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Principal’s Message – February 25th

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Good Afternoon OES Families

February is about over, and spring is on the way.

We have had some great things to celebrate this month.

  1. Congratulations on both level 1 and level 2 teams taking gold ribbons on Saturday and qualifying to go to BYU!

  2. Our Storytelling festival was very successful.  We would like to congratulate our winners: Eleanor Taggart and Addilyn Whimpy.  They will advance to the district Storytelling Festival in March.

Don’t forget, tonight is our Family Skate Night at Classic Skating from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

Other than that, this is a quiet week.

Please check the lost and found for any lost jackets, coats, mittens or other items that may be missing.  Also, please remember that anything your child brings to school could get lost. This last month we have had cell phones lost/stolen.  If your child needs to bing a cell phone, the phone should be turned off while at school. Students are welcome to ask the office or their teacher to hold the phone during the day to make sure they are safe and then pick them up after school.

Students should not be using phones during school hours, if they need to make a call, they are welcome to use a school phone.  Cell phones are prohibited on the playground and cannot be used to take pictures or record anyone at school. If a student is found using their school phone in any of these ways, it will be taken away and a parent or guardian will need to come to the office to pick it up.  If a cell phone is used in this way at school, it infringes on the rights of other students. If you have any questions on this policy, please let me know and I can explain further.

The following is information from the Utah Parent Center and the February 28th meeting:

February flyer.pdf

Office:  801-318-1959

Spanish Speaking: 801-272-1067


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Principal’s Message – February 5th

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Good Morning OES Families,

We look forward to seeing everyone this week during our Student Led Conferences.  These will be held on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The hours are 4:00pm – 5:30pm and then from 6:00pm and wrapping up at  7:30pm. This is an open house format where students celebrate their learning with their parents. There are no scheduled appointments.

The month of February has a few fun activities.  The final school storytelling assembly will be on February 22, 2019.  We also have our family skate night at Classic Skate on February 25, 2019.

Remember that there is no school on Monday, February 18, 2019 in honor of Presidents Day.

We celebrated 100 days of school last week, and with the school year more than half-way complete, this is a good time to remind everyone about the parking lot pick up and drop off zones.  Please be cautious when dropping off and picking up your student and drive slow.

I have attached a copy of a map that shows the flow of traffic for drop off and pick up areas at our school.  The arrows in red are where cars are able to drop off and pick up their students. This lane is for quick stops and cars should not be left unattended at any time.  If you need to come into the school, please park in the parking stalls and use the crosswalk.

The arrows in blue are for drive through only.  Please do not stop to pick up or drop off your student(s) in this lane.

The orange area is the bus zone.  We only have a couple of busses that transport children in our special class, but the USDB school (located in the trailer west of the school), has several vans and small busses that use the bus zone.  We cannot have any vehicles parked or idling in this area.

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It is important that we all work together and DRIVE SLOW in the school parking lot to keep our students safe.  We don’t want children running across busy streets, not using the crosswalks and seeing speedy drivers through the school zones – these are all safety hazards and accidents can be avoided if we all slow down and follow the precautions.

We look forward to seeing you all this week.  ​​​​​​​

Principal’s Message – January 14th

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Good Monday Afternoon Orem Elementary Families,

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  This week we have our SCC and our PTA meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019

SCC Meeting – 10:00am

PTA Meeing – 1:00pm

The final Spelling Bee will be on Feb. 1, 2019.  For all of the students who would like to participate, please see the attached list of spelling words.


Jan. 23, 2019 is our Teacher Appreciation Supply Drive: Please see attached flyer

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Don’t forget that there is no school next Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The following are a few reminders and some community information:

Pre-School Information

2019-2020 Inclusion Preschool Flier.pdf

January preschool flyer (1).pdf

Transition Information

Transition Conf. flyer.pdf



Lacrosse Information

Westlake Youth Lacrosse.pdf

February Parent Night Information:

February Parent Night

Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:30-8:00

Alpine School District Special Education Office, 350 North State Street, Lindon

Tips for Increasing Cooperation –

Join us to explore some easy-to-implement tricks and tips to help increase the chances of your child’s:

  • Compliance,
  • Cooperation and
  • Listening to your requests.

Open to all parents who have a student who is struggling, on a Section 504 Plan or an IEP.

Questions? Contact Maria Wiscombe, Utah Parent Center Consultant in Alpine School District at [email protected] or 801-318-1959.

Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – January 7th

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Happy Monday!  I hope everyone’s holiday break was restful and reinvigorating.

Here is a quick run down of what is happening this month:

Jan. 15 @ 10:00am -SCC Meeting

Jan. 15 @ 1:00pm -PTA Meeting

Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day – No School

Jan. 23 – Teacher Supply Day (See attached flyer)

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Jan. 28 – Feb.1 – Hope Week and Spelling Bee Week

The final Spelling Bee will be on Feb. 1, 2019.  For all of the students who would like to participate, please see the attached list of spelling words.


During ‘Hope Week”, (Jan. 28 – Feb.1) we would like to have every student paint a rock with a word of hope on it.  These rocks will be placed out front in our rock garden.  We have had the paint donated by Lowes and now we are looking for river rocks.  If anyone knows any resources for some inexpensive river rock, please let me know.

Parents, please send a warm winter coats, gloves and shoes with your children to school.  We monitor the air quality and temperatures very carefully. We do not send students out to recess when the temperature (real or “feels like” is under 20 degrees) and/or if the air quality is not acceptable.  Students with individual needs can work out recess time with their teachers. It is really important that students dress warmly for recess. I your child is in need of a warm coat, please let me know.

The Utah State Board of Education posted information on each school’s performance data.  You can see how our school did by clicking the following link:

I am grateful to be able to work with such a wonderful community of students, teachers and families.  Thank you for all that you do to contribute to our school.

The following is community information:

“HOPE4OREM and Strive Behavioral Health & TMS are sponsoring a Mental Health & Suicide Awareness open house for individuals and families on Thursday, January 17 from 6-8 PM at Strive Behavioral Health (2520 N. University Avenue, Suite 250B, Provo).

The purpose of the open house is to share information and resources with the community on how to talk about mental health issues with loved ones and provide resources that can help those who are struggling or are in crisis.

HOPE4OREM is recognized by HOPE4UTAH and is a support and resource to the local Hope

Squads in our schools and the community of Orem City.“


Have a Great Wintery Week!