashton–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Boston Belnap–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Decker Berglund–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Avri Davidson–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Jack Gifford–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Lucy Hadlock–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Ezme Hoard–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aichison
Mackenzie Jones–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Cache Larsen–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Jared Olsen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Saylor Reeve–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Danie Reynolds–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Milo Thompson–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Lindsey Tomkinson–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Charley Watts–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 1/6/2020

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! It is going to be a great year for Alpine Elementary and our students! I hope that you all have had a terrific start to a new decade and a new year. Thank you so much for all of the generous gifts that came my way prior to the holiday break! All of the sweets and other gifts were very much appreciated by my family during our holiday gathering.
Laura and I were fortunate to have all five of our children, their spouses, 13 grandchildren and Zoe, a 70-pound Goldendoodle, in our home for a week. It is amazing how much food that many people can consume, not to mention the amount of garbage produced, and the general messiness and upheaval in the household, a fact that an individual (me) with some OCD tendencies has to learn to live with while smiling and enjoying the associated family chaos. There was lots of laughter, some tears, but mostly an abiding gratefulness and appreciation for the love of family.
The Alpine Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration will be on January 23rd from 5:45-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun, cultural event for ALL families, not just those with students in the Immersion program.
We’re so excited to be partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre for a fifth year! This year’s musical is Jack and the Beanstalk. Rehearsals will be happening Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st, with performances on January 31st and February 1st. If your child would like to participate, fill out this form.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
   •We have roles for 60 children actors and 4 assistant stage directors.
   •Grades 1-6 are invited to apply.
   •Participants are selected by lottery, fill out this form to be considered.  Please fill out a separate form for each child participating.
   •The form to apply will be open until Friday, January 17th at 3:30pm. No late registrations will be accepted.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SELECTED
   •You will receive an acceptance letter by January 14th.
   •Fee to participate is $50, (includes 2 free tickets). Details about how to pay will be sent with your acceptance email.
   •A parent will be expected to volunteer for 1-2 hours during the rehearsal and performance week.
   •Rehearsals take place January 27th-January 31st for 2-4 hours after school. Attendance is mandatory.
   •Performances are at Timberline Middle School Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
Missoula Children’s Theatre is a world-renowned children’s theatre company that has been bringing theatre arts to schools all over the world for 20 years. Their mission is to foster creativity and enhance innate capabilities in individuals all over the world by providing access to community-driven performing arts experiences. They send out 2 directors for a week long residency, resulting in a one-hour, full scale musical. They provide scripts, music, sets, costumes, props, instruction and direction. We provide actors, space and parent volunteers who help to make the performances happen!
QUESTIONS? contact Bianca Collings: [email protected], or Erin Stanley: [email protected]
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Cymry Beck–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Breann Bennett–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Bella Bruni–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Taymon Bruni–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Brody Burr–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lainey Condie–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Cooper Finlayson–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Will Hansen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Jacob Johnson–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Maren Kofford–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Addie Lind–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Johnny Lloyd–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
David Mercado–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Nathanael Smith–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Grace Wright–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 12/16/2019

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My wife Laura and I have enjoyed the multiple entertainment options available to us since moving to the Utah Valley six years ago. On Friday night, we had the opportunity to watch the highly entertaining “Seussical” at the Hale Centre Theater. In Redmond, Oregon where we lived for 27 years and raised our family, the big event of the year was the Deschutes County Fair in August,  a fun family experience, but the DCF certainly pales in comparison to all the entertainment choices we have here,  although I was disappointed that there were no deep fried Elephant Ears, a Deschutes County Fair favorite, at the Hale Centre Theater.
Our Christmas Sing will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Each grade level, starting with our preschoolers and ending with our sixth graders, will sing two songs, and then return to class. We are grateful for the time and effort that our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, has put forth to prepare our students for the Christmas Sing.
Last week, directed by Mrs. Hunt, the Alpine Eagle Choir performed three times. The talent that the students at Alpine Elementary have never ceases to amaze me. All of the choir performances, including performing at the historical venue at Assembly Hall on Temple Square, were outstanding. Thank you Alpine Eagle Choir and Mrs. Hunt!
Our third graders will have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to work with students from Timberline Middle School and build some wooden toy cars. And on Thursday, our 6th graders will be taking a field trip to the Aquarium.
Friday, December 20 will be a Minimal Day, and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
At the end of this week everything that is currently in the Lost and Found will be bagged up and put into storage. Please take the opportunity to come to the school and see if your child has any items in our Lost and Found.
Mrs. Faux’s class won November contest… We really need to give them a run for their money! So treats were bought for a second place winner and that is Mrs. Johnson’s class! Thanks to Sun Haven tanning located in Pleasant Grove For generously sponsoring November’s contest!
We also had a really slow month but every dollar counts! We collected $33.90 For November!
Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 230pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Eks Anderson–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Orry Barnes–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Scout Bolen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Ethan Chi–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Cook–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Nina De Groot–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mary Grace Hyer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Quinn Kelly–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
David Kono–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Anders Lind–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Xander McCune–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Bekah Owen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Claire Pack–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Emmy Smith–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Taj Young–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. May you each find time quality time with family and friends and reflect on what this time of the year means to you. And as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 12/9/2019

