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“Love for Luke” Fundraiser for 8 Year Old Alpine Boy Diagnosed with Leukemia – June 1, 2019

Love for Luke Fundraiser! Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 2pm to 7pm at Boulder Oaks Elementary School (2320 Tavern Rd. Alpine Ca 91901) Please join us for an amazing afternoon! We will have a car show, Vendors, rock painting, #LOVEFORLUKE swag, face-painting, airbrush tattoos, fabulous live music, food, shaved ice, horse draw cart rides, free book exchange, an AMAZING silent auction including trips to Hawaii, date nights, spa days, and so many you just have to come see!!!!

We also have a few surprises that are sure to provide you with memories. We really hope you can join our amazing community in supporting Luke and his family in his fight of a lifetime, we love this family. Friends don’t let Friends Fight alone! For more info please email loveforluke@gmail.com

About Luke: Luke Hayworth is an 8-year-old little boy whose energy, sweetness, and silliness bring joy and light to everyone he meets. On December 26th, his family’s world was shattered when he was suddenly diagnosed with Leukemia.

Luke and his family have a long, exhausting road ahead of them. So many have asked me how they can help and I am hoping this page will be a positive and supportive way to provide that help when it is needed and love always.

We will keep you posted from here. we know together as a community we can help him feel the love from his school, friends, and community he is separated from. Luke and his family will not fight alone! Like our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/Love-for-Luke-2244457002443858/

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Boulder Oaks Elementary School ALL-STUDENT ART SHOW – April 8-12, 2019

Boulder Oaks Elementary School ALL -STUDENT ART SHOW! We would like to invite you to view our students’ accomplishments at our 25th Annual All-Student ART SHOW! The exhibition will be open to the community  on Monday, April 8 through Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 9am – 3pm in the Auditorium. No appointment is necessary. Please come at your own convenience. The Art Show is presented by the Boulder Oaks PTA Art Docent Program which is managed and run by our fabulous volunteers and  funded by the Boulder Oaks PTA and your generous donations. This is a special event. We hope you will take this opportunity to visit the Boulder Oaks campus and share in the children’s excitement in showcasing their masterpieces.  If you or your business are looking for an organization to make a tax deductible contribution to, please consider the Boulder Oaks Art Docent Program. Help us ensure its continued success in the education and development of art for our students.  Thank you in advance for your support and we look forward to seeing you there! Boulder Oaks is located at 2320 Tavern Rd, Alpine, CA 91901. For more info please call (619) 445-8676 or email Margaret Simpson & Lisa Lomax, BOES Art Program Coordinators maggie.mae48@yahoo.com

Boulder Oaks Community Park Gets a New Native Plant Pollinator Garden and “Free Little Library” – March 2019

March 26, 2019

Boulder Oaks Community Park gets a new native plant pollinator garden and a free library box all in one month!

30 native plants were donated by BCLT through our Living Classroom program, and we partnered with AEF through their Wheel of Experts to teach students how to plant native trees and wildflowers.

Next up, the JMMS Builder’s Club is dedicating their free little library on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10am. Free books for kids K-5, and a nice little resource for Alpine.

This is what we can do when the community works together on our public parks and open spaces!

Posted By: Jon Green at Back Country Land Trust (BCLT) at 619.504.8181 email
backcountrylandtrust@gmail.com

Visit our website at www.backcountrylandtrust.org

LOVE FOR LUKE Fundraiser: FREE STREET TACOS at San Diego Estates Realty – March 29, 2019

FREE TACOS! Street Taco Fest!

Join us on Friday March 29, 2019 from 3pm to 6pm for a Fundraiser for Luke at San Diego Estates Realty located at 1935 Alpine Blvd. Alpine Taco Shop will be serving up FREE Street Tacos! Luke is an 8 year old Alpine resident who attends Boulder Oaks Elementary School. He was diagnosed with High Risk Leukemia on December 26, 2018. He is currently going through Chemotherapy. To help his family with finances, the community of Alpine is banding together to help him fight this terrible disease. For more info contact Chuck Walker at 619-922-0841.

Free Little Library Grand Opening, Dedication and Book Grab – March 30, 2019

The JMMS Builders Club will be holding a Free Little Library Grand Opening Dedication and Book Grab at Boulder Oaks Park (2232 Tavern Road.) on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:00 am. Books are Free and geared toward PreK-Grade 5. *Books are gently used and free for kids to keep. *Free Little Library Books are Take One/Leave One. The Builders Club will be selling water, juice, and Donuts for $1 each. For more information contact Dawn McAlpine at 619-988-9921 or email dmcalpine@alpineschools.net

 

 

3-12-19 AUSD Board Meeting Update: 5th Grade WILL NOT Move to JMMS, Possible Consolidation of AES & BOES & A High School

Alpine Union – Board Meeting Update – Submitted By George Barnett – March 12, 2019

I attended last night’s board meeting. It was important.

First Item : Love For Luke: We started with a heart-felt tribute to Luke Hayworth, one of our town’s precious young students fighting cancer. Please support this Alpine family in need by visiting the Love For Luke FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/Love-for-Luke-2244457002443858/posts/

Second : District Re-Organization Proposals: The Board eliminated moving 5th grade to JMMS. Two proposals remain: one – consolidating Alpine Elementary into Boulder Oaks; and two – a high school. They will be addressed at Special Board meeting for next Tuesday. The Board announced a Letter of Intent with Grossmont Union to pursue an Alpine high school program. That sounds like a cooperative and mutually satisfactory joint effort. Wonderful news!

