Eagle News 10/9/2017

Sorry I am a day late with the Eagle News. I was a bit under the weather on Monday.

Two months ago when I thought BYU was going to have a successful football season, I purchased airlines tickets, a hotel room, rental car and game tickets for the October 14 BYU-Mississippi State game in Starkville, Mississippi. Now that the Cougars are experiencing their worst season, 1 win 5 losses, since 1970, I am regretting that decision. Though I am not optimistic about the outcome of the game, I have never been to Mississippi, so I will try to enjoy the trip with my two sons and brother. We are flying into Memphis, so maybe I will go to Graceland and check out Elvis’s former home.

Biked the Alpine Loop on Saturday, possibly for the last time this year (thank you to Alpine Elementary parents Kevin and Melissa Brooks for the invite to join your group of friendly riders). The brilliant colors on the trees in American Fork Canyon were stunning.

I saw many of you at our parent/teacher conferences. Thank you for coming to the school to meet with your students’ teachers! And I know that our librarian, Paula Ruesch, is grateful for all of the students and parents who attended and purchased books at our Book Fair that she and a loyal group of parent volunteers organized and staffed. Our faculty was treated to a delicious lunch on Wednesday by PTA members. Thank you so much!

The deadline for applications to the Reflections Art Competition is October 13 before 3:30 pm. I have once again attached an entry form and here is the link that explains the rules to the different categories that students can enter http://www.utahpta.org/reflections. Please contact Jenny Johnson-Kitchel if you have any questions [email protected] or text 801-592-7021.

I have heard from at least five parents who are going through the Kelly Services certification process so they can become substitute teachers at Alpine Elementary. Our faculty is so grateful that we will soon have a pool of parents to access for our substitute teaching needs!

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