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You all received my phone message last week that our Music Teacher/Choir Director, Melinda Hunt, needed to have an emergency appendectomy requiring us to cancel Friday’s performance at the Festival of Trees. I am happy to report that Mrs. Hunt is home, and though still sore from the surgery, she plans on directing the choir tonight at Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City, and leading all of our students in their upcoming holiday programs. Our staff has had more than its share of unexpected heath issues this school year. We are hoping that 2020 brings improved health for the Alpine Elementary staff.
The next two weeks will be full of holiday activities for your children, and teachers should be communicating with you about in-class activities and special events. Here are some events you might want to mark on your calendar:
December 9—5th/6th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:30 pm in library
December 9—Alpine Elementary Choir Performance at Assembly Hall in SLC, 5:30 am
December 10—Choir performs for students and staff in assembly, 2:15 pm in gym
December 11—Choir performs for parents, 7:00 pm in gym
December 12—5th graders go to Junior Achievement Biz Town in SLC, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
December 12—School Community Council Meeting, 9:30 am in Conference Room, any parent can attend (Agenda attached)
December 13—2nd grade Traditions Fair (teachers will communicate times)
December 16—3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:00 pm in library
December 18—3rd graders make toy cars with Timberline students, 9:00 – 11:00 am in gym
December 18—Pre-School – 6th grade parent Holiday Assembly, 1:15 pm in gym
December 19—6th grade field trip to Aquarium
December 20—Minimal Day, student dismissal at 12:35 pm
On the second Monday of every month our school has the opportunity to earn money when families eat at the Chick Fil-A in Lehi. So tonight, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, for all of you non-choir families, 20% of your Chick-Fil-A purchase will come back to Alpine Elementary.
For those of you who are interested in making application to the first grade Chinese Immersion program for the 2020 – 2021 school year, there will be an informational meeting at 6:00 pm in our library on January 22. Attendance is not required to make application to the program, but we will be able to answer any questions you might have about Chinese Immersion.
December box tops contest is here!  Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 2:30 pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Jane Adams–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Gus Balser–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Linden Bateman–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Sarah Buchanan–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Alex Christensen–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Carter Clegg–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Kolton Deveraux–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Simon Green–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Jessi Hansen–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Clark Hymas–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Maddox McEwan–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Claire Owens–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Franky Swalberg–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Aria VanVactor–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Bailee Zentner–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Have a. great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 12/3/2019

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I was a bit under the weather for 36-hours with some sort of flu bug, but I am back in the saddle today. I could blame my illness for non-participation in Cyber Monday, but even if I had been 100% healthy, cyber shopping is just not in my wheel house, though I do make a few online purchases throughout the year. Curse of being a Baby Boomer I guess. Old habits die hard.
I hope you all had an enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday with family and friends! Can you believe it is December and we will soon be turning the calendar on a new year?
Thanks again for your generous donations to our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive. The $10,410 we raised will buy a lot of beans and rice for the students in Nairobi. What a wonderful tradition and important part of the Alpine Elementary culture is our annual coin drive! Alice Afwai, Co-Director at the Candlelight School, sent the Alpine Elementary Community this message:
To the principal, parents children and all staff of Alpine elementary school. I take this opportunity to thank you for the love that you have shown to our children in Kenya candle light school. I lack words to express my joy for denial and sacrifice that you have saved your salary, savings and every dollar that you gave to feed the children at candlelight school. A child can afford a meal and smile in the class because of you. You have made a huge difference in the life of a child at candlelight school. We as candlelight family we are very grateful for our sister school Alpine elementary. Thank you very much for the love that you have shown through giving. The money will go for feeding the children. Thank you again to mr principal Perdue, teachers, cooks, children parents and all other staff of Alpine elementary school. Yours Alice
The Alpine Eagle Elementary Choir performs on Friday, December 6 at the Festival of Trees at the Mountain America Exposition Center in Sandy. The choir will leave the school at 9:15 am, perform at 12:15 pm and return to the school at 2:00 pm. Good luck Mrs. Hunt and choir members!
I have attached information about Battle of the Book Pizza parties, the December PTA newsletter and Advanced Learning Lab testing dates.
Have a. great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 11/25/2019

