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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!

“Mother & Son Dinner & Magic Show” at Shadow Hills Elementary School – March 22, 2019

ALL ARE INVITED!

Shadow Hills Elementary School PTA invites you to our Mother & Son Dinner & Magic Show – featuring “Joe Mystic”, the Magician! Join us on March 22, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm in the Shadow Hills Elementary School Auditorium (8770 Harbison Canyon Rd, Alpine, CA 91901). The cost is $25 per couple (Mother Son) and $10 each additional child. Payment can be made at the door (Cash or check only) or at the Shadow Hills Elementary School office.  For more info please contact Marsha Poppert at 619-701-1371 or email Marsha@coastline-steel.com

Steel Canyon High School (SCHS) Spring Craft & Vendor Fair – April 6, 2019

Mark your calendars for our Steele Canyon High School Spring Craft & Vendor Fair on Saturday, April 6th from 10am-2pm! We will have 90+ craft & vendor booths, live entertainment, and yummy food. Come hang out at this fun community event and do some shopping at our great vendor booths. We can’t wait to see you all there! If you are a crafter or vendor and are interested in participating in our event please email cyoshinaga@schscougars.org.  Follow us for event updates on InstaGram: @schscougars2021. Check out our FB event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/377329186180772/

Steele Canyon High School is located at 12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 619-660-3500 Visit our website at https://www.schscougars.org/

 

SPRING FLING at Creekside Early Learning Center: Join Us for TONS OF FUN – April 5, 2019

SPRING FLING at Creekside Early Learning Center – ALL ARE WELCOME! BRING THE FAMILY!!  Friday April 5, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at 8818 Harbison Canyon Rd., Alpine Ca 91901.  Presented by the Creekside PTA, we will have Food trucks, Caricature Artists, Rapid Tatts, Petting Zoo, Ariel, Captain America, DJ Dance Floor, Jumpies, Photo Booth, Game Booths & Silent Auction! Also – performances by Gymtrix, Alpine Dance and the JMMS Trash Can Band! For more info please contact Creeksidepta@gmail.com

The Steele Canyon Players Annual Musical – Les Misérables: March 20-24, 2019

The Steele Canyon Players Annual Musical Les Misérables. 

Steele Canyon High School presents the world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. This modern classic, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, features one of the most memorable scores of all time. The production includes over 130 students in the cast, crew and orchestra. According to Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Music Director, Heather Luck, Steele Canyon High School musicals are unique as they are the only school in the area to perform with live orchestral accompaniment.

Show dates are March 20, 21, 22, & 23 at 7 PM and March 24 at 2 PM.

All performances are in the Steele Canyon High School Theatre, 12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978. Tickets can be reserved and purchased online www.schscougars.org for $10 each, or at the box office on the day of performance for $15 each. Students with I.D., $10 at the door.

In 19th century France, Jean Valjean (Jackson Shaffer), released from years of unjust imprisonment, finds only mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a lifelong struggle for redemption. He is relentlessly pursued by police inspector Javert (Sean Huitt), who does not believe Valjean can be reformed. Valjean aids a struggling working-class woman, Fantine (Rosie Barrack), by becoming a guardian to her child, who is poorly treated by her paid caregivers, the Thénardier’s (Tyler Hicks & Claire Doucet). The play progresses to the Paris student uprising of 1832, led by Enjolras (Ryan Singer), where a young Eponine (Mary Rose Vadeboncoeur) sacrifices everything for the love of a student revolutionary, Marius (Brice Cloke). Javert must confront his ideals after Valjean spares his life and saves Marius, who has captured the heart of Valjean’s adopted daughter, Cosette (Morgan Feeney Ingraham). Poignant, epic and uplifting, Les Misérables illustrates the triumph of the human spirit. “Do You Hear The People Sing?” This production is made possible with the generous support of the Tim Abbott Family & the Michael J. Slater Family.

 

About the Steele Canyon Players & Instrumental Music Department – Under Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Musical Director, Heather Luck, students in the Steele Canyon High School drama and music departments produce an annual Fall Semester play and an annual Spring Semester Musical. The Spring Production of The Sound of Music was named the Best High School Musical at the 2018 Broadway San Diego Awards after the first year of entering the competition that celebrates excellence in San Diego County’s high school musical theatre.

 

Alpine Education Foundation Annual SPRING GALA Event to Support Alpine Schools – April 6, 2019

Alpine Education Foundation is hosting its annual Spring Gala at the Oak Ballroom at Viejas on April 6, 2019.  Food (dazzling sliders & superb cheeses this year), music, dancing, live & silent auctions.  All proceeds go to two worthy programs supporting Alpine’s schools; Block Grants and for the Wheel of Experts S.T.E.A.M. instruction program.   The Wheel of Experts is providing classes, assemblies and labs that enhance the state curriculum.  Each instruction session costs just $35 for 25 students – great value.  Please help make Alpine Union the Destination District of the East County! Check out these programs at:  https://aef4kids.org/programs/block-grants/ and https://aef4kids.org/programs/wheel-of-experts/.

Please come to the Spring Gala, and help support Alpine’s students.  Tickets can be purchased are at https://aef4kids.org/events/aef-gala-2019/.

ALL ARE INVITED to the Kiwanis Annual EASTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST – April 21, 2019

Kiwanis Easter Breakfast_KidsAlpine Kiwanis will host its 65th Annual Easter Breakfast on Sunday, April 21, 2019 from 7 to 11:30 am, at the Alpine Elementary School, 1850 Alpine Boulevard, in Alpine.

Youngsters can dye eggs, decorate cookies, hunt for plastic eggs filled with rewards and hang out with the Easter Bunny.

You’re invited to hop on over to enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs and more—all while benefitting local charities and events sponsored by Kiwanis.

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is a major sponsor of this event and has a long tradition of sharing with the community as well as their brothers and sisters in Baja Norte. Their sponsorship of this Kiwanis event as well as others demonstrates that commitment to our community.

Tickets are available for a $6 donation for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. They can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or in advance from a Kiwanis member or at the Alpine Postal Annex. For more information, go to www.alpinekiwanis.org.

Alpine Kiwanis President Ray Sopfe said the annual Easter morning community tradition was started in 1954 by Carmelo Manuele, who was then the club’s president. Manuele joined the new foothills Kiwanis club in 1951, 13 days after it started. Always busy, the Kiwanis Club of Alpine is the third largest one in the California-Nevada-Hawaii Kiwanis district. Its 130+ members are known for their dedicated community service.

For additional info please contact Robert Soto, Alpine Kiwanis President 619-722-6464 or EMAIL HERE

The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship, Preservation & Education Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications from Graduating High School Seniors

February 2019 – The Alpine Woman’s Club Scholarship, Preservation and Education Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors who reside in Alpine.  Scholarships will be awarded in June at the Alpine Woman’s Club luncheon meeting on June 18th.  In order to be considered for a scholarship, applications must be received no later than May 31.

Students applying for a scholarship must: Reside in Alpine; have a well-developed sense of community participation and/or have been diligently applying themselves in the employment area; show scholastic and extra curricular achievement; submit a 500 word autobiographical essay, and plan to attend a college, university or vocational school.

Applications are available at the Alpine Chamber of Commerce Office, the Alpine Community Center, and the Alpine Library.  Applications may also be found on the Alpine Woman’s Club web site, www.alpinewomansclub.org.  To date, more than $134,000 has been awarded to over 200 recipients since the inception of the AWC scholarship program. For more info please contact Kathy Stewart kathysab@cox.net