Eagle News 4/23/2018

Were you able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend? We are very fortunate to live in an area where we are only minutes away from the mountains, hiking trails and awe-inspiring outdoor beauty!
I am going to sleep on the school roof Tuesday night. The weather forecast is for continued warm temperatures, so the time has come for me to honor my word to the students since we met our One and Done Fundraising goal. Thank you again to the Alpine Elementary Community for helping us raise almost $17,000 in five days!
As I told you last week, we will be accepting Teacher Request Forms this week, April 23 – 27, with all forms due by April 30. You can pick up the forms in our main office. Here are the current teacher grade level assignments for next year, with some teachers still needing to be hired:
Kindergarten
Colleen Aitchison—one morning class
Natalie Schurter—one morning and one afternoon class
First Grade
Margie Perkins
Connie Faux-English Partner Teacher
Rebecca Liston-Chinese Teacher
Second Grade
Bridgette Bailey
Maureen Wallace
Jammie Bennett-English Partner Teacher
Daphne Blodgett-Chinese Teacher
Third Grade
Aubri Elder
Meilina Moore
Jill Adamson-English Partner Teacher
Annie Burr-Chinese Teacher
Fourth Grade
Denise Keller
Maudie Vipperman
Ranae Black-English Partner Teacher
Anna Moore-Chinese Teacher
Fifth Grade
Condita Washburn
Nicole Ybarbo
Jonathan Horan-English Partner Teacher
Chinese Teacher-To be hired
Sixth Grade
Natalie Jackman
Mimi Monson
Kaylin Padgett
Sierra Charlesworth-English Partner Teacher
Chinese Teacher-To be hired
Second grade teacher, Angie Murdoch, is retiring. Because of our small kindergarten class this year and the number of students who have been accepted into our Chinese Immersion Program, we only have enough first grade students for one non-Chinese first grade class; consequently, Mrs. Bailey is moving to second grade. Third grade Chinese Immersion teacher, Petra Chou, has accepted a Chinese teaching position at Vista Heights Middle School in Saratoga Springs, and fifth grade Chinese Immersion teacher, Dawn Chang, has resigned her position to spend more time with her family. We are in the process of interviewing and hiring teachers to replace those that are leaving.
We have Amanda Conklin, also known as “Su Ma Ma,” coming this Tuesday, April 24 to tell stories to the kids in Chinese.  She will be visiting 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th grades during school.  1st and 5th graders can meet in Miss Moore’s room immediately after school for Chinese story time.  They should be done by 4pm or slightly after.  Parents are welcome to attend.  If any of the other Chinese students want to attend, they may do so, but they will be hearing the same story they heard during class.  Please direct any questions to Heather Peper at [email protected].
If you are interested in hosting a student from China July 22 – August 5, please see the attached flyer. You can direct any of your questions to Jennifer Hancock, and her contact information is included in the flyer.
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