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Principal Message – September 28, 2020

By September 28, 2020Principal's Message

September 28, 2020

Good Morning OES Cubs Families,

The following dates are a heads up for events that will be coming:

October 1st – 14th – Online Book Fair – Please see attached flyer.

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October 5th – Family Skate Night – Please see attached flyer. Orem Elementary 2020.pdf

October 7-8(4:00pm – 7:30pm) – Parent Teacher Conferences

Because of COVID we are taking as many precautions as possible.  Teachers will be sending out sign-up information on Wednesday of this week.  We have two options for our conferences:

1 – In Person – parents can choose an in person conference with their student’s teacher.  If you choose this option, we ask that only one parent or guardian be present.  We also ask that you leave your children at home.

2 – Virtually – If you choose to meet with your child’s teacher virtually via google meet.  Please contact your child’s teacher to set up an appointment, they will then send you a link to the meeting on your scheduled date and time. 

October 13th – Deadline for Reflections -The deadline to submit your project is October 13th, 2020.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.

2020 Reflections Poster (1)_0 (2).pdf

Instructions for Reflections online (2).pdf

October 13th – 14th – School Picture Day – Please see the following link

October 14th – Minimal Day – Minimal Days will be 4 times during the school year.  

Our first one will be on October 14th, school will be shortened for grades 1st – 6th.  Preschool and Kindergarten students will not come to school, but will have opportunities via email optional at-home activities developed by the district curriculum department.

The schedule for students in grades 1st – 6th is as follows:

Early Birds – 8:00am – 11:30am

Later Gators – 9:15 – 12:45pm

School Breakfast and lunch will be served.  

October 15th – 19th Fall Break – There will be no school.  Enjoy your break.

October 20th – 23rd – Red Ribbon Week – More information will be coming soon.

 The following is a message from our PTA:

Utah PTA, in partnership with Utah National Guard, will have their annual essay contest for Military Families! The three winning students in Elementary School, Middle School /Junior High, and High School from Military Families will be honored and receive a valuable cash prize!

Orem Elementary masks and lanyards are finally here. You can still purchase them today through the Orem Elementary PTA store: All masks are child-sized. 

We’ll pass out all pre-purchased masks behind the school tomorrow from 8-9:20. We will not be selling masks in person until out Parent Teacher Conferences, so online is the best way to guarantee you have them.

The following is community information:

Alpine School District and Utah Parent Center Parent Night 

Thursday, October 22, 6:30-8:00

Impulse Control: What is it and How do we Get it? 

Presented by Karen Fairchild, LCSW

Some children struggle to slow down enough to think through an urge to do something. They feel an urge to act and before they, or anyone else knows it, they’ve acted out in spite of predictable negative consequences.

This Parent Night will focus on: 

  • Helping children recognize impulses

  • Developing plans for slowing down their reactions

  • Becoming motivated to practice skills.

Please register at to participate virtually. 

Questions? Call Maria Wiscombe (Utah Parent Center Parent Consultant for Alpine School District) at 801-318-1959 or email at [email protected]

Have a great week!