Eagle News 11/27/2017

Happy Cyber Monday! We are excited to welcome back the students from their Thanksgiving Break. I hope you all had quality time with family and friends, and most importantly, the opportunity to reflect on all that you are grateful for. Is the tryptophan still coursing through your veins?
Laura and I only had our daughter’s family who live in Eagle Mountain join us for our Thanksgiving meal. The calm before the storm, as we will have all five of our children, their spouses, 11 grandchildren and a 60 pound Goldendoodle in our home for Christmas. The 11th grandchild will be arriving on December 15th, so we are excited to welcome her to the family.
Once again, thank you for your generous donations to our recent Coin Drive. In my opinion, our combined efforts to help the students at our sister school in Nairobi, Kenya teach our Alpine Elementary students the powerful lesson that the world is a lot larger than the Utah Valley and there are many people, including children, who do not experience the same quality of life that we enjoy here. It was inspiring to see our students bringing in little baggies of money throughout the Coin Drive week, that undoubtedly for some, came from their personal savings, to help children in need on the other side of the world. Raising over $8,000 in five days is an accomplishment we should all be proud of. At this time of the year, when we reflect on all that we are thankful for, I am grateful for the compassion and generosity of the Alpine Elementary Community!
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