Eagle News 2/17/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
Our PTA has planned a great Internet Safety Week (formerly known as White Ribbon Week) for students and staff. We are excited to have well-known motivational speaker, Hank Smith, speak to our students about the importance of kindness on Tuesday. And we will have two NetSmartz assemblies on Wednesday. I have attached the Internet Safety Week plan that our PTA has developed, which includes some At-Home Challenges for students and parents.
We have reached 400,000 minutes in our Million Minute Reading Marathon!  Click Here to Log your reading minutes!  If you would prefer a paper copy to enter minutes, your child can get one in the library from Mrs. Ruesch. Keep reading!
The online application process for the first grade Chinese Immersion Program is now open and applications will be accepted until February 28. Here is the link:  https://forms.gle/vKuYYrFf5KGrqFWv7
If you will have a kindergartner for the 2020 – 2021 school year, we encourage you to register your student the first week of March. Kindergarten Registration materials will be available in our Main Office beginning March 1.
If you haven’t already heard, April 6 will be the day that we make-up the February 3 Snow Day.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating what we call the 6 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and character.
Eliana Batchelor–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Tate Beal–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Aiden Cluff–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Juan Amor Garcia–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Olivia Heise–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Dallin Layton–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Maverick Mantz–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Austin Nielsen–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lexie Orgill–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
James Riding–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Colin Spigarelli–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Jordan Struchen–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Jaxon Struchen–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Alton White–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Grady Zito–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Outside the Principal’s Office
After weeks of riding the stationary bike in the gym, it was nice to bike Snow Canyon near St. George last Thursday afternoon. As I was pedaling out of the park, and the steepest part of the ride, toward Highway 18, the road from St. George to Veyo, I heard someone behind me say, “To your left.” And two gentlemen, I’m guessing in their 70’s, easily passed me as they were “pedaling” their electric bikes up the steep incline. A bit of a blow to my pride, but not enough that I want to trade in my road bike for an electric bike.
I debated internally whether to share the following, but I imagine the news will eventually get out somehow. At the statewide Utah Association of Elementary School Principals (UAESP) Conference that I attended in St. George last week, I was recognized as the state of Utah Elementary Principal Mentor of the Year. To be voted by my elementary principal peers as the school district honoree was recognition enough for me, but to win the statewide award was very humbling and unexpected.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 2/10/2020

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Alpine Elementary News
Thank you to all of our parents who attended Parent/Teacher Conferences last week. We are also appreciative to everyone who visited our Book Fair and for all of the grandparents and special guests who came to our school on Grandparent Day.
Tonight, February 10, 5:00 – 8:00 pm is our Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night. Just mention Alpine Elementary and 20% of what you pay for your meal will come back to Alpine Elementary.
We have reached 250,000 minutes in our Million Minute Reading Marathon!  Click Here to Log your reading minutes!  If you would prefer a paper copy to enter minutes, your child can get one in the library from Mrs. Ruesch. Keep reading!
The online application process for the first grade Chinese Immersion Program is now open and applications will be accepted until February 28. Here is the link:  https://forms.gle/vKuYYrFf5KGrqFWv7
Last Thursday, the snow, wind and low temperature resulted in a day of no outside recess. The sensation of cabin fever sets in, nerves are frayed, it is more difficult to focus on the desired learning objectives, each minute of the day seems longer and there is more attention focused on the clock, and many are “climbing the walls.” Not to mention the fact that the kids also want to go outside:)
Mrs. Orgill’s class was January’s Box Top winner with 126 box tops!  The 4th graders in Mrs. Orgill’s class will get a pizza party, which is generously donated by Eckes Paving!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating what we call the 6 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and character.
Oscar Ainge–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Neil Alexander–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Alivia Barnes–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Spencer Bergquist–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Noah Goeckeritz–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Emery Goeckeritz–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Eliza Hill–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Hallie Luby–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Ryker Nielsen–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Kael Owens–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Katie Proctor–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Lizzie Pusey–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Chloe Shephard–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Violet Walker–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Deakon Zentner–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Outside the Principal’s Office
Anyone else besides me starting to get Spring Fever? I go to the gym almost daily to exercise, but the stationary bike is not the same as riding my bike in American Fork Canyon or other parts of the Utah Valley. Certainly, the recent snowfall is needed to increase the snowpack, fill up reservoirs, and meet the demand of summer water needs along the Wasatch Front, but I am anxious to bike the Alpine Loop as winter turns into spring.
Each year, as part of my evaluation process, I survey teachers, parents and one grade level (5th grade this year) of students. I have attached the results of the recent surveys.
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 2/3/2020

