From the Principal

Thanksgiving: A holiday that dates back to colonial times; A day filled with traditions, family and friends; A day of football, family reunions, roasted turkey with stuffing, pumpkin pie and the Pilgrims and Wampanoag. This time of year, is a perfect time to stop for a moment and be grateful for one’s health, family, friends, job, home, and having food on the table. It’s that time of year when we give thanks for the people in our lives and the things we have. It is a time to reflect on all that life has given us, the good and the not so good.


I am thankful for the 50 years with my mother, the 25 years with my husband, the 24 years with my son, and the 19 years with my daughter. I am thankful for our amazing students who come to school ready to learn. I am thankful for our teachers and staff who provide our students with opportunities to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. They brighten my day with their enthusiasm, commitment and professionalism. I am also thankful to our Alpenglow parents who entrust us daily with their children and work with us to ensure these early years of school are the best they can be!


Whether you’re traveling or staying close to home, I wish you a safe and healthy holiday filled with memories that will last a lifetime. And, no matter the circumstance, I hope you are able to take a few moments with your family to give thanks. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.


Denise Demetree-Trombley Principal, Alpenglow Elementary


Be Prepared

Now that the winter months are upon us and the snow has arrived, please be sure your child is dressed appropriately for cold weather. Most days we go outside for recess and it is important that they come to school with their winter gear.


Patience Pays

The snow is here and soon will be crowding our parking lot and streets, making parking and driving more challenging. And, things will get icy. No pun intended. One of the busiest times of the day on our campus is the arrival and dismissal of over 500 students. We need YOU to continue to practice parking lot etiquette. Remember to park in designated parking spots. Don’t block the cross walk. Pull off to the curve to drop off your child. Drive the speed limit (5 mph). Be patient, other parents want their student to arrive safely too. Always model what you want to see. Pay attention to what is going on all around you. Put your cell phone down. Let other drivers for your child know the guidelines for drop-off and pick-up. Your continued cooperation is essential in keeping our students and community members safe.