Alpine Elementary News
Thank you to all the parents who met either online or in-person with teachers in conferences last week. And we appreciate the very long work days, 8:30 am – 7:00 pm, that the teachers put in on February 10 and 11!
Online Book Fair
Our incredible Librarian, Paula Ruesch, sends the following message about the February 1 – 14 online Book Fair:
We’re excited to celebrate the love of reading with our students in February! We hope you’ll join us by reading with your student and helping them complete the fun reading bingo activity they’ll be bringing home this week (also attached to this email). Students who return their bingo card to the library before February 20th will receive a prize.
We also hope you’ll support our Online Book Fair, February 1 – 14.
Here’s the link to shop the book fair:
Feel free to share this link with grandparents, since we are unable to have our annual Grandparents Day this year. Thanks so much for your support, and remember that every dollar you spend will benefit our school directly (25% back in rewards!).
Chinese Lantern Festival
We are so excited to host Alpine Elementary’s Second Annual Chinese Lantern Festival, coming up the week of February 22. This year’s Festival will look a little different, but we have created a fun lineup of activities that we believe all students will enjoy. All students (not just those in Chinese Immersion) should have brought home a flyer last week with details to make the lanterns. Lanterns will be due back to their classrooms by Feb. 19th. The lanterns will be hung the morning of Feb. 22nd and students will take a tour of the lanterns by individual classes.
The Chinese Lantern Festival will kick off with the Chinese Immersion classes performing their Chinese New Year concert, only this time the classes will be recorded and links will be sent out for viewing. The entire week will be filled with fun Chinese New Year activities in individual classes, as well as in our specialty classes.
We are still looking for parent volunteers who would be willing to come to the school Monday, February 22 to help hang lanterns, and also those who would be willing to help take down the lanterns the afternoon of February 24. Please contact Suzanne Campbell at 801-635-7899 to help. And just like last year, the class with the most lanterns turned in wins a pizza party! Happy Chinese New Year everybody!
School Community Council
The Alpine Elementary School Community Council will be meeting in an online meeting February 11, 9:30 – 10:30 am.
We would like to thank everyone who helped us have such a successful PTA membership drive. We feel so blessed to have amazing parents here at Alpine Elementary. We are grateful for your support!
We have a few activities and programs coming up that we would love to have some extra help with. Check out the link below and see if there is something you could help with!
Also, please consider being on the PTA Board next year. It is a great way to get involved by serving our kids and teachers, and your child will benefit! It really makes a difference! You will know what is going on in the school, you can bring all your ideas and be a part of the solution. You can meet other parents and create lifelong friends, and we have so much fun while helping out! This is such a great way to serve your community and your kids. It doesn’t matter if you have lived here for years, or are new to our community, WE NEED YOU!! Please consider being on the board next year. We have quite a few vacancies that we need to fill, and if you are not quite sure, please reach out. We can answer any question you may have. Laralee Proctor 385-225-0657 or Ammie Gillespie 801-472-4323. Bring a friend and be on the board together!
At the link below you will find activities you can sign up to help with and a place to sign up to be on the board. Thank you!
Students of the Week
The following students were recognized as Students of the Week on Friday, February 5. 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!
Max Barclay– 3rd grade, Ms. Chen
Alivia Barnes– 5th grade, Mrs. Chang
Kaci Beagley– 2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Simone Bird– 5th grade, Mrs. Hill
Tyson Bruce– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Kevin Dilts– Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Tom Lacey– 2nd grade, Mrs. Andersen
Anders Lind– 4th grade, Ms. A. Moore
Calvin Lund– 3rd grade, Ms. Elder
Helen Mains– 5th grade, Mr. Horan
Tiger McCann– 6th grade, Mrs. Monson
Luke Nelson– 1st grade, Mrs. Chou
Maylia Ninow– 1st grade, Mrs. Faux
Anna Packer– 4th grade, Ms. Vipperman
Chloe Shepherd– 2nd grade, Mrs. Wallace
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Outside the Principal’s Office
We have two grandsons, first and third grade, who live in Eagle Mountain. Easton and Paxton have been home schooled since the beginning of the school year, but our daughter decided to send them back to Silver Lake Elementary last week. Both boys are above average academically, but our daughter wanted them to have more social interactions, so that’s why she wanted them back in the public school. Paxton, the third grader, had a smooth transition in returning to school. Easton, on the other hand, struggled in his first week of school, telling his mother that “school is stupid, I hate school, I’m smarter than the other kids, the other kids are gross because they eat with their mouths open, and you can’t make me go to school.” Each day was a struggle to get him into the school as he threw tantrums, and on Wednesday, he refused to get out of the car and walk into the school. After pleading with Easton for 30-minutes to go into the school, Darcee finally took him home and told him he was confined to his room until his brother got home from school. Easton stayed in his room all day without complaint, reading books and playing with any toys he had in his bedroom. On Thursday, he made the choice to return to school, explaining to his mother that he didn’t want to go to the school the previous day because he had had a dream and the dream “took me over.” With no dream takeovers, Thursday and Friday were good school days for Easton!
We appreciate all that parents are during this pandemic to provide educational opportunities for their children, whether that be sending your students to school or engaging in online learning at home.
Have a wonderful week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal