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Principal’s Message – April 16th

By Principal's Message

Good Afternoon OES Families,

We are excited for Teacher Appreciation week next week beginning Monday, April 22nd through Friday, April 26th.  The PTA has some wonderful things planned for our teachers.

It is time for School Community Council Elections.  This year we have two vacancies to fill with parent volunteers.  If you would like more information about School Community Councils, you can refer to the following website:

Here is link for information concerning the job descriptions:

If you would be interested in running for a position on Orem Elementary’s School Community Council, please email your name and a short bio that I can include on the ballot.  I will be accepting candidate names to be put on the ballot until May 1, 2019. After May 1, 2019 a ballot will be sent out to everyone for their vote for the two open spots on the council.  Parents will be notified by May 15th of the results.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me: [email protected] or Sharon Faragher our SCC Chair: [email protected]

Other than that, this is a pretty quiet week, however we have some community information below:

April Hope Squad Letter:

Apirl – Parent Newseltter – Hope 4 ut .pdf

Hope4Orem, a non-profit organization that promotes suicide awareness and prevention, and Mountain View Hope Squad are sponsoring a free event featuring youth advocate and social media activist Collin Kartchner on Monday, April 22 at 7pm in the Mountain View Auditorium. All are encouraged to come. Refreshments afterward.

collin karchner poster.pdf

Utah Parent Center: April Parent Night

April parent night flyer.pdf

Orem Rec. Center Information



Have a wonderful week!

Principal’s Message – April 9th

By Principal's Message

Good Afternoon OES Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break.  This month is pretty quiet. Our Celebration of Arts Assembly will be Monday, April 15, 2019. We will have performances from our school choir, orchestra and our ballroom team. We will also have a display of artwork from the students in our school.

Thanks to Mrs. Hancock, Mr. Winters and Mrs. Heaton, we are able to have a great representation of the arts in our after school programs.  If your child will be in 4th – 6th grade next year and is interested in ballroom, please see the following attachment.

EB registration 2019-2020 .docx (1).docx

Also, if your child is interested in any of these programs for next year and money is a concern, please let me know.  Our goal is to give students as many opportunities as possible.

I would also like to give a big thanks to Stephanie Scott and Sean Seastrand for organizing and getting our art program up and running.  Also, thank you to all of the parent volunteers who serve as art docents and help make this program a success.

We will celebrate our teachers during “Teacher Appreciation Week” the week of April 22nd – April 26th.

Please check the lost and found for anything your family may be missing.  We have a ton of jackets and this week is supposed to get cold.

Registration for 5th grade students for Clear Creek for this summer begins tomorrow.  If you are interested, please see the following attachment.

Clear Creek Parent Flyer 2019 (1).pdf


Thank you for all you do for your children.  Have a fabulous week!

Principal’s Message – March 11th

By Principal's Message

This week is our Battle of the Books Week.  Students will be battling all week with our final battle on Friday.

This Thursday, March 14th is Book Buddies.  Students are welcome to come with a special adult to read and have a treat either in the morning from 7:30am – 8:00am or that evening from 6:00pm – 6:30pm.  All students MUST be accompanied by an adult. Please see attached flyer:


Please see the events scheduled for this week as we celebrate Dr. Suess’ birthday all month:

Dr. Seuss Month.docx

Week of March 11: Wacky Wednesday Week – Read lots of Dr. Seuss and other fun picture books

– We’ll have a fun Pin the Hat on the Cat Game at lunch time

– Like the book, we’ll have our own Wacky Wednesday and dress wacky like Dr. Seuss characters or even just wear a wacky hat like the Cat in the Hat.

Congratulations to our Ballroom Team, they placed 2nd overall in the competition that was held at BYU!

Our 5th/6th grade team for Knowledge Bowl competed this weekend, we are still waiting for the results to see how we did.  More information will be coming.


Have a great week and thank you for all you do for your children and out school.

Principal’s Message – March 5th

By Principal's Message

Dear OES Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful long weekend.  March is a full month of great activities.

March 4 – No School

March 5 – PTA Meeting @ 1:00pm

March 8 – Maturation for 5th/6th grades @ 10:00am

March 11 – 15 – Battle of the Books

March 14 – Book Buddies

March 25 – 29 – White Ribbon Week

Dr. Seuss’ birthday was Saturday, March 2, 2019.  We have decided to celebrate the entire month of March.  Please see the attached flyer for detailed information.

Dr. Seuss Month.docx

Last week, your child received login information for Reflex Math.  This computer program helps students learn and reinforce math facts.  This program was purchased for the entire school using Trustlands funds and is a great tool to help our students master basic facts.

The following is information from United way.  The link below will take you to United Way’s site and information about the Resilience Handbook.

Direct Link to the handbook:


The following information is from the Utah Parent Center:

March Parent Night

Thursday, March 28 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

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

Maria Wiscombe

Alpine District Parent Consultant

Utah Parent Center

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067

Have a great rest of the week!