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Principal Update – October 5th 2020

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October 5, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Families,

This week is our Parent Teacher conference week.  If you haven’t signed up for a conference time either in person or virtually, please contact your student’s teacher ASAP.

We have many items in our lost and found.  Please have your child check the tables out in front of the office to see if they have any items.  If you are attending Parent Teacher Conferences in person, please take a quick look to see if you can find any lost items.  

Just a reminder about picture day on October 13th and 14th. 

October 13th – Grades Kindergarten – 4th grade – and all online students

October 14th – Grades 5th – 6th

Siblings can get their pictures taken on November 19th on our picture makeup day.  More information will be coming closer to the date.

https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/50224

October 14th – Minimal Day

Don’t forget about our online Book Fair – it is available until October 14th. 

The following is information from our PTA:

Tonight is our Family Skate Night. Don’t forget to wear a mask. Please see the attached flyer.

Orem Elementary 2020 (1).pdf

The PTA will be present during parent teacher conferences from 4:00pm – 7:30  They will be selling masks,($6 each), lanyards ($3) yearbooks ($10, price for yearbooks will go up after parent teacher conferences) and memberships ($5).  

Thursday, October 8th, we will be having a Spirit Night at Handel’s Ice Cream. Handel’s will donate 20% of sales between 2:00pm – 10:00pm for anyone who mentions Orem Elementary when they order.  SPIRITNIGHTOREM.pdf

Reflections due date is October 13th. 2020 Reflections Poster (1)_0 (2).pdf  Instructions for Reflections online (2).pdf

If you want to get a head start on the words for our Spelling Bee, here is a link to the word list.  The Spelling Bee will be held at the end of January.  2021 study list.pdf

Box Tops – If you have any physical Box Tops, please send them to school this week.  Right now there are a couple of ways to support our school by collecting Box Tops.

BOX TOPS CLIPS ON PACKAGES

You can still clip them and send them to school.  Physical Box Top clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store.  Send your clipped Box Tops, along with any unexpired clips you may have at home, to Orem Elementary. 

SCAN YOUR RECEIPT

No more clipping. Tap the scan button and snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase

For more information, please visit the website: https://www.boxtops4education.com/How%20To%20Earn

Hope for Utah Newsletter for October is attached: Spanish_newsletter.pdf   October_Wellness_Newsletter_for_Parents_Hope4Utah_1_.pdf

Here’s to a great Parent Teacher Conference week!  Have a great evening.

Principal Message – September 28, 2020

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September 28, 2020

Good Morning OES Cubs Families,

The following dates are a heads up for events that will be coming:

October 1st – 14th – Online Book Fair – Please see attached flyer.

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October 5th – Family Skate Night – Please see attached flyer. Orem Elementary 2020.pdf

October 7-8(4:00pm – 7:30pm) – Parent Teacher Conferences

Because of COVID we are taking as many precautions as possible.  Teachers will be sending out sign-up information on Wednesday of this week.  We have two options for our conferences:

1 – In Person – parents can choose an in person conference with their student’s teacher.  If you choose this option, we ask that only one parent or guardian be present.  We also ask that you leave your children at home.

2 – Virtually – If you choose to meet with your child’s teacher virtually via google meet.  Please contact your child’s teacher to set up an appointment, they will then send you a link to the meeting on your scheduled date and time. 

October 13th – Deadline for Reflections -The deadline to submit your project is October 13th, 2020.  Please see the attached flyers for more information.

2020 Reflections Poster (1)_0 (2).pdf

Instructions for Reflections online (2).pdf

October 13th – 14th – School Picture Day – Please see the following link

https://inter-state.com/FlyerEntry/50224

October 14th – Minimal Day – Minimal Days will be 4 times during the school year.  

Our first one will be on October 14th, 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

School Breakfast and lunch will be served.  

October 15th – 19th Fall Break – There will be no school.  Enjoy your break.

October 20th – 23rd – Red Ribbon Week – More information will be coming soon.

 The following is a message from our PTA:

Utah PTA, in partnership with Utah National Guard, will have their annual essay contest for Military Families! The three winning students in Elementary School, Middle School /Junior High, and High School from Military Families will be honored and receive a valuable cash prize! 

https://www.utahpta.org/files/docs/Veterans%20Concert%20and%20Essay%202020.pdf

Orem Elementary masks and lanyards are finally here. You can still purchase them today through the Orem Elementary PTA store: https://oremelememtary.new.memberhub.store/store. All masks are child-sized. 

We’ll pass out all pre-purchased masks behind the school tomorrow from 8-9:20. We will not be selling masks in person until out Parent Teacher Conferences, so online is the best way to guarantee you have them.

The following is community information:

Alpine School District and Utah Parent Center Parent Night 

Thursday, October 22, 6:30-8:00

Impulse Control: What is it and How do we Get it? 

Presented by Karen Fairchild, LCSW

Some children struggle to slow down enough to think through an urge to do something. They feel an urge to act and before they, or anyone else knows it, they’ve acted out in spite of predictable negative consequences.

This Parent Night will focus on: 

  • Helping children recognize impulses

  • Developing plans for slowing down their reactions

  • Becoming motivated to practice skills.

Please register at https://bit.ly/2RR0av6 to participate virtually. 

Questions? Call Maria Wiscombe (Utah Parent Center Parent Consultant for Alpine School District) at 801-318-1959 or email at [email protected]

https://sites.google.com/utahparentcenter.org/asdparentresources

Have a great week!

Principal’s Message – September 22, 2020

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September 22, 2020

Good Morning OES Families, 

I just wanted to give you a heads up about the minimal day coming up.  On October 14th, 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

School Breakfast and lunch will be served.  

A reminder about Reflections: The deadline to submit your project is October 13th, 2020.  Please see the attached flyers for more information. 

2020 Reflections Poster (1)_0 (1).pdf

Instructions for Reflections online (1).pdf

Have a great rest of the week!

Principal Message – September 14, 2020

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September 14, 2020

Good Afternoon OES Families,

We have only a few items of business today. First of all, thank you to all of our families that turned in your library and home reading books this summer. We are still missing around 100 of our home reading library books. We are just about to get our Home Reading program going, but we are missing so many books. Will you please look around your home to see if you have a home reading book that you could return to us? The cost to replace a home reading book is $10 per book.

If your child has a home reading book that was not returned, it will result in a delay of when they will be able to take home another book from our Library.

We appreciate all of your help.

Our PTA Reflections program is upon us. The deadline to submit your project is October 13th, 2020. Please see the attached flyers for more information.

2020 Reflections Poster (1)_0.pdf

Instructions for Reflections online.pdf

The following dates are a heads up for events that will be coming:

October 7-8 -Parent Teacher Conferences, more information will be coming

October 13th – Deadline for Reflections

October 13th – 14th – School Picture Day

October 15th – 19th Fall Break

October 20th – 23rd – Red Ribbon Week

Thank you for all of your support and help.

Have a wonderful week!

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