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Later this week most of us will gather with family and friends to eat a delicious meal and reflect on all that we are thankful for. And though I daily give thanks for all that I have been blessed with, this holiday season helps me to reflect on all that brings joy and meaning into my life: a faith that serves as my anchor and lodestar, a beautiful wife who is my best friend, five adult children and their spouses who are happy and healthy, 13 grandchildren, good health, and the opportunity to work at Alpine Elementary with a dedicated staff, kind and motivated students and supportive parents.
Our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive brings into clearer focus all that makes the Alpine Elementary Community so special, and for that reality, I am very grateful! In five days, we raised at least $10,410! I say “at least” because there is still money to be counted. Check out the past four-year Coin Drive contribution totals:
            2016 – 17      $7,500
            2017 – 18      $8,245
            2018 – 19      $9,170
            2019 – 20      $10,410
And once again, our Nutrition Services ladies, Whitney Wilson, Shirleen Jenks, Gina Lye and Tina Gast, modeled what it means to dig deep and generously give to a worthy cause. These ladies don’t give to be recognized, and I won’t embarrass them by giving you the total amount, but I will simply say these ladies gave a significant portion of the total amount contributed. Every year, Whitney Wilson tells me the Coin Drive Week is their favorite week of the year. Our Nutrition Services staff truly walk the talk!
I heard multiple Coin Drive stories that warm my heart and make me grateful for the students that attend our school. Kindergarten teacher, Colleen Aitchison, shares the following:
The kids were putting their coins in the can and I had one student bring 3 baggies full of coins and dollars. I said “Wow you sure brought a lot of coins today.” He told me that he brought all of his lemonade stand money from the summer so that the kids in Africa could have lunch.  
And on a post-it note in one of the coin cans, a little girl wrote:
Im giving all the Qurters In my bangk because it fells like the rite thing to do.
From the mouth of babes! I thank all of the Alpine Elementary Community for their generosity and for doing the right thing last week!
The month is almost over, so keep clipping those Box Tops for our November contest deadline, which is November 27th.  Treats are being generously donated by Sun Haven Tanning and Salon located at 238 E. State St. in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Check out their website: sunhaventan.us!  They have been voted #1 tanning salon in Utah for 3 years!  And they offer more than just tanning, they offer microblading, eyelash extensions and waxing services, also.  Just text the word “Start” to (801) 285-9210 and you will get a free tan!  Thanks, Sun Haven!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Leah Christensen–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Brooke Christoffersen–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Nolan Crawley–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Eliza Gooch–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Millie Greer–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Jaxon Larkin–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Madi Morris–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Lincoln Peay–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Emerson Reynolds–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Ella Turner–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mia Wallace–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Lexi Wing–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. Be safe in your travels, express love for those closest to you and give thanks for all that is yours!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 11/18/2019