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As I write this at Alpine Elementary this morning, I can hear the shouts of glee from your children after hearing from you or some other source the two words that brings joy to any child’s heart: Snow day! I hope your children enjoy their day away from school.
I attended BYU when Andy Reid played football for the Cougars, so I was happy to see Coach Reid and his Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl yesterday.
I saw several Alpine Elementary students and parents Saturday night in the Marriott Center at the BYU vs. St. Mary’s basketball game, and what an exciting game it was, as the Cougars prevailed in a heart thumper!
It is our “Welcome to the Jungle” Book Fair week. Don’t forget that Tuesday, February 4 is Grandparent Day. Grandparents or other guests can come to the school and meet students in the library to attend the Book Fair.
If you haven’t signed up for Parent/Teacher Conferences, please do so on Skyward. I have attached instructions on how to sign up. We look forward to having all parents meeting with their student’s teachers.
Before or after your teacher conference you can eat at the Pizza Pie Cafe this week, February 3 – 6, mention Alpine Elementary, and 25% of your purchase will come back to our school!
In our Million Minute Reading Marathon, we have reached 75,074 minutes with only 62 submitting their minutes!! That’s amazing! Just think of how far we can get if we have everyone enter their minutes!! If you were not able to enter your minutes the first week of our reading marathon, you can combine the first two weeks in this entry. Here is the link to enter your minutes. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https:/docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd6eSuA-gUbxL-34syxaH8dUpx9W_E_Efl7wptMpq8AJr_VLQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1__;!!P-Vt7t5jJSrPd9zQ!_BfdJ1fby9BWjMQ6cB227XC7Ak_gMTE8mvHV_NGifNNQ_wGGDQ7yBZ4arRG0fwpywP1V$ If you would prefer to use a paper copy to enter minutes, your child can get one in the library from Mrs. Ruesch.
There will be a PTA Meeting Thursday, February 6, at 9:15 am in the Staff Room. All are welcome!
Thank you to Bianca Collings and Erin Stanley for helping with all of the Missoula Children’s Theater logistics last week. And a special shout out to the Hamilton family for hosting the MCT directors at your home. We are grateful that over 60 students had the opportunity while performing in “Jack and the Beanstalk” to experience in five short days all that is involved in preparing for and staging a play: memorization of lines and songs, choreography, costumes, makeup, hitting your marks and stage presence. Well done student performers and student production assistants!
Sometimes kids say or write the darndest things. One of our teachers told me that last week she did a 100-days in school (January 27 was our 100th day in school) writing activity in her first-grade class and asked her students to write what they thought they would be doing when they were a 100-years old. One little boy wrote: When I am 100-years old I want to own a Tesla, have a wife and live at home. Isn’t it good to have long-term goals in life?
The online application process for first grade Chinese Immersion is now open and applications will be accepted until February 28. Here is the link:  https://forms.gle/vKuYYrFf5KGrqFWv7
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized for consistently demonstrating what we call the 6 C’s: collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, citizenship and character.
Michael Chi–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Eleanor Fleming–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Gracie Gillespie–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Evie Hansen–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Jackson Hebbert–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Lillian Hsiao–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Jeni Morris–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Rachel Proctor–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Jacob Pusey–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Landon Reynolds–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Zarina Taylor–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Miles Taylor–2nd Grade, Mrs. Blodgett
Rome Verzello–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Miles Walker–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Jaxx Wing–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 1/27/2020

