Principal’s Message – September 6th

Dear OES Families,


September has arrived and I would like to share with you some of the great things that will be happening this month.

Sept. 6, 2017 – Orchestra Demo (@ 12:30) and Free Ballroom trial class (@3:30) 4th – 6th grades.

Sept. 15, 2017 – Walk to School Day AND Evacuation Drill

Sept. 18, 2017 – School Carnival

We are pleased to offer the opportunity for 2 afterschool classes this year.

Our Orchestra program will be a little different this year because we have some students who have already had some musical experience from last year.  This year we will offer 2 sections – a beginner section and also an advanced session.  The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Mr. Winters, Orem Jr. High’s orchestra teacher will be the instructor again.

The beginning class will be from 3:30pm – 4:15pm and the advanced class will begin at 4:00pm – 4:45pm.  The cost will be $65.00 per semester.  The first payment due in September and the final payment in January.

Students can choose to play either the violin or the cello.  Families must provide the instrument.  Just like last year, a few scholarships will be offered.  More information will be coming after the Sept. 6, 2017 demonstration.

The second class that is being offered is Ballroom Dance.  This is also for 4th -6th grade students.  These classes will be held on Mondays @ 2:30pm and Wednesdays @ 3:30pm.  An email was sent home previously with information.

These are two great opportunities for our 4th – 6th grade students.

On Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 we will have our annual Evacuation Drill.  This will be an AM Common Day.  All students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school at 8:00am and parents or someone on your emergency contact list MUST pick up your student(s).  No students will be allowed to walk home.  They must be checked out by a parent/guardian or designee from the back of the school by 2:15.  The drill will begin at 2:00pm.  Please make sure your Skyward information is updated and bring your ID.  No student will be released to a person who is not on your Skyward emergency contact list.

The schedule for Kindergarten on AM Common Days is as follows:

AM Kindergarten – 8:00am – 10:45am

PM Kindergarten – 11:30am – 2:15pm

*Only PM Kindergarten students will participate in the Evacuation Drill.

This same day (9/15) will also be our “Walk to School Day”.  We will have a special visitor in the front of the school greeting students as they arrive.  It’s a fun day and we encourage those who can to walk to school that day.

Monday, September 18, 2017 is the OES annual School Carnival.  This wonderful PTA event is a fun experience for our families.  It is from 4:00pm – 7:00pm.  We have fun games, delicious food and a silent auction just to name a few things.

We have had a wonderful start of the year. This month we are focusing on the “Safe and Supportive” part of our vision statement.  This goes right along with our “Walk to School” day and our PTA Carnival.


Have a wonderful rest of the week.

"Home of the Cubs"