Skip to main content
Monthly Archives

November 2020

PTA Updates – November 3, 2020

By PTA Updates

Dear OES Families,

The following message is from our PTA:

Orem Elementary Parents,

Greetings from the PTA! Just a quick email to keep you informed of some of our needs and plans.

First, we are in need of a few Executive Board members for next year. The wonderful Tamara Bahr has been Treasurer for the last 2 years and cannot fill a 3rd term. We need someone to take up this important position. We also need a President-Elect for next year, who would then be the President the following year. If you or anyone you know might be interested in one of these 2 positions, or in helping out in any way with PTA, please contact one of our Nominating Committee: Paige Gibson – [email protected], Delaina Whimpey – [email protected], or Adria Howse – [email protected].

Second, the PTA is excited to announce a fun new program run through the state – The Walk N Roll Challenge! This is an enjoyable way for the kids to get exercise and win cool prizes. Go to to find out more.

Third, don’t forget to download the BoxTops App to help raise money for our school. The money raised goes straight to the teachers! It’s quick and easy, just scan your receipt every time you go to the store.

Don’t forget to go to to buy OES merchandise and support the PTA.

Last but not least, since we can’t do the Grandparents and/or Special Friends lunch this year, on November 16 or 17 the kids will bring home postcards to send to their grandparent/special friend of choice. Some may be done in class, or partly done in class, but they will need to be finished and sent from home.

Thanks for all you do to help us help your amazing kids!

Brittany Przybyla, PTA Secretary

Principal Message – November 2, 2020

By Principal's Message

November 2, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Cubs, 

Here are a list of events that are happening this November: 

November 11 – Veteran’s Day 

We will have a moment of silence to honor our Veterans

November 13 – Minimal Day

This will be the same schedule as the October minimal day:

Breakfast and lunch will be served. 

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

November 16 – Grandparents/Special Friend Postcard Thank You.  (More information will be coming tomorrow from the PTA)

November 19 – Reflections Award Ceremony

November 19 – Picture Retakes

November 25 – 27th – Thanksgiving Break

Here is some information from our community:

Orem Rec. Center: 2020flyer.pdf

Advanced Learning Lab (A.L.L) Testing –

United Way – Sub for Santa: Sub for Santa Flyer.pdf

For over 35 years, United Way of Utah County’s Sub for Santa has coordinated with local schools and nonprofits to provide gifts for children in Utah County. These gifts include

books, educational toys, and winter clothes. This is a temporary Christmas assistance program that assists families that are not getting help from anyone else.

Sub for Santa goes beyond Christmas. We also help families with taxes, parenting support, and link them to other needed resources. 

Parent Night November Information:

Sensory Processing Disorder And the Holidays 

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30-8:00 

The Holidays can bring a whole new set of challenges for our children who struggle with sensory processing. 

Join us for Parent Night where you will learn:

·      The names and characteristics of the types of sensory processing disorder. 

·      General tools to use for kids throughout the year. 

·      Specific strategies to use for each sense when kids get over-stimulated during the holidays. 

·      Tips on pre-teaching and training with kids, along with specific tools to implement.

Please register to participate virtually:

Questions? Please contact Maria Wiscombe 801-318-1959 or [email protected]

For information on Parent Nights and other upcoming events visit

Facebook at