Eagle News 5/14/2018

I hope all of the Alpine Elementary Community mothers enjoyed a wonderful Mother’s Day. For those of you with missionaries serving somewhere in the world, the Mother’s Day phone call is always the highlight of the day. Though my beloved mother has passed on, the many lessons she taught me over the years continue to guide me each and every day. At this stage of my life, one of my greatest joys is to observe and marvel at what outstanding mothers my daughters have become. And there is no mystery as to why. They were nurtured and trained on the joys, challenges and complexities of motherhood by a master teacher, their mother, and my beautiful wife!

Speaking of mothers. One of our Alpine Elementary mothers, Kim Reeves, just graduated from the University of Utah Law School. Kim earned her degree while fulfilling her responsibilities as a mother to five children and while her husband was sometimes deployed overseas for his military duties. An amazing accomplishment! This article in The Deseret News does an excellent job of telling Kim’s story. Congratulations to Kim and the entire Reeves family! https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900018392/legally-blonde-designing-mom-juggles-family-business-while-earning-law-degree.html

Congratulations to all of our 5th graders for participating in the Hope of America program at the Marriott Center last week. To see hundreds of students gathered in one venue, dressed in colored shirts to form a huge American flag, while singing songs that celebrate our country’s freedoms is always a powerful and emotional event.

We have hired a 5th and 6th grade Chinese teacher to replace Petra Chou and Dawn Chang. Mingci (Kitty) Weakly will be teaming with Jonathan Horan to teach 5th grade Chinese Immersion and Szu Chieh (Sharon) Kuo will be Sierra Charlesworth’s new partner teacher.

I am attaching a flyer to a soccer clinic on May 16 and 19 put on by some of the top soccer coaches in the state. I am also including a flyer for the Lone Peak Girls Soccer Camp.

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