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My wife is currently in Southern California with our daughter, son-in-law and their three children for a long-anticipated trip to Disneyland. Today was supposed to be their first day in the “Happiest Place on Earth”, but my wife will be staying in the hotel room with our 6-year-old grandson who started vomiting at 2:00 am this morning. Life never goes as planned, as we saw yesterday with the tragic passing of NBA legend, Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven other individuals.
This is Missoula Children’s Theater performance week. The students who will be participating in Jack in the Beanstalk have already been notified and will be rehearsing in our gym after school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with a rehearsal at Timberline on Thursday. The students will perform at Timberline Middle School at 7:00 pm on Friday night and 11:00 am on Saturday.
We appreciate all of the parents who attended our Chinese New Year and Lantern Festival celebration on January 23. Special thanks to Suzanne Campbell and other PTA volunteers who helped organize the lantern festival. Our Chinese Immersion program gives Alpine Elementary a culturally rich international learning experience, both for students and parents.
We had a large turnout at our January 22 Parent Informational Meeting for parents interested in applying for admission for first graders into our Chinese Immersion Program. Please remember that the online application will open on February 1 and close on February 28. Parents will be notified by March 13 if their student has been accepted into the program.
Registration for the Alpine Elementary Inclusion Preschool for next year will open January 28 at 10:00 am  alpineschools.org/preschool/.
Hopefully, you have heard from your student about our Million Minute Reading Marathon. The goal is for our students to accumulated a million minutes of reading time. We need every parent to enter each student’s weekly reading minutes. The link provided is four simple questions. Please determine with you student(s) how many personal minutes read, listen to, or on any reading apps. Fill out the form for each student.  Also determine how many minutes your family read and listened to and enter them only one time per week. You will want to divide among siblings the family minutes. If you would like a paper tracker they will be in the library. Thank you we know this might take a few minutes of your time to add up minutes and enter minutes, but it will be amazing when meet our goal of 1 million minutes!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Sage Bolen–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Clara Domike–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Nikki Hughes–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Brooklyn Jones–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Tom Lacey–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Ella Locke–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Berkley Nelson–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Eleanor Oldroyd–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Proctor–6th Grade, Mrs. Kuo
Eva Rawlings–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Avery Spigarelli–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Avery Taylor–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Vienna Wickens–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Brynlee Wood–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Vincent Xanthos–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 1/20/2020

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On a recent bike ride up the Provo Canyon, I quickly learned that that clip-in bike shoes are designed for one purpose only, and are not functional when walking on snow or ice. Because I have made the mistake in the past of trying to ride my road bike over small patches of ice, with less than positive consequences, I dismounted and was walking my bike across some icy snow up near Bridal Veil Falls. My clip-in bike shoes slipped on the ice causing me to topple to the ground with my bike, and one of the pedals lodged into my side just below my ribcage as I fell to the ground. The pain I’ve been dealing with in recent days is a natural consequence of not being smart enough to simply turn around when encountering ice on a winter bike ride.
Best of luck to our K – 3 grade students as they take the Acadience (formerly known as DIBELS) middle-of-the-year assessment on Tuesday.
There will be an informational meeting on Wednesday, 6:00 pm in our library for all parents interested in making application to our first grade Chinese Immersion Program for the 2020 – 2021 school year. You do not need to attend this meeting to apply for admission into our Dual Language Immersion program. Online applications will be accepted beginning February 1 on the Alpine School District DLI website. Applications will be accepted through the month of February and parents will be notified by March 13 if their student has been accepted into the program.
Registration for the Alpine Elementary Inclusion Preschool for next year will open January 28 at 10:00 am  alpineschools.org/preschool/.
A reminder that this Thursday is our first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival at 5:30 pm! Students should be making lanterns at home and bringing them back to their home-room teachers by Thursday. Remember, the class that turns in the most lanterns will win a free pizza party! Again, here is the schedule for Thursday evening:
5:30 – Chinese immersion students asked to arrive to prepare for Chinese New Year concert.
5:45 – 6:30 – Chinese New Year concert.
6:30 – 7:30 – Chinese Lantern walk and Chinese cultural activities and games.
 In December, our 3rd – 6th grade Chinese Immersion classes took the Chinese Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL). I have attached the past three years of AAPPL results. Be sure to scroll down to see the results in the speaking, reading, listening and writing portions of the assessment. You will be able to see that our Chinese Immersion students compare quite favorably with the other Chinese Immersion students in the Alpine School District. Congratulations to all of our 1st – 6th Chinese teachers and our Immersion students for the outstanding assessment results!
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Brigham Adams–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Kate Edwards–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Jonothon Fong–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Kimberly Hanes–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Ari Ingo–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Reagan Johnson–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Tate Johnson–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
Tyce Kirkham–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Jack Lind–6th Grade, Ms. Kuo
Eliza Lynch–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Ethan Passey–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Tyke Sisouphanh–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Logan Sterzer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Kyrie VanVactor–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Georgia Walker–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 1/13/2020

