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February 2022

Principal Message – February 28, 2022

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Good Afternoon OES Families,

This month we have a lot of great things happening and our monthly focus is on Perseverance.  Please see the attached for an article that focuses on helping kids develop perseverance.    

Helping Kids Develop Perseverance Article.docx

February 28 – March 4th, 2022 – Dr. Seuss Celebration – More information below


March 7-10, 2022 – Battle of the Books:  We desperately need volunteers to help with this event, please click the link below if you would like to be involved.

Battle of the Books Volunteers Needed – Sign up here!


Friday, March 11, 2022 – Minimal Day

The hours for a minimal day for students in grades 1st – 6th are from 9:15am – 12:45pm  Kindergarten and preschool students do not have school tomorrow.  

Monday, March 21, 2022 – Maturation for 5th grade students.  Permission slips will be sent home this week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – Chik-fil-A Spirit Night

Monday, March 14, 2022 – No school for students

March 28 – April 1, 2022 – Hope Week – More information will be coming

Dr. Seuss Celebration information:

This week is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday on Wednesday, March 2, and it is Read Across America week.  So for this Cub Crew has some fun activities planned each day this week. We will have dress up days all week with the Cat in the Hat colors.  We’ll also have fun music playing in the morning. We hope you will celebrate reading all this week with us!


All Week:  The lunchroom will be putting stickers on the bottom of trays and will give a treat if students get one.  


1.  Monday we will have an activity at lunch outside on the cement.  Cub Crew will be out there to help you with sidewalk chalk and drawing all the places you can go like in Dr. Seuss’s book Oh the Places You’ll Go.  Or you can draw any other creative things from Dr. Seuss’s books to show your creativity like he did. 


2. Tuesday we will bring around a “Cat in the Hat”, hat for classes to decorate.   It will also be “dress in BLACK day.”


3. Wednesday will be a Dr. Seuss dress up day.  Students can dress up as any Dr. Seuss book character they would like or even just wear silly hats. We will have prizes for the best-dressed students voted on in each class.  We will also have a class prize for the class with the most students participating.  


4. Thursday Cub Crew will be going to classrooms to read a book to the class.  It will be “dress in WHITE day.”


5. Friday we will have some enactments of Dr. Seuss books that Cub Crew is putting together to present virtually.  It will also be “dress in RED day.”

Please let us know if you have any questions.  Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – February 16, 2022

By Principal's Message

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Good Afternoon OES Families, 

Thank you for all the well wishes and kind words that you have shared with me.  Orem is such a fantastic community and I’m really going to miss everyone so much.  I know that Mr. Roque will love being here and working with our students and community.  The following link shares some information about Mr. Roque so you can get to know him a little.

This week we have our Family Skate Night at Classic Skating this Thursday AND Friday..  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Orem ElementaryFamilySkateNight2022 (1).pdf

Lakeridge Jr. High’s PTA is sponsoring a parent meeting presenting “Fight the New Drug” on Thursday, February 24th, 20222.  If you would like some valuable information, please see the attached flyer.

Fight the New Drug.pdf

The following information is from Utah County Health Department concerning back to school immunizations.

Alpine immunization back to school clinic 2-22 final.docx

Looking ahead to next week, don’t forget there is not school on Monday, February 21, 2022 in observance of Presidents Day.  Tuesday, February 22, 2022 there will be no school for students.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.  

Have a fabulous rest of your week!

Principal’s Message – February 9, 2022

By Principal's Message

Dear OES Families,

It is with heartfelt gratitude that I write this email.  For the last seven years, Orem Elementary is where I have called home.  I have learned so much and enjoyed every minute of working with our teachers, students and families.  You have all been so supportive, patient and above all, kind.

Together we have weathered (and are still weathering) through a pandemic.  Although there has been a lot of uncertainty, our community has rallied around each other to offer support.

Yesterday I found out that I have a new work assignment where I will be the new principal for Meadow Elementary in Lehi for the 2022-2023 school year.  Dr. Ryan Rocque will take my place as principal of Orem Elementary.

Until that time, I will continue to work diligently to ensure that our students and teachers have everything they need to finish a successful school year.

As I reflect on my time here at Orem, I do so with humble thanks to our community.  Thank you to everyone who provided guidance, support, encouragement and of course laughter.  I truly love and care for each and every one in our community, especially our students.  I will really miss this school and the relationships that we have grown.  I hope we will be able to keep in touch.

Thank you again, and many good wishes for everyone.

Best Regards,

Andrea Park