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March 2013

April 2013

By Principal's Message

Dear Bonneville Parents,

Here we are in the month of April and although the weather is still cooler than we like; warmer weather is sure to come. With the warmer weather, students will be happy to ride bikes and scooters to school very soon. The nicer weather will also provide a welcomed opportunity to shed the coat, stocking cap, and gloves and to put on warmer weather clothing. Below is a short review of school rules regarding bikes, scooters, skateboard, roller blades, and appropriate dress for the sunny days ahead. Please review these expectations with your student(s) and let us know if you have any questions. Enjoy the good weather to come!


  Children may ride bicycles and scooters to school. Bikes and scooters must be placed in the bike racks located on the west and east side of the school. The school cannot be responsible for bike security. We suggest that students lock their bikes and scooters to prevent theft. Scooters are considered the same as bicycles and must not be brought in the building. Bikes and scooters are NOT to be ridden on school grounds before, during, or right after school. Skateboards and roller blades are not allowed at school.


     Children should arrive at school appropriately dressed for the weather of the day. All healthy children are expected to go outside for recess except when weather conditions are extreme. If you desire that your child be allowed to stay inside at recess due to illness, please inform the teacher of your request in a note.

Alpine School District Dress Guidelines:

  1. All children should dress modestly, and appropriate for the weather.
  2. No short-shorts or biker shorts. Knee shorts are O.K.
  3. “Grubby” clothing or clothing containing vulgarities, profanities, obscenities, or advertisements for alcohol, tobacco, or drugs are never acceptable. Clothing which is ragged, tattered, or deliberately distracting in appearance must be avoided.
  4. Hats or other headgear should not be worn indoors.
  5. Tank tops or bare midriff shirts or blouses are unacceptable.

Thank you for your support for the school rules. Parent support makes all of the difference.



March 2013

By Principal's Message

Student Placements 2013-2014

One of life’s challenges is learning to live with change and to develop the capacity to adjust to new situations. Parents can teach children a valuable lesson as they adjust and react in an acceptable way to new teacher assignments each school year. In fact, your child’s contact with a variety of teachers may prove to be an important life skill learned during their developing years. Remember, children are extremely resilient and have an uncanny ability to be comfortable in most classroom situations.

At Bonneville, our goal is to create academically and socially balanced classes and to avoid groupings that distract from the learning process. Research indicates that creating heterogeneous groups of students provides optimal learning opportunities for all students. Please review the following student placement timeline.

March 8th

  • A letter explaining the process of student placement for next year will be included with your student’s report card.
  • Time change request forms (Early Bird/Later Gator) will be available in the office. (*You do not need a form to stay at the same time.)
  • All time change requests must be made on a “Time Change” form.
  • Other requests for special placement must be made in a letter to the principal

March 29th

  • All student placement and time change requests are due.

April 22-26

  • Teachers will review & submit recommendations and/or concerns for student placements for next year (2013-2014).

May 1-24

  • Final adjustments to the assigned classes will be made by grade level teams and the principal.

May 30

  • Student class assignments will be sent home with each student for the 2013-2014 school year.

I hope that this will help parents understand the process of student placements at Bonneville Elementary. Please contact the front office if you have any questions regarding 2013-2014 class assignments.