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I assume many of you, like me, woke up on Sunday with snow that needed to be removed from driveways and sidewalks. Though I shovel or snowblow most of the snow at our house, my sweet wife is always the first to shovel snow from the handicapped access sidewalk and home entry for a wheelchair bound couple that live across the street. For forty years, I have never had to look very far to see and feel what selfless service looks and feels like.
The Alpine Elementary School Community Council will be meeting 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, January 16 in our Conference Room. All parents are welcome to attend. The agenda is attached.
We’re so excited to be partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre for a fifth year! This year’s musical is Jack and the Beanstalk. Rehearsals will be happening Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st, with performances on January 31st & Feb. 1st. If your child would like to participate, an application needs to be turned in by Friday, January 17. Use this online form. Any questions can be directed to Bianca Collings [email protected], or Erin Stanley: [email protected].
We are so excited to be hosting our first-ever Chinese Lantern Festival on Thursday, Jan. 23rd, to welcome in the Chinese New Year! For the Festival, students throughout the school (not just Chinese immersion students) will be asked to make a Chinese lantern. In fact, students should be taking home instructions for the lanterns today, and will be asked to turn them into their teachers by the morning of the event. The class that turns in the most lanterns will win a pizza party! In case you’d like to look at some examples of lanterns, here are links to a few (example 1example 2example 3example 4). We hope your child gets creative and has fun with this!
Here is a schedule of the Chinese Lantern Festival for Jan. 23rd:
5:30 – Chinese immersion students asked to arrive to prepare for Chinese New Year concert.
5:45 – 6:30 – Chinese New Year concert.
6:30 – 7:30 – Chinese Lantern walk and Chinese cultural activities and games.
The BOX TOPS contest for December is over, and the winning class for December is Ms. Vipperman’s class with a total of 129 box tops.  Our total for the month was $52.00, bringing our grand total to $521.40! January’s contest has already begun!  Please turn in your box tops by January 31st, before 230pm as they will be collected at that time. Thanks Daylight Donuts in Alpine for generously donating treats again this year!  Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc  65 years of yumminess.
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Caleb Ashton–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Boston Belnap–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Decker Berglund–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Avri Davidson–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Jack Gifford–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Lucy Hadlock–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Ezme Hoard–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aichison
Mackenzie Jones–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Cache Larsen–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Jared Olsen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Saylor Reeve–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Danie Reynolds–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Milo Thompson–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Lindsey Tomkinson–1st Grade, Mrs. Bailey
Charley Watts–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 1/6/2020

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! It is going to be a great year for Alpine Elementary and our students! I hope that you all have had a terrific start to a new decade and a new year. Thank you so much for all of the generous gifts that came my way prior to the holiday break! All of the sweets and other gifts were very much appreciated by my family during our holiday gathering.
Laura and I were fortunate to have all five of our children, their spouses, 13 grandchildren and Zoe, a 70-pound Goldendoodle, in our home for a week. It is amazing how much food that many people can consume, not to mention the amount of garbage produced, and the general messiness and upheaval in the household, a fact that an individual (me) with some OCD tendencies has to learn to live with while smiling and enjoying the associated family chaos. There was lots of laughter, some tears, but mostly an abiding gratefulness and appreciation for the love of family.
The Alpine Elementary Chinese New Year Celebration will be on January 23rd from 5:45-7:30 p.m. It will be a fun, cultural event for ALL families, not just those with students in the Immersion program.
We’re so excited to be partnering with Missoula Children’s Theatre for a fifth year! This year’s musical is Jack and the Beanstalk. Rehearsals will be happening Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st, with performances on January 31st and February 1st. If your child would like to participate, fill out this form.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
   •We have roles for 60 children actors and 4 assistant stage directors.
   •Grades 1-6 are invited to apply.
   •Participants are selected by lottery, fill out this form to be considered.  Please fill out a separate form for each child participating.
   •The form to apply will be open until Friday, January 17th at 3:30pm. No late registrations will be accepted.
IF YOUR CHILD IS SELECTED
   •You will receive an acceptance letter by January 14th.
   •Fee to participate is $50, (includes 2 free tickets). Details about how to pay will be sent with your acceptance email.
   •A parent will be expected to volunteer for 1-2 hours during the rehearsal and performance week.
   •Rehearsals take place January 27th-January 31st for 2-4 hours after school. Attendance is mandatory.
   •Performances are at Timberline Middle School Friday, January 31st and Saturday, February 1st.
Missoula Children’s Theatre is a world-renowned children’s theatre company that has been bringing theatre arts to schools all over the world for 20 years. Their mission is to foster creativity and enhance innate capabilities in individuals all over the world by providing access to community-driven performing arts experiences. They send out 2 directors for a week long residency, resulting in a one-hour, full scale musical. They provide scripts, music, sets, costumes, props, instruction and direction. We provide actors, space and parent volunteers who help to make the performances happen!
QUESTIONS? contact Bianca Collings: [email protected], or Erin Stanley: [email protected]
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized the week prior to the Holiday Break for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Cymry Beck–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Breann Bennett–3rd Grade, Mrs. Elder
Bella Bruni–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Taymon Bruni–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Brody Burr–4th Grade, Mrs. Keller
Lainey Condie–3rd Grade, Ms. Moore
Cooper Finlayson–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Will Hansen–3rd Grade, Mrs. Duke
Jacob Johnson–3rd Grade, Ms. Elder
Maren Kofford–6th Grade, Mrs. Monson
Addie Lind–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Johnny Lloyd–5th Grade, Mrs. Weakley
David Mercado–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Nathanael Smith–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Grace Wright–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Have a great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal

