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Principal Message – December 14, 2021

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Our Advanced Learning Lab (ALL) will be testing next month.  Please see this link for more information about testing.

For students who will be in fourth grade next year, the testing will be held at Orem Elementary on January 10, 2022 from 9:15am – 2:00pm.

Students who are in 6th grade and are interested in ALL classes in Jr. High, the testing will be at Orem Elementary on January 24, 2022 from 9:15am – 2:30pm.

Please see the attached newsletters from Hope Squad:

December_Spanish_ParentNewsletter (1) (1).pdf

December_ParentNewsletter (1) (1).pdf

As we continue to be safe and healthy, please see the attached flyer from the district concerning sickness and attending school.

Too sick for school, 12.8.21.pdf

Today we are recording our traditional Christmas Sing.  We will send out a link as soon as we can after all of the recordings are complete.  

Some reminders about this week:

Friday, December 17, 2021 is a minimal day. Students in grades 1st – 6th will come to school from 9:15am – 12:45pm.  All Kindergarten and Preschool students do not have school that day.

The Christmas Break is from December 20th – December 31st, 2021.  School will resume on Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

We have been participating in a ski school program for many years with Sundance Ski Resort.  Our school’s lesson time this year is Mondays January 3, 10, 24, 31, 2022 from 1:30-4:00 PM.  Students need to be checked out from the school and driven to Sundance for each lesson.  

Please read through the attached pre-registration info before registering.  One variation from the attached info is our rental program.  If you need rentals we have a program with Nymans/Saami Ski Shop that rents for 10.00 per week.  


Oremregistrationlinkemail (1).docx

Ski level paper (1).pdf

Preregistration monpmnorent email (1).docx

Please let me know if you have any questions.  

Karen Madsen

(801) 368-8302 (Call or Text)

[email protected]

 We would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday season while you enjoy spending time with loved ones.  

 Have a wonderful week!

Principal’s Message – November 1, 2021

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Monday November 1, 2021

Happy November OES Families!

This month we are focusing on Gratitude.  We are so grateful for our families and students in our school.  The support you give to our teachers and our students is incredible.  Please see the following attachments for some activities you can do at home this month with your child/children.


why-im-grateful worksheet.pdf


This month we have the Reflections Award Ceremony on November 9th, 2021 @ 6:00pm in the gym.  

We will be paying tribute to our Veterans on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021 @ 9:35am.  We will have a flag ceremony in the morning to honor our veterans.

Thanksgiving Break will be from November 24-26, 2021.  

Thank you for your support with our Halloween Celebrations.  Please see the attached link for a video of our classes on Halloween.

halloween parade

Have a great week.

Principal Message – October 18, 2021

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Monday, October 18, 2021

Good Afternoon OES Families,

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 we welcome students back from fall break.  We also begin Red Ribbon Week.  Red Ribbon Week serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities, educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. We will be having some fun activities, pledging to be drug free and some great recess activities. The week will give our students the opportunity to wear different things to support Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday – Turn your back on drugs-Backwards shirt/clothes

Wednesday – Hats off to being drug free-Hats

Thursday – Love yourself! Live drug free-Wear your favorite color

Friday – Saying no to drugs is no sweat-Sweats or PJS

Beginning Monday, October 25th, 2021, the crosswalk on 400 South 400 West, will be moved to 400 South 600 West.  This is due to the construction of the water tank that will be built across the street from the school. The new location of the crosswalk will be the only way for students to cross to and from 400 South.  If your family walks to school and uses the crosswalk, please let your children know that they will need to use the crosswalk at the new location, as the other one will be removed.

If you would like any information concerning the Orem Water Tank project, click on the link:

If you have any questions, please let me know.  

 We are continuing to be cautious about hand washing, sanitizing and making sure touch points around the school are cleaned often to protect our students and staff from COVID.  Please remember to keep your student home if they have a cough, sore throat, runny nose and/or a fever. 

 With Halloween around the corner, we are also being cautious with our celebrations.  We are still planning to have classroom parties, but we will not have a Halloween parade.  Teachers will take pictures of their class, and a compilation of the class pictures will be sent out to parents later that day. (Friday, October 29th, 2021)

 October 20 – Reflections Due

October 20 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

October 22 – Home Reading Prize Day

October 22 – Picture retake day

October 25 – PTA Meeting

It’s getting chilly outside, please remind your child/children to dress warmly and bring their coats for recess.

Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – October 4, 2021

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Monday, October 4, 2021


Welcome to October OES Families,

We have a lot going on this month:

October 4-8 – Book Fair

October 6-7 – Parent Teacher Conferences

October 13th – Minimal Day 

Students in grades 1st – 6th come to school from 9:15am – 12:45pm

Students in Preschool and Kindergarten, so do not attend on minimals days.

October 14-18 – Fall Break

October 19-22 – Red Ribbon Week

October 20 – Reflections Due

October 20 – Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

October 22 – Home Reading Prize Day

October 25 – PTA Meeting

October 28-29 Family Skate Nights – 4:30pm – 8:30pm

October 29 – Halloween Celebration

This week in conjunction with the Book Fair we have Parent Teacher Conferences, please make sure you get the chance to meet with your child’s teacher.  It’s great when home and school have a connection and are working together.

The N-95 masks have arrived from the state.  Teachers will pass these out to their students so each child will receive one.  

The T-shirts from the PTA have arrived, they will be distributed this week.  There are a few extra shirts, with limited sizes.  If you are interested in purchasing one, the PTA will be selling the shirts during parent teacher conferences on Wednesday from 4:00pm – 6:00pm and again on Thursday from 4:00pm – 5:00pm or until the supplies are out.

Don’t forget Reflections are due on October 20, 2021.

Relections poster 2021.pdf

We will have more information on the Halloween Celebration later in the month.  

This October, our school is focusing on Mindset and Focus.  Sometimes finding focus when you are working on something is really hard.  You find yourself jumping back and forth and not accomplishing the task in a timely manner.  If you are interested in a few ways to help improve your focus, please see the attached article:


The following is information from the Utah Parent Night: 

October Parent Night

Understanding the “Why’s” of Talking with Your Child About Their Disability –

How can talking with your child about their disability empower them? In this workshop we will explore the benefits of having an open dialogue with your student about their disability. We will also look at strategies to help your student be empowered to be a participant in their learning and how you can support them as a parent through growing self-awareness, resilience and self-advocacy skills.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

6:30-8:00 pm

Alpine School District Special Education Office

350 North State, Lindon

 Have a great week!