Eagle News 5/22/2017

Because they have finally cleared the roads above the locked gates in the AF Canyon, I was able to bicycle the Alpine Loop for the first time this year on Saturday. For you bike riders, there is still quiet a bit of tree debris on the east side and a few rocks on the west side, but it is nice to not have to share the road with cars above the gates. I went up the Sundance side and down the AF side, which is a steeper climb, but it is nice to return home going down the mountain.
As I was pedaling my bicycle for three hours, I was thinking that it is hard to believe we have reached the end of another school year. I’m sure your students are excited for the Summer Break, and certainly our faculty is deserving of some vacation time.
Today is the School Carnival, and we look forward to seeing students, parents and faculty at this fun event 4:30 – 7:30 pm. This will be my last Eagle News for the school year, so I will take the opportunity before the carnival to thank our incredible PTA and the many parent volunteers who will be helping make our carnival a success. Thank you for all you do for the students at Alpine Elementary!
The last day of kindergarten will be on Thursday. School will dismiss at 10:35 am on Friday for our 1st – 6th graders, and the buses will transport students home after the early dismissal. We will conclude the day with our annual Flag Ceremony in front of the school.
Your students should have their end-of-year report cards on the Friday, the final day of school.
Your student’s teachers should have communicated with you about any end-of-year activities going on in their classes this week.
I am completing my third year as the principal at Alpine Elementary. What a joy it has been to become a part of this very special community! We all want our students to have the best learning experience possible, and a strong partnership between parents and the school is the key component to helping students achieve to their full potential. It is truly a privilege to be the principal at Alpine Elementary!
Have a safe and enjoyable Summer Break, and I strongly encourage you to keep your students on a regular reading schedule throughout the summer.
As always, remember, it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary
Alpine School District