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Elementary school students can sometimes try an educator’s patience with the things they say, do, or not do in the school setting. But if we look and listen, there are daily nuggets of joy and gratitude that students will bring into our lives. I recently experienced one of those moments when I was observing one of our teachers. Her students were seated in a circle on the carpet participating in a “Math Battle” where two students would stand up, receive a multiplication problem from the teacher, and the student who answered the math fact equation first and correctly continued standing to battle the next student who would stand to battle. In one battle, the student who had won several consecutive battles, barely beat with the correct answer another student. The student, a boy, lost the battle sat down a bit dejected, and a girl who was sitting in the circle opposite the boy, gave him two thumbs up, smiled brightly, and mouthed the words, “Good job!” The boy smiled. I’m sure feeling a little better about himself. The boy is a student who doesn’t always want to come to school and is trying to find his place in his grade level social circle. The little girl certainly doesn’t know all that the teacher and I know about the boy’s struggles, but she knew enough on that day to reach out to someone in need, and though the students in the room didn’t see it, there was a principal with a tear in his eye observing that simple act of kindness. On that day, in that classroom, during that learning activity, one little girl showed me, and more importantly a boy who needed some positive feedback, that there is love and kindness all around us if we take the time to simply notice. Our students can teach us all valuable life lessons if we will look, listen and feel!
And speaking of acts of kindness, the Alpine Elementary Community has the opportunity this week to participate in our annual Candlelight School Coin Drive! Each year we send our donations to the Candlelight School in Nairobi, Kenya and the money donated helps purchase rice and beans to feed the students. We ask any families that can help to donate.
Monday—Pennies
Tuesday—Nickels
Wednesday—Dimes
Thursday—Quarters
Friday—All types of money
Our community donated over 300 blankets during the two-week Blanket Drive!  Thank you for your kindness. There will be many homeless people along the Wasatch Front grateful for a blanket to keep them warm during the cold winter months. Once again, the Alpine Elementary Community demonstrates their willingness to help those in need.
The month is almost over, so keep clipping those Box Tops for our November contest deadline, which is November 27th.  Treats are being generously donated by Sun Haven Tanning and Salon located at 238 E. State St. in Pleasant Grove, Utah.  Check out their website: sunhaventan.us!  They have been voted #1 tanning salon in Utah for 3 years!  And they offer more than just tanning, they offer microblading, eyelash extensions and waxing servicesalso.  Just text the word “Start” to (801) 285-9210 and you will get a free tan!  Thanks, Sun Haven!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Hallie Alire–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Jordan Anderson–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Bria Basil–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Brady Beck–3rd Grade, Elder
Adrienne Bodily–4th Grade, A. Moore
Anna Rose Cox–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Elin DeGroot–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Ruby Jones–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Katie Kitchel–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Noah Larsen–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Collins Nelson–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Quincy Peper–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Daniel Snow–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Benson Wood–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Calvin Wood–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

11/11/2019

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A warm enough day in November to ride your bike up the Provo Canyon to Vivian Park is a not to be taken for granted, so I took advantage of that gift on Saturday morning. Laura and I capped the day off by taking two of our grandsons (see attached photos) to the BYU football game. The Cougs were victorious, but I don’t think the outcome of the game was particularly important to Paxton and Easton. They were much more interested in consuming large quantities of hotdogs, popcorn, soda, salted pretzels, and of course Cougar Tails. And let’s not forget arguing over who got to use the binoculars, which I don’t think either boy either really knew how to use and get into proper focus. But a fun time nonetheless.
Don’t miss the opportunity on Veterans Day to have a discussion with your students on why we celebrate our veterans, past and present. The armistice to end World War 1, “the war to end all wars”, was signed at the 11th hour on the 11th month. Sadly, our country has been involved in multiple wars since November 11, 1918, but I am certainly grateful for the service rendered by veterans both living and deceased to protect our country’s freedoms. My wife and I are proud of our fathers’ war time service in World War 2 and the Korean War. We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans that we can never fully repay.
One more week left in our Blanket Drive. It was gratifying to see the blanket donation box fill up every day last week. As of this morning, we have collected 102 blankets. Our goal is 700, so every donation helps. Here is the link to the updated Amazon Wish List page.  Hopefully, this makes it possible for more people to help.  Thank you for your generous support of this project and for helping others stay warm this winter.
Our school nurse, Paige Price, asked me to send out the attached flyer on General Precautions for the Gastrointestinal Virus.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Bronson Beck–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Jackson Bruce–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Caden Bybee–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Leah Clawson–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Bridger Cook–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Benson Elder–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Cambree Hegerhorst–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Nora Lee–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Tommy Lyon–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Timothy Merrell–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Sawyer Petersen–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Savana Smith–3rd Grade, Ms. M. Moore
Belle Spencer–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Peter Taylor–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Have a great week, thank a veteran for his or her service, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 11/4/2019

