Principal Message – November 23, 2020

By November 24, 2020Principal's Message

November 23, 2020

Good Morning OES Families,

This is a short week at school, but a long weekend is coming up.  I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to our OES community. I am so grateful to be able to work among such wonderful people.  I love walking the halls of our school and seeing the great teaching that is being done by our teachers, witnessing the countless hours of dedication and hard work they put in for our students.  It is impressive, to say the least, about the amount of concern for each child to have the best educational experience possible.  

I am also grateful for our entire staff.  Our secretaries keep our office humming, organized and positive, our custodial staff keeps our building clean and sanitized, our lunch ladies are kind, good hearted and professional, and our aides add support to our entire school in one form or another.  We have a pretty polished culture within our school thanks to everyone’s immense support.

I would also like to thank our parents for supporting and trusting us with your children. Your patience and dedication to your children, as well as the support you lend to the school makes for a winning formula.  The old African proverb of: “It takes a village to raise a child” proves true through research and daily interactions with one another.  As we support one another in our endeavors our goals are more easily achieved.  

Finally, I want to thank our students.  They have been excellent examples of wearing masks – even when they don’t want to.  I love seeing their bright happy faces in our school. The stories they tell me, the lessons I learn from them and the hard work they put in everyday is inspiring.  Our students are the heart of the school and the part that makes my job the best in the world.  

One last thank you to our supporting businesses.  Just today, Hive Real Estate Collective donated $200 to our school.  They have a program where they donate money to our school when they help with a home sale or purchase.  Thank you so much.

Last Thursday, we had our Reflections Awards Recognition.  It looked a bit different this year, but we had a lot of wonderful entries.  Please see the attached video.

If you are interested in having  your child tested for the ALL (Advanced Learning Lab) program, please see the following link:


If you are interested in participating in the Sundance Ski School Program this year through OES, please read through the attached flier.  If you would like to register, please contact Karen Madsen for a registration link.

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Karen Madsen

[email protected]

(801) 368-8302  (call or text)

United Way has a program to help with Christmas.  Please see the attached flyer.  

Sub for Santa Flyer (2).pdf

In years past, Orem Elementary teachers have donated money for some of our families to help with Christmas.  We are doing that again this year, just on a much smaller scale.  Sometimes, families in our school have asked about donations.  If you would like to make a donation to help some children in our school with Christmas, you can donate money to the Alpine Foundation, Orem Elementary Christmas Fund.

Have a safe and healthy Thanksgiving Break. (No School Nov.25-27).

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