Eagle News 12/16/2019

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My wife Laura and I have enjoyed the multiple entertainment options available to us since moving to the Utah Valley six years ago. On Friday night, we had the opportunity to watch the highly entertaining “Seussical” at the Hale Centre Theater. In Redmond, Oregon where we lived for 27 years and raised our family, the big event of the year was the Deschutes County Fair in August,  a fun family experience, but the DCF certainly pales in comparison to all the entertainment choices we have here,  although I was disappointed that there were no deep fried Elephant Ears, a Deschutes County Fair favorite, at the Hale Centre Theater.
Our Christmas Sing will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Each grade level, starting with our preschoolers and ending with our sixth graders, will sing two songs, and then return to class. We are grateful for the time and effort that our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, has put forth to prepare our students for the Christmas Sing.
Last week, directed by Mrs. Hunt, the Alpine Eagle Choir performed three times. The talent that the students at Alpine Elementary have never ceases to amaze me. All of the choir performances, including performing at the historical venue at Assembly Hall on Temple Square, were outstanding. Thank you Alpine Eagle Choir and Mrs. Hunt!
Our third graders will have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to work with students from Timberline Middle School and build some wooden toy cars. And on Thursday, our 6th graders will be taking a field trip to the Aquarium.
Friday, December 20 will be a Minimal Day, and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
At the end of this week everything that is currently in the Lost and Found will be bagged up and put into storage. Please take the opportunity to come to the school and see if your child has any items in our Lost and Found.
Mrs. Faux’s class won November contest… We really need to give them a run for their money! So treats were bought for a second place winner and that is Mrs. Johnson’s class! Thanks to Sun Haven tanning located in Pleasant Grove For generously sponsoring November’s contest!
We also had a really slow month but every dollar counts! We collected $33.90 For November!
Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 230pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Eks Anderson–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Orry Barnes–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Scout Bolen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Ethan Chi–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Cook–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Nina De Groot–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mary Grace Hyer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Quinn Kelly–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
David Kono–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Anders Lind–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Xander McCune–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Bekah Owen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Claire Pack–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Emmy Smith–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Taj Young–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. May you each find time quality time with family and friends and reflect on what this time of the year means to you. And as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 12/16/2019

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My wife Laura and I have enjoyed the multiple entertainment options available to us since moving to the Utah Valley six years ago. On Friday night, we had the opportunity to watch the highly entertaining “Seussical” at the Hale Centre Theater. In Redmond, Oregon where we lived for 27 years and raised our family, the big event of the year was the Deschutes County Fair in August,  a fun family experience, but the DCF certainly pales in comparison to all the entertainment choices we have here,  although I was disappointed that there were no deep fried Elephant Ears, a Deschutes County Fair favorite, at the Hale Centre Theater.
Our Christmas Sing will begin at 1:15 pm on Wednesday, December 18. Each grade level, starting with our preschoolers and ending with our sixth graders, will sing two songs, and then return to class. We are grateful for the time and effort that our music teacher, Melinda Hunt, has put forth to prepare our students for the Christmas Sing.
Last week, directed by Mrs. Hunt, the Alpine Eagle Choir performed three times. The talent that the students at Alpine Elementary have never ceases to amaze me. All of the choir performances, including performing at the historical venue at Assembly Hall on Temple Square, were outstanding. Thank you Alpine Eagle Choir and Mrs. Hunt!
Our third graders will have the opportunity on Wednesday morning to work with students from Timberline Middle School and build some wooden toy cars. And on Thursday, our 6th graders will be taking a field trip to the Aquarium.
Friday, December 20 will be a Minimal Day, and students will be dismissed from school at 12:35 pm.
At the end of this week everything that is currently in the Lost and Found will be bagged up and put into storage. Please take the opportunity to come to the school and see if your child has any items in our Lost and Found.
Mrs. Faux’s class won November contest… We really need to give them a run for their money! So treats were bought for a second place winner and that is Mrs. Johnson’s class! Thanks to Sun Haven tanning located in Pleasant Grove For generously sponsoring November’s contest!
We also had a really slow month but every dollar counts! We collected $33.90 For November!
Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 230pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Eks Anderson–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Orry Barnes–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Scout Bolen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Ethan Chi–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
Brooklyn Cook–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Nina De Groot–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Mary Grace Hyer–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Quinn Kelly–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
David Kono–5th Grade, Mrs. Padgett
Anders Lind–3rd Grade, Mrs. Chen
Xander McCune–2nd Grade, Mrs. Wallace
Bekah Owen–4th Grade, Mrs. Orgill
Claire Pack–2nd Grade, Mrs. Andersen
Emmy Smith–6th Grade, Mrs. Reyes
Taj Young–1st Grade, Ms. Johnson
I hope that the entire Alpine Elementary Community has the happiest of holiday seasons. May you each find time quality time with family and friends and reflect on what this time of the year means to you. And as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal
Alpine Elementary