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Leftover Halloween candy, fall leaves removed from my lawn, all my favorite football teams victorious on Saturday, great participation in the Sunday School class I taught, and my cold is finally gone. Now that is a great weekend!
November has arrived! And sadly, at least in my opinion, the turning of the calendar means we are deluged with Christmas advertisements in all media forms weeks before sitting down for our Thanksgiving meals.
There will be a School Community Council meeting Thursday, November 7, 9:30 – 10:30 am in our Conference Room. The agenda is attached. All parents are welcome to attend.
All Alpine Elementary students who submitted Reflections Art entries will be recognized at our school Reflections Gala, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Thursday, November 7 in the gym. Unfortunately, there was some miscommunication about due dates, and not all entries were judged in time to proceed to the Council level; consequently, none of our students will have Reflection entries advancing to the Lone Peak Council level.
Alpine Elementary will be participating in a Blanket Drive for the homeless along the Wasatch Front, November 4 – 18. Soul Food USA, a non-profit organization, is working to help keep people warm and provide dignity for those experiencing homelessness. Timberline Middle School is also participating in this Blanket Drive.
Any blankets donated need to be new and adult size and can be of any color or design. Please no homemade or baby blankets. Blankets can still be in store packaging when put in the donation box that will be in front of our main office November 4 – 18.  On December 22, Soul Food USA will be handing out the donated blankets to the homeless at their Christmas Chili Party in Salt Lake City.  If you have questions, contact Tres Hatch, the Blanket Drive Coordinator, 801-953-4276,
It’s not too late to join the Lone Peak Youth Wrestling Program! We have started our practices but the season is just getting started. Our practices are on Monday and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:30 for the Advanced and 6-8th grade wrestlers and 5:30 to 6:30 for the Novice and through 5th grade wrestlers. Our practices are at the LPHS Wrestling Room near the trophy case at the south end of the school by the gymnasiums. Signups can be completed at the practices. For more information, you can visit the Lone Peak Wrestling webpage at  http://lonepeakwrestling.weebly.com/  or by emailing Coach Wallace at [email protected].  Go Knight Wrestling!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Sofia Allen–1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Arianna Anderson–1st grade, Mrs. Liston
Ethan Bowler–5th grade, Mrs. Padgett
Connor Campbell–1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Crew Gustafson–1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Anya Hansen–1st grade, Mrs. Liston
Cooper Higginson–6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Grant Howard–2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Ethan Lokey–6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Jacob Marion–1st grade, Mrs. Liston
Margaret Merrell–5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Malyssa Moore–6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Ella Packer–6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Eden Rasband–4th grade, Mrs. Keller
Brightyn Rodman–6th grade, Mrs. Reyes
Penny Turner–2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Tali Zito–6th grade, Ms. Kuo
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 10/28/2019

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On Saturday, I participated in a 100-mile bike race, the Tour de St. George. The 71-degree weather with little wind was perfect for a bike ride. I was able to meet my time goal and achieve a personal best for a Century Ride. Some may ask what enjoyment can anyone find in spending five hours and 55 minutes pedaling a bike on a small, hard seat. Like many of you who exercise, I find joy in painful personal physical challenges. As we rode our route, there were intermittent aid stations where you could refill water bottles and eat assorted snacks. My favorite stop was in Veyo where riders could eat slices of homemade apple or berry pie served by the Veyo Pie and Bakery.
We had another great Red Ribbon Week! We are so fortunate to have Andrew Young as one of our parents. The time and effort Andrew put forth in creating the four Red Ribbon Week videos was amazing and enhanced the learning experience for our students as they choose to make healthy lifestyle choices starting at a young age. It took me six takes to record my short appearance in the Friday video, so I can only imagine all that was required to create the professional-quality videos that Andrew produced. Andrew’s wife, Arica, who also helped with the video production, told me that Andrew spent some sleepless nights last week working on our videos, in addition to his full-time job responsibilities. Thank you Andrew Young! We are also grateful to all that our PTA did to help with Red Ribbon Week.
Thursday is of course Halloween. Please remember to not send your students to school with masks or replicas of weapons. Our Halloween Parade should be entering the gym between 1:30 – 1:40 pm, but you can come after we have our cafeteria/gym cleaned up from lunch at 1:00 pm.
I’ve attached a flyer for the Alpine City Halloween celebration tonight, October 28.
I know many of you have older students who attend Lone Peak High School. Friday’s lockdown at LPHS, though initiated by a miscommunication, had to be a frightening experience for students, parents and staff. The opportunity law enforcement agencies had to respond to the perceived threat will help to keep students safe in the future. This link gives an overview of Friday’s events. https://www.deseret.com/utah/2019/10/25/20932630/lone-peak-high-highland-utah-lockdown-alpine
If your students are riding bikes to school, please have them lock their bikes in one of our bike racks. We have had several bikes taken from the school in recent weeks. Some we have found in Creekside Park, others are still missing.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Addie Armstrong–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Annie Clarke–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Annabelle Collins–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Gwen Domike–4th Grade, Ms. A. Moore
Anna Jane Willis–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Owen Layton–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Watson Mathis–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Camryn Melvin–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Eleanor Oldroyd–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Kennedy Rodman–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Logan Rogerson–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Hawk Rosenvall–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Lindsey Tomkinson–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Audrey Walker–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Marshall White–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Have a spooktacular week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal