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September 2019

Principal Message – September 30, 2019

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September 30, 2019

Good Morning OES Families,

This is a busy October month.  The following are important dates to remember:

October 1 – OES PTA Meeting @ 10:00am

October 1 – PTA  Chick-Fil-A Night

October 2  – PTA Parent Night w/ United Way, Matt Swenson, Superintendent Jarmin

Our Region 9 PTA is sponsoring a parent night on October 2, 2019.  I would like to invite you to the district wide evening with Matt Swenson. Together with the United Way, he created the Everyday Strong program. This event will be held on October 2nd at 7:00 pm at Skyridge. 

October 8 – Knowledge Bowl Parent Meeting @ 1:30pm

October 9  – Picture Day

October 9 -10 – Parent Teacher Conference

October 14 – Classic Skate Night

October 14-16 – Red Ribbon Week

October 15 – SCC Meeting @ 10:00am

October 17 – 21 – Fall Break

October 25 – Reflections Deadline

Look Within

Please see the following video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjoCIjwKzUo&t=2s

There is a table in front of the office that has the rules and categories for Reflections. 

October 30 – Mountain View PTA Cluster Meeting @ Orem Elementary

October 31 – Halloween

Our school shirts were delivered last Friday.  If you did not get the chance to order one, please see the link below.  

https://oremelementary.axomo.com/admin/campaigns/edit/5ad53bab-77e0-e911-92e9-f1f26428d688

You will be able to order until October 24th, 2019.  The shirts will be available November 5th. When you are checking out, please choose the “Pick Up” option (not the shipping) for delivery.  

We also have OES socks available.  They are $8 per pair. Please see the office if you are interested.  

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Have a great week!

Principal Message – September 24, 2019

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September 24, 2019

Thank you so much to everyone for making our PTA Carnival so fantastic.  There were so many volunteers that spent countless hours making sure that our carnival was successful. 

We have a few items that are in our lost and found left at our carnival – phone, water bottles, cash, sunglasses.  If you are missing anything, please contact the office.

I am excited to inform you that Orem Elementary is not on the SafeUT app.  Please visit this link to learn more about this resource. https://healthcare.utah.edu/uni/safe-ut/faqs.php#

Our Region 9 PTA is sponsoring a parent night on October 2, 2019.  I would like to invite you to the district wide evening with Matt Swenson. Together with the United Way, he created the Everyday Strong program. This event will be held on October 2nd at 7:00 pm at Skyridge. 

PTA EveryDay Strong.pdf

The rest of the week is pretty quiet, however we do have some other community announcements that are coming up.  

There is a community Mental Health Night:  Please see the attached flyers:

MentalHealthFlyer_LehiJuniorHigh Revised 8-26-19 (1).pdf

Community Mental Health Night_Willowcreek (1).pdf

Have a great rest of the week.

Evacuation Drill Reminder-FRIDAY Sept. 20

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September 19, 2019

I’m sending out a final reminder that tomorrow is our Walk to School Day and our Evacuation Drill.

Walk to School Day:

Please see the link for the meeting places. We have teachers meeting at the various markers on the map. The students who plan to meet and walk at 400 South and 1200 West, we will be leaving that spot around 7:35am. Other meeting spots will leave at later times in relation to the distance from the school.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CzyBzXDkgarvzWnfvyvtE4DX5oXho-w4&usp=sharing

I realize that tomorrow’s weather may not cooperate with our Walk to School Day. Our school is a walking school, so we promote Walk to School Day to encourage safety and safe routes to school. Participating in this event is optional. If there is danger with thunderstorms and torrential rains, we understand that walking to school may not be an option tomorrow. Please use your discretion by choosing the safest way to get your child/children to school tomorrow.

We will have Willy the Wolverine, the mascot from UVU as well as cheerleaders from UVU to help celebrate. All of the celebrations will be at the front of the school.

Evacuation Drill:

After the Walk to School celebrations, our AM common day will run as normal. We will have our evacuation drill that afternoon. Parents and guardians should be at the school at 2:00pm (in the back of the school) to pick up their children. Thank you for your patience. Each year we do this, we get better and better.

Thank you for your support. Please make sure your child’s Skyward account it up to date and remember that anyone picking up a child needs to bring a picture ID.

Principal Message – September 18, 2019

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September 18, 2019

Good Morning Parents,

This is a reminder that Friday is a busy day for everyone at Orem Elementary.  We will be having our Evacuation Drill AND our Walk to School Day this Friday. For the evacuation drill, please remember that this is an AM common day.  

All students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school at 8:00am and go home at 2:15pm.  The AM kindergarten students will come at 8:00am – 10:45am and the PM kindergarten students will come at 11:30am – 2:15pm.  Students who are in Mrs. Ridge’s class will ride the bus and come at their regular time. Individual arrangements will be made for the students in Mrs. Ridge’s class.

Friday is also our Walk to School Day.  Please see the link for the meeting places.  We have teachers meeting at the various markers on the map.  The students who plan to meet and walk at 400 South and 1200 West, we will be leaving that spot around 7:35am.  Other meeting spots will leave at later times in relation to the distance from the school. 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CzyBzXDkgarvzWnfvyvtE4DX5oXho-w4&usp=sharing

Friday is also evacuation drill day.  Please review the following:

Teachers and school personnel will evacuate all students to the grass area north of the school in their designated places as grade levels.  They will take role and make sure all students are accounted for.

If this were a real scenario, a phone message and/or email will be sent to parents letting them know about the situation and indicating that they will need to pick up their children.  Friday is a drill, so this email will serve as the notification that parents or emergency contacts will need to pick up their children at 2:00 pm on the day of the drill.

As parents come to the school, they should wait outside the east side of the gates of the school until all students are accounted for.

Parents will then be directed by school personnel in small groups to the location of their child’s grade level.

Teachers will check students out to parents or other adults as designated by the parent on the emergency check-out form.  Only those adults designated on this form (that is on your child’s Skyward account) will be able to check out a student. All adults checking out students MUST bring a picture ID.

When an adult does check-out a student, he/she will sign the check-out sheet provided by the teacher.  The student will then have their hand stamped.

Parents and students will exit through the gates on the upper northeast side of the field.

Our PTA will be selling carnival tickets, please see the following message from our PTA:

OES Carnival Ticket Sales

We are in need of some Volunteers to help sell tickets for carnival. Please click on the link below and fill in where you are able to help. Thank you!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FACAA2AA4F85-oescarnival2

If you have any questions regarding our walk to school day or our evacuation drill, please call the school before Friday.  I would really encourage you to allow your child/children to participate in the drill. It is really important to practice these kinds of drills in case of a real emergency. 

Thank you for your support.