Eagle News 10/8/2018

As I was biking up to Tibble Fork Reservoir on Saturday in between what for me and my family are important meetings we watch on television at this time of the year, the beauty of American Fork Canyon provided the backdrop for the opportunity to reflect on all that I have to be thankful for.
Life is about finding a balance in our lives that enables us to find what truly brings us joy. I was in Lavell Edwards Stadium Friday night and witnessed another dismal performance by the BYU football team as they were dominated by the Utah State Aggies. Congratulations to any Aggie fans out there! And then on Saturday, I was happy to learn, and perhaps you share this same sentiment, that starting in January I will only be going to church on Sundays for two-hours, not three! A disappointing football performance by my alma mater versus a gift of time on Sunday as we start the new year. On balance, that is a reason to celebrate for me and my family!
Thank you to all the parents who came to school last week to meet with your students’ teachers. One of our most important responsibilities is to communicate to parents about the progress students are making in the knowledge, skills and dispositions that teachers have determined are the key indicators for success at Alpine Elementary.
Our faculty is grateful to the parent volunteers who helped at our Enchanted Book Fair and those who helped prepare and serve the delicious meal that was provided to staff on Thursday.
Picture Retakes will take place on Friday, October 12. Contact the office if you have any questions.
All Reflections Art Competition entries need to be submitted by October 12. The attached flyers can be used to enter the competition. Contact Jenny Kitchel at [email protected] if you have any questions.
One of our parents, Russ Fugal, is giving students the opportunity to have their short stories, poems, essays or photographs published in a literary journal. See the attached flyer for more information and contact Russ at [email protected] if you have any questions.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
Alpine School District