Eagle News 3/5/2018

On February 2, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow, which meant six more weeks of winter. This past weekend’s snowfall is an indicator that Punxsutawney Phil is indeed a seer.
I saw several of our students and parents at the Lone Peak state championship basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Huntsman Center on the University of Utah campus. As a former high school basketball coach and the parent of five children who all played high school basketball, I still enjoy watching high school basketball games. It was fun to see Lone Peak High School, which included some former Alpine Elementary students, claim the state championship as they prevailed over nearby rival Pleasant Grove. I am a strong advocate of high school students participating in some sort of extra-curricular activity because of the life lessons that are learned about goal setting, perseverance, teamwork and dealing with success and failure.
For our date night, Laura and I went to the LPHS semifinal game on Friday night. Because last year’s semis and finals were at Weber State in Ogden, I thought Fridaynight’s game was at the Dee Events Center. We made the trip up to Ogden and discovered that the game was at the Huntsman Center in SLC…..arrgh!! If you care, the Weber State women’s basketball team was beating Montana State as we walked through the basketball arena, with the very clear understanding that some elementary principals are not the brightest people in the world. I did find a $20 bill on the ground, so it wasn’t a totally wasted trip. We actually arrived at the LPHS game by halftime.
Thank you for all of your generous donations to our Book Drive last week. I saw many boxes and bags of books being loaded into a van on Friday afternoon that needed to make several trips from the school to the book depository location because of all the books that were donated. We are so fortunate to live in such a caring and giving community!
The state STEM Bus will be here on Wednesday and Thursday, and our 5th and 6thgraders will have the opportunity to receive lessons on Video Game Design, Robotics, 3D Modeling and Computer Programming.
Congratulations to 6th graders Sammy Lyon and Jackson Abbott who have science projects that were judged to be winners at the District Science Fair and are now moving on to the Central Utah Science Fair!
Remind your students of the Decades Dress-up Day on Friday when students can wear clothing that represents any decade. I assume most of our parents are children of the 80’s. You must have some Hammer parachute pants, spandex or bright colored clothing somewhere in storage. Please don’t feel the need to give you child a mullet hair cut for our Friday dress-up day!
All Talent Show forms are due to Mrs. Charlesworth by Friday, March 9. Students are welcome to submit artwork, but digital copies need to be turned in by March 9.
There are four preschool spots available for the 2018-10 school year for 4-year-olds and six for 3-year-olds. Contact Shani Quilter at [email protected] or 801-610-8541 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