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February 2020

Principal’s Message – February 18, 2020

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February 18, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Families,

I hope you all had a nice and relaxing long weekend.  This is a pretty quiet week. We are just looking forward to next week’s story telling. 

The following is some community information you may be interested in:

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Principal’s Message – February 10, 2020

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February 10, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Families,

This week is our Hope Week. We kicked off this morning with a fantastic assembly with Alex Boye. He spoke of finding the good in everyday life and never giving up. He shared some videos of his songs, sang with the students and was a great inspiration for us all.

This week we will have different challenges each day for students and each day an activity:

Tuesday: Hope Squad kids play with other students at recess and write messages of hope with sidewalk chalk around the playground.

Wednesday: Extra Lemon Drop Wednesday with the principal and Hope Squad kids will visit each class.

Thursday: Mountain View’s Hope Squad will be here during lunch and lunch recess to talk to and play with the kids in our school.

Friday: During lunch, Hope Squad kids will be outside the lunchroom for all students in the school to write about how they can brighten others’ (or their own) days on paper lemon drops. We will hang these outside the lunchroom.

Valentine’s Day is Friday. Classrooms will celebrate individually, please ask your child’s teacher if you have any questions.

Don’t forget that next Monday, February 17, 2020 is President’s Day and there will be no school.

The district sent out information regarding the snow make up day stating that the make up day will be on April 6, 2020. It is an early out Monday, but also the day before Spring Break begins. We realize that many families may have already made plans for this day. If your child is planning to be absent that day, please let the office know as soon as possible.

Please see the attached flyers for the February Hope Newsletter:

February_Wellness_Newsletter_for_Parents_Hope4Utah.01.pdf

Spanish_Feb_Newsletter.01.pdf

The following if from the Utah Parent Center:

Keeping It Under Control 02.27.2020.pdf

Have a great week!

Principal Message – February 4, 2020

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February 4, 2020

Good Morning OES Families,

I hope you enjoyed your snow day yesterday.  We are waiting to hear if/when we have the make up day, more information will be coming from the district soon.

The following is a list of events for the month of February:

Feb. 3-7 – Box Tops Drive

Feb. 5-6 – Parent Teacher Conferences

Tomorrow, February 5, 2020 and Thursday, February 6, 2020 we will have student led conferences for parents.  Come and celebrate what your child is/has been learning. What this means is that you don’t need to sign up for a time to attend with your child, you can come anytime between 4:00pm – 5:30pm and then from 6:00pm – 7:30pm on both days.  Teachers will be having dinner from 5:30pm-6:00pm. Please do not come during this time so that teachers can enjoy their dinner. 

Feb. 4-7 – Book Fair

The book fair is also this week.  It will be in the media center and will be open the following times:

Tuesday, February 4th – 9:00am – 4:00pm

Wednesday, February 5th – 9:00am -7:30pm

Thursday, February 6th – 9:00am – 7:30pm

Friday, February 7th – 9:00am – 1:00pm

We are still looking for a few volunteers, please see the following link if you can help:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4baba82ea7fd0-orem1

Feb. 7 – Storytelling Festival Kick Off

Because of the snow day yesterday, we had to reschedule our storytelling kick off assembly to Friday at 12:30pm.  Our resident storyteller, Randy Evensen will be sharing his talents with our students. 

Feb. 10-14 – Hope Week

Next week – is Orem Elementary’s Hope Week.  We will have our kick-off assembly on Monday.

Feb. 24 – Family Skate Night

Feb. 25-28 – Storytelling Festival

The following is information from the Parent Center about the February Parent Night:

February Parent Night

Thursday, February 27 at 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Special Education Office Conference Room

350 North State Street, Lindon

 Keeping it Under Control: Self-regulation strategies

Simple usable strategies that can be implemented at home and in other settings to support your student in developing self-regulation skills. Additionally, how to generalize these skills across settings to increase skill independence.

-Recognition of feelings/emotions: zones of regulation

-Parent strategies to support students regulate

-Independent student strategies: mindfulness, self awareness and self management

 Pre-register at https://utahparentcenter.org/events/

 Open to all parents who have a student who is struggling, on a Section 504 Plan or an IEP.

Childcare is not available.

Questions? Please contact Maria Wiscombe, Utah Parent Center Consultant, at [email protected] or 801-318-1959

 Have a great week!