Eagle News 3/26/2018

Five days until Spring Break!
Are the flowers, and unfortunately some weeds, starting to poke through the ground in your yards, as they are in mine? Spring, an annual rebirthing experience!
I joined a group of friends and biked through Zion’s National Park on Saturday. We went from Springdale east through the park to the Mount Carmel Junction, a round trip of almost 60 miles. An awe inspiring bike ride! Spring Fever must be in the air because there were lots and lots of people in Zion’s on Saturday!
This is our “One and Done” Fundraiser week. A significant amount of the technology tools that Alpine Elementary students use daily were purchased through prior school fundraisers. If you are in a position to do so, please consider contributing to our fundraiser. I would love to once again spend a night on the school roof if we meet our $13,000 goal in our one-week fundraiser! Thank you for your generous donations.
Thank you to all of our 5th grade parent volunteers who helped staff Junior Achievement City in SLC on Friday. I observed our students not only having fun, but learning valuable lessons about teamwork, civic responsibility and financial planning. This wonderful learning experience would not have been possible without the help of 5th grade parent, Brad Shafer, who contacted me a year ago and asked if we would be interested in sending our 5thgraders to JA City. And as a result of Brad’s efforts, we were able to secure one of the coveted JA City spots for our students, not only this year, but in future years. Thank you Brad!
Congratulations to all of our students who participated in the Battle of the Books competition. It was fun to see the student team prevail over the teacher team in our FridayBattle of the Books assembly. We are so grateful to our librarian, Paula Ruesch, for all she did to organize two weeks of Battle of the Books competitions, and more importantly, for her passion in helping so many of our students develop a love for reading and helping students access the unlimited worlds that are opened through books!
Sixth grade Chinese Immersion parents, there will be a meeting for all 6th grade Immersion students and parents at 4:00 pm in the Timberline Middle School library on Wednesday March 28. You will have an opportunity to meet the 7th grade Chinese Immersion teacher and ask Principal Glahn and the teacher any questions that you might have.
All second grade classes have been learning a musical called GLOW.  The students have been practicing and preparing for months.  We hope that you can join us this Thursday, March 29th for our program.  Each 2nd grade class will be performing this musical separately.  Please come to the gym 10 minutes earlier than the following outline shows. The performance lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Mrs. Wallace 5:00
Mrs. Murdoch 5:45
Mrs. Blodgett 6:30
Mrs. Bennett 7:15
I hope that you all have an enjoyable Spring Break. Whether you are staying at home or traveling, have fun, be safe, and we look forward to our students returning to school on April 9.
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