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Eagle News 11/12/2018

Eagle News 11/12/2018

Did you wake up on Sunday to a dusting of snow on the ground? Winter doesn’t officially start until December 21, but I’m guessing we will have winter-like weather along the Wasatch Front before that date. I biked up to Tibble Fork Reservoir on Saturday morning, and I was glad I was dressed warmly, particularly for the descent. I didn’t see one other biker in the canyon between 8:30 – 10:00 am. No one as dumb as me I guess to be riding a bike in 30-degree temperatures.
The armistice to end World War 1, what was supposed to be the “war to end all wars”, was signed on November 11, 1918; consequently, we celebrate Veterans Day each year on November 11. I am grateful to my father (Korean War) and father-in-law (World War 2) for the service they gave our country. And I have deep gratitude to the countless men and women who have served in the armed forces over the years, with many giving the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to protect our freedoms. You are undoubtedly already aware that Brent Taylor, mayor of North Ogden, husband, father of seven young children, and a Major in the Utah National Guard was killed in Afghanistan on November 4. Shortly before his death Major Taylor posted the following on Facebook:
“As the USA gets ready to vote in our own election next week, I hope everyone back home exercises their precious right to vote. And that whether the Republicans or the Democrats win, that we all remember that we have far more as Americans that unites us than divides us. ‘United we stand, divided we fall.” God Bless America.”
I hope that we give all veterans, past, present and future, the proper respect they deserve. Our way of life in this country has been preserved by many brave men and women!
It is our Candlelight School Coin Drive Week. I saw a lot of pennies coming in this morning. Our students and staff were able this morning to hear Alice Afwai, who started the Candlelight School with her husband Fred, express gratitude to our students and staff for all we are doing to help the students in Nairobi Kenya in a phone call from Africa that we put on our all-school intercom. Thank you for your generous donations to our Coin Drive!
Monday—Pennies
Tuesday—Nickels
Wednesday—Dimes
Thursday—Quarters
Friday—Any coins, cash or checks accepted (Please makes checks payable to Inside Out Learning)
Please do not drive around the buses when students are loading on to the buses at the end of the school day. We are concerned about student safety as we have students cross the road where the buses park to walk home and vehicles are driving around the buses to turn on 300 North. I know parents have busy schedules with places to go and other kids to pick up or drop off at some after school activity, but saving a couple minutes of time is not worth a child being hit by a vehicle.
 Our 3rd – 6th graders will have the opportunity to be in an assembly with Jessica Day George on Thursday, November 15, at 1:30 pm. Ms. George has written many children’s books, including Tuesdays at the Castle, one of 5th/6th grade books selected for Battle of the Books this year.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!