Eagle News 12/9/2019

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You all received my phone message last week that our Music Teacher/Choir Director, Melinda Hunt, needed to have an emergency appendectomy requiring us to cancel Friday’s performance at the Festival of Trees. I am happy to report that Mrs. Hunt is home, and though still sore from the surgery, she plans on directing the choir tonight at Assembly Hall in Salt Lake City, and leading all of our students in their upcoming holiday programs. Our staff has had more than its share of unexpected heath issues this school year. We are hoping that 2020 brings improved health for the Alpine Elementary staff.
The next two weeks will be full of holiday activities for your children, and teachers should be communicating with you about in-class activities and special events. Here are some events you might want to mark on your calendar:
December 9—5th/6th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:30 pm in library
December 9—Alpine Elementary Choir Performance at Assembly Hall in SLC, 5:30 am
December 10—Choir performs for students and staff in assembly, 2:15 pm in gym
December 11—Choir performs for parents, 7:00 pm in gym
December 12—5th graders go to Junior Achievement Biz Town in SLC, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
December 12—School Community Council Meeting, 9:30 am in Conference Room, any parent can attend (Agenda attached)
December 13—2nd grade Traditions Fair (teachers will communicate times)
December 16—3rd/4th grade Battle of the Books pizza party, 12:00 pm in library
December 18—3rd graders make toy cars with Timberline students, 9:00 – 11:00 am in gym
December 18—Pre-School – 6th grade parent Holiday Assembly, 1:15 pm in gym
December 19—6th grade field trip to Aquarium
December 20—Minimal Day, student dismissal at 12:35 pm
On the second Monday of every month our school has the opportunity to earn money when families eat at the Chick Fil-A in Lehi. So tonight, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, for all of you non-choir families, 20% of your Chick-Fil-A purchase will come back to Alpine Elementary.
For those of you who are interested in making application to the first grade Chinese Immersion program for the 2020 – 2021 school year, there will be an informational meeting at 6:00 pm in our library on January 22. Attendance is not required to make application to the program, but we will be able to answer any questions you might have about Chinese Immersion.
December box tops contest is here!  Do Nut forget to clip those box tops!  Please turn in box tops by December 19th at 2:30 pm as that is when they will be collected.  Treats are generously being donated again this year by Daylight Donuts in Alpine.  YUM!   Check out their online store for fun products, too:  https://www.shop.daylightdonuts.com/main.sc
The following students were nominated by their teachers and recognized last week for consistently demonstrating the character traits of the Alpine Big 3: Responsibility, Respect and Readiness to Learn.
Jane Adams–4th Grade, Mrs. Vipperman
Gus Balser–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Linden Bateman–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Sarah Buchanan–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Alex Christensen–5th Grade, Mr. Horan
Carter Clegg–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Kolton Deveraux–5th Grade, Mrs. Hill
Simon Green–1st Grade, Mrs. Faux
Jessi Hansen–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Clark Hymas–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Maddox McEwan–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Claire Owens–Kindergarten, Mrs. Aitchison
Franky Swalberg–1st Grade, Mrs. Liston
Aria VanVactor–4th Grade, Ms. Moore
Bailee Zentner–6th Grade, Mrs. Kaczmarek
Have a. great week, and as always, remember that it is a great day to be an Eagle!
Dave Perdue, Principal