Third : Alpine Union Budget: The budget for the next two years is “okay” because of prudent management. Alpine’s budget is tight, and continued tight management of costs while focusing on academic performance is needed to prosper. Budget charts are attached. (Below)

Aa – California State Revenues : California has not met its expected revenues. This could result in Alpine getting $75,000 less funding.

Bb – State Employee Pension Plans : The cost is growing strongly as decades of under-funding those plans now have to be made up. The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 compelled private employers to fund plans starting 45 years ago. State and Federal governments kicked that ball down the road for decades. Time to pay the Piper.

Cc – Alpine Union Revenues : 2019-2020 revenues from the state will decline. Total impact of all sources is down $640,000. A partial recovery of $400,000 could come for the 2020-2021 year. A two-year snapshot – revenues are flat unless we all work together to attract more students.

Dd – Alpine Union Expenses : 2019-2020 school district expenses are up $60,000, and up a further $300,000 in 2020-2021. A two-year snapshot – expenses continue to increase.

Ee – Fund Balance : This is a current snap-shot of funds on hand as a % of annual expenses. It is the district’s rainy day fund when something happens with either revenue or expenses; or a catastrophic need arises. It is 12.57%, $2 million. Sounds like a lot, it represents maybe 6 weeks of operating costs during those weeks school is in session.

While focusing on academic excellence, tight business management of the district must remain!

Alpine Union School District – Reorganization for the Future & A High School

*Submitted By George Barnett – January 16, 2019

I attended the January 9, 2019 School Board meeting, and these are my personal thoughts…..

Based on extensive public input and surveying via the ThoughtExchange process, the Superintendent’s Advisory Task Force has formed three Subcommittees to define forward strategic proposals for improving education in Alpine; the High School Subcommittee, the District Marketing Subcommittee and the School Options Subcommittee.

The members of each Subcommittee are listed in the attachment. Members include a selection of District principals, teachers, service & instruction support staff, parents and community members. Among these are; a manufacturing business owner, a technology innovation business owner, a former school superintendent/education innovation expert, and an assistant city manager/head of a city Public Works Department.

The Board’s priorities are also attached. The first three are; improving student achievement; improving educational opportunities for students; and ensuring fiscal responsibilities. In my mind, the balance nine priorities relate to supporting the first three.  Also attached are 9 proposals being evaluated – and explained below:

The High School Subcommittee is looking at four proposals for an Alpine High School – from working with Grossmont UHSD to different charter operations.

The Marketing Subcommittee is looking at a multi-faceted program of promoting our District and its superb programs and unique partnerships; and those marketing ideas can be rolled-out right-a-way.

The School Options Subcommittee is reviewing four proposals for consolidating the AES/BOES grade schools; two proposals for keeping AES independently operated; two proposals for consolidating kindergarten into the grade schools.  These are proposals only, and the Pro’s and Con’s need to be developed.  Part of the theme of consolidation is to better align curriculum from grade to grade and from grade school to middle school.  One idea is to be able to offer an education Pathway that is unique to, and better than, other school districts.  And, a proposal to house an Alpine high school within existing infrastructure is part of this.

Each Subcommittee will be developing the Pro’s and Con’s of every proposal, and will present final thoughts and information to the School Board for review, comment and top level prioritization. Of course, each Subcommittee will also determine the Pro’s and Con’s of maintaining the status quo.  That is, doing nothing.

During the period February 13 to March 12, community engagement and feedback will be sought. At the March 13th Board meeting, final Subcommittee recommendations will be presented. The Board may select and approve specific strategies and plans to transform our District for a strong academic future.

If approved, work towards achieving that future would then begin immediately.  It is likely that a transformation might take the entire 2019-2020 school year.  That seems to imply that any high school option could include an opening for the fall of the 2020-2021 school year.

Watch for District notices on this transformation of education in Alpine.

 

FREE LIVE MUSIC CONCERT By “Misty and the Moby’s” at Boulder Oaks Elementary School – November 8, 2018

Rock Your Community! LIVE MUSIC at Boulder Oaks Elementary School (2320 Tavern Rd. Alpine)! Appearing Live – “Misty and the Moby’s” FREE and FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY on November 8, 2018, from 5 to 7 pm! Bring your own blanket or chairs and a picnic dinner or purchase tasty treats from a few of San Diego’s most popular food trucks including FOOD DOODS, PIZZA CONES, and BOBO’s MUNCHES ice cream truck. Alpine’s own Cafe 99 will also be there!  Hosted By BOES PTA. For more info please contact Mary Ann Alvarez at 619-445-3236 or email malvarez@alpineschools.net

 

FREE Kite Flying Day Event at Boulder Oaks Elementary – April 8, 2018

Come fly a kite with us! It’s FREE! The Alpine Kiwanis Club is inviting kids to come fly kite and enjoy the fun on Sunday, April 8, 2018 from 11am to 2pm at Boulder Oaks Elementary School in Alpine! (2320 Tavern Rd.) FREE KITES donated by Ace Hardware! We will also have Free Hot Dogs, Chips & Soda! Several Kiwanis club members will be there to help assemble the kites and get them off of the ground. See you there! For more info email Carol Lewis HERE

Bullying & Cyberbullying Discussion “Not Just Kids Being Kids” – October 26, 2017

Join AUSD for our next Parent Education Event on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6pm at Boulder Oaks Elementary School, “Not Just Kids Being Kids”: Creating A Dialogue About Bullying And Cyberbullying. Danica Taylor from the SD District Attorney’s Office will be our presenter. Join us as we discuss bullying and cyberbullying and ways to help our kids (and ourselves) navigate these complex issues. For more info please contact Mary Ann Alvarez at 619-445-3236 or email malvarez